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Master the Mix: How To Combine Mismatched Multiples (So They Don't Look Crazy)

Nick and Rachel's Creative Warehouse Loft If you're more mix-it-up than matchy-matchy, listen up. We know you like to break the rules, but there are still a few basic guidelines to mastering a cool, goes-together look that has just the right amount of clash. READ MORE »

Scotland's New Housing Tax is First in 300 Years — Design News

Scotland's regional Parliament approved the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax earlier this month. The new tax, the first in 3oo years, goes into effect in April. Meant to reduce inequality, the tax won't apply to Scots purchasing the cheapest housing, and will raise taxes on real estate purchases an average of 56%. READ MORE »

Luxurious Modern Interior Scheme Uncovered by The Appealathon House in Australia

Appealathon House in Perth, Western Australia is a compact modern residence developed by Australian home builder Grandwood by Zorzi. The architectural language of the project is defined by simple lines, order and proportion. A minimalist...Show More Summary

Blend Masculine and Feminine Design Like a Pro

The Everygirl takes us inside Natalie Chong's Toronto home - it's a design-lover's dream! We all "bring work home with us." It's 2014: Technology is a necessity and unfortunately, most often, there isn't a divide between personal and professional life. Show More Summary

A Gallery of Minimalist Kitchens

If you like sleek, pared-down modern interiors, you'll love these 12 kitchens. With simple color schemes, minimal detailing and just the right amount of texture, these spaces prove that sometimes, less really is more. READ MORE »

This Halloween-Inspired Decor Is More Stylish Than You'd Think

5 rooms inspired by your favorite '90s Halloween films - HuffPost Home 14 absolutely key decorating strategies - Sunset 10 DIY Fall wreaths that beat any welcome mat - Real Simple Expert strategies for every step of a successful renovation...Show More Summary

Designing For The Shadows

It's said that traditional Japanese architects designed their buildings around where the shadows would fall, not where the light would land. As a design approach, the ability to plan for and see negative space as important as positive is fascinating to me. Show More Summary

Finding Focus: Choose Your Room and Do the 10 Minute Mindful Makeover — The Style Cure: Assignment #3

We've spend the first two assignments of the Style Cure thinking about, discovering and gathering images of things we like in general, but today, we're about to get much more specific. It's time to commit! Go for it and decide exactly...Show More Summary

The 7 Deadly Sins of DIY

If only DIY efforts were always smooth sailing. Nope, we've all undertaken home projects that don't go our way. Suddenly we find ourselves with a hammer in hand one weekend, with plaster crumbling around us, and our visiting in-laws due at the door any second. Show More Summary

The MTA Celebrates 110 Years with Vintage Trains — Design News

The first MTA trains started running 110 years ago, and today the subway celebrates. Vintage low-voltage trains will run from 11 am to 3 pm between 42nd Street - Times Square and 96th Street, departing on the half hour. READ MORE »

Built by You: Simple Yet Super DIY Furniture Projects for the Bedroom

If you like basic, stripped-down furniture, without pomp or circumstance, then take a look at these five project ideas. These are the basic of basic - nothing fancy or high falutin’ — and usually made of just plywood or unfinished wood. Each project comes with instructions on how to make them yourself. READ MORE »

5 Lovely Homes in Poland with Soft, Feminine Elements

Successful interior design does not draw gender lines, but there are certainly elements that most would consider more soft and feminine. These five homes, from Polish-based designer Monika Rogsuz, manage to use lovely, soft design features without coming across as overly saccharine or frilly. The results are spaces that bring in lovely colors, plenty of […]

Shipping Container Home Blooms to 3X its Original Size

The Dwell from G-pod is a plucky little home that can triple its original size and uses every bit of interior space intelligently.

Kai and Dan's Lovingly Restored Brownstone Flat — House Tour

Name: Kai Avent-deLeon and Dan Solomito Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant; Brooklyn, NY Size: 900 square feet Years lived in: 4 years Kai Avent-deLeon (pronounced Kai-E) is no stranger to the homes that have put her Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood on the historical record of architecture and design. Show More Summary

Black Ceilings: Do or Don't?

Black tends to be a bit of a polarizing color for interiors: we've written about black walls, black kitchens, black bedrooms, and each time the response is either love or hate. But what about... black on the ceiling? READ MORE »

Five-Bedroom Residence Near Toronto Unveiling Luxurious Living: 166 The Kingsway

An intriguing play of geometric shapes and exterior finishes defines 166 The Kingsway project, a modern house located near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom dwelling is currently on sale, listed at approximately...Show More Summary

Before & After: A Functional Update for a Cramped Kitchen

Before: The old kitchen, facing towards the utility room. This Park Avenue apartment, while blessed with features that a lot of New Yorkers would kill for, like a gorgeous roof terrace, also had a problem common to a lot of older homes: a cramped, oddly shaped kitchen that was a bit of an afterthought in the original floor plan. Show More Summary

Samsonite Brings Back Hartmann Luggage — Design News

Two years after buying the luxury luggage brand, Samsonite is reviving Hartmann. A favorite of some past presidents and pop culture icons Don Draper and James Bond, Samsonite hopes Hartmann can grab some luxury market share from Longchamps and Louis Vuitton. READ MORE »

Mind Readers? Your Dog and the Science of Understanding Emotion

Jacey & Grant's Modern Eclectic House Your dog just gets you. He celebrates with you when you're happy, he curls up in your lap when you're sad. It's like he can read your mind. Nope, not your mind. Your face. READ MORE »

SPONSORED POST: Celebrating Home: Heather Throws a "15th Anniversary in NYC" Party — Sponsored by Shutterfly

You remember moving to your city, right? Do you remember your first night there? The place you ordered in from three nights in a row because your kitchen was still in boxes? Your first apartment, which was perfect because it was yours? Heather couldn't believe it, but she was about to hit her 15th anniversary of moving to New York. Show More Summary

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