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Advice for Dealing with a New Homeowners Association? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: My husband and I are looking to buy a house; in the Atlanta area, many of them happen to be in HOAs. I've never lived within one, and my husband's biggest complaint is overnight street parking restrictions. What other things do I have to look forward to (or potentially regret after we buy)? Thank you! -Sent by Darcy READ MORE »

IKEA Bets On Movable Walls for Small Spaces — Design News

Pin it IKEA is reportedly planning to bring transforming small space apartments to the masses. The idea, already popular for individual projects, is what the Swedish furniture giant has been quietly testing. READ MORE »

Before & After: Bright & Beautiful Nashville Kitchen Renovation

Pin it When Brian and Greg purchased a 1,500 sq. ft., 1960's-era ranch house that had been on the market for over 500 days, they knew they could turn it into something special. A first priority was turning an 11 x 12 kitchen that comfortably fit one person into a bright, open space that met their needs as a growing family and frequent hosts. Show More Summary

Bursting With Color and Natural Energy: Lemongrass Restaurant in Indonesia

In our constant search for inspiring design, we stumbled upon Lemongrass, a lively restaurant envisioned by Einstein & Associates in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. The exterior, interior and landscape design of Lemongrass is merged into a tropical paradise. Show More Summary

6 Ways to Make Your Halloween Celebration a Little Greener

You don’t need to make Halloween any more terrifying than it already is. Keep the spook light and fun by continuing with your Halloween celebration, only with the environment in mind.  6 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Halloween Celebration 1. Show More Summary

Inside a Palm Springs getaway that's modern, hip -- and still kid-friendly

When Emilie Davidson Hoyt and Rob Hoyt moved to a traditional home in Pasadena, they were torn. They missed the feeling of a modern house — like the one they lived in previously. But they also needed a space that was more kid-friendly. They satisfied that craving in 2006 when they fell in love...

Less Is More: Paint Trim & Moulding for a Color Pop — Greatest Hits: From the Archives

Pin it Color really is the best way to liven up a room and make it memorable, but you don't have to use a ton of it to get your desired results. Here are ten examples of rooms where the painted moulding and trim have the starring role, either bringing a splash of color to white walls or an special touch to colored walls. READ MORE »

Jill & Dan's Lighthearted Home — House Tour Greatest Hits

Pin it Name: Dan, Jill, Grey and Taavi Ritacco and their dog Apple Location: North Kingstown, Rhode Island Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: almost 3 years; owned Written in chalk above the bathroom door are the words, “Artistry...Show More Summary

200 Years of Swedish Wooden Toys on Display in New York City — Design News

Pin it Sweden has a rich history of wooden children's toys marked by simple, good design. This topic is explored in an exhibit, Swedish Wooden Toys (running through Jan. 17, 2016), at the Bard Graduate Center on New York's Upper West Side. The exhibit showcases dollhouses, rocking horses, sleds, trains, tabletop games and much more. READ MORE »

Ruth & Phil's Smartly Designed, Eco-Friendly Family Home — House Tour

Pin it Name: Phil & Ruth de Vos and their six children Location: Mount Richon, Western Australia Size: 340 square meters (3,660 square feet) Years lived in: 3 1/2 years; Owned Ruth, a textile artist, and Phil, an engineer, built their...Show More Summary

Make Your Home Smell Fresher By Cleaning This One Spot

Pin it Jennifer's Streamlined Simplicity Pin it Have you ever woken up one morning and stumbled into your living room (or come home from being out of town and walk through your front door) and smelled something a Something slightly stinky without a clear source? It might be this spot in your home that gets dirty often and cleaned rarely. READ MORE »

A Coffin Made from a Billy Bookcase Among Exhibits at IKEA-themed Art Show — Design News

Pin it Through November 14th, the Warrington Museum & Art Gallery in England is hosting an exhibition exploring a variety of artists' reaction to IKEA. Warrington is the site of the UK's first IKEA store which opened in 1987 and has one of the most visitors of any store in England. READ MORE »

Luminous Stone House in Toronto for a Family of Five

Building a stone house in Toronto and making it look like a fresh modern fortress was the perfect job for Atelier Kastelic Buffey to prove their talent once again. They imagined a residence that would encompass a sense of ease and aShow More Summary

The 5 biggest misconceptions about watering your lawn and garden during a drought

Four months into mandatory watering restrictions that have curbed Southern California's residential irrigation routines, the news is both good and not so good. On the plus side, citizens are saving water — in many cases, beyond expectations. Many cities are making their mandatory cutback levels...

Fresh Find: Dumont Velvet Sofa

Dumont Velvet Sofa | Benchmade of Brownstone Click here to buy at All we can think when we look at the Dumont 85? Velvet Sofa ($2,199) is: Helloooo, gorgeous! This emerald-green-velvet beauty, made in the USA by Benchmade by Brownstone, is an absolute stunner that would be right at home in any refined living space. Show More Summary

Surprising Design Details in Luxury Miami Beach Home

The elegance of a dream home can be seen in each detail. You can spot good design a mile away. This time, you should be a mile away from Miami Beach, Florida, the place where this stunning property rises tall to inspire. Designed and...Show More Summary

Fast Ways to Create a Cozier Room for Fall

Claire & Luke's Soulful Logan Square Apartment Pin it Did fall sneak up on you? Are your rooms still feeling summer-y and breezy? Are you looking to add some fall coziness fast? These four easy ideas will never let you down and are perfect if you just want a cozier home for you or if you’ve got entertaining plans on the horizon! READ MORE »

Burnout: Candle Holder Extinguishes the Flame For You

Candlelight adds a beautiful, romantic glow to any room…but it’s also dangerous, especially if the scene is pretty enough to lull you to sleep. Designer Lars Beller Fjetland created a simple but ingenious way to protect your home from accidental candle fires with no extra effort on your part. The candle holder is called Moment […]

Beth's Romantic & Retro Residence — House Tour Greatest Hits

Pin it Name: Beth Cook, a personal and professional coach Location: San Francisco, California Size: about 900 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years; Rented Beth is proud to be the latest in a line of lively ladies to grace this ground floor rental residence in San Francisco. Show More Summary

12 Cool Halloween Crafts ... for Grown-Ups! (PHOTOS)

Post by Alesandra Dubin. When it comes to DIY Halloween decor, why let the kiddies have all the fun? The holiday's crafts can be sophisticated and cool... and just right for grown-ups to take on. Try your hand at one of these Halloween...Show More Summary

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