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Make the Most of Your Unused Space

Ask anyone who’s lived in their home for more than a couple of years and they’ll likely tell you they’re running out of space. Unless they’ve developed a ...

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9 Kitchens Where Open Shelving Rules (12 photos)

Open shelving is a hot topic when it comes to kitchen storage. Maybe you are a fan of the trend and enjoy using open shelves to show off your styling chops. Or perhaps you feel that they are simply a clutter magnet. Either way, they’re a storage option that homeowners weigh when designing their...

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How to Create a Blue-and-White Color Scheme (8 photos)

Some color pairings go beyond trends to become true style perennials. Blue — from deep navy to palest duck egg — and white is one such combo that works in urban and country settings alike. Here are some tips and tricks for introducing blue and white elements and the different effects they can achieve....

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My Houzz: Eclectic Farmhouse-Inspired Style in Florida (20 photos)

Mary Beth and Josh Tatum lived in a concrete masonry teardown in Destin, Florida, for seven years, enduring a less-than-perfect living situation, as Mary Beth says, “to save for the opportunity to create something we loved.” They purchased a lot in nearby Miramar Beach and sat on it for a year. Then,...

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7 Things That Stand in the Way of Having an Organized Home (8 photos)

If you watched the popular Netflix series following Marie Kondo as she guides clients through decluttering and organizing their homes, you probably already have a good idea of the benefits of paring back your belongings. What you may not realize is that the KonMari method is just one approach. In my...

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New This Week: 8 Ways to Place a TV in a Living Room (8 photos)

The subject of TV is always controversial, and we’re not even talking about what’s on the TV or how often it should be watched. Just the placement of the TV gets people going. The height of the TV, its optimal viewing angle, how it acts as a focal point or takes away from another focal point,...

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Learn the Secret to Bigger and Better Roses (5 photos)

I’ve had a love affair with roses since I was a little girl, when I used to help my dad take care of the rosebushes in our Southern California front yard. Now that I have my own garden with more than 40 rosebushes, I’ve learned that adding a few ordinary amendments, as well as a couple of unexpected...

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Marble Tile Brings Spa-Like Luxury to a Master Bath (7 photos)

What do you do when your client requests something elegant, spa-like, calming, bright and white to update a dark and dated master bathroom? Designer Samatha Crow turned to timeless marble and a breezy tone-on-tone color palette to achieve the look. To keep things from being too boring, she played...

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The Right Dimensions for Your Porch (11 photos)

Front porches nearly disappeared from new homes in the late 20th century, but our fondness for them remains. The porch allows a gracious and practical transition from public to private — a place where one can soak up the late-summer sun, visit with neighbors, watch a thunderstorm pass, greet arriving...

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40 Laundry Rooms to Love (40 photos)

Since washing and drying clothes are parts of life that are hard to avoid, you might as well make the experience as pleasurable as possible. And if this collection of 40 inspiring spaces is any indicator, a laundry room or even a small laundry closet can be pretty, practical and, perhaps, even fun.

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Your Guide to Midcentury Style (10 photos)

Whether you’re working with a designer to bring your project to life or decorating on your own, it’s easier to get started when you have a clear sense of your favorite style. If you love clean lines, graphic patterns and iconic furniture...

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Bathroom of the Week: Design Evokes Shimmering Snowflakes (7 photos)

Every Friday evening in the winter, this young Massachusetts family hops in the car and drives three hours to ski in Stowe, Vermont. “They told me that when they walked into this home after the drive, they wanted to feel like they were checking into a stylish boutique hotel,” says interior designer Teri...

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How to Select the Right Gravel for Your Garden (15 photos)

There are a number of reasons to choose gravel for your garden: the satisfying crunch it makes underfoot, its relative low cost compared with other hardscaping materials, the environmental benefit of preventing runoff and erosion, and the fact that it looks good with almost any landscape style.
But...

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How to Design a Kitchen That’s Easy to Clean (9 photos)

The kitchen tends to be the room in our home that needs the most cleaning. The good news is that, with a little planning, you can have a design that makes cleaning a breeze and allows you to spend less time mopping and more time enjoying your space. Check out these expert tips from Eva Byrne of Houseology;...

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9 Gorgeous Sidewalk Garden Designs (15 photos)

It’s easy to forget about planting areas that fall outside of what we typically think of as a front yard. However, planting the skinny street-side area beyond the perimeter fence, or the parking strip next to the sidewalk, can both boost your home’s curb appeal and act as a gift to the neighborhood....

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How to Choose a Ceiling Fan for Comfort and Style (9 photos)

Ceiling fans make great additions to the home year-round. They cool us down in summer and warm us up in winter. New features and technologies mean they’re more energy-efficient than ever, and design updates have led to some pretty stylish models.
Personal preference plays a big role when buying...

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4 Porch Makeovers That Dramatically Transform Their Homes (12 photos)

A welcoming and well-designed porch extends your home’s living space and creates an attractive view for visitors and homeowners alike. The following four porch makeovers show the impact a porch makes on the appearance of the home, from a closed-off screened porch turned open entry to a dark front porch...

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Houzz Tour: Light, Glass and Whimsy in India (9 photos)

This apartment needed some breathing room — larger spaces where three generations of family members could get together and relax. The clients also wanted the decor to reflect their sophisticated, cosmopolitan tastes. They turned to interior designer Prashant Chauhan of Zero9....

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Summer (12 photos)

With longer days on the horizon, summer is a good time to get going on some larger home projects both indoors and out. Hotter weather is also your cue to tune up those irrigation systems, boost shade and (finally) clean out the garage. Check these to-dos off your list to keep your home and...

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At ICFF, New Furnishings Show Off Curves and Versatility (20 photos)

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York showcases new introductions in luxury furnishings, lighting and accessories from companies around the globe. Top trends at this year’s show, held May 19-22, included a focus on sumptuous seating, an emphasis on modularity and customization, and...

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New This Week: 6 Creative Bathroom Tile Ideas (11 photos)

Tile choices can be overwhelming. Not only are there seemingly endless options in terms of material, size, shape and color, but there also are numerous surfaces on which to install tile, and patterns in which to lay tile. The following bathrooms showcase various ways to get creative with classics, like...

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