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Making A Hundred Friends Is Not A Miracle

<i>What do I want to do with my life?</i> It’s a question all of us think about at one point or another.<p>For some, the answer comes easily. For others, it …


11 Designers On Their Favorite Shade of White

Designers reveal their go-to white paint.<p>Any skilled designer knows that selecting the perfect white paint is anything but simple. What's a seemingly basic element — the essence of simplicity — proves to be one of the most complex decisions with hundreds of possibilities. We asked 11 decorators to …

Farrow & Ball

Tag: DIY

DIY: Homemade Dish Soap<p>by Justine Hand<p>DIY: How to Make the Simple Cooling Cloths from The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine<p>by Annie Quigley<p>The Lost …

Essential Oils

House Beautiful on Twitter: "Top Pin of the Day: A Spacious White Kitchen"

Glass Cabinets, Open Shelving Big 2014 Kitchen Trend

For years, cabinets have been a place to tuck away dishes and hide boxes of cereal out of view behind solid doors. But according to the Zillow Digs Home Design Trend Report for 2014, hiding the goods will be a bit more difficult since the latest kitchen trend is glass-front cabinets or open …

30 of the Best Quotes Ever

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

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.

23 Kitchen Countertops You've Never Even Considered

Wait until you see how gorg raw wood can look.<p>We know all about your marble kitchen countertop dreams. They were once ours too, but hear us out: There are so many gorgeous options to choose from — zinc, concrete, and even raw wood — that by the time you get done with this story, you may be …

Interior Design

Before & After: A New Side to IKEA's Expedit

Krys saw potential in Ikea's popular Expedit shelf, and not just as vertical storage. When flipped horizontally, the unit fit perfectly in an awkward …

10 Decorating Secrets Revealed

Designers share their top dos and don'ts.<p>We asked designers to share some of their favorite tricks and ideas for putting together a beautiful space. Here, they reveal their top dos and don'ts.

Home Decorating

An Expansive His-and-Hers Bathroom

Two bathrooms in one.<p>Architect Thomas Catalano and designer Chris Benson went beyond the usual his-and-hers towels and double sink in this Wellesley, Massachusetts, bathroom design. By adding a pass-through shower, they combined two rooms into one, but personalized each side for the husband and …

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.

Stainless Steel

10 Quick Tips to Get a Wow Factor when Decorating with All-White Color

The last time you saw an all-white room did you feel comfortable or did you feel timid and afraid to relax? White is one of those colors that many …

House Beautiful on Twitter: "A 100-year-old farmhouse goes modern"

House Beautiful on Twitter: "10 ways to update your porch"

A Sunny and Small Georgetown Row House

A light-filled space.<p>A small, 500-square-foot Georgetown row house built around 1900 had rooms and a ladder for a staircase. Designer Mary Douglas Drysdale used pattern and painted detail to give "a new interpretation to familiar things" to this row house design.

House Design

Best of Toronto: 14 Favorite Moments

<b>By Jason McBride</b><p>Canada's largest city has at last shed its reputation as a dull, repressed metropolis. What locals and visitors alike have discovered …

New England's "Other" Capes

For secret beaches and amazing summer deals, look beyond the better-known Cape to the glorious spits of land jutting out into the Atlantic just up …

Giant Paper Peonies

I just discovered a sweet new spot, Corner Blog. Poppytalk posted their gorgeously over-sized Giant Paper Peonies in a DIY project round-up and now am dying to have HUGE flowers hanging from my ceiling. Aren’t you?

Pallet Swing Bed | The Merry Thought

<b>Pallet Swing Bed</b> | <i>The Merry Thought</i><p>Hammocks? Uh, so hard to get into (and harder to get out of!). Swinging chairs? Not the easiest thing to lay on. Day bed? But it doesn’t swing! Pallet swing bed? Best of all worlds! It looks so comfortable too. This is more than a one day project, and you need something sturdy to hang it from, but I’m sure the idea of spending your Summers laying on this, reading a good book, drinking an iced tea and napping will keep you motivated! I’m going to show this …

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 …


10 Smart Kitchen and Bath Updates

10 ideas to make a difference.<p>From storing your pots and pans on a wall to upholstering a bathroom chair with terry cloth, these ideas will really make a difference in your home.

Food & Dining

55 Inspiring Ideas to Update Your Kitchen

Color, cabinets, and more.<p>Remodeling your kitchen? Look no further. We've rounded up the best ideas for color, cabinets, lighting, floors, and more.

Interior Design

Houzz Live Chat: Clutter and Organization in the Home

Welcome to Houzz Live: Clutter and Organization in the Home<p>Today we are conquering clutter! Please welcome...<p>Judith Taylor of Judith Taylor Designs: …

Bee Cottage Part 9: A Dining Room Makeover

See the before and after photos.<p>Our contributing editor redoes her dining room, a space that captures the spirit of her whole house. Watch the transformation by going back to Part One.

House Beautiful on Twitter: "A bathroom that channels 1920s glamour"

An Alabama Home Gets All Dressed Up

Tour a sexy, southern house.<p>Creating a formal home with a flirtatious attitude, designers Paige Schnell and Doug Davis of Tracery Interiors punched up a neutral color palette with hot pink accents. Flip through these gorgeous room photos for glamorous decorating ideas and inspiration. See all our …

Dining Rooms

House Beautiful on Twitter: "So glamorous! A glossy, sophisticated white kitchen"

House Beautiful on Twitter: "In this Palm Beach house the living room is outdoors!"