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The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Drew Scott

10 Affordable Things Fashion Editors Buy in Bulk


I Used a "Fitbit for the Vagina" and It Changed My Sex Life

Elissa Strauss tackles her vaginal issues like a true Millennial: with a gizmo and a very handy app.<p>The vagina is the most contradictory part of a woman's anatomy. These—the most private of private parts—are the sources of both our deepest physical delights and shames. Our vaginas are so very much …

Sarah Silverman

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …


The 8 Pairs of Flats Every Fashionable Woman Owns

It goes without saying that there's no shortage of heels among the chic set. From trendy sculptural stilettos to timeless sleek pumps, heels are …

Women's Health

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9 Beauty Secrets I Learned From Jennifer Aniston

"I really enjoy the sensation of eyes burning."<p>On the phone, Jennifer Aniston is so familiar and available that it's easy to forget her level of fame (the actress topped even Kim Kardashian on <i>Forbes</i>' Most Powerful Celebrity list last year). Naturally, with stratospheric fame comes formidable …

Johnny Depp

How to Finally Master Contouring in 4 Easy Steps

Class is in session with Miss Fame of RuPaul's Drag Race.<p>No matter how many unblended Kontour selfies Kim K. posts, I am unable to follow her and my contour skills remain abysmal, resulting in a chin-strap of bronzer along my jawline. While resident makeup mother Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen, also known as …


29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Martha's Skincare Regimen and the Products She Can't Live Without

Our favorite multitasker is serious about her skin care. While products are crucial (these have all won a coveted spot near her sink), it's just as much about process -- and discipline.

This Coffee Table Cleverly Hides Your Messes

No one will ever know you're a coaster hoarder.<p>You can finally stop scrambling to clean up your living room when mom stops by. This clever table, aptly called the Times 4 and designed by Gonçalo Campos, has a wooden table top that rotates to reveal and hide its different compartments — giving you …


15 Pink Presents That Are More Posh Than Saccharine

Valentine's Day gift ideas in shades of rose, raspberry, and magenta.<p>Valentine's Day gift ideas in shades of rose, raspberry, and magenta.


The 20-Something's Guide to Starting an Art Collection

And no, you don't need thousands of dollars.<p>Confession: I don't <i>really</i> have a minimalist aesthetic. (Have you seen these?) I just have bare white walls because I'm not a girl but not yet the Catherine de Medici-like patroness I always knew I'd become.<p>For those of us between Audrey Hepburn posters …

Audrey Hepburn

HOUSE TOUR: Inside A Glamorous Houston Home

In hiring celebrated Dallas decorator Jan Showers to revamp her Houston house, Susanna Showers Moldawer came to realize that, in most cases, mother knows best.<p>In hiring celebrated Dallas decorator Jan Showers to revamp her Houston house, Susanna Showers Moldawer came to realize that, in most cases, …

HOUSE TOUR: Inside A Stylishly Neutral New York City Apartment

San Francisco-based designer Douglas Durkin crafts his Manhattan pied-à-terre with a rigorous eye and scrupulous attention to detail<p>San Francisco-based designer Douglas Durkin crafts his Manhattan pied-à-terre with a rigorous eye and scrupulous attention to detail

Got a Big Thing Coming Up? Here's How to Look Like a Different Person Overnight

A prettier you is only a day away.<p>When we've got something major—like a hot date or a make-it-or-break-it meeting at the office—coming at us faster than anyone can say "hold up," we want to look and feel our best. (Leaning more towards the former, let's be honest.) Yep, in a perfect world, we'd be …

Skin Care

6 Mistakes You're Making When Hanging a Gallery Wall

Everyone loves a good gallery wall. But how do you get it right? Here are some common mistakes people make when hanging a gallery wall.<p><i>Photo and Interior design by Amy Neunsinger</i><p><b>1. Not Using Various Artwork Sizes</b>Use a couple of larger pieces to focus the eye. "I usually vary the sizes of the …

Home Decorating

How to Get the Benefits of a Cleanse Without Actually Doing One

The word "detox" makes us think restriction, hunger, and mood swings. We asked health experts how to skip all that and get straight to the good stuff.<p><b>1. Start your mornings with a glass of room-temperature lemon water.</b> (Room temperature is important, since cold foods and drinks can shock your …


Your Favorite Instagrams of 2014

From design secrets to the Hearst Castle, here are your favorite @elledecor posts from 2014.

14 Genius Ways to Store Your Beauty Products

See how easy it is to get organized?!<p><i>By Megan Segura for DailyMakeover</i><p>Say goodbye to your messy makeup drawer and medicine cabinet! These super-smart solutions will help you clear clutter so you'll never lose another eyeshadow or nailpolish again.<p>Clear It Up<p>When you cram your cosmetics into drawers …


9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

Interior Design

BEFORE & AFTER: Bringing An Unimaginative Bedroom To Life

A plain (yet mismatched) bed gets an overhaul, turning it into the focal point in a newly stylish and cozy space<p>A plain (yet mismatched) bed gets an overhaul, turning it into the focal point in a newly stylish and cozy space. <i>Via ELLE Decor</i>

30 Books To Read Before You Turn 30

A mixture of literature that indulges the romance and glamour of staying out late drinking and listening to rock and roll, along with words that remind us we're just now on the cusp of understanding, well, anything.<p>Art Partner<p>Art Partner<p>A lot happens in life before we turn the big 3-0. There's …


What Beauty Products Are You Thankful For? 8 Vogue Editors On the Skin, Hair, and Makeup Staples They Can't Live Without

If Thanksgiving Day offers the chance to reflect on the things we’re grateful for, then it’s safe to say that the hardworking staples of our beauty routine deserve a little gratitude. Whether helping us to greet the world with fresh-faced enthusiasm or providing a much-needed moment of sanctuary at …


How to Get the Body of a Victoria's Secret Angel

The fitness gurus at Ballet Beautiful, modelFIT, Brooklyn Body Burn and Barre Core on the moves to master.<p>Basic math says that if the four secrets to looking flawless in your underwear under bright lights are superhuman genetics, serious restraint when faced with fries, a really good self-tanner …

Candice Swanepoel

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

Bodyweight Exercise

Yes, 400 Square Feet Can Feel Spacious. Here's How.

8 tips that make it easy to live in one room.<p>Top photo stylist and head stylist at One Kings Lane, Andrew Stewart, gives eight tips that make it easy to live in one room.

Home Decorating

10 Must-Haves by 30: Interiors Edition

Worry not, it doesn't include your "forever furniture"<p>Worry not, it doesn't include your "forever furniture." Plus, see the 11 things every fashionable woman should have in her closet by 30. <i>Via ELLEDecor.com</i>

Home Decorating

Five Home Goods To Splurge On (And Five Places To Save)

Looking to remodel? Here are five places to splurge—and five places where cheaper is fine.<p><i>Jonny Valiant</i><p>Budgeting for a home renovation is hard enough. The pressure to <i>spend spend spen</i><i>d</i> on top of that? Disaster. Sure, there are some home goods where splurging gets you a sturdier, better-quality …

Home Decorating