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Black And Gold – A Luxury Combination You Must Follow This Year

Combining colors and shades is not something everyone is good at. But you don’t have to be an expert to know that black and gold is a very elegant …

Interior Design

A Coastal Kitchen With a View of Long Island Sound

In colors inspired by driftwood and sand.<p>With its waterfront location, designer Susan Drake chose colors of driftwood and sand for a Stamford, Connecticut, kitchen. Read the interview with the designer.

10 Amazing Space-Saving Furniture Designs Perfect For Small Homes

It’s not easy to come up with the perfect interior design when there’s a small space to work with in the first place. But it’s possible to have …


Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created a bewitching series of portraits that play with the …

Black & White Photography

Ednita Nazario - La Más Fuerte

Tag: DIY

Pop Romance: 11 High/Low Design Ideas to Steal from Hero in Paris<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Two-Week, $1,000, 500-Square-Foot Rental Overhaul by a Design …

Superfront: An Instant Upgrade for Ikea Cabinets

Remember Bemz, the slipcover company that lets you revamp an ordinary Ikea sofa? Well, this time it’s all about the cabinet hardware: Superfront …

Urban Aquaponics System Grows Food Indoors Year-Round

Urban farming has exploded in popularity in recent years, with even the least experienced among us growing vegetables and herbs inside apartments, on …

Designers' Simplest Makeover Ideas

From adding dimmers to clearing out 'make-do' pieces.<p>From adding dimmers to finally saying goodbye to 'make-do' furniture, 6 interior designers share the secrets of their own quick-change acts.


This weekend’s ‘escape’ takes us to Portugal to visit these beautiful cottages decorated by Vera Iachi. This Portuguese interior designer is known …

A Rustic, Country Bathroom with Barn Wood Walls

Rustic never looked so chic<p>In this Southborough, Massachusetts, country bathroom by Andrew and Yvonne Pojani, the design is all about the warm, reclaimed barn wood on the walls. Rustic never looked so chic. Read on for more country bathroom decor ideas.

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …


A Glamorous and Sophisticated New York City Apartment with Dazzling Color

A sophisticated setting with dazzling color.<p>Color genius Jamie Drake works his magic to create a sophisticated setting for <i>House Beautiful</i>'s 2013 Designer Visions showhouse, located in the 1929 Art Deco skyscraper, Walker Tower, in New York City.

The Top 10 Kitchen Pins of 2013

The best designs on Pinterest.<p>These kitchen designs were the most popular on our Pinterest boards this year. Browse these rooms for end-of-year inspiration.

Patchwork Design Goes from Quilting to Tiling

Confidently grasp the art of mixing and matching patterns with these essential tips on how to create a decorative backsplash that looks effortlessly coordinated and balanced.<p>1. Choose tiles from the same collection which will naturally sit well together like this Batik range from Topps Tiles. There …

Enter now for a chance to win this gorgeous upholstered bed --> As we wrap up our week of seriously amazing gifts, it seemed fitting to end on an ultra-cozy, dreamy high note. This upholstered bed from DwellStudio is a design that is remarkably well rounded: super versatile (it would work well with so many different decor styles) it elegantly walks the line between masculine and feminine, and gives a nod to the past but ultimately has clean, current lines. It's tough, too, made in the USA from certified Sustainable Forestry Initiative hardwood. Don't just dream about it - enter now!

14 Easy Holiday Gift-Wrapping Ideas

Ideas for pretty packages.<p>1. To embellish simple brown paper and string wrapping, tie fragrant sprigs of rosemary or eucalyptus to the front of the gift.<p>2. Instead of battling with stiff paper to wrap awkward shapes, use decorative cellophane wrap which will easily bend round curves. To hide the …

Celebrating Color with Our Best Paint Color Portfolios of the Year

We've said it a million times and 2013 was no exception: the best, cheapest and easiest way to dramatically transform your space is by using color. …


Oh bathrooms of 2013, how we loved you... -->

This is all about breaking down a great, inspirational room into manageable pieces and telling you where you buy them in the real world.-->

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 …