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How to Make a Room With High Ceilings Cozy

Furniture placement is key.<p>You'd think that soaring ceilings in a room would be a blessing, not a burden. But, for a young family with small children, their living room with high ceilings proved to be a problem. "The main challenge was to make it feel cozy with the ceiling height," the designers, …

Interior Design

8 Designer-Recommended Color Combinations You Should Try

For a knockout room, multiple hues are sometimes better than one.<p>For a knockout room, multiple hues are sometimes better than one.

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.


New Zealand's 10 most unforgettable beaches

With 15,000 kilometres of coastline, New Zealand is heaven for beach-lovers. Its diverse shores dish up everything from lazy days and blazing sunsets, to active adventures such as swimming, kayaking and surfing. Finding a great beach is easy; to find an unforgettable one, read on…<p>Ninety Mile …

New Zealand

John Besh's Trout Amandine

The award-winning chef shares his recipe for a dish that's perfect for spring dinners.<p>"In traditional French cooking, a whole fish is used for this recipe, but in New Orleans we prefer skinless fillets. Take your time swirling the butter in the pan so that the milk solids brown and give off that …

John Besh's Stuffed French Toast

Make this delicious breakfast treat.<p>"Nutella is a chocolate hazelnut spread in a jar, created in Italy in the 1940s, and when my wife and I were living in Europe, we became hooked on it. But the truth is, I'll stuff French toast with anything, from peanut butter and honey to apricot preserves, and …


6 Quick Ways to Organize Your Living Room This Spring

From rearranging furniture to rethinking multipurpose pieces, here are a few things you can do in a day.<p><b>1. Rearrange Your Furniture</b>Your space might be prone to messiness because of the layout. Recruit your partner, family members, or roommates to move around some furniture to make your living room …

A Happy California House With Colors Inspired by Nature

A palette of sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue.<p>Inside and out, sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue evoke the perfect California day. Designer Matthew Leverone uses color to reflect the perpetually perfect weather in Menlo Park.

Interior Design

Cook Rice Differently To Reduce Its Calories

Researchers say it can curb obesity in countries where rice is a staple<p>Rice, the base for cuisines all over the world, contains a lot of starch. That makes it delicious but also high in calories. While that may a boon for people who struggle to ingest enough calories each day, it’s becoming a …

How Scientists Study Food Addiction

"Their egg rolls are addictive." "That ice cream is <b>like crack</b>." "I need my chocolate fix." Food as a drug is a common trope in the ongoing cultural conversation about health, nutrition, and eating habits: It's apparent in advertising, with Frito-Lay's potato chip slogan "Betcha can't eat just one," …

Here's What $750K Could Buy You Nationwide

Homes in Austin, Minneapolis, Wichita, and more — all for around $750K.<p>Homes in Austin, Minneapolis, Wichita, and more — all for around $750K.

Real Estate

The 10 best airports in the world

Consumer aviation website Skytrax has published its latest annual World Airport Awards, and for the third consecutive year, Singapore's Changi International Airport took the crown as the world's best airport. It serves as one of Southeast Asia's largest transit hubs and is a major cog in the …

The Awesomest Bon Appétit Recipes, According to Our Readers

The best of the best, according to our readers.<p><b>There are some recipes you just keep coming back to</b>, time and time again. Here are our readers' favorite Bon Appétit dishes, from cheesy scrambled eggs to pan-roasted chicken thighs. Click through to see our greatest hits—and maybe even find a new …


BEFORE & AFTER: A Glamorous Living Room Makeover

A lively living room gets a paint upgrade to make it as engaging as the company it hosts<p>A lively living room gets a paint upgrade to make it as engaging as the company it hosts

7 Unexpected Ways to Cook with Tea, from Pasta to Pudding

Tea isn't just for drinking—check out these creative ideas for cooking with it, too.<p>We love a good, hot mug of matcha, tisane, or Darjeeling, but lately we've been thinking about ways to get a little more creative with tea. Our favorite teas are fast becoming one of our favorite ways to add grassy, …

How to Make Xi'an Rice Skin Noodles

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Who needs takeout? Mandy of Lady and Pups shows us how to make rice noodles from Xi'an, China.</i><p>In 2008, Anthony Bourdain dined at the New York …

10 Things You Absolutely Need In The Bedroom

How many can you check off the list?<p>The pieces and ideas you need for your most comfortable, luxurious, and personal bedroom ever. How many can you check off the list? This piece originally appeared on

9 Colorful Spring Tweeds

Intriguing patterns.<p>The nubby textures and interesting combinations of threads give these weaves depth of color from a distance and intriguing patterns up close.


15 Genius Furniture Solutions for Small Spaces

Because compact can be chic.<p>The key to making a small home feel comfortable, and not cluttered, is investing in furniture that fits the size of the space and serves multiple purposes. All these items fit that criteria, with the added benefit of being downright stylish. Happy shopping!

Designer Media Rooms

8 Tricks to Expand a Small Space

From hanging floor-to-ceiling curtains to using mirrors strategically, find out how to make a small room look bigger by tricking the eye with these design tips. See more ways to make the most of a small space.<p><b>1. Window Treatments</b><p>Hang curtain rods and draperies at the ceiling to make the room feel …


9 Sensational Sides That Will Dress Up Any Dish

Side dishes are often an afterthought, but they can be just as memorable as the main course. These sensational sides will have people scrambling for seconds.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Butter</b><p>Build a meal around this flavorful broccoli. The florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy, and smoky …

How to Treat Your Nonstick Skillet Right

<i>By Anna Stockwell, Epicurious</i><p>A nonstick skillet can last a lifetime if you treat it right.<p>Got a new nonstick skillet? Great! Now you need to know how to care for it. Here's how to keep it performing at the top of its game, no matter what type of nonstick you own.<p>1. <b>Don't</b> let your nonstick skillet …

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How To Decorate With Black-and-White

10 classic and sophisticated spaces.<p>The classic color combination makes any room — from bathrooms to bedrooms — sophisticated, chic, and timeless. From horizontal stripes to graphic floor tile, designers share their favorite black-and-white decorating ideas.

Quick Bread Recipes

All the best tools, techniques, and recipes you need for flame-kissed glory this summer<p>SAVEUR<p><p>article<p>…

8 Global Takes on Chicken Curry

Whether they’re made to be creamy or brothy; sweet or savory; fiery or mild, all chicken curries are fragrantly spiced. Here are eight takes from …

8 Paint Colors That Will Make You Rethink White

The perfect white paint for every space.<p>The power of a white room is stunning—clean and crisp, the neutral palette adds a dose of instant chic to any home. With a never-ending array of undertones and finishes, finding the perfect white paint for your space can be a daunting task.<p>So what's the …

Home Decorating