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My Unlovable Loveseat: A Lesson In Function Over Form

One editor shares the worst design decision she's ever made: A beautiful black velvet loveseat that no one ever (ever) wants to sit on<p>Some people pin their hopes and dreams on their children; I tried it with furniture.<p>When my husband and I moved in together, I decided our first piece of new …

Furniture

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

Mantis Shrimp Vision Is Not As Mindblowing As You’ve Been Told

If you want to pick a favorite animal that will surprise even the quirkiest first date, you can’t go wrong with the mantis shrimp. This foot-long, coral reef-dwelling crustacean has a rainbow tail, and punches its prey so hard and so fast that it creates underwater shockwaves.<p>Pretty cool, eh?<p>But …

Design Tips From 11 Relaxing Summer Bedrooms

These rooms will make you want to stay buried under the covers all day long.<p>Stylish and welcoming, the best summery bedrooms beckon both day and night.

Interior Design

After decades, man cleared of arson that killed his family

The science of fire investigation has changed in recent years, resulting in the reexamination of a number of arson convictions, including that of a father imprisoned for decades for supposedly setting the blaze that killed his wife and two baby girls. NBC chief investigative correspondent Jeff …

Obamacare is working — despite all the Republican promises it wouldn’t

The success of the Affordable Care Act has its GOP critics like David Vitter folding, or flailing<p>There are two things you should know about Sen. David Vitter, and one of them is that he really hates Obamacare. The Louisiana Republican spent months in 2013 gumming up non-Obamacare-related …

Health Care

What is the anthropic principle?

You've just checked into your hotel room for a weekend's getaway. Thrilled by the accoutrements, you immediately walk onto the room's balcony to take …

Matched

'The World at Night' Reveals Beauties of Earth and Sky - NBC News

Environment

Megyn Kelly Grills Dick Cheney: 'History Has Proven You Got It Wrong'

Dick and Liz Cheney wrote in The Wall Street Journal that "rarely" has a president ever been "so wrong about so much at the expense of so many."<p>On her show, "The Kelly File," Kelly read that quote to Cheney and said, "But time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well, …

Megyn Kelly

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

Backpacking

Does Your Bedroom Need A Summer Makeover?

Tell us which relaxing space you like best<p><b>Natural wood details and dusty pastels leave these bedrooms perfect for summer sleeping—do you have a favorite? Here are the details...</b><p><b>A:</b> In the bedroom of a <b>Wisconsin</b> home, the linens and bedside table are vintage. The bench is from the '50s, and the rug is …

Interior Design

22 Life-Changing Ways To Store Beauty Products

Even a small amount of makeup can make your bathroom or vanity look messy and cluttered. Here are 22 unconventional ways to organize your beauty products using things you probably already own. Who knew a mini loaf pan could be so useful?<p><b>1. Use a spice rack as a shelf for your perfume bottles.</b><p><b>2.</b> …

25 Spaces That Perfectly Illustrate Beautiful Kitchen Organization

Yes, storage can actually be stunning.<p>Yes, storage can actually be stunning. In these rooms, open shelving, glass cabinets and savvy kitchen islands make for orderly and tasteful kitchens.

Kitchens

14 Refreshing Design Ideas For An Outdoor Shower

A cooling outdoor shower adds a splash of refreshment to your yard.<p>Whether minimalistic or luxurious, an outdoor shower always sets the tone for relaxation on a hot summer day. Get inspired by these 14 backyard bathing areas from the <i>ELLE Decor</i> archives.

Interior Design

Meet The Ambitious Couple Remodeling A 94-Room, 18th-Century Château

The story of buying Château de Gudanes... in the owner's own words, "clearly this isn't about logic and reason."<p>In November 2013, outside Château de Gudanes, Karina Waters jumps for joy after receiving renovation permits.<p>The story starts like this: Karina and Craig Waters were toying with the …

Home Improvement

5 Unbelievable Kitchen Makeovers

These complete transformations are a reminder that just about anything is possible. Check out how these five blah befores become show-stopping afters<p>These complete transformations are a reminder that just about anything is possible. Check out how these five blah befores become show-stopping afters

Storage Ideas

4 Makeovers That Prove A One Element Change Is All You Need

You don't need a complete renovation to change a space. These four transformations show just how much impact redesigning one element can have.<p><b>This outdoor patio gets a colorful and unexpected update—a great fix to ordinary outdoor tile. See more details here.</b><p><b>All you need is tape and paint to revamp</b> …

Interior Design

Considering Painting? These 8 Makeovers Will Convince You

Wondering where to start your next room overhaul? These 8 examples prove that a new paint job will always work wonders<p>Wondering where to start your next room overhaul? These 8 examples prove that a new paint job will always work wonders. This piece originally appeared on housebeautiful.com

Laundry Rooms

How To Make The Most Of Wicker And Rattan

Inspiration from stylish spaces that incorporate rattan and wicker furniture and accessories<p>Inspiration from stylish spaces that incorporate rattan and wicker furniture and accessories

Interior Design

9 Stylish Ways To Make Your First Apartment Feel Like Home

No white board, no extra-long sheets, and no mini-fridge: These decorating essentials, recommended by the pros, are all you'll need for your first grown-up apartment<p>No white board, no extra-long sheets, and no mini-fridge: These decorating essentials, recommended by the pros, are all you'll need …

Interior Design

35 Best Small Bathroom Ideas To Make A Big Statement

These spaces may be small, but they certainly don't lack panache.<p>Discover brilliant bathroom decoration and storage ideas for even the tiniest spaces. From bold colors to fabulous textures, these small bath and powder rooms aren't afraid of making a statement — and you shouldn't be either.

Interior Design

18 Best Sunroom Ideas To While Away The Summer

These spaces are the epitome of lounge goals.<p>Neither indoors nor out, sunrooms and screened porches offer the best of both worlds.

Interior Design

House Tour: An Arts And Crafts Cottage In Beverly Hills

For a lover of the Arts and Crafts movement, Madeline Stuart creates a cottage that brings a new spirit to the California tradition of handmade artistry<p>For a lover of the Arts and Crafts movement, Madeline Stuart creates a cottage that brings a new spirit to the California tradition of handmade …

Interior Design

30 Best Wall Decor Ideas To Liven Up A Large, Blank Space

Artwork isn't the only way of dressing up a dull wall.<p>A big, windowless wall can be the perfect canvas for creative decor ideas. Don't let that blank space go to waste! Take a look at these genius wall decor ideas that will liven up any space.

Interior Design

20 Best Bedroom Decor Tips For An Impeccably-Styled Room

How many can you check off the list?<p>The 20 pieces and ideas you need for your most comfortable, luxurious and personal bedroom ever.

Interior Design

10 Furniture Makeovers From Our Readers

We loved seeing your transformations. Here, we pick our top ten.<p>In honor of #MAYkeover month we asked YOU to send us your furniture rehabs. We loved seeing your transformations. Here, we pick our top ten.

Top 10