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The Woman Who Invented Interior Design and Set Paris Society on Fire

Lesbian actress Elsie de Wolfe’s work in design and penchant for parties catapulted her to the top of world society.<p>At the turn of the twentieth …

Five Things to Do Now to Prepare Your Home for the Summer Heat

We’re weeks away from sweltering temperatures, hurricane warnings, and bug invasions. And this year is expected to be an especially hot one in many …

Mississauga committee to create pilot program 'test-driving' Uber

Mississauga city council has unanimously voted to ban companies like Uber until the city can write new regulations to cover both the taxi industry …

Fifty years ago one of the bloodiest eras in Chinese history began, in which as many as two million people died. But who started it and what was it for?<p>The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution was a decade-long period of political and social chaos caused by Mao Zedong’s bid to use the Chinese …

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying, Storing, and Cooking Mushrooms

Unlike other vegetables, mushrooms often get their own little carved-out section at the grocery store. Not only are there half-a-dozen or so many …

How I Became the Lead Interior Designer at IKEA

Meet the man who decides what your home is going to look like in the future.<p><i>Mats Nilsson has spent his career designing the Pinterest-perfect rooms you would love to call home. The former window dresser worked his way up through the ranks at IKEA stores and offices in Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Italy,</i> …

She has grand designs on how interiors should be

<b>The gig:</b> Leura Fine, 29, is founder and chief executive of Laurel & Wolf, which specializes in residential and commercial interior design. Fine is also one of Forbes' 2016 selections for "30 under 30," young entrepreneurs who are rapidly climbing the ladder in their business sector or completely …

12 Timeless Paint Colors That Will Never Go Out of Style

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20 Tricks for Getting Rich

It's okay to take strategic risks, but try to eliminate unnecessary spending.<p>When you envision your retirement, what do you see yourself doing: …

One sentence that should make everybody nervous about Canada's red-hot housing market

In 2015, home prices in Canada continued to rise while ratings agency Fitch warned that homes were 20% overvalued.<p>But a report from Bloomberg's Katia Dmitrieva on Wednesday makes clear that no matter what a financial analysis of Canada's housing market might yield, anybody worried that a full-on …

Buying a home was the greatest investment I ever made — but it was also the toughest

I added "homebuyer" to my personal resume at the age of 26 — a full seven years before the average first timer these days.<p>At the time, it seemed like a savvy move because I didn't have any other debt, had some savings left over from a work bonus, and my hometown of Atlanta boasted very reasonable …

Styling Tricks to Steal from 8 Beautiful Living Rooms

The home of stylist Emma Persson Lagerberg, spotted on Nordic Design.<p>(Image credit: Nordic Design)<p>Stylists and decorators have a few tricks up their …

Why Matching Doesn't Matter

Rooms that prove confidence overrides all decorating rules.<p>Interior design by Rodman Primack. Photography by Manu Foto, courtesy of Rizzoli.<p>Developing your home's personality can be intimidating and overwhelming: <i>Does this go with this? Can I commit to this wall color? Will this be a forever piece</i> …

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Lately I’ve been pondering what to do with my bedroom. My last chocolate brown bedroom got a pretty good response but I’m ready for a change …

Houzz Tour: Living With Style (and Impermanence) in 450 Square Feet

Even though Megan Close didn't plan to stay in this studio for long (she was on the hunt for an apartment to buy), she wanted to make the most of her …

Houzz Tour: Comfy and Cozy in 630 Square Feet

With all of their children grown and out of the house, a retired couple realized they wouldn't need much space for their part-time home in Wells, …

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A California Beach Cottage Makeover

An easy and casual design.<p>Designer Peter Dunham and architect Scott Laidlaw transform a Mediterranean-style stucco house in Newport Beach, California, into a cottage-style clapboard. By bringing in natural elements, skylights, and an open-space plan, Dunham creates an easy and casual home.

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25 Cool Firewood Storage Designs For Modern Homes

While in most cases the fireplace itself is the main attraction, the focal point of the room it’s in, sometimes the accessories and the décor around …

Instant Cozification: Put a Sheepskin On It

(Image credit: The Marion House Book)<p>If you're looking to warm up your home for winter, nothing gets the job done faster than draping a fur over a …

HOUSE TOUR: The Most Beautiful Home In Istanbul

On a hilltop in Istanbul, overlooking a sweep of the Bosphorus strait, sits a fantasy of Ottoman opulence, its rooms filled with the enticing secrets of Turkish bazaars.<p>On a hilltop in Istanbul, overlooking a sweep of the Bosphorus strait, sits a fantasy of Ottoman opulence, its rooms filled with …

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3 Smart Ways To Make A Small Space Seem Larger

Three designers on their creative solutions for decorating a small space<p>Three designers on their creative solutions for decorating a small space

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Join Us! The Style Cure Starts TODAY: Refresh a Room for the Holidays

I was thrilled to participate and the encouragement and solidarity really helped me finish! -Taylor de Sa (Fresh Coat of Paint)<p>Feeling a part of a …

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I admittedly spend alot of what little free time I have on Instagram. It is a wonderful place to virtually meet all kinds of creative people. I came …

A Peek Inside Tiffani Thiessen's Stylish Bathroom

The actress's chic bathroom in Los Angeles.<p>In actress Tiffani Thiessen's Los Angeles bathroom, one movable mirror does the work of two without blocking the view. Find out how to get the look, and for more, check out the actress's organized, A-list closet here.

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It seems like it has been ages since I have featured Scandinavian-style spaces. These beautiful and bright homes, captured by Dutch photographer Hans …

Nature-Inspired Eye-Deceiving Wall Murals to Make Your Home Look Bigger

As wall murals are becoming increasingly popular in today’s interior design, these nature-inspired designs from PIXERS captured our undivided …

The Latest Decor Trend: 29 Half-Painted Wall Decor Ideas

Wall décor is one of the main details in every interior because the walls create the mood and the atmosphere. We can choose painting, wallpaper, wall …

21 Ingenious Ways to Hide The Mess And The Eyesores In Your Home

Don’t want to display your cords, switches or your pet’s bowls where everyone can see them? Then hide then away. Traditional storage spaces usually …

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Decorating a White and Light House for a Young Family

Designer Brooke Davenport talks about how she decorated a light and airy house for her family.<p><b>Frances Schultz: People from Texas tend to love Texas and stay there. What brought you to California, and Los Angeles no less?</b><p><b>Brooke Davenport:</b> My husband and I met in Texas and lived in Dallas for six …

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