Target recently announced they'll be removing the "girls" and "boys" labels from their toy aisles, and as a girl who preferred Ninja Turtles to Barbies and blue to pink, I couldn't be happier. For all those who share my sentiments (or for those whose kids share a room or who want decor that's easier to transition), here's a round-up of gender-neutral nurseries and kids' rooms from our archives.
A few years ago I wrote about five new trends for the kitchen, and now I'm back with another deep dive into the best new looks for today's kitchens. My last roundup included a lot of marble countertops, white cabinets, subway tile... lots of white. These things haven't completely fallen from favor — but I'm seeing a movement towards more color, more texture, and more diversity of styles in the kitchen. Here are seven new trends that are defining today's kitchen:
There's the picking out of the sofa. Choosing chairs. Deciding on a credenza. Arguing over where the television should go. There's waffling over rug color and size. And there's considering whether you should paint or wallpaper. But there are also a handful of things to think about that most people tend to forget when first setting up their living room.
We finally redecorated Mira's bedroom because we didn't find out the gender when we had her and so her room has always been brown, green and mustard colors. Since then she has become a very girly girl.
A beautiful bouquet always makes for a lovely, if predictable, centerpiece. But there's a whole world of dining table vignettes out there. Try one of these non-floral options on for size and see if it doesn't become your new favorite way to dress up your dining table.
Kristi and her family recently moved back to their small hometown in Northern Alberta. After a warm welcome, they were faced with the reality of a house that needed a major makeover. Kristi and her husband decided to tackle their son Carson's room first and were inspired by their new Northern surroundings to make this room as cozy as a winter cabin. Wait until you see the transformation...
Name: Karin and Jeff Type of Project: Main Bathroom Remodel Type of Home: Single-family home built in 1967 Square Footage: 1,800 Years Lived In: 2.5
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Rachel's home hadn't been updated since it was built in 1975, and it was evident in the dark fieldstone fireplace. Not having the funds for a full renovation, she got creative with paint—and boy, does it look great.
Sometimes the best rooms are the ones that throw all the rules right out the window! Down with cookie-cutter rooms that all follow the same formula. These rooms prove you can follow your own path and still have a stylish space.