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Oct 17

The New Neutral Kitchen is Anything But Bland & Boring

I have a lot of love for color in the kitchen — but with that said, colorful kitchens aren’t for everyone. Plenty of modern homes have open kitchens that are visible from lots of other rooms, which can make a brightly colored kitchen a hard sell. But that doesn’t mean a neutral colored kitchen needs to be boring or dour. By mixing natural materials and embracing texture, you can create a kitchen that eschews color — but is still full of energy and life. Here are some of our favorite examples.

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Oct 17

A Mosaic Artist's Minimal & Modern Melbourne Cottage — House Tour

Name: Claire Plummer
Location: Brunswick — Melbourne, Australia
Size: 2,034 square feet
Years lived in: 15 years, owned

It might be surprising to learn that Claire Plummer — a telecommunications analyst by day, mosaic artist by night — is a self-confessed minimalist when it comes to decorating her home. But it’s precisely this conscious decision to keep it simple with furnishings that’s allowed the amazing, one-of-kind mosaic art she creates to shine.

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Oct 17

​How to Flu-Proof Every Spot in Your Home

While the CDC recommends that “the single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season,” it’s also a good idea to pay special attention to where germs in your home can proliferate and be passed around, especially if someone in your household gets sick. Flu germs can live on hard surfaces for 24 hours, so target these hot spots in particular.

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Oct 17

How to Set Up Your Living Room (Without a Focus on the TV)

These days, we tend to arrange living rooms with one thing in mind: making sure everyone can see the TV. But what’s ideal for television watching is often less than ideal for another time-honored living room pastime: conversation. In this post, I’m focusing on living room arrangements that are less amphitheater, and more intimate, cozy spots where you can have a lovely fireside chat (and maybe also fit a television, too).

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Oct 17

Two Minnesotans Escape the Snow in this Modern Glam L.A. Pad — Professional Project

Project by: Ashley Scott of Scouted Home
Location: Santa Monica, California

Ashley’s clients basically handed over a large blank canvas and she made a masterpiece. Blending of-the-moment looks like large floral wallpaper with classic vintage looks, she created a space that is heavy on visual impact but not overwhelming.

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Oct 17

Glenn Frey of The Eagles' Brentwood Park Mansion Just Hit the Market for $15M

Jeff Lebowski’s feelings on the band notwithstanding, The Eagles were beloved to many and inducted in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame for a reason. Now, one lucky buyer can scoop up his or her own Hotel California: Eagles founder Glenn Frey’s widow just put their Brentwood Park mansion on the market for $15 million.

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Oct 17

Cole Escola's Candy-Colored, Granny-Chic Brooklyn Apartment — House Tour

Name: Cole Escola
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Size: 425 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, renting

If your sweet nana from the 1970s lived in Brooklyn in 2017, you can be pretty certain that she’d fan herself over Cole Escola‘s candy-colored apartment. After having lived with roommates for years, Cole was excited to make this one-bedroom home reflect his own unique style, and he’s worked diligently to make this happen over the short time he’s been in the space. From the mod Victorian murals painted by his friend, the artist Steven Hammel, right down to the very last doily, Cole’s home is infused with his passion for all things granny-chic.

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Oct 17

Downsizing in Style in a Toronto Condo — Professional Project

Project by: Cynthia Ferguson Designs
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Cynthia was enlisted to help a family of four downsize from their family home into a condo that would better suit their life now. Working with her clients she was able to create a chic space that mixes new pieces with old favorites.

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Oct 17

10 Ways to Get Rid of That Terrible Smell in Your Kitchen Sink — Kitchn

From Kitchn → 10 Ways to Get Rid of That Awful Smell in Your Kitchen Sink

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Oct 17

10 DIY Trick-Or-Treat Bags to Make For Your Little Monsters

A successful trick-or-treating excursion means you might not have to buy any candy until next, say, August. Make sure your kids can carry all their loot — and look Halloweentastic while doing it – with these 10 DIYs. And don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to get these done by the 31st!

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