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Happy Birthday, Marilyn Monroe
I challenge you to think of someone’s image that has captivated us and influenced and ingrained itself into our home decor more than that of Marilyn Monroe, who would have celebrated her 87th birthday today, June 1, 2013. (Monroe died in 1962 from a...
A Beginner's Mini Guide to Buying Antiques
The world of antiques has so much to offer, and it is more accessible than you might think. If you've been considering adding an antique piece or two to your home but are not sure where to begin, this mini guide covers the basics, from what makes an antique...
Get Creative With Your Bathroom Floor Tile
So much tile is installed simply and in a running bond pattern, like brick, until it fills a space wall to wall. But bathroom floor tile has an opportunity to be so much more: It can be a way to divide the room, create a path or make a focal point. Don't...
Wonderful Ways to Mesh Woven Furniture With Your Style
My design style tends to lean toward the beautifully odd, gently worn and subtly masculine. I'm not very Shabby Chic, but I'd fall in love with an old, chipped wicker footstool at the drop of the hat. Woven furniture doesn't have to remind you of...
29 Home Projects to Make You a DIY Superstar
Even though home improvement knowledge gets passed down from generation to generation, many of us still somehow manage to punch a dozen holes in the wall while looking for a stud, or screw up something as simple as painting the walls. And while many dream...
Love Your Living Room: Upsize a Small Space
A small living room can work just as hard or harder as a large space. Once you have all of your key living room furniture pulled together, try using one or more of these space-changing ideas. Done right, they can help upsize the personality and functionality...
Bamboo Products — Earth Friend or Foe?
Bamboo was first found and used in China about 5,000 years ago. Technically classified as a grass, it grows faster than any other woody plant in the world. Since bamboo also needs few pesticides and fertilizers and little irrigation, it has become a popular...
Twist Up a Room's Look With Tie-Dye
Just so we're clear, the hippies did not invent tie-dye. Yes, they may have perfected the psychedelic variety and forever linked the technique to the Summer of Love, but tie-dyeing is actually an ancient method used all over the world. Japanese shibori...
Outfit a Beach House From Deck to Drawer Knobs
Whether you are in the process of fixing up a beach house or dream of owning one, this ideabook is chock-full of ideas for fixing up your getaway. Here you'll find products, ideas and color schemes, from outdoor showers and wraparound decks to paint colors...
12 Smart Ideas for Decorating Empty Corners
I was a fairly well-behaved child in school, so I don't recall ever getting sent to a corner. If I had, I'm sure I would have done the same thing I do in any other space: think about how to decorate it. Corners are not just for time-outs; corners are...
Reinvent It: Antique Glass Goes Door to Door
Using architectural salvage can make all the difference in retaining an older home's original character and style during renovations. For this 1906 colonial home in New Castle, New Hampshire, period elements like this reclaimed door enhance the home's...
Decorate With Intention: Design Your Ideal Dining Room
Living rooms get a lot of attention, but a dining room that suits your style and fits your needs can make each day a bit richer. So why not give yours a little extra love? If you haven't been using your dining room, it could be that setting it up properly...
Bedroom Color: The Secret to More Sex and More Sleep
More sleep and more sex? Yes, please! A new survey involving 2,000 Brits shows a strong correlation between the color of your bedroom walls and decor with how much sleep and sex you're having. The takeaway: People with blue rooms appear to be getting...
Runway to Room: Fall in Line With Camouflage
Since fashion and home decor have long been kindred spirits, it's no surprise to see the fashion du jour, camouflage, popping up in home design. Spring 2013 fashion...
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