From the Plato and Shakespeare you pored over in college to the latest best-seller you ripped through on vacation, books are essentially a grown-up growth chart; your collection helps tell the story of who you are and where you’ve been. Given that, is it really any wonder that people struggle to part with their personal libraries? Still, finding room in […]
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Facing a kitchen renovation and feeling overwhelmed? Struggling to make the very important countertop decision? Well, if you are considering marble, then check out this pros and cons list that our friends at Remodelista have pulled together to help you determine if this “high-maintenance beauty,” as they say, is right for you. To see the full article, click here. More […]
Your late grandmother’s hat. Your daughter’s first pair of shoes. An out-of-fashion necklace your wore on your wedding day. Sometimes, as impractical as a garment can be, tossing or even donating something of sentimental meaning can be a challenge. If you have one item in particular you’d love to give new life, turn it into a work of art using […]
Outdoor candles can be stunning at an intimate party, but before you start going wild with light, make sure you know your safety basics. • Hanging candles from trees: Place your candles in deep containers, with the wicks at least two inches lower than the rims to prevent sparks and flames from blowing out. Make sure the handles of the […]
Got an old sugar bowl that’s collecting dust in a cupboard? A simple switch of locations can give the once-unitasker a sweet new beginning. Because they’re nice and deep, a sugar bowl makes for a lovely cotton holder in the bathroom. If you’ve got other small vessels taking up space in your kitchen, use them to corral anything from nail […]
Nothing brightens a room quite like spring flowers—especially after a long, harsh winter. To extend the life of those beautiful blooms, remember to change the water daily. Resist the urge to be lazy: A simple top-off won’t cut it. For the best results, empty the existing water and refill the vase with a fresh dose of H2O and trim the […]
A little late to the whole upholstered headboard trend? Better late than never! Check out this post from our friends at Apartment Therapy. These top 10 headboards are gorgeous and very budget-friendly. Finally, a bed that won’t break the bank! More from RealSimple.com: 10 DIY Home Decor Tricks The Best Bedside Tables Smart Decorating Tricks for Any Space
Each year, Pantone, the world’s authority on color, declares a color “color of the year.” This year’s hue: radiant orchid. The vibrant color, which combines purple, fuchsia, and pink undertones, may make for a stunning dress, but can you incorporate it into your décor?
Your wooden furniture may look great at first but time and use can take it’s toll, ultimately causing fading or even cracking.
What do the Backstreet Boys, plaid, and carpeted floors have in common? They were all popular in the ’90s and seem to be making a comeback. That’s right—according to Apartment Therapy, there are several home décor trends from 20 years ago that might also be resurfacing in the near future… and who doesn’t love nostalgia!? To check out the full […]