Jeff Schwartz

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Buying Property in Portugal as a Non-Resident

From taxes to average prices and down payments., here’s what you need to know<p>By Ariel Ramchandani<p>Recently, the sun has been shining brightly on …

Real Estate

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

5 Epic Road Trips Across America

No mode of travel is more American than the road trip. It’s basically a national rite of passage. Dating back to Model T days, folks have been …

21 Decor Tips From Home Staging Experts

How to make your house feel more inviting.<p>If you watch a lot of HGTV (or have seen the Amy Adams rom-com “Leap Year”), chances are you’ve seen the magic that home stagers can work on a place. These experts can transform spaces and make even the most unsellable houses sell.<p>So naturally, they are …

Rise & Shine: 25 Stylish Breakfast Nooks to Pin Now

(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)<p>Not everyone is a morning person, but you know what might just give you that extra pep to drag you out of bed and not …

22 Modern Living Room Design Ideas

If you could only choose one room in your home to put your heart and soul into designing, the living room would top the list. It’s that treasured …

5 Things Decorators Never Spend Money On (and 3 Things They Splurge On)

When it comes to decorating an entire home, the cost of furniture, rugs, dishes, and throw pillows can quickly add up. But if you try to save some …

This one couch is listed for four different prices, with five different names, on five different sites

It’s that time of year when kids are heading back to school, others are graduating or just moving house, and millions of individuals are shopping for new furniture. Increasingly, people are buying stuff like sofas and dressers—things they used to test out in person—on the internet, thanks to the …

eCommerce

Take 10: Bathroom Sink Consoles Made from Vintage Dressers

(Image credit: Wit & Delight)<p>Vintage dressers are a bathroom renovator's best friend, as they can lend a healthy dose of character to the old W.C. …

Europe Travel: 10 Charming Villages for a Romantic Getaway

Europe’s most charming villages are at the heart of a fairytale story—gorgeous views, colorful scenery, and port-side, romantic stays against a …

31 Simple Style Cheat Sheets For Guys Who Don't Know WTF They're Doing

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IKEA Nightstands And The Many Great Hacks You Can Do With Them

Whenever you’re feeling in the mood to make change something about your home’s interior design, you can always focus on some simple furniture …

Laundry Room Makeovers You Don't Want To Miss

Your laundry room is a very functional space, but that doesn't mean it has to be a boring one. These homeowners, not content with their existing …

The Luxe Look: 7 Details That'll Turn any Ordinary Bedroom into an Extraordinary Retreat

Tranquility, peace, rest and reprieve—just a few integral qualities usually on the wish list for the perfect bedroom. So, we decided to comb through …

Wallpaper is making a big comeback. Here’s how to choose, use and remove.

Wallpaper is ready for its next act. The polarizing paint alternative and longtime decorating taboo has returned to fashion thanks to ultra-stylish prints, dimensional fabrics, and new materials that make it easy to install and, yes, to remove. Offering more drama than paint, it’s a fun way to …

Home Decorating

Cool Ideas To Completely Transform Any Small Bathroom

Is your bathroom so small you could take a dump and a shower at the same time? We feel you, but it’s not all doom and cramped gloom when it comes to …

Black Frame Showers – Sophisticated With Modern Industrial Flair

The showers that have black frames have a very distinctive look. They are defined by clean lines and a certain level of industrial beauty combined …

This Is How New Balance Used Jay Chou And WeChat To Launch Its New Product In 5 Easy Steps

You’ve only got a few weeks to launch your biggest product of the year. What do you do, hotshot?<p>If you’re New Balance, you partner with one of Asia’s biggest performing artists and go all out on social media.<p>Keep reading to discover New Balance China’s Marketing PR Manager, Ann Chen, five-step …

New Balance

How to Choose the Perfect Sofa for Your Home

Got nagging questions about this big buy? Pull up a seat for the 411.<p><b>What types of arms are cool?</b><p>Generally, the rounder the arm, the more traditional …

7 Interior Design Trends That Will Help Your Home Sell

And the two that turn buyers off, according to real estate experts.<p>If you're looking to sell or remodel your home in 2017, listen up: The real estate agents at Redfin have rounded up seven design features and materials that you should consider installing to get the most bang for your buck on the …

Interior Design

10 Ideas For the Minimalist Bathroom of Your Dreams

Possibly one of the most important rooms in your home—a sleek and simple bathroom can easily be aesthetically pleasing without sacrificing functionality.<p>Whether you choose to install a statement bathtub, re-tile the space, or a perfect mirror, the following tips can help keep you on track for …

Interior Design

Our Most Popular Rooms in January Photos

January can feel cold, dreary, and way too long, but at the same time it pushes you to start fresh. And what better way to do so in your home than with a coat of paint? On Pinterest, you went straight for our color stories, whether it was our roundup of white kitchens or our guide to decorating …

Interior Design

Bathroom Trends at IDS 2017 – Feature Tubs and Compact Fixtures

Fabulous free-standing bathtubs and compact fixtures for small spaces were among the stand-out bathroom trends on display at IDS 2017 in Toronto. …

This Overlooked Space in Your Home Deserves Attention

Hallways—those oft neglected strips of space that connect one room to another—may perform an important function, but, especially if you live in a …

Comb the ruins at San Francisco's Lands End

Feb. 4, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>S.F. Bay Area<p><b>Why:</b> San Francisco's best urban archaeology site also has ocean views and clifftop trails.<p><b>What:</b> Lands End is several things at once. There are the ruins of Sutro Baths, which flourished, languished, closed, burned and crumbled, all between the 1890s and the …

California

10 devices you need for an ultimate smart home in 2017: Amazon Echo, Nest Cam Indoor, Ecobee3 and others

Here are 10 devices like Amazon Echo, Nest Cam Indoor, Ecobee3 and others that you need for an ultimate smart home in 2017.<p>You could end up breaking …

Kitchen Flooring Ideas That Are Unforgettable

The floor may not be the first thing you think of when planning your new kitchen — but that doesn't mean a floor can't make or break a kitchen. Here …

7 ‘apartment-in-a-box’ designs for tiny spaces

Small living, made easy<p>As micro apartments become ever more prevalent in cities around the world, architects and designers seem to have grasped firmly onto one idea: the “all-in-one” furniture solution that combines multiple functions into one module. The premise is simple. By tucking in everything …

Living Rooms

Interior Designers Share Their Game-Changing Shopping Secrets

When you're a home editor, you become a magnet for decorating inquiries of all sorts, but the most common question I get is about where to shop for blank (pretty much every household decorative item you can imagine). To deviate from my usual list, I turned to another group of professionals: …

Home Decorating