Traci

60 Flips | 12 Magazines | 18 Likes | 4 Following | 1 Follower | @Traci2q2l | Keep up with Traci on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Traci”

Guest Bedroom Makeover REVEAL

Well, so much for getting our guest room makeover done before Thanksgiving, but better late than never! While I had the best of intentions and a …

Predicting Pantone's 2016 Color Of The Year

2015 was all about Marsala, but a new year means a new color to love.<p>Pantone is the go-to for forecasting color trends, naming Marsala – an earthy shade of wine red – the <i>it</i> color of 2015. By December, we should know the company's 2016 choice (and, by extension, what color bedding, shoes and makeup …

12 Color Meanings — And How To Use Them In Your Home

Whether you want to add energy to a dull room or calm a hectic one, these are the colors for you.<p>Whether you want to add energy to a dull room or calm a hectic one, this guide will help you pick the color that suits you best.

Now Even Your Wall Art Can Be Brilliantly Color Coordinated

Finding that perfect piece in xanadu green just got easier.<p>Matching isn't a must, but when an accent color runs throughout an entire room, there's an undeniable – and magnetic – synergy. Finding decor in said accent color of choice, however, doesn't always (read: <i>never</i>) comes easy. That's all about …

12 Paint Colors That Will Flatter Everyone in the Room

Conventional wisdom says pink gives you a glow, but that's just the beginning.<p>A room is only as good as how you feel it in (or we think so, anyway). For a wall color that makes you look and feel great, start with these hues, recommended by interior designers.

17 Most Genius Space Saving Hacks You Could Never Imagine

Of course that there is no person who dreams to live in the 30 square meters, but sometimes the situation demands, whether it is a temporary or …

Drones vs. Robots: The Battle For Our Delivery Future Is On

Amazon is banking on flying drones to be the delivery system of the future, but the founders of Skype have a more earthbound idea.<p>Since Amazon first talked about its plan to one day deliver packages by drone, the world has been captivated with that vision of the future. But a new company started by …

10 Bargain Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts

Nothing beats the Caribbean when it comes to blissful beach days, and nothing compares to an all-inclusive for convenience. But prices can be all over the map, with some resorts topping out at thousands per night. So we went on the hunt for top-quality resorts with awesome amenities that offer …

Caribbean Islands You Probably Haven't Been To

By Chelsea Stuart<p>Chances are that if you've been lucky enough to vacation in the Caribbean, you've probably hit up hot spots like Aruba, Jamaica and the Bahamas. While there is nothing wrong with these popular tourist destinations, there is a whole slew of islands--the region is made up of more …

Ditch the crowds: Cuba’s top five alternative beach stays

Beautiful beaches are as iconic as cocktails in the Caribbean, but in Cuba only a handful of coastal destinations are well known. If crowded resort-lounging in Varadero isn’t your thing, there are plenty of equally stunning, secluded sandy strands for independent travelers. Often, these …

Top 5 Reasons to Go to Puerto Rico - RIGHT NOW

I'll admit it: I was a little late to the Puerto Rico game. Thankfully, due to Snowmageddon this year, I finally cottoned on to our cousin in the Caribbean. Now that I've drunk the Kool-Aid, I'm bound and determined to get everyone there -- if only so that when people ask me, "Where should I go for …

How To Make the Most of 72 Hours in Bermuda

<i>This article was originally published on AskMen.</i><p>As far as tropical destinations go, Bermuda is tough to beat. It's renowned for its pink sand beaches, world-class golf courses, crystal blue waters and its warm, inviting island culture. So why is tourism down? My guess is that travelers looking to …

5 Ways To Position Yourself For A Bigger Job

When my kids were young, they spent a tremendous amount of time and effort trying to get me to let them to do more things, with less supervision. (I suspect this is the core effort of all kids, everywhere, throughout history.) When they were very little, their go-to tactics included begging, …

Leadership

10 Common Rental Kitchen Frustrations, and How to Fix Them

Rental kitchen challenges range from minor annoyances to serious, hair-pulling frustrations. But before you go and break your lease, consider this: …

Living Rooms

The 21 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now

Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.<p>Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.

Apps

5 Strategies for Decluttering a Small Space

It is a lot harder to keep an apartment or small house organized and tidy — but it is critical that you do so. It only takes one pile of papers and …

Minimalism

6 Ways to Make Being Organized Easier

You may have discovered (thanks to this post) that you've been making keeping your house clean harder than it has to be. Might you also be making it …

Minimalism

"Do These Socks Spark Joy?" and Other Decluttering Mantras from Japan's Leading Organizer

When I clean out my closet, I consider items of clothing to give away and ask myself questions like "do I wear this?" "Will I ever wear this?" But …

Minimalism

10 Habits of a Highly Organized Person: How Pro Organizer Jeni Aron Keeps Her Own Life Under Control

Meet Jeni Aron: an organized person. Since how truly organized minds work are still a mystery to many of us, I set out to ask our top video …

Minimalism

25 Tips to Tackle the Grossest Places (& Nastiest Things!) in Your Home

Stains, smells, mold or pests got you down? I think we’ve all got <i>something</i> going on that we're not too excited about. I, for one, am about ready to …

Pest Control

The Ultimate Used Furniture Cleaning Kit

With the season of flea markets and antique fairs now upon us, I'm prepping for the summer influx of secondhand furniture finds and putting together …

Coconut

Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Office, Kitchen, More

When your house needs a purge, professional organizer Barbara Reich knows the answer to that most crushing question: Where on earth to begin? Here …

The Best Cleaning & Organizing Rules I Learned from My Mother

Now that I have my own home and family to care for, the things my mother taught me about cleaning are not only valuable because they came from her, …

Knives

Been There, Done That: Designers Weigh In On "Worst Trends"

The January/February issue of Elle Decor asked a handful of designers to discuss which trends they would like to see dead and buried. Some of their …

Trends

10 Design Moves From Tricked-Out Bathrooms

<i>Natasha Saroca, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Seemingly standard cupboards with smart, unique or high-tech elements and accessories behind their doors can make a world of difference when it comes to making a bath zone more organized and user friendly. Cases in point: The 10 bathroom cabinet ideas you’ll find …

Skin Care

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

50+ Impossibly Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Cooking has never looked so colorful.<p>Whether your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy or modern and sleek, these tile design ideas have you covered.

Home Decorating Trends Through the Decades to Keep—and Skip

Source: iStock<p>Looking back at what each decade brought us in terms of interior decorating can help people decide how and where to begin. This article …

How to Sleep Better: The 3 Ways to Improve Your Sleep

Most people aren't getting enough sleep, plain and simple. But -- and this is the important thing to realize -- we don't recognize that we are sleep deprived.<p>In my comprehensive article on the science of sleep, "The Beginner's Guide to Overcoming Sleep Deprivation," I covered this problem, …