Your Thanksgiving Essentials Checklist
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year you have likely (hopefully!) started mapping out your meal, making your grocery list and devising a game plan for getting it all cooked. But don’t forget about your tabletop. Not enough forks to go around? Awkward. Here’s a checklist of essentials for your table to look over. See if you’re prepared and, if not, I’ve suggested some of my favorites below.
Nov 11, 2017
This Sofa Converts to a Bunk Bed & Small Space Dwellers Rejoice
Along with our collective obsession with tiny homes, man caves, and she-sheds, bunk beds are having a moment — as a way to maximize small space living, yet still entertain or accommodate guests. And one Greek company’s new design for a pull-out couch that turns into bunk beds in just a matter of seconds is currently trending on Reddit, for good reason.
Nov 11, 2017
This New Company Wants to Bring You the Cleanest Water Ever
Just how clean is your drinking water, even after you put it through that Brita? According to one new German company with lofty goals to innovate water purification and provide safe, healthy drinking water to everyone, everywhere, even our filtered water hides some very dirty truths — and if the gif from their Kickstarter is to be believed, grody to the max, man.
Nov 11, 2017
From Morning to Night: 5 Ways to Practice Gratitude Today
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many people are starting to think about the things they’re thankful for. But sometimes—especially when things get stressful and you’re dealing with a major life change—it can be hard to get into the right frame of mind or even remember the things you’re grateful for.
Nov 11, 2017
These Ornaments of Insta-Famous Pets Raise Money for ASPCA
As it turns out, famous Instagram pets are good for much more than racking up likes and making us squee uncontrollably at the sight of their adorable faces. In collaboration with West Elm, several of the popular social media stars are putting forth their best poses in the name of spreading holiday cheer and charity. The popular home décor retailer recently launched a line of Christmas ornaments shaped like some of our favorite animals on Instagram.
Nov 11, 2017
Pantone’s Here To Light Up Your Life With Its New Collection
Apparently, the design gods want everyone to kick off the holiday season on a well-lit high note because Pantone has just released its first ever light collection. Created in collaboration with Danish company e3light, Pantone’s Light Collection offers five styles to choose from including the drop pendants, pendant lamps, lamp shades, the “Antares” floor lamp and the “Capella” table lamp.
Nov 11, 2017
Stunning International Homes That Make Us Want to Move, Immediately
Chances are, many of the Instagram accounts (and blogs) that you follow are from the United States. However, there’s a whole world of interior design waiting to inspire you, literally. Broadening your decor horizons helps refresh your eye, introduces you to new talent and bold new ideas. Take a look at some of the favorite spaces we’ve found in our internet travels.
Nov 11, 2017
Would You Use This Power Generating, Bacteria Covered Wallpaper?
What do you think of that wallpaper pattern? It’s got a fun ’70s vibe going on, kicky color combo, oh, and it’s made of bacteria. A team of scientists from Imperial College London, the University of Cambridge, and Central Saint Martins have developed a way to print bacteria (the good kind) on to paper, and here’s how it could benefit your home.
Nov 11, 2017
The Decorative Trick That Transformed How I Feel About My Bathroom
For the longest time, I thought there was only one solution for rugs in the bathroom: the traditional bath mat. I always struggled to find something I liked enough. Everything was either too fuzzy and nubby, or too bland in terms of design, as I like to add a punch of color via rugs in my all-beige bathroom to liven things up. That is, until I refreshed my space this past summer and went in a completely different direction. The “area rug as bath mat” concept is not a new one.
Nov 11, 2017
You’re In the Majority If You’ve Lied to Family To Get Out Of This Uncomfortable Holiday Situation
What’s a little white lie between family members? Perhaps you’ve told a fib to get out of a thing or two, especially during the often busy and stressful holiday season. Well, according to one survey, you’re not alone. According to a survey by INTEX, an air mattress company (so you know, grain of salt) 52% of U.S. adults stretch the truth in order to avoid staying with family members in “uncomfortable sleeping arrangements” over the holidays.
Nov 11, 2017
The 10 Commandments of a Clean & Happy Pantry
Be it a room, a cabinet or even just a drawer, your pantry deserves a little love.
Nov 11, 2017
Decorate Your Door With These Modern, Minimal DIY Wreaths
Wreaths are the first thing guests see when rolling up to your home during the holidays. Right over the knocker or right next to the doorbell, any of these modern DIY wreaths will be sure to welcome them with holiday spirit. (Above) Starting with a minimal take of the classic pine bough, this wreath seen on Ruffled incorporates dried flowers and pinecones to add familiar winter textures that are sure to be right at home over your welcome mat.
Nov 11, 2017