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DIY: Pallet Sliding Barn Door

Since Tucker’s room was originally a master closet it was long and narrow. With his bedroom door on the long side of the room it took up a good part …

What’s on in London in summer 2017

Something magical happens when the sun flickers into the British capital’s sky. Londoners starved of vitamin D emerge across the city, with parks, pavements and pubs filling up with convivial drinkers, and smiles spread across once-tight lips. Summer is prime tourist season, but the atmosphere and …

England

Creative and Unusual Ideas

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10 Cheapest Airports to Fly to in Europe

It's no wonder that European cities like Vienna, Milan and Stockholm are such popular tourist destinations, delighting hundred of thousands of American visitors every year with their medieval­-era squares, church spires and cobblestone streets.<p>Crossing the Atlantic can be pretty steep, though, so …

Flying

NETFLIX CEO ON THE TV INDUSTRY: It had a great 50-year run, but it's over now

After all, the companies are in a similar business: They create original TV programming. They also run syndicated programming.<p>Netflix executives have played up the comparison. In January 2013, its chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, said the company's "goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can …

Televisions

The real best souvenirs to bring home from 19 countries around the world

Travelers always want to bring home something that will remind them of their trip — but many often get stuck buying cheap knick knacks from tourist traps.<p>To avoid getting something you'll only throw away in a few months, we've rounded up a list of some authentic items you should buy when …

Northern Ireland

10 Adventurous Digs That Totally Beat A Hotel Room

<b>By Hannah Martin for Architectural Digest.</b><p>Make your next trip something truly out of the ordinary with our roundup of offbeat travel accommodations, including tepees in Texas and tree houses in Sweden.<p><i>(photo: Nick Simonite)</i><p>El Cosmico, a quirky campground in the desert of Marfa, Texas, offers a …

National Parks

10 Things NOT To Do On A Cruise

<i>By Zachary Laks</i><p>Whether it's your first time sailing or you're a veteran of the seas, cruises can be a bit tricky to figure out. After all, the biggest ships are like floating cities, filled with restaurants, bars, shows, spas, and other perks to enjoy on your journey. That being said, it's easy to …

Travel

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

Interior Design

6 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

Because your nose wants to get in the spirit, too.<p>Sure, the holidays are a feast for the eyes (twinkling Christmas lights, beautiful wreaths), and your taste buds (cookies!), but if you forget about your nose, you're skipping a seriously festive part of the season. Try these homemade ways to …

Decorations

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150+ Designer Kitchens for Every Style

Allow these culinary hot spots to stir up major inspiration for your own home.<p>We've gathered all our best cooking hubs in one place – from country casual to sleek and modern. Which one inspires you most?

How to Make Gravy Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Gravy is spectacularly easy, and -- spoiler alert! -- even make-ahead friendly. Here's how to make it happen.</i><p>…

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Crème Fraîche and Herbs Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> While I have always been somewhat of a sweet potato addict, I prefer savory …

How to Make Mashed Potatoes Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Everyone has an opinion on the best mashed potatoes -- here's our favorite method, with plenty of room for</i> …

Butter And Herb Roast Turkey Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday -- I slow-bake an 18-20 pound turkey at 325°F …

A Small Manhattan Apartment With Surprising, Vibrant Colors

Luscious color and gleaming surfaces.<p>Luscious hues and gleaming surfaces turn a 1,200-square-feet city apartment into an alluring jewel box. Read on for designer Philip Gorrivan's small space color ideas.

11 Cool Ceilings

Don't forget to look up.<p>They say it's the fifth wall, so next time you're thinking about picking out a new color or hanging art, don't forget to look up.

Interior Design

12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

11 Designers On Their Favorite Shade of White

Designers reveal their go-to white paint.<p>Any skilled designer knows that selecting the perfect white paint is anything but simple. What's a seemingly basic element — the essence of simplicity — proves to be one of the most complex decisions with hundreds of possibilities. We asked 11 decorators to …

Interior Design

Retro Flamingo Colors Brighten a Vintage Spanish Style Home - Eclectic - Living Room - by Madison Modern Home

Madison Modern Home added this to My Houzz: Saturated Colors Help a 1920s Fixer-Upper Flourish<p>Custom reclaimed wood shelves with magenta tops span …

9 Designers' Bold Painted Floors

Nine designers show off their colorful floors.<p>Is your brown wood floor a bit of a bore? Nine designers show how they've used paint to make bold and colorful statements underfoot.

Remodeling 101: Soapstone Countertops

Look to science labs for the evidence: Soapstone is the material of choice for countertops designed to take a beating. A durable and hardworking …

The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Here's what not to do.<p>These kitchen designers have seen it all, from stainless-steel overload to poor-quality cabinetry. Here they share the dos and don'ts of kitchen design.

10 Ideas for Decorating With Artwork

From framing tips to making your own painting.<p>From framing tips to making your own painting, here are 10 ideas for using art in your home.

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20 Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement

These are not your basic backdrops.<p>The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it's the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, these ideas will get your creative …

Interior Design

How To Decorate Your Home With Vintage Items: 24 Amazing Ideas

Vintage is extremely popular today and many designers create cool vintage interiors or items but you can add some vintage to your interiors yourself …