Home Decorating

The Most Popular Kitchen Countertop Is No Longer Granite

It seems like just yesterday I was bemoaning the ubiquity of granite, hoping and praying it would go the way of the dodo bird and I'd never have to …

Renovations

West Elm Pulls The "Absolute Worst" Sofa From Stores, Offers Refunds

West Elm has temporarily discontinued the Peggy couch after a damning article in The Awl.<p>"Why does this one couch suck so much?" asked writer Anna Hezel at <i>The Awl</i>. Sixteen-hundred words later, we never get an answer as to why West Elm’s budget Peggy sofa, which was prone to lose buttons or outright …

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19 Cozy, Chunky Couches For Anyone Who's Sick Of Mid-Century Modern

Bye, Peggy.<p>If you’re a millennial or simply a fan of “Mad Men,” the odds that you own a mid-century modern style sofa are high.<p>You may even own a Peggy, the popular mid-century number West Elm recently pulled from its website after a piece titled “Why Does This One Couch From West Elm Suck So …

Interior Design

Pick the Perfect Paint Sheen for Every Room

There's a lot more to choosing an interior paint than picking a color. Not only do you have to consider the hues of the furniture and flooring; the …

Interior Design

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into Your Favorite Escape

There's no shame in admitting that you look forward to sleep. Speaking as someone constantly surrounded by traffic noise, a packed schedule, and a …

Bedrooms

5 ideas for making a small patio a whole lot more special

A small patio can be a hugely stylish addition to your home, if you decorate and accessorize it well! Far from just being a wasted outdoor space, …

Interior Design

8 Secrets Every HomeGoods Shopper Should Know

Grab that tape measure and these tips before your next trip.<p>HomeGoods is a magical, mystical place. New deliveries arrive every week (maybe even more …

Country Lifestyle

eBay now sells vintage furniture and decor curated by Chairish

Oh boy<p>Vintage lovers take note: the granddaddy of e-commerce eBay has launched a dedicated store for Chairish, the popular site and app for buying and selling pre-loved furniture, decor, and art.<p>As it turns out, <i>a lot</i> of people are already buying home goods on eBay (according to the company’s data …

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Meet the Etsy-Meets-IKEA Online Store I'm Obsessed With

Each time I've stopped in at Tictail, a home goods and clothing shop in NYC's Lower East Side, I've marveled at the curated selection of cute, quirky …

Home

9 Ways to Organize a Bedroom With No (or Very Small) Closets

Bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes—including ones with little to no storage space. Good news: With a little imagination, you can turn your …

Bedrooms

7 Tips for Creating a More Sustainable Home

You don’t have to spend a fortune to create an eco-friendly space.<p>Eco-design has developed somewhat of an elitist reputation, but the truth of the …

Lifestyle

Rattan furniture doubles ‘as functional art.’ Here are a designer’s favorite items.

Sarah Sherman Samuel, a Los Angeles-based designer, blogger and art director, is always on the hunt for furniture that can double as “functional art.”<p>Woven rattan pieces are a safe bet for her. “I love bringing natural materials into a space, and the pliability of the material means you can get …

Lifestyle

Kourtney Kardashian's Son's Bedroom Is a Little Boy's Dream Come True

It's completely out of this world.<p>Based on her family's penchant for opulence, it's easy to think that Kourtney Kardashian would prioritize style over her children's kitschy obsessions while decorating their rooms. Surprisingly, that couldn't be farther from the truth.<p>When she found out that her …

Kourtney Kardashian

3 Smart Lessons to Steal from This Pantry Makeover

Designers like to joke that the master bedroom is usually the least loved (or least decorated) room in a house, but I'd like to give that nomination …

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3 Gorgeous Statement Wall Art Ideas to Adorn Those Empty Walls

One of the most difficult (not to mention, most expensive) decorating tasks you have to face when designing a new apartment is how to fill those big, …

Crafting

Hairpin Leg Furniture – Stylish Since The 40’s And Still Going Strong

Everyone knows what hairpin legs are these days and, even if you don’t, the name is really suggestive so you can probably guess what it’s all about. …

Furniture

How to Decorate Your Home Like a Tokyo Apartment

The Greater Tokyo Area is an extremely vast metropolis—the most populous metropolitan area in the world, to be exact—jam-packed with people of …

Shopping

The Classic Pattern That's Having A Moment Right Now

The zigzag pattern known as herringbone has been around for a long time, but right now it's enjoying a moment of particular popularity. The pattern, …

Interior Design

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50 Tips and Ideas For a Successful Man Cave Decor

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The Online Decorator Secret Shopper Makeover: A Real-Life Rental Before & After in Philadelphia

It's a funny thing what happens when you move into a new home. All of a sudden, the furniture pieces that worked so well for you in your previous …

Interior Design

Tour: Color, Light & Life in a Puerto Rican Home

<b>Name:</b> Sylvia De Marco <b><br>Location:</b> Ocean Park — San Juan, Puerto Rico <b><br>Size:</b> 2,500 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> Rented 2 years<p><i>Live a Great Story</i>. The front …

Puerto Rico

Small Space Love: Elizabeth's Well-Edited Home

<b>Renter:</b> Elizabeth Andersen <b><br>Lives in:</b> Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY <b><br>How Small Is Her Space:</b> 500 square feet <b><br>Objects of Desire:</b> Windsor Modular Desk<p>I'm a …

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This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects.<p>What makes the DublDom …

Houses

The Problem With Dark Paint That No One Talks About- Pros & Cons: Decorating With Dark Paint

Sure, it's trendy, but there's one thing holding many people back from going to the dark side. Don't worry: We have a few tips for overcoming the issue.<p>If you've been on Pinterest lately, you know that dark walls are in. Kitchens, dining rooms, powder rooms and more are enrobed in rich shades from …

Interior Design

How to Bring Some Seriously Zen Vibes into Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is the one place in the house that should feel like a sanctuary. But if the chaos of worn clothes, mismatched bedding, and piles of mail is ruining your nighttime zen, enlist a few design tricks that will create a completely tranquil space. Read on for this week’s edition of Decor …

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12 New (and Creative) Ways to Show Off Your Succulents

Your tiny plants will instantly make a big statement with these ideas.<p>We'll be totally honest and say we haven't come across a succulent we didn't adore. They're tiny, cute and downright happy. But that doesn't mean we don't want to up our gardening game in honor of our favorite plants. These ideas …

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9 Chic Design Solutions for Tiny Living Rooms

Trust us, you can make a small space work.<p>You've finally scored the apartment or home of your dreams, but there's just one <i>tiny</i> caveat: It's a touch …

Interior Design

5 midcentury-style sofas under $2,000

And two under a grand<p>In case you missed it, one piece of furniture—the $1,200 midcentury-style “Peggy” sofa from West Elm—has been in hot (internet) water over the last week, and it all started with a scathing review of the couch on the Awl. Written by a displeased Peggy owner, the article called …

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7 fast ways to make your home look fabulous after moving in

These tips and tweaks will elevate your new abode in a flash<p>You've just about made it through the stress of moving, and now that you're finally …

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10 Easy Pieces: Deck-Mounted French-Style Country Kitchen Faucets

We first took notice of the classic French-style country faucet in Jersey Ice Cream Co.’s remodel of stylist Beth Kirby’s kitchen. Our taste tends toward the more modern, but something about the look of Beth’s weathered copper and brass model charmed us. Here are 10 we like:<p>Prefer a more modern …

House Design