Tracy Gallovitch Lester

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11 Easy Tips For Creating A Calm and Peaceful Home

Simple solutions to transform your home into a relaxing retreat.<p>How do you feel when you walk into your home? Happy? Calm? Overwhelmed by your 'to do' list? In today's hectic world, stress is always present, but your home shouldn't contribute to it. "Your home either nurtures and supports you or it …

Dining Rooms

28 Colorful Kitchens That Will Inspire You

From classic pastels to offbeat colors.<p>Bored with your pure white kitchen? Try adding a dose of light — or bright — color to liven up your favorite room.


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How to Create a Spa in 42 Square Feet

This luxurious Dallas, Texas, retreat in only 42 square feet combines hotel chic and Japanese Zen. The effect is pure serenity<p>This luxurious Dallas, Texas, retreat — in only 42 square feet — combines hotel chic and Japanese Zen. Amanda Reilly designed a bathroom whose effect is pure serenity. This …

Interior Design

The Best Lighting Sources For Your Dreamy Bedroom

Lighting is crucial in defining and completing a room’s décor. Each room needs a different type of lighting. In the case of the bedroom, it’s best to …

Interior Design

Organizing Tips For Every Room In Your House

Interior Design

Go Bold! 10 Ways To Liven Up Your Front Door

We're suckers for a door with a bit of personality.<p>Paint your front door to update your home's entire look in just an afternoon — the toughest part is choosing the color! This piece originally appeared on

Home Decorating

Bottle Lamp 2.0: Rechargeable LED Lights Up Your Empties

A candle stuck into the mouth of a wine bottle makes for interesting accent lighting, but this invention takes the idea into the 21st century. The …

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Printed, Personality-Filled Chairs: Ideas and Inspiration

Accent chairs can be your absolute best friend. They can fill the foyer, they can dress up a bland room and they’re incredibly versatile. But, what’s …

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25+ Front Door Colors and Ideas for the Prettiest House on the Block

It's the easiest way to add instant curb appeal.<p>Go sunny with a cheery yellow, demure with a dove gray, or bold with a true red. After all, your front door is your home's first impression. Make it a good one.

Interior Design

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An Expansive His-and-Hers Bathroom

Two bathrooms in one.<p>Architect Thomas Catalano and designer Chris Benson went beyond the usual his-and-hers towels and double sink in this Wellesley, Massachusetts, bathroom design. By adding a pass-through shower, they combined two rooms into one, but personalized each side for the husband and …

Interior Design


There's something about white walls, dark floors, warm wood and period features that makes me go weak at the knees. Throw in a tiny dash of quirk and …

Kitchen of the Week: A Scandi Design in Brooklyn

Commissioned to remodel an 1840s Brooklyn brownstone for a Swedish-American family of four–Jakob Trollbäck and Lisa Smith Trollbäck and their …


Steam Showers For Some Home Spa-Like Luxury!

Why take the long trip to a busy spa on a weekend when you can bring the spa home? Modern interiors are all about customized features and cool …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

The right design choices will make extra space appear as if by magic.<p>Whether it's a teensy powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, an awkward washroom can really cramp your style. Fly through your morning routine with these easy storage and styling solutions for tiny …

Los Angeles

7 Genius Gadgets and Natural Products to Replace the Chemicals in Your Beauty Cabinet

From all-natural solutions for the products you can't go without, to chemical-free gadgets that get the job done sans creams and lotions, next up, seven grooming solutions that will replace those toxic chemicals in your cabinet!<p>Follow Anna De Souza on Twitter:

5 Tips for Selecting the Perfect Mattress

How to pick out the perfect bed.<p>If you've ever shopped for a new mattress, you know how awkward and stressful the experience can be: lying down in an open, crowded store, trying to quickly decide on an optimal firmness, and knowing that you're going to live that with that decision for oh, at least …

Small Spaces

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

Interior Design

Sleep Your Way To Better Skin — Here's How

I recently read a story about high-profile women’s morning beauty routines, and I was surprised to learn that one vlogger spends a whopping 40 …

Skin Care


I have always loved big porches. When big enough they're like a whole other room. To curl up with a book and a glass of wine, wrapped up in a …

Four Simple Ways to Fold Your Sheets Picture Perfectly

If your linen closet is looking sad and messy, maybe it’s time to update your sheet-folding skills. According to The Complete Guide to Imperfect …

5 Fantastic Patio Flooring Ideas

Patios are a perfect addition to a home, particularly in the summer when evenings are long and barbeques or other social gatherings are plentiful. …

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I will be 40 in 18 months. When I was a child, this landmark birthday meant the start of life with a white cauliflower hairdo and sensible shoes …

40 Front Yard Landscaping Ideas For A Good Impression

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Sunscreen Benefits: 5 Reasons You Should Always Wear It

I'm always preaching to my family, friends and co-workers the benefits of wearing sunscreen. I've learned so much about sun protection as a beauty editor, but there are an alarming amount of people who brave the UV rays without applying sunblock. (Isn't skin cancer scary enough?)<p>On my campaign for …

Dirty Little Secrets of Tidy Families

I have a friend who has more kids than me, whose husband works longer hours than mine, who cooks and bakes more than I do, and yet her house is …