Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Lifestyle / House & Home / Popular

18 Things All Great Party Hostesses Know

Source: Getty / Cultura RM/Mark John Throwing your own holiday party this year? We partnered with Pier 1 Imports on this post that shows you how to effortlessly entertain your guests. No need to run yourself frantic before throwing your next party. Show More Summary

POPSUGAR Shout Out: Tech Toys and Accessories That Won't Break the Bank!

Fun tech gifts for $50 or less - Tech Which supermarket truly has the best deals? - Smart Living Kate Middleton's not afraid of making a fashion statement - Fashion Vital information for your everyday love life - Love & Sex 20 perfect...Show More Summary

Tie Up Loose Ends & Take Your "After" Photos — The Style Cure: Assignment #20

Here we are, with just enough time left to tie up any loose ends, touch up the paint, adjust that slightly crooked frame, fluff the pillows and then take some fantastic "after" photos to compare to the "befores" you took all the way back on Day 3. READ MORE »

Washbasin Turns Into a Suitcase for the Dedicated Traveler

My Bag is a washbasin that holds all of your bathroom stuff - and then comes with you wherever you go.

Where Celebs Live in New York — Design News

Up for a little star spotting? Rental listings site Rentenna has updated their map of celebrity homes in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Additions from last year's list include Leonardo DiCaprio's new health-centric condo and Lady Gaga's move from LES to Central Park South. READ MORE »

Good Design by Lassen

Have you ever played “Spot the ____” when you look at blogs, on Pinterest, or in deco mags? Oh my god, try it sometimes, it’s such a riot! Like try “Beni Ourain Rugs” or “Jonathan Adler pottery”, “Eames chairs” or “Tulip Tables”! Trust me, it’s addictive. One thing you’ll see in almost every Danish home […]

Design Trend: A Gallery of Bold & Innovative Mirrors

Lighting has been big in recent years, with designers using new technology and materials to create uniquely-designed lamps, chandeliers, and sconces that are endlessly creative and beautifully sculptural. Now it seems like mirrors are...Show More Summary

Cool Gifts & Gadgets for the Tech Lover on Your Christmas List

It's rare to be surprised anymore by new innovations coming out of the tech industry. After all, it's not been that long since our phones were wired. But if you want to surprise the serious tech heads in your family this holiday season, you need to check out these seriously innovative items: READ MORE »

Before & After: A Fresh Kitchen Makeover for $500 — Brooklyn Berry

If you've ever done a kitchen makeover or thought about it and did a little research, you know that things get really pricey, really fast (I can speak from experience). READ MORE »

IKEA's New Collection Takes Inspiration from Mid Century IKEA — Design News

IKEA has debuted the ÅRGÅNG collection, using pieces pulled from the retailer's archives from the 50s through the 70s. The mid century vibe takes form in 26 limited items, including furniture, textiles, lighting, and tableware. READ MORE »

8 No-Fuss Tips to Spruce Up Your Guest Room For the Holidays

These quick tips will make your guest room the comfiest spot - House Beautiful How to serve Thanksgiving with style - Sunset Ditch your drapes for natural sunlight - Houzz 10 things every living room needs - HuffPost Home A beginner's guide to feng shui - Real Simple The new way to heat your home - Remodelista 3 pretty designs to fold your dinner napkins for parties - PureWow

Ikea's New Collection Is a Midcentury-Lover's Dream

For Ikea's latest Argang collection, the company dug through its archives from the 1950s through the 1970s to re-create some of its old faithfuls – and boy are we glad they did! The result? Twenty-six products that look like they were plucked from a Scandinavian antique store. Show More Summary

Long Overdue: The Microwave Needs a Nickname

Ever the romantic gift-giver, I recall with utter clarity the Christmas my father gave my mother a microwave oven. The year was 1984. Its inaugural run was a bowl of water (how's that for cautious?) How is it that thirty years laterShow More Summary

5 Redecorating Steps for the Recently Consciously Uncoupled

Suzannah & Jason's Did-it-Themselves Townhome Breakups are hard. It doesn’t matter if you were the dumper or the dumpee, if you hyperventilate at the thought of your ex, or if you are firmly resigned. Either way, if you once lived as a couple, you now need to dismantle the evidence of the home you worked to create together. Show More Summary

Italy’s Tiniest Home is Just Bigger Than a Walk-In Closet

This 75 square foot home was rescued from abandonment and rehabbed into a beautiful retreat.

Better Together: Using Black & Green in Every Room of the House

Here's a color combo we can't get enough of lately: emerald green and black. Like any good couple, they're just a little bit better together: the green livens up the black, and the black sets off the jewel tones in the emerald and helps it really shine. Here are ten of our favorite examples. READ MORE »

Alice, Can I Ask My Guests To Bring Cash Instead of Beer? — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Dear Alice, I love to entertain but I’m pretty short on funds these days and buying all the supplies I need to cook what I (and my friends) love to eat is taking a toll on my (limited) bank account. I usually just ask people to bring...Show More Summary

Super Heroes & Villains Look Like Old Painted Portraits — Design News

French photographer Sacha Goldberger has taken everyone's favorite comic book characters and treated them like Renaissance figures. For example, Catwoman wears a hoop skirt and poses with her starch collared kitty, while the Joker casually drapes his leg over the antique chair. READ MORE »

IKEA's New "Greatest Hits" Collection: ARGANG Limited Edition Vintage Archive Updates

We just got the news that IKEA is launching a limited edition collection called ARGANG which includes "greatest hits" selections of furniture and accessories from throughout their 70 year design history. We've got pics and prices for all the pieces, so jump below for an updated blast of IKEA's stylish past... READ MORE »

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC