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25 Delicious New Takes on Coffee Drinks

When you can make chocolate-almond coffee at home, who needs Starbucks?<p>When you can make chocolate almond milk coffee at home, who needs Starbucks?

9 New Ways to Arrange Subway Tile in Your Bathroom

This affordable upgrade is far more versatile than you think.<p>For as long as we can remember, subway tiles have been an affordable option for covering your walls. Turns out, updating the classic is easier than you might think. Create visual interest by arranging the tiles in one of these nine new …

15 Gorgeous Fall Color Schemes You're Going To Want To Copy

Decorating with pumpkins just wasn't cutting it for us.<p>Bring on the reds, yellows, and oranges—the leaves are changing, and we're ready to up our color game. Even though they're insanely gorgeous year-round, these spaces feel particularly perfect for the autumn season. And don't worry if color …

Home Decorating

35 Spooky (But Delicious!) Halloween Food Ideas

The only thing you should be scared of is the sugar content.<p>'Tis the season to be super fun (and a little scary) with your food. Try these ideas at your Halloween party this year, and check out our favorite festive treats for more inspiration.

Decorations

19 Super Fun Ways to Decorate Your Porch This Fall

For when a store-bought wreath just won't cut it.<p>Summer flowers aren't going to be in bloom much longer, so it's time to think about how to revamp your porch for fall. But before you place a carved pumpkin your stoop and call it a day, we've got a few ideas for how you can up your outdoor decor …

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

Gardening

Now Is Your Chance to Own a Kate Middleton-Approved Rug

Anthropologie's latest collaboration is with one of the royal family's favorite designers.<p>If your short list of style icons includes Kate Middleton or Michelle Obama, pay attention: Both ladies are big fans of the British rug designer Luke Irwin and feature his pieces in their home. That's quite …

20 Indoor Plants for the Small-Space Gardener

All of these beauties are easy to keep alive.<p>If your home wasn't blessed with tons of square footage, that doesn't mean you can't flex your green thumb. All of these plants take up minimal space, require little sun (a <i>must</i> when you only have a few windows to work with), and are basically made for …

This San Francisco Home Is Practically Giddy With Color

Every happy hue looks like something out of a gelato shop.<p>Designer Palmer Weiss created a space that nearly mimics the hues you'd find in a gelato shop.

Interior Design

An Open Floor Plan Condo That Feels Anything But Bare

Bold accents create cozy "rooms" in this neutral, airy space.<p>The typical condo is designed with spaciousness in mind. While the open floor plans do have a light and airy feel, they can often lack the character that creates an inviting atmosphere. But if anyone can tackle that challenge, it's …

Home Decorating

9 Lovely Plants That Can Stand Up to Drought

4 Dreamy Floral Arrangements to Try This Spring

Steal our florist's secrets to craft a seriously impressive bouquet at home.<p>In celebration of warmer weather, we asked Ji Crowley of Gotham Florist (a premier florist on BloomNation, a marketplace for local, handcrafted arrangements) to inspire us with inventive ways to arrange and gift your …

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.

Interior Design

5 Things You Didn't Know About Ginger Jars

You might not know them by name, but you'll certainly recognize these blue-and-white ceramics.<p>Ginger jars are a design classic, irresistibly shapely and decorative in all their blue-and-white glory. Lately, we've seen them popping up in all sorts of surprising places. Here's some background on …

8 Things to Know Before You Hire a Contractor

He'll practically be a member of the family, so choose wisely.<p>Contractor Stephen Fanuka shares what he wishes his clients knew before hiring him — and after he's taken on the job.<p><b>1. Don't expect perfection — expect quality.</b> <br>The most unrealistic expectation a client can have is that the job will be …

11 Unique Tablescape Ideas for a Baby Shower

Decorations

Bay Area Browns

The right warm shade makes all the difference.<p>Tailored furniture, sleek accents, and all the right details make for one spectacular San Francisco home.

14 Colorful Ideas for Your Bathroom

Don't overlook this space in your house.<p>Don't overlook this space in your house — add some color, whether it's through tile, wallpaper, or even your towels.

Interior Design

The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Here's what not to do.<p>These kitchen designers have seen it all, from stainless-steel overload to poor-quality cabinetry. Here they share the dos and don'ts of kitchen design.

12 Color Meanings — And How to Use Them in Your House

Whether you want to add energy to a dull room or calm a hectic one, these are the colors for you.<p>Whether you want to add energy to a dull room or calm a hectic one, this guide will help you pick the color that suits you best.

Interior Design

12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

Home Decorating

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 mall...you 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 mall...you can pull off a clever, stylish party with …

Decorations

5 Tips for Designing Small Spaces

Designer ideas for decorating small rooms.<p>Decorating a small room poses unique challenges for every designer. Check out these five easy tips for making the most out of your less-than-large space.

20 Totally Fun Temporary Wallpapers

We have a fear of commitment.<p>Committing to a decor style for all eternity (or, you know, something like that) is terrifying. But you don't have to give up your wallpaper dreams, because there are plenty of legitimately cool, temporary options that can be here today, gone tomorrow. Check out these …

Home

10 Things To Never EVER Do Before You Start A Renovation

A pro contractor and kitchen designer weigh in on what you should absolutely NOT do before starting the remodeling process<p>"There's no such thing," says Stephen Fanuka, a high-end contractor who's worked alongside designers from Jacques Grange to Thom Filicia. "Painting and tiling and brickwork …

Home Improvement

8 Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescapes To Inspire Your Holiday Decor

Kickstart your holiday decorating for Thanksgiving.<p>These creative tablescapes are sure to kickstart your holiday decorating for Thanksgiving. From the editors of elledecor.com

8 Quick Ways To Create A Comfortable Guest Room

Is your guest room still in shambles with visitors on the way? Here are 8 fast and easy ways to make it feel like home.<p><i>House Beautiful</i><p><b>1. Put out a welcome basket</b><p>Nothing makes guests feel more at home than a selection of treats and goodies. Fill up a basket with everything from travel-sized soaps to …

Digital Age

A New Bathroom With Vintage Charm

The room is new, but it feels lived-in.<p>The room is new, but it feels as if it's been there forever — in the best way.Produced by Samantha Emmerling and Carisha Swanson

You Know Your Decorating Style Is Preppy When...

Your love of needlepoint, pastels, and crisp linen translates seamlessly from your spiffy wardrobe into your home.<p><b>1. Pink and green is your favorite color combination.</b><p><b>2. Other favorite combinations include…. polka dots and paisley.</b><p><b>3. Your couch isn't complete without a tongue-in-cheek needlepoint</b> …

A Manhattan Apartment With a Harmony of Blues

In sky blue, midnight, and more.<p>Sky blue, powder blue, midnight, and navy breathe fresh life into a Manhattan apartment. "The Color Whisperer" Amanda Nisbet works her magic to design a space that's inviting, sparkling, and exciting.

Interior Design