Cyndi De Leon

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DIY: Gilded Holiday Decor

Creating holiday greenery with foraged plants and a little gold paint is easy and fun. The true beauty of this project lies not only in the results, …

Lapel Fashion Advice

In the world of men’s suits, success is in the details. That a suit should fit the wearer impeccably and in a flattering way is a given. But the choice of details — peaked vs. notched lapels, medium or no break, besom or flap pockets — are often a matter of style or taste. Each detail, however, can …

Men's Fashion

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 …

Dining Rooms

13 One-Hour DIYs To Upgrade Your Home Office

If you've got an hour and a dull home office, these 13 projects will make a huge improvement.<p><b>1. Cork Trivet Pencil Holder</b><p><i>Design for Mankind</i><p>Keep losing your pens? This cork trivet DIY from Design for Mankind will keep your favorite pens and pencils front-and-center. You'll need a drill, but beyond …

15 Great Decor Ideas for Your Kitchen

Kitchens

55+ Pretty Flower Arrangements to Cheer Up Any Room

A few bright blooms make all the difference.<p>Learn to how to make beautiful floral centerpieces to impress guests and decorate your home. Wherever you place your flowers, these designer ideas and tricks will have 'em looking better and lasting longer than ever.

5 Hearty Soups and Stews to Warm You Up

If you're in need of a little pick-me-up, these soul-satisfying soups are just the ticket. You can make this smoky chickpea lentil soup with ingredients you likely have on hand -- and it's ready in 30 minutes yet tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen.<p><b>1. White Chicken Chili</b><p>I've tried many …

Recipes

Martha's Homes: Her Organizing Solutions

At Martha's Maine home, Skylands, guests can hang their coats, remove their hiking boots, and try on a pair of comfortable slippers in this hallway mudroom.

Boots

Spring-Cleaning the Kitchen

The floor beneath the kitchen table -- that favored spot for family breakfasts, afternoon snacks, and late-night indulgences -- requires frequent cleanups. Fit your table with swivel casters and, with a gentle push, you'll no longer have to vacuum around its legs.

Closet, Storage, and Office Organizers

Just carrying a clipboard makes you feel as though you have your act together; hang a bunch on the wall and you really will -- with an instant filing system. Paint clips different colors, and then categorize in a way that works for your household (by family member, priority, due date, and so …

Clean-House Tips for Pet Owners

They're so cute — and so messy. Avoid the frustrations of a new pooch with prevention tips and our advice for canine-proofing your home.

Spring-Cleaning the Garage and Outdoors

If the only thing that fits in your garage is your cars, spring-cleaning time could not have come too soon. Clear out the clutter and establish some designated spaces. You'll enjoy your new and improved layout for seasons to come. First, set up a recycling station and a spare pantry. Bins for …

Spring-Cleaning Organizing Tips

For easier spring cleaning, fill a bucket with basics that need to be toted from room to room: all-purpose and glass-cleaning sprays, a sponge, a toothbrush, a squeegee, a scrub brush, hopsacking, and terry-cloth towels in washcloth and hand-towel sizes. Between tasks, hang rubber gloves over the …

Martha's Flower-Arranging Secrets

Celebrate big, billowing flowers with an exuberant large-scale arrangement. This display showcases the unrestrained beauty of hydrangeas. An armful of the flowers overflows a generous glazed-iron urn-shaped vase in an effortlessly elegant way. Tendrils of clematis winding through the blooms …

Arranging Family Photos

The wall of pictures in the home of Martha Stewart Living editorial director Gael Towey and her husband, Stephen Doyle, looks as if it has grown up alongside the family. There are photos from the couple's wedding 23 years ago; a painting of a moth that their daughter, Maud, 21, painted in high …

25 Bathroom Organizers

Few bathrooms have enough places to hang towels. Stacking towel bars behind closed doors is a great way to remedy the shortage and use space efficiently.

Remove Pet Hair and Pet Stains

One of the most persistent issues pet owners face is animal hair -- on floors, furniture, and clothing. Place an old towel or sheet wherever your pet likes to rest, and periodically shake it outside to remove most of the hair before tossing it in the washing machine. Grooming your pet regularly …

The Best Spring-Cleaning Products

"This will be the last bucket you ever buy," home editor Anthony Santelli says. It's big enough to hold your cleaning kit, and because it's made of stainless steel, it won't rust.<p>Stainless steel milk pail, 9 qt.; $51, homesteadersupply.com.

Organized Bathrooms

Inspired organizing ideas abound in these real-life bathrooms, which also feature our favorite space-saving solutions.<p>It may seem counterintuitive, but adding the right furniture to your bathroom can create a more open, organized space. In the master bath of this Texas duplex, a custom-made orange …

Home Office Organization

Organizing a cluttered office space can be a tall task, but it's much less daunting with the right storage equipment.<p>Anduin Havens, art director for "The Martha Stewart Show," shares innovative storage solutions for any home office -- whether you're buying or DIYing.<p>Martha Stewart Closets<br>Don't let …

Vacuum Any Surface

Learning what are and how to use the various attachments for your vacuum can maximize its efficiency.<p>Beater-Bar Attachment<br>A rotating brush used with canister vacuums. Also known as a power or turbo brush, it stirs debris from the bottom of pile carpeting so the suction can whisk it away.

10 Clever Cleaning Tricks

Before you throw out that old kitchen apron, stash your essential spring-cleaning supplies in the pockets and use it as you go from room to room. It will leave your hands free to scrub and polish and you won't have to lug a heavy cleaning bucket around the house.<p>To create storage compartments, turn …

12 Homekeeping Multitaskers

• Crisscross strips across the top of a vase, creating a grid to help stabilize flower stems in an arrangement.<br>• Use sticky side to pull out tiny cactus spines stuck in skin.

Dishwasher Dos and Don'ts

DO use only the recommended amount of detergent -- too much can leave behind a residue, and too little can result in dirty dishes.

One-Pot Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

There's nothing more gratifying than a bowl of chicken soup. This recipe comes from Martha's latest book "One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More."

One-Pot Chicken and Brown Rice

A great dish for the whole family, this all-in-one meal is a smart way to use up the vegetables you probably already have on hand.

Coq au Vin

The wine in coq au vin mellows into a luxuriously rich, velvety sauce, punctuated by smoky bacon and earthy mushrooms, that envelopes each piece of tender chicken.

Cooking

Vegetarian Black-Bean Chili

Talk about quick comfort -- this half-hour chili satisfies like the best of them, especially when topped with your favorite fixings.

Mexican-Style Lasagna

This Mexican casserole layered with tortillas has the heft of Italian lasagna and is just as tasty.

Lasagna