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Road Trip: Great Smoky Mountains

From the May 2012 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>In the early 1900s, outdoorsman Horace Kephart likened the Great Smoky Mountains to an “Eden still unpeopled and unspoiled.” A century later, the range the Cherokees once called the “land of the blue mist” stars as the showpiece of America’s …

Eastern Townships

TravelPlaces of a Lifetime<p>It seems fitting that the Eastern Townships originated in 1796 when the British granted land to Loyalists fleeing the United States after the American Revolution. Today, this region, which borders the U.S. for more than 186 miles, is a popular all-season vacation …

National Parks

Master the Grill

Think beyond hotdogs and hamburgers -- get grilling with these easy tips and creative recipes.<p>Summer and grilling go together like peanut butter and jelly. And what's not to love? Grilling is fast, healthy (since not much added fat is needed), and a dynamite way to add smoky flavor to foods. Think …


How To Pick The Perfect Pots & Pans

What's in that pan? The various components that make-up the kitchen essential.<p>Mauviel Hammered Copper Rondeau, william-sonoma.com.<p><b>Copper:</b> Top chefs swear by copper pans, which react to changes in temperature swiftly. Look out for tri-ply copper, with an aluminium core to eliminate hotspots and a …

Stainless Steel

12 White Bathroom Ideas for Every Style

It'll feel like a spa in no time.<p>Whether your home is traditional, elegant or ultramodern, these brilliant white bathrooms offer design ideas for everyone.

Interior Design

17 Swimming Pools That Make Us Wish Year-Round Summer Was A Thing

But like, why isn't it?<p>From a Tuscan-style retreat to a rustic farmhouse swimming pool, these pools will make you want to dive right in. If you need more inspo, try our favorite patio and landscaping ideas. Now your backyard is summer (and party!) ready.

10 Designer Tricks to a Perfectly-Styled Coffee Table

The Backyard Trends You're Missing Out On This Summer

During the summer your most coveted space is outdoors. Here, we round up the most popular trends on Instagram to help you make the most of it.<p><b>1. Teepees:</b> Who didn't want a teepee when they were a kid? Now, a chic teepee is the perfect place to escape the hot sun. As seen here.<p><b>2. Vertical Herb</b> …

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.

Yes, 400 Square Feet Can Feel Spacious. Here's How.

8 tips that make it easy to live in one room.<p>Top photo stylist and head stylist at One Kings Lane, Andrew Stewart, gives eight tips that make it easy to live in one room.

Home Decorating

30 Great Kitchen Design Ideas

Fabulous ideas for any kitchen.<p>If you're ready to design a kitchen but don't know where to start, we've got just the thing to help. From the simple to the sublime, our collection of 30 fabulous kitchen ideas — gathered from some of the nation's best designers — is sure to inspire. Plus: 60 …


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 …

HOUSE TOUR: A Dream Lakehouse

When Glenn and Susan Lowry build a new house as part of a lakeside family compound in Canada, they add a jolt of contemporary design energybut the vibe remains as sporty and laid-back as ever<p>When Glenn and Susan Lowry build a new house as part of a lakeside family compound in Canada, they add a …


7 Amazing Bathroom Makeovers You Won't Believe

Interior Design

Color Obsession of the Week: Cool Turquoise

A side table, a platter, a bath mat, and more in cool turquoise.<p><b>This week's finds:</b><p>1. Shanghai Lof Bunching by Red Egg, $960. cottageandbungalow.com.2. Bath Mat in Turquoise, $18. hm.com.3. Cadiz Chair, $60. worldmarket.com.4. Butter Nail Lacquer in Fiver, $15. butterlondon.com.5. Mano Storage Jar, …


10 Rooms You Never Knew You Needed

Los Angeles

15 Things You Should NEVER Have in Your Home After 30

Our favorite designers told us these are things that must go. Stat!<p>1. A Futon<p>"Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and author, Jonathan Adler.<p>2. Temporary furniture<p>"Often I see people waiting to move into the 'forever home' before they …

Remodeling 101: Butcher Block Countertops

Warm and accommodating, butcher block is an affordable countertop material with a lot going for it. Maintain them regularly and butcher block …

Expert Advice: Every Woman Loves a Contractor

Every woman (and man) should love their contractor. Why? Because the contractor is like the glue of a project. While an architect creates and …

Tag: Bedrooms

The Rose: A Singular Seaside Inn on the English Coast, Color Edition<p>by Nell Card<p>The Dinesen Family House: A Historic Renovation for Danish Design …

Hot Springs

Pillow Talk: 7 Secrets to Making a Perfect Bed

If you count all the hours we allot to plumping pillows, smoothing sheets, straightening shams, and fussing over how the whole thing looks, we spend …

Tag: Design Travel

Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Room at the Inn: At the Chapel in Somerset<p>by Julie …

Remodeling 101: Lighting Your Home Office

When setting up a home office, most people focus on the big purchase items–the desk, chair, and filing system. Lighting often comes as an after …

Ikea Upgrade: The SemiHandmade Kitchen Remodel

LA creative director and designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and her husband, Rupert Samuel, thought nothing of tearing out the cabinets in their LA …

DIY: Dramatic Floor Stencils

Spotted (and admired) in the showroom of Chairloom in Philadelphia: rough-hewn factory floors embellished with dramatic stencils. Read on to discover …

DIY: Small Space Vegetable Garden

After two years of living in a New York City apartment where the only outdoor space is a fire escape that I've been told not to use unless actually …

Tag: Outdoor Spaces

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DIY: 7 Best Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

I’m a romantic, and so at the risk of facing commenter-wrath, I’m going to say it: The season’s first mosquito bite isn’t such a bad thing. It’s how …

Proof That Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets White Makes A World Of Difference

A ho-hum kitchen becomes bold and sparkling thanks to white paint<p>A ho-hum kitchen becomes bold and sparkling thanks to white paint


9 Tips To Win The Kitchen Pantry Storage War

Straight from the geniuses behind Khloe Kardashian's hyper-organized pantry.<p>Khloe Kardashian recently gave the world a peek inside her own hyper-organized space, and her food-storing system is on point. Lucky for us, we know the experts who made it happen.<p>Mary Astadourian and Jennifer Dynof, the …

Khloe Kardashian