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19 Enviable Celebrity Kitchens

Where your favorite stars cook, eat, and entertain.<p>Where your favorite stars cook, eat, and entertain. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.

Los Angeles

The Complete Holiday Dinner Guide

Delicious dishes from celebrity chefs and a mixologist.<p>We invited eight chefs and a mixologist to create a festive dinner menu for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the full holiday season. With their new takes on old favorites — from Sandra Lee's pesto cheese straws to Carla Hall's sweet potato, apple, …

Recipes

15 Photos That Will Convince You That Iceland Belongs on Another Planet

With huge volcanoes, erupting geysers, grand glaciers, and majestic waterfalls, Iceland has a little something for everyone. Particularly for photographers, however, Iceland is like a dream. The Nordic country, that lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, is one of the most sparsely …

8 Ways Designers Use Ikea

From kitchen cabinets to carpeting, even the pros like to integrate Ikea into their room designs.<p><b>1. Ikea's Brimnes bed is tucked away with a creative footboard in a 400-square-foot Brooklyn apartment.</b>Tour the 400-square-foot Brooklyn apartment by Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo of The Brooklyn …

Living Rooms

Brown Butter Apple Tart

Servings<p>How to improve on a basic apple tart recipe? Add brown butter, of course.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Crust<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 cup (2 sticks) plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 cup sugar<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 large egg, beaten to blend<p>2 tablespoons heavy cream<p>…

Recipes

Five Home Goods To Splurge On (And Five Places To Save)

Looking to remodel? Here are five places to splurge—and five places where cheaper is fine.<p><i>Jonny Valiant</i><p>Budgeting for a home renovation is hard enough. The pressure to <i>spend spend spen</i><i>d</i> on top of that? Disaster. Sure, there are some home goods where splurging gets you a sturdier, better-quality …

Sofa

Secrets to Success: 6 Things to Do Before You DIY for a Better End Result

Want a more rewarding DIY? Start here. No matter your skill set or the project you tackle, there are certain tantamount DIY truths that we've learned …

How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Food & Dining

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Remodeling 101: The U-Shaped Kitchen (Plus 10 Examples)<p>by Christine Chang Hanway<p>August 23, 2018<p>DIY: How to Make the Simple …

11 Spectacular Rooms from Around the World

Spaces in France, Morocco, and more.<p>From a natural, open-air porch in Kenya to a glamorous Moroccan bathroom, these inspiring spaces have global style.

Living Rooms

Yes, 400 Square Feet Can Feel Spacious. Here's How.

8 tips that make it easy to live in one room.<p>Top photo stylist and head stylist at One Kings Lane, Andrew Stewart, gives eight tips that make it easy to live in one room.

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Island

Yes. There are that many things you can do with them.<p>Everybody dreams of the extra counter space a kitchen island gives you, but if you're just wheeling one into the center of your room, you're seriously underutilizing it. These cool ideas update the trend, making it more than just another tabletop …

Google's Massive New Android Update Just Launched, And There May Already Be A Big Problem With It

According to Google's forum for reporting bugs within Android, some developers are reporting that their devices running Android 5.0 won't connect to Wi-Fi networks.<p>The thread started on Oct. 17 with the most recent post published on Nov. 13, as blog Phone Arena spotted.<p>The developer that filed the …

The Gone With the Wind House Is Getting the Ultimate Makeover

A historian hopes that fans can experience the full glory of Tara one day. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.<p>There are fewer movie homes more iconic than <i>Gone With the Wind</i>'s plantation estate, Tara. But unfortunately, after the classic movie was done filming, the set (yes, we …

Know Thyself: Setting Realistic Decorating Expectations

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)<p>One of the biggest mistakes I see in home decorating and decluttering is that people often make purchasing and design …