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15 Last-Minute Halloween Ideas: Crafts, Activities & Printables

I don't know about you, but Halloween kind of snuck up on me this year. We've done some of the requisite Fall activities — apple picking, Fall festivals, and corn mazes, but we haven't gotten really in the Halloween spirit around our house. Show More Summary

Emily & Aaron's Condo: Working on the Kitchen — Renovation Diary

Upper cabinets are in! Name: Aaron and Emily Choi Type of Project: Full remodel, including the kitchen and two bathrooms Location: La Jolla, California Type of building: Condo; 1300 square feet The Renovation Diaries are a collaboration...Show More Summary

Check Out Sky Maul 2, More Hilarious Sky Mall Parodies — Design News

Who doesn't want—nay, need— a condo pony? Comedy team Kasper Hauser have released Sky Maul 2: Where America Buys His Stuff. The book sequel is chock full of fake junk for first world problems, like a Forever Diaper, Personality Alert Bracelet, or a Hamster Space Burial Kit. READ MORE »

How to Dry Pinecones For Your Christmas Crafts

Whether you display them au naturel in a glass bowl or you paint them with glitter, pine cones are a useful element for dozens of Christmas crafts and Winter decorations. But before you go turning the conical fruits into a tree ornament,...Show More Summary

Focus on a Floor Plan — The Style Cure: Assignment #5

Ok, here we go, getting down to business. Today's assignment will take a little time but it DOES help move you forward in several areas. One, it's easier to be objective about problems and issues in your room when you go through the process of simply reducing the space and items in it to a 2d plan - it gives you some emotional distance. Show More Summary

From Beginner to Advanced: 10 Steps to a Better Bedroom

Jacqueline's Bright & Airy West Village Studio Bored with your bedroom? We've got plenty of ideas for what to do about that. You can make your bedroom into a dreamy space without moving, or spending a ton of money, or even a lot of time. Show More Summary

10 Trendy Platform Beds You'll Want to Sleep On

These wood options are easy and minimalistic - Remodelista How to create a living-room space for everyone in the family - Houzz 10 home finds under $50 you can buy today - Real Simple Your first glimpse inside American Horror Story's...Show More Summary

How To Clean Hardwood Floors with Black Tea — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

It's warm and soothing for your body, but did you know you can also use black tea on your wood floors? Tannins in the tea add a light, warm "stain" and help to bring out the wood's natural warm tones. READ MORE »

How Architects Take Advantage of The Golden Ratio

When you really think about it, one of the coolest facets of architecture is the ability to have buildings be so different – so varied in terms of size, shape, and style – and yet so similar at their core. No matter who designs the building, it is constructed from a blueprint. Show More Summary

Secrets to Home Staging: 8 Mistakes That Turn Off Potential Buyers

Erin's Modern Loft Home staging is a tricky thing. It's not just about making a good impression. It's about helping people visualize themselves happily living in what is currently your own home. Do it well and you facilitate the sale of your property. Show More Summary

You Can Stay in a Harry Potter Hogwarts-Style Hotel Room in London — Design News

The Georgian House hotel has remade a selection of rooms to resemble the chambers at Hogwarts. The 163-year-old property is offering the full experience when staying in a room, including a walking tour of central London landmarks from the films and a trip to the Warner Bros Studio for The Making of Harry Potter Tour. READ MORE »

Casalino Chairs: The New Old Classic

Pink Casalino chairs in a home from Inside Out, via SF Girl by Bay. Some classic furniture pieces get a lot of press, and others fly under the radar a little. I will admit that until recently, I wouldn't have been able to identify these groovy, swoopy 70s chairs. Show More Summary

Esther & Brendan's Personality-Filled Home — House Tour

Name: Esther Hahn, Brendan Cooney, and Timothy Hahn Location: Pacifica, California Size: 1,610 square feet Years lived in: 1 years; Owned The home that Esther and Brendan share (along with her brother Timothy) is colorful, vibrant and full of energy. Show More Summary

The Anou: Moroccan Rugs, Straight from the Source — Best Shops

While searching the internet for sources for Beni Ourain rugs, I came across The Anou, an entirely different kind of web shop. While other sources for Moroccan rugs — even fair trade ones — involve buying from middlemen, The Anou enables you to purchase rugs directly from the Moroccan artisans who make them. READ MORE »

Stylish St. Petersburg Apartment for an Artistic Professional Couple [Includes Floor Plan]

For a professional couple, the apartment they share should be a reflection of their values: beauty, style, and a little bit of fun. Designers Natasha Janson and Dmitry Kirsanov of I Am Home Studio have created a playful and modern space in this 166 square meter (1786 square feet) apartment that would be sure to […]

Dynamic Floor Design Blending Colorful Hexagonal Tiles and Concrete

Achieving a sense of dynamics in  a room can be done in a variety of unexpected ways. Take today’s project for example, a minimalist kitchen design, part of G-Roc, a residential project completed by Nook Architects and located in Barcelona, Spain. Show More Summary

A Lot of Living in a Little Space: How We Make It Work — IKEA Family Live

This Brooklyn apartment is only 645 square feet (60 square meters), but somehow its inhabitants manage to squeeze in everything you would expect from a much larger home: a kitchen, a dining area for friends and family, a separate 'bedroom', workspaces for two, and a spacious living room. Here's how they make it work. READ MORE »

Love Denim? TorZo Lets You Panel Your Walls In It — Design News

Denim is always in fashion. TorZo Surfaces has created a resin panel with recycled denim scraps that can be used on walls, tabletops, or furniture. The surface is hard, durable, and scratch-resistant. READ MORE »

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