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Ikea's New Collection Is a Midcentury-Lover's Dream

For Ikea's latest Argang collection, the company dug through its archives from the 1950s through the 1970s to re-create some of its old faithfuls – and boy are we glad they did! The result? Twenty-six products that look like they were plucked from a Scandinavian antique store. Show More Summary

Long Overdue: The Microwave Needs a Nickname

Ever the romantic gift-giver, I recall with utter clarity the Christmas my father gave my mother a microwave oven. The year was 1984. Its inaugural run was a bowl of water (how's that for cautious?) How is it that thirty years laterShow More Summary

5 Redecorating Steps for the Recently Consciously Uncoupled

Suzannah & Jason's Did-it-Themselves Townhome Breakups are hard. It doesn’t matter if you were the dumper or the dumpee, if you hyperventilate at the thought of your ex, or if you are firmly resigned. Either way, if you once lived as a couple, you now need to dismantle the evidence of the home you worked to create together. Show More Summary

Italy’s Tiniest Home is Just Bigger Than a Walk-In Closet

This 75 square foot home was rescued from abandonment and rehabbed into a beautiful retreat.

Better Together: Using Black & Green in Every Room of the House

Here's a color combo we can't get enough of lately: emerald green and black. Like any good couple, they're just a little bit better together: the green livens up the black, and the black sets off the jewel tones in the emerald and helps it really shine. Here are ten of our favorite examples. READ MORE »

Alice, Can I Ask My Guests To Bring Cash Instead of Beer? — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Dear Alice, I love to entertain but I’m pretty short on funds these days and buying all the supplies I need to cook what I (and my friends) love to eat is taking a toll on my (limited) bank account. I usually just ask people to bring...Show More Summary

Super Heroes & Villains Look Like Old Painted Portraits — Design News

French photographer Sacha Goldberger has taken everyone's favorite comic book characters and treated them like Renaissance figures. For example, Catwoman wears a hoop skirt and poses with her starch collared kitty, while the Joker casually drapes his leg over the antique chair. READ MORE »

IKEA's New "Greatest Hits" Collection: ARGANG Limited Edition Vintage Archive Updates

We just got the news that IKEA is launching a limited edition collection called ARGANG which includes "greatest hits" selections of furniture and accessories from throughout their 70 year design history. We've got pics and prices for all the pieces, so jump below for an updated blast of IKEA's stylish past... READ MORE »

Why Green Design Companies are Overhauling the Home Industry

For years, the idea of building and designing green spaces only held popularity within certain niche interest groups – agriculturalists, tourism-driven communities, etc. Outside of those areas, environmental impact wasn’t a huge concern. Show More Summary

Chris & Kate's Mid Century Houston Home — House Tour

Name: Christ Robart and Kate Bracksieck Location: Houston, Texas Size: 2,650 square feet Years lived in: 6 months; Own Kate and Chris recently traveled to Copenhagen where they picked out a full shipping container's worth of mid century furniture, having recently begun importing amazing pieces for the launch of their online shop, Indre by Design. Show More Summary

Do You Have a Handsome Home? — Handsome Home Sweepstakes

As our Handsome Home Sweepstakes with TRNK, Indochino and Dappered comes to a close, I've been thinking: what does handsome mean when it comes to home design? While searching through European real estate listings (my own version of window...Show More Summary

5 Adult-Worthy Upgrades to Your Favorite College Classics

Still hanging on to your dorm decor? If you've long since gotten that diploma then it's high time for an adult-brand upgrade. Here's how to keep that comfy college feel while..err..graduating to sleeker, more mature style. READ MORE...

5 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Entryway

Maybe the front door is drafty or the floor isn't insulated. Maybe there's a big window that's always cold to the touch. Maybe you enter through a dark and damp basement. For whatever reason, your entryway is always freezing cold this time of year. As a renter, there are a few things you can do to warm up this high-traffic space in your home. READ MORE »

Check Out the Made In Brooklyn Holiday Market This Weekend — Design News

Looking to fulfill your holiday shopping list with local goods? WantedDesign NYC is partnering with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce for the Brooklyn Holiday Market. It runs this weekend November 22-23 at Industry City, featuring BK makers of furniture, lighting, housewares, accessories, jewelry, and food. READ MORE »

Rebecca's Style Cure Progress: Planning a Gallery Wall — LIVEBLOGGING THE STYLE CURE

Pearl’s new bedroom is at that looking-worse-before-it-looks-better stage. My husband has pulled up the old carpet, pried the skirting boards off the wall and started laying the bamboo floor. Meanwhile Pearl and I (aided and abetted by the cat) have been busy planning a gallery wall of her own paintings and drawings. READ MORE »

Steel, Concrete, and Stone Home with Central Courtyard

When an architect is allowed the freedom to create a space that he knows will work for this clients, that level of trust comes through in the final design. Such was the case in this elegant modern home from architect Elias Rizo, who has indicated “thorough communication” and “complete trust” were essential in completing this […]

SPONSORED POST: What's in Your Gallery? — SnapBox

Gallery walls are the chameleons of the decor kingdom—they can change shape, color, and content to blend in with any room's style. In most cases, once wall galleries are hung they're considered all done. But that doesn't have to be the...Show More Summary

The Crazy Easy (and Effective!) Way to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

Do you ever have a lightbulb moment and simultaneously feel totally, smugly proud of yourself for thinking of it and really dumb for not thinking of it sooner? Yeah, well that's how I felt about this cleaning tip that will — seriously — revolutionize your stainless steel cleaning routine. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Screaming Plaid Sofa Gets a Makeunder

Minni was looking to replace her IKEA Ektorp sofa with something a little more streamlined. She loved the lines of this retro yellow sofa but it didn't exactly scream "low key." For €30, she took a chance. READ MORE »

My Favorite Kitchen Hand Soap (I've Been Using It for Years!) — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? My Favorite Kitchen Hand Soap (I've Been Using It for Years!) READ MORE »

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