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10 Unique Living Spaces Around The World

How about taking a few days off and spend some beautiful moments with people you love? At least for a couple of days rejuvenate your lungs with fresh …

National Parks

Beauty how to: a modern french manicure

Master the everyday nail look, as inspired by Theyskens' Theory spring/summer 2014 show<p>BY <b>Sonia Haria</b> | 12 January 2014<p>Originating in the 1970s, the French manicure ticked all the boxes for a neutral nail colour with a little something extra - but nowadays it can look very dated. For spring/summer …

Tom Dixon Lighting: A Design Icon in the Making

Only occasionally do I find a product that becomes an obsession. It truly has to be the perfect design, simple yet sophisticated – almost like I …

11 Incredible Canopy Beds That Will Make You Feel Like Royalty

What's more luxe than a canopy bed? Nothing.<p>What's more luxe than a canopy bed? Nothing. These chic designs will make you want to rethink your own room.

12 Next-Level Closets for Your Dream House

Who wouldn't want a champagne bar at-the-ready for a night out?<p>There are walk-ins and then there are these beauties that redefine what it means to own a luxury closet. The only problem? You'll be left full of envy after taking a peek at these rooms, which feature museum-quality shoe storage and a …

Oversize Art: 5 Ways to Pull It Off

Isn't a huge piece of art such a daring focal point for a space? Not only does it highlight a favorite piece of art you might have, but it really …

Home Decorating

7 Cool LED Lighting Designs

Innovative, sculptural, and sleek light designs.<p>New LED bulbs last up to 10 times longer than compact fluorescents, more than 20 times longer than incandescents, and can be made in an astonishing variety of sizes. The results? Designs that are innovative, sculptural, and sleek.

Small Apartments

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Ipnosy Studio<p>Our first two apartments, visualized by Ipnosy Studio, use small shots of vibrant color against a completely neutral …

5 Ways a Designer Stretches a Budget

How Meg Braff redid a Palm Beach home.<p>Designer Meg Braff kept to her client's budget when she decorated this Palm Beach house for a snappy, 'with it' mom of three. The decorator shares her decorating advice.

15 Ways To Decorate With Winter White

See spaces in ivory, cream, and snow.<p>Don't think you can pull off pristine white during the colder months? In shades of ivory, cream, and snow, the wintery color is perfect for every space, from the powder room to the great room.

Interior Design

Tag: Bedrooms

A Fashion Designer’s Cabin in the Cape Cod of France<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>Steal This Look: Midcentury-Modern Luxe Guest Room at Hotel Sanders in …

New Year's Eve party beauty tips from the experts

The Facegoop team are terrible at parties, but they have gathered some party beauty tips from people who aren't<p>E: So do you have a hot date for New Year, M? Dancing, drinking, debauchery?<p>M: Oh hellz yeah. Me, my duvet, a hot-water bottle and some horse-strength antibiotics. That's a party, right?<p>E: …

House Beautiful on Twitter: "Top Pin of the Day: A Girly Bedroom"

Hot Color Trends For 2014

The euphoria of the New Year is well and truly here, with most of us chalking out plans not just for the extravagant party on the night of 31st, but …

Set Your Mug On An Extraordinary Coffee Table

Whether you want to replace your outdated coffee table or you’re in the mood to take advantage of the holiday sales events, I want to remind you to …

Where to Spend New Year's Eve

Whether you keep it local, or looking to jet set last minute, here's our roundup of the coolest ways to ring in 2017.<p>Whether you keep it local, or looking to jet set last minute, here's our roundup of the coolest ways to ring in 2017.


This bedroom suite created by Minosa Design is out of this world. It's a space so beautiful that if I saw it in person I'd have to have a seat in …

Guilty Pleasures: Our Most Fascinating and Fun Posts of the Year

You know us — all business, right? Wrong! We love mixing it up. Once in a while we throw out a crazy, silly or just plain weird post just for the …

Audio Mixing


This room blows my mind it's so cool. I have a couple of things that bother me but I'm not even going to voice them because this room just deserves a …

New Year's Resolutions: Designer Edition

We asked a few of our favorite New York designers to share their personal goals for 2014.<p>We asked a few of our favorite New York designers to share their personal goals for 2014.

Interiors: the country vicarage that comes alive at Christmas

Behind the facade of a classic Hertfordshire vicarage is a welcoming home where a large family pile in for Christmas<p>'There are definitely some perks to the job,’ Victoria Stapleton, the founder of the luxury cashmere brand Brora, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, says. We are …

11 Easy Holiday Decorating Tips from Top Bloggers

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

Top 10 Kitchen Pins of 2013

Kitchens worth a repin.<p>The year's most coveted kitchens from us, <i>Veranda</i>, and <i>Elle Decor</i>, which garnered hundreds of your repins. Seeking fresh ideas for 2014? Peruse our Pinterest board devoted to inspiring spaces.<p>.

A Layered California House Designed by Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn's Monica Bhargava

Monica Bhargava of Williams-Sonoma gives us a tour.<p>The Executive Vice President of Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma brands, Monica Bhargava, takes us inside her globally-inspired California home and shows us how to layer personality into a room.

12 DIY Design Tips for Your Holiday Kitchen

?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?<p>If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, then you might know that we ventured across the country to New York a couple weeks ago to participate in Lowe’s Deck the Halls, and Walls, and All holiday event. They asked a handful of bloggers and …


Christmas Elf Felt Wine Bottle Covers instructions

This is the first of its kind I have seen; too cute from HGTV 🙂 Before you bring a bare bottle of wine to your next holiday soiree, dress it up like …


Here is a perfect project for Christmas. Everybody has soda bottles, and you could never have imagined they could make …

Cozy Tabletop Christmas Trees from gently worn or cast-off sweaters DIY

These darling trees come from BH&G and are made from sweaters no longer wearable. Refurbished and ready for their new lives as “Cozy Tabletop …