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Kitchen Designs with Unusual Choices

• 1 |<p>This calm kitchen design with understated features gets a quick zing of color, with a run of green kitchen units beneath a long central island.<p>2 …

100+ Best Room Decorating Ideas - Home Design Pictures

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>We're traveling back in time, and our favorite spaces have never looked so good.<p>These designer picks go well beyond white and beige.<p>It's the easiest way to add instant curb appeal.<p>It's the heart of a room — and a savior on chilly …

Dining Rooms

Kick Up The Kitchen: 10 Super (Simple) DIY Projects to Do this Weekend -->

7 Unique Ways Designers Display Books

Whether they've been tucked into nooks and crannies or color coordinated, here are the creative ways that designers store books.<p><b>1. As a staircase in a 640 square-foot apartment.</b>Tour the tiny New York loft by designers Bill Brockschmidt and Richard Dragisic.<p><b>2. On shelves lined with mirrors, which</b> …

Interior Design

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

Take these tips from illustrations to your own home.<p>Take these decorator-sourced tips from illustrations to your own home.

Interior Design

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Home Decorating

5 Ways a Designer Stretches a Budget

How Meg Braff redid a Palm Beach home.<p>Designer Meg Braff kept to her client's budget when she decorated this Palm Beach house for a snappy, 'with it' mom of three. The decorator shares her decorating advice.

West Elm

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

How to Clean Your House in 5 Minutes

Pull your place together in no time.<p>Last-minute guests arriving any minute? Here are quick and easy tricks to conquer chaos and pull your home together in no time.

Beverly Hills

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …


12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

Home Decorating

The 4 Fundamentals of Latte Art

<b>Author's Note:</b> For the month of November, I'm going to explore milk and its (delicious) relationship to coffee. We'll obsess over latte art in today's post, but look forward to several Milky Mondays discussing fat and flavor, a primer on milk chemistry, and dairy alternatives. Questions about milk? …

3 Cranberry Cocktails to Make at Home

With fresh cranberries making their pre-Thanksgiving debut in the greenmarket, now is a perfect time to take your cranberry cocktail game beyond cranberry juice. Cranberries make a versatile, sweet-tart syrup that is a workhorse for holiday drinking. This fruity, tannic ingredient is equally at …

Finding Treasure in the Wine of Vienna

The streets of Vienna are like nowhere else in the world. Culture all but oozes out of the cracks between the cobblestones that fill in the quaint …

Viura: A Perfect White Party Wine from Rioja

<b>Note from the author:</b> There are 1,368 varieties covered in <i>Wine Grapes</i> by MW Jancis Robinson, MW Julia Harding, and Dr. Jose Vouillamoz. Let's try them all.<p>I pay careful attention to the wine that disappears first at a party. In large social gatherings, I'm less interested in complex tasting notes …

The Anatomy of Manscaping

Manscaping, may or may not have made the English Oxford Dictionary. Either way, it’s a term on the rise as more Apes reach for those body groomers …

10 Crazy Fitness Rules That Should Exist

2. Before you purchase luggage with wheels, perform a suitcase walk. Carry a dumbbell—choose one that equals half of your body weight—by your side for 40 to 100 yards. (No cheating! Click here to see <b>how to do a suitcase walk with perfect form.</b>)<p>3. Sure, go ahead and buy that Big Gulp full of soda. …