Liya Nadri

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10 Organizing "Tricks" That Are Actually Huge Mistakes

Make sure you're not making these blunders.<p>Having "a place for everything and everything in its place" doesn't necessarily mean you're organized — it just means you have enough space to become a borderline hoarder. Before you crown yourself queen of organization, make sure you're not making these …

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

30 Small Kitchen Ideas That Maximize Both Style and Efficiency

Sky-high cabinets and mirrored backsplashes are your friends here.<p>When your prep space is no larger than a closet, even one person can feel like too many cooks in the kitchen. Make the most of your counter space and cabinetry using the tricks within these petite rooms as a guide. And if you're …

Bruce Willis Just Put His Manhattan Apartment On The Market

The action star recently listed his Upper West Side apartment for $13 million<p>Getty/Street Easy<p>It looks like Bruce Willis isn't quite done making real estate moves on the east coast. Just two months after purchasing a $12 million estate in Bedford, New York, the prolific actor has put his NYC pad on …

30+ Amazing Paint Color Ideas for Every Spot in Your House

No regrets, guaranteed.<p>Skip the do-overs and pick the perfect paint color the first time around. What's the secret? Ask the pros. Here, expert designers shared dozens of their favorite hues for every space, shade and season. It's our best paint color advice, all in one place.

7 Things You Should Never Store in Your Basement or Attic

Don't make these spaces your catch-all dumping ground. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>During a big move or organizing project, it's tempting to stash boxes in out-of-the-way spots. But if you want your stuff to survive, you need to be careful about what you place in these …

Home Improvement

Fungi time: your photos

With the autumnal weather in recent weeks bringing mushrooms and truffles out in great numbers, we’ve asked you to share photos of the ones you have discovered in your garden and when out walking. Here are some of our favourites<p>You can see all of them – or contribute your own – via GuardianWitness

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …

11 Unexpected Uses For Coffee Filters

These inexpensive staples can do a lot more than make coffee.<p><i>Marcus Guhl / Getty</i><p><b>1. Protect delicate dishes and cookware</b><p>Use a flattened coffee filter to separate stacked plates or cooking pans in your cupboard. This way, your finest china will be protected from errant scratches or nicks while …

Selling

Inside a Modern Family Star's Los Angeles House

Eric Stonestreet's casual house.<p>It's an only-in-L.A. kind of story. Designer Nathan Turner and Eric Stonestreet, of <i>Modern Family</i> fame, both have the same agent. And, it turns out, a passion for authentic Old West style. Navajo blankets, vintage tile, cowboy memorabilia, and, of course, casual …

You Won't Believe This Stuffy Apartment's Modern Makeover

An outdated Manhattan home gets a complete overhaul for an engaged couple about to start their life together.<p>An outdated Manhattan home gets a complete overhaul for an engaged couple about to start their life together. This piece originally appeared on <i>ELLEDECOR.com</i>.

Your Favorite Rooms of the Week

See what's trending on Pinterest.<p>See what's popular on our Pinterest boards for the week of October 6, 2014. Follow us on Pinterest for more decor inspiration.

My Happy Life In 160 Square Feet

Brittany Yunker dreamed big by thinking small, building her cozy Washington state abode from the ground up.<p>Brittany Yunker dreamed big by thinking small, building her cozy Washington state abode from the ground up.

Could This Be the Most Expensive Apartment in New York?

If you've made it to the top in your career, this 96th floor New York City penthouse apartment is a fitting abode. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><i>CIM Group</i><p>There's no shortage of fabulous real estate available right now for New York's super rich: there's this $98 million Upper …

5 Fall Salads You're About to Fall in Love With

<b>1. Kale, Apple & Pancetta Salad</b><p>Made with shredded kale, crisp pancetta, tart apples and pecans in a zingy maple vinaigrette, this salad just screams fall. It's wildly addictive -- even my husband, who is not much of a salad guy, cannot get enough of it. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. French Lentil Salad with Goat</b> …

9 Little Tricks That'll Change The Way You Cook, Eat And Work In The Kitchen

Pour your leftover coffee into an ice cube tray, freeze and <i>voila!</i> You've got iced coffee cubes for many energizing beverages to come.<p>This is just one of the many brilliant kitchen hacks in the infographic below. It'll only take a moment to read, but your life -- in the kitchen, at least -- will be …

A Bland Powder Room is Transformed Into a Sleek Full Bathroom

This makeover was no simple task, but the gorgeous results prove that all the effort was worth it.<p>This makeover was no simple task, but the gorgeous results prove that all the effort was worth it.

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Can You Guess How Much Robert De Niro Is Paying to Rent Alex Rodriguez's Old Apartment?

The legendary actor is taking up residence in the disgraced Yankees star's former bachelor pad for a mind-boggling price.<p><i>Getty Images/Curbed</i><p>Robert De Niro's new rental apartment isn't just in the most expensive building in New York, but it's also one of the priciest units at $125,000 a month, the …

Gwen Stefani Believes in Dressing for Yourself, Not Your Age

And the great big fashion trend of the spring 2015 season is (drumroll, please): wearing whatever you want, whenever you want.<p>Fringes for work, black-tie-ready trousers, Miley Cyrus-designed conical party hats—all that and more could be yours for the spring fashion season. Go ahead and break the …

40 Gorgeous Powder Rooms With Extra Pow

It's all in the details.<p>The secret to pulling off a big-impact look with petite square footage: Decorate like you would in any other room. Here, our favorite tricks to follow suit. (And while you're at it, get over 100 bathroom ideas for the master suite.)

The 10 Decorating Mistakes Everyone Needs To Make

...On your way to discovering your best style<p><b>1. The Looks-Great, Feels-Uncomfortable Piece Of Furniture</b>The decor world equivalent of the Stiletto heel: Beautiful, but oh-so-impractical. It ultimately taught you that no matter how good-looking something is, if you can't sit/walk/relax on it, it's …

Would You Stay in a Hobbit House?

Attention, Tolkien fans: While you await the final "Hobbit" movie, you can immerse yourself in the world of hobbits, trolls, and elves at this Montana fantasy dwelling.<p><i>The Shire of Montana</i><p>If re-watching all the "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" movies isn't enough to get your fantasy fix, it might …

Your Favorite Rooms of the Week

See what's trending on Pinterest.<p>See what's popular on our Pinterest boards for the week of August 25, 2014. Follow us on Pinterest for more decor inspiration.

6 Light-Yet-Satisfying Summer Soups

<b>1. Creamy Zucchini, Walnut and Dill Soup</b><p>This silky puréed soup is surprisingly healthy -- there's no heavy cream or dairy in it, just a handful of toasted walnuts to thicken it up. Serve it warm or cold, depending on the weather and your mood. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup</b><p>This …

20 Essential Kitchen Hacks

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Put away your appliances -- today, we're hacking everything.</i><p>Some days are meant for lingering in the kitchen -- for tempering chocolate on a marble slab …

10 Surprising Things You Can Clean in Your Dishwasher

The things you didn't know you could put in the dishwasher.<p>Your dishwasher has been holding out on you. Sure, "dishes" are in the name, but this machine can clean so much more.<p><b>1. Kitchen exhaust filter</b>Avoid getting messy, gunky oil buildup on your filter by cleaning it in the dishwasher once a …

The rise of the underbum: how to flash the flesh this summer

A sneaky sideboob or a brazen underbum? Before you strip off, read Jess Cartner-Morley's guide to contemporary exposure protocol<p>How much for a pound of flesh? That depends whereabouts it's from. Always has done, actually: think of those Sunday night period dramas, where ankles are kept strictly …