The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year Is Here, and It’s Purple

Editor’s note: Color authority Pantone just announced its selection for the 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet, a purple shade that is sure to prompt passionate discussion among design pros and enthusiasts. Pantone says the color “communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking.”  We spoke with Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, […]

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Gerard Butler’s Famed Boho Loft in Chelsea Lands on Market for $6M

Gerard Butler’s Famed Boho Loft in Chelsea Lands on Market for $6M JB Lacroix/ WireImageActor Gerard Butler and the delicious duplex loft he’s selling in New York City share an aesthetic: Modern vintage. Classic, yet fresh. Timeless but willing to take a risk. But now, sadly, the two must part. Butler has listed his painstakingly designed, 3,000-square-foot space […]

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How to Remove Scratches From Hardwood Floors (With a Walnut)

How to Remove Scratches From Hardwood Floors (With a Walnut) blackred/iStockHow to remove scratches from hardwood floors? It’s a question that plagues just about all owners of these sought-after floors at some point. Moving furniture, fierce stilettos, dirty soccer cleats, and plenty more can mar this surface, and make your whole house look more than a little worn out and run-down. […]

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A Fireplace for Every Room

Although a longtime living room fixture, fireplaces are a comfort best enjoyed everywhere. From bedrooms to basements and even the master bath, there’s no right or wrong way to curl up and snuggle ’round the fireside. To spark your fireplace fancy, here’s a roundup of ideas for inviting warmth into even the unlikeliest of rooms. […]

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Bringing a 1980s Relic Into the Light, Bright Modern Age

It’s never easy to restore an old home, but redesigning a home built in the 1980s – an era not particularly loved for its style – requires imagination. Debbie Cederlind and Lora Lindberg, Seattle house-flipping pros and owners of Urban Squirrel, recently tackled a Bothell, WA home built in 1989 that didn’t have much going […]

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How to Host a Huge Thanksgiving in a Small Space

How to Host a Huge Thanksgiving in a Small Space PeopleImages/iStockWant to host a giant Thanksgiving dinner, but think it’s hopeless because you live in a tiny apartment or other wee space? Never fear—you don’t need the powers of Houdini to squeeze your guests around your breakfast nook, or that turkey and stuffing and pie into your overcrowded oven. Hosting can happen in […]

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9 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Bathroom

A bathroom should be a place of comfort – the optimal environment for a relaxing soak or getting ready efficiently during a harried morning. “You’re going to spend time in there every day,” says Sarah Hurd, part of the mother-daughter team behind Short Story Renovations, a Baltimore-area design, rehab and staging company. “You should not […]

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No Matter Her Reputation, We’re Totally Into Taylor Swift’s Taste in Homes

No Matter Her Reputation, We’re Totally Into Taylor Swift’s Taste in Homes John Shearer/Getty Images for DIRECTVWe can’t shake it off. Pop star Taylor Swift has so many lovely homes! The megastar makes headlines for her bestie squad, her tangled love life, her chart-topping songs, and her real estate. With an estimated $280 million net worth, she has […]

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