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Before & After: Basement Turned Bright Master Suite

Inside a bright master suite that used to be a basement - Houzz How to fake clean your house for company - Real Simple Must see: 38 absurd celebrity home amenities - Curbed 14 reasons why life is better on a houseboat - HuffPost Home Step...Show More Summary

Travel the Globe With Your Favorite Designers

Imagine your favorite designer picking your next vacation spot. Now imagine that designer packing your bags with a curated collection of local trends and destination must haves. Check out Destination Style by ShopStyle and Tablet Hotels, and discover curated shops from fashion tastemakers inspired by their favorite Summer travel spots. Show More Summary

The Best Summer Party Ideas — Better Homes & Gardens

It's already out on newstands, but it's also online now... Check out the lovely summer bash I put together for Better Homes & Gardens. Full of friends and family, it features decor tips, good pics and my three things you need for a great party. Show More Summary

Gorgeous Event By Bash Speciality + Rock Paper Square

I found out about Bash Speciality a few days ago when I received a comment from them on one of my posts, so I had to click on their link to check them out since the name Bash just sounded so fun and party-like – and I was right. Bash Speciality is a rental company specializing […]

Can You Help Me Identify This Copper-Topped Table? — Good Questions

Q: Can anyone help me identify this table? It appears to be copper, and the top is beautifully etched with various abstract images. I've tracked down vaguely similar tables, but nothing which can help me accurately pinpoint my table's age and origin. Show More Summary

Kim and Kanye Call It Quits . . . on Their $11M Reno!

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reportedly calling it quits... on their $11 million Bel Air, CA, mansion! A quick turnaround considering they're not even done with the renovations. Purchased last year - before their epic wedding - the couple has been gutting the property ever since in hopes of building their very own 14,000-square-foot dream home. Show More Summary

The Buget for Mike & Sandie's Foyer Renovation — Renovation Diary

Name: Mike and Sandie Type of Project: Foyer renovation Location: Saskatoon; Saskatchewan, Canada Type of building: 2 1/2 story single-family home, built in 1919 The Renovation Diaries are a collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. Show More Summary

Positive Ways To Deal with Other People’s Negative Opinions (About Your Home)

There are a lot of opinions flying around in the world, and if you’re not careful, a well-aimed one can smack you upside the head. Family members think they know best, friends always pipe up, and today's media provides ample opportunity for even strangers to give feedback on photos you post online. Show More Summary

Family Lives in a Showhouse, Like Living Props — Design News

Having lost their livelihood in the real estate crash, the Muellers live in McMansions owned by Showhomes for low rent. The catch? The company dictates what they can display, the space has to be spotless, and they can be forced to move at a moment's notice. Show More Summary

A Little New Zealand Beach House Lives Large — Arch Daily

You don't need a big house when your living room is the beach. This New Zealand beach cottage accomodates a family of five in only 40 square meters (431 square feet), but the home opens up to the outdoors at every opportunity, making it seem anything but small. READ MORE »

15 Centerpieces For Your Summer Table

Ah, summer. There's so much to love about it. I think all the beautiful flowers in bloom everywhere you turn have something to do with it. And all the parties and BBQs don't hurt either. Are you hosting a get-together this summer? If so, here's some great centerpiece inspiration for your table. READ MORE »

Flexible Holiday Apartment in Brazil Emphasizing Modern Textures

Interior design company injy ID sent us details about a flexible holiday apartment recently completed in Brazil. This modern crib is used only on weekends and vacations (the owners live on another State). It has the peculiarity to belong to two different families with children that will use it alternatively or simultaneously. Show More Summary

Beautiful Spanish Villa with Views of Port d’Andratx

Anyone would be lucky to even dream of living in a home perched on a cliff on the island of Mallorca. This stunning five bedroom, five bath Port d’Andratx villa, then, would certainly be a dream come true. The house takes full advantage of its enviable location by making sweeping views of the port visible […]

Hattie's "Scandinavian Cool" Bedroom — My Room

Name: Hattie (4) Location: Hertfordshire, UK Hattie’s bedroom is actually the smallest room in our house but I think we’ve managed to use the space well. Her room has changed as she has grown; it’s a mix of pretty pastels and Scandinavian cool. I love how her space is girly without being a sea of pink and princesses. READ MORE »

Detroit Breaks Ground on Electric Streetcar This Month — Design News

It's been 60 years since Detroit had streetcars. Part of the revitalization of the city, construction will break ground on a new line this month along Woodward Avenue. The 3.3-mile track will have 12 stops from downtown north to the New Center district. It is scheduled to open in 2016. READ MORE »

The Ultimate Money Saving Travel Guide — Trivago

Want to know the best time to visit a city based on price alone? This handy new guide from Trivago is about to be your ultimate money saving travel guide. They've just released a ton of data on the best time to get the best prices in some of the best cities in the world. READ MORE »

SPONSORED POST: Small Project Saturday: Colorblock Dining Room — Glidden® paint

When Megan and her family bought their new home, the whole house was painted lime green. They quickly painted everything white, so they would have a blank slate. But now that they've moved in and are making it their own, it's time to add color to enliven and warm up the space. Show More Summary

Anniversary Art

As of Monday, John and I have been married for seven years. Or a hand and two fingers, as Clara likes to joke (“what’s seven?… A HAND AND TWO FINGERS!” maniacal laughter). As you can imagine, when you get married on 7/7/07, your seventh anniversary feels like a special one. The golden birthday of anniversaries, […]

Before & After: An Army Green Vintage Broyhill Goes AWOL

Tracy had been obsessively hunting for ANYTHING from the Mid-Century Brasilia line by Broyhill for years, so when she finally came across this piece for only $80, she knew she had to have it. The only problem was that it was covered in disgusting (what she calls) "government issue" green paint. READ MORE »

Swede Dreams: Snoozing at IKEA

We can all attest to the fact that after a long day of trolling the aisles at IKEA, a nap starts to sound pretty inviting, so we were tickled to see this photo essay by Getty photographer Kevin Frayer of sleepy Chinese shoppers snoozin' it up on the IKEA showroom floor. READ MORE »

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