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Find Your Focus: The 3 Things That Really Matter When Buying A First Home

There's no denying that buying your first home is a very exciting thing. It's so easy to get caught up in the fantasy of finding your dream home that it can sometimes be hard to focus on what you really need. READ MORE »

Here's What's New on Netflix In August — Stream Team

Keep scrolling through your queue and feeling uninspired? We have good news: Netflix has released its master list of what will be coming to the streaming service next month. Check it out below so you can refresh your list ASAP. READ MORE »

Exterior Design: Beauty & Symbolism of Koi Ponds

If your home has a koi fish pond there is a good chance abundance, harmony, love and friendship flourish there! Here’s why: The Koi Fish also known as the nishikigoi symbolizes love and affection in Japan and has been revered as a sign of good fortune and the ability to overcome adversity in both …

7 Stunning Watercolor Effect Ideas for Painting Up Your Space

Street Workshop Get inspired with these ideas for bringing a painterly watercolor effect into your home. There’s something super chill and zen about watercolors. Whether you are into realism, abstractism, impressionism, pointillism, or any other kind of “ism,” watercolor evokes a sense of whimsy and of being a free spirit. Show More Summary

11 Cool Online Exclusives You Can Only Get on Urban Outfitters' Site

Walking into an Urban Outfitters store is a total dream, but the real treasure trove is on its website. The retailer offers tons of unique, trendy items as online exclusives. If you're looking for playful products to upgrade your home, that's the first place you should check out. Show More Summary

13 Kitchens with Showstopping Sinks

(Image credit: Domino) When's the last time you got excited about a sink? The sink, especially the kitchen sink, is an object generally known more for its function than its beauty. But these 13 sinks manage to get the job done, and look good doing it. Show More Summary

The Kitchen & Cleaning Tool Brand I Always Go Back To

In the era of fast fashion and mass manufacturing, we're getting used to the "well this is crap" moment, usually accompanied by exasperated sighs from wary shoppers. No doubt you know it well: It's the moment when you realize that thing you bought, well... it's crap. It broke after one use or, even worse, never really worked well enough to begin with. READ MORE »

You Can Rent Mark-Paul Gosselaar's LA Home for $14K a Month

Timeout: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, star of the beloved 90s show Saved By The Bell, is renting out his Sherman Oaks, California home. READ MORE »

Go Beyond Craigslist: 5 Furniture Resale Sites You Should Bookmark Now (No, But Really)

(Image credit: Style By Emily Henderson/Tess Neustadt) Whether you're looking for a piece to complete a space or want to offload a room full of furniture before a big move, resale sites can often be your best bet for scoring something original or reaching lots of buyers with your listings. Show More Summary

A Super Small (Yet Super Organized) Manhattan Apartment Built for Two — House Tour

Name: Thomas Dobrowolski and Ben Ezrick Location: West Village, New York Size: 400 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, owned When you only have 400 square feet to work with, every inch of your home has to be considered during a remodel. Show More Summary

Artist Uses Beach Pebbles to Craft Refugee-Inspired Sculptures

Shortly after he decided to tell the story of the refugees fleeing Syria by creating sculptures out of pebbles from his local beach, Nizar Ali Badr started sharing photos of his art online. His posts attracted the attention of Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer, who in turn reached out to Georgian animator Sandro Kancheli to turn […]

Made for Your Shades: A DIY Display for Organizing Sunglasses

On any given week, I'll see anywhere from one to seven pairs of glasses and sunglasses make their way onto my kitchen island. (Why is the kitchen island the ultimate catchall for junk?) Coming in or going out, it's the landing pad for shades. Show More Summary

The Brooklyn Apartment Where Style & Function Are Equally Weighed — Why It Works

We've all heard it before: small but mighty, tiny house = big style. But, in this petite stunner it was all about lifestyle taking precedence over every design decision, which left this city dweller even foregoing a conventional sofa. Show More Summary

9 Decorating Ideas You Can Steal from Joanna Gaines — Kitchn

(Image credit: HGTV) From Kitchn ? 9 Decorating Ideas to Steal from Joanna Gaines READ MORE »

Before & After: Hidden Surprises in a Master Bedroom Makeover

Frances's master bedroom needed a little oomph. They decided to modernize the space by highlighting the character of their space. They added some fresh paint, set off the original floors and snuck in a fun pop of color. READ MORE »

Home Design Under 60 Square Meters: 3 Examples That Incorporate Luxury In Small Spaces

Sometimes luxury comes in small packages – while many may envision a “luxury home” as necessitating a sprawling floor plan, these stylish spaces take a more modest approach. Each of these three compact homes measure at less than 60 square meters but make a huge impression thanks to their streamlined decor, high quality furnishings, and […]

Trend Report: The "It" Decor Item We're Seeing Everywhere — Currently Obsessed

(Image credit: Rue Mag) Moroccan textiles are having a huge moment in home decor: Beni Ourain berber rugs, Moroccan wedding blankets (as throws, wall hangings, rugs), and, while I love both of those, there's another accent that has my heart: the pom pom blanket. READ MORE »

Organizing Zen: How to Organize and Style Open Shelving — Video from Apartment Therapy

Shira Gill believes that "less is more" and that a tidy, organized home can lead to a simplified, happier life. Through years of helping people edit, organize and style their homes, Shira has learned what works and how to approach the...Show More Summary

Xogo Allows People of All Abilities to Enjoy Electronics

Given that video games are one of the few things that people of all nationalities, ethnicities, and ages can enjoy together, we’re surprised it’s taken this long for console designers to come up with a way for those with disabilities to join in the fun. Thankfully, the Xogo (pronounced zo-go) adapter is here to open […]

Porto Fira Suites in Greece: Organic Shapes, Endless Blue

The Greek island of Santorini is often associated with fulfilling escapes. Cycladic architecture, whitewashed walls, endless views of the sea and beautiful sunsets make this land surreal. Porto Fira Suites is a tantalizing retreat that reflects the personality of the island. Show More Summary

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