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8 Tricks to Expand a Small Space

From hanging floor-to-ceiling curtains to using mirrors strategically, find out how to make a small room look bigger by tricking the eye with these design tips. See more ways to make the most of a small space.<p><b>1. Window Treatments</b><p>Hang curtain rods and draperies at the ceiling to make the room feel …

30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

Welcome to the ultimate snuggle zone.<p>Steal these ideas to create a comfortable getaway in your bedroom. You'll never want to leave.

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

Sunday eye candy

Eye candy via Spanish magazine MICASA. (Busy weekend - working on a project in my home which I'll feature when it's done)

5 Daring, Designer-Tested Paint Colors

5 designer-tested paint colors.<p>From glossy yellow to green turquoise, 5 designers share spaces and shades that say color confidence.

6 Cheery Yellow Bathrooms

How to make the BEST Fire Starter. Super Simple!

5 Tips for Choosing Bed Linens

The founder of DwellStudio shares five tips for the selecting the chicest — and coziest — bed linens out there.<p>Being that we spend about one-third of our lives asleep, it makes sense to invest in bedding that's not only comfortable, but stands the test of time. But with so many options out there — …

Top 5 Blog Posts of the Week:Succulents-Inspired Pillows, Exposed-Brick Rooms, and More

From succulent-inspired pillows to rooms with exposed brick, here's our weekly roundup of the shelter blogosphere.<p><b>This week's favorite links:</b><p>Pillows You Might Be Tempted to Water. POPSUGAR Home<p>Chic Bedside Tables. Good Bones Great Pieces<p>A Light and Airy Home in The Netherlands. Decor8<p>Barn-Inspired …

5 Flower Arranging Tips for a Stunning Fall Centerpiece

Event and floral designer Matthew Robbins, who launched his new Atelier vase collection with Teraforma this month, gives his expert advice for creating your own seasonal floral arrangement at home.<p><b>1. Play with Texture</b><p>To bring in seasonal detail, try combining unique textures, such as seasonal …

Design Tip: Miles Redd on Displaying Flowers

The designer shares how to use a single bud vase.<p>Designer Miles Redd, known for all things chic, has a cherished personal collection of stylish vases. Here's how he decorates with brightly colored vases: "I love a bud vase... and it's so economical for flowers — just one bud and you are good to go. …

Phoebe and James Howard on Creating a Manhattan Apartment with Amazing Details

The designers discuss how they created a texture-filled Manhattan apartment with stylish details and modern art.<p><b>Christine Pittel: Everywhere I look in this apartment, I see amazing details—like that fluted wall in the foyer. What's the idea behind that?</b><p><b>Phoebe Howard:</b> First, let me tell you how we …

Marshall Watson on Designing a House in Shades of Gray

The designer explains how he created a cool and calming atmosphere in a Florida house.<p><b>Barbara King: I'll bet you've heard a joke or two about the 50 shades of gray in this house.</b><p><b>The obvious next question is, Why?</b><p>I know bright colors like turquoises and pinks and greens are what you ordinarily see …

The Most Colorful Spot in My House: Maria Brito's Pattern-Filled Bedroom

Designer Maria Brito, the creator of the blog Out There NYC, shares a photo of her pattern-filled New York bedroom and reveals why you should decorate like you dress.<p><b>Color Palette:</b> Citron, Turquoise, Gray, and Red<p><b>Space:</b> Master Bedroom<p><b>Color Tip:</b> Don't be afraid of color. When people dress, they …

Jessica Alba's Tip for Bringing Color Into Your Home Office

The actress shares her advice on using color in the office, why she's obsessed with organization, and more.<p>Their eco-friendly cleaning and bath products are stripped down to only the most essential ingredients, but The Honest Company's offices are far from bare bones. To make the space feel cozier, …

Would You Rather: Orchids or Peonies?

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>The Mesmerizing Geminids Meteor Shower Is Here<p>2<p>Designer Reactions to Pantone's Color of the Year<p>3<p>50 Fun and Festive Christmas Decorating Ideas<p>4<p>Connecticut Home Adds Southern Charm to Christmas<p>5<p>37 Chic Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas<p>Which floral arrangement would you choose? Tell …

The Most Colorful Spot in My House: Karen Young's Navy and Coral Bed

Karen Young, the founder of the Brooklyn textile design studio Hammocks & High Tea, shares a photo of her colors-on-neutrals Brooklyn studio apartment.<p><b>Color Palette:</b> Navy, Dark Grey, Coral, Taupe<p><b>Space:</b> Sleeping area in a studio apartment<p><b>Location:</b> Brooklyn, New York<p><b>Color Tip:</b> I'm a big believer in …

11 Easy Holiday Decorating Tips from Top Bloggers

Camille Styles, Style Me Pretty, and more.<p>Must-follow bloggers share their signature, seasonal tip.

Ask a Design Assistant: Tilton Fenwick's Danielle Armstrong

Inside the young designer's elegant, girly studio apartment.<p>Inside the young designer's elegant, girly studio apartment.

17 Gifts That Give Back

Give more this season.<p>Give more this season with gifts that support charities and non-profit organizations.

Germany To Allow Parents To Choose No Gender For Babies On Birth Certificates

On Friday, Nov. 1, Germany will become the first country in the world to allow parents to leave the gender box blank on their child's birth certificate.<p>As reported in August, the move is an effort to create legal recognition for intersex individuals, or children born without a clearly determinable …

District poised to be next to decriminalize pot, with legalization on horizon

The nation’s capital is poised to decriminalize marijuana -- with some activists pushing for the city to legalize, tax and regulating the drug as Colorado and Washington state have recently done.<p>The Democrat-controlled City Council appears ready to approve a bill that would decriminalize the …

From fertiliser to Zyklon B: 100 years of the scientific discovery that brought life and death

It's 100 years since Fritz Haber found a way to synthesise ammonia – helping to feed billions but also to kill millions, and contributing to the pollution of the planet<p>Several hundred scientists from across the globe will gather in Ludwigshafen, Germany, next week to discuss a simple topic: "A …

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How To Choose a Sofa: 50 Designer Tips

Everything you need to know.<p>Everything you need to know about sofas in one place. Experts such as Windsor Smith, Barbara Barry, and Steven Gambrel share how deep a sofa should be, which style goes with which, how to select pattern, and more.