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20 Impressive Home Office Ideas That Will Increase Your Productivity

These designer spaces are primed for energy and inspiration.<p>You won't mind getting work done in a hideaway like what you see here. Not only are these work-ready spaces aesthetically pleasing, but their unique designs will inspire new ideas and boost your productivity.

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Island

Yes. There are that many things you can do with them.<p>Everybody dreams of the extra counter space a kitchen island gives you, but if you're just wheeling one into the center of your room, you're seriously underutilizing it. These cool ideas update the trend, making it more than just another tabletop …

18 Rooms with Breathtaking Views

Vistas of the ocean, mountains, pools, and, gardens.<p>Not only are these rooms impeccably decorated, they also feature vistas of the ocean, mountains, pools, and gardens.

11 Times Old Furniture Gained New Life

8 of the Coziest Nooks We've Ever Seen (and How to Recreate Them at Home)

Spaces to be snuggled into.<p>Even in the grandest houses, we're inevitably drawn to the smallest rooms: they're the coziest. In big rooms, guess where we head? To the coziest spots, the nooks and niches that are like rooms within rooms — their own intimate little worlds. Look around: There's bound to …

A 16th-Century French Countryside Estate

A dilapidated French estate is restored.<p>When renowned conductor William Christie purchased this 16th-century house in the French countryside, it was in ruins. After orchestrating the revival of the dilapidated estate, the result is a grand 15-room house restored with original details, from the …

65 Cozy Designer Family Rooms

Lazy days are welcome here.<p>Prop up your feet — these comfy dens are tailor-made for relaxing. Up your living room's game too with even more designer decorating ideas.

The Most Outrageous Paint Colors

12 designers share their most daring paint choices.<p>We're always egging you on to be bold in your choices of paint color. Here, 12 designers tell us the boldest they've ever been.

Tomato and Sweet Onion Salad

6 Servings<p>We love using farmers' market heirloom varieties in this tomato salad recipe.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound ripe mixed tomatoes, cut into wedges<p>1 pint Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, halved<p>1/2 small sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Maui), thinly sliced t<p>1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves<p>1/4 cup 1/2-inch …

85+ Stunning Designer Dining Rooms

Create the ultimate entertaining space with these gorgeous ideas.<p>We're putting the spotlight on elegant chandeliers, mahogany tables and more. Want extra inspiration for other areas in your home? Our living room and bathroom galleries are full of ideas.

55 Inspiring Ideas to Update Your Kitchen

Color, cabinets, and more.<p>Remodeling your kitchen? Look no further. We've rounded up the best ideas for color, cabinets, lighting, floors, and more.

5 Most Popular Pins on Pinterest This Week: A Chic Outdoor Room, A Nautical Bathroom, and More

A chic outdoor room, a nautical bath, & more.<p>What's popular on Pinterest right now? This week it's a chic black-and-white outdoor room, a colorful mudroom, and a nautical bathroom. For more design inspiration, follow House Beautiful's Pinterest boards.

Ralph Lauren

A California Cottage That's Young, Playful, and Fresh

Perfect for entertaining inside and out.<p>This isn't your average California wine country house. By adding splashes of bright color and decorating with the spirit and energy of summer in mind, designer Stephen Shubel transformed this cottage into a place that's perfect for entertaining inside and out.

Sexy Paint Colors

Black satin, bittersweet chocolate, and more.<p>What's your idea of sexy? Forbidden and dangerous, smoky and sophisticated, warm and earthy? Here's how to get the look with color in shades of black satin, bittersweet chocolate, and more.

Farrow & Ball

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

A Big, Open, and Casual Kitchen in a Palette of Soft Grays

In a relaxing palette of soft grays.<p>In a kitchen in a Bays Head, New Jersey, beach house, designer Heidi Piron knocked down walls — and gave up the dining room — to create a big, open, and friendly space for relaxing and entertaining. Read the interview with the designer.

Color Ideas - Decorating with Colors

They are definitely unexpected if you ask us.<p>November Rain is the neutral you've been looking for.<p>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 …

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

6 Servings<p>This dish has become a signature of Domenica chef Alon Shaya. Precooking the cauliflower in seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Roasted Cauliflower<p>2 1/2 cups dry white wine<p>1/3 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons fresh …

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Carrots and Almonds

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Creamy without being heavy, a dollop of lemony yogurt brings the dish together.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound small carrots (about 12), peeled<p>1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds<p>1 tablespoon honey<p>4 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground …

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10 Grown-Up Ways to Decorate with Pink

It's cheery, sophisticated, and even sexy.<p>It's not just for little girls, and it goes with way more than frills and lace. The color of the moment is cheery, sophisticated, and even sexy. Here are decorating ideas and tips on how to get the hue right — whether you're eighteen or eighty.

12 Mint Rooms That Feel So Fresh

Create a cool, calm living space with mint decor and home accents.<p>Create a cool, calm living space with mint-hued decor and home accents.

Interior Design

5 Most Popular Pins on Pinterest This Week: Soothing Paint Colors, a Nantucket-Style Kitchen, and More

Calm hues, a Nantucket-style kitchen, and more.<p>What's popular on Pinterest right now? This week it's two soothing paint colors, a Nantucket-style kitchen, and garden-inspired sunroom. For more design inspiration, follow House Beautiful's Pinterest boards.

Interior Design

9 Freestanding Kitchen Islands for Every Style

Extra storage and easy to move.<p>Think of it as a piece of furniture — if you ever move, you can take it with you. And it doesn't have to perfectly match your cabinets.

A Lustrous and Luxurious Bathroom

A powder room straight out of a 1920s European hotel.<p>Like a powder room out of a 1920s grand hotel, this vintage-style bathroom by Carrie Hayden features decor ideas like a vanity table surrounded by mirrored bureaus and marble.

Interior Design

10 Happy Bedrooms

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.

5 Most Popular Pins on Pinterest This Week:An Industrial Kitchen, a Blue-and-White Tiled Bath, and More

What's popular on Pinterest this week.<p>What's popular on Pinterest right now? This week it's an industrial kitchen, a blue-and-white tiled bath, and high-tech outlet. For more design inspiration, follow House Beautiful's Pinterest boards.

12 Next-Level Closets for Your Dream House

Who wouldn't want a champagne bar at-the-ready for a night out?<p>There are walk-ins and then there are these beauties that redefine what it means to own a luxury closet. The only problem? You'll be left full of envy after taking a peek at these rooms, which feature museum-quality shoe storage and a …

Decorating Your Kitchen for Spring