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How to Properly Light a Bathroom

As with the kitchen, the bathroom is a "work room," and therefore one of the most important spaces in the home to get lighting right. They also tend to be smaller than all the other rooms in our home, and don't have as many (or as large) windows. Show More Summary

2,700 Year Old Phoenician Shipwreck Discovered — Design News

A 2,700 year-old Phoenician shipwreck was discovered off the coast of Malta. The oldest shipwreck to be discovered in the Mediterranean, it is also notable because historians know so little about the Phoenicians and their ships. READ MORE »

Style Inspiration: Wallpaper in the Bathroom

As mentioned in this post by Adrienne, wallpaper can be a good way to brighten bathrooms — especially tiny windowless ones. If you are thinking of testing your wallpaper skills, here are 10 wallpapered bathrooms to get you inspired. READ MORE »

10 Helpful Checklists For a Well-Stocked Home

These checklists will keep you prepared for any situation - Houzz The top 6 excuses for home clutter - Real Simple Another new residential building replaces an event venue - Curbed The shocking truth about those Ikea home photos - HuffPost...Show More Summary

Before & After: The "We Had NO Idea" Kitchen Makeover — Renovation Project

Renovation by: Sarah Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota I'll admit this up front: We had NO. IDEA. what we were getting into when we started demolishing our dining room wall back in November 2012. READ MORE »

A Historical Love Letter About Making a Home Together

Our homes are built out of objects, love, and memories, but it's easy to forget how often they are also built on fantasies. We imagine the things we'd like to have, dream about the people who will be with us, and fantasize about the richness of life that will take place within our four walls. Show More Summary

Perforated Brick Entrance Screen Defining Fairbairn Road House in Australia

Taking on the challenges of a narrow site, Inglis Architects designed and developed Fairbairn Road House in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The project showcases a simple architectural language of masonry, timber and stone, with emphasis on the front facade: “The house presents itself to the public and does not seek refuge behind a fence. Show More Summary

See the French Chateau Where Brad and Angelina Tied the Knot

It's finally official - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are married! The couple secretly tied the knot on Saturday, Aug. 23, at their home in Provence, France. Not just any home, Chateau Miraval is a stunning vineyard estate that spans 500 hectares of land. Show More Summary

Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz' Beverly Hills Home for Sale — Design News

Luuucy, I'm hooooooome! A 1920s Spanish-style house, once owned by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, is for sale. The 14,440 square foot, 7 bedroom/6.5 bathroom place is on the market for $6.985 million. READ MORE »

Wearable Chair Isn’t a Chair Until You Need to Sit Down

The Chairless Chair from Swiss company noonee is a hard-working exoskeleton-type accessory that relieves the physical pressure of a workday spent mostly standing up. Standing for eight or nine hours a day can do major damage to your muscles, bones, and nerves, but having a stool to sit on isn’t practical in a lot of […]

Thrift Store Supplies: DIY Projects to Make from Old Leather

Leather is one of those luxurious DIY materials that produces expensive-looking projects and feels good to work with. The secret to getting really soft leather, without spending a pretty penny? Look for those old, ugly overstuffed sofas that have seen better days, and which can be found in thrift stores for super cheap. READ MORE »

7 Last-Minute Vacation Planning Tips to Get the Most for Your Money

Post by Maressa Brown. If you're not at all prepared for pumpkin spice coffee drinks and changing leaves, you're not alone. In fact, plenty of us plan on snagging our last ditch chance at beach time ASAP. An estimated 34.7 million Americans plan to travel this Labor Day weekend, according to the Auto Club AAA. Show More Summary

Coco Chanel's Advice as a Decorating Mantra: "Take One Thing Off"

Wise words transcend genre and industry. Iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel was probably thinking of bracelets and baubles when she famously said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” But good advice is good advice, and this minimal-minded mantra works just as well for an apartment. READ MORE »

10 of our Best Bathroom Makeover Project Posts — Roundup

Do you, like me, have a "before" bathroom and dream of an "after?" These projects we've rounded up give hope to all of us, whether our makeover intentions are slight or extreme: READ MORE »

Interns Turn Your Craigslist Posts into Brilliant Ads — Design News

Started by advertising interns, Classify is a new agency that wants to help you sell your stuff on Craigslist. They take your sad listing for that used couch and turn it into a thing of beauty— for free. READ MORE »

Not Getting Enough Sleep? Sit Near a Window During the Day

There are plenty of reasons you may not be getting a good night's rest: you're sleeping with your phone, you're a bedtime procrastinator or your bedmate snores or hogs the covers. But maybe it's because your daytime workspace is just too dark. READ MORE »

Stark, Sharp & Minimalistic Interiors By Oporski Architektura

The team at Oporski Architektura is dedicated to the serenity of minimalist design. In the three interiors presented here, we will see the many ways in which the designers are able to play with just a few simple colors and use creative lines and shapes to make each home, and each room in the home, […]

Get in the Right Mindset for a Truly Clean & Organized Living Room

While you can never go wrong falling back on the old adage, a place for everything and everything in its place, it can be tricky to apply to the living room. It's a room we tend to want to look (unrealistically) "magazine worthy," but it's also heavily lived in. Show More Summary

Chasing Waterfalls

That’s right. You can call me T-Boz. Let’s talk about our new shelf in the laundry room, which is sporting a sweet arm band waterfall edge and some light natural stain. We deviated from our usual mocha stain choice because we were inspired by a few rooms we’ve seen with light cabinets and tile mixed […]

Before & After: A Crusty Cabinet Gets a Marine-Inspired Makeover

We all need a friend like Bethany. She recently took on this DIY project for a friend and her family. This damaged heirloom was almost beyond restoration, but Bethany found a way to make it sail once more. READ MORE »

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