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Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

15 easy peasy ways to declutter your home (and mind)

There's a lot to be said for embracing some healthy decluttering on a regular basis. However, if you have no idea where to begin, we've done all the …

Favorite Pound Cake Recipes

<b>Pound cake gets its name from a traditional recipe that includes a pound each of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. Check out our collection of recipes -- from the classic vanilla to ones spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, flavored with berries, and yes we have several super chocolatey loaves here.</b>

17 Brilliant Ways to Cook with Lavender

<b>Whether you’re using it as a garnish or a main ingredient, lavender lends a subtle floral flavor to sweet or savory dishes. Just remember that a little goes a long way!</b><p>Mini Blueberry-Lavender Cornmeal Cream Tarts<p>Buttery cornmeal crusts, rich lavender-vanilla whipped cream, juicy summer blueberries …

Houseplants To Improve Indoor Air Quality: NASA Approved!

<i>This article was republished with permission from yourhealthtube.com</i><p>Improve indoor air quality can be quite difficult, especially in winter and summer. Nowadays, there are many artificial products that are giving good results but sill natural way is the healthiest and the best way to provide indoor …

Plants

How to build an earthbag home for $11.50 per square foot

<b>Are you looking for a DIY construction technique for building an affordable earthquake-, flood-, and bullet-resistant home? Look no further.</b><p>There are …

Countertop Holes for Compost & Trash: Why a Chute Is a Good Idea

Recently, while perusing a few of our vintage (read: 2011) Kitchen Tours, I ran across Penelope and Nathan's savvy Northeast Portland kitchen and its …

Portland, OR

Before & After: A Fresher Dresser

(Image credit: Nicole Phillips)<p>This old dresser had lovely detail and potential, but badly damaged drawer fronts prevented a traditional restoration. …

Coats

Genius Ways to Reinvent Your Hideously Ugly Countertops

Can't stand your countertops but don't have the funds to tear them out and replace them with the materials of your dreams? You're in luck, because …

Home Improvement

8 Places to Find Inexpensive, Modern Furniture

(Image credit: AllModern)<p>Of course we all love IKEA, but sometimes you want something just a little different (or something that all your neighbors …

Dining Rooms

A Genius Way to Store Pots, Pans, and Their Lids

(Image credit: Leslie Colvin for Design Mom)<p>We never tire of discovering new ways to store pots and pans. Just because they're essential to cooking …

Kitchens

Would You, Could You? A Hammock in the House

While hanging a hammock <i>inside</i> my house has always sounded nice, it's never been a reality. Until now! We're fixing up our sunroom and there's a spot …

Houses

How To Make an Easy, Built-In & Colorful Desk from Basic IKEA Components

One of the proudest DIY achievements in my new home was FINALLY building a desk that would work for both Ursula and myself and look homey and …

Living Rooms

A Renter's Life in L.A.:The Inside Scoop

If I tried to fully describe Los Angeles to you, we'd be here all day; it's just too vast. Whatever you think LA is, you're right— it's that and much …

California

Dramatic Contrast: 20 Gorgeous Black & White Tile Patterns

(Image credit: Adrienne Breaux)<p>Does your breath catch every time you see a bathroom, kitchen (or other fabulous room) feature a stunningly patterned, …

United Kingdom

From Blush to Bold: Rooms with Pink Furniture

Every spring I seem to reconsider how I feel about pink; that is, April and its blossoms remind me of the color's merits. Whether you're someone who …

Home Decorating

Nontoxic, Homemade Oven Cleaner - Will It Work?

You guys know how when you’re late with your tax return, you get fined, right?<p>And you know how if you never, ever do taxes, you get thrown in …

The Roofarm and Recipes for Not-Just-For-Gardeners Salve

Until about five days ago, if you’d have said “have some gardener’s salve,” I would have been all “Pssht, what do I need gardener’s salve for? For …

Beauty Breakdown: All About BB, CC & DD Creams

Get all the details on BB, CC, and DD creams — and the best ones to buy of each!<p>Get all the details on BB, CC, and DD creams — and the best ones to buy of each!

Skin Care

How To Be Happy—Right Now

It's the universal quest. And it might be way easier to embrace than you think.<p><b>1. Be nice to yourself.</b> "Sometimes the biggest bully you know is you," says Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestseller <i>May Cause Miracles</i>. "Every thought is an affirmation either lifting you up or …

How They Do Small in Sweden: Big Ideas from a Little Loft

(Image credit: Fantastic Frank)<p>Europeans are good at everything. Or at least, that's how it seems when you work for a design blog and all the homes …

Living Rooms

Quinoa-Black Bean Chili Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>2 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil<br>• 1 chopped onion<br>• 1/2 tsp. salt, plus more to taste<br>• 2 minced garlic cloves<br>• 1 diced red bell pepper<br>• 1 Tbsp. chili …

Food

Lauren Conrad's Guide To Shaping Up In 7 Days Flat

Photographed by Bek Andersen.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our</i> …

6 Reasons Not to Get Married

1. Because Not-Married Doesn't Mean All Alone<p>If you're married, it's generally assumed you'll always have somebody—for better or worse. But I'd just …

Road Trips