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10 Designers' Guest Bedrooms

Nothing says "welcome" like a great guest bed.<p>Nothing says "welcome" like a great guest bed. Ten designers show us how they treat their visitors to a good night's sleep.

Interior Design

10 Things You Absolutely Need In The Bedroom

How many can you check off the list?<p>The pieces and ideas you need for your most comfortable, luxurious, and personal bedroom ever. How many can you check off the list? This piece originally appeared on elledecor.com.

10 Happy Kitchens

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.

Kitchens

Top Pin of the Day: A Red, White, and Blue Library With a Bohemian Twist

Today's top pin is a library in red, white, and blue. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>Red, white, and blue gets a bohemian twist in the library of a Georgetown house, designed by Hillary Thomas and Jeff Lincoln, with lacquered walls, a silver ceiling, and ethnic textiles.<p>…

Mad Men

Get the Look: A Rustic Meets Sleek Kitchen

Designer Axel Vervoordt conjures a completely up-to-date kitchen within an 18th-century structure on an island in northern France.<p>The hearth-like wood-burning oven is the room's focal point, while the massive hardwood countertop makes another dramatic statement and provides plenty of space for …

Flip for Decorating: The Bookcase

Learn how to arrange and decorate your bookcases to showcase your things.<p>Don't just fill your shelves. Color them, arrange them, decorate them, dress them, personalize them. The books you store on your shelves are just the beginning.

Home Decorating

Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes

5 stars based on 793 votes<p>We had the best snow day last week. School was cancelled, work wasn’t happening, and the only thing to do was hunker down …

Beyond Curry: Crispy Indian-Style Simmered Goat or Lamb Chops

In India, goat is widely used and loved, and few things make me happier than a crunchy, juicy cut of it. Well, alright goat <i>biryani</i> is a close contender. And sometimes goat <i>xacuti</i>, or minced goat with green peas, or goat <i>dhansak</i>...Okay, let's start over. Goat makes me happy. And this dish is high up …

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

Apps

Inside an Attic Room-Turned-Gentleman's Bathroom

An attic room is transformed.<p>In his New Jersey farmhouse, Dan Ruhland transformed a sitting room into a masculine bath and dressing room.

Interior Design

Top Pin of the Day: A Hallway in a Contemporary Country House

Today's top pin is a hallway in a modern country house. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>A weathered old table from Michael Trapp anchors a wall in the central hall in a Connecticut house designed by Joan Osofsky and Dana Simpson of Hammertown. Walls, Farrow & Ball Modern …

10 Unique and Creative Kitchens

You've never seen a design like this before.<p>From a kitchen in a barn to one designed completely in steel, you've never seen a kitchen like this before.

Kitchens

11 Ways to Maximize a Small Space

Mirrors and double-duty furniture are your best friends.<p>Whether you live in a cozy studio apartment or want to get more out of a small room or tiny nook in your house, use these small space design ideas to help you decorate.

10 Unique Ways to Decorate with Mirrors

Tips from Kay Douglass, Steven Sclaroff, and more designers.<p>No matter where you put one, mirrors are an easy way to reflect light, make a space look bigger, and open up a room. Here are 10 decorating ideas for using them in your house.

11 Spectacular Rooms from Around the World

Spaces in France, Morocco, and more.<p>From a natural, open-air porch in Kenya to a glamorous Moroccan bathroom, these inspiring spaces have global style.

Interior Design

A Glossy, Sophisticated White Kitchen

A little shimmer adds style.<p>A little shine — and a few twists on tradition — inject a lot of style in this kitchen in Rye, New York designed by Louise Brooks.

A Dark and Handsome Modern Wood Kitchen

Walnut cabinets are the perfect solution for four brothers.<p>A beachfront kitchen, designed by Robert Bakes and Cecil Baker & Partners in Sag Harbor, New York, features walnut cabinets and elm flooring for a masculine look that's perfect for four brothers.

Kitchens

10 Smart Kitchen and Bath Updates

10 ideas to make a difference.<p>From storing your pots and pans on a wall to upholstering a bathroom chair with terry cloth, these ideas will really make a difference in your home.

Interior Design

30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

Interior Design

A Rustic Retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Clapboard walls and old barn timbers radiate local charm.<p>Fitting right in with other homes in this North Carolina community, a young family enjoys a space that radiates with local charm thanks to clapboard walls, old barn timbers, and an open-air porch.

Interior Design

Top Pin of the Day: A Bathroom with Old-School Glamour

Today's top pin is a glamorous bathroom with chocolate walls. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>In an antique-filled Victorian house in Illinois, designer Annie Brahler chose the master bath's chocolaty walls to play up the brilliant whites of a recycled tub, curtains in …

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

Interior Design

Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut Soup)

6 Servings<p>This silky, aromatic soup is a complete meal in a bowl.<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1” piece ginger, peeled<p>10 kaffir lime leaves or 1 Tbsp. lime zest and ¼ cup lime juice<p>6 cups low-sodium chicken broth<p>1½ lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1” pieces<p>8 oz. shiitake, oyster, …

Recipes

Cleansing Ginger-Chicken Soup

8 Servings<p>Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and can also calm an upset stomach. We love the heat it adds to this chicken soup recipe.<p>January 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 onion, sliced<p>2 celery stalks, chopped<p>8 ounces unpeeled scrubbed ginger, cut into ½-inch-thick slices<p>2 garlic cloves, crushed<p>10 …

Recipes

10 Ideas for Pendant Lighting Fixtures

In glass, metal, and fabric.<p>In glass, metal, and fabric, get inspiration for lighting your home with these pendant fixture ideas.

Interior Design

House Beautiful on Twitter: "A glamorous his-and-hers bathroom with dramatic mosaic tile http://t.co/dNFxZUyquz http://t.co/3Cxm5jFifu"

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Perfect Thick Grilled Pork Chops

It is grilling season friends. I love grilling. It’s easy and it doesn’t heat up your house which equates to summer dinner awesomeness. You have got …