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Nov 17

A Colorfully Eclectic 450-Square-Foot Studio in Greenwich Village — House Tour

Name: Jennie Cohen
Location: Greenwich Village
Size: 450 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 5.5 years

This bright and airy Manhattan studio is full of mid-century charm while at the same time feeling comfortable and modern. The minimal use of vibrant color creates a startling contrast in this clean white space.

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Nov 17

Science Makes the Case For Putting Up Holiday Decorations Early

To my fellow grinches, we might be too quick to judge our holiday loving brethren. According to a new study, those who bust out the winter wonderland decor early might have something to teach us Christmas cranks.

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Nov 17

HGTV's "Rehab Crazy" Stars On What It Takes to Turn An Old House Around — HGTV's "Rehab Crazy" Stars On Turning an Old House Around

Cathy, and her husband Garrett, are just two design lovers living a “quiet, country life” (her words) in Washington state. Here are a few things that that quiet country life entails: rehabbing a 105-year-old farmhouse into their family home, flipping a 117-year-old house, and working on an HGTV pilot. Cathy also maintains her own blog, The Grit & Polish. So they’re busy, but not too busy to sit down with us (virtually!) and share a few insights about what it takes to refurbish, and flip, old, down-on-their-luck houses. Cathy’s experiences provide a unique look into the unexpected challenges of renovating older properties, but also a glimpse of the rewards that can be found along the way. Here’s what you can expect.

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Nov 17

5 Creative Holiday Cards that Won't End Up in the Landfill

Do you cringe at the thought of how many holiday cards are tossed in the recycling (or worse, the trash bin) come January 1st? If you’re trying to be more waste-conscious, or have friends and family who are, you might want to consider alternatives to traditional greeting cards. After all, you’re not a grinch. But the struggle to maintain your waste-conscious lifestyle during the holidays and still join in the generous spirit of the season is real.

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Nov 17

Lloyd Wright's Infamous Sowden House Is On the Market

In 1926, architect Lloyd Wright (yep, son of Frank) built this “neo Mayan” home in Los Feliz for friend and artist John Sowden. The property is currently for sale for $4.7 million.

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Nov 17

A Lifestyle Store Owner's Minimal, Timeless Home — House Tour

Name: Audrey Morissette her husband Francois and baby William
Location: Blainville, Quebec
Size: 2,380 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

Audrey Morissette established her store Boutique Vestibule in 2014 in the Mile End of Montreal. Vestibule is an original lifestyle concept shop that offers decorative accessories, clothing brands, jewelry and many local products carefully chosen, all in a minimalist, feminine and timeless style. Her house in Blainville, which she shares with her husband Francois and newborn baby William, is just like her shop: feminine, colorful and full of life!

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Nov 17

10 Affordable Hostess Gifts (That Aren't Just a Bottle of Wine)

When it comes to host and hostess gifts, you don’t want to go too flashy—simple, inexpensive, practical, and thoughtful (and preferably edible, drinkable, or used in tandem with food or beverages alcoholic or otherwise) is the way to go. Which is why so many people show up to parties and holiday dinners with a bottle of wine. It’s easy, it doesn’t break the bank, and it can often be used during the celebration.

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Nov 17

Hey Cowboy, This Wild West Tiny Home Is For Sale

The stars have aligned for those in search of putting down roots tiny house that’s situated in an equally tiny town. As long as you’re cool with having tumbleweeds as your nearest neighbor, this Old West-inspired tiny home located in Pioneertown, California will make for a suitable desert escape.

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Nov 17

Clever Ways to Finally Upgrade An Old Worn Down or Dated Fireplace

A fireplace should stand out. If yours is looking grungy or doesn’t fit your style, you can transform it with a little DIY spirit. These fireplace updates are just the inspiration you need to turn your dusty fireplace into the eye-catching centerpiece of your home.

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Nov 17

Here are the 10 Worst Airports and Airlines for Holiday Delays

Next week marks the beginning of every traveler’s least favorite time to fly: the holiday season. Between busy airports where human beings are on their absolute worst behavior to flight cancellations and delays, it’s a stressful time to be on the move. Here are two things you can do now to get ready to go gracefully into the holiday travel fray — and ten of the notoriously worst airports and airlines this time of year to check against your itinerary, so you know what you’re going to be in for on the biggest travel days.

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