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11 Things Every Kitchen Should Have

Updating your kitchen? We asked designer Mick De Giulio — who designed his first kitchen when he was 19 and has 3,000 projects under his belt — to give us a list of what he thinks are the essentials.<p><b>1. Natural Light</b><p>Look for ways to maximize light, from eliminating cabinets next to windows to using …

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 can be harsh and damage rugs and leather—it can also leave behind residue.<p>…

What Every Man Needs At Home

23 Pieces Of Animal-Shaped Furniture And Decor

5 Tips for Choosing Bed Linens

The founder of DwellStudio shares five tips for the selecting the chicest — and coziest — bed linens out there.<p>Being that we spend about one-third of our lives asleep, it makes sense to invest in bedding that's not only comfortable, but stands the test of time. But with so many options out there — …

6 Small-Space Tips to Steal From Studio Apartments

Because even a shoebox deserves eye-popping style.<p><b>1. Try swingarm lamps to free up space on side tables.</b>Tour the Brooklyn studio apartment by designer Nick Olsen<p><b>2. Think double duty: When entertaining, this desk is used as a dining table.</b><p>Tour the feminine, bold apartment designed by Ashley …

A One-Day Makeover with Libby Langdon

A refresh in just over 12 hours.<p><i>House Beautiful</i> dropped by the set of Libby Langdon's new TV show, <i>Daykeover with Libby Langdon</i>, to see how she gave three rooms in a Rumson, New Jersey, home a family-friendly refresh via paint, wallpaper, window treatments, new furniture, and lighting, as well as …

3 Steps to a Family-Friendly and Functional Kitchen

Libby Langdon, designer and host of the TV show, Daykeover, shares an easy makeover for a kitchen.<p>""These days, staying in is the new going out, and all the action usually happens in the kitchen. Make it functional and family-friendly — but also super-stylish!" —<i>Libby Langdon</i><p><i>Photo: David A. Land</i><p><b>1.</b> …

6 Decorating Lessons From Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne's Home

Her rustic-chic California house offers plenty of inspiration<p>Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne recently gave One Kings Lane a tour of her rustic Los Angeles home in celebration of her sale on their site. Her home's relaxed and modern aesthetic is the perfect counterpoint to her eponymous fashion line. …

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