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MUJI Designs A Minimalist Prefab House — Design News

Love MUJI's minimalist Japanese aesthetic? Check out the brand's new prefab home, a slender three-story split level completely devoid of interior walls and doors. There's lots to love about the simple beauty of this small home, designed for the dense urban landscape of Tokyo. READ MORE »

Ghosts in a Jar

Post by Kat Bouska. We are spooking things up this month with ghosts in a jar! This craft seems like just the type of easy Halloween-inspired home decor that I might enjoy! The idea is to glue a floating ghost on the inner lid of a mason jar using hot glue, a wooden spool, a wooden knob, and a lollipop stick. Show More Summary

How Much Did it Cost to Install Your Polished Concrete Floor? — Reader Intelligence Request

We regularly ask readers to share how much they spent on a given item, service, project, or upgrade in the home. We hope this information proves helpful to anyone needing to get a basic sense of how much something costs, and how much you can expect to pay. Today's Question: How Much Did it Cost to Install Your Concrete Floor? READ MORE »

Kitchen Confidence: Home Cooking Tips from Kelsey Nixon — October Maker Talk

We were incredibly lucky to have the lovely Kelsey Nixon as our headlining guest for October's Maker Talk. With a long list of accomplishments behind her— full-time mom, cookbook author, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and uLive starShow More Summary

Nate Berkus Gives This Oprah Star a Surprise of a Lifetime

OWN's spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant proves that being on Oprah's payroll doesn't necessarily mean you have the house of your dreams. After suffering a series of heartbreaking events years ago - including the death of her daughter and a divorce - Iyanla lost her house as well. Show More Summary

A Case of Furniture Déjà Vu

The other night I was perusing Craigslist and saw an image that took me back decades; a listing for a bed included a photo of its platform. It looked like a piece of pegboard with an orange and white sticker indicating that it was "Westnofa Furniture, made in Norway." It was furniture déjà vu, and I knew that platform from my childhood. READ MORE »

World's Tallest Twin Towers Planned for Dubai — Design News

There's a massive new development planned for the Dubai waterfront, and it includes what would be the world's tallest twin towers. The project will create 39,000 homes and 22 hotels. READ MORE »

Guess Which Celebrity Is the New Kid on This Multimillion-Dollar Block?

Trulia takes us inside this action star's new dream home, and the photos are incredible! Bruce Willis just bought a stunning, picturesque home in Bedford, New York, for $9 million! The actor and his wife, Emma Heming, were spotted looking at properties in the area, as first reported by the local Poughkeepsie Journal. Show More Summary

Increase Your Color Confidence in 5 Minutes — The Style Cure: Assignment #6

Today's assignment is a quick one. Five minutes of reading and you're done, but the color concepts you'll learn will start you thinking in the right direction when it comes to color for your room. It's time to gain some confidence for your upcoming design choices - you can do this AND you'll do it well - but it's important to feel prepared. Show More Summary

The 1970s Meet the 2010s

I've been hitting 1970s decor inspiration hard. I love all the wicker, textiles, wood, plants, and natural-toned goodness that it had to offer. But even for those who aren't as smitten with the era, the 1970s can give you a dose of inspiration that reads more modern than kitsch. Show More Summary

Emily & Aaron's Condo: Tiles Tiles Tiles! — Renovation Diary

Our new bathroom tiles! Name: Aaron and Emily Choi Type of Project: Full remodel, including the kitchen and two bathrooms Location: La Jolla, California Type of building: Condo; 1300 square feet The Renovation Diaries are a collaboration...Show More Summary

The Secrets to Creating a Fun and Lively Playroom For Kids

Adults will want to lounge in this space too - Houzz 6 ways to get the cabin-woods vibe around your home - Sunset There's nothing scary about this Amityville Horror house - Curbed 8 last-minute ways to welcome Halloween trick-or-treaters...Show More Summary

Leader of the Pack: Backpack Stays On + Swings to the Front

21 hours agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

You can swing this backpack around to your front to access your stuff without ever taking it off.

Oslo Approves New Edvard Munch Museum — Design News

After years of funding and location debates, Oslo's city council has approved plans for an Edvard Munch museum in the Norwegian capital. It will cost about $430 million, and construction will begin next year and is estimated to be completed in 2019. READ MORE »

Bring the Outdoors In: 15 Inspiring Nature Murals

Have you ever considered bringing your favorite natural scene into your own space to enjoy all year round? Wall murals and huge scale nature art can be a bit tricky, since there's a wide selection of options of varying quality. If you're inspired to create a beautiful indoor retreat, check out these examples of the look done right. READ MORE »

Best and Worst U.S. Towns for First-Time Home Buyers (PHOTOS)

Post by Maressa Brown. Whether the economy is up or down, the American Dream of becoming a home buyer remains the same. Many still see buying their own home as the ultimate freedom and point of pride, even as the process has become challenging,...Show More Summary

10 Color Theory Basics Everyone Should Know

Most of us aren’t interior designers by trade and that’s okay. Whether you think of interior design as an enjoyable hobby or a necessary evil that helps keep your home looking presentable, sometimes it can be tough to understand the industry lingo. Show More Summary

Jessica & Matt's Vivacious Home — Apartment Therapy + Aphrochic Remix House Tour

Today's tour is the newest in a collaborative series curated by Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason of Aphrochic for Apartment Therapy. They handpicked homes from around the world to share that capture the culture and style that they celebrate...Show More Summary

5 Kiev Apartments with Verdant Vertical Gardens and Other Natural Elements

With sleek lines and neutral color palettes, modern design can sometimes stand in stark contrast to surrounding nature. However, when a designer like Anton Biytsev is able to take the most important tenets of modern beauty and bring in natural elements as well, it can really bring a space to life. The five Kiev apartments […]

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