192 Ideabooks by Lily Gahagan

Quick Fix: Update Bookshelves With a Coat of Color
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As winter keeps winding on (and on), cabin fever can make you downright bored to tears with the state of your home. If you find yourself looking around the place with those wild eyes of a renovator, wait! Don't swing that sledgehammer just yet. Sometimes...
Houzz Tour: A Modern Renovation in Seattle
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Wife and husband Lauren and Kyle Zerbey know their way around a renovation: The two architects have been in the process of one for the past 4 years! Needless to say, their 800 square-foot Seattle fixer-upper, built in 1910, was in need of lots of work...
17 Space-Saving Solutions for Small Kitchens
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The tiny home trend is tops on my list of loves, but a tiny kitchen? So less desirable. They pretty much go hand-in-hand, though. For urbanites, apartment dwellers and small-home owners, the heart of the home can become the bane of your existence when...
Preview: The Shops at Target Take a New Approach
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I've heard some war stories of shoppers who have braved the opening day of Target's popular designer collaborations. (Dare I bring up the mayhem Missoni...
Make Your Mantel Shine this Holiday
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Most mantelpieces get little attention throughout the year. We craft a thoughtful vignette of pictures and decorative objects, then leave it be for months at a time. But the holidays are the perfect time to give that forgotten mantel a new look. Here,...
Design Details: Hexagonal Tiles
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It might be a mouthful to say, but hexagonal tiles (hex tiles, for short) are an easy choice for the bathroom. The classic pattern has been gracing the floors and walls of the loo since the 19th century, and based on the design's recent rise in popularity,...
On Trend: Wood Tiles
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If you had to guess the oldest material known to man, wood would likely come to mind. Think chimpanzees using twigs to suck up termites — this stuff has been put to use by those of us with opposable thumbs for ages. As such, it's hard to think...
On Trend: Smart Solutions for Cords
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The cords in my house seem to propagate overnight, with their tangly tentacles peeking out from under my bed, peering around my desk and almost enveloping my television stand. Rather than attempting to beat them back with a broom, I checked in on the...
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On Trend: Wireless Lounging
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Are you currently reading this from the desk in your home office? Or are you more likely to browse the Web from a more comfortable perch? As the use of Wi-Fi devices has skyrocketed, our likelihood of booting up the ol' desktop computer to surf the Web...
Spring Forward! Making the Most of Evening Sunlight
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Daylight saving time starts this weekend, meaning that we've got to remember to set our clocks forward on Sunday and, regrettably, lose an hour of sweet, sweet sleep. But let's focus on the positive, shall we? The good news is we'll gain an hour of light...
Secret Passages and Hidden Spots
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To me, the coolest part of being a superhero would have to be the hidden lair. Superman has his Fortress of Solitude, Batman the Bat Cave. (Side note: Why are they all cold and filled with stalagmites? I'd kit mine out with at least a comfortable seat...
Iconic Indoor Furniture Moves Outside
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If the thought of moving an LC3 armchair outside gives you the cold sweats, take heart; Design Within Reach's new outdoor pieces might look like they...
Product Picks: Safety Choices Show Fearless Style
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This year's New York International Gift Fair hosted the unveiling of plenty of amazing new products, but the one that's got the most people, um, chirping, might very well be the Chick-a-Dee Smoke Detector. Not only...
Fresh Start: 39 Ways to Organize Your Stuff
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Admittedly, most of my resolutions tend to fall to the wayside. But this year, I'm bound and determined to make one a reality: It's time to get organized. Houzz users provide plenty of creative ideas for getting a space arranged and in ship shape with...
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