Jenny Taub-Smith

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12 Genius Uses for Binder Clips

Use them all over your house not just the office.<p>These home office staples can do much more than organize paperwork. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

Sew

8 Ways To Make Your Garden Look Like It Belongs In The Hamptons

A new coffee table tome, The Big Book of the Hamptons, compiles an eyeful of lush properties from the iconic and extravagant summer destination.<p><b>1.</b> Even if you're surrounded by woods, keep your lawn, boxwoods, privet and hedges meticulously manicured.<p><b>2.</b> However, grant your flowers the freedom to …

Landscaping

Kitchen Hacks For A Perfectly Sliced Cake, Instant Taco Bowls, Homemade Mayo And MORE

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 …

Dessert

How Similar Is Choosing Paint To Choosing Makeup?

What is choosing your next wall color was as simple as picking out the right eye or nail polish color? An expert weighs in on how the two are related<p><i>We spoke with Gretchen Schauffler, the founder and creative director of Devine Color, a collection of over 200 paint colors inspired by her background</i> …

Home Decorating

7 Ideas You Never Thought to Do With Tape

The colorful Japanese masking tape is having a moment — crafters, designers, and more can't get enough of it. A new book, Washi Tape: 101+ Ideas for Paper Crafts, Book Arts, Fashion, Decorating, Entertaining, and Party Fun! by Courtney Cerruti, shares even more uses for the decorative tape. Check …

Crafting

The Decks and Terraces You Won't Be Able To Stop Fantasizing About This Summer

Bring the comforts of homeand dashing styleinto the sunshine with a chic outdoor living area. Get inspired by these elegant deck decor and design ideas.<p>Bring the comforts of home—and dashing style—into the sunshine with a chic outdoor living area. Get inspired by these elegant deck decor and design …

Interior Design

9 Decorating Cues To Take From Your Closet

For fashion-loving interior designer Daun Curry, a project starts with a client's clothes.<p>For fashion-loving interior designer Daun Curry, a project starts with a client's clothes.

Home Decorating

11 Things You Need to Get Out of Your House NOW

Or otherwise known as, "How to not be a hoarder."<p><b>1. A Household Hazard</b><p>We're not talking poisonous products (although you should get rid of those, too). But more like that rug by the door you keep tripping on or that end table with the sharp edge you keep running into.<p><b>2. Decor That Reminds You of</b> …

Minimalism

The Decorating Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Home's Value

The unexpected little details that could cost you big time.<p>Thinking of selling your home...even one day? Real estate experts weigh in on the unexpected little details that could cost you big time in the long run.

Selling

The One Foolproof Combo That Gives You Perfect Beach House Style

Bright white and natural wood details create an inviting summer space. Here's how.<p>Bright white and natural wood details create an inviting summer space. Here's how.

Interior Design

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents canbe harsh and damage rugs and leather— it can also leave behind a …

Housekeeping