Ann Louise

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I have a thing for eclectic spaces, where it appears that the homeowner does alot of thrift shopping and most pieces have not originated from Ikea. …

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Get The Look: The Mindy Project

Here's how Mindy Lahiri's eclectic NYC apartment can be yours.<p>Mindy Lahiri's eclectic apartment could be described as Pinterest chic: It's a bold mix of colors and fabrics, combining vintage and new to create an outrageous pad that is <i>totally</i> Mindy. Find out how to get the look below.<p><b>Products:</b><p>1. …

Inside a New York Style Blogger's Dream First Apartment

Vivacious colors and distinctive furnishings really set the (cheerful!) mood.<p>Through vivacious colors and distinctive furnishings, designer Christina Murphy Pisa and her associate Nina Carbone, help Sarah Rose live the polished, pretty life she writes about.

Contemporary New York Apartment with Chic Midcentury Vibe

While some renovations totally transform the existing aura of a structure and show it in an entirely new light, others tend to take the route of a …

A Japanese-Inspired Modern Home

An imperfect, weathered, and organic space.<p>This timelessly modern home by Pamela Shamshiri for Commune Design embraces the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi: imperfect, weathered, and organic.

A 100-Year-Old Hollywood Farmhouse Goes Modern With a Neutral Palette and Mirrors Everywhere

A house with a neutral palette and a lot of shine.<p>Designer Tobi Tobin updated her Hollywood Hills cottage with mirrors, a neutral palette with pops of high-gloss black, and strong wallpaper. The result is a modern design with a lot of shine. Read the interview with the designer.

Twitter mocks hipster fashion for serving food on arbitrary objects (including a hat)

A look at ten of the best tweets as people unite to take a stand against bizarre serving techniques in trendy restaurants.<p>In an age of worthy Twitter campaigns, here is another to add to the list.<p>Sick of being served food on pretentious planks and supercilious slates, <b>@wewantplates</b> is calling for a …

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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

9 Super-Chic, Walk-In Closets

Modern closets with punchy hues, plush seating, and beaded chandeliers.<p>Take a cue from these glamorous, modern closet designs and paint your walls with a punchy hue, add a plush chair, or a hang a beaded chandelier.

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Fab new House Call! Brigitte's Real Deal Apartment in Brooklyn -->

9 Ways to Top a Baked Sweet Potato, from Marshmallows to Cashews and Lime

Your baked sweet potato deserves so much more than mini marshmallows (although we love those too).<p><b>Despite their most frequent appearance under toasted marshmallows</b>, baked sweet potatoes are endlessly versatile. Roast them whole, then let your imagination run wild with toppings. <b>Jessie Damuck</b>, <i>Bon</i> …

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15 clever and unusual ways magazine holders can help keep you organized at home (and not just for magazines!) -->

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look Like A Million Bucks

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet<p>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 …

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Deliciously Ella: I want to get people excited about veg

A change of diet rescued Ella Woodward from a dangerous illness. Meet one of our food columnists: the 23-year-old who is converting the world to healthy eating<p>It’s becoming hard to match the gravity of Ella Woodward’s words with the cheerful way she delivers them. “I couldn’t have guaranteed to …

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30+ Stylish Home Bars

10 Designer Tricks to a Perfectly-Styled Coffee Table

How to marry function and style.<p>For these 10 designers, the living room workhorse is an opportunity to marry function and style.

Before and After: A Messy Closet Becomes a Crafting Nook

This formerly untidy space is completely unrecognizable now. This story originally appeared on<p>"We wanted to turn a small 12'x12' bedroom into my craft/office room in our home," says Hometalk and Beneath My Heart blogger, Traci. "We started the process by turning the reach-in …

Vegetable stew with cauliflower couscous recipe

Thinly grated and baked, cauliflower becomes as grainy and light as couscous<p>Ground almond and caraway enhance the nutty flavour of the cauliflower in this delicious stew.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>225g (8oz) carrots, peeled<br>300g (10½oz) parsnips, peeled<br>2 red Romano peppers, halved and deseeded<br>200g (7oz) …

8 Household Items Everyone Forgets To Clean—And How To Tackle Them

These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.<p>These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

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.

A Grand but Understated Flat in Paris

At our recent Remodelista Holiday Market in San Francisco, I was instantly drawn to French children’s clothing line Les Petits Carreaux. The brand, …

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What French Interiors Can Teach Us About Decorating

It is common knowledge that the French have a special <i>je ne sais quoi</i> when it comes to fashion and style. Simply put—Parisians know how to dress. We …

13 Things You Should Have in Your Closet by 30

All of the touches you need to add warmth, style and creativity the most-used space in your home.<p><i>Courtesy of LA Closet Design</i><p>1. Something Cozy Underfoot<p>You know how you feel when you step into your favorite slippers?It's like that, but EVERY time you walk into your closet."I think that by the time …

Composed, colorful & chic! Jackie's Colorful Upper East Side Home Tour, from the Best of 2014 -->

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Why Every Apartment Dweller Wishes Their Place Was Prewar

What makes apartments built in the 1880s through the 1930s so covetable.<p>In New York City, prewar apartments come at a premium. Iconic addresses, like The Dakota, The Apthorp, The San Remo, get increasingly beautiful and expensive with age. Today, finding a prewar apartment in pristine condition is …