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Jun 18

This NYC Loft Is Filled With *Actually* Affordable Decor — House Call

Name: Jessie Ruane, boyfriend Ryan, and Dusty the pup
Location: Prospect Heights — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 1000 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

I share my Prospect Heights loft with my boyfriend, Ryan and our puppy, Dusty (@simply.dusty). When we moved in, we quickly realized filling a 1,000 square foot (estimated) loft was going to be expensive. Since I don’t have the luxury of filling my apartment with West Elm (ahh I wish!) I started researching elsewhere. A little over a year later, I’ve filled my home with affordable finds, Ikea hacks, and hand-me-downs. The only thing in my apartment that I can think of as a “splurge” would be our Crate & Barrel Sectional, which we found on Craigslist for 1/5 of the price.

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Jun 18

This App Lets You Design Your Own Custom Rug

Rug shopping can be such a hassle. Rugs are important because they can tie together a room perfectly. However, just having one color that is slightly off in your rug will totally throw the entire room out of whack. If you are very detailed-oriented and want colors to match perfectly, rug shopping can really get you down.

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Jun 18

10 Plant Paradises You Should be Following on Instagram

There’s no shortage of plant-obsessed accounts to follow on Instagram. The hashtag #plantsofinstagram alone produces more than 1 million posts, most of which come straight from the hands of plant parents across the globe.

And if you’re anything like us, you depend on Instagram posts to help inspire and inform all of your gardening endeavors. So to ensure that your feed is always filled with helpful plant info, we rounded up 10 of the coolest plant accounts to follow on IG. Read ahead for a few of our favorite plant-friendly accounts on the ‘gram.

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Jun 18

Stop Throwing Out Your Used Tea Bags

It feels so good to be able to do something with the things we’d normally discard. Coffee grounds as rose fertilizer and clementine peels saved for DIY candles come to mind, not to mention composting in general.

If you’re a regular or occasional tea drinker, you can add your tea bags to the list of garbage you shouldn’t throw out just yet. Here are some ways to re-use them post brew:

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Jun 18

5 Dream Homes for Those Who Like Untouched Retro Style

Raise your hand if you’re ever been victimized by a McMansion. OK, maybe that’s taking it a little too far, but you have to admit that the proliferation of cookie-cutter houses across the country (and the world) can be a bit of a snore. Luckily, for those who appreciate retro charm, there are some priceless homes on the market today that serve as time capsules of the era in which they were built. These five homes are full of authentic character and original period details that will make you feel like you stepped into a time warp.

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Jun 18

Could AI Predict Your Kitchen Chores and Do Them For You?

Artificial intelligence might scare some people, but for others, it can make their lives so much easier. AI can even predict our future and anticipate what you need and what might do. But don’t totally freak out, because that can be a very good thing for you!

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Jun 18

A $6 Sunscreen Just Got a Perfect Score in Consumer Reports' 2018 Sunscreen Guide

When it comes to sunscreen, less is never more. Except when it costs less but still works perfectly! Typical sunscreens from name brands can be anywhere between $10 to $25. Some people might find that pricey and try to buy store brand, but cutting costs on sunscreen isn’t always a wise choice.

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Jun 18

Cargo Class Might Be the Future of Flying – Airbus Wants to Add Sleeping Pods to Luggage Hold

Sleeping on an airplane is difficult. If you are in the aisle seat, you have to worry about getting hit with the drink cart. If you’re in the window seat, you can lean against the window, but you’ll always get that kink in your neck. Just forget about getting comfortable in the middle seat, it is pretty much impossible.

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Jun 18

This Historic Downtown Charleston Home Is Almost Too Charming — House Call

Name: Melanie Kiernicki, Husband Kevin, daughters Penny and Lucy (ages 3 and 4) 1 dog, 2 cats
Location: Park Circle neighborhood — North Charleston, South Carolina
Size: 1,450 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

Melanie, a stay-at-home mom and part-time freelance interior decorator, runs the blog “The Penny & The Pearl.” According to her website, she and her family sold their home in the suburbs about a year ago to “fulfill [their] dream of living in historic downtown Charleston. Melanie shares the home with her husband Kevin, a “project manager at Boeing and weekend DIYer,” 4-year-old Penelope, “a singer, reader and budding artist,” and little 3-year-old Lucy, a “puzzle master and colorer.”

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Jun 18

Before & After: Beautifying Beat-Up Flea Market Chairs

It’s impossible to believe, but at one point, these chairs were like two perfect plums. We first discovered them in NYC’s Chelsea Flea Market, one cold Sunday morning, in the early ’90s when my husband (then boyfriend) and I were recovering from a live Jane’s Addiction hangover. The flea market was a place you wandered through when you had nothing better to do and little energy to do it. We couldn’t believe we discovered these Knoll knock-offs and that they could be ours for 200 bucks. They were groovy, urbane, and they epitomized who we wanted to be.

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