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60 Stylish Bachelor Pad Bedroom Ideas

The general perception out there is that bachelor pads are poorly kept spaces that bear a striking resemblance to haphazardly designed dorm rooms. …

Interior Design

Inside Elizabeth L. Gilbert's Safari Tent Bedroom

The adventurous photojournalist has called Africa home for two decades. Though she now has a house of her own, this tent in Kenya furnishes all the comforts of home when she's on safari.<p>Photo: Georgina Goodwin<p><b>Barbara King: If ever I'm in need of a tent decorator, I'll call on you.</b><p><b>Elizabeth L.</b> …

7 Tips for Decorating With Texture

Designer Laura Day says a variety of surfaces and layering is key to making any room more interesting. Get the tips on adding texture into your home design.<p><b>1. Decide on a Look</b><p>If you want a cozy look and feel, choose wood, plush fabrics, woven surfaces, and natural fabrics for the floors and …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

'You'll never get your head around how big the universe is,' warns astronomer Pete Edwards of the University of Durham in this film about measuring astronomical distances. 'There are as many stars in the universe as there are grains of sand on the Earth.' So how far is a light year? And supposing …

25 Cozy Fall Decorating Ideas to Delight Your Inner Homebody

It's the season of the snugglefest.<p>Pile on the plaid, go all out on the throw pillows — and don't forget the firewood. The year's comfiest decor season is here, and we've got all the best ways to do it up big.

12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

Accessories Are Classic

A subtle mix of Arts & Crafts and modern sensibility.<p>Designer Nancy Bozhardt mixes clean lines with flea market finds and comes up with a style that's classic and current at the same time.

11 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Home

11 ideas to add sheen and shine.<p>From silver metallic wallpaper on the ceiling to a glitzy pillow, these ideas add glam sheen and shine to your decor.

10 Ways to Sleep Better

We asked an aromatherapist, a chiropractor, an insomnia specialist, and more experts to share their best, natural tips for getting a good night's rest.<p><b>1. Clear Your Thoughts</b><p>"I like to keep a little yellow pad and pen next to the bed so that before turning the lights out, I can empty my head onto a …

4 One-Of-A-Kind Hotel Spas

Emily C. Brands and Jennifer Garcia-Alonso of The Purple Passport have been everywhere. So who better to highlight 4 of the most one-of-a-kind hotel spas?<p>Emily C. Brands and Jennifer Garcia-Alonso of The Purple Passport have been everywhere. So who better to highlight 4 of the most one-of-a-kind …

Christian Dior

101 Home Makeover Ideas from 101 Designers

From a new coat of paint to better light bulbs.<p>So you want to do something different to your home right now? Here are 101 ideas from 101 designers, and there's something for every room.

10 Top Interior Designers Share Their Best Advice

Favorite decorating tips, products, & more.<p>Master class designers tell us their favorite decorating tips, products, and more.

30 Unique Backyard Ideas to Steal for Your House

Get away from it all (without leaving your home).<p>There's inspiration to be found in even the most manicured landscapes or stately patios.

40 Kids Playroom Design Ideas That Usher In Colorful Joy!

Designing the right <b>children’s playroom</b> can be a tricky affair at times. There are several different ingredients that you need to get right to create …

Herb-Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Sage

A simple herb-roasted chicken with lemon and sage, courtesy of Eric and Bruce Bromberg's Blue Ribbon Cookbook. See the book review and interview with the Bromberg brothers.<p><i>We hit upon our favorite recipe a few summers back, when we helped out a buddy with his annual Labor Day pig roast in</i> …

Mobiles phone use 'unacceptable' at the theatre, says survey

<b>Checking a mobile phone during a performance is considered the least acceptable behaviour in a theatre, according to new survey.</b><p>The State of Play: Theatre UK report said theatregoers aged 25-34 were most guilty of checking their phones during a play.<p>More than a quarter of people surveyed admitted …

The Theatre

Spring Fashion at Home: Delicate White

Update any room by translating the top Spring Fashion 2014 trends to your home. Today, sheer, lacy white<p>Sheer embroideries, lace, and eyelet stood out on spring 2014 runways, and Harpers Bazaar reports that the trend underwent modern adaptations at Valentino, Giambattista Valli, and Bottega Veneta. …

Bottega Veneta

Versatile Living Space: Passion House M1 by Architect 11

Completed by Architect 11 in Sweden, <b>Passion House M1</b> is a compact living space, designed as an addition to an existing house. One of the main …

Patrick Gallagher on Designing His Apartment in Rome's Palazzo Taverna

The designer explains how he transformed a small apartment in Rome's Palazzo Taverna into an intimate space with expansive character.<p><b>Christine Pittel:</b> You're living my fantasy — an apartment in a palazzo in Rome. How did you find it?<p><b>Patrick Gallagher:</b> A woman I sat next to at a dinner party said, …

Dogs -- They're Just Like Us

Sure, they have a lot on their minds — walks, dinner, treats — but pup or person, certain style is universal. What can these dapper dogs teach you? …


How-To: Transfer an Embroidery Pattern onto Any Fabric

If you’re itching to stitch but have trouble getting your designs to show up where you want them, you’ll definitely want to check out this ingenious tutorial from Mollie at Wild Olive that will show you an easy way to transfer embroidery patterns onto any fabric!<p>I don’t know about you, but I’m …


How To Make a Colorful, Inexpensive Floor Cushion

Floor cushions are hot items right now. They make great alternative seating to accommodate extra dinner party guests and they're perfect for back …


A New Kitchen With a Warm Patina

Ship's lights, jewel-like hardware, and more.<p>For a new California kitchen, designer Samantha Lyman added a warm patina with a glass sheet backsplash, lights from an old Dutch ship, and delicate, jewel-like hardware. For more design and decorating ideas, read an interview with Lyman.

35 Chic Gray Rooms That Are Anything But Boring

This shade has more range than you think.<p>It's not just smoke and mirrors. Whether you're envisioning a slate-gray bedroom or adding a touch of silver to the bathroom, decorating with gray will enliven any space.

Articles about tiny house swoon on - Dwell

Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.<p>In Amsterdam, DUS Architects create a recyclable urban retreat.<p>Giving users a taste of the tiny house movement, one startup offers compact cabins for short stays.<p>Linked by a modern …

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