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Which Cities Have the Dirtiest Hotels? — Design News

A survey of booking portal Hotel.info's 6 million users has determined which cities have the cleanest and dirtiest hotel rooms. Tokyo topped the clean list, with a score of 8.93 of 10, with Warsaw coming in second. For dirtiest, Rio de Janeiro was the worst with 7.29 of 10, followed by London at 7.52. READ MORE »

How Can I Hide Old Mantelpiece Mirror? — Good Questions

Q: My new apartment is a wonderful former-flophouse in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Almost all of it has been renovated and the building managers decided to leave in the antique fireplace to add to the charm of the apartment. While I love the fireplace, I absolutely hate the old built-in mirror... READ MORE »

The Enchanting Story of the Little Red Lighthouse

If you happen to look down at just the right moment while speeding across the George Washington Bridge, you may spy a flash of red, a plucky little structure that pre-dates even the bridge itself. You, my friend, have spotted the Little Red Lighthouse. So just what is this super-cute, colorful lighthouse all about? We investigate. READ MORE »

Make Your Own (Better!) Pumpkin Spice Latte — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? How To Make Pumpkin Spice Lattes (Even Better Than Starbucks!) READ MORE »

Quick Tip #41: How to Clean & Polish Stainless Steel

Every well-run home is teeming with tricks and shortcuts to keep it humming along. We're sharing our best quick tips — for cleaning, organizing and repairing stuff at home — to save you time and money. Click through for today's helpful hint, and links to tons more... READ MORE »

There's an Ocean in This Kitchen Island — Design News

Here's one way to make a statement in the kitchen: turn your island into a giant saltwater aquarium. Designed by Robert Kolenik, the aquarium is L-shaped, and hides storage, plumbing, and a mechanism that lifts the counter for easy aquarium maintenance. READ MORE »

Setting Up Home: 5 Ways to Make a Lovely Bathroom from our House Tours

The bathroom is, rather unfortunately, one of the last rooms we think of when it comes to style and decorating. Perhaps it's because we probably spend the least amount of time here, or maybe it's that it seems so functional— but it doesn't have to be this way. Show More Summary

The Secrets to Being the Perfect Host

A how-to guide on welcoming overnight guests - Houzz This ornate Victorian home is a must see - Curbed 5 unexpected things that keep your home from looking spotless - HuffPost Home Savvy secrets for saving money on a remodel - Remodelista Clever!...Show More Summary

10 Clever Ways to Use Stock Kitchen Cabinets (Throughout the House)

Turns out that stock cabinets are good for something beyond the kitchen. By modifying unfinished, or white, cabinets you can create pseudo-custom pieces designed specifically for your space— without the need to hire someone to build something especially for you. Show More Summary

10 Perfect Canisters for Kitchens, Bathrooms & Laundry Rooms — Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide

You may not notice it on a daily basis, but the labels all over your shelves and counters could be contributing to visual clutter around your home. It's time to get rid of labels once and for all and replace temporary bottles and boxes with these elegant and sturdy jars and canisters. READ MORE »

Stylish Scandinavian Apartment in Murmansk

The reality of any living space is often quite different from the pictures presented in books on on blogs. In this Scandinavian apartment, from designer Denis Krasikov, has the distinction of looking lived in while still appearing picture perfect. For more regular updates from Home Designing, join us on Facebook. If you are reading this […]

Flat Spoon: Polygonal Measuring Tool Reduces Kitchen Clutter

A single piece of inexpensive, durable polypropylene folds into various volumes of measurement depending on the way you hold it. The Polygons Measuring Spoon by Rahul Agarwal employs biomimicry to shift into spoons in a range of sizes, inspired by the way the carrying capacity of the human hand changes based on the way it’s […]

Inspired By James Leland Day

I always like to peek in on what my friend James Leland Day is up to on his website. He has a few new style stories on his site that inspired me today to take a country drive. James is an American professional Style Director and Interior Designer who lived in Paris for years and who […]

Mix Up Your Look with Black Subway Tile

Subway tile is everywhere. I would say it's having a moment, except that subway tile never really went away. It's a classic. Of coure, most of the subway tile you see in kitchens and in bathrooms is white — like the tile you see on, well, the subway. But lately I've spotted a few instances of black subway tile, and I'm intrigued and I want to know more. READ MORE »

Check Out This 3D Printed Concrete Castle — Design News

A Minnesota man has entered a whole new world of 3D printing—designing and printing a concrete castle. The Disney-worthy dream is 161.5 square feet, yet his next goal is to print a full livable home in one piece. READ MORE »

Messy Cool: 15 Bohemian Kitchens

Most kitchens are very utlitarian space, all efficiency and shiny surfaces. But these kitchens have a little something extra, a certain je ne sais quoi. Open shelving, plants, interesting textures, vintage appliances — all these things help to give these kitchens a nonchalant, bohemian vibe. Open Slideshow READ MORE »

Darlene's Art-Filled Riverside Ranch — House Tour

Name: Darlene Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 23 years; owned Darlene lives in a ranch on the north side of Grand Rapids, within walking distance of Riverside Park. The neighborhood’s wide, winding...Show More Summary

Weekend Project Assignment: Organize Your Medicine Cabinet

There are few things as satisfying as needing something, going to where you think it should be, and finding what you needed right where it belonged. The Apartment Therapy Weekend Project is all about tiny, bite-sized tasks you can tackle on the weekends that will make your life better. Show More Summary

The World's Most Beautiful Shower Enclosures

Unless your bathroom is big enough to have a completely open shower, with water spraying gloriously all over the place, having some kind of enclosure is sort of a necessary evil. A lot of modern bathrooms solve this problem with frameless shower doors, which are so lovely and minimal that it's almost like they're not there at all. Show More Summary

This Water Bottle Squishes to Fit in Your Pocket — Design News

Despite being 300 to 10,000 times more expensive than tap, Americans buy 1,600 bottles of water every second. A UK entrepreneur started Ohyo, a company that makes a bottle that holds 500 mL and when empty, collapses, accordion-style, to fit in a pocket or small bag. READ MORE »

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