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The Pros And Cons Of Having A TV Over The Fireplace

It’s so much easier nowadays to hang the TV on a wall instead of occupying floor space with a piece of furniture. If you also have a fireplace then …

Before & After: A Plain Jane House Gets a Mind-Blowing Makeover

I consider myself a more or less competent person. I’m very good at some things and just <i>okay</i> at others. I’m not exactly Julia Child, but I’m able to …

Bunnies and Chickens and Eggs, Oh My! (20 Ways to Prepare your Easter Table)

Whether you’re hosting the family’s Easter meal this year or you just want to spruce things up for spring, decorating a fresh and festive Easter …

Can You Guess the Year? A Vintage House Beautiful Photo of a Maximalist Living Room

It's Throwback Thursday! Which year do you think this vintage photo was featured in House Beautiful? Tell us below in the comments — we'll announce the answer tomorrow!<p><b>Answer: This photo appeared on our August 1974 issue. Stay tuned next week for another Guess the Year!</b><p>-------------<p><i>For images from</i> …

37 Hyacinths Décor Ideas To Breathe Spring In

Hyacinths are amazing for spring décor, especially if you grow them at home – it’s so refreshing! So, why not take several bulbs and grow them with …

in the kitchen with: kristina’s ham, egg and basil sandwich

Late last year I spent a week in London for work. I didn’t have much free time, but the few minutes I did have, I experimented with two apps on my …

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The Chicest Way To Disguise Your TV

See your television as an eyesore? Glamorously hide it behind a mirror.<p><i>This mirror opens when it's time to watch...</i><p>A custom mirrored cabinet above a mantel hides a television in this living room designed by Nina Farmer.<p><b>...and closes when it's off.</b><p>Photography by Paul Raeside.

Top 5 Blog Posts of the Week:Decor Finds Inspired by Scandal, Entryway Ideas, and More

From decor inspired by the hit TV show Scandal to entryway decorating ideas, here's our weekly roundup of the shelter blogosphere.<p><b>This week's favorite links:</b><p>Get the Look: Olivia Pope's Apartment in <i>Scandal</i> So Haute<p>Feminine, Glamorous Interiors. decorology<p>Architecture in Shades of Blue. Kelly …

Turn That Awkward Corner Into the Most Popular Spot in Your House

Have a peculiar angle in your home? Maybe a sofa bent at 90 degrees is the solution.<p>If you're facing this design dilemma, consider a couch that hugs the odd spot just right. Here are quartet of examples for inspiration.<p>1. Miles Redd extends this sofa around a wall and window for maximum seating.<p>2. …

Top Pin of the Day: A Kitchen Pantry That Doubles as a Home Office

Today's top pin is a multipurpose kitchen pantry. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>In designer Nina Farmer's Boston brownstone, the kitchen pantry also houses her office. To the right of the Waterworks Fireclay Farmhouse sink, open shelves hold plates from Hermès and …

20 Bohemian Room Decor Ideas for the Ultimate Free Spirit

It's all about the throw pillows — lots and lots of throw pillows.<p>Calling all hippies! Whether you're obsessed with layering textiles or simply into the cost-effectiveness of buying vintage, bohemianism — the unconventional, artistic lifestyle that dates all the way back to the 1800s — can become …

Interior Design

As Seen on TV: 5 Surprising Home Decor Cameos

See which decor finds have made a Hollywood debut.<p>Do you ever find yourself name-checking set decor while catching up on your favorite TV show or movie? That may be a telling sign you're an interior design addict. Don't worry, it's perfectly normal. Here are some home accessories on sets that are …

How To Create A Dramatic Entrance

Make a powerful statement with black-and-white striped wallpaper.<p>Interior design by Hillary Thomas and Jeff Lincoln. Photography by Eric Piasecki.<p>Refresh your hallway in a day with a simple yet bold stripe wallpaper that has timeless style with impact. Easily introduced into most home styles, a …

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Interior Design

The Best Bookshelves Have This In Common

Give your bookshelves depth and glamour.<p>Deep blue, pale blue, denim blue...whatever the shade, it gives bookshelves depth and glamour. See the rooms that do it so right.

Interior Design

Would You Rather: Yellow Ranunculus or Yellow Tulips?

Which floral arrangement would you choose? Tell us in the comments!<p><i>Want to see more? Tour photo A, from a proper Boston brownstone and photo</i> <i>B , from a traditional Greenwich, Connecticut, house.</i><p>-------------<p><b>Plus:</b><p>10 Easy Floral Arrangements You Can Do >> Flower Arranging Made Simple >> Fresh Table …

Top Pin of the Day: A Breakfast Room With an Old-World Feeling

Today's top pin is a breakfast room filled with antiques. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>In her Victorian house, designer Annie Brahler found the breakfast room's antique china cabinet and caned chairs in Holland. Belgian linen filters the sun; Rachel Ashwell pendants …

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