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These Decorating Ideas from 1970 are Still Just as Good Today

I grew up on books, and, as soon as I was old enough to (almost) appreciate this sort of thing, the decorating books my mom bought at garage sales. They came from eras unknown to me — the late 1960s and early '70s, where bright colors and unusual shapes and a kind of unabashed exuberance reigned. Show More Summary

These Are The Most Livable Cities In the World

While there's a lot of bad news in the world, there are some bright spots. The Economist released their annual list of the world's most livable cities, and there's actually some good news. For the first time in a decade, global livability has improved overall. Check out the top ten locales below. READ MORE »

Before & After: Shabby Chic and Storage Friendly, This Yard Sale Find Was Worth Every Penny

(Image credit: Lindsay of My Creative Days ) Lindsay spotted this piano bench at a yard sale and even though the bench wasn't her style as-is, she knew that with a little DIY muscle she could mold it into her ideal accent bench. Using only products she had on hand, she gave this thrifty find a whole new look in very little time. READ MORE »

Bring the Outdoors Inside with Large Glass Panels

Redesign your home into a natural oasis by giving it a touch of that mid century modern style with well insulated one-sided glass panels instead of walls. Mid century modern architecture is characterized by a multitude of innovative and inspiring features, but one that always struck me as the most …

A Nostalgic Tale of Roll-on Body Glitter, Graphic Tees and an On-Again-Off-Again Itch for Bangs — Beauty Evolution

In sixth grade I looked up from my book one day and realized that every other girl in my class had grown out her bangs. It was as if it had happened overnight — last I'd checked, there was absolutely nothing about me that would set me apart from the crowd, either in a good or bad way. Show More Summary

The Work Triangle: Outdated Design Myth or Absolute Must-Have?

There are few words whispered with more veneration than 'the kitchen work triangle' — a decades-old term that still dominates kitchen design today. But does it still hold true in the modern world? Before you start your next remodel, get the latest thinking on layouts and decide what's best for you. READ MORE »

The Reason You Should Never, Ever Leave a Plastic Water Bottle in Your Car — Kitchn

From Kitchn ? Here's Why You Should Never, Ever Leave a Plastic Water Bottle in Your Car READ MORE »

Cool Product Alert: A Pet Camera That Can Also Feed Your Pet

Ever wonder what your pets are upto when you are not home? Check out PetCube’s Bite Camera that not only allows you to keep track of your pet, but also lets you to communicate and feed them! Recommended Reading: Super Stylish Cat Houses, Furniture & Home Essentials For The Discerning Cat Lover

Downsizing Into a Studio Full of Its Original Historical Elements — House Call

Name: Daniel, his partner, and Eloise the cat Location: Lower Queen Anne — Seattle, Washington The basics: Under a month, rented — 490 square feet Daniel's deco-y studio packs a lot of punch for a small space. His tastefully restrained...Show More Summary

This Beautiful Kitchen Trend Keeps Going and Going and Going

We write a lot about trends for the kitchen, because we want you to know what's out there, and seeing beautiful and new ideas is fun. But the truth, of course, is that you don't really want your kitchen to be trendy. You want your kitchen...Show More Summary

Miley Cyrus Buys a Modern Farmhouse in Her Tennessee Hometown

Disney star turned pop singer Miley Cyrus is heading back to her country roots. The daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus bought a farmhouse style manse in Franklin, Tennessee, the city where she was born. READ MORE »

All You Need is $10 Worth of Stickers to (Finally!) Organize Your Storage Area

Forget Konmari philosophies and vacuum bags. The real secret behind any tidy home is hidden storage, and lots of it. It might manifest itself as a garage stuffed with boxes (yours, or your parents') or an off-site storage unit—which, yes, is the key to living successfully in a studio, at least if you're a maximalist. READ MORE »

What Do Kanye and IKEA Have In Common? They're Both Up for Design of the Year

What do IKEA and Kanye West have in common? No, there's no official word of a collaboration between the two yet. But both have been nominated for Design of the Year awards, which were announced earlier this week by London's Design Museum. READ MORE »

The 10 Best Organic Bedding Sources — Shopper's Guide

You spend about one-third of your life in bed, so it's an important place to invest in clean, healthy, and beautiful products! These 10 makers of certified organic bedding offer a range of designs to suit every taste and budget. READ MORE »

"Faded Elegance" in an Echo Park Craftsman — House Tour

Name: Matt Casper and Ted Dorsey Location: Echo Park — Los Angeles, California Size: 2,132 square feet Years lived in: 6 years, owned Going to a dinner party at Matt and Ted's is probably the grown-up equivalent of going to Disneyland. Show More Summary

This Creepy Face Clock Tells Time With Crossed Eyes

If your design aesthetic skews towards the strange, we've got the perfect wall accessory to suit your decorative tastes. Tokyo-based contemporary design company We+ released a set of wall clocks that uses a digital display of the human face in a way that is kind of, well, scary. Show More Summary

The Ultimate Happy Place: Whimsical DIYs You Probably Never Thought to Try

(Image credit: Marisa Vitale) You may have caught a look at Amina and Salvatore's incredible house tour and if not, seriously, how could you miss it? It's what all your rainbow and unicorn and glitter dreams are made of! What was soShow More Summary

9 Super Simple DIY Ideas for Repurposing Cutting Boards

iStock/goir Wooden cutting boards are easily repurposed for all kinds of practical purposes. Whether your wooden cutting boards are worn out or you come across a treasure trove at a garage sale, you will want to hold onto or snap them up, whatever the case may be. Show More Summary

Power Up Your Prints: How to Add Pattern to Your Home (for all Levels of Pattern Lovers)

Nothing livens up a room quite like a little (or a big) dose of pattern. But adding pattern to an existing space can be a little intimidating. That's why we've created this handy guide, with 12 different spaces featuring pattern in various degrees — from a little bit to a whole whole lot. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Gorgeous Gray Warms Up a Bland Dining Room

Jo's dining room caught our eye before we even knew what the space had looked like before she got her hands on it. Now we're even more in love with the warm, cozy and cool atmosphere she created knowing that it blossomed out of a pretty standard space. With just one exquisitely selected accent color and some great furniture finds, the space did a total 180. READ MORE »

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