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How to Become (and stay) a Successful Interior Designer

It’s not all fabrics and fun. Unfortunately, some enter into the field of interior design with little knowledge  of what the daily grind of a designer is really like. While part of the job certainly involves playing with fabrics, colors...Show More Summary

Decorating Tricks to Steal from Stylish Scandinavian Interiors

What is it with those Scandinavians, anyway? Maybe all the time they spend inside during those long northern winters helps to account for the fact that everyone in Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway has an absolutely perfect home. Show More Summary

Home Habits: 21 Days to Becoming an Early Riser

David's Sentimental Gentleman's Loft I'm dying to be a morning person. Although it's a bit like trying to fit a round peg into a square hole, I know that this habit would help me have productive, peaceful days and would by extension make my home much more pleasant. Show More Summary

Alternate Uses for Everyday Kitchen Items You Might Not Have Thought Of

Repurposing or upcycling household items has become sport on the internet, but it's only worth doing if it looks great or works even better than before. Here are eight such examples of ordinary things from the kitchen given new life or a new twist: READ MORE »

S’mores Pencil is Reminiscent of Summer Camping Fun

This pencil in the shape of a marshmallow on a stick is sweetly reminiscent of a summer campfire.

Before & After: Boring Studio to Beautiful Family Home

Ok, so here's a fun one. I know you guys love seeing transformations that involve entire rooms, and especially entire apartments, and this 'before' was particularly bleak. It's not the worst we've ever seen, but it is a perfect example of the kind of soul-deadening blandness that afflicts NYC postwar apartments. Show More Summary

A 2 Bedroom Flat in Kiev with Sleek Contemporary Features [Includes Floor Plan]

With 198 square meters (2131 square feet) available, plenty of design work went into creating this open and vibrant two bedroom loft in Kiev. The space was designed by the architecture and design team at Ukrainian-based Soesthetic Group. Although there are plenty of fashionable and even trendy elements in use – such as white painted […]

Laura & James’ Principles of Design — House Tour

Name: Laura and James Location: Heritage Hill; Grand Rapids, Michigan Size: 920 square feet Years lived in: 3.5 years; owned Laura and James’ home is a study in scale, balance, repetition and continuity. Artwork is carefully staggered on the gallery wall across from the kitchen. Show More Summary

Yard on Theodore Payne tour blooms with native plants, trees, memories

Eight years ago, Kathy and Andrew Russell's frontyard was like many of the gardens in their Brentwood neighborhood — monopolized by grass.

Fess Up: What Are You Embarrassed To Buy & How Do You Deal With It?

There are things we purchase for our homes and for ourselves that are...sensitive. Perhaps they're private or maybe they're totally common yet still somehow embarrassing. (We don't all have an Anna to send off to purchase our contraception...Show More Summary

Complex Montana Glass Home Embedded in a Dreamlike Natural Landscape

The Montana Glass Home, painstakingly rendered by Cutler Anderson Architects, is a great example of modern construction. Glass walls, tapered columns and a floor plan that flows as gracefully as the river in front, make it hard to distinguish indoors from outdoors. Show More Summary

5 Ways to Avoid Decorating Mistakes in a New Home

Meg & Joe's "In Full Bloom" House Tour Ah the excitement of a new place to live. All those rooms to arrange with furniture! All those walls to fill with art! All those opportunities to make mistakes and encounter mishaps! Avoid that last one by heeding the advice in this post before you start drilling, dragging and decorating. READ MORE »

10 Audiobooks to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

How do you make it through big projects like top-to-bottom spring cleaning? One of our favorite ways is to download a few new audiobooks to listen to while tackling big tasks. Just in time for spring cleaning, is offering...Show More Summary

Alice, How Do I Find a Good Roommate? — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Dear Alice, I am looking for a roommate so I can hopefully save some money and buy a condo. I am 26 years old and past the "party" phase of my life. I take great pride in my living space and having a clean bathroom relaxes me. I need...Show More Summary

10 Stylish Drink Stations Your Outdoor Party Needs

Whether you're planning an outdoor wedding or a backyard BBQ, a stylish drink station will get guests mingling while also doubling as decor. With so many creative ways to display your beverages, there's an idea for every occasion. Here are 10 we can't wait to try this season!

Pub-Sheds: The New Backyard Trend?

During one of the epic snowstorms this winter, I saw a bar carved into the snow by a couple of neighbors on the nightly news. It was pretty impressive and I wanted one. Now, pub-sheds seem to be making their mark in backyards around the globe. Is this the new craze for yards with enough space to accommodate them? Will this take over the man cave basement bar? READ MORE »

L.A. designers debut new work at AD Home Design Show in New York

Nearly a dozen emerging Los Angeles furniture and decor designers will introduce their latest products -- and make their debut -- at Made, an exhibition that is part of the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show, which is open to the trade and public from Thursday through...

Starbucks To Test Delivery to Empire State Building — Design News

Good news: You can get your triple no-foam latte delivered—if you work in the Empire State Building. Starting later this year, Starbucks will test delivery service in Seattle and New York, with the iconic skyscraper as the initial site. You can order through the Starbucks website, eventually transitioning to its mobile app. READ MORE »

How To Avoid Getting Bored with Dinner — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 5 Simple Habits That Keep Me from Getting Bored with Dinner READ MORE »

7 Pieces All Vintage-Lovers Should Have in Their Home

If you break for antique malls, get up early for flea markets, and start your day by browsing Chairish and Etsy, then you're probably a vintage-lover. If you want to know if your penchant for vintage home shopping has risen to the next level, read on and see if you have these seven vintage-lover must haves in your home. Show More Summary

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