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10 Definitive Reasons You Need More Houseplants in Your Life

You better believe we're going to try #2 this winter.<p>If you blame genetics for your lack of green thumb, it's time to teach yourself the powers of keeping a plant alive. It turns out these livings things can do even more for your physical and mental health than they can for your living room decor — …

Plants

Patio Perfection

I am so inspired this year to turn our outdoor spaces into perfect outdoor rooms. However, saving for a wedding and eventually a major move doesn’t …

12 DIY Backyard Ideas for Patios, Porches and Decks • The Budget Decorator

When we want to spend time outdoors, its natural that we want to linger on our patios, porches and decks. They are a natural gathering place to enjoy …

16 Chic Laptop Cases You Can Make In Under an Hour

No offense, laptop cases, but you have a tendency to be… well, how do we put this… kinda boring. We want you to be secure enough to keep our laptops safe, but do you have to be so plain and blah? Instead of settling for that black nylon case, check out these pretty DIY cases that can be made in an …

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Colorful Accents Elevate Chic Paris Apartment

French designer <b>Sarah Lavoine</b> likes to introduce colorful accents in the interiors she creates, often against a black-and-white background. The chic …

Canvas Painting Projects: DIY Ideas

Are you looking for some easy and fun projects to get your hands dirty with? Or maybe you’re looking for something to spruce up the walls of your new …

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DIY Storage Solutions That Look Great And Create Space

Custom cabinets cost a fortune and most storage solutions lack style, but these easy DIYs are winning in both categories.<p>Unless you've mastered the …

24 Valentine's Day Desserts That Are Better Than A Date

All the chocolate.<p>Unless you're one of the lucky few, Valentine's Day sucks. It either makes you feel like you're all alone (don't worry, you're not) or it convinces you that the romance from your relationship has simmered to a neutral (not true, either). The expectations of love for this one …

Woven Rug DIY

Beautiful rugs aren't hard to find, but sometimes they're just not exactly what you're looking for. Or maybe the one you really love is just not in …

Hanging Basket Garden DIY

We have a sweet little backyard at our new house but with a rambunctious puppy and a curious two-year-old, many of my efforts to plant things in the …

How to Make and Insert Custom Piping

In my opinion, it’s the little touches that take a sewing project from ho-hum to fabulous, and there are few things that can accomplish that effect …

Comment on DIY: Pixel Painting by Megan Tiede

That is SO cool! Definitely must try it! Thanks for the idea :)

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Home Decorating

10 Big Solutions for Small Spaces

Designer tricks for tiny rooms.<p>From striped floors in the living room to open shelves in the kitchen, designers share their best tricks for tiny rooms.

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The Best Chocolate-Chip Cookies Ever. Welcome To The R29 Bake-Off!

It started with banana-bread smack talk. Jessica Teves, our managing editor, was pondering making a loaf one weekend, and I pointed her toward last …

30 DIY Sharpie Projects You Have to Try

You’re about to be drawn into the world of everyone’s favorite permanent marker: Sharpies! And what’s not to love about ‘em? From the variety of bold bright colors to the nearly hundreds of ways to use them to make your world a more wonderful place, Sharpies are the go-to instrument for upgrading …

Crafting

Cheap & Chic Holiday Dresses

13 perfect holiday dresses that won't break the bank.<p>It's that time of year again—inboxes are filling up with party invites—and a special occasion calls for an equally special dress. From satin jewel tones to shimmering metallics, we picked 13 chic cocktail dresses that won't break the bank.

Seven Outstanding Espresso Blends

While the legitimacy of these abundant "national" holidays that tend to pop up arbitrarily is definitely in question, we couldn't pass up tomorrow's opportunity—National Espresso Day—to pay homage to one of the purest ways to prepare coffee: espresso. The thick, concentrated brew packed into a tiny …

Articles about 5 nyc home renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

When you are involved in building renovations, whether a small scale domestic renovation project or a large scale industrial job...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on your desktop, or takes …

Articles about 10 tiny homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

With a small budget, an open mind, and perhaps a little help from your friends, there's nothing stopping you from building your...<p>The motto "the bigger the better" simply doesn't exist in our book.<p>Discover what the tiny house lifestyle is all about by staying in one of these micro-sized vacation …

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Elegant Efficiency: NYC Shoebox Studio Apartment Solution

Actually, the <i>plan</i> is not where this residence truly excels <i>per se</i> – it is the vertically-sliced <i>section</i> that tells a story of creative space-saving …

Divide + Conquer: 40 Sq Meter Studio Apartment Grows Up

In the midst of insanely high housing prices in Tel Aviv, Israel, clients who want to upgrade their living spaces are left with few choices. One …

29sqm Apartment Features Space-Saving Stairs & Loft Bed

With just over 300 square feet to work with, every inch becomes precious. Multi-functional rooms are critical, but make it difficult to maintain …

Stylish Stockholm Loft With Classic Scandinavian Interior Design and Modern Overtones

Pristine white interiors are a great way to enhance and accentuate the presence of an intimate space. This gorgeous and smart apartment in Stockholm …

How to Decorate Stylish Small Kitchen

beautiful small kitchen design idea<p><b>Small kitchen</b> does not mean to be difficult to decorate it. This small kitchen, although with a small space, its …

Articles about university place apartment on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tucked away on the edge of a nature preserve, a customized home breaks the prefab mold.<p>The Scandinavian city offers a talented but humble design scene that plays homage to the rugged Nordic climate.<p>A design guide to China's bustling capital.<p>A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes …

Creative DIY Wallpaper for a Special Touch

We’ve all know how a simple coat of paint can instantly change a room. So it comes as no surprise that wallpaper can transform a space just as …