Amanda Thornton

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Picking the right set of wheels for a classic road trip

There's nothing quite like the freedom of the open road – but, whether it's a Sunday drive through the timeless back roads of the English countryside or a continent-spanning overland epic, you’ll need to pick the perfect motor to get the most out of the trip.<p>Jump in the back seat, strap yourself …

A perfect day in San Francisco

Although a single day might not seem like much elsewhere, it's enough time to make a scene and make a difference in San Francisco. This boomtown knows how to get things done, from gay rights to social media startups, and in just one perfect day by the San Francisco bay, you can wax poetic in North …

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Ask a Designer: How Do I Decorate My Coffee Table?

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 styling your coffee table. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future …

Decorating Hacks You Can Complete In An Hour

Feeling crafty but don't want to spend the whole weekend tethered to a hot glue gun? These wildly easy D.I.Y.s will make a major impact on your space.<p>Feeling crafty but don't want to spend the whole weekend tethered to a hot glue gun? These wildly easy D.I.Y.s will make a major impact on your …

Meet The Ambitious Couple Remodeling A 94-Room, 18th-Century Château

The story of buying Château de Gudanes... in the owner's own words, "clearly this isn't about logic and reason."<p>In November 2013, outside Château de Gudanes, Karina Waters jumps for joy after receiving renovation permits.<p>The story starts like this: Karina and Craig Waters were toying with the …

The 5 Best Apps to Up Your Insta-Game

Getting more likes on your Instagram photos could be as easy as adding one of these apps to your routine.<p>It's Instagram's Valencia-filtered world and we just live in it—so why not play the game? Curating a great Instagram gallery requires thought and serious attention to detail, and there's nothing …

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A Happy California House With Colors Inspired by Nature

A palette of sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue.<p>Inside and out, sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue evoke the perfect California day. Designer Matthew Leverone uses color to reflect the perpetually perfect weather in Menlo Park.

The Best Anti-Aging Products For Your Home

Your skin gets creams and potions, your home deserves some love to keep it from looking antiquated. This piece originally appeared on elledecor.com<p><b>1. A sleek, lovely white paint.</b> The simple backdrop is, and will always remain, the ultimate design classic.<p><b>2. Stripes.</b> Yes, there are a 101 patterns we …

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behind the bar: kristina’s dark ‘n’ stormy

You see in today’s food and drink posts that my foodie experiences in London the past few years have left an indelible mark on my palate. A few years …

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I am totally sick of winter. It is the worst one Ottawa has had in 20 years so they tell us. Despite my trip to Mexico, I have seriously had it. So …

As Seen on TV: 5 Surprising Home Decor Cameos

See which decor finds have made a Hollywood debut.<p>Do you ever find yourself name-checking set decor while catching up on your favorite TV show or movie? That may be a telling sign you're an interior design addict. Don't worry, it's perfectly normal. Here are some home accessories on sets that are …

What Every Man Needs At Home

Wool-Wrapped Bangles

Introduction<p>If you find yourself with some left over yarn, this is a good project to make use of it. Even if you can't knit, you can make this craft. It's a unique and stylish bracelet decorated with wool yarn. It's simple to make and is a great gift idea.<p>Tools and Materials<br>Scissors<br>Clothespin<br>Plain …

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45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

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10 Unique Ways to Decorate with Mirrors

Tips from Kay Douglass, Steven Sclaroff, and more designers.<p>No matter where you put one, mirrors are an easy way to reflect light, make a space look bigger, and open up a room. Here are 10 decorating ideas for using them in your house.

Easy Christmas Craft tutorials from Martha

Martha Stewart has 32 Easy Christmas Crafts for you to make. Many are very simple and can be done at the last minute. I am sure you will find …

30 Easy Peasy DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts

For the most romantic day in the year, Valentine’s Day we have selected interesting diy crafts. Be creative for the Valentine’s Day and give cute …

18 Easy Christmas Crafts, Ornaments and Gifts

Cute Christmas ornament crafts and gifts kids can make from our favorite craft blogs.<p><b>Soft Ball</b><br>Use up leftover fabric to make these unique ornaments …

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Pillow Talk: What Does Your Pillow Arranging Style Say About You?

See what your pillow style says about you.<p>Are you classic or casual? Romantic or relaxed? It turns out that how you arrange your pillows can reveal clues to your psyche. Read on to see what your bed could be saying about your behavior.

Hot Color Trends For 2014

The euphoria of the New Year is well and truly here, with most of us chalking out plans not just for the extravagant party on the night of 31st, but …

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10 Ways Accessories Can Transform a Room

See 10 tricks to finally finish decorating your home.<p>Want to perk up the color palette or personality of your home but don't want to redecorate every room? Here are ideas on how a few little touches can yield big results.

From Bloody Nose Ridge to the Valley of Death

Continuing on our battlefields tour beyond the confines of the Pacific and World War II, there are many more stations to visit on the trail of humankind's preferred pastime.<p>In Korea you can drop in on Panmunjom and the Demilitarized Zone between the North and South, the world's most heavily …

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Back Road Travels: The Old Coast Road from Bixby Bridge to Big Sur

Over the years, I have driven across the United States eight times and up and down the western and eastern coastlines more times than I can remember. As a landscape photographer, of all the places I've traveled, Big Sur, California remains my favorite. In my automobile adventures with my camera and …

6 Up-And-Coming Global Destinations, According To Trip Advisor

One of the thrills of traveling is the feeling -- however misguided -- that you have discovered a destination before the masses have. You were in Angkor Wat before restoration projects began, you saw Bruges before Colin Farrell publicized it as a f-ing fairytale, and Croatia? Please, you were there …