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The Best Cleaning & Organizing Rules I Learned from My Mother

Cynthia's Sunny Accents Now that I have my own home and family to care for, the things my mother taught me about cleaning are not only valuable because they came from her, but because they are nuggets of wisdom probably passed down through more than two generations. Show More Summary

Alexander Wang Designs $8,800 Beanbag Chair — Design News

Alexander Wang is the latest fashion designer to design furniture. His three piece capsule collection for the Italian design company Poltrona Frau debuts in February, and includes a $8,8oo leather beanbag chair and a bar cabinet that's $18,500. READ MORE »

Before & After: From Christmas Color Nightmare to Fresh Family Home — Professional Project

Project by: Ash Bradbury Design Location: Durham, North Carolina When I received the photos from a client in North Carolina of the house she and her husband were considering purchasing, I cringed. The kitchen looked like a mushroom-induced attempt on Christmas (I know, strange description. Show More Summary

Jessica & Zak's Bright & Bold Brooklyn Apartment — House Call

Name: Jessica & Zak Location: Brooklyn, New York My husband Zak and I have a 1200 square foot home in Brooklyn, New York. We are both creative people (I am a designer and art director, he is a cinematographer). We love industrial, modern and traditional styles and our home is an eclectic mix of these things. READ MORE »

5 No-Fail Tips for Uncluttered Counters All Year Long

Erin's Warm & Wood-Wrapped Austin Budget Bungalow Countertop space is precious, and clutter stands in the way of glorious, wide-open spaces that help you function in the kitchen. When stuff is everywhere, you have to move it every time you wipe the counters. Show More Summary

Lauren Conrad's The Little Market Debuts Olive Wood Collection — Design News

Lauren Conrad's globally-focused The Little Market launched their olive wood collection this week. Made by artisans in developing nations, the durable (and beautifully striped) serveware ranges from $10 to $46. READ MORE »

Game-Changing Advice for Tiny Apartment Dwellers — Apartment Therapy Video Roundup

Kim & Scott's Fresh Reverie Sometimes being happier at home is less about changing your home than changing your mentality. These three videos contain some game-changing advice for people living in smaller spaces: ways to change the way you think about and live in your space to make yourself happier right where you are. READ MORE »

Vickiann's Bold Black & White Victorian-Inspired Bathroom Remodel — Rennovation Project

Renovation by: Vickiann of My Crappy House Location: Ronkonkoma, NY You may remember Vickiann from her amazing "real" brick wall she added by herself to her house to give it some seriously awesome architectural character. She's back with a redo of a sad bathroom that is now bold and black and white! READ MORE »

Dani and Dave's Scandinavian Minimalist Home — House Tour

Name: Dani, Dave & Freddy (4 years old) Valentine Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: 4 years; owned The Valentines live in Coquitlam, British Columbia which is about 25 minutes outside of Vancouver. Show More Summary

Before & After: Vintage Sofa Gets a Girly Glam Makeover

Many might have passed over this sad vintage sofa, but not Janet. She had glam plans for this junk shop find, including a BIG seat refresh: READ MORE »

15 Clever & Unusual Ways Magazine Holders Can Organize Your Life

Brittany & Brittany's Bright Wicker Park Apartment Magazine holders — whether metal, cardboard, wood or some other material — aren't just for corralling your issues of Dwell. Get creative and clever to use a magazine holder in just about every room of the house to make your life a little more organized this year! READ MORE »

7 Ways to Make Your Bookcases Better & Better

Bookcases are a design staple, and a part of most households at some point in time. What if there was a way to take these furniture staples and make them fresh again? Here are seven ideas to rethink this standard storage, and put them to use in new ways... READ MORE »

Home Feeling Claustrophobic? Add Airiness With These 5 Elements

via Domaine Home Unless you live in the middle of nowhere, venturing out into the world can be a claustrophobic experience of overwhelming stimuli, people and things getting way too close for comfort. When you get back to your home, you might be aiming for a space that lets you take a deep, refreshing breath. Show More Summary

3 Tiny Tweaks To Make Your Living Room More Functional

Vivian & Leonard's Converted Loft in Oakland You may be just a few adjustments away from making your most-used room your best-loved room. These ideas are easy to implement and could be the final fall-into-place piece your space needs to really sing. READ MORE »

New Travel Site Whimsy Helps You Book the Cheapest Trips to Exotic Locales — Design News

If you're looking to explore, Whimsy is the travel site for you. The new London-based startup combines cost savings with macro weather patterns (to prevent accidental rainy season booking) to help you find the cheapest flights to off-the-beaten-path destinations. READ MORE »

Where Can I Find Small, Upright Living Room Chairs? — Good Questions

Q: I know lounge chairs are popular for a reason. However, sometimes I don't want to be wedged in by a seat that slopes back, or have my chin practically to my chest because the back leans. Sometimes I want to sit up while still using the backrest, with my feet fully on the floor and my knees level with my hips. READ MORE »

Forest-Edge Child-Friendly Family Home in Denmark

Rising next to a forest’s edge, this child-friendly family home in Aarhus, Denmark, invites the green surroundings inside throguh a series of openings, skylights and mesmerizing floor-to-ceiling windows. Designed by C.F. Møller Architects, the home simply known as Villa R occupies a generous lot near a forest. Show More Summary

How to Make Your Home Feel Light and Airy

Found: the home that epitomizes California living. At the base of the Hollywood Hills lies a light and airy apartment filled with a mix of contemporary and Asian-inspired pieces. After one look at the home's color-saturated upholstery,...Show More Summary

Every Fashion Lover's Fantasy: An Extra Bedroom Turned Dream Dressing Room! — Professional Project

Project by: Jerrica Zaric Interior Design Location: United States It's every fashion lover's dream to have a large, functional closet to store their great collection of shoes, clothing, makeup and accessories. So, when my fashionista...Show More Summary

Hotels Are Offering 50 Shades of Grey Packages for Valentine's Day — Design News

Pop culture juggernaut 50 Shades of Grey is hitting theaters on Valentine's Day, and hotels are looking to cater to the super fans with themed packages. The Edgewater, a hotel featured in the series, is including a day rental of a Spyder...Show More Summary

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