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G’Day House / Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The G’Day House is a commission for an Australian ex-patriate family, who requested a home that would …

How to Not Overcook (or Undercook) Your Shrimp

By Alex Delany<p>Don't be one of those people that just thinks they know how to cook shrimp. Be one of those people who knows how to cook shrimp.<p>The line between perfectly cooked and messed-up shrimp is really thin, which can make cooking the things feel intimidating. But we're here to tell you that …

How to Make an Indoor Self-Watering Herb Garden

No green thumb required.<p>Start an herb garden indoors with a planter that will keep your herbs hydrated and blooming all year long.<p><b>What you'll …

Gardening

Mansfield

Los Angeles, California<p>Truly special Spanish compound in Hancock Park. Formerly celebrity-owned, this stylish and sophisticated 3 bedroom + 2.5 bath Spanish home offers original charm and modern livability. Features include steel-framed windows and doors throughout, a formal living room, and a …

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

<b>Competition in the</b> employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, you can choose from a variety of …

Why I Use Getty Images to Sell My Photos

By doing a quick calculation, my photos make up 0.002% of the still images available on GettyImages.com. Which means I have 1,600 photos for sale out …

How to Build a Modern Pergola

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful, modern pergola to add value to your home’s exterior. When that pergola is a streamlined, two-toned piece of …

Be a Person Who Makes Focaccia on the Regular

Top it with crunchy flakes of Maldon salt, thinly sliced red onion, a big red ribbon—you do you.<p>I hear that if you say “classic focaccia” three times aloud on the night of a full moon, it might appear hot and puffy from the oven right before your eyes. And if that doesn’t work, we’ve got a …

Baking

Top Eastern European Stew Recipes

Frugal Eastern European farmers have always been known for nose-to-tail eating, that is, using every part of the livestock they butcher. Tougher cuts …

The Incredible Italian Island You've Never Heard Of

Plan a visit to Ischia, but don't let the secret out.<p>There are places you go to get away from it all. And then there’s Sant’Angelo.<p>To get to this Italian village, you take an hour-long ferry from Naples to the volcanic island of Ischia, nestled a few waves’ breadth from Capri in the heart of the …

Italy

Growing Upward and Outward, a Cabin Expansion Mirrors the Trees

The shape of a tree’s canopy inspires the expansion of a ramshackle cabin in Quebec.<p>Landscape architect Suzanne Rochon spent more than two years searching for an isolated weekend getaway close to her home in Montreal. Upon discovering five densely wooded acres with an old lumberjack’s shed in the …

Comedian Mitch Hedberg's Thoughts on Design

The late comic undoubtedly left us too soon<p>Mitch Hedberg was one of the great comedians of our time, and sadly left us too early. Here are some of …

Interior Designers Share Their Game-Changing Shopping Secrets

When you're a home editor, you become a magnet for decorating inquiries of all sorts, but the most common question I get is about where to shop for blank (pretty much every household decorative item you can imagine). To deviate from my usual list, I turned to another group of professionals: …

Home Decorating

The Best Etsy Shops for Buying Modern Lighting

It may not be the first place you think of when you're shopping for lighting, but don't neglect handmade marketplace Etsy. Here, you'll find plenty …

Kids’ Furniture Is the Best-Kept Secret of Decorating

It’s come to our attention that when shopping online for home décor and furniture, it’s always a good idea to check out the kids’ section. Not only …

23 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You Hired An Interior Decorator

Pro-level techniques that'll make people think you outsourced the work.

How to Decorate with Navy Photos

Navy might not just be the new black; it could be the new neutral. Many dark tones can feel stark and gloomy, but navy provides a well-balanced blend of both richness and intensity. Translation: It can easily warm up a place while still offering a nice contrast (yet managing to work well with just …

Home Decorating

7 Bathroom Updates That Increased the Value of My Home

After buying our condo three years ago, my husband and I knew we'd eventually have to redo the guest bathroom in our hallway. It had a wobbly shower insert, dated finishes, and an impractical vanity without much storage. I hated going in there. So after a couple years of saving — and avoiding the …

Home Improvement

Gray Bedroom & Living Room Paint Color Ideas Photos

Forget white and beige. When it comes to neutrals, gray has been the hot shade for the past several years and its popularity has yet to wane. Once associated with sadness and dreariness, the color has gained in popularity among top designers, who appreciate its versatility and sophistication. With …

Interior Design

A Northern Norway Home That Isn’t Afraid Of Color

Simone Isaksen and her boyfriend Per-Aksel live in the village of Storslett in northern Norway. Six years ago, when she bought her house, Simone saw …

Kitchen Design Trends to Watch in 2017

We saw so many beautiful kitchen trends in 2016: tons of marble, rich blue and black cabinets, open shelving, and a mix of materials. While we don't …

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," …

Plum Modern Pendant Lighting Adds Pop of Color in Canadian Kitchen

This Canadian home features vibrant details that bring beauty to every room, like our plum modern pendant lighting.<p>When a professional couple with two children approached Jason Flynn of Flynn Architect, they knew they wanted a clean and modern home that — above all else — was welcoming. Flynn took …

Current Obsessions: Happy Holidays

In this week leading up to the holiday break we found inspiration in ample color, design literature, and several year-end sales. Read on to learn …

An Airy Laundry Room Makeover Designed for Style and Function

Kriste Michelini and architect Steve Grote transformed a misused garage into a multipurpose family hub<p>When a family with two teenage boys began feeling growing pains in their 1951 California ranch house, they started thinking about ways to make their space more functional. So they zeroed in on the …

Laundry Rooms

Japanese Soaking Tubs

For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular indoors, too. Relaxing in steaming neck-high water marks the end of each day for many families, a custom catching on in the West as homeowners ask their architects for spa …

A House At Peace With Nature By Metroarea

Inspired by the Roman villa and both Spanish and Arab cultural heritage, The Villa designed by Italian studio Metroarea fuses Mediterranean culture …

Elegant Bedroom Wall Textures Ideas for 2017

There are millions of colors to choose for your interior walls. Textured walls have become a growing trend because they can take on a myriad of …

Top 15 Amazing Basement Design Ideas – DIY Basement Ideas

<i>Ready to remodel that basement? What should you do with it?</i><p><b>Did you know?</b> That dark, cold, and empty basement can deliver some of the best returns on …

Home Improvement

The unsuspecting Texas town with first-class design cred

People tend to make the trek to Marfa for the massive sculptural installations.<p>But there’s plenty of design in the remote southwestern Texas town, …

Facelifts