Magnolia Market’s Fall Displays Are Even Better Than Anthropologie’s
Autumn is a time for earthy hues, rustic touches, and an overall calming feel—three elements that Magnolia Market brought into their space for the upcoming fall season. Earlier this week, Joanna Gaines revealed details of Magnolia’s new displays inspired by the fall issue of their magazine. Fans can now get an inside look at the design process and witness magic unfold at the shop, one decorative statement at a time.
Aug 31, 2018
Peek Inside Prince Harry’s Dorm Room In These Throwback Pics
There are many remnants of the early aughts.
Aug 31, 2018
A Modern Industrial Paris Apartment Is Flooded with Light
This renovated apartment in the City of Lights is full of light.
Aug 31, 2018
Sorry, but Here Are 5 Things You Should TOTALLY Worry About at Home
We recently wrote about things at home you don’t need to worry about. But that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. For every ahh, it’s not actually that big of a deal item on the list, there’s—sorry—something waiting to take its place. And it’s not always the stuff you might think about. So, just in case you need something to keep you up at night, here are five things that you should be worried about.
Aug 31, 2018
6 Stylish Amazon Finds That Influencers Love
It’s no secret that Amazon is a great source for budget-friendly home decor. They carry a seemingly neverending array of furniture, accessories, and tchotchkes, many of which are available with two-day shipping for Prime members. And no matter what your personal style—Scandi, mid-mod, boho, minimalist—there’s bound to be something that catches your eye. But with thousands of items to slog through it can be tough to know where to start.
Aug 31, 2018
Labor Day Sales: Our Picks For The Best Deals
While autumn doesn’t officially start until the equinox, Labor Day is often the last hurrah of summer, one more long weekend before school, work, and life resume their hectic pace. It’s also a chance to indulge in some retail therapy before heading back to said responsibilities. If you’re looking for a deal, we rounded up the best on the internet for your home and beyond.
Aug 31, 2018
Before and After: This $8K Bathroom Remodel Keeps the Old Tile and Peach Tub
This sweet green and pink bathroom is 63 years young, and though it had received a few updates 25 years ago, “It was just time to modernize and freshen up the old bathroom,” according to its owner. Let’s see what a difference 10 days can make in the long life of a vintage bathroom… Ooh, this looks so great! I love how the newly restrained palette—goodbye, pink, ivory, oak!
Aug 31, 2018
The 13 Best Kirkland Signature Products at Costco
Store-brand products aren’t usually something to get excited about. They’re cheap and … that’s about it. But Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand of products are a bargain-hunter’s dream because they are not only economical, but also often top-of-the-line.
Aug 31, 2018
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3 Tips to Make Cleaning So Much Easier for a Parent
Your reading list of books with “What to Expect” in their titles made it sound so easy. Your favorite mommyblogger — and you never expected to have a favorite mommyblogger — has somehow figured everything out. Your friends have reassured you that you’re doing fine, but it didn’t feel fine when you were wiping pureed sweet potatoes off your toddler’s face, off the walls and…wait, it’s on the dog too? “You have no idea.
Aug 31, 2018
CB2 Just Launched a Stylish Collection With Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop
Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company, goop, may have a reputation for suggesting and selling items so expensive most of us could only dream about buying them, but its newest collaboration is a departure from the site’s extremely affluent roots. The new goop x CB2 furniture collection just launched, and it’s surprisingly on the affordable side.
Aug 30, 2018
Chip Gaines Wants To Fund Your Business—Again
Chip Gaines is looking to make your dreams come true… again. You may recall that last October, the “Fixer Upper” alum/home renovation king launched a new platform called Chipstarter (you know, like Kickstarter) to help a few lucky folks achieve their wildest dreams. “There’s no dream or goal too big.
Aug 30, 2018
This Eco-Friendly Tiny House Is Straight Out of a Finnish Fairytale
First things that come to mind upon seeing this cabin: modern, striking, sustainable. That’s exactly what Finnish designer Robin Falck wanted to embody when building the Nolla cabin, an eco-friendly tiny house in Helsinki. The urban camping experience was built in the middle of woodland on Vallisaari, an island in Finland’s capital city.
Aug 30, 2018
5 Surprisingly Cool-Looking Buys from AmazonBasics Just in Time for Back to School
Amazon went from being an online bookstore that can sell you everything to an everything store that has started selling its own private label goods. While some, like home brand Rivet, sell surprisingly design-forward items, others are more basic. Such is (literally) the case with AmazonBasics, a line of no-frills items that range from batteries to cast iron skillets. Not everything in the line is so boring, however. In fact, some items manage to be both useful and (dare we say it?
Aug 30, 2018
Wayfair’s Labor Day Clearance Sale Can Revamp Any Room In Your House For Under $200
Who says New Years should have all the glory when it comes to resetting things? Not us. We’re all about finding ways to revamp and re-calibrate throughout the year. (See: our 15-day home organization challenge, the September Sweep.) And there’s no time like the switching of the seasons to take stock and make some changes. Of course, that change can be a routine, a closet de-clutter…. or a really awesome new bar cart.
Aug 30, 2018
A Business Owner’s Got Design in Her Blood
Name: Nicole Balin and two pups Location: San Anslemo, California Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, owned I moved into my bungalow/ranch style home in 2015 after living in LA for 15 years with my two dogs. My hobby and passion has always been interior design and I started and run my own boutique PR firm for interior designers, product designers, and musicians. My mother was a decorator in the 1970s and design is in my blood.
Aug 30, 2018
3 Reasons Your Rent-vs-Buy Math Might Be Wrong
It’s common knowledge that owning a home is cheaper than renting (at least in the long term), but anyone who has ever sat down to try and figure out the numbers knows that finding out how much you’ll save is harder than it looks. There are so many factors to consider. To try and help you come as close to the real number as possible, we’ve outlined three ways your rent-vs-buy math might be wrong — and how to straighten things out to give you the best picture possible.
Aug 30, 2018
What Ever Happened to Decorating with Fake Fruit?
Sneaky homeowners used to fill bowls with fake apples, grapes, and bananas—but don't you dare take a bite.
Aug 30, 2018
The Dollar Store Find to Arm Yourself with During Every Move
Come move-out time, getting every penny back of that rental deposit is the name of the game. Chores like replacing the stove top drip pans and spackling the walls where your TV once hung can certainly help. But the move-out cleaning ritual I’ve found to have the biggest impact, while requiring the least amount of effort, is done with a dollar store find: A melamine foam pad, or, if we’re talking in brands, Mr. Clean’s Magic Erasers or Scotch-Brite’s Easy Erasing Pad.
Aug 30, 2018
Writer Nora McInerny’s Home Is Functionally Maximalist
Name: Nora McInerny, her husband, four kids, and dog Stacy Location: Golden Valley, Minnesota Size: 3,500 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned There’s no lack of information on the internet about writer, speaker, wife, and mom Nora McInerny‘s life and work. The obituary she and her first husband Aaron wrote before he died went viral, and she’s since written a book, “It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too),” as well as beautiful articles.
Aug 30, 2018
Book Your European Winter Getaway For As Cheap As $89
At this very moment, the sky really is the limit. Now until Wednesday, September 5, Norwegian Air is having a sale on flights to several European destinations from U.S. cities all around the country. (So no matter where you live, you can reap the benefits on these deals.
Aug 30, 2018
Before and After: A You-Can-Do-It-Too $70 Kitchen Redo
This is a cute kitchen. It’s petite, efficient, seems to have ample storage, and its white palette is bright and conveys cleanliness like a spotless chef’s coat. However, this kitchen’s tenant was sick of its “bland and boring hardware and countertops” and took an afternoon to do something about it. And now? “It’s so glam and bright!” exclaims Chelsey Brown of City Chic Decor, and I have to agree. The changes are subtle but crucial.
Aug 30, 2018
The One Thing All Your Smartest Friends Remember to Do When Moving
​I have a cautionary moving tale for you that (thankfully) didn’t happen to me.
Aug 30, 2018
The Architect-Approved Solution to My Most Annoying Moving Problem
I love moving in and decorating quirky, irregularly-spaced rooms, But taking measurements? Not so much.
Aug 29, 2018
10 Things That Say Home to Of A Kind Co-Founder Erica Cerulo
If you’ve ever loved a new purchase as much for its appearance as for the story behind it, Of A Kind may be your new shopping destination. Highlighting the makers almost as much as the items they make, the site is the brainchild of longtime friends Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur. Cerulo brought years of working in print, including the dearly departed Lucky magazine, to create a different kind retail experience.
Aug 29, 2018
Next Time You Move, Pack Like You’re Going on Vacation
Moving more often than most people has taught me to be smarter about the whole thing. And in honor of me moving—again—next week, I'd love to share my biggest moving secret.
Aug 29, 2018
Surprisingly Chic Ways to Decorate with Washi Tape
It’s been a few years since washi tape first came on the scene as a non-permanent medium for decorating all sorts of things. Since then, washi tape DIYs have saturated the internet like the most bedazzled page in your Aunt Linda’s scrapbook. We’ve waded through the rhinestones and glitter to find 10 chic examples of washi tape in the home that will put your craft store sale bin raids with Aunt Linda to good use.
Aug 29, 2018
This Is When the Housing Market Will Favor Buyers
If you haven’t been furiously refreshing Zillow for the past couple of months, here’s a bit of news for you: It’s a seller’s market right now. Even if you’re not pining over a dream home currently, you might know that, well, because the thought of buying a home hasn’t even popped into your head anytime recently.
Aug 29, 2018
Work for Williams-Sonoma from the Comfort of Your Home
This is what culinary dreams are made of. From now until mid-November, Williams-Sonoma is going on a hiring spree to bring on thousands of seasonal customer service associates who will be working remotely. Although the process started in the beginning of the summer, roughly 200 workers are expected to be brought on every week starting in October, according to Flexjobs.
Aug 29, 2018
An Actress’s Hollywood Hills Home Is the Embodiment of a Hug
Name: Janet Varney, her boyfriend Brandon, and dogs Scott and Whitley. Location: Hollywood Hills — Los Angeles, California Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 14 years, owned Colorful with patterns and textures, actress Janet Varney‘s home is also airy and relaxing…surely a much-needed respite from her busy career. She was the voice of Korra in the animated television series “The Legend of Korra.
Aug 29, 2018
Questions We All Ask: Is There a Difference Between Flannel and Plaid?
With the cold weather season fast approaching, it’s time to finally address an age-old debate in the decor world: Are there really any differences between flannel and plaid? The answer, simply, is yes. So to further breakdown the distinction, we called upon textile aficionado Annie Selke, CEO and President of The Annie Selke Companies, for help. We asked her what really made plaid and flannel all that different and she spelled it out for us.
Aug 29, 2018
Join the September Sweep and Enjoy a More Organized Home in 15 Days!
I don’t know about you, but after this grueling hot summer, I’m feeling so ready for fall. I’m ready to bundle up, sip something warm, and make myself a permanent spot on the sofa. But before we all hibernate for the season, we need to channel some of this end-of-summer energy into making our homes the calm and in-control sanctuaries they ought to be. An organized home looks different for everyone.
Aug 29, 2018
This Is the Most Popular Decor Item in Your State
It doesn’t matter if you live in a charming, West Village brownstone or Spanish-style villa in California: There are some things every home needs. We’re talking lamps, bowls, and some stylish wall decor to kick your space up a notch. But how you prioritize your home decor may vary by state. Next Day Blinds recently created a infographic that shares the most-searched design accessory in every state. Want to see which item is big in your state?
Aug 29, 2018
This Minimal Tiny Home Is Inspired by France
Name: Kelly Rodgers Location: Parkhill Neighborhood — Denver, Colorado Size: 382 square feet Years lived in: 9 years, owned In 2014 I took my first trip to France and fell in love. I admire all the details of French living; the small spaces, moldings, doors, fireplaces, and the chevron floors. I adore all things French and have become a proper Francophile. After that trip, I started to think about what I could do differently as a single independent woman and decided I needed a master plan.
Aug 29, 2018
A Life-Changing Thing Everyone Forgets to Do Before Vacation
Coming home from vacation can be rough: Not only are you not on vacation anymore (as evidenced by the suitcases stuffed to the max with dirty laundry and the fact that your bedroom window probably doesn’t have a postcard-like view of white sand beaches or snow-capped mountains), but there is also regular life waiting for you. You have to deal with that inbox overflowing with emails and — here’s the real rub — you have to feed yourself!
Aug 29, 2018
A Ceramicist Turned Her Living Room into a Coworking Studio
Name: Marianne Tolosa and my husband, Jamie, and our two cats, Pickles and Suki. Location: Falls Church, Virginia Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 4 years owned, but we just created the co-working space 3 months ago When looking to buy our home one of our most important criteria was finding a house with a cozy entertaining space.
Aug 28, 2018
One Person You’re Forgetting to Talk to While House Hunting
Before I put an offer in on my house, I already knew all the neighborhood quirks I would encounter once I moved in. I knew I’d be able to faintly hear a train at 10:05 p.m. most nights, that I’d be living along the high school homecoming parade route, and that one of my elderly neighbors recently had a stroke and would love to have help walking his dog. Surprisingly, I didn’t get this intel from my real estate agent or even the current owners.
Aug 28, 2018
Celestial Decor That Will Make Your Home Feel Out of This World
During my high school years in Ohio, it never truly felt like summer until my friends and I celebrated the season with out first stargazing party. About 20 of us would make the drive from the city to our friend’s house in the country. Out there the houses were separated by large swaths of land and there were few street lights, so the stars shone so bright it almost felt like daytime.
Aug 28, 2018
How Much You Should Save Each Month for a Down Payment, By State
When it comes to buying a house, the financials can be overwhelming. That’s why a little bit of preparation or saving goes a long way—and a lot of preparation and saving goes even further. If you’re thinking about buying a home, one of the biggest costs you’ll be hit with is the down payment.
Aug 28, 2018
Here’s What it’s Really Like to Move to Charlotte, North Carolina
What do you do when you’re a young couple making the transition from Army life in rural Alaska to civilian life anywhere you want? You find a place where everything is within your reach. It didn’t take us long to find and fall in love with Charlotte, North Carolina. With just around 900,000 people, it’s the biggest city in the state, offering diversity, easy transport options, dining, shopping, ample career opportunities, and a great sense of community.
Aug 28, 2018
A Creative California House is Color Saturated
Name: Genevieve Danger Berrick Location: Echo Park — Los Angeles, California Size: 900(ish) square feet Years Lived In: 1 year, renting Family legend has it that when Genevieve was 3 years old she firmly informed her mother that she would no longer be wearing pink. And she stood by her word until she rediscovered the color and its place in her east side home. “I decided to really lean into my enjoyment of it.
Aug 28, 2018
Here’s How to Get Paid $120,000 to Live in a Luxury Hotel for a Year
Have you ever stumbled across an Instagram influencer who seems to constantly travel the world in luxury? Now, have ever dreamed about doing it? (We know the answer is yes.) Well, now might be your chance. Vidanta, a collection of luxury resorts across Mexico, just launched their “World’s Best Job” campaign—and the name says it all.
Aug 28, 2018
The One Thing I Regret Buying at IKEA
There was a time when matching bedroom sets were de rigueur. If your bed frame, dresser, and nightstand didn’t match perfectly well, did you even have a bedroom? Alas, those years are far behind us, and now, full-on bedroom sets just feel too matchy-matchy. You’re much more likely to find bedrooms decorated with items that complement each other, but aren’t the exact same style, which gives you the chance to add your own personal style to the mix.
Aug 28, 2018
Sleep In This Vintage Red Double Decker For The Ultimate U.K. Experience
Turns out that red double decker buses aren’t all hop on, hop off. Located in the village of Hartland, Devon—about a four-hour drive from London—is the Bertram’s Hotel, a bright red converted bus that provides a one-of-a-kind overnight stay.
Aug 28, 2018
Attention Leaf Peepers: Here’s When Foliage Will Peak Near You
Yes, it might technically still be summer, but Starbuck’s PSL announcement does not lie: fall is upon us. With autumn comes the thought of foliage—the crisp, vibrant swirl of colors that are short but sweet. And while we have a while longer before the hues actually shift, Smoky Mountains National Park is giving leaf peepers a head start to plan their fall adventures accordingly. The team just released their annual interactive foliage map, updated for 2018.
Aug 28, 2018
Experts On: What NOT to Do When You’re Trying to Get a Mortgage
While buying a home is one of the most exciting and rewarding things you’ll do in your life, it can also undoubtedly be one of the most stressful. This is due in no small part to the mortgage approval process which, at its best, is tricky and, at its worst, downright perplexing. When I purchased my first home, I felt like I had sufficiently done my research.
Aug 28, 2018
Spend Less Time Cleaning With One Small Shift to Your Routine
I’ve been cleaning my house according to this room-by-room cleaning schedule for years. When I keep up with it, my house looks perpetually clean. But (spoiler alert!) I don’t always manage to keep up with it. And I’ve begun to wonder if a particular shift in my routine could save me time and give me the impetus to finish my daily tasks. The room-by-room method works well enough.
Aug 28, 2018
Wayfair’s Rug Sale Has Plenty of Options Under $100
If your floor is looking a little bare, we have some great news. Wayfair is having a big rug sale, with a ton of options under $100. The bigger the rug, the bigger the price tag, but the online retailer has a bunch of attractive styles in a serviceable 5-by-7 size for less than a Benjamin. We rounded up a few of our favorites. If you see one you like, grab it now—the prices go up on Thursday. Wayfair Bungalow Rose Montana Pink Area Rug 61.
Aug 27, 2018
Every Room in This Stylist’s Swedish Home Is Dreamy
Name: Michaela Grut and family Location: Lidingö — Stockholm, Sweden Size: 1,936 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, owned Michaela Grut comes from a creative family—there have been artists in several generations of her history. So it comes as no surprise that she’s found herself in a career that stretches her artistic muscles.
Aug 27, 2018