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

How an Outdated Kitchen Got a Colorful, Modern Update

This space underwent a much-needed overhaul.<p>The kitchen often becomes the main hub of a home—it’s a place where people can cook, congregate, and …

Kitchens

100Tips

My family of four generates a quart-size jar of waste per year, and so can you!<p>Here are a 100 tips to drastically reduce your household’s waste. Each …

The 15 Shades of White Paint Top Designers Swear By

For many, plain white walls conjure thoughts of rental apartments, bland spaces, or primed canvases waiting for color. But the right white paint can be transformative—highlighting art, enhancing woodwork, reflecting light, setting the stage for a calm oasis, or providing a clean backdrop for …

Farrow & Ball

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 …

Donald Trump

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

By Megan Buerger<p>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 …

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

9 Show-Stopping Wall Decoration Ideas For A Beautiful Home

Think on a grand scale to lend your walls the personality they need to dazzle.<p>A beautiful wall treatment is sure to enchant, whether you opt for fabric, paper or a hand-painted mural.

Bedrooms

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 that …

An Elegant, Budget-Friendly Way to Frame Big Posters and Prints

When the quote I received to frame James Ransom's poster-sized photographs for the new Food52 office was in the thousands of dollars, I started trying to think how it could be done for less. Much less.<p>I love the minimalist look of frameless glass, which doesn't feel heavy and lets the photography …

Posters

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

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 Gaines (host and shiplap master) uses the material to give homes a rustic, comfortable feel. Older …

15 Interior Design Charts To Help You Feel Like A Professional Decorator

Because not everyone knows the difference between Windsor and Ladder Back.<p>You don't need to be an interior designer to know all the handy little secrets the pros know —just pin and reference these charts to sharpen your decorating skills. Guests won't have a clue that you didn't pay big bucks for …

Handy

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 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 …

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 …

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

These 4 Homes Remind Us Why We Love Scandinavian Design Photos

Photo: Courtesy of Ryland Peters & Small<p>In her book, <i>Simply Scandinavian</i> (Ryland, Peters & Small, $30), author Sara Norrman, who grew up in Stockholm, shows us how Nordic design inspirations—wood, nature, unique northern lights, and a pale palette—make this aesthetic so enticing. “You can …

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 …

Cherry Blossom

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 …

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 …

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 …

My Experience of Living With Marble Countertops: One Year Later

(Image credit: Faith Durand)<p>When we renovated our kitchen a little over a year ago, we chose to put in honed marble countertops. One the one hand, I …

A Gallery of Scene-Stealing Painted Floors

(Image credit: Elle Decoration)<p>Changing your floors is generally one of those Big Deal kind of things — something that will take a major budget, …

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 …