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Guest Picks: Modern Metallics
Along with something black, something white and something textured, every room also needs something metallic. Whether you opt for shimmer or shine, a touch of metallic will provide a highlight to any room. And they're not just for fancy or formal interiors....
Guest Picks: Bargain Finds
Style has nothing to do with money. You can create a beautiful home by saving up for those key investment pieces and collecting affordable furnishings, artwork and accessories along the way. Well-made, interesting pieces don't have to cost an...
Guest Picks: Bedside Tables
The humble bedside table may be one of the smallest pieces of furniture in the home, but it's often one of the hardest working. In a guest bedroom it may simply be a convenient surface for a reading lamp, in kids' rooms it will need room for picture books...
Guest Picks: Time for a Cuppa
My husband and I recently became owners of an espresso machine. We are enthusiastically ditching the supermarket instant coffee in lieu of our fancy pods and frothy milk. It's starting to get very chilly here in Australia, so I find myself drinking a...
Guest Picks: Nursery Artwork
You've found out you're going to be parents — congratulations! Once you've organized all the practical necessities, it's time for the fun part: creating a space for your new arrival. If you've found out whether you're having a boy or girl,...
Guest Picks: Bathroom Updates
We all spend a lot of energy making our living rooms inviting, our kitchens stylish and our bedrooms cozy. But what about the poor, neglected bathroom? Sure, it mainly consists of built-in furniture and fixtures, but that's no reason to not accessorize...
Guest Picks: Landing Strip Essentials
Do you have piles of mail, shoes, bags and jackets strewn about the house? Do you ever go to leave the house but can't locate your keys, wallet or phone? As your doctor will tell you, prevention is better than cure. So prevent the clutter from...
Guest Picks: Get Organized
A new year brings a fresh slate. I love the possibilities that January holds. Lost keys, cries of "What's for dinner?", misplaced paperwork, tangled jewelry — ugh! All those little daily household frustrations of the past year can be turned...
Guest Picks: Quirky Christmas Trees
Take a break from the traditional tannenbaum and opt instead for one of these Christmas tree originals
Holidays are all about traditions. But there's no reason why your decorating has to look traditional if that's not your cup of tea. Aesthetics aside, there are plenty of reasons why a traditional pine tree may not suit you. Maybe you...
Guest Picks: Cheap & Cheerful Spring Accessories
While much of the world is gathering the firewood and getting the heavier blankets out of storage, the days down under are getting longer and warmer. It's time to open up the house to the warm breeze and freshen things up for the new season with colorful...
Guest Picks: Small Space Outdoor Living
The weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting longer here in my part of the world. This can only mean one thing: getting back outdoors to enjoy the spring sunshine. My courtyard garden is very low maintenance in the cooler months,...
Guest Picks: Cleaning Essentials
After an unusually long and cold winter in the Southern Hemisphere, I am truly ready for spring. I cannot wait to throw open the doors and windows to catch the first hints of warm breezes and sunshine. I'm already itching to freshen up my home...
Guest Picks: Bold and Beautiful Wallpaper
Paint, schmaint! When it comes to your walls, it's time to go bold or go home. Wallpaper has had a huge resurgence in popularity recently, and it's easy to see why. It can instantly pull a room together and supercharge the style and personality....
Guest Picks: Winter (Yes, Winter) Warmers
For folks in the Southern Hemisphere, July is right in the heart of winter. Warm up with 20 ways to make your home as cozy as can be
The city where I live in Australia just experienced its coldest day in years, so naturally I'm thinking about every possible way to warm up. Of course you'll want an excellent fireplace, heat-loss preventers and some hearty cooking. But creating a comfy...