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An Unexpected Spot to Add Color: The Fireplace

Highlighting period woodwork with a modern punch of color is a statement for any home, and the fireplace can be the perfect spot for this. An old fireplace can sometimes be an eyesore for homeowners, however this can often be remedied with a quick, punchy coat of paint. Instead of trying to hide a hideous fireplace, transform it, into a home's focal point. READ MORE »

Keep the Party Rolling With Stylish Bar Carts — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 11 Handsome Bar Carts That Will Keep the Party Rolling READ MORE »

Pamela's "Cherry Pink Crush" Room — Room for Color Contest

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Pamela Location: Washington, DC Division: Warm Inspiration for my palette: I had a mosiac votive candle holder I bought in Spain. I wanted to capture the tonal shift of the colors on the walls in my room. Show More Summary

DIY a Woven Wall Hanging . . . From a Bath Mat!

The following post was originally featured on brittanyMakes and written by blogger Brittany C. who is part of POPSUGAR Select Home. Confession: I've been sitting on this project for over a month. A month! Why the wait, you ask? Well, I kinda feel like I cheated, although simultaneously I kinda feel like a genius. Show More Summary

Stack in Style With a Creative Woodpile

Crazy-cool woodpile ideas that'll cozy up your home - Houzz Step inside novelist John Irving's Vermont dream home - Curbed This is what your bathroom will look like in 2015 - HuffPost Home 16 Italian kitchen essentials you need - Remodelista Home...Show More Summary

10 More DIY Projects for Copper Pipe and Fittings

In case you haven't heard, copper is the biggest trend in DIY. Fittings and pipe made from copper are easy to find at hardware and home stores, and people love the warm metallic shimmer it gives off. Is it the new gold? Maybe. With these creative DIY projects, you don't have to spend a lot to find out. READ MORE »

Cozy Up with Target's Latest Collaboration with Faribault — Design News

Just in time for cooler temperatures, Target announced its latest collaboration with Faribault. The Minnesota-based heritage wool brand has been around since 1865. The collection, launching on November 2, includes blankets, scarves, bags, and tech accessories. READ MORE »

WhatWeDo Prints + Faunascapes

Plywood is trending at the moment in home interiors, have you noticed? That’s why I have to show you something very cool that I came across called WhatWeDo in the online shop of Lys Vintage, which I frequent on a regular basis since first meeting Simone (the owner) many years ago. I love the style of her shop because her interiors taste is really […]

Sebastian's "Antique Autumn" Room — Room for Color Contest

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Sebastian Location: Cranston, RI Division: Warm Inspiration for my palette: I wanted to infused pops of modern culture and color into the house's 1885 build history. Mixing tradition with softer comforts. READ MORE »

The 10 Commandments of Small Space Living

Is your small space is starting to get a bit cramped, a little claustrophobic? Maybe you're downgrading to a more petite pad and you're feeling a little freaked. We can help. If you follow these 10 commandments, you'll be happily living small in no time. READ MORE »

A Vintage Secretary Makes the Ultimate Home Bar

Spotted on Fantastic Frank. It seems like everyone has a bar cart these days, and everything even remotely square and/or roll-y is getting turned into a bar. I thought I'd seen it all, until I saw these photos of vintage secretaries being used as bars. Could this be any more perfect? READ MORE »

Michelle Williams Lists Her Dreamy Brooklyn Home

In a small, charming neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, lives one of Hollywood's most famous faces. Or should we say lived. Actress Michelle Williams just listed her four-story townhouse in Boerum Hill, according to the CityRealty blog 6sqft. Show More Summary

JP's "White with Vibrant Details" Room — Room for Color Contest

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: JP Location: London United Kingdom Division: International Inspiration for my palette: A wall of books on white bookshelves usually does not require any additional color as the book spines provide ample. Show More Summary

Leaning House: Dynamic Diagonal Focuses Views on Horizon

What if you could lift up your house and position it like a telescope so that it focuses on the distant horizon? That’s essentially what PRAUD did with this two-story private residence near Chungpyong Lake in South Korea, lifting a rectangular architectural volume and propping it up on a smaller one to make it seem […]

Need a Rug? Make a DIY Floorcloth from Canvas Instead

Rugs are a huge investment, and not always a smart one if you have kids or a limited budget. Put off buying that heirloom Persian carpet, and try one of these DIY floorcloths instead. They are cheap and easy to make, and the designs are completely and utterly up to you. READ MORE »

Missing Early Banksy Appears at School Art Show — Design News

One of Banksy's early stencil works, missing for four years, appeared this week at a school art show outside of Bristol, UK. Leopard and Barcode was set to be destroyed when the building it was on underwent renovations in 2010. A teacher's husband saved the work, and it's been wrapped in a blanket under their bed, until now. READ MORE »

A Gallery of Weird and Wonderful Windows

Windows. You know, those holes in the wall (preferably with glass in them) that let in light. Most windows are pretty unremarkable — you notice the view, but not the window itself. Not so for these windows. These windows are weird and wonderful and completely steal the show. READ MORE »

10 Questions to Consider in Your Apartment Search

A lot of new renters assume that searching for an apartment is simple. You just search for available spaces online, pick the best looking one in your price range, and sign a lease, right? While being that laid-back with your search might...Show More Summary

Kaisa & Otto's Black and White Abode in Helsinki — House Tour

Name: Kaisa and Otto Location: Käpylä; Helsinki, Finland Size: 441 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Owned There are a few things that one expects when stepping into a Finnish apartment—a row of shoes by the door, labeled towels racks in the bathroom, and at least a few Finnish design staples. Show More Summary

Can a Pillow Keep You Wrinkle Free?

Short answer: who knows? But come along anyway as I delve into the engrossing and somewhat terrifying world of specialty sleep pillows. READ MORE »

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