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Dec 18

The $18 Anthropologie Hostess Gift I'm Obsessed With

While a bottle of wine is a great hostess gift, I think holiday parties are the time to go the extra mile. I love everything Anthropologie—maybe one day, my home will look like their stunning window displays—but the holiday season really brings out the best in their decor. That’s how I landed on the perfect, affordable present for any host: their too-cute printed tea towels.

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06
Dec 18

This Sentimental Etsy Buy Is the Best Gift I've Ever Given, and It's on Sale — 2018 Gift Guide

The holiday season is always a great time to reconnect with family and friends you may not see every day, get a little extra festive, and exchange heartfelt gifts. But it’s also a time to remember those loved ones who have passed on, and the good times you were able to spend together. And because that loss can feel extra apparent on celebratory days, I love giving sentimental gifts that help people feel a renewed connection to lost loved ones.

Last year, I gave my mom probably the best gift I’ve ever given: A beautiful necklace personalized with my grandma’s handwriting. And, today only, you can take 20 percent off your own engraved jewelry.

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05
Dec 18

7 Guest Room Takeaways to Steal from the Homiest Hotels

I get it. Even when you have the luxury of a guest room, you know it’s often just a chore to get clean sheets on the bed 10 minutes before your guests arrive. But while your guests are obviously just happy to have a place to rest their heads, these extra touches stolen from some of the coziest of hotel rooms will take your guests’ experience from one to 100.

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28
Nov 18

How to Actually Put Together a Sleek (But Useful) Bar Cart

It seems like everyone has a bar cart nowadays, but do you actually use yours efficiently? Whether yours is cluttered with booze bottles that are practically full, serves as a catchall for your drinkware, or is currently serving as your wine rack because you literally drink nothing else—here’s how to make your bar cart beautiful and functional.

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28
Nov 18

The Single Best Thing You Didn't Know About Dollar Tree

In case you’re not familiar with the premise of Dollar Tree, here it is: Everything they sell is $1. Wander through the store, and you’ll find everything from dinnerware and kids’ gear to cleaning supplies and home improvement tools—all for a dollar (sometimes you can even get multiples for a buck!). Yes, while some stores with “dollar” in the name have strayed away from selling everything for $1, Dollar Tree has managed to stick with it. Part of the thrill of going to the store is seeing what they’ve got and marveling that, gasp, “this is only $1?”

But beyond the thrill of the hunt, there’s something you might not have known about Dollar Tree that makes it even better: You can buy stuff online (and in bulk, no less!).

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26
Nov 18

Velvet is the Secret to Adding Extra Warmth to Your Home This Winter

You may not be able to actually drape yourself in velvet (a la George Costanza) at all times, but you can certainly decorate your apartment with it to your heart’s content. Warm and inviting, a touch of velvet is the perfect way to cozy up your home for the colder months ahead. Take a look at some of our favorite picks below.

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22
Nov 18

This Trend Will Bring Teddy Bear-Level Coziness to Your Home

Consider faux shearling-style furniture and accessories the athleisure of the home design world. Because there’s nothing cozier and more comfortable than these super soft, knubby materials that are basically meant to mimic a sheep’s fleece. You’ve probably worn these trends before, so why not deck your place out in it too? These days, it’s not a difficult thing to do. I mean, just look at the amazing sofa above by Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent for Living Spaces. I’d say the wide availability of shearling-style everything has grown out of our obsession with hygge and all things cozy. Even Gwyneth Paltrow had a now-sold-out shearling chair in her goop x CB2 collection.

Ready to add this look to your space? Check out the stylish buys below.

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21
Nov 18

6 Things Designers Wish You Would Try While Decorating

When we asked top interior designers from coast to coast what trends, colors, or design suggestions they beg clients to get on board with, we ended up with a surprisingly concise and thoughtful list that underscored open-mindedness.

Designers want you to be brave. And no, not so they can run amok with this season’s wildest styles or avant garde furnishings, but in the name of helping you get the most out of your space. Taking a step out of your comfort zone can make your home all the more, well, comfortable. Just listen to the professionals.

So for those dreaming of a home design project, take the leap, lean in and get bold. Without further ado, here are the top six things designers really, really want you to buy into, even though they can be hard sells..

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20
Nov 18

7 Sleek Cold Weather Home Buys You Won’t Believe Are from Amazon

Winter is officially upon us, which means it’s time to put some snuggly and warming home decor items to good use. But what to do if you don’t have any stylish, cold weather-friendly goods to cuddle up with at home this season?

Fret not, my chilly friends. Amazon is brimming with affordable but expensive-looking home decor that will keep you nice and warm all winter long. From chunky Scandi-style knit blankets to faux sheepskin throws, here are seven insanely chic cold weather home decor items that you can order on Amazon.

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16
Nov 18

5 Ways to Make Your Mid-Century Modern Furniture Feel Cool Again

Are you kind of over mid-century modern design? Do you roll your eyes whenever you spot a knock-off Eames dining chair or faux Saarinen tulip table? Do you look at your MCM couch with a tinge of disdain, wishing you could redesign your space?

It’s okay, you’re not alone.

If I’m being totally honest, I too am tired of the MCM madness. Don’t get me wrong, I love the aesthetic; however, the style is becoming too ubiquitous that it no longer feels special. For a while, I thought the best solution to MCM-induced fatigue was maximalist everything: Curvy furniture, bright hues, funky patterns. Turns out, hitting the refresh button on your space doesn’t have to be that extreme.

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