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Decorating Your Pad: What to Save on and What to Splurge On

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. Few things can be more exciting -- or more time-consuming -- than decorating a home. ("Where'd those three hours go?" said everyone on Pinterest.) Sadly, all the blood, sweat, and tears we put into our places often results in a depleting bank account, as well. Show More Summary

The Obamas Are Trading the White House For This $5.3M Mansion

When their presidential term comes to end, most first families are eager to return a life of anonymity far away from Washington DC - but the Obamas aren't most first families. Their younger daughter, Sasha, has a couple years of school left. Show More Summary

Don't Bite Me: 10 DIY Bug Repellents

Pin it Every year it's the same: as soon as my limbs are freed from winter's endless layers, they are attacked by all manner of insects, and I spend the rest of the summer with itchy welts. I always buy bug spray, but I hate the way it smells and feels, so I don't use it as often as I should. Show More Summary

Want to Be in a Better Mood? Give a Glowing Home Tour of Your Space

Ashley Is "Home At Last" in Silver Lake Pin it The secret to long-lasting happiness might just be at home, right under your nose. Or on the tip of your tongue, rather. One study suggests that there's a correlation behind the words you use to talk about your home and your personal stress and mood levels. READ MORE »

Redeeming "Wedding Food": Creative Ideas for Foodies

The wedding of Melissa Green & Josh Marshall profiled on June Bug Weddings | Jamie Jones Photography Pin it Julia Child said it best: “People who love to eat are always the best people.” If you and your significant other share a fond...Show More Summary

Reno Reveal: A Major DIY Bathroom Redo (Done Just in the Nick of Time!) — Ashley's Bathroom Renovation: Part 4

Pin it Phew. This project was a squeaker. Ashley found out she was pregnant after the renovation was planned and wound up photographing the final space at about thirty-seven weeks. I think she's pretty happy she didn't bring her new baby daughter home while the paint was still drying. Show More Summary

Clean Like an Athlete: 3 Tips to Help You Reach the Finish Line

Pin it If you’re feeling the spring clean and refresh bug, but haven’t yet made any progress on your goals, consider applying some performance boosting methods adapted from spring training to your home field. A clean, refreshed, and re-styled space is a serious mood boost. Show More Summary

Larry King has a new home goods collection called Sleep Like a King

A recently launched line of home goods called Sleep Like a King certainly sounds like the setup to a joke: a range of bedding, towels, quilted robes, scented soaps and candles all inspired by the luxury hotel experiences of octogenarian Emmy-winning broadcaster and serial monogamist Larry King...

Giveaway: Dot and Bo Blue and White Striped Throw

Post by Alaisha Key. Moms are notorious for always being on the go. While that may be an accurate description, moms also love some peace and quiet. With today's #MayIsForMoms giveaway, CafeMom is giving one reader a comfy Dot & Bo throw...Show More Summary

Twin Homes in Canada Frame Tranquil Sea Views

This family holiday home consists of two sister constructions oriented towards the scenic views of the Baie-des-Chaleurs in Canada. The project, named “Les Jumelles”, is an architectural insertion in the context of Caraquet, a historical Acadian Village. Show More Summary

High Contrast, High Style: Black & White Art Prints (Under $80!)

Pin it “Art is so affordable!” said no one, ever. Well, “no one” was wrong. Etsy is, of course, a tremendous resource for unique home decor finds—especially art. The only problem is, it’s a sea of good and bad. So, we took the liberty...Show More Summary

When Home Buyers Contact Sellers Directly: Has This Worked for You? Or ON You?

House Tour: Anne & Leo's Cozy Cosmopolitan Loft Pin it Hi, Erin. I'm the buyer who saw and bid on your apartment earlier this month. So began an email I received last spring from a guy I’ll call Chris. My little condo was on the market, listed with a nice agent at a regular real estate firm. Show More Summary

10 Ideas for Stepping Up Your Stair Style

Pin it If your home has a set of stairs, it's time to take it to the next level. Particularly in a small space, where every square inch counts, it’s important to consider this often-overlooked spot. The plus side of transforming a feature with little surface area: It doesn't require a ton of paint or paper, making these big-impact ideas remarkably budget-friendly. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Chaise Gets Updated With Not One, Not Two, But Three New Textiles — Professional Project

Pin it The good eyes over at Mignonne Decor were able to overlook the 90s sitcom floral pattern of this chaise and see it for its true potential. They not only re upholstered this bad boy, they used a total unique mix of textiles to do so! READ MORE »

Andy & Danielle's Cozy, 325 Square Foot Chicago Studio — House Tour

Pin it Name: Andy Koch and Danielle Boachie, and cats Zeus and Miss Fluffy Location: Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois Size: 325 square feet Years lived in: 8 months; rented For such a small space, Andy and Danielle have their limited square footage very well divided into areas with different purposes. Show More Summary

The Super Speedy 30 Minute End-of-Season Sort — The Closet Cure Assignment #3

Kory & Lindsey's Simple Haven House Tour Pin it I'm knocking on my wooden desk as I type this, but I think I won't anger the weather gods if I say that we are safely at the point where we won't be putting on that heavy jacket, knit hat or big sweater for at least a few months. Show More Summary

SPONSORED POST: Love Makes a Family: Create a Lifebook Gallery Wall to Welcome a New Family Member — Command™ Picture Hanging Strips

Pin it We know parents struggle selecting a nursery theme. Circus animals? Spaceships? Flowers? But what if the nursery's theme was the reason for existing in the first place: the kids themselves? We thought on that for a while and came...Show More Summary

Garden store Potted opens in Santa Monica in time for Memorial Day weekend

Longtime Atwater Village garden store Potted will lend its modern vitality to Main Street in Santa Monica this weekend when it opens a satellite space at bohemian housewares retailer Lazybones. The new Potted annex will be installed in a large outdoor space between Lazybones and CP Shades and will...

Unique Bedroom Showcase: Which One Are You?

Expressive bedrooms are always fun to admire. Each one is a world of its own, shaped by the tastes and preferences of the occupant. Privacy ensures that decorators can feel free to go all-out to embrace the bedroom inspiration they find appealing. This post looks at a handful of creative bedrooms that explore exciting themes, […]

How I Moved & Refinished This Clawfoot Tub (And Lived To Tell The Tale) — Ashley's Bathroom Renovation: Part 3

Pin it There are two groups of people when it comes to cast iron tubs: those who believe in their preservation, and those who believe in the almighty sledgehammer. If you're the latter, this post is not for you. For those of you who believe in preservation and love a good soak in a nice, deep tub, we think that tub should look its best. Show More Summary

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