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May 18

Reasons to Go Rugless (And Proof Your Room Could Be Better For It)

Rugs are the textured, sometimes-patterned anchor for many rooms. They add color underfoot, as well as softness to a space. While rugs are a “must-have” for many homes (including renters with leases that require them), don’t think you have to add a rug to a room. In fact, there are a few reasons why you might want to go rug-less entirely. Don’t believe me? These dazzling real-life rooms with bare floors might turn you on to the rug-free side.

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07
May 18

5 Things You Can Do On Your Summer Break to Increase Your Home's Value

Real talk: You don’t have to embark on a full gut renovation to boost the value of your home, or even its “wow” factor. Instead, tackling a series of smaller, more manageable projects can have just as much of an impact without breaking your budget or completely disrupting your life. Here are some projects that you can tackle when you have some time off this summer.

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06
May 18

5 Lessons I Learned from My Cross-Country Move

On May 1, 2017, my partner and I squeezed all of our remaining belongings into an overstuffed Hyundai Elantra and departed on a one-way trip from Toronto to Vancouver. I say remaining belongings because an 2008 Elantra is no U-Haul. Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco but we left all of our furniture in the Salvation Army loading bay. We had decided to leave our apartment, jobs and almost a decade’s worth of friends behind to start over on the other side of the country purely for the experience. With our late twenties calling, we wanted to pick up and try something totally new before we lost the nerve. As we just marked the one-year anniversary of our big, crazy move, here are the top five things I learned from moving across the country.

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11
Apr 18

10 Unexpected (& Cheap!) Things You Haven't Thought to Frame as Art

Creating gallery walls or clustering posters together always packs a punch, but what if you’re tired of doing the same-old, same-old? Lucky for you, there are so many fun and unexpected things that you can frame that fall outside of vacation pictures and colorful prints. From vintage stamps to your grandmother’s secret apple pie recipe, read ahead to see what you can stick behind a frame.

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29
Mar 18

7 Kitchens That Are Rocking an L-Shaped Layout

One of the most important kitchen design decisions you’ll make, both for looks and functionality, is the layout. You have a few options—the tried and true U shape, or the elegant and functional galley shape. But if you love entertaining, and love the look of an open kitchen, there’s another kind of kitchen layout that’s worth a look: the L shape.

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28
Mar 18

These Showers are the New Big Thing in Bathrooms

In most bathrooms, the shower enclosure is a bit of an afterthought, just a practical solution for keeping water from spraying all over the room. But lately a different kind of shower enclosure is picking up steam — steel framed doors that make the shower a thing to be celebrated.

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02
Mar 18

45 Awesome Ideas for How to Decorate Your Walls (No Matter Your Budget)

If you’re working to decorate a tiny space, you’re mostly limited by the square footage (or lack thereof). You know what doesn’t take up any of that precious floor space? Wall decor! If you’re in need of some inspiration for what to do with your walls and add to your Pin boards, we rounded up 45 of our favorite ideas right now. Whether it’s with picture ledges or vintage maps, wall sconces or clipboards, these walls are designed to inspire—and drool over.

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22
Jan 18

Unexpected & Utterly Gorgeous Tile & Grout Combos

Grout lines aren’t exactly known for being fun and beautiful—mostly, they just inspire dread when you pull out an old toothbrush to scrub them clean. But the invention of colored grout is revamping grout’s bad reputation. Let these neon yellow, whimsical pink and glitzy gold grids take over your bathroom walls and backsplashes. Coloring inside the lines has never felt so bold.

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17
Jan 18

5 Stylish Ways to Warm Up Your Ice-Cold Bathroom in No Time

As if braving the winter cold to get to work wasn’t tough enough, most of us have chilly apartments to deal with before ever stepping foot outside. Even more difficult is figuring out how to warm up our freezing (and oft tiled) bathrooms—making it hard to stay comfortable (and sane) after showering and during middle-of-the-night trips to the toilet.

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16
Jan 18

Want to Boost Your Creativity and Productivity? Try These Paint Colors.

Got writer’s block (or painter’s block, or are just in a general creative funk?) The color of your walls might be one of your culprits.

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