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How Blue and White Can Bring Joy to Your Kitchen (7 photos)

Many people feel that kitchens are the soul of a home. It’s where we often begin our days thinking and planning and feeding ourselves and loved ones. Indeed, kitchens are a place for nourishment of all kinds. That’s why incorporating a palette of blues, which are often associated with contemplation and...

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Design Your Dream Home: Pool Bathroom

If you have a pool or are planning to install one, consider adding a dedicated bathroom in the pool area. You want a bathroom that is both aestheticly ...

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Essentials of an Eat In Kitchen

An eat-in kitchen is a great way to simplify mealtime. Oftentimes, setting up the perfect room can seem overwhelming unless you understand the essentials of designing the space. These ...

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12 Sunny White-and-Wood Walk-Out Kitchens to Inspire (12 photos)

These 12 kitchens from Arizona to Australia showcase the popular pairing of white and wood, a combination embraced not only for its looks but also for the feeling it can give. “The combination of white cabinetry and natural wood tones evokes a very natural and peaceful presence to any space,” says Canadian...

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How to Start a Cool-Season Vegetable Garden (8 photos)

In late summer or late winter, you may think your vegetable garden is kaput. But if you live in a mild-winter climate you can producing fresh veggies even when it’s quite chilly out.
A cool-season vegetable garden is filled with plants that prefer the cooler temperatures and soils of fall and...

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Houzz Tour: Hillside Ranch House Plays Up Its Views (16 photos)

It took a few years and some reconfiguring, but Cathy Lo and her family finally got the house they wanted. When they bought the 1954 ranch home in Kensington, an unincorporated community in Northern California’s Berkeley Hills, she was 8½ months pregnant with her second child....

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A Roaring Celebration of Design in the Jazz Age (9 photos)

There’s only a little more than a week until the Cooper Hewitt museum’s exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s ends on Aug. 20. But don’t worry, we’ve selected some of the show’s standout pieces in case you can’t make it to New York City in the next few days.

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6 Ways to Make the Most of the Weekend (6 photos)

Whether it’s recording a family story or savoring a walk on the beach, these six “could-dos” are here to help you zero in on fun yet important things this weekend. Read on for all six suggestions, which include just a couple of small tasks — like ordering glasses for the upcoming total...

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Dressing Table Ideas for Bedrooms of All Sizes (10 photos)

Often overlooked in design, the dressing table is worth considering, since the right one can elevate a bedroom from functional to luxurious. If you don’t think you can fit one in, these chic tables, including tiny alcove options and sleek modern designs, may show you the way.

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A Garden in England Gets a Tropical Makeover (17 photos)

“I don’t often get asked for exotic, jungly planting,” says Fiona Green of Hertfordshire, England, “so it was a real pleasure to work from quite a different plant palette.” Her design for a verdant back garden with a tropical-vacation vibe is proof that ordinary, moderate-size yards don’t have to follow...

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Slab-Style Cabinetry Offers Flexibility and Value (11 photos)

Slab — it sounds like a big chunk of beef, or maybe a huge slice of a tree. But in the context of cabinetry, the term refers to a simple door design. A modern, minimal style with a clean look, slab doors fit well into modern rooms and can work in traditional or transitional style spaces too. Here...

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Having a Design Moment: Pink Flamingos (15 photos)

Scrolling through my Instagram feed recently, I spied Reese Witherspoon wearing a darling flamingo dress and Neiman Marcus touting a dazzling new Judith Leiber flamingo bag. It confirmed what I suspected — flamingos are back in style. And when it comes to home design, it’s been a roller-coaster ride...

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Create a Lush Rooftop Terrace With These 9 Design Tricks (11 photos)

With a few clever strategies, such as expanding planting, screening adjacent buildings and maximizing outdoor living space, rooftop terraces can feel larger and more secluded than they really are. Let’s take a look at rooftop gardens, perched in cities from San Francisco to Paris, that offer design ideas...

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7 Elements of a Magnificent Mudroom

Looking for a place to hang your hat? You’ll never wonder where to put it again if you have a well-designed mudroom. Many modern families are realizing their ...

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6 Ways to Make the Most of the Weekend (6 photos)

Whether it’s hosting a game night or savoring a perfect heirloom tomato, keep things simple this weekend and enjoy activities that capture the essence of summer. These six “could-dos” — which include just a couple of small tasks — can help you make the most of your weekend.

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Simplifying: Tackle the Laundry Room and Linen Closet (8 photos)

You may have a laundry room and a linen closet, or just one or the other — or perhaps simply a designated space where you store laundry and cleaning supplies. Whatever your setup, let’s face it: Since these spaces are typically tucked behind closed doors — in the basement, garage or upper story — it...

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Bestselling Vanities With Free Shipping (139 photos)

Whether you fancy a white vanity with Carrara marble for the en suite or a gray contemporary floating vanity for that petite powder room, this collection has a size, style and color scheme for every bath. Better yet, these vanities ship straight to your home at no added cost.
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