The Hidden Meaning in Pantone’s Color of the Year
In these unpredictable times, Pantone delivered at least one certainty we can hold onto for 2018: their much-anticipated Color of the Year. And like it or not, the pick is Ultra Violet—an intense, bold shade of purple. At face value, the choice might seem like merely a design one that will influence everything from throw pillows to bridesmaid dresses in the coming year. But over time, these selections have come to take on a bit of a deeper meaning.
Dec 7, 2017
It’s That Time of the Year: Wreath Witherspoon Is Back
Way back in 2014, Mindy Kaling and her TV show alter ego graced us with one of the most punny holiday decor items to ever exist: A wreath decorated with photos of Reese Witherspoon. A Wreath Witherspoon, if you will. Well, the style statement is back—perfect for the big year both women have had. To recap: In season 3, episode 11, aptly titled “Christmas,” celeb-obsessed Mindy Lahiri arrives as boyfriend Danny Castellano (played by Chris Messina) is decorating the tree.
Dec 7, 2017
Here’s What People Think About Ultra Violet, Pantone’s Color of the Year
On Thursday, Pantone announced Ultra Violet as the Color of the Year 2018, and publications, brands, and people from across the globe have since taken to the internet to share their opinions on the new reigning hue. Colors are so steeped in personal preference, that it’s no surprise that—like every year—there are the people that love it and the people that don’t.
Dec 7, 2017
How Two Target Super Fans Would Spend $50 at the Store Right Now
Any Target fan will tell you it’s a one-stop shop for just about anything, but this time of year, it’s all about the affordable holiday home decor. However, that doesn’t make picking and choosing from all their great seasonal offerings any easier. To pluck out the worth-it buys, we tapped fashion bloggers-slash-Target mega-fans Jen Coleman and Laura Wiertzema—the duo behind Ascot + Hart and Target Does it Again—to guide us through our next shopping spree.
Dec 7, 2017
What the GOP Tax Bill Means for First-Time Homebuyers
The House and Senate both passed versions of a sweeping new tax bill in the past month. What happens now is a joyless legislative mashup as the two chambers try to resolve sticking points between the two bills and present the president with a final version to sign before year’s end.
Dec 7, 2017
2017’s Hot Toys List Has Launched a Barbie Housing Crisis
With housing in such short supply, you’re not the only one struggling to find your dream house and competing with other desperate buyers who bid up prices beyond your reach. In fact, you may have noticed a newcomer to the open house circuit—a tall blonde in heels. Because even Barbie can’t find a place to live these days. She’d like to buy her very own Hello Dreamhouse: the first voice-activated, Wi-Fi enabled Barbie mansion.
Dec 7, 2017
Glorious Rooms in Pantone’s Color of the Year We’re Totally Crushing On
...and what you can learn from each to make Ultra Violet work for you.
Dec 7, 2017
Airlines Are Banning Smart Luggage—Here’s Why
If your New Year’s Resolution involves more travel, you may need to start rethinking the way you pack. That is, if you’ll be traveling by air, and are the proud and stylish owner of smart luggage—the kind made by brands like Away, Bluesmart, and Raden. That’s right, the luggage that can charge your phone and track your valuables is no longer welcome aboard the cargo holds of some major American carriers.
Dec 7, 2017
Before & After: A Mini Yet Mighty Rental Kitchen Makeover
Samantha’s little apartment is only about 500 square feet and it’s a rental. She wanted to make some minor changes, without putting a bunch of money into the makeover. Then she got the best news that an ambitious renter can possible get in their lifetime: when Samantha moves out, the apartment is getting renovated by the owners. Which meant it was carte blanche time! Samantha’s 1925 original kitchen had so much potential, but was a little on the lackluster side.
Dec 7, 2017
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How Do You Store All Your Seasonal Stuff for the Other 11 Months?
Let’s say you had Cher’s closet from Clueless, but not just for clothes: for all your stuff. Think how much that would change your whole year. Your holiday motif, for example, could become the fully realized dreamscape you imagined if you had an endless amount of storage space, right? This is exactly what Closetbox offers: all the extra storage space you need, plus all the heavy lifting.
Dec 7, 2017
No Fireplace Needed: The Clever Stocking Hanging Idea Taking Over Pinterest
One of the most charming things about holiday decor are the stockings lined up across a mantel—but what happens if you don’t have a fireplace? Ah well, then of course you dot your staircase banister with them. What? No staircase either? Never fear! This clever idea taking over Pinterest works for everyone, no matter your architectural shortcomings. Decorative ladders in living rooms have been a big trend these last few years, usually used to hang blankets and throws.
Dec 7, 2017
Marie Kondo Organizing Things Is The Most Zen Thing You’ll See Today
(Image credit: Kitchn Video) From Kitchn → Watch Marie Kondo Organize Things in the Kitchen null
Dec 7, 2017
This Is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018
It’s December, and the holiday season is officially here. But for color lovers, today is a holiday in and of itself: the day Pantone announces their Color of the Year for 2018. In 2017, they went for a bright, leafy hue called Greenery. For their tenth anniversary pick, will they go bold, or return to a softer hue? Let’s find out: The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet!
Dec 7, 2017
A Sleek (Renter-Friendly) Headboard You Can DIY
This headboard idea is So. Simple. It’s an uncomplicated DIY project that adds minimal and modern pizzazz to a bedroom or a guest bedroom. Creating architectural interest, the headboard ledge is now perfectly suited to store and display art, plants, lamps and more. This is the bedroom in Puno and Daniel’s LA loft. Using leftover material from their kitchen cabinet remodeling project, the couple built a headboard with a lip along the top that doubles as a shelf.
Dec 7, 2017