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3 Personality Traits That Stress You Out!

<b>Three Personality Traits That Stress You Out!</b><p>Can you relate to any of these?<p><b>1. Are you a perfectionist?</b><p>Americans are obsessed with being the best. We always want to be number one. Our perfectionism about appearances, achieving great success in our careers or getting straight A's in school can set …

Self-help

Bathroom Trend: A Tub Inside The Shower

This past year multiple clients requested something for their bath that I had never heard of before: putting the tub inside of the shower. And by …

Trends

Women Sleep Problems

What gives? While this study didn't analyze why women reported poorer sleep quality, previous studies have shown that women generally have more trouble sleeping than men, says lead study author Yue Leng, a Ph.D. student in the department of public health and primary care at the University of …

Manhattan

Great Tutorial: ’10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do’ in Photoshop CC

It’s likely one of the reasons Adobe decided to shift to a subscription model was so that they could bring in more beginners and amateurs that had …

The Ultimate DIY Guide to Beautiful Product Photography

If there’s one thing that’s true when it comes to ecommerce, it's that the perceived value of your products and the trustworthiness of your business …

Real or Fake? GoPro Survives Fall from an Airplane, Crash Lands in a Pigpen

Here’s something crazy to help you shake off the gear fever all of this morning’s announcements probably induced. This footage supposedly captures …

The Making Of The Making It Up Beauty Series

It's no secret that we creatives are often introverted, or simply don't know the first thing about self-promotion. Thus there are thousands and …

Grazia

7 Unique Ways Designers Display Books

Whether they've been tucked into nooks and crannies or color coordinated, here are the creative ways that designers store books.<p><b>1. As a staircase in a 640 square-foot apartment.</b>Tour the tiny New York loft by designers Bill Brockschmidt and Richard Dragisic.<p><b>2. On shelves lined with mirrors, which</b> …

5 Reasons Why Your Dining Room Chairs Don't Need to Match

5 rooms with mismatched seating.<p><b>1. Mismatched seating can still be glamourous, it's just a little more low-key.</b>Tour the romantic home by designer Windsor Smith<p><b>2. It makes the dining area one of the most inviting spots in the house.</b><p>See the beach cottage by designer Peter Dunham.<p><b>3. You can</b> …

Top Pin of the Day: An Elegant Entry

Today's top pin is a kitchen inspired by French style. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>In a Washington, D.C. Victorian row house designed by Barry Dixon, the Sophia mirror by Thomas O'Brien for Hickory Chair opens up the foyer and looks even bigger paired with an …

28 Airy Scandinavian Sunroom Designs

A sunroom is a cool space in case you have one, there you can enjoy the sunlight, relax, read and just have a nap. Scandinavian style is one of those …

The Surprising Way to Buff Wood Floors

Fix those costly dings and scratches with this simple, unexpected product.<p>Maintaining wood floors may be a burden, but believe it or not, you can renew them with a staple most often found in a nursery. Yes, one of the easiest ways to clear up those dings in your hardwood floors is by buffing them …

Diapers

Exclusive Getaway in Switzerland: 51 Degrees Thermal Resort

With a privileged location in Switzerland’s Valais region, nestled high in the mountains of Leukerbad, this world-class exclusive getaway sparkles …

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 …

Kitchens

DIY Room Decor: Make Your Own Macrame Curtain

Emma, from A Beautiful Mess, is turning an old bedroom into a home office, and needed to mask its eye sore of a storage closet. The actual door was …

DIY

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.

The One Item You Already Own That Can Prevent Painting Mistakes

Stock up on this one item when you start your next painting project.<p>Unless you're an expert with a brush, you're likely to create at least a small amount of spillage when you're painting your house. But, thanks to this easy trick, you can keep your floors clean and walls drip-free without even …

Target Discovers Next Big Decor Designers From Pinterest

Target collaborates with top Pinners to create party planning decor.<p>Target's latest designer collaboration is not with a bold fashion brand like Missoni or interior design guru like Nate Berkus, instead the discount retailer is teaming up with Pinterest's top Pinners to create a series of pretty …

Tag: Bedrooms

Expert Advice: Proper Bed-Making 101, How to Make Square Corners, Step by Step<p>by Justine Hand<p>A Fashion Designer’s Cabin in the Cape Cod of France<p>by …

The App the Design World is Obsessed With

The new must-download app that digitally illustrates interiors with watercolors.<p>Jeremiah Goodman has painted interiors with watercolors for some sixty years. His gorgeous renderings include the homes of 20th century icons like Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton, the Duchess of Windsor, Elsa Schiaparelli, …

Ask a Designer: How Can I Decorate My Living Room With English Country Style?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is about getting the iconic, Ralph Lauren-inspired English country style look at home. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below …