How to Design Your Closet (Practically) Just Like a Celeb

Does figuring out exactly what to put on butt you out because the closet is such a wreck? Can you drool with jealousy over Christian Louboutin collections put up on custom shoe racks and across from colour coded wardrobes? Even if you’re working with a little closet, you can take inspiration in the closets you […]

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The Way to Make Peace With Your Radiator

Living in an older building includes its own blessings and its curses. While I love the elaborate wood paneling and bright hidden shelving within my 1920s flat, I can not stand the big, bulky radiators that plague every room. There is something quaint and magical concerning steam heating, but radiators always seem to be at […]

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Fantastic Design Plant: Walker's Low Catmint

The coming of orange, gold, and red in the backyard signals that fall is upon us and most plants are starting to change gears to prepare for winter dormancy. As fall colors are, it’s great to have something to set off the fall glory. The prolific flowering of Walker’s Low catmint’s (Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s […]

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16 Dream Doors

Doors are easy to take for granted, but they enrich our daily lives as gateways to the home and interior decoration for every room. A really special door doesn’t usually come cheap, but you can certainly spiff up a door using paint, hardware and even stencils. And for when you’ve got a bit more spending […]

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Easy Sparkle: String Lights for All Year and Christmas

Come December, I don’t tire of this month-long parade of string lighting aglow everywhere you look. String lights are definitely festive and merry, and most often seen peeking through the branches of a Balsam fir or wrapped round a lamppost. They also dress up a room with a magical light — everybody “looks good” under […]

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12 Ways to Light Your Kitchen With LEDs

LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are energy-saving light sources that continue for years and provide tremendous flexibility for the design project. They can be used for task lighting, general room lighting and accent lighting. Here are some sensible-style methods to incorporate them into your kitchen. Structures, Inc.. LEDs make great accent lighting for floating shelves. Their […]

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Soften Modern Landscape Lines With Plants

Have you ever stepped inside an area that was stunning but was only missing some thing that you could not put your finger on? Have you walked into a room and felt like there were also many boxy shapes everywhere, too many lines closing in on you from all sides? These distances simply need a […]

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Houzz Tour: Simple, Complex Family Retreat

Minneapolis few Andrea and Brett Swan expected to capture supreme elegance with simplicity in their serene cabin in Lake Mille Lacs, Minn.. Andrea, owner of Swan Architecture, made the award winning cabin, called Swan Fish Camp. “Our aim was to keep the layout minimum,” Andrea says. “We lead such hard, fast-paced lives, so much attention […]

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10 Elements of This Just-Right House

The St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers, the two teams at the 2011 World Series, are Certainly not big-market teams Such as the New York Yankees. Both teams spend roughly half what the Yankees spend on player wages. In fact, the two teams with the greatest wages, the Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies (combined almost $400 […]

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Platform Beds for Each Style

If the notion of a platform bed conjures up images of broad, low-slung beds acceptable for contemporary spaces, well, you’d be right — but only part of the time. Crawling from a bed only 12 inches above the floor is not everyone’s cup of tea, but there are lots of new styles that offer a […]

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