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448 Ideabooks by Laura Gaskill
Step Away From the Wallpaper: Why Decorating Risks Are Overrated
In popular design shows in which designers compete against one another, “safe” is usually code for “boring” — it’s all about making a statement and standing out from the crowd. But your home is not a design contest; it’s real life....
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Bathroom
We feel your dread. That’s why we’ve broken down cleaning and decluttering the bath into daily, manageable tasks
Wet towels and dirty clothes dumped on the floor, the sink littered with products, soap scum caked on every surface … In the daily rush to get out the door, the bathroom often fares the worst (and that’s not even mentioning the really grubby stuff)....
12 Warm-Weather Makeover Ideas for the Bedroom
Are your linens and bedroom decor still playing the heavy? Shed some visual weight for spring and summer with these decorating ideas
The longer, warmer days of spring and summer beg for a lighter touch in the bedroom and guest quarters. Pack up the thick duvets and woolen blankets and set out something fresher and prettier —...
Guest Picks: From India With Love
Perhaps it was the previews of the independent Indian film The Lunchbox, soon to be released in the States, or maybe it was the photos (and gorgeous treasures) from my friend and fellow blogger...
How to Choose the Right Solar Lights
Learn about different types of outdoor solar lights, where to use them and why you might want to avoid the bargain bin
Using solar lighting outdoors can be a lifesaver when outdoor outlets are not available. But do solar-powered lights really work? How do they measure up to hardwired electric lights? And what if your yard is shady or you live somewhere that rarely sees...
21 Free Ways to Give Your Home Some Love
When spring hits some people dive right into the garden. But considering this is Houzz, I suspect I am not alone in feeling the urge to redecorate as soon as the sun starts to peek out. To break the shopping habit (and spare my bank account), I have gathered...
10 Ways to Get That Casual Chic Look
Make your home look effortlessly elegant by balancing rustic and refined, mixing textures and having a little fun
You know those homes (perhaps you have a friend with a home like this) where...
8 Reasons to Jump Off the DIY Bandwagon
You heard right. Stop beating yourself up for not making stuff yourself, and start seeing the bright side of buying from others
The abundance of DIY tutorials currently flooding magazines, books and the web is supposed to make creating a one-of-a-kind space easier than ever. But what happens when...
Simple Pleasures: Cultivate Everyday Joie de Vivre
You can’t be on holiday all the time, of course, but you can enjoy that same carefree feeling right at home, right now
Have you ever entertained the thought that your life would be sweeter and more pleasurable if only you lived somewhere else, like Paris or Florence? I certainly have. But while life may indeed...
Nature’s Color Wisdom: Lessons on Red From the Great Outdoors
From blazing fires and sunsets to breathtaking...
10 Great Outdoor Chill Zones
Whether you have a huge poolside deck or a sliver of a patio, these ideas will kick stress to the curb all summer long
In the warm months, there’s nothing better than coming home and immediately kicking off your shoes, grabbing an ice-cold drink and heading right outside. Sitting outdoors in the fresh air is a great way to loosen up, unwind and let go. Summer...
Simple Pleasures: Savor the First Spring Day in the Garden
The birds are chirping, the bulbs are blooming and the air is inviting. How will you answer the call of the garden?
Is there anything better than that first spring day when the weather finally feels warm enough to really spend time outdoors? Celebrate spring with a full day spent puttering in the garden, tending to chores, sprucing things up and pampering...
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Entry Hall
A neat, chic entryway gives visitors a positive first impression and makes coming home a pleasure. But between the daily influx of mail and a household’s worth of coats, shoes and bags, this space is often one of the most challenging...
Revive Your Room’s Look in Just 5 Steps
Not in total-makeover mode? Give your space polish and a pulled-together look with this easily doable plan
It’s a common issue — your room doesn’t feel terrible, just flat or not quite pulled together, and you’re not sure how to fix it. If this sounds...
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Living Room
A task a day sends messes totally away. All you need is a week to get your living room in tip-top shape
As seen in a recent Houzz survey, our homes really do make us happy —...