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Renew Year: Day Eleven

<i>If you missed it, read the down-low on what Greatist's Renew Year Challenge is all about.</i><p><b>Forget flying solo and sweat it out with a pal today.</b> It’s …

The Crazy Science Behind That Time I Got Hypnotized

<b>Once I’d made it into my room, he started speaking directly to my</b><p>“You’ll make the right food choices because you like the way it feels,” he said. It …


Your January To-Do List: 5 Ways to Get Organized

It's the New Year, that means it's time to get organized. Start with these 5 things to do at home this month.<p>We know it's the time to take down holiday decorations, but don't let that be the only thing on your "To Do" list this month. January is the perfect time to get your home organized, so …

Living Rooms

Top Pin of the Day: A Calming Gray Bedroom

Today's top pin is a calm gray bedroom. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>Farrow & Ball's Drag paper is cool and calming in the master bedroom of a Charlotte, North Carolina, house, decorated by Lindsay Coral Harper.<p>Pin it now.<p>Tour the updated 1940s suburban house.

Interior Design

5 Easy Tips for Mixing and Matching Glassware

No, you don't need to track down six more of your favorite glass. The mix-and-match approach works just as well<p>With Christmas just a few days away and the prospect of entertaining a crowd of family and friends looming ever nearer, now is the ideal time to take a look at your collection of glassware …

Audio Mixing

15 Ways To Decorate With Winter White

See spaces in ivory, cream, and snow.<p>Don't think you can pull off pristine white during the colder months? In shades of ivory, cream, and snow, the wintery color is perfect for every space, from the powder room to the great room.

Interior Design

A One-Day Makeover with Libby Langdon

A refresh in just over 12 hours.<p><i>House Beautiful</i> dropped by the set of Libby Langdon's new TV show, <i>Daykeover with Libby Langdon</i>, to see how she gave three rooms in a Rumson, New Jersey, home a family-friendly refresh via paint, wallpaper, window treatments, new furniture, and lighting, as well as …

Interior Design

3 Under $30: Cheap + Chic Trays

Trays that carry their weight in style and value.<p><b>1.</b> A navy lacquered tray trimmed with a classic Greek Key motif. $28.<p><b>2.</b> Floral,20th-century papier mache trays. $22 each.<p><b>3.</b> A lustrous, red lacquered tray that's simple and sleek. $30.


30 Small Kitchen Ideas That Maximize Both Style and Efficiency

Sky-high cabinets and mirrored backsplashes are your friends here.<p>When your prep space is no larger than a closet, even one person can feel like too many cooks in the kitchen. Make the most of your counter space and cabinetry using the tricks within these petite rooms as a guide. And if you're …

Interior Design

Designers' Simplest Makeover Ideas

From adding dimmers to clearing out 'make-do' pieces.<p>From adding dimmers to finally saying goodbye to 'make-do' furniture, 6 interior designers share the secrets of their own quick-change acts.

Home Decorating

3 Rules for Taking Care of Houseplants in Winter

You're going to want to move the pot, stat.<p>During winter months, the growth of most houseplants slows down. Apart from plants that keep growing, it is best to reduce watering until the spring. Let the compost dry out before adding tepid water and drain away the excess so the pot doesn't stand in …


3 Common Winter Household Hazards and How to Fix Them

Old man winter can be hard on your home. Keep safe by checking up on these key things.<p>If you're having the kind of winter we've been having here in the Northeast — cold, snowy, and icy and only a few weeks into the season — you're probably feeling its effect on your home, and we're not just talking …

Home Improvement

Top Pin of the Day: An Elegant Living Room

Today's top pin is an elegant living room. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>Conjuring a romantic past inside her no-frills Manhattan apartment, Kelly Giesen deployed architectural salvage, including windows and doors. A Plaza Hotel mantel adorns a faux fireplace below the …

Interior Design

12 Most Romantic Bedrooms

You're about to fall hard for these.<p>Soft throws, canopy beds and glam chandeliers — it doesn't get much more sexy and sophisticated than these bedrooms.

Interior Design

50+ Impossibly Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Cooking has never looked so colorful.<p>Whether your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy or modern and sleek, these tile design ideas have you covered.


Can You Guess The Coziest City In America? You Might Be Surprised

See the 10 cities that are cozier than yours. Or are you lucky enough to live in one of them?<p>With today's temperatures in the Midwest and East lower than most of Antarctica's (and in some places, Mars!) it's tempting to consider relocating. But no need to look as far as the South Pole — the makers …

New Orleans

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

Home Decorating

How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

Home Decorating

What To Put On Your Coffee Table

Coffee tables overflowing with coveted design tomes and objects snapped by some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> If you have a square coffee table, try stacking two diagonal corners with books and filling the rest of your space with artful objects.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> If you have a colorful or …

Coffee Table

100+ Best Room Decorating Ideas - Home Design Pictures

We're traveling back in time, and our favorite spaces have never looked so good.<p>These designer picks go well beyond white and beige.<p>It's the easiest way to add instant curb appeal.<p>It's the heart of a room — and a savior on chilly nights.<p>These are not your basic backdrops.<p>Who says this hue isn't a …

Dining Rooms

One Sofa, Three Houses

February guest editor Sara Ruffin Costello shares how she made over her grandmother's sofa three times.<p><b>"My first grown-up apartment, on New York's Lower East Side. My grandmother's sofa got un-grannied with a coat of white paint, a fresh Scala mandré stripe, and bright yellow accessories."</b><p><b>"In our</b> …

New Orleans

20 Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement

These are not your basic backdrops.<p>The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it's the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, these ideas will get your creative …

Interior Design

Cute Dog, Chic Space: A Labradoodle on a Black-and-White Striped Chair

North Carolina-based design duo vanCollier snapped their Labradoodle lounging on a chair from their outdoor furniture collection. Share your #DesignDogs with us on Instagram!


Sale Shopping Guide: The Best Deals in Design, Week of January 6, 2014

Sales from 15-50% off at Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, H&M Home, and more.<p><b>This week's home design sales from around the web:</b><p>15% off drapes and 20% off baskets at Pottery Barn.<br>• 20% off pillows and throws at Crate & Barrel.<br>• 20% off bedding (shown) at West Elm.<br>• 20% off all full-priced items at …

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11 Times Old Furniture Gained New Life

One man's trash became these designers' serious treasures.<p>One man's trash became these designers' serious treasures.

Interior Design

Unexpected Color Combos That Actually Work

Outrageous palettes that aren't for the color-shy.<p>Who said that you can't pair pink with red? Or that purple and orange could look so good? These unique room color schemes and paint ideas aren't for the color-shy, but they sure do make a bold statement.

Interior Design

40 Gorgeous Green Rooms That'll Give You Serious Goals

This shade isn't as scary as you think.<p>It's Mother Nature's favorite color — and there are so many fresh shades to work with. From a pea-green kitchen to a bath with lime stripes, there's a palette for every palate here.

Interior Design

Secret Places to Store Things

Expert tips for finding extra space.<p>What's a great place to store things that nobody ever thinks of? Experts spill their advice on finding space you never even knew you had.

Interior Design

11 Ways to Pull Off a Clean White Living Room

It's the hot look on Instagram right now, and your home is next.<p>Think you can't decorate with white? Find out how top designers decorate living spaces that are both functional and fabulous.

Interior Design

Cleaning Has Never Looked So Chic: 10 Pretty Products That Get The Job Done