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Feb 19

35 Stunning Entryways That Make the Best First Impression

While some of us are lucky enough to have a proper entryway at home, most of us are stuck working with a cramped corner or narrow hallway instead of an actual foyer. Thankfully, the web is filled with stylish, space-savvy ideas for making your own entryway at home— no coat closet necessary.

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28
Jan 19

7 Easy (and Affordable) Ways to Adultify Your Home

If we’re being totally honest, a walk down memory lane can be a very cringe-worthy experience. How many pictures have you looked at in total disbelief that you actually left the house with crimped hair, layers of eyeliner, and a hot pink velour sweatsuit? Yeah, not our finest moments.

Looking at pictures of your previous living spaces can elicit the same embarrassment. Before you became a stylish design enthusiast, you probably covered your walls in cheesy posters and lounged in a compact, yet cheap, nylon butterfly chair. And if you’ve been living in the same space since you graduated from college or moved out for the first time, there’s a good chance some of those outdated design elements are still lurking in your space.

We firmly believe your home is a reflection of you and where you are in life, so it’s about time your digs represent the mature, sophisticated adult that you really are.

To help, we asked five design experts to share easy (and affordable!) tips for adultifying your home. Because having a beautiful, grownup space doesn’t have to break the bank:

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Jan 19

5 Ways to Give Your Home a Personality Makeover

When I moved into a freshly renovated apartment last spring, I loved the new appliances and declared the remote-controlled AC life-changing—but I lamented how a coat of spackle and fresh flooring left the space feeling a little lacking in the personality department. I had a clean (almost too clean) slate to work with, and desperately needed to give the space character. Turns out, there were many simple ways to do this, including some that you can start doing stat. The home personality makeover starts right now.

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Jan 19

7 Paint Colors That Scream "Modern Farmhouse"

It’s 2019, and yet, “modern farmhouse” style is still crushing it. What does that say about us? Probably that we all need a little more simplicity in our lives—less tech, more nature. We might not actually want to live on a farm, but we sure wouldn’t mind if the inside of our houses looked like we did. But again, we’re not talking roosters and cows plastered all over things, or even an actual barn—but barn wood works! There’s something timeless about the mix of this style’s characteristic wood tones, older pieces with character, and its soft, utilitarian finishes like matte black. But paint is the one place where I see things lacking. Generally, all white is the preferred paint palette. So I wanted to do some digging to see what other colors (in addition to white), when surrounded by the above things, could feel “modern farmhouse.” Here’s what made the list.

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Jan 19

7 Beautiful Wintry Color Palettes We Can't Get Enough Of

I love color and really think any shades can work year-round in your home if you’re a big enough fan of them. And sure, colors are seasonal—white feels like summer, pastels read as springy, and darker shades are always going to be more autumnal or appropriate for winter. But the magic is really in the mix. Most shades can go either way, depending on what you pair them with. So if you’re looking for a little palette inspo for a 2019 makeover or renovation, take a peek at these rooms. They’ve all channeled winter vibes but aren’t sparse, cold, or off putting in the slightest bit. Here’s why they work so well, for winter and beyond.

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27
Dec 18

5 Fail-Proof Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Every once in a while, I get to visit a truly grand home in which every piece is obviously there on purpose, nothing is cobbled together, and there are no placeholders. I love these homes—especially because I love their residents—and have tried to find ways to incorporate what makes them work into my own decidedly more humble abode. Here are five ways to fake fanciness, without looking cheap.

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25
Dec 18

9 Paint Colors to Try If You Have a Small Living Room

For those who have small living rooms, picking out paint colors can be a little tricky. On the one hand, painting the whole room white can open up the walls and make the small room feel a little more airy. On the other hand, limiting yourself to just one stark color can put a cramp on some people’s creativity. In order to give you more color options to work with when it comes to your living quarters, we asked a series of designers what their favorite colors would be for more petite living rooms. From creams, to dark grays, to off-whites, there are a lot of options to play with!

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Dec 18

5 Classic Design Rules to Absolutely Never Break

Of course, we’re all for breaking design rules when it works for you (which could very well be all the time), however, sometimes having a few guidelines to follow can give you the freedom to hone your creativity in other areas. Here’s to measuring twice, cutting once, and doing you with confidence! Here are five interior design rules to consider if you want to do things right the first time around.

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13
Dec 18

8 Expert-Approved Ways to Make Your Home Feel Oh-So-Cozy This Winter

It doesn’t matter if you’re a minimalist or maximalist, if you live in a tiny studio or sprawling mansion, everyone wants their house to feel cozy. What’s the alternative? Stale, sterile, and boring? Um, no thank you.

While one of the secrets to a cozy home is creating a warm and welcoming environment for your guests, there are also several design tricks you can do to give your space an inviting, relaxing vibe. And as winter’s right around the corner, there’s no better time than the present to turn your place into a dreamy, oh-so-cozy oasis.

Here, eight designer-approved tips for cozying your home:

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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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