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101 Party Dos & Don'ts

How to throw a bash that guests will never forget.<p>For <i>House Beautiful</i>'s ultimate entertaining guide, we asked our favorite designers, event planners, and bloggers for advice about how to host a successful soiree. The experts share their easy tips for setting a stunning dinner table, creating an …

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>.

10 Ways to Make Your Home Happier

Create a cheery, inviting space.<p>From a fresh coat of white paint to choosing comfortable, neutral furniture, decorating experts share their advice on creating a cheery, inviting home.

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.

40 Bedroom Colors That Will Make You Wake Up Happier

Because beige is no way to start the day.<p>These take-notice bedroom color ideas are total mood boosters. Once you've gotten all the inspiration you can here, check out our most stylish bedroom ideas.

8 Tricks to Expand a Small Space

From hanging floor-to-ceiling curtains to using mirrors strategically, find out how to make a small room look bigger by tricking the eye with these design tips. See more ways to make the most of a small space.<p><b>1. Window Treatments</b><p>Hang curtain rods and draperies at the ceiling to make the room feel …

How To Choose a Sofa: 50 Designer Tips

Everything you need to know.<p>Everything you need to know about sofas in one place. Experts such as Windsor Smith, Barbara Barry, and Steven Gambrel share how deep a sofa should be, which style goes with which, how to select pattern, and more.

8 Fun & Festive Christmas Entryways

The holiday season is in full swing, and whether you’re expecting a houseful of guests throughout the month or have plans for a quiet few weeks in …

3 Easy Holiday Ideas for Your Front Porch

Give guests a warm welcome using these simple yet beautiful ways to decorate the outside of your home in style<p><b>1. Use Symmetry</b>Stand potted bay trees either side of your front door and entwine outdoor fairy lights through the shrubbery. The bay trees will create a smart entrance all year round once …

The 2013 Kitchen of the Year with Designer Christopher Peacock

A cozy, handsome, and inviting space.<p>No windows? No problem! This top designer embraced the dark and created a cozy, handsome, inviting space in the Kips Bay Showhouse.

How to Choose the Right Color Palette for your Home

Nothing is as personal as color. Choosing a color palette is both the most important part and yet the most daunting part for many when it comes to …

Small Tricks, Big Difference --> Homehttp://apttherapy.com/18nZyh3 To accommodate our large Thanksgiving crowd, we swapped our living and dining room furniture. The switch turned out to be great for daily life too, so it stayed. However, it took a bit of tweaking to make our furniture not look like a bunch of squatters. Can you tell which (free) change made the biggest difference?

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30 Dreamy Kitchen Paint Colors and Ideas

You know, your walls don't have to be white.<p>Punch up those cabinets with bright blues and reds, or ground a large space with a soothing gray or green. Here, the ultimate kitchen color inspiration is served. (And if you get through all of these ideas and still love those pearly whites? Check out …

11 Easy Holiday Decorating Tips from Top Bloggers

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The Most Colorful Spot in My House: Nicole Gibbons's Living Room

The interior designer, blogger, and on-air personality of Home Made Simple shares her secret for creating a relaxed, chic space with a touch of plum.<p><b>Color Palette:</b> Gray, blue, and plum<p><b>Space:</b> Living room<p><b>Color Tip:</b> If you're investing in a significant piece of furniture like a sofa, I recommend going …

Top 10 Decorating Pins of 2013

Rooms worth a repin.<p>The year's best swoon-inducing rooms 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.

Home Sale Contingencies: What Buyers And Sellers Need To Know

A home sale contingency is one type of contingency clause frequently included in a real estate sales contract (or an offer to purchase real estate). With a home sale contingency in place, the transaction is dependent (or contingent) upon the sale of the buyer’s home. If the buyer’s house sells by …

The Best Street Style Looks From 2013

Check out 25 of the best streetstyle looks from 2013.<p>From fashion editors to bloggers, street style ensembles have fast become the new catwalks. Check out 25 of the best looks from 2013.

Best Kitchens - Decor Inspiration for Home Kitchens

Laminated fabric on spill-prone chairs pair function with style.<p>Goodbye, monochromatic kitchens — hello, Ultra Violet.<p>Wait until you learn what this thing can do!<p>If you think you don't have space for an island, spice rack, or extra chairs, you're wrong.<p>The heart of your home is about to look so …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

The right design choices will make extra space appear as if by magic.<p>Whether it's a teensy powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, an awkward washroom can really cramp your style. Fly through your morning routine with these easy storage and styling solutions for tiny …

How To Design A Beautiful And Functional Kitchen Island

<b>Modern kitchen islands</b> are exceptionally versatile and useful additions that make your life a lot easier. They are also incredibly popular and are on …

Before & After: A Stylish Bathroom Transformation

(Image credit: Mattie)<p>This is Mattie's old bathroom, pre Style Cure. Even though she was a little off of the usual Cure schedule, due to some …

The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Here's what not to do.<p>These kitchen designers have seen it all, from stainless-steel overload to poor-quality cabinetry. Here they share the dos and don'ts of kitchen design.

9 Freestanding Kitchen Islands for Every Style

Extra storage and easy to move.<p>Think of it as a piece of furniture — if you ever move, you can take it with you. And it doesn't have to perfectly match your cabinets.

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Make That Staircase Landing Gorgeous

The staircase landing doesn’t have to remain empty or go to waste. You can do wonderful things in this space – and you should since it is always …

25+ Front Door Colors and Ideas for the Prettiest House on the Block

It's the easiest way to add instant curb appeal.<p>Go sunny with a cheery yellow, demure with a dove gray, or bold with a true red. After all, your front door is your home's first impression. Make it a good one.