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How to use white right when decorating

White has long been beloved by architects and interior designers for its versatility and freshness. But as anyone who has ever tried to choose from among hundreds of shades of white paint can attest, decorating with white isn’t as easy as it sounds. We’ve pulled together the best tips — starting …

20 Ways to Have a Minimalist Home in 2018

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>As much as we love a home bursting with bright colors …

18 Color-Dipped IKEA Hacks to Brighten Up Your Home

When you’re refurbishing your home, a little bit of paint goes a long way, so a DIY paint project is ideal for penny-pinchers and renters alike. If you’re into reinventing basic furniture items as chic modern essentials, try using a color-dipping technique to bring this classic interior design …

10 favorite online shops for vintage finds

Happy Friday loves! Today, I'm sharing another Friday <i>Where to Shop</i>. This week, I am featuring my <b>10 Favorite Online Shops for Vintage Finds</b>.<p>The thrill of the hunt! Don't you love it?! You enter the jungle of dust and the discarded and come out on the other side hauling out the treasure. Pretty darn …

AOL

40 Summer Living Room Decor Pieces To Brighten Your Home

Summer has definitely sprung and if you haven’t started sprucing up for the season yet, it’s time! Gather all of your beautiful, lively colors, …

Decorations

12 Dollar Store Finds That Make Amazing Kitchen Organizers

It doesn't have to cost a fortune to streamline your cooking space.<p>It doesn't have to cost a fortune to streamline your cooking space.

5 Modern Paint Colors That Work Surprisingly Well in Old Houses

These vibrant colors are anything but old fashioned.<p>White-washing is all the rage these days, so we can't help but breathe a sigh of relief when we spot an interior painted in bright, bold colors. Brilliant hues aren't just for newer homes, though — used correctly, they can make a historical home …

The 5 Best Colors to Enliven Your Home

Here are high-impact paint colors you'll love to live with for years to come.<p>Planning to paint a room or accent wall in your home? A room or feature wall with a strong color can make the impact you are looking for. The editors of <i>House Beautiful</i> share the secrets to an impeccable, transforming paint …

Sherwin-Williams

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If you loved the apartment I featured yesterday then you are in luck. Here is a sampling from several projects by Samantha Hauvette who helped on …

17 DIY Projects That Will Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).<p>And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).

Genius

"Peace for Paris" Illustration by @jean_jullien #jesuisparis 🇫🇷

50 Unusual Travel Facts You Need To Know Before Planning Your Next Vacation

These lesser-known facts about some of the world's most intriguing destinations will help make or break your future travel plans.<p>$644.9 billion was spent on leisure travel in 2014. Needless to say, people like vacationing. But sometimes you get to your destination, and all is not what it seemed. …

DIY Chandeliers That Will Light Up Your Day

Not a lot of people would consider crafting their own light fixtures. A chandelier, for example, is something you buy in a store without even …

17 Bookshelves That Double as Headboards

There are all sorts of different DIY headboard projects you can take on to create something that’s really unique for your bedroom, but perhaps the …

Interior Design

9 Ugly Things Made Pretty With Paint

We've said it before and we'll say it again: a little color works miracles.<p>We've said it before and we'll say it again: a little color works miracles.

17 Gorgeous Marble Looks for Your Dream Kitchen

Move aside, granite. There’s a new stone in town. With its crisp white hue, marble offers a bright and welcoming look that’s both chic and modern. Whether you dream of a simple update to a traditional space with marble backsplash or the ultimate sophisticated kitchen with marble and copper …

Interior Design

14 Unique Shelves That Are Totally Easy To DIY

No House Beautifails here.<p>DIY crafting is one thing, but wall installations are an entirely different level of OMG, not happening. Don't stress about handling a drill or hammer, because these DIY wall shelves are so easy, anyone can tackle them. Get ready to gain all the storage potential—whether …

20 best apps for May

ONE DROP: DIABETES MANAGEMENT APP<p><b>iOS (Free)</b><p>This is a potentially valuable app for people with diabetes, helping them track their glucose, food, activity and medication in a timeline, complete with notes and photos. But it’s also a social network of sorts, providing encouragement from others.<p>CHARLIE …

The Dessert Your Next Dinner Party Needs

Photographer and blogger Katie Quinn Davies shares a sweet treat for warmer days.<p>"This is my take on the classic English '4, 4, 4, and 2' Victoria sponge cake recipe that my mom used to make. Strawberries pair very well with lemon, and this recipe uses the Italian lemon liqueur limoncello, which …

5 Inspiring Bathroom Makeovers

If your current bathroom is seriously lacking in style and functionality, these before-and-afters will motivate you to make a major change.<p>If your current bathroom is seriously lacking in style and functionality, these before-and-afters will motivate you to make a major change.

8 Things to Know Before You Hire a Contractor

He'll practically be a member of the family, so choose wisely.<p>Contractor Stephen Fanuka shares what he wishes his clients knew before hiring him — and after he's taken on the job.<p><b>1. Don't expect perfection — expect quality.</b> <br>The most unrealistic expectation a client can have is that the job will be …

How To Paint a KitchenAid Mixer a New Color

If you've ever thought, "what was I thinking when I picked out that color?" while staring at your kitchen mixer, this DIY might just be for you. For …

Go Big! 15 Fabulously Tiled Bathrooms from Real-Life Homes

Does anyone else daydream about gorgeous tile? I do, and fortunately I have a partner who daydreams about someday <i>installing</i> gorgeous tile. Until that …

Los Angeles

DIY Project Test Lab Results: We Tried 3 Fabric Paints On Upholstery and Here's What Happened

Last time we tested paint on vinyl, this time we're testing it on softer upholstery fabrics. We've all seen chair makeovers on Pinterest and they …

HYPEBEAST's Top 10 Posts of the Week

Sunday brings us to this week’s edition of HYPEBEAST’s Top 10, which consists of concerts, movie<p>Sunday brings us to this week’s edition of …

44 Genius New Uses For Household Items

Hacks out of what's around your house.<p>Use these hacks to make the most out of what's around your house. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

The surprising skin care ingredients hiding in your kitchen

It's easy to get caught up in all the fancy verbiage and scientific lingo, but we often forget that the next best medicine cabinet is actually our …

Skin Care

The Twice-a-Year Cleaning Task You're Probably Skipping

Most people launder their sheets once a week, setting aside the actual pillows for far less frequent washings. It's a bit of a bigger job and one …