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50+ Nautical-Inspired Rooms

The coastal chic look isn't (always) about anchors and boat motifs.<p>These rooms prove that seaside is chic with bold stripes, weathered wood, and a classic red, white, and blue palette.

Interior Design

28 New Ideas for Your Garden

Update your backyard.<p>Update your front yard or backyard design with shrubbery, gardens, walkways, and more. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

Why You Shouldn't Paint Your Bathroom

We've seen what happens when you go bold in the bathroom. Here, we observe the opposite approach to small space decor: plain white walls.<p>Interior design by Robert Stilin.<p>Interior design by Adam Leskinen.<p>Interior design by Mark D. Sikes and Michael Griffin.<p><i>in the bathroom, are you for all-white</i> …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Decorate My Coffee Table?

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 all about styling your coffee table. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future …

Rooms We Can't Believe Are Outdoors

The epitome of indoor-outdoor living.<p>These spaces are the epitome of indoor-outdoor living. If you moved them inside, you wouldn't have to change a thing.

10 Things You Absolutely Need In The Bedroom

How many can you check off the list?<p>The pieces and ideas you need for your most comfortable, luxurious, and personal bedroom ever. How many can you check off the list? This piece originally appeared on elledecor.com.

Interior Design

40 Swimming Pools We'd Love to Take a Dip in Right Now

Now this is where we want to spend our summer.<p>From a Tuscan-style retreat to an all-natural swimming pond, these designer pools make a splash. Steal our favorite patio and landscaping ideas too for the ultimate backyard getaway.

Decorating a Modern House Inspired by Nature

Markham Roberts describes how he used the lush landscape surrounding this house in the Pacific Northwest as inspiration for his interior design.<p><b>Douglas Brenner: No need to ask why your clients call their property Land's End.</b><p><b>Markham Roberts:</b> It's like the edge of the Earth — the most spectacular …

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80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

A Modern House That's Warm and Rustic

Modern is organic in the Pacific Northwest.<p>Designer Markham Roberts decorated a house in the Pacific Northwest with its lush surroundings in mind. "When there's an incredible view everywhere you look, you want to work with nature, not compete with it," he says.

A Bed-Making Tutorial From An Unlikely Source

Admiral William H. McRaven tells us about the foundation for a productive day, the bounce-a-quarter test, and how to get a good night's sleep. This piece originally appeared on Esquire.com<p>Esquire.com recently interviewed Admiral William H. McRaven, the ninth commander of the United States Special …

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A Case For Painting Interior Doors A Crazy Color

If you found painting your front door a bold hue to be a thrilling step outside of your comfort zone, then, why not continue the streak inside.<p>Interior design by Miles Redd.<p>Interior design by Maureen Footer.<p>Interior design by Richard Bories & James Shearron.<p>Interior design by Miles Redd.<p>Interior …

Best Interior Design Ideas - Beautiful Home Design Inspiration

Yes there's wreaths, but we've got a few other ideas.<p>Take a peek inside the Grammy Award-winning artist's stunning waterfront property.<p>It premieres this weekend — and takes place in Key West.<p>Psst ... They're already casting for it, too!<p>Resurrect yourself fast, because I'm showing you where to buy …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Decorate My Foyer?

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 all about decorating a foyer or entryway. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future …