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Should You Hire An Interior Designer? Ask Yourself These Questions Before Taking the Plunge

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: Cork Bowls | Throw Pillows | Sconces One of the questions we get asked all the...Show More Summary

Apologizing? There's an App for That

Starting tomorrow, apologizing will get a whole lot easier. Former MSNBC news anchor Greta Van Susteren announced via Facebook that she's releasing a new app, Sorry, for free on November 14th. READ MORE »

This Mostly Untouched Frank Lloyd Wright "Mushroom" House Is For Sale

The legendary Frank Lloyd Wright designed some unique properties in his day, but we've never seen one quite like this. Needless to say, the starchitect proved he was a fun guy with this mushroom-esque structure, now for sale for $1.5 million. READ MORE »

The Bohemian Brooklyn Sanctuary of mindbodygreen's Founders — House Tour

Name: Jason and Colleen Wachob, of mindbodygreen Location: Dumbo — Brooklyn, New York Size: 1,751 square feet Years lived in: 8 months, owned After back injuries left him in excruciating pain in 2009, Jason Wachob began his yoga practice...and was encouraged by the positive, powerful, life-improving effects. Show More Summary

Decorating With Color: Shop Plum and Wine Decorating Ideas for a Cozy Nest

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: Throw Pillows | Rug Plum or wine has many names — aubergine, currant, merlot, deep cranberry, burgundy, eggplant, berry and plum spice. Show More Summary

There Might Be More Gilmore Girls Episodes, But Not on Netflix

Gilmore Girls fans, don't give up hope. There could still be more episodes coming—just not on Netflix. READ MORE »

These Are The Top 10 Best Cities to Raise a Family

If family is your priority, it makes sense to want to live somewhere known for being family-friendly, right? Whether you're planning a family in the future — or you already have kids and are looking to make a move — you may be curious about your best options. READ MORE »

It's Time to Purge Your Holiday Decor: Use Our Two Simple Rules to Declutter

Whether you crank up the Christmas music the second Halloween's over, or you restrain yourself and stick to fall decor at least until Thanksgiving, now is the time of year that your bins of holiday decor have come down from the attic or out from under the guest beds. Show More Summary

Before and After: From Fast Food Floors to Old World Charm

The designer of this renovation described the kitchen before as, "dark, oddly angled and with what looks like fast food restaurant tile on the floor." The client wanted to brighten and update the kitchen while making sure that it fit in perfectly with the rest of the 100-year-old home. Show More Summary

Real People, Real Advice: Hosting Gatherings in a Small Home

For many small space dwellers, the thought of entertaining over the holidays — inviting friends and family into a teeny amount of square feet — is plain daunting. Don't let the challenge of hosting in a small home get in the way of your dinner party dreams this holiday season, though. Show More Summary

Why You Should Put a Cotton Ball in Your Trash Can

I'm trying to watch my waste. And we recycle a lot. So my trash can—it doesn't get a lot of attention. An egg shell here, and some uneaten leftovers there. (I should probably start composting, I think.) It takes some time for my trash to get full, and in the meantime... it can kind of start to stink. READ MORE »

The One Product That Seriously Boosted My Closet Space — Amazon Deal of the Day

For most small space dwellers, a tiny apartment usually translates to an equally compact closet—so finding extra storage space can be an uphill battle. Thankfully, there are still some affordable and foolproof ways to score some extra closet space at home—it just takes a little imagination. READ MORE »

Here's What This Weekend's New Moon Means For Your Home

With the Sun traveling through Scorpio this past month, and meeting up for a sparklingly potent New Moon on 11/18, it's time to roll up your sleeves, dig into the trenches, and get ready for some serious purging. But this lunar energy lends the zodiac's Phoenix sign a softer, sweeter edge. Show More Summary

The 8 Hottest Toys of the Season to Buy Now (Before They Sell Out)

Every year, there's a toy (or two) that enters the "impossible to find" holiday shopping hall of fame. You know them: Tickle Me Elmo, Furby, Hatchimals. In a few short weeks, you'll know what toys have emerged as the hottest of 2017 because, well, you won't be able to find them anywhere. Show More Summary

A "Bohemian Bayou" Hideaway in New Orleans — House Tour

Name: Anne Yvonne Stoltze and her Ragdoll cats Teddy (who sadly passed away this summer) and Nigel Location: Treme — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 650 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting Anne's romance with New Orleans began three years ago during a visit for Jazz Fest, a familiar story here in the Crescent City. Show More Summary

You Know You've Thought About It: How to Become an HGTV Star

Whether they're interior designers, stylists, contractors or realtors, HGTV personalities really are at the top of their game. And though it might feel like it to you, the faces you see on the network definitely didn't get there overnight. If you've ever thought about what it takes to make it to HGTV stardom, read on, because we found out. READ MORE »

Art Museum in Berlin Opens Incense Room to Showcase Chinese Culture

The art of incense is a practice that dates back over 2,000 years and the converted second world war bunker in Berlin is the first museum to showcase this spiritual disciple and ceremony while surrounded by ancient and contemporary art in the feurele collection. The exhibit follows a very minimalist …

Get Ready For Turkey Day: A Countdown of the Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes

We've got slightly under two weeks until the big meal. Get in the mood with the best Thanksgiving episodes—or at the very least, create seasonal background noise while you scour Pinterest for stuffing recipes. READ MORE »

We Tried Updating An Old Appliance With Liquid Stainless Steel — Apartment Therapy Test Lab

Can this outdated, off-white relic of a stove be transformed into a sleek stainless steel beauty? When I learned about a product designed to replicate the look of stainless steel appliances, I was itching to see if it worked — it just seemed a little too good to be true. Show More Summary

This color forecaster says teal will be the trending hue of 2018

Design trends don’t happen in a vacuum. The best ones reflect the world around us and capture the zeitgeist of the time in a way that resonates on an instinctual, gut level — and such is the case with color forecasting. The process of predicting what groups of colors are destined to be most sought...

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