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Go Inside Carolina Herrera’s Manhattan Town Home with InStyle.com

Ever wonder what your favorite celebrity or fashion designer’s home looks like? InStyle.com’s home galleries feature tours of the homes of celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe, and the Seinfelds. Their latest tour takes us inside the home of fashion designer Carolina Herrera. Her home features an eclectic mix of interior design including everything from animal print to floral wallpaper […]

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Who’s Your Design Valentine?

Looking for a fun—and helpful!—Valentine’s Day quiz? Who’s Your Design Valentine from Tastemaker lets you pore through beautiful furniture, fixtures, rooms, and more to find a designer who best matches your aesthetic taste. Also included: Quirky date ideas, for anyone still stuck on how to celebrate tomorrow. See the quiz here, and then check out these low-cost decorating ideas.

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7 Space-Saving Hallway Storage Solutions from Remodelista

As an apartment dweller, I’m always looking for new and unique ways to optimize my space, so Remodelista.com has become one of my favorite sites. They have tons of helpful tips and tricks for organizing and making the most your minimal space. One of my recent favorites is a piece on seven space-saving hallway storage solutions, which provides a collection […]

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A Pretty Bouquet With a Pinecone

Reader Victoria M. tagged Real Simple in this lovely photo on Instagram, while she was reading the December 2013 issue. Love the festive touch that the pinecone gives the bouquet. Another idea for a pinecone—a place card holder, seen here: Get more stylish holiday decorating ideas.

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Homemade Gift Tag Idea

Looking to make a special holiday gift pop? Try this sweet idea for a DIY gift tag: Outline the shape of your favorite cookie cutter onto colored paper, and then cut out the design and tape onto your wrapped present. Better yet, if you’re giving a box of homemade sweets, use ribbon to fasten the cookie cutter right onto the […]

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A New Way to Decorate With Poinsettias

The unofficial plant of the holiday season, try a fun twist on displaying usually-potted poinsettias by showing off a single stem: Simply cut a blossom off of your plant, and place in a shiny bud vase filled with water. The best part? The red or white “petals” are actually leaves, which gives your “flower” a shelf life of at least […]

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DIY Gift Idea: Homemade iPhone Photo Case

Feeling crafty? Try this easy iPhone photo case tutorial from Richard Carriere, photography and craft expert for CyberLink. To start, you’ll need a clear iPhone case, a photo of your choice, a hole punch, a pen/pencil, and scissors. • Trace the iPhone case onto the paper, and cut it out. • Place your desired photo (maybe a picture of you […]

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Bedding for Toddlers to Teens from Remodelista.com

I’ve been on a mission to transform my son’s room in to a “big boy room” before our next child is born in late January. And, to be perfectly honest, needing the crib for baby #2 is the main impetus for this transition. I’ve really enjoyed the project because I never got around to decorating a nursery for our son. […]

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A Quick Way to Update Your Couch

Want to spruce up an outdated sofa, but don’t have the budget—let alone time—for a big overhaul? Try throw pillows. Pillows add texture with a modern twist, absolutely no heavy lifting required. You can even rotate them for the holiday season, opting for warmer tones now, and brighter colors come spring and summer. Get more living room makeover ideas.

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9 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Look Bigger from Fox News Magazine

According to our friends at Fox News Magazine, lack of space is one of the most common home-owner complaints, and obviously, not everyone has the option to expand or move to a bigger place. On the positive side, some interior designers prefer working with existing spaces (yay!) and have certain tricks to give your home a makeover without breaking the […]

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