Robin McIntosh

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How to Wash and Remove Stains

Although clothing stains can be very stubborn, they can almost always be removed if dealt with promptly and properly. First, act quickly. The sooner you get to the stain, the more likely you are to get it out.

3 rustic homes that defy convention!

If you hear the word 'rustic' and instantly get overrun with images of pokey little farmhouses that are on the brink of dilapidation, we are about to …

Easy Roasted-Garlic Focaccia That's Too Good to Share

Anyone who understands evolution knows that it doesn't <i>necessarily</i> lead from simpler to more complex life-forms. Rather, it leads to life-forms better suited to their environments. The evolution of recipes is similar: It's not that every new recipe is <i>better</i> than its immediate predecessor; it's just …


12 Terrifically Glamorous Camping Options - Dwell

Here are a few destinations and suggestions that allow one to camp out indulgently.<p>While we might prefer to avoid the awkward sounding neologism "glamping," there's no doubt that this modern trend of retiring to remote places while maintaining the trappings of luxury is now extremely popular.

Zion National Park

HOUSE TOUR: A Stunning California Home Inspired By The History Of Spain

A top Hollywood film executive and his wife enlist interior designer Michael S. Smith to craft a new Mediterranean-style house in Santa Monica that has deep Spanish roots<p>A top Hollywood film executive and his wife enlist interior designer Michael S. Smith to craft a new Mediterranean-style house in …

Interior Design

A Modern Meets Traditional Appalachian Mountain House

English country meets American Arts and Crafts.<p>On a sloping site in western North Carolina, architect Ruard Veltman designed a house that blends English country and American Arts and Crafts with his own flair for drama. The ideal marriage of architecture and design creates a house that transcends …

Interior Design

The 16 Easiest Ways to Get Your House Ready for Spring

Break out of your winter rut and update your house for sunnier days.<p>Break out of your winter rut and update your house for sunnier days. We asked designers how they refresh their homes for spring — here are their quickest and best ideas.

Home Decorating

12 DIY Trays Perfect for Breakfast In Bed

Whether you use these trays for food or for storage, they're sure to brighten up your decor.<p><b>1. Gold-Flecked Tray</b><p>Upgrade a cheap tray into something shiny and special with this tutorial from Vitamini Handmade. And it's so simple: Scatter gold flakes on the bottom of a white tray and pour resin on …


DIY Beaded Tassel Necklaces

Four Step Leather Tote TUTORIAL + Free Pattern

I’ve teamed up with HP and Meghan Trainor to help promote her “That Bass Tour” and the new HP x360! I would call it a lap top, but that wouldn’t be …


The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …


7 Amazing Bathroom Makeovers You Won't Believe

Dramatic before-and-after photos.<p>Before-and-after photos of dramatic transformations. Get inspired for your next renovation project.

Interior Design

This Is Every Neutral-Lover's Dream Home

A soothing and ethereal space.<p>Designer Barbara Barry knows the power of subtlety. In this Corona del Mar house, she designs with natural and soothing and ethereal tones in mind. Read the interview with the designer here.

Interior Design

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.


THIS Is the Solution to Your Crappy WiFi

It’s a bummer when your fave cafe spot has spotty WiFi, but it’s flat out frustrating when your home router just ain’t workin’. Little tricks and hacks to strengthen the signal sometimes help. And when all else fails — f<i>iiine,</i> we’ll resort to pulling the plug and restarting the router, but <i></i>does that …

Marbled Clay Ring Dish

I’ve come to a realization, and I have a confession to make—I am a litterer. A <i>ring</i> litterer that is. Ever since I started doing the multi-ring …

Make Real Silver Jewelry with Metal Clay!

Since I've been doing art and craft projects since I was a kid with my art teacher Mom, there aren't that many areas I've never dabbled in at all, …

How to Fix Scratched and Creaky Floorboards

Follow these step-by-step instructions to fix your floor problems.<p>Repair Scratches in Floorboards<p>The best way to get an even wood floor is by sanding, but if you just have a few scratches, small holes, or gaps, they can be repaired without embarking on such a big job.<p><b>You'll Need:</b>Floor or …

Home Improvement

75+ Fabulous Designer Foyers

What a way to welcome your guests...<p>You know what they say about first impressions. Make sure the entryway furniture, paint color and seating you choose send the right message (as in, "Wow, you live <i>here</i>?").

Interior Design

15 DIY Party Must-Haves You’ll (Dip) Dye For

It’s almost time for spring festivities, backyard BBQs and light-hearted dinner parties. So why not rock out your next hosting gig with party decor your guests will “dye” for?<p>Dip-dyeing is in. And we’ve got a whole lineup of must-have party goodies that you can buy (or DIY).<p>If you want to put your …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Wallpaper

Designer Meg Braff shares her best wallpaper tips and tricks.<p>Designer Meg Braff shares her best wallpaper tips and tricks.

Home Decorating

Try This Perfect (and Easy!) Summertime Treat

DIY Herb Garden Living Wreath | Backyard Projects

Step-By-Step Instructions:<p>Step 1<p>Half-fill a large basin or tub with water and set it on a flat, sturdy surface. Dip the wreath inside and splash …


25 Best Snacks For Weight Loss

From the editors of, four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their own weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p><b>1) Hard-boiled eggs with sriracha sauce</b> To improve thyroid function—the gland manages growth and metabolism—look no further than a low-calorie, …

Healthy Eating

The science behind the perfect cookie

It doesn't have to be trial and error. Learn how to manipulate ingredients to make the perfect cookie time and time again<p>Whether you like them soft and chewy, thin and crisp, oozing with melted chocolate, or thick and cakey, the perfect cookie remains an elusive beast that many have yet to …

Homemade Goo Gone

Air Purifier<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>Goo-gone<p>Acute Health Effects:<br>From MSDS:Inhalation: Not<br>considered a hazard. Eye Contact: Contact is …

10 DIY Step Stones to Brighten Any Garden Walk

Give your garden path or walkway some flair with these easy-to-make, one-of-a-kind stepping-stones.<p>Leaf Motif<p>A rhubarb leaf was the mold for this …

To the Manor Born: The Butler’s Closet

Barbara Harman founded The Butler’s Closet when she couldn’t find conservation-quality drop cloths for her own expensively upholstered furniture. …


Health Benefits Of Nuts & Seeds