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Contemporary Home in the Woods Turns Nature Into Art

December 20th, 2017

Where to Put Holiday Pots, Pans and Platters the Rest of the Year

December 19th, 2017
My husband loves to cook and has a passion for accumulating large roasting pans, cooking pots and serving platters to use for our big holiday feasts. Unfortunately, his habits meant that the one-bedroom apartment where we previously lived eventually started to look like a restaurant-supply store. So when we moved to a new home and decided to renovate the kitchen, planning for sufficient sto ...

See What Gives These 10 Bathrooms Their Spa-Like Feel

December 18th, 2017
My clients are always asking for a master bath that feels like a relaxing spa. After all, such a peaceful, pampering environment makes a great setting in which to prepare for the day or unwind from its stressors. People often are surprised to learn that one secret of designing a luxurious bathroom is to layer in multiple types of lighting. 

Whether you’re building a new bathroom from scratch ...

Before and After: A Sporty New Hangout for a Family of 4

December 17th, 2017

10 More Smashing Black Kitchens

December 16th, 2017
It’s been two years since our first roundup of smashing black kitchens incited a big conversation. We’ve got an amazing array of new black kitchen photos from around the world to peruse since then. I think it’s high time to take a look at the dark kitchens that the pros have added to their portfolios — here are 10 fabulous standouts.

10 Decluttering Projects You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less

December 15th, 2017
Let’s face it: Clearing clutter doesn’t usually top our list of fun things to do. Sure, the joy of a clutter-free space is something we can all get behind, but finding the time (and the motivation) to make it happen is quite another matter. That’s where quickie clutter clearing comes in. Instead of waiting for that mythical perfect storm of ample time, energy and motivation to appear (spoil ...

7 Things to Do This Weekend

December 14th, 2017
With just one weekend to go before Thanksgiving, the countdown to turkey day has truly begun! If you’re hosting, your checklist probably feels miles long. But even if you’re visiting family for the holiday, there are still travel plans to nail down and bags to pack. Here are seven ideas to get ready for the big meal, including taking your tablescape for a test run, clearing space in the fri ...

Jump-Start Your Kitchen With These Minimalist Essentials

December 13th, 2017
Whether you’re setting up your kitchen for the first time, downsizing or just aiming to simplify your life with a more minimalist kitchen setup, this guide is a good place to begin. If you own only the 22 items on this list (we’ll assume you’re starting with a can opener) you’ll be in good shape to tackle everything from pancakes to roast chicken. What you won’t find here: cake pans, a turk ...

How to Hang Your Holiday Lights

December 7th, 2017
Holiday lights take time, effort and planning. There’s no way around that. But if you’re going to do it, here are some tips and tricks to help ensure that your lights are festive and safe this holiday season. 

We chatted with two professionals — Keith Pinkerton, owner of a Mr. Electric franchise, and Brandon Stephens, president of Christmas Decor — to answer your questions and learn how the ...

How Much Space You Need (and What to Do if You Don’t Have It)

December 6th, 2017
No matter the size of your home, it’s important to make room not just for your furnishings, but also for sufficient circulation space in which to move around and enjoy your home properly. I’ve put together some of the most common rules for how much negative space you need, along with suggestions for how to handle tricky scenarios where there just isn’t enough space. After all, sometimes you ...
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