How Breaking 3 Design Rules Made Our Home Feel More Like Us

“A house is a machine for living in.” Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier made huge contributions to Modernism, urban planning and furniture design, but among all his contributions, the one thing I keep coming back to is this quote. The challenge we all face as homeowners is in adapting our houses to our unique lifestyles instead […]

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Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson Continues to Cut Price on Houston-Area Home

Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson Continues to Cut Price on Houston-Area Home Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesIt hasn’t exactly been a banner year for Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson. His season on the football field hasn’t gone according to plan. After inking an off-season deal with the New Orleans Saints, the former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro struggled and was traded […]

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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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