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The Holiday-Ready Task You'll Want to Check Off Your List Right Now

It might be too early for Christmas music and putting a fir tree in the living room, but it's definitely not too early to start planning for the holidays. These early fall months are a great time to start budgeting for gifts, booking travel and, if you're hosting this season, one other thing... READ MORE »

These 5 Shopping Tips Will Make Your Next Design Overhaul a Lot Easier

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.    Shop a similar look: Dining Chairs | Dining Table | Flowers For most of us, interior design purchases are a big commitment. Show More Summary

#68: There’s No Shame In The Fake Plant Game

This week we’re giving a listener whose house flooded after Hurricane Harvey some advice on finding the right people to help get her kitchen back together again after the storm. We also share why we’re loving a new “smart” platform for buying and selling secondhand stuff. Show More Summary

Dream Big: Celebrity Halloween Costumes We Love

Halloween is just around the corner and while some of you may have had your costume on lock since July, there are plenty of folks out there without a clue as to what to do. We've already rounded up some DIY costume ideas, TV inspired costume ideas, and pet costumes but sometimes you just need a some good old fashioned celebrity inspiration. Show More Summary

Cool Product Alert: Ring Floodlight Security Camera

If you are looking for a hassle free way of adding an exterior security camera to your home, check out the Ring Floodlight. This motion activated HD video camera has IR night vision in addition to two powerful floodlights. It also has a handy 110db sound alarm to scare off intruders. Pretty handy! Check out […]

A Smartly-Styled Milwaukee Studio — House Call

Name: Jessica Location: Eastside — Milwaukee, Wisconsin The basics: 3 months, rented —450 square feet Jessica's apartment looks much larger than its 450 square feet. Since hosting was a priority for her, and she didn't want folks playing Apples to Apples on her bed, she decided to divide up her studio to carve out a specific spot for entertaining. READ MORE »

This Pop-Up Store Lets You Customize Your Own Eames Chair

If you find yourself in Zurich or Amsterdam this fall, and happen to be a MCM fan, be sure to take advantage of Vitra's new pop-up shops that are all about the Eames Plastic Chair. These temporary showrooms are a playfully colorful design lovers dream, where visitors can customize their own chair, mixing and matching from the over 100,000 configuration options. READ MORE »

Our Favorite Twists on Traditional Subway Tile

Subway tile: it's classic, it's versatile, it's beautiful — and it's everywhere. If you love the idea of a lean, minimal tile but the ubiquitousness of subway tile has you a little fatigued, take a look at these ten alternatives — fresh new options that have all the advantages of subway tile, but with a little dose of added personality. READ MORE »

Without YouTube Videos, Young Adults Now Lack Even Basic Life Skills

A sign of the death knell of the post-recession, Make-it-Do-Again era, many major retailers have recently begun offering basic life skills classes and online tutorials for young adults who never learned DIY things as simple as how to use a measuring tape and need YouTube videos to show them how. Yes, really. READ MORE »

Do You Know the Most Popular Halloween Candy in Your State?

Whether sour, sweet or chocolatey, everyone has their own favorite Halloween candy that they either hope to find in their trick-or-treat bag or buy on sale the day after the holiday. But have you ever thought about what the candy trends...Show More Summary

9 Creepy Yards That Are Winning Halloween on Instagram Right Now

I love Halloween, but in the making costumes, eating candy, and drinking a cocktail while asking "and who are you supposed to be?" kind of way. When it comes to the actual scary stuff, I'm the first to cry and run for my life. I jump...Show More Summary

A "Renovated from the Floors Up" Earthy California Bohemian Home — House Tour

Name: Vera Claire and Sam Cheadle Location: Bayview — San Francisco, California Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned For Vera and Sam, the past three years have been filled with the never-ending process of renovating and personalizing their home. Show More Summary

Instantly Identify Art With This Shazaam-Like App

Technology has brought us the next best thing to a one-on-one guided art gallery tour in the form of a new app named Smartify, which serves as a digital docent. Instead of Googling or leaning in way too close to your favorite piece of artwork to read the wall museum label, the Smartify app is basically to art what Shazam is to music. READ MORE »

Clever Ways to Reuse Clothes Hangers Around the House

With the changing of the seasons underway, it's time to swap out all those summer frocks with chunky sweaters and denim. It's also probably time to donate a few things, which means you may have a few spare hangers leftover. Before you...Show More Summary

The Sofa Color That Works With (Just About) Any Decor

The sofa is arguably the most important piece of furniture in your home (based solely on the amount of time you spend on it). It's where you binge watch episodes of Broad City and Game of Thrones; where you collapse after a long day of work; and where you curl up with a good book on an obligation-free weekend. Show More Summary

"Visit" Downton Abbey Yourself in New US Exhibit

While Downton Abbey ended a year ago, fans of the British period drama will be glad to know that a new exhibit is coming to the US, so you can return to Downton once again. READ MORE »

Your Favorite New Furniture Store is...Etsy?

If you're into online shopping, you probably know Etsy as a source for craft supplies and adorable handmade tchotchkes. But, although it may not be the first place you think to turn to, Etsy is a unexpectedly good source for furniture. Show More Summary

The 5 Best Instagram Hashtags to Follow for Endless Fall Decor Inspo

No matter what you're into, there's an Instagram hashtag for you. Decor is no exception, but it can be hard to suss out the best of the bunch. This is especially true for seasonal decor, which gets either way too broad and selfie-filled (#pumpkins) or way too narrow (#fallhomes). Here are our five reliable favorites to follow for fall decor inspiration of all kinds. READ MORE »

You'd Never Guess This Tiny House Is Made of Cardboard

I never thought I'd see the day when people would aspire to live inside of a cardboard box, but that's where we are. We've officially added this tiny cardboard house in the Netherlands to our list of unexpectedly cushy digs we wouldn't mind holing up in for the long haul. READ MORE »

True Roommate Stories: The One With The Rubber Duckies

A couple of months ago we asked you to tell us your roommate stories. You know, those stories you trot out at parties and on dates, the stories about your kooky freshman year roommate or your mostly cool roommate who had one super weird habit. Well you came through and today we're pleased to present our first 100% true roommate tale. READ MORE »

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