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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year Is Here, and It's Perfect

Merriam-Webster has been dutifully identifying the Word of the Year since 2003, highlighting the words that were most searched and how they capture the current cultural moment. Appropriately, this year's word is Feminism. READ MORE ...

Before & After: This Kitchen Was Remodeled on a "Layaway Plan” — Hannah Bunker

Hannah was stuck in an impasse familiar to many of us: "For the seven years we've been in the house, I've always wanted to change the kitchen but thought it would have to be a massive, expensive project that would leave us without aShow More Summary

Fringe Is Back & I'm as Surprised as You Are

Okay, look, let me be perfectly honest: this post wasn't my idea. When Arlyn, our Design Editor, suggested that I write about fringe as a new design trend, my initial reaction was, well, skeptical. My associations with fringe are few,...Show More Summary

Wearing An Ugly Sweater? These Airlines Will Let You Board First

It's time to dig through the boxes in the back of the attic and steam your finest, ugliest, Saint Nick knitwear in the name of overhead space. READ MORE »

This Genius Wrapping Station Is the Perfect Hack for Small Spaces

It's that time of year! The time when you stare down your gift-wrapping to-do list as it reminds you that not only do you not know exactly how to wrap your little brother's skateboard, you don't even have a square inch of free table space to commit to wrapping it. READ MORE »

Bauhaus Style Home with Interior Glass Walls

A preserved 1930s Bauhaus building in the heart of Tel-Aviv holds an apartment that has been renovated to reflect its former glory. This is the private home of architects Amir Navon and Chen Navon, who worked in collaboration with interior designers Lital Ophir and Ilana Bronfen on the 97sq m space. Also included in the […]

Before and After: The Secret to Taking Wood-Paneled Walls Down a Notch

Warm, earthy wood is such a beautiful material to have in your home...until it's not. There are no rules about how much wood a home can handle, but you know it when you see it. When Carina Romano bought this cabin in the Catskills with...Show More Summary

The Future of Travel: These Are America's Most Advanced & Modern Airports

Anybody who says they enjoy flying just hasn't flown enough. There aren't enough audiobooks and podcasts in the world to make waiting at a crowded gate for a delayed flight with a 10-percent battery feel like a good time. READ MORE ...

Ultimate Lighting Guide: Pick the Right Fixtures for Every Room in Your Home

For so many of us, lighting is an afterthought in our interiors. This happens when you think of it as a utilitarian detail of the room, rather than something that adds aesthetic value. When it’s done right, lighting is the unsung element that brings your design to the next level. Show More Summary

This Harry Potter Decor Will Transform Your Room Into Hogwarts Heaven

If you're a true Harry Potter fan, you've declared house loyalty to Gryffindor or Slytherin, played Russian Roulette with a box of Bertie Bott's Flavored Beans, and recited a few spells to see if they just might work. But have you created...Show More Summary

Art of Cooking: Ancho Mole with Oaxaca Cheese and Roasted Chicken

A traditional Mexican cuisine favorite, mole is a scrumptious sauce combining a number of ingredients,  similar to tomato sauce, most commonly mole combines a spicy pepper (chili pepper), a fruit, a nut and spices like cinnamon and cumin. Savory, hearty with a little kick to it, it’s a perfect dish …

Holiday House Tour 2017

I don’t know why I’m always compelled to start these holiday house tour posts by type-shouting “SMILING’S MY FAVORITE” but there I’ve already gone and done it. ‘Tis the season. Moving on. Here’s how we decked our proverbial halls for...Show More Summary

This Iconic IKEA Item Is $100 Off For One Day Only

Bargain alert: One of our favorite IKEA staples is on sale—for one day. To celebrate the opening of their 47th store in the United States (that'd be Grand Prairie, Texas y'all), some classic items will be deeply discounted for tomorrow only. READ MORE »

JetBlue Is Having a Two-Day Sale, So Plan Those Winter Vacations Now

I know we're in the middle of holiday season craziness—including all the bonkers travel many are about to embark on—but now would be a great time to plan a winter vacation. JetBlue is having a sweet sale, but it's only good for two days. READ MORE »

Here's Where You'll Be Traveling in 2018, According to Airbnb

Even if you've never heard of a ryokan, the traditional Far East style of bed & breakfast is about to start blowing up your social media feeds, according to Airbnb. The peer to peer vacation rental giant cites two cities in Japan inShow More Summary

A Textile Designer's Layered, India-Inspired Home — House Tour

Name: Deepali and Naveen Kalia, Annika, 8 and Akhil, 2 Location: Hillsboro, Oregon Size: 1,800 square feet Years lived in: 12 years, owned Deepali and Naveen began their life together in a traditionally Indian way — through an arranged marriage. Show More Summary

Get Lit: Check Out These Amazingly Simple and Whimsical DIY Menorahs

I can still remember the Kindergarten tradition of making homemade menorahs at my Jewish day school like it was yesterday. Take a sawed-off 2x4, glue 10 small square tiles atop it, in a line (two at the center for the tallest candle), then place 9 screw nuts in a row, one on top of each tile. I'm pretty sure my parents even still have mine — somewhere. READ MORE »

A Small Boston Studio Apartment's Got Great Bones — House Call

"In the past, I've lived in one-bedroom apartments, so I was a bit nervous about how to set up a studio so that it felt more like a home and less like one giant bedroom," writes Maeve Stier, the Boston-based blogger behind Chic Now. READ MORE »

The Weirdest Things on Etsy for the Weirdest People You Know

If you're like me, you have two minds about the holidays. On one hand, it means a month of parties, mulled wine, and deeply unhealthy finger food (which you then try to counteract by grabbing something off the crudité plate). On the other hand, it's full of the stress of trying to prove your love to people via rampant gift giving. Show More Summary

The '70s Flooring Trend Pinterest Says Is Making a Huge Comeback

Today, the Pinterest 100 — the company's 2018 trend report — was released, and among their finds was this gem: saves of "terrazzo" are up 316%. The original budget flooring of the 1970s seems to have hit a new wave of popularity, and shows no signs of slowing in 2018. READ MORE »

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