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No-fuss 10-minute seared scallops with Champagne sauce

If you're one of those people who doesn't like to fuss too much when putting together impressive dishes, then this simple recipe is perfect for …

10 cool wedding ideas for the summer!

Serve This Dish At Every Party This Season

Photo: Courtesy of Love & Lemons.<p>I ordered a watermelon salad at a restaurant a few weeks ago. In my mind I thought it would taste similar to this, …

The Design World's Favorite Flowers: PLUS 11 Ways To Style Them

Peonies have a way of attracting a fashion-and-decor-loving crowd. Here, we've compiled snapshots of the bloom posted by some of our favorite tastemakers to follow on Instagram.<p><i>More from</i><p>Proof That Designers Are Still Crazy For Collage Walls<p>10 Statement-Making Front Doors<p>Why Every …

Would You Rather:Anemones or Hydrangeas?

Which floral arrangement would you choose? Tell us in the comments!<p><i>Want to see more? Tour photo A, from a Manhattan apartment with a harmony of blues and photo</i> <i>B , from a garage-turned-house in Southampton.</i><p>-------------<p><b>Plus:</b><p>The Newest Garden Trend Has Us Looking Up>> 12 Reasons to Dine Outside >> 9 …

The Perfect Mayonnaise and Three Easy Sauces from Alex Hitz

A luscious mayo with endless variations will transform your summer favorites — and it couldn't be easier to whip up.<p>Summer is BLTs, grilled flank steak, fingerling potato salad, and coleslaw. Summer is tomatoes from the garden, crisp, cold lettuces, farm-stand corn on the cob. Summer is lobster …

Top Pin of the Day: A Guest Room With Interesting Detail

Today's top pin is a guest room with a romantic detail. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>In Alex Hitz's Beverly Hills, California, house, Turgot's 18th-century Plan de Paris engravings provide a romantic landscape in the guest room.<p>Pin it now.<p>Tour the house designed for …

70 Living Room Decorating Ideas You'll Want To Steal ASAP

Like a backsplash on a fireplace. So. Cool.<p>You spend a lot of time in your living room, so it not only needs to look great, but it needs to be functional and comfortable. Blending all three things can be tricky, but we've got plenty of ideas to inspire you. Need ideas for other areas too? Our …

50+ Easy-To-Steal Ideas From A Fantastical Show House

Decor details that left a lasting impression.<p>This year, at New York City's 42nd annual Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Show House, top talents in interior design brought out their bags of tricks to transform a mansion on Madison Avenue. Click through and zoom in on the decor details that left a lasting …

Top Pin of the Day: A Blue and White Family Room

Today's top pin is a relaxed blue-and-white family room. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>This family room is a natural extension of the kitchen, incorporating contrasting and complementary colors. Designed by James Radin.<p>Pin it now.<p>See more family room decorating ideas.

What To Do With Books Besides Read Them

As evidenced at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Show House, interior designers are obsessed with using coffee table books as decorative objects (of course, that is, after they read them!).<p>Interior design by Mark Hampton LLC.<p>Interior design by Cullman & Kravis, Inc.<p>Interior design by Ingrao …

30 Cocktails Perfect For Warm Weather

The prettiest and most delicious cocktails to try this season. This piece originally appeared on<p>Warm weather! IT'S FINALLY HERE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY! After you shove your puffy coats in suitcases and hide them away in a dark corner never to be seen until the cold returns, go sit …

How to Throw the Ultimate Backyard Party With Things You Already Have

A memorable and beautiful outdoor soiree doesn't require a trip to the can pull off a clever, stylish party with pieces you already have (and a little creativity.)<p>A memorable and beautiful outdoor soiree doesn't require a trip to the can pull off a clever, stylish party with …

DIY Home Projects

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.


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 …

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts


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 …

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 …

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.


Dirty Cleaning Job Solutions

The more you put off cleaning an appliance -- like the dreaded oven, the more the grime -- and dread -- builds up. But keeping it clean is critical from an aesthetic and a practical standpoint. Without proper maintenance, fuel ports and hood vents can clog and ovens can smoke.<p>Here, then, is …

15-Minutes-or-Less Dessert Recipes

It is possible to prepare a homemade dessert in 15 minutes or less -- and here are 15 simple sweets to prove it.


15 Minutes or Less Main Dish Recipes

Not even enough time to boil water? We've got you covered with pasta simmered in store-bought marinara sauce and finished with ricotta, basil, and pepper.


Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes

A carbonara sauce is typically made with bacon, eggs, and Parmesan cheese. We've added a little half-and-half for a silky texture.

Italian Food

Quick Budget-Friendly Recipes

Your taste buds and wallet will achieve perfect harmony with our selection of quick meals, including stovetop mac and cheese, braised pork chops, meatballs, and roasted chicken tacos.

Handmade Button Jewelry

There's no need for gold or diamond necklaces when you can craft beautiful pieces with abalone-shell or pink mother-of-pearl buttons in this craft demonstrated by Martha's niece Sophie.