A Brief History of Shag CarpetsStyle
Design experts weigh in on this divisive decor trend.
The Alleged Violent (and Possibly Pretentious) Origins of Spiral StaircasesReal Estate
They're a historic architectural feature.
Mar 23, 2023
How Quilters Became Some of the Most Important Storytellers of Black HistoryLiving
“I think of myself as a storyteller,” says fiber artist Sherry Shine.
Feb 1, 2023
Dutch Colonials Are the Unsung Hero of American Residential Architecture Real Estate
They fill ill some of the most charming towns and suburbs throughout the Northeast.
Oct 27, 2022
Why Visiting Your Local House Museum Is the Ultimate Staycation ActivityReal Estate
You've really got to check it out.
Oct 27, 2022
9 Architectural Details You'll Find in a 300-Year-Old Home
According to a preservationist.
Oct 26, 2022
Do You Own a “Hoosier Cabinet”? Here’s How to TellReal Estate
They date back to the early 1900s.
Oct 22, 2022
I Live In a Sears Kit Home – Here’s How I Honor Its HistoryReal Estate
I hold on to the pieces from yesteryear.
Oct 4, 2022
These Are the Real Meanings Behind Appropriated Mexican Decor ElementsLiving
What is the difference between including a culture’s design in your home and cultural appropriation?
Sep 16, 2022
Explore 7 Ancient Bath Houses In Their PrimeNews
Fancy a 300-acre bathroom?
Aug 28, 2022
9 Things Real Estate Agents Say About What It's Really Like to Own a Brownstone Real Estate
Buying a brownstone isn’t always for the faint of heart, and four real estate experts shared their nine tips, strategies, and warnings to make sure you go into the process with clear eyes. 
Jul 12, 2022
The History Behind That Ubiquitous Red, White, and Blue BuntingReal Estate
It's everywhere in the summertime.
Jul 4, 2022
I Unknowingly Bought A Sears Kit Home — Here’s What I Discovered Inside ItReal Estate
And what I learned about the place.
Jun 21, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About “Duplex Downs"Real Estate
It's a house style that's all over Chicago.
May 15, 2022
Here’s What To Know About the Antiquated Real Estate Term “Dower Rights”Real Estate
It’s still used in some states today.
May 14, 2022
5 Things To Do If Your Home Has This Rare FeatureReal Estate
Ever heard of a Pittsburgh Potty?
May 10, 2022
These Are the Real Meanings Behind Appropriated Asian Decor ElementsLiving
Religion is almost always involved.
May 1, 2022
This Is the Most Popular Design Style from the Decade You Were BornStyle
Experts weigh in on the defining styles of each decade from the last 100 years.
Apr 29, 2022
Why Holocaust Descendants Fill Their Homes with Things That Are Hard to Look AtLiving
April 28, 2022 is Yom Hashoah, a day of remembrance for the estimated 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.
Apr 28, 2022
A Brief History of Popcorn CeilingsStyle
Renovation experts explain the rise and fall of this textured ceiling treatment — and what to do if you have popcorn ceilings in your home.
Apr 19, 2022
These 3 Historically Black Communities Represent Black ExcellenceReal Estate
Learn about the places that highlight Black success.
Feb 15, 2022
A Brief History of Hexagonal TileStyle
The turn-of-the-century trendy bathroom staple that's still going strong.
Jan 6, 2022
The Surprisingly Budget-Friendly History of Drippy CandlesStyle
We're waxing poetic about these trendy candles.
Nov 11, 2021
Here’s How “Witches Stairs” Came to Be — And Why You Might Want SomeReal Estate
You can blame urban legend for the eerie nickname.
Oct 29, 2021
These 36 Homes Tell the Story of Design by the Decade, from the 1910s to the 1990sTours
In honor of throwback month, I've rounded up house tours from nine decades — from the 1910s to the 1990s — to celebrate the hallmarks of those design eras. It's a celebration of the decor personalities that have shaped our past and continue to have strong influences on the future!
Aug 31, 2021
A Brief History of Depression GlassStyle
These 1930s kitchen staple pieces are making a comeback.
Aug 27, 2021
This Midwestern Walking Trail Is a Total Gem for Architecture LoversReal Estate
The most remarkable aspect? The view — and not just of the freshwater lake, but of the stunning lake houses and historical estates that adorn the storied trail.
Aug 24, 2021
12 Historic Homes So Stunning, You Won't Believe They're Over 100 Years OldTours
After more than a hundred years, the homes below are still as grand and interesting as ever thanks to a little love and preservation.
Aug 23, 2021
The Most Popular House Styles Through the DecadesReal Estate
Any guesses as to the reigning residential architecture of the 1930s?
Aug 18, 2021
The Secrets That Street Names Can Tell You About a NeighborhoodReal Estate
They're snapshots of a particular moment in time.
Jun 23, 2021
My Grandmother's 1960s Spring Cleaning Routine Only Takes 3 DaysOrganize & Clean
I set aside a weekend, tried the method for myself, and got a cleaning hangover.
Jun 8, 2021
The Not-So-Dull History of In-Home Razor Blade Disposal SlotsReal Estate
Razor blades might be living in the walls of your home.
May 25, 2021
5 Ways for Historic Home Lovers to Celebrate Preservation MonthReal Estate
Time to admire some old buildings.
May 15, 2021
See These Centuries-Old Asian Castles Come Back to Life in Digital GIFs
The before and after GIFs any history buff, fairytale aficionado, or casual viewer with a hefty dose of wanderlust is sure to enjoy.
Apr 30, 2021
4 Surprising Things Real Estate Photographers Have Seen in HomesReal Estate
They shared their most memorable (and unusual) shoots.
Apr 14, 2021
7 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month at HomeNews
Honor and support the women of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Mar 1, 2021
20 Books to Honor and Celebrate Black History Month
From captivating novels to stirring memoirs, explore the Black literary experience with these must-reads.
Feb 10, 2021
The Warm and Fuzzy History of the American “Family Room”Real Estate
In the 1940s, a low-stakes environment for play was introduced into homes.
Nov 12, 2020
What is a Moravian Star and How Do I Use It in My Home Decor?Style
All about the origins of these funky geometric shapes.
Nov 7, 2020
How Living Rooms Have Changed Over the Past 50 Years
Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?
Aug 23, 2020
A Brief History of Tie-Dye, The Trend That’s Never Really Gone AwayStyle
From ancient times to now, tie-dye just won't quit.
Jul 21, 2020
How America Fell in Love with Wall-to-Wall Carpets—and Then Grew to Hate ThemReal Estate
Once upon a time, carpet was considered a luxury for only the wealthy.
Jul 14, 2020
A Brief (and Bleak) History of Building Fallout Shelters in American HomesReal Estate
Plus, see inside a preserved shelter in New Mexico.
Jul 10, 2020
Here's Why We Still Feel the Effects of Red-LiningReal Estate
This defunct government practice impacts everything from where you go to school to clean air.
Jun 18, 2020
You Can Now Watch Vitra’s Documentary About the History of Chairs for FreeNews
Two hundred-plus years of chairs.
May 10, 2020
Stay Inside This Elephant-Shaped Airbnb at the Jersey Shore That’s a National Historic LandmarkNews
This is the first time Lucy the Elephant is available on Airbnb.
Feb 27, 2020
I Tried a 1920s Cleaning Routine for a Week — And it Was Nearly ImpossibleOrganize & Clean
I decided to try a week-long cleaning experiment and see if there were any hundred-year-old vintage housekeeping techniques that work for my modern household.
Jan 30, 2020
20 Things You Learn from Living in a 100-Year-Old HouseTours
Architectural designer Nick Waldman and cookbook author Sarah Waldman learned a lot of lessons when they renovated a house built in the 1920s on Martha's Vineyard.
Jan 28, 2020
A 500-Year-Old House in the Italian Countryside Blends History and ModernityTours
It's hard to decide what's more beautiful, the house, the grounds, or the views!
Jan 24, 2020
When Is the Right Day to Take Down Your Christmas Tree?Living
You still have time, according to history.
Jan 4, 2020
The NYC Townhouse Where Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt Were Married Is Now for SaleReal Estate
It's been renovated since the future First Couple tied the knot there, but the Parisian feel of the apartment still stands.
Dec 16, 2019
Here’s Why We Call the Day After Thanksgiving “Black Friday”Living
This year, 61 percent of shoppers reported they’ll be participating in Black Friday, with an average reported budget of $502.
Nov 17, 2019
The Psychedelic Story Behind Lava LampsStyle
Turns out, this iconic fixture had surprisingly sophisticated roots.
Sep 23, 2019
Inside the Ridiculously Royal History of the Canopy Bed Style
We did some digging—and these beds are fit for nobility.
Sep 14, 2019
A Sprawling 132-Year-Old Renovated Victorian Is Filled With All Our Favorite Details (And 8 Fireplaces)Tours
This 132-year-old Victorian house is brimming with amazing details like eight fireplaces, 11-foot ceilings, inlaid floors, a six-foot clawfoot tub, a brass lion's head door knocker and more.
Sep 11, 2019
This is Why We're so Obsessed With Pink BathroomsStyle
Approximately five million of the 20 million new homes built between 1946 and 1966 had a cotton candy pink bathroom.
Jul 30, 2019
Millennials Didn’t Invent HouseplantsLiving
Indoor plants have seen their fair share of sunken living rooms, mall food courts, and midcentury modern. Let’s take a tour through the houseplant bubbles of yore.
Jun 18, 2019
7 Converted Churches on Airbnb That Will Stun You With Historic CharmLiving
There’s something particularly gorgeous about a church that has been renovated and transformed into a residence. I’m charmed enough by the aesthetic that I long fantasized of purchasing a church instead of a traditional home and turning it into the spacious, high-ceiling-ed, reverb-heavy house of my dreams. When I was house-hunting for the first time about three years ago, I kept this in mind.
Jun 17, 2019