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Simple Pleasures: Treasuring the Gift of Grandparents
You can enrich your family life by bringing generations together for shared meals, quilting projects, storytelling
National Grandparents Day is September 7 in the U.S., but anytime is a good time to honor (and just plain keep in touch with) grandparents. Whether it’s your own grandparents you want to connect with, or you would love to see your kids become closer...
Inspiring Book Nooks Welcome Young Readers
It’s back-to-school time, and one great way to support your budding or independent reader is by creating a special place for curling up with a good book. Here you’ll find 10 ideas for setting up a cozy reading spot, organizing and displaying your...
To-Dos: Your September Home Checklist
Curling up with popcorn and a movie, simmering a big pot of soup or chili on the stove, and getting the house and yard in shape after the lazy days of summer — in September, the comforts of home beckon. From feeding the birds to having the chimney cleaned,...
Checklists for a Well-Stocked Home
Thank-you notes, first-aid kit, clear glass vases ... It’s easy to go with the flow when you’ve got the items you need at hand
A well-stocked home can help you handle the little surprises — drop-in guests, dastardly spills — life throws at you with a bit more grace. If you are setting up home for the first time or just want to refresh your space, these 10 checklists will...
Tempted to Try Wallpaper? 10 Tips for Finding the Right Pattern
Before you lay down a lot of cash, sit down with this advice for getting a wallpaper you’ll love for years
It can add texture, color, pattern or a painterly scene — even more so than paint, wallpaper can change the entire look of a room. But given the cost and the need for professional installation (a must), wallpaper can seem like a risky commitment. If...
Get Turned On to a Lighting Plan
Coordinate your layers of lighting to help each one of your rooms look its best and work well for you
A well-lit room looks, works and feels better; it’s as simple as that. Whether you are starting from scratch with a new home or are looking to tailor your current space to better fit your needs, a lighting plan should be on your radar. Here’s the...
12 Easy Decorating Ideas Inspired by Nature
Give your living space a big breath of fresh air by decorating for the season using simple, natural materials and nature-inspired colors. From creative ideas for sea glass to fancied-up pressed flowers, decorating with nature is...
Simple Pleasures: Plan a Rejuvenating Retreat Right at Home
When you hear the word “retreat,” what comes to mind — writing in a cabin by a lonesome lake, engaging in spiritual study or practicing yoga on the beach? How about doing a retreat in your own home? It may at first seem like an improbable idea (although...
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...
Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts: What’s the Difference?
If the zigzag and swirly designs of the past leave your head spinning, these descriptions will straighten you right out
They all start with “art,” but each of these three styles has its own distinct look. Here you’ll learn how to decipher the differences between art deco, art nouveau and Arts and Crafts style once and for all. We will start with the newest to appear,...
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...