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11 Amazing Waterfall Hikes in America

Maybe it's the unexpected nature of waterfalls that makes them so special. You often hear the sound first, in the distance, rumbling like constant …

7 Tips for Choosing Your Best Photos Fast

One of the most time-consuming and difficult things in photography is going through all the unedited images you took and choosing your best photos, …

Go Bold! 10 Ways To Liven Up Your Front Door

We're suckers for a door with a bit of personality.<p>Paint your front door to update your home's entire look in just an afternoon — the toughest part is choosing the color! This piece originally appeared on

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A Bold, Burnt Orange Kitchen in Hillsborough, California

Color makes this kitchen special.<p>A liberal dose of spicy orange is the detail that makes this kitchen really special. Designer Melanie Coddington says it all started with the tile.

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10 Unexpected Ways to Add Color to Your Kitchen

Unique ways to give your space a bold look.<p>Switch out your sink for a colorful one, order some bold appliances, or give your backsplash a bright look.


An Ornate Victorian Gets a Modern Update

A muted palette modernizes the space.<p>In an old Rhode Island Victorian house, interior designer Juniper Tedhams discovered that the key to modernizing the space was in a muted palette.

San Francisco Bachelor Pad Breaks The Stereotype With A Beautifully Balanced Design

Stereotypes are made to be broken and this is something that’s happening every day and in every domain. Today we found a perfect example to …

57 maps that will challenge what you thought you knew about the world

THERE’S SO MUCH MORE to the world than we can usually glean from a map of a place.<p>Sure, you’ve got the political and topographical maps we’re all …

The One Item You Already Own That Can Prevent Painting Mistakes

Stock up on this one item when you start your next painting project.<p>Unless you're an expert with a brush, you're likely to create at least a small amount of spillage when you're painting your house. But, thanks to this easy trick, you can keep your floors clean and walls drip-free without even …

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Before And After: A Colorful And Unexpected Update to An Outdoor Patio

A fun idea for your patio when it gets warmer.<p><i>Photo: A Beautiful Mess</i><p>Even if your home is decorated to the nines, it's easy for weather to wreak havoc on your outdoor alcove. That's why we can't get enough of the neon accents in this Palm Springs-inspired backyard, courtesy of A Beautiful Mess. …

Minty Fresh Decor That Gets You Ready For Summer

If you haven’t noticed by now, people are fawning over the refreshing coolness of the color mint. It’s everywhere! Back when pastel colors were a …

The Amazing One-Day Bedroom Makeover

One designer, one bedroom, nine hours...<p>New York designer Amanda Nisbet accepts a challenge to complete a bedroom makeover for Jacqueline Blandi in one day. See the pictures and get ideas from our dreamy before and after. The clock starts ticking at 8:30 A.M....

Interior Design

13 Gray Bedrooms You'll Want to Steal for Your Own Home

Meet the it-neutral of the season.<p>From silvery shades to cooler blue tones, this hue is a go-to color for designers. And since it also has a calming effect, it's the ideal hue for a serene sleeping space. Take a look at these gorgeous bedrooms and feel free to copy.

Interior Design

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

Interior Design

Before & After Kitchen Remodel: Keeping the Best of the Past

Kitchen remodels are a daunting prospect for many reasons; the expense, time spent and food prep stress. One concern that people tend to put on the …

12 Fresh Ideas for the New Year

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

Color Ideas - Decorating with Colors

Rethink your white walls. Now.<p>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 …

Home Decorating

Tiny Apartment In Black And White Charms With Space-Saving Design

The best way to design small spaces is often by keeping the unnecessary frills and accessories to an absolute bare minimum. This chic apartment in …

80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

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