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By Kate Cohen | House and Home for Me and Mine (and you are welcome, too)

Olive Trees Indoors: Our Best Tips for Care & Growing

Given the current craze for houseplants, it's hard to imagine there's any un-trod territory there, and yet — I was totally surprised to realize that …

3D-knitted furniture arrives at IKEA

After appearing in trainers and high-end furniture, 3D-knitting has arrived at IKEA in the form of its PS 2017 armchair.<p>Created for the Swedish …

Furniture

Donald Trump’s Real Threat to the Press

Worry about the Espionage Act, not libel laws.<p>Anyone who doubts that Donald Trump could use the levers of the presidency to strike back at the media should talk to Chip Babcock.<p>He’s the veteran First Amendment attorney who represented the Dallas Times Herald in February 1984, when one of its …

Government

This isn’t your dad’s recliner: New designs look to attract a wider, younger audience

Say goodbye to the dad chair. Today’s recliners are slimmer, smarter and more stylish than ever.<p>Even La-Z-Boy, the 90-year-old brand whose name is as synonymous with classic recliners as Kleenex is with tissues, has updated its product line over the years. In 2010, the company hired actress Brooke …

Design

The bedroom of Paul Poiret, Paris, circa 1924, photographer unknown - from the great Stephen Ellcock

20 Best Wall Decoration Ideas - Wall Covering And Wall Art Ideas

Think on a grand scale to lend your walls the personality they need to dazzle.<p>1 of 9<p>For the entrance hall of a 17th-century farmhouse on the border of Italy's Tuscany and Umbria regions, designer Eric Egan commissioned Florentine decorative painter Francesca Guicciardini to create a whimsical mural …

Home Staging

If You Own These 9 Home Décor Books, You Don't Need a Decorator

Can’t afford a decorator? A well-curated library is your strongest ally. While we’re consistently in awe of the expertise and editorial eye …

Interior Design
Woodworking

The design world is obsessed with shiplap — the rustic material that's taking over America's homes

Shiplap is a building material made of wide wooden boards that fit together to form a flat surface.<p>If you've watched an episode of HGTV's wildly popular "Fixer Upper" recently, you know it well.<p>It looks like this (more below):<p>Shiplap has seen a resurgence in recent years.<p>On "Fixer Upper," Joanna …

Renovations

Interior Design Charts - Design Infographics

Because not everyone knows the difference between Windsor and Ladder Back.<p>The Ultimate Guide to Shopping for Upholstery<p>Generally, there's only one thing standing in the way of giving your furniture new life: It can be tricky to know how much fabric you need. Luckily, this trusty guide will ensure …

Interior Design

10 Calming Bedrooms with Analogous Color Schemes

Do you ever look at the decor around your house and realize you’ve been leaning heavily towards your favorite color? I have. But don’t shame yourself …

Interior Design

Interior designer Christian Liaigre’s Parisian apartment mirrors his penchant for neutral colours

The feeling is that of French Baroque meeting art deco; the colours, Bordeaux with meringue, and coffee with cream—the latter being also what …

Interior Design

The incredible 6.5m-wide house

La Casa Desnuda, today’s feature property, is an impressive Mexican house that boasts a particularly surprising architectural feature. At only 6.5 …

Interior Design

Modular Pop-up Studio Space for Artists and Makers

Designed by London architects <b>Jonas Prišmontas</b> and <b>Tomaso Boano</b>, ‘Minima Moralia’ is a critical installation, a manifesto of social hope with no political intention. Referencing T. Adorno’s 1951 masterpiece, it investigates and reflects our damaged lives in current London conditions. the project offers tiny, cellular pop-up spaces to be inhabited by designers, sculptors, painters, musicians and other creatives alike. It is a programmatic vision for London’s backyards and interstitial spaces. …

27 Examples Of Serene Scandinavian Interior Design

The whole world has fallen for Scandinavian style. The Nordic aesthetic is renowned for its simplicity, utility, and airy good looks. Let’s chalk it …

Interior Design

Soft pastels and raw materials to give your home an easy contemporary vibe

Interior Design

The New Neutral That Is Taking Over Homes Across the Country

Find out which popular color it's slowly but surely replacing.<p>First there was greige — the color that took over Pinterest (and was featured in pretty much all of Joanna Gaines' designs last season on <i>Fixer Upper</i>). And now there's a new neutral that's already popular on Pinterest, and slowly but …

Interior Design

Steal This Look: A Summery Bedroom at Casa Privata in Italy

Last week in the office, we huddled around a laptop admiring the interiors (and gardens and surrounding cliffs) of Casa Privata, a restored villa in …

Bedrooms

How to Create a Faux Marble Countertop Using Concrete

One of the most obvious places to get a major bang-for-your-buck in a bathroom update is the countertop. However, this can also be an expensive …

Woodworking

The home of Artist Christian Jankowski

The home of Artist Christian Jankowski was recently featured in one of my favorite publication FvF. I always enjoy seeing how a creative person lives …

Art

My Experience of Living With Marble Countertops: One Year Later

When we renovated our kitchen a little over a year ago, we chose to put in honed marble countertops. One the one hand, I just couldn't imagine …

Renovations

A Gallery of Scene-Stealing Painted Floors

Changing your floors is generally one of those Big Deal kind of things — something that will take a major budget, and/or a lot of time, to bring …

Interior Design

Kamerscherm maken: DIY roomdivider

Benodigdheden per paneel<p>A= 2x 67,8×4,4×4,4 cm vurenhout<br>• B= 2x 189,8×4,4×4,4 cm vurenhout<br>• C= 1x 183x61x94 cm paneel van CanDo<p>Verder nodig<p>2 scharnieren<br>• 1 …

My Secret Paris Archive

<i>I</i> don’t like going to the Louvre. There, I said it. Let’s leave all those people to queue up for hours while we disappear to find a hidden Paris …

Make Your Own Unique, Artful, and Kooky Lighting Fixtures

[via andersdenken.at]<p>There’s a booming business on Etsy and eBay for selling upcycled shabby chic and industrial pendant lighting fixtures and table lamps. Why? Because many of these lights look so darn wonderful. They instantly add a very strong and unique presence to a room. And because they are …

Interior Design

This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours

Rural Studio's $20K House has such innovative design that it's changing the entire housing system—from mortgages to zoning laws.<p>For over a decade, architecture students at Rural Studio, Auburn University's design-build program in a tiny town in West Alabama, have worked on a nearly impossible …

75 Small Upgrades You Should Spoil Your Home With This Year

Do it today... and love it tomorrow!<p>Your home, like life, is a series of evolutions and special moments. Tackle these mini projects yourself — and sometimes with help! — and you'll create a space that's truly your own. Flaunt your "after" pictures on Instagram by tagging #MyHouseBeautiful — we'll …

Home Decorating