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10 Secrets to a Neat Living Room
It’s where you hang out, flop down, decompress. It’s also probably where you read, play, craft, watch movies and entertain. With so much going on, it’s no wonder it can be difficult to keep the living room looking (and feeling) neat. And other than...
10 Recipes for Shabby Chic Style
Rustic furniture, floral fabrics, sparkling chandeliers. Here are 10 easy ways to bring the romantic cottage look into your home
Vintage and antique finds; distressed, cracked and imperfect finishes; antique linens; sparkling chandeliers; and lots of white. Though certainly not for everyone, for those who love the style, Shabby Chic is utter...
Home-Buying Checklist: 20 Things to Consider Beyond the Inspection
Quality of life is just as important as construction quality. Learn what to look for at open houses to ensure comfort in your new home
If you are in the market for a house, you’ll likely want to make sure you have a roof that won’t leak, a solid foundation, proper wiring and so on. But what about the things not covered by the inspection? Sometimes it’s these less obvious...
15 Key Pieces for Modern Farmhouse Style
Fresh rustic, comfortable modern, heritage with a twist — modern farmhouse style is all of these things and more. This easy-to-love style takes the best of the past and updates it with a modern eye for simplicity, color and design … and it works no...
14 Fab Black and White Home Projects
You would be hard-pressed to find another color combo quite as effortlessly cool as black and white. Black and white decor, whether in the form of a graphic wallpaper pattern, black and white photography, or something else, can add elegance in an instant....
Change Up Your Bedroom’s Look With Pendant Lamps
Hanging pendants beside the bed instead of using table lamps is a great way to save precious bedside space — and the lights just might become your favorite part of the room. Here are eight ideas for hanging bedside lamps in a range of styles, from edgy...
15 Fun Organizing Ideas for Fashionistas
Give your clothes, shoes and accessories the home they deserve with these strategies for posh storage and display
It’s time for fall shopping, and you know what that means: Look out, closet; there’s a whole lot of new stuff coming your way! Here are 15 creative ways to max out your storage options and create eye-catching displays for everything in your wardrobe....
Guest Picks: 20 Finds to Cluck About
With backyard chicken keeping gaining steam in cities and suburbs, it’s becoming more likely to hear a clucking coming from your neighbor’s (or your own!) yard, even if you don’t live in the country. Whether you have a flock of your own or are simply...
Simple Pleasures: Savor Summer’s Last Hurrah
Don’t let summer slip away without a proper celebration! Hosting a gathering to mark the end of the season is a wonderful opportunity to slow down and savor the present moment. Choose the fete that means the most to you: a harvest party to celebrate...
Catching Up With the Queen of Shabby Chic
Rachel Ashwell defined a style embraced by countless fans over the past 25 years. Find out what she’s turning her sights to now
What started more than two decades ago with a small store selling slipcovered furniture and flea market finds in Santa Monica, California, has blossomed into the enormously popular Shabby Chic style and brand. We caught up with founder Rachel Ashwell...
How to Stage Your Kitchen for a Home Sale
A major kitchen overhaul can cost a huge amount of money — money you probably will not fully recoup when you sell. Instead of going for a full-on remodel, consider what small changes you can make to update your kitchen. Paint rather than replace cabinets,...
What Goes With a Redbrick Fireplace?
Play up or tone down your redbrick fireplace by pairing it strategically with other colors and materials
Many older homes (and some new ones) have redbrick fireplaces — some gorgeous, some not so much. If you are not interested in painting the brick, taking...
How to Keep Your White Spaces Looking Great
Don’t let dinginess darken your door — or your walls, furniture, floors ... see the light with these cleaning and maintenance tips
White spaces can be light, bright and beautiful — but how do you keep them that way? If you’ve been wondering how to get the scuffs off your white floors, freshen your floaty curtains or lift jammy handprints from your lovely white sofa, we’ve got...
Rethinking the Master Bedroom
Bigger isn’t always better. Use these ideas to discover what you really want and need from your bedroom
For some time now, it’s been the norm in new construction to include an enormous master suite in the plans. Is it a blessing, or is it just overboard? The answer is, there is no cookie cutter answer — it depends on you. Zeroing in on what...
Chevron, Herringbone, Flame Stitch: What’s the Difference?
Chevron, herringbone, flame stitch — they all zig and zag, but which is which? Here you’ll find out how to easily spot the differences among these three popular patterns.