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?4 Random (But Helpful) Uses for Castor Oil at Home

I've never tasted castor oil, but it sounds like a horrible, horrible thing that has tormented many a child growing up. I prefer my castor oil used for other things, thank you very much. Here are a selection of somewhat random but interesting ways to put it to good use at home. READ MORE »

E-Bike Sales on the Rise in Europe — Design News

Electric bikes are becoming more popular in Europe, with sales surging even when general bike sales are down. Popular with delivery services like the Deutsche Post and commuters who don't want to sweat, the adoption is starting in countries with strong bike cultures. Show More Summary

DIY Little Red Door Baby Gate — The Girls with Glasses

Baby proofing your house is often not the most aesthetic affair; temporary baby gates and cabinet locks are often plastic and very unattractive. If you know you'll need a gate for some time, though, you might consider installing a more "permanent" solution. And we love this tutorial for a little red door baby gate that looks beautiful while serving its purpose. READ MORE »

Awesomely Stylish Urban Living Rooms

The living room is where we spend most of our time – watching television, reading, or just hanging out. When it’s comfortable and chic, our lives feel more in focus. Here, we feature 21 living rooms with their own beautiful aesthetics that are each welcoming, modern, and chic. Take a look. For more regular updates […]

Uncertain About Online Furniture Consignment? Jennifer Koen of Viyet Has all the Answers — July Maker Talk

Jennifer Koen of Viyet joined us as a Pitch Presenter at our July Maker Talk. Viyet is an online high-end furniture consignment shop whose mission is to inspire interior redesign by connecting sellers of great design with buyers looking for their perfect piece. Watch the video and click through the photos for more info... READ MORE »

Before & After: A Punchy Pink Bathroom Gets Gutted (and Gorgeous!)

Maggie's 880 square foot Hudson River home only has one bathroom and this was it. The layout was outdated and cramped, there was no storage and the pink tile drew attention to how small the room was. Wait until you see this bath today. READ MORE »

Modern Superhero Boys' Room — Classy Clutter

Mallory's 3 boys begged for a room with "Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Hulk and a chalkboard." To incorporate all that and still create a cute, charming, handmade room might seem like a tall order, but Mallory nailed it with this colorful and graphic bedroom, perfectly suited to please the whole family. READ MORE »

Using Your Phone as an Alarm? Here's Why You Should Stop

For the last three years, I've been using my smartphone as an alarm. It seemed innocuous enough, until I came upon an alarm clock that I found quite cool and decided to try using it instead of my mobile. The results were surprising. READ MORE »

How To Make Interior 'Window' into Something Cool? — Good Questions

Q: We've recently moved into this great, new apartment and discovered a full-height interior window between the bedroom and living room. It has no glass and pre-installed blinds. Is there anything cool, interesting, or beautiful we can do with this unusual design feature? READ MORE »

That Didn’t Work Like I Thought It Would…

Cabinet hanging continues in the laundry room (details tomorrow!) so since yesterday’s post had a giveaway worked into it (we can’t believe over 25,000 of you took the poll, John is beside himself with infographic glee), I thought I’d share a quick post about three recent redos. Sometimes things get wonky when you least expect them […]

Something's Missing: Ideas for My Tiny Bedroom? — Good Questions

Q: I just moved into this rental home, but my tiny bedroom seems to be missing something, particularly above the bed. The original bed set consisted of an awesome overhanging light fixture piece, but it broke, so I'm looking to fill the gap. Any ideas? I don't have any particular style in mind. READ MORE »

How to DIY the Urban Outfitters Catalog (For Your Home!)

If you adore the eclectic, vintage-inspired look of the Urban Outfitters apartment section but aren't so keen on the store's steep prices, don't give up on your decor dreams just yet. Many of your favorite pieces can be made right at home! Check out these tutorials for the decor you love, then achieve the home of your dreams. Sources: Urban Outfitters and A Beautiful Mess

This Apartment Defines Small Space Entertaining

When Heidi, an art director in her mid 30s, decided it was time to make her New York City rental feel like home, she knew she couldn't do it alone. With a modest budget and a two-month time frame, the design duo behind LABLstudio stepped in to work their magic. Show More Summary

10 Interior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

Think of this as a little 101 in decorating. While we all cannot possess the eye for exquisite design and detail — we can decorate our homes as though we do.  In some ways, interior decorating can be thought of as a formula with specific...Show More Summary

Sleek and Functional Two Bedroom Apartment Showcasing Family Scandinavian Design 

When you think about Scandinavian apartment interior design, you might get a picture of a minimalist space where white and light play a huge role. This bright and cheery two bedroom apartment seen on HusmanHagberg enhances that idea while adding a warmer tone to the overall appearance through carefully chosen patterns and textures. Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon's New $2 Million Home Is a Real Fixer-Upper

Move over, Ellen DeGeneres, because there's a new celebrity house flipper in business. Reese Witherspoon dropped nearly $2 million on the ultimate fixer-upper, a historic mansion in her hometown of Nashville. While this Southern estate...Show More Summary

Aradhana's Absolutely Beautiful Bedroom — Decorating Project

Design by: Aradhana Location: New Delhi, India I'm back in Delhi, albeit temporarily, after riding the corporate hamster wheel for a little over 12 years. Over these years, I've divided my time between Delhi, Dubai and finally Singapore working in the maritime industry as an oil freight trader. Show More Summary

Danielle and Austin's Kitchen & Garage Remodel: It Begins — Renovation Diary

Name: Danielle & Austin Type of Project: Kitchen & Garage Remodel Location: Austin, Texas Type of building: One story, Single-Family House, 1250 square feet Danielle and Austin's renovation is underway! If you missed them last week,Show More Summary

The Poli Chair Uses Printed "Upholstery" — Design News

Mika Barr and design studio Producks have collaborated once again. The Poli lounge chair uses their signature printing technique in lieu of upholstery, taking a 2D pattern and rendering it in 3D. READ MORE »

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