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10 Easy Projects for Your Makeup Station

Your makeup station doesn't have to be a mess. Here are 10 easy DIY projects to make your space more glamorous.<p><b>1. Marble Tray</b><p>This multipurpose marble tray from Pennies for a Fortune can be used for anything — as a cheese board, a coffee table tray, whatever. But we think it looks best on the …

How to Hang Photos

Follow these step-by-step instructions to display your artwork with style.<p>How to Hang Pictures and Mirrors<p>One way of hanging pictures is from a picture rail. However, if you would rather hang the pictures and mirrors individually, there are certain steps you can take to avoid marking your walls …

DIY

Two Words You Never Thought You'd See In The Same Sentence: Hermès Hacks

What happens to the leftover materials after a Hermès silk scarf, Birkin bag, and enamel bracelet are made? The luxury scraps are salvaged and given a second lease on life.<p>A shelf at Petit h filled with leftover leathers and silks.<p>At Hermès' Paris ateliers, everytime leather scraps fall from the …

8 Things To Put In Your Ice Cube Tray (That Aren't Water)

Freezing water is for rookies. There's way more you can do with ice trays.<p>Your freezer is officially your most helpful kitchen tool. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

Kitchen Hacks For A Perfectly Sliced Cake, Instant Taco Bowls, Homemade Mayo And MORE

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Why Creative People Have Messy Homes

At long last we finally have an excuse for all those paper piles, cobwebs and clutter—behind all that chaos is a creative mind at work.<p>There is an …

Designing For Small Spaces: 3 Beautiful Micro Lofts

• 1 |<br>• Architect: Stanislav Kaminskyi<p>The first microloft measures 47 square meters (500 square feet), so it is actually on the larger end of the …

Before and After: A Colorful Budget-Friendly Kitchen Update

This makeover might inspire you to take a colorful plunge in your own kitchen. This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.<p><i>This DIY project is courtesy of Hometalk and Dans le Lakehouse blogger, Tanya.</i><p>"When my husband and I finally found our dream home on Lake Superior, we had a very …

20 Best Bedroom Decor Tips For An Impeccably-Styled Room

How many can you check off the list?<p>The 20 pieces and ideas you need for your most comfortable, luxurious and personal bedroom ever.

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

Cleaning

The Fastest Way to Clean Your Bathroom

Follow this routine to make your fixtures sparkle in minutes.<p>One of the busiest spots in your house, the bathroom is also the place almost every guest visits. So if you start sweating whenever someone asks, "Do you mind if I freshen up/use the toilet/secretly judge your cleaning skills?" just …

Before & After: A Blah 1970's Kitchen Get a French Country Makeover

A pair of rookie renovators gives this kitchen an expert transformation.<p>A pair of rookie renovators gives this kitchen an expert transformation.

Everything You Need To Know Before You Hang A Mirror

The right mirror can make a room brighter, more beautiful, or simply more utilitarian. Either way, it starts with the right installation. Here's how to hang a mirror and get it just right.<p>What piece of furniture or decor can do as much as a mirror? It makes small rooms bigger, dark rooms lighter, …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

Cleaning

15 Things You Should Never EVER Have In Your Home After 30

You're an adult now and it's time to decorate like one. We tapped some of our favorite designers to tell us what you should absolutely get rid of once you turn thirty (if not sooner!!)<p><b>1. A Futon.</b> "Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and …

10 Ways To Get Out Of Bed In The Morning

You love your beautiful, comfortable bed for good reason. Here's how to leave it behind<p><b>1. Alarm Clock:</b> Choose an alarm clock you like and place it across the room, away from your bed.<p><b>2. Sound:</b> Consider different alarm tones, like music, or something extra-loud.<p><b>3. Water:</b> Place a glass of water next …

7 Classic Decorating Lessons That Will Transform Any House

In his first apartment, Connecticut-based Sam Allen gives drama a capital "D" with seven classic decorating lessons that enliven his previously generic sheetrock-lined rooms.<p>In his first apartment, Connecticut-based Sam Allen gives drama a capital "D" with seven classic decorating lessons that …

Interior Design

55 Inspiring Small Kitchens You'll Absolutely Fall In Love With

Even tiny kitchens can have serious style.<p>These charming and stylish designer kitchens have the fabulous inspiration you need to spice up your tiny cooking space.

Michelle Obama Gives Bold, Modern New Look to White House Dining Room

The first lady has mixed contemporary art with historical pieces.<p>If you've never heard of the Old Family Dining Room at the White House, it might be because it's always been off limits to public tours. Until now, that is. First Lady Michelle Obama has just completed a project to transform the …

10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

Small in Soho: How To Have it All in 300 Square Feet

(Image credit: Lonny)<p>As soon as you spot the bathtub right next to the kitchen sink, you'll know this is no ordinary apartment. That's right — this …

The "Decor Refresh That's So Powerful, It Looks Like a Renovation" Kitchen Makeover

All of the projects were DIY, and mostly cosmetic, the bigger projects being:<p>- Painting everything top to bottom - ceilings, walls, trim, hardware, …

3 Reasons (and Fixes!) for Your DIY Fails

Failing is, of course, a relative term. Perhaps the better post title would have been "3 Reasons Why Your DIY Projects Never Seem to Turn Out Like …

We're One Step Closer To Vacationing In Floating Villas

This resort is basically Disneyland for the 1%.<p><b>Update 04/27/2016:</b> We're one step closer to living under the sea.<p>Last year, Dubai-based real estate and property management company Kleindienst Group announced plans to build "The Heart Of Europe," an archipelago of more than 125 floating villas …

30 Small Kitchen Ideas That Maximize Both Style and Efficiency

Sky-high cabinets and mirrored backsplashes are your friends here.<p>When your prep space is no larger than a closet, even one person can feel like too many cooks in the kitchen. Make the most of your counter space and cabinetry using the tricks within these petite rooms as a guide. And if you're …

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Follow these step-by-step instructions for a whole new look.<p>You can make a huge difference to the look of your kitchen with some simple renovations to the cabinets. By repainting doors and updating the handles, you'll refresh the heart of your home without the need for a full redesign.<p>You'll …

Home Improvement

Before & After: A Dingy Apartment Gets Some L.A. Style

Los Angeles-based designer Patrick Cain sent us these photos of a dingy, neglected South Central apartment that he transformed into a stylish home. …

14 DIY Coasters To Cheer Up Your Coffee Table

These 14 easy-to-make coasters are great for gifting (or for yourself!). This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com<p><b>1. Geometric Clay</b><p><i>Pretty Nice</i><p>These black-and-white geometric clay coasters from Pretty Nice can be decorated however you'd like to fit into your living room decor—but we …

10 Real-Life Examples of Beautiful Beadboard Paneling and Ceilings

Durable, versatile and can be used in a variety of spaces, from the ceiling to the stairwell, beadboard is a great alternative to a variety of …

Michelle's Grown-Up Look

<b>Name:</b> Michelle <b><br>Location:</b> Los Angeles, CA<p>I've lived in my rental apartment for almost 5 years (I'm the building<br>manager) and hadn't changed much of the …