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Perfecting Home-made Chalked Paint Recipe

a little water <br>and about a cup of paint<p>The first time I tried to make this I ended up with <b>lumps</b>... not impossible to deal with but it got me …

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Izy Hossack’s Carrot Cake

UK-based teen food blogger Izy Hossack never ceases to amaze me with her energy to be a full-time student as well as dedicate time to beautiful …

Make These 7 Smart Choices Now To Save Yourself Cleaning Time Later

If you dream of never cleaning again (don't we all?) then sorry, you're out of luck. We're not magicians. But if you're thinking of renovating your …

Before & After: A Moldy and Outdated Bathroom Gets an Elegant Update


The Hostess Hacks You Need For Your Next Party

Interior Design

How to Clean Your Doors & Light Switch Covers

<i>Shifrah's here with her progress of the current Weekend Project:</i> Well, this is embarrassing. As much as I tend to be meticulous about house chores, I …

Bathroom Decorating Ideas: 5 Ways to Make Any Bathroom Feel More Spa-Like

(Image credit: Nasozi Kakembo)<p>Wouldn't it be nice to be able to get away and treat ourselves to a spa weekend, like every weekend? Well, if that …

Before & After: A Simple & Subtle $250 Kitchen Update

Believe it or not, I bought this home at an estate auction, and these people were looking at it as well. Second thing's second, welcome to 1968, am I …

How to Decorate For a Couple With Completely Different Tastes

She loves sequins. He loves neutrals.<p>She loves sequins. He loves neutrals. With its strong, sculptural shapes, a judicious use of jewel-tone hues, and the graphic punch of contemporary art, Robert Brown's design for this couple's Atlanta house strikes the perfect balance.

Interior Design

10 Designer Tricks to a Perfectly-Styled Coffee Table

Living Rooms

8 Jaw-Dropping Furniture Makeovers

Nancy Chua and Marcos Rodriguez, the duo behind family-owned Vintage Rehabs specialize in the restoration of vintage and antique furniture. Here, we take a look at some of the cherished pieces they've given new life.<p>Nancy Chua and Marcos Rodriguez, the duo behind family-owned Vintage Rehabs …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …


A Case For Painting Interior Doors A Crazy Color

If you found painting your front door a bold hue to be a thrilling step outside of your comfort zone, then, why not continue the streak inside.<p>Interior design by Miles Redd.<p>Interior design by Maureen Footer.<p>Interior design by Richard Bories & James Shearron.<p>Interior design by Miles Redd.<p>Interior …

Interior Design

9 Cleaners You Can Make Yourself

The key ingredients you need just might be hiding in your pantry.<p>These mix-it-yourself cleaners use environmentally friendly ingredients — like baking soda and vinegar — and are quite inexpensive. If you've run out of your favorite cleaning solution, don't run to the store; try one of these …


6 Things to Try When A Room Just Isn't Coming Together

(Image credit: Julia Brenner)<p>If you've ever had a room hovering at "almost there," you know how frustrating of a situation it can be. The room …

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Entryways That Will Stop You In Your Tracks

Make the first thing guests see spectacular. Scroll below for visual inspiration.<p><b>Ready to revamp your entryway? Tell us what you would do below!</b>


10 Ways to Overhaul Your Curb Appeal

Give an exterior a whole new look is as easy as focusing on the front door.<p>Make a good first impression with a stylish front door.

10 Things To Never EVER Do Before You Start A Renovation

A pro contractor and kitchen designer weigh in on what you should absolutely NOT do before starting the remodeling process<p>"There's no such thing," says Stephen Fanuka, a high-end contractor who's worked alongside designers from Jacques Grange to Thom Filicia. "Painting and tiling and brickwork …

Home Improvement

How To Refresh Your Living Room In 9 Steps

Ever tempted to snoop around your neighbors' house and change a few things up? Well... Dolley Levan Frearson had this rare opportunity when a family on her block called upon her (and her colleagues at Houston-based decor mecca High Fashion Home) to revamp the entry and front living room of their …

Home Decorating

Join Us! The Style Cure Starts TODAY: Refresh a Room for the Holidays

I was thrilled to participate and the encouragement and solidarity really helped me finish! -Taylor de Sa (Fresh Coat of Paint)<p>Feeling a part of a …

14 Sneaky Mistakes That Can Decrease Your Home's Value

Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.<p>Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.

Home Improvement

Smart Gardening Tips For Early Fall

Hello, Decoist Readers! Kate here, and I wanted to share some snapshots from my yard, taken at the end of last week as I finished preparing the …

40 Bedroom Colors That Will Make You Wake Up Happier

Because beige is no way to start the day.<p>These take-notice bedroom color ideas are total mood boosters. Once you've gotten all the inspiration you can here, check out our most stylish bedroom ideas.

Interior Design

We Can’t Get Enough Of: Farmhouse Style

Rustic furniture and farmhouse style are having a real <i>moment</i> right now. From homes and clothing stores covered in salvaged wood siding to restaurants …

Bloggers Talk Trends: What's Next And What's Over

After a preview of what's to come at High Point Market, Nicole Gibbons and Michelle Workman share the trends they can't get our of their minds<p>This year's High Point Market starts October 18th, but StyleSpotters Nicole Gibbons (of So Haute) and Michelle Workman had a preview of what's coming up at …

Home Decorating

30 Rustic Living Room Ideas For A Cozy, Organic Home

When we talk of rustic-style interiors, many of our readers think of exposed wood, stone walls, a warm fireplace at the heart of the room and a …

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.