Ressa M. Blair

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10 Ways to Fill Empty Corners With Floor Vases

Corners are tough spaces. Many times, they are awkwardly placed between doorways or windows, making them impossible to fill with furniture. If …

With Just $250, 1 Woman Completely Transformed Her Drab Kitchen

When Avery Michaels moved into her early 20th century home located in a small town in Iowa, she couldn't have been more grateful. See, her husband is a pastor and his church kindly allowed for the couple to live in the home free of charge. While the craftsman-style home is full of original details …

7 modern kitchen sinks with a rustic touch

For those who love to cook, a good sink, enough counter space, and a comfortable work area are all essential elements for the kitchen. This comes as …

Interior Design

20+ DIY Christmas Decorations That Look So Elegant

"Oh, this old scalloped tree skirt? It's vintage."<p>Elevate your home this holiday season with plenty of cash leftover for presents under the tree. These fancy DIY Christmas decor projects will gift you your most festive display yet.

10 small paint projects to transform your home

Painting walls can be a quick, easy way to revamp your home without investing tons of money or time, but moving furniture can be a hassle.<p>Instead of …

4 Decorative Tricks that Make Hosting a Whole Lot Easier

Entertaining can be one of the holiday season's greatest pleasures, but also one of its biggest stressors—especially when cramped quarters and crazy schedules throw a Grinch in the works. <b>However, a few subtle decor tricks can easily solve the problems of space, seating, and time that prevent many</b> …

Decorations

30 Spectacular Christmas Tree Ideas That Are Over The Top (In The Best Way)

Put your own personal spin on this holiday staple.<p>You approach everything in your home with a specific design strategy — why should your Christmas tree be any different? Whether you have a color scheme, design style or fabulous ornaments you can't wait to use, you can decorate your tree around …

7 Holiday Decorating Ideas For Small Spaces

Don't have room to deck the halls? Don't worry — we've got seven ideas to spruce up your small space.<p>Don't have room to deck the halls? Don't worry — we've got seven ideas to spruce up your small space.

20 Magical And Crafty Ways To Decorate An Indoor Staircase This Christmas

The Christmas season is almost upon us, with advertisements flooding the media reminding the public of everything that is available on sale to …

Decorations

20+ Sophisticated Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

Set the stage for a show-stopping meal.<p>It's an indisputable truth: A beautiful presentation gives everything a little extra flavor, and your Thanksgiving dinner is no exception. Go fun and glitzy or dark and sophisticated with a gorgeous tablescape that your guests will gush over. But whatever you …

The 5 Best Night Creams to Try

<i>By Sue Williamson, W Magazine.</i><p>The only thing better than waking up refreshed? Waking up prettier. I rely on these to get me there.<p>1. NIA-114 complex cuts down on retinol-induced irritation while strengthening the skin's moisture barrier.<p>Strivectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer, $112, …

How to Make Fresh Mozzarella From Scratch

At Serious Eats, we're lucky enough to work right across the street from Di Palo Selects, an Italian fine-foods store that just happens to make some of the best fresh mozzarella I've ever tasted. It's milky, tender, and mild, with a faint layer of cream beneath the skin that gushes a little when …

Hardscaping 101: Rain Chains

Rain chains, a feature of Japanese architecture, are a pleasant alternative to downspouts. The Japanese translation is <i>kusari doi</i>, and for centuries …

23 Simple Design Tips That Will Make Your Home Less Stressful

Please check all stress and angst at the front door.

Home Decorating

Shop These 3 Sites for the Best Plus-Size Apparel

For <i>InStyle</i>'s November issue, on newsstands this Friday, we teamed up with Google to uncover your most-searched questions and problems. Then, we found …

17 Fall Casseroles That Are Like an Edible Hug

When the temperatures drop, let these comforting dishes warm you up.<p>When the temperatures drop, let these comforting dishes warm you up.

How I get ready: Jo Malone

‘I’ll jump into the bath with my favourite bath cologne and, yes, I always light a candle’<p>As long as I’ve had my hair blown out, I can walk in the door at six and be ready to go at 25 past. I multitask. I’ll make a face mask, jump into the bath with my favourite Pomelo bath cologne and, yes, I …

Beauty

Beauty: how to avoid self-tan disasters

If, like me, you’re prone to buying a self-tan, spend ages using it once, then throw it in the cupboard to slowly turn green until evicted to a bin liner, then a gradual tanner should prove a wiser buy. These are effectively body creams with a lower dose of DHA (the smelly tanning ingredient) than …

Dry Skin

How To Stretch Out Your Shoes Using Only A Plastic Baggie And Water

<i>By Caitlin E. Harrington, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>It might be a little cliché, but really, what woman doesn't love a pair of heels? They elongate your legs, dress up even your most casual outfit, and add just a touch of sexiness. In every woman's closet you will find that there are two types of …

Seven-Bedroom Residence Exhibiting Lavish Interiors: Water Mill South Estate

Developed by architect <b>Peter Block</b> in collaboration with designer <b>James Michael Howard</b>, the <b>Water Mill South Estate</b> discovered on Brown Harris Stevens …

Dining Rooms

5 Inspiring Bathroom Makeovers

If your current bathroom is seriously lacking in style and functionality, these before-and-afters will motivate you to make a major change.<p>If your current bathroom is seriously lacking in style and functionality, these before-and-afters will motivate you to make a major change.

7 Affordable Hacks to Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Kitchen remodels are notoriously expensive, and you may be loathe to invest that much in a space that’s already functional (if not as pretty as you’d …

12 Brilliant Things to Do With Your Non-Working Fireplace

Who needs a roaring fire? These are just as show-stopping.<p>Who needs a roaring fire? These are just as show-stopping.

The Dessert Your Next Dinner Party Needs

Photographer and blogger Katie Quinn Davies shares a sweet treat for warmer days.<p>"This is my take on the classic English '4, 4, 4, and 2' Victoria sponge cake recipe that my mom used to make. Strawberries pair very well with lemon, and this recipe uses the Italian lemon liqueur limoncello, which …