Marilyn Parra

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This schoolhouse-inspired dining room is so fun, with its floor-to-ceiling world map, vintage chairs, and purple (!) dining table:

If you make these excuses, you need to get out and travel

I’m sure you’ve heard them before: Utterly incomprehensible travel excuses that keep people stuck in the same boring place for decades at a time, …

What’s Wrong With ‘1,000 Places to See Before You Die’?

Remember, in the 1983 film <i>National Lampoon’s</i> <i>Vacation</i>, when Chevy Chase pauses at the Grand Canyon for two seconds before rushing off? It’s probably travel’s most laughable cinematic moment (and one that’s spawned many terrifically awful reenactments on YouTube).<p>I’d make fun of it, except for the …

Before & After: Plain Jane Shelf Gets a New Occupation -->

Inspiring Chinese Home Integrating a Mature Tree: Tea House

<b>Archi-Union Architects</b> completed the design and development of <b>Tea House</b>, an inspiring Chinese home built in the backyard of the studio’s offices in …

Organization Motivation: 101+ Tips, Ideas & Inspirations to Get You Going -->

Killer Homemade Cleaners Made From Vinegar, Baking Soda And Lemon

Store-bought cleaning products can be harsh on your skin and they’re not as natural as they want to seem. So why not make your own cleaners? It’s …

A Happy California House With Colors Inspired by Nature

A palette of sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue.<p>Inside and out, sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue evoke the perfect California day. Designer Matthew Leverone uses color to reflect the perpetually perfect weather in Menlo Park.

Three Unique Color Combinations To Enhance Your Interior

I love a good color combination, don’t you?! Yet finding one that is both interesting and pleasing can be tricky. Sure, you may discover a dynamic …

Detached Single Storey House Infused with Golden Rays of Light

<b>House B</b> is a detached single storey house infused with golden rays of light. Designed by ch+qs arquitectos in <b>Berrocal, Segovia, Spain</b>, the dwelling …

Get Your Basket Out: Designer Eggs Are Up For Grabs

The world's largest egg hunt hit New York City today. We take a look at the design and inspiration behind some of the sought-after eggs.<p><i>An over-sized egg sculpture designed by fashion house Marchesa.</i><p>Today, over 200 egg sculptures created by top artists and designers will be displayed across New …


What I Learned About Renovating from Home Makeover Shows -->

Before and After: A Victorian Staircase Goes Bright

From a neglected stairwell to an inviting space.<p>When Brett, the blogger behind Mister Martha, bought a 19th-century Victorian home, he steeled himself for a big restoration. In refinishing a dimly-lit and dingy staircase and hallway, we love that he exercised restraint (save those period details!), …

Interior Design

Nature Nurture

When it comes to beauty products, I’ve always considered myself a flexitarian: I figure even if my moisturizer is full of chemicals, at least my deodorant is organic. But recently I’ve found some green goodies that work so well, I might soon be an all-natural woman.