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Why It's Okay to Keep Your Design Simple

Striking details used with restraint.<p>Comfort and practicality characterize a 1920s Shingle Style cottage in East Hampton, New York, designed by Robert Stilin. Striking details used with restraint give this house its warmth and character. Read the interview with the designer here.

Interior Design

12 Exotic Hues to Transport You to Another Place

Interior Design

11 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Home

11 ideas to add sheen and shine.<p>From silver metallic wallpaper on the ceiling to a glitzy pillow, these ideas add glam sheen and shine to your decor.

Interior Design

Fresh Ideas From Bloggers For 2015

Here, ten brilliant decorating ideas from bloggers we hope go mainstream in 2015.<p>Here, ten brilliant decorating ideas from bloggers we hope go mainstream in 2015. This article originally appeared on ELLEDecor.com

Living Rooms

17 Impressive Dining Room Makeovers

Make over your dining room with these easy tips, clever ideas, and fabulous design inspirations.<p>Make over your dining room with these easy tips, clever ideas, and fabulous design inspirations. This piece originally appered on CountryLiving.com.

Interior Design

Before and After: A Messy Closet Becomes a Crafting Nook

This formerly untidy space is completely unrecognizable now. This story originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.<p>"We wanted to turn a small 12'x12' bedroom into my craft/office room in our home," says Hometalk and Beneath My Heart blogger, Traci. "We started the process by turning the reach-in …

Crafting

Scott Disick, House Flipper, Buys A $3.69M Mansion... That's Already Pretty Great

A week after the birth of his third child, the Kardashian spouse bought a room of his own. This article originally appeared on ELLEDecor.com<p><i>Gabe Ginsberg / Getty / Lamerica</i><p>Barely a week after wife Kourtney Kardashian welcomed the couple's third child, Scott Disick has purchased his own personal …

Scott Disick

How a Boring High-Rise Apartment Got a Mod, Hip Makeover

A gleaming, airy retreat.<p>New York decorator Richard Keith Langham transforms a humdrum high-rise apartment in Miami into a gleaming, airy retreat with a focus on its endless ocean views.

Interior Design

10 Bedrooms With Fireplaces That You Won't Want to Leave Until Spring

Go ahead and laugh at winter from under your down comforter.<p>Go ahead and laugh at winter from under your down comforter.

Interior Design

10 DIY Ways to Amp Up Builder-Grade Basics

Ditch the cookie-cutter look in your kitchen and bathroom.<p>Ditch the cookie-cutter look in your kitchen and bathroom. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com

Cape Cod

Transforming a Boring High-Rise Apartment

Richard Keith Langham explains how he gave a high-rise apartment in Miami Beach a mod and airy makeover.<p><b>Does this ultrasleek apartment mark the beginning of a new chapter in your decorating career?</b><p><b>Richard Keith Langham</b> After 30 years as a traditionalist, I did find it exciting to break out and do …

Interior Design

Watch These Tiny House Newbies Try Out Small-Space Living

Adjustment is an understatement. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com<p>We have such a penchant for tiny houses around here (especially ones with tiny hot tubs), that you might think they're super popular around the country. But really, only the <i>idea</i> of small-space living is …

Small Spaces

This Bright and Cheery Home Is Made From A... Shipping Container?

This gorgeous home was constructed from five shipping containers. This article originally appeared on ELLEDecor.com<p><i>Matt Kocourek</i><p>Debbie Glassberg's Home Contained is stunningly designed, but it's notable not just for the careful placement of its couches or the elegant simplicity of its dining room …

Small Spaces

Ask a Designer: How Much Will It Really Cost to Remodel My House? (Part One)

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about the costs of remodeling. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future installment.<p>…

Home Improvement

8 Closets That Aren't Closets Anymore

These DIYers found extra living space in their home's smallest spots. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com<p>It's unlikely that you lament about having <i>too much</i> closet space in your home, but have you ever considered what you might gain from repurposing one altogether? We know, …

Dining Rooms

7 Trends From 2014 That Aren't Going Away

We're wishing these 2014 trends a long and happy life.<p>We're wishing these 2014 trends a long and happy life. This article originally appeared on ELLEDecor.com.

A Historic North Carolina Home With Some Serious Country Style

Not to mention four super-romantic fireplaces. This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.<p>There's something extra-special about homes that have managed to retain their historic integrity <i>and</i> offer modern-day conveniences and polish. So, when we spotted this charming turn-of-the-century …

North Carolina

11 Tiny Homes You Can Buy Right Now -- For Less Than $100K

Looking for something little? These tiny homes are on the market.<p>Looking for something little? These tiny homes are on the market.

Zillow

80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

Interior Design

Before and After: A Builder-Grade Bathroom Gets Major Personality

Don't settle for a basic bathroom.<p>It's easy to look at a builder-grade bathroom and feel defeated: That bland rectangular mirror, boring beige walls, simple countertop, and honey-colored wood. But instead of accepting defeat, blogger Centsational Girl took the bathroom in her new home as …

Olivia Wilde

Before & After: This Dramatic Fireplace Makeover Only Cost $60

A gallon of paint might be the only thing standing between you and the living room of your dreams.<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site</i> …

Living Rooms

Before & After: A Perfect Solution for an Empty Alcove

These smart bloggers filled a bare nook with style and substance. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>When you move into a new home, it's easy to fall in line with what the blueprint offers. Oddly shaped nook in your living room? Why, that's for the TV of course. The builders …

Dining Rooms

7 Lighting Mistakes You're Making

Avoid these and your future will be bright.<p><i>A perfectly-lit bedside table by Ashley Whittaker.</i><p>1. Relying on Only One Light Source<p>The key to good lighting is layering it at different heights. "Don't rely on only one kind of light source. Mix a variety of overhead and floor or table lamps," Alan …

Home Decorating

How One Designer Gave a Classic Colonial a Colorful Transformation

Philip Gorrivan explains how he gave a 1920s colonial some artistic flair.<p><b>You're fearless. Such bold wallpaper — and not only on the walls but also the ceilings!</b><p><b>Philip Gorrivan:</b> I love color. I love pattern. And ceilings represent a lot of unused space in a house. When you put wallpaper up there, …

Interior Design

Hate Open Shelving? These 15 Kitchens Might Convince You Otherwise

Kitchens

Tour an Airy and Bright Kitchen

Contemporary, warm, and inviting.<p>In Des Moines, Iowa, designer Karin Edwards creates a space that's contemporary, warm, and inviting.

Interior Design

22 Easy Decorating Ideas to Make Over a Room in a Day

It's as easy as changing up your coffee table decor.<p>A little wallpaper, paint, or a few colorful accents can make such a big difference in your home. You can tackle each of these ideas in one day, even though the results will look like it took so much longer to pull off.

Interior Design

12 Timeless Paint Colors That Will Never Go Out of Style

Interior Design

Before & After: A Worn Buffet Gets the Love It Deserves

This little guy was too cute to not fix up. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>When Erin, the blogger behind DIY Passion, spotted this petite midcentury modern piece at an estate sale for just 10 bucks, she knew it was coming home with her. In its first life, it may have been …

Dining Rooms