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First Time Homebuyers On: What We Wish We Knew Before Buying — Real Life Advice

Before you've done something, it's pretty hard to know what you don't know. When it comes to the complicated, terrifying steps required to buy your first home, there's a lot of opportunity to not know. First-time home buyers Tiffany and Alan Goldstein bought a cute, chic Austin bungalow — and learned a few things about buying a home in the process. READ MORE »

So, What's a Pre-War Apartment? — New York Style

If you've ever searched for an apartment in New York City, you've probably heard the term "pre-war" before, but are you familiar with what it means? Pre-war apartments refer to buildings that were constructed before 1939 (AKA those that were built before World War II began). READ MORE »

#37: To Brass… Or Not To Brass?

In this episode we’re talking about what women “should” and “shouldn’t” have around the house (Sherry’s guilty of at least one!) and we’re diving deep into the question of metal finishes. Should they all match within a room? How about...Show More Summary

A Bright Detroit Rental Loft Full of Local Pride — House Tour

Name: Lori Location: Downtown — Detroit, Michigan Size: 1,195 square feet Years lived in: Rented 1.5 years Lori's downtown Detroit apartment is a good example of a space that appreciates functionality and modernism, but still manages to be a warm, welcoming home. Show More Summary

(More Than) Three's Company: Suzanne Somers' Palm Springs Pad Is for Sale — House of the Day

Come and knock on her door: Suzanne Somers is selling her lovely Palm Springs home for $14.5 million. READ MORE »

How Not to Be Miserable at Work: 3 Lessons I’ve Learned Being My Own Boss

It's been more than three years since I quit my day job and dove into freelance writing full-time. Being your own boss sure has its perks (hello, afternoon naps), but it's not all gravy all the time. I've learned many lessons over the...Show More Summary

Your Favorite Designers at Home: The Heralded Alvar Aalto's Unassuming Helsinki Abode

Alvar Aalto, the Finnish architect and designer of the ubiquitous 3-legged stool (that spawned a perhaps even more ubiquitous IKEA knockoff), was also the creator of a lovely, very modern and yet very cozy, home on the outskirts of Helsinki. Show More Summary

Legendary Architect Frank Gehry to Teach a MasterClass on Design

They always say, learn from the best. Well, it doesn't get much better than living legend Frank Gehry, who is teaching an online MasterClass this spring on architecture and design. READ MORE »

A Cozy, "Southern Eclectic" Nashville Home — House Tour

Name: Kaitie, Tyler + cats (Jolene, Bruce, and Robin) + dog (Trae) Location: East Nashville — Nashville, Tennessee Size: 1,540 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned California natives Kaitie and Tyler wanted a change of pace, and Music City fit the bill. Show More Summary

Before & After: Small Changes Made a Big Difference in This Little Kitchen — Sweeten

(Image credit: Sweeten) If you've ever found yourself a bit dismayed by a remodel, where the homeowners took a perfectly serviceable kitchen and subjected it a complete gut renovation, then this project is for you. Instead of starting...Show More Summary

Build a Better Bedroom: How to Get The Look of These 4 Awesome Rooms at Home

(Image credit: Jenna Peffley for My Domaine) When gazing upon the better bedrooms the internet has to offer, it's easy to get discouraged—even bitter: "Sure, my bedroom could look like that if I had a five-figure pillow budget!" Grumble...Show More Summary

Is Nokia Making a 'Smart' Move Bringing the Dumb Phone Back?

Do you miss the days when phones were for calling people, batteries lasted more than four hours, and the only distraction available was playing Snake? Good news, luddites, because Nokia is bringing back their beloved 3310, the dumb phone to end all dumb phones. READ MORE »

Netflix's The OA Will Be Back For a Second Season — Stream Team

(Image credit: Netflix) In December, Netflix gave us a present in the form of mystery thriller The OA, a new original series announced just four days before it premiered. Well, the streaming service recently confirmed that the show will be back for another season. READ MORE »

The Stubborn Person's Guide to Sunday Meal Prep

The concept of prepping all your meals at once so you don't have to worry about it during the week? Awesome in theory—until you think about all the time and energy you have to put into doing it over the weekend instead. READ MORE »

5 Sublime Treehouse Hotels for Your Next Tree Hugger Vacation

istock/swissmediavision For your next vacation, channel your inner child and stay at one of the many treehouse hotels catering to nature lovers While you may think treehouse hotels are simply a figment of your inner-child imagination, they actually do exist. Show More Summary

A Super Small Studio Apartment in Beijing — House Tour

Name: Becky Lane Location: Sanlitun — Beijing, China Size: 300 square feet Length lived in: 1 month, rented Not many Beijing residents would be brave enough to make over an entire apartment, much less in 10 days and with a tight budget. Show More Summary

Judy Ross Textiles and Hable Construction For Garnet Hill Are Here To Add Artistry To Your Bedroom

Garnet Hill is a go-to destination for home and apparel, especially for quality bedding and bath items. And already in 2017, two new designer collections recently launched on the site and in their catalog that are set to add serious style to your space. READ MORE »

Show It Off: Super Easy (& Beautiful) Ideas for Displaying a Quilt

Quilts are made to be enjoyed, but if you don't want to subject them to wear and tear—and frequent laundering—as bedding, hang them from the wall so they can be admired safely. These ten hanging methods will ensure that your quilt survives for generations to come. READ MORE »

5 No-Fail Ways To Avoid Buyer's Remorse While Thrift Shopping

(Image credit: Marlen Komar) There's something about a dress that costs less than a latte that makes you forget all your years of training. You've spent decades doing field work on sales floors and clearance racks; gathered data behind...Show More Summary

We Bet You'll Kalsarikannit This Weekend, Even If You've Never Heard Of It Before

Move over, hygge: the Danes and their happy cozy lifestyle don't have a monopoly on fun words any longer. Thankfully, a new Scandinavian term has come to our attention, and trust us—you already do it. READ MORE »

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