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20 Indoor Plants for the Small-Space Gardener

All of these beauties are easy to keep alive.<p>If your home wasn't blessed with tons of square footage, that doesn't mean you can't flex your green thumb. All of these plants take up minimal space, require little sun (a <i>must</i> when you only have a few windows to work with), and are basically made for …


What Your Front Door Color Says About You

It's a portal to your personality — not just your house.<p>It's a portal to your personality — not just your house.

The 10 Paint Colors Designers Always Use

There's a reason they turn to these shades over and over again.<p>Choosing a paint color can be daunting, to say the least. Just a quick glance at a wall of swatches and chips is enough to make anyone dizzy. And one ill-advised choice can leave you questioning your taste forever ("Why did I ever like …

Home Decorating

18 Organizing Ideas That Make the Most Out of Your Cabinets

Get ready to put those doors to work.<p>No matter how much storage space you have (or don't have) in your kitchen, these ideas will help your cabinets live up to their potential — and then some.


6 Magical Ways to Top Grilled Corn

Butter and salt are great, but these upgrades are even better.<p>Grilled corn is one of my favorite summer foods. It's delicious even at its simplest, topped with a pat of butter and seasoned with salt. But change things up, and you'll have a revelatory experience at your next cookout. Can't you just …


7 Common Mistakes You Make Choosing a Paint Color

Never trust store lighting.<p>Picking the shade that will cover a room can be a daunting task — just where do you begin when staring at wall of dozens of shades? To help you approach the paint aisle with confidence, we asked interior designers to share the biggest missteps they see DIY decoraters make …

Home Decorating

Take a Bite Out of 24 Modern Dining Rooms

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Real World Studio & Die Small<p>You don’t need an expansive room to have a delicious dining experience. This simple table and chairs is …

Interior Design

Bartelt Large Serving Tray

The Bartelt Large Serving Tray is a versitale tray that is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Use this tray for breakfast in bed, picnics, BBQs …


Tag: Garden Visits

The Cult of the Courtyard: 10 Backyard Ideas for Small Spaces<p>by Meredith Swinehart<p>Landscape Revival: A Secluded, Historic 1920s Estate in Santa …


10 Ultra-Cheesy Potato Recipes

In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple demonstrates an easy trick for prepping delicious hasselback potatoes. Another …

Living Small: A Hanging Window Box Planter

French design collective Compagnie has figured out a way for you to have a window box even if you don’t have a window. Founded 12 years ago by …


80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

Interior Design

10 Space-Saving Tricks for Small Kitchens

You can do a lot with just a little space.<p>A well-designed kitchen has minimal clutter and maximum efficiency. Whether you're redecorating or totally remodeling, here are the best ideas for small spaces.


Remodeling 101: Butcher Block Countertops

Warm and accommodating, butcher block is an affordable countertop material with a lot going for it. Maintain them regularly and butcher block …


Mellow Yellow: 7 Soothing Apartments with Sunny Accents

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Tomek Michalski<p>The first home is a sleek and simple apartment that keeps its lines smooth and its overall color story neutral. …

Designing For Small Spaces: 3 Beautiful Micro Lofts

• 1 |<br>• Architect: Stanislav Kaminskyi<p>The first microloft measures 47 square meters (500 square feet), so it is actually on the larger end of the …

Wondrous White: Three Lofts with Clean, Bright Interiors

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Dovilė Levinskaitė<p>The first stunning space is a multi-level loft with sky high windows. Bare bulbs dangle from long wires, lighting up …

Expert Advice: An Architect’s 15 Essential Tips for Designing the Kitchen

With more than 50 kitchen projects under his belt, Jerome Buttrick of Buttrick Projects (formerly Buttrick Wong Architects) is a veteran of kitchen …


5 Favorites: Modern Wooden Garden Gates

A gate sets a tone for the whole garden. It says “Come in” or “Keep out”– and really, either approach can be tantalizing. The best wooden garden …


Fence Fashion: 11 Ways to Add Curb Appeal with Horizontal Stripes

Horizontal stripes make things look wider, which is why you don’t wear them. But your garden should. A horizontal slat fence will create the same …


How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

Home Decorating

11 Design Problems SOLVED! in 2 Sentences Or Less

From how to make a small space look bigger to choosing a lampshade, we've got you covered (quickly!)<p>We won't lie and say that the decorating conundrums that have been haunting you are <i>easy</i> to solve. But we can share the most boiled-down, easy-to-pass-on advice from our own Ask-A-Designer expert Scot …

Home Decorating

The Best Kitchens of 2014

A look back at the year in kitchen design.<p>This year in kitchen design, we saw a lot of daring colors, global influences, unique backsplashes and detailed accents, and innovative appliances.

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Island

Yes. There are that many things you can do with them.<p>Everybody dreams of the extra counter space a kitchen island gives you, but if you're just wheeling one into the center of your room, you're seriously underutilizing it. These cool ideas update the trend, making it more than just another tabletop …

Interior Design

15 Great Decor Ideas for Your Kitchen


Hate Open Shelving? These 15 Kitchens Might Convince You Otherwise


Kitchen Storage: A Drawer for Cutting Boards

I suppose you could describe us as optimists–or me, at least–because when my husband and I were crab-walking around in six inches of water in the …

Dining Rooms

Organization Inspiration: 10 Neat & Tidy Bathrooms from Our House Tours

Clean and serene — those are pretty idyllic words for a bathroom. But neat and organized? That might seem a little out of reach for those of us with …

72 Kitchens That'll Make You Want To Redo Yours

You've been dreaming of that custom backsplash forever. Now's the time.<p>The kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in. From country casual to sleek and modern — and everything in between — we've got all the kitchen inspiration you …


Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: A Hip, Low-Key Kitchen in Topanga Canyon<p>by Annie Quigley<p>Steal This Look: A Courageously Colorful Kitchen for a New York Artist<p>by …