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Jun 18

Joanna Gaines' Current Plant Obsession Is Perfect For Small Spaces

Joanna Gaines might be busy taking care of her newborn, Crew, but that won’t stop her from sharing advice for all the current and would-be plant parents out there. The summer issue of Magnolia Journal is out, and Jo has tips galore for her latest plant obsession.

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Jun 18

4 Amazon Private Labels You Need to Know About (Plus Top-Rated Picks)

You live and die by Amazon. You’ve been a Prime member for years, you know all about that secret $2 section, you head to Amazon Handmade whenever you need a unique gift, and you even give preference to hotels with rooms equipped with Alexa. But did you know Amazon has a whole host of private labels?

Amazon launched its first private label in 2009; five years later they slowly launched 11 more; today Amazon has approximately 76 private labels. The majority of these brands cover clothing, shoes, and jewelry, while others fall under the umbrella of grocery or household goods (think cleaning supplies, vitamins, and snacks), and a select few cover home decor and kitchen.

What’s special about these private labels is that they offer surprisingly chic options at very competitive prices. Take the tufted leather ottoman from Stone & Beam, a furniture line geared towards families, for example: It’s just $350, and buyers get free shipping, 30-day free returns, and a one-year warranty with their Prime membership. And with options abound, that perfect addition to your living room may just show up on your doorstep with your latest supply of toilet paper a mere two days later.

Here’s everything you need to know about these Amazon private labels, plus three of the bestselling items from each one:

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Jun 18

Here’s How to Get the Look of a Celebrity Home—for Cheap

Interior Designer and CEO Leura Fine has made her living creating beautiful homes for those who deserve it—AKA everyone. Founding the online interior design service Laurel & Wolf in 2014 to help bring a client’s design dreams to life, Fine has redefined who interior designer services are for. But while Fine is bringing design to the masses, she’s no stranger to designing celebrity homes either. Her clients include everyone from Christina Applegate to Rebecca Minkoff to Kelsea Ballerini.

Armed with her years of knowledge, she brings the same passion and know-how to all her projects, big and small. Here, she shares her best tips for bringing that celebrity home appeal to your home—for a lot, lot less.

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Jun 18

Here's How Antoni Porowski Keeps His Tiny Kitchen Organized — Architectural Digest

Antoni might be best known for slinging guac and upping folks’ culinary games on the hit Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, but he’s also an expert at working within a small space. The food guru recently chatted with Architectural Digest on how he makes due with his tiny studio kitchen.

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Jun 18

You'll Swoon Over This Small DC Rowhouse's Exposed Brick & Beams — House Call

Name: Sarah Lyon and her roommate Carrie
Location: Dupont Circle — Washington, DC
Size: 800 square feet
Years lived in: Almost a year

My roommate, Carrie, and I found our place on Craigslist after doing an extensive search of rowhouse apartments in DC. We were about ready to give up when we found what was truly a hidden gem—a place that was affordable, had equal-sized bedrooms and two bathrooms, and even came with a roof deck. We snagged it right away! Carrie loves gardening and has made the roof deck into an absolutely beautiful space filled with festive outdoor furniture and plants. I absolutely love interior design and have really enjoyed working around the home’s unique features and challenges to create a space that I love. It’s nice to live right downtown but to be in a space that has a more old-fashioned, homey feel than you’ll often find in a big city.

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29
Jun 18

5 Reasons Millennials Choose to Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 Reasons Millennials Choose to Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.”
  • The top reason millennials choose to buy is to have control over their living space, at 93%.
  • Many millennials who rent a home or apartment prior to buying their own homes dream of the day when they will be able to paint the walls whatever color they’d like or renovate an outdated part of their living space.

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29
Jun 18

The $30 Item That Has Transformed My Home

My home, as it is for many, is my respite from the rest of the world. It’s the thing I come home to pretty much every night, and it’s important that it be a safe haven and damn cozy. But because I live in a small studio, I try to keep things interesting by switching out items to create new moments of interest. And as I move about in this universe, collecting items to create a home in my small, studio apartment, I am always surprised at what ends up being one of my favorite things–the thing that I keep using over and over and over again. And this marble tray is no exception.

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Jun 18

Dalmatian Print is Trending and We're 101% on Board

If the classic Disney cartoon 101 Dalmatians is what first comes to mind when you hear the term “Dalmatian print,” you might want to rethink your stance. This classic polka dot print variation has been a favorite in design circles the past few years—and will make a bold, fun impact in your home (just check out that removable wallpaper from Etsy, above). Read on to check out our other favorite Dalmatian items below.

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Jun 18

A 600-Square-Foot Railroad Apartment in Alphabet City — House Tour

Name: Maggie and Lucas Vocos
Location: Alphabet City, Manhattan
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: 4 months, renting

Maggie and Lucas Vocos met and fell in love in Chicago, moved to Los Angeles for work, and then moved to Brooklyn for work again. After living in relatively peaceful neighborhoods in the aforementioned cities, they decided it was time to try out the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. They settled on Alphabet City, snagging a great pre-war railroad apartment surrounded by all that the Lower East Side has to offer.

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Jun 18

9 Everyday Items So Pretty You'll Actually Want to Display Them

If the idea of putting your favorite items away every day seems like an exercise in futility, you’ll be thrilled to realize it’s not at all necessary. We’ve scoured the internet to find usable, practical, and showcase-worthy items that you’ll actually want to leave out. Take a look at our favorite pieces below and pick one (or two!) to complement your own decor.

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