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The Golden Rule to Follow For Sizing Your Art Just Right

There are some rooms you see that look <i>pretty</i> good, that make you think "oh, I can totally do that." Then there are the rooms that look <i>so</i> put together …

7 kitchen design decisions you'll never regret

The hosts of W Network's <i>Love it or List It Vancouver</i> might disagree at times, but when it comes to kitchen design decisions, their advice is on …

Storage Ideas

Tricks of the Trade: 8 Tips for Elegant Storage with Architect Barbara Chambers

5. Psst: There’s space behind the walls<p>6. Pare down (to the extreme).<p>In fact, Barbara gives each potential client a copy of organizational guru Marie …

5 Design Rules You Should Absolutely Never Break

Rules were meant to be broken, right? Sometimes! Other times, however, they should be taken very, very seriously. Having a few guidelines to follow …

The best washing machines you can buy

There are a surprising number of important choices to make when purchasing a new washing machine: Do you want steam features? Should it be top or …

Cleaning

12 Good Morning Quotes To Hang On Your Bedroom Wall

Seize the day and banish your bare walls.<p>Morning people understand the virtues of rising early and embracing the day with fervor. As for the rest of us? Well, that's what coffee's for — and these 12 motivational morning quotes.

Stephen King

20 Watery Blue Paint Colors That Are Seriously Serene

Who says this hue isn't a neutral?<p>There's a reason people love to paint their walls blue: This hue can come off as evocative and moody or simple and calming, and almost always gets along with other colors. If your want to embrace blue, start with these light, medium, and dark designer favorites.

Interior Design

Rehab Diary: How to Paint Furniture Like an Expert

This summer, my husband and I were driving on Cape Cod, when I spied a couple of midcentury modernesque chairs outside a thrift shop. “Stop!” I …

Why I’m Totally Over Open Concept House Plans (Sorry Not Sorry, Chip and Joanna Gaines)

When it comes to the business of home design, it’s HGTV’s world and we’re just living in it—at least, as far as I can tell. Joanna Gaines showed us …

Binge-Watching

How to Arrange a Living Room

The secrets for a perfect setup.<p>You know it when you see it. You feel it when you walk in. It’s an inviting space that puts the <i>living</i> in living room. To create one that’s comfortable, cohesive, functional, and anything but cookie-cutter follow this expert advice.<p>Think scale<p>When shopping for …

Home Decorating

Are You Making These Mistakes When Hanging Your Curtains?

Nothing makes a room feel well-dressed quite like a carefully chosen, expertly hung curtains. When done right, your ceilings can look taller, your …

Do You Know the Right Height For Hanging Art?

As a designer, poorly hung art is probably my number one design bugbear. I'll walk into an otherwise lovely room, and immediately want to re-position …

Houseplants that clean the air of carcinogens

You know that rumor that plants can improve your air quality? Turns out it’s totally true.<p>A 1989 study by NASA tested common house plants to see if they could remove harmful chemicals from the air. Scientists put plants in sealed chambers and pumped in benzene, formaldehyde, and …

Houseplants

Learn How to Hang Wall Art the Right Way Every Time

Figuring out how to hang wall art correctly is one of the age-old conundrums of interior design. Everyone knows that an improperly hung work of art …

Wall Art

How to Reupholster a Chair Seat

01 of 09<p>Choose Your Chair and Fabric<p>Reupholstering the seat of a dining style chair is one of the easiest ways to make a big change with little …

Sewing

18 Shelf Brackets to Prop Up Your Books (and Beyond)

Putting up shelves doesn't have to be a puzzle<p>Picking out shelf brackets is both the best and worst part of putting up shelves: best because it's an opportunity to make a design statement; worst because you've got to find the perfect set. (Okay, okay, actually hanging them is possibly the worst …

Home Depot

The Ideal Pantry Looks Nothing Like You'd Expect

(Image credit: Emily Billings)<p>I have had many pantries in the past. Pantries I thought I liked, but that actually frustrated me on a daily basis; …

How to Hang a Painting With Wire and D-Rings

Wire and D-rings are the best hardware for hanging a picture because they're not only strong, they're easy to install and adjust. There are three …

12 Brilliant Storage Ideas for Small Kitchens

In a teeny-tiny kitchen, you've got to be smart when it comes to storage in order to find room for all of the tools you need to make dinner. …

The Key to Color Confidence: The 60-30-10 Rule

If you are nervous or unsure about adding color into your home, consider using 60-30-10 color rule when planning your next room makeover. The …

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How to Stain Wood & Give New Life to Old Furniture

Wood stain can dramatically transform the look of furniture. Whether it's an old valuable beauty you're giving attention to, or a newer inexpensive …

DIY: Repurposing a Vintage Frame

I make an effort to buy as little “new” as possible, and I admit some things are hard to source used. But picture frames? They’re a dime a dozen at …

How to Replace/Install a Light Fixture | The Art of Manliness

Is there a light fixture you want changed out in your house? There’s no need to call a handyman or pay Home Depot out the wazoo to come do it for …

10 ways to perk up a small windowless bathroom

Those of us who do not get to design and build our own houses (which, let's be honest, is most of us) must make do with what we can afford, which …

DIY Storage Idea That'll Take Your Kitchen to the Next Level

If you've got a pantry — no matter the size, from a small cabinet to a complete closet to a dedicated room — chances are you have a door or two …

8 Room Design Tricks Interior Decorators Would Never Tell You for Free

Learn interior decorators' foolproof design formulas to make your living spaces a little more beautiful.<p>To accent your couch, place two …

7 Wood Paneling Makeover Ideas: Groovy in a Whole New Way

If your home has wood paneling, you've probably pondered some major wood paneling makeover projects. But the reality is that ripping all that groovy …

The breathing technique that will help you de-stress instantly, no matter where you are

Some mornings you blissfully roll out of bed and wander into a restorative yoga class, and other mornings, you’re a keyed-up ball of anxiety from the …

Errol Morris captures the larger-than-life photography of Elsa Dorfman

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman didn't really believe that the American documentarian Errol Morris was going to make a film about her.<p>"She didn't think I was going to go through with it. She was humouring me," Morris said in an interview from his office in Cambridge, Mass. "I had a very strong …