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Feb 19

Could This Bedroom Trend Actually Help You Get a Better Night of Sleep?

The one place I’ve been seeing a lot of color lately is in bedrooms, and things are getting dark. Navy and midnight blues, charcoal grays, deep teals, and even black, which is the trickiest to pull off if you don’t get a lot of natural light in your space. But it’s doable. The word on the street is that this trend might actually be beneficial for sleep—either it helps you drift off easily and/or stay asleep longer. And that’s because darkness, or lack of light, is key for melatonin production.

What’s less clear, however, is whether wall color or bedding color, for that matter—has any bearing on said melatonin production. My guess is that it can’t hurt, but I talked to a few pros to get their take on dark bedrooms and whether they’re actually beneficial for catching zzz’s or not.

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Feb 19

The Huge Pinterest Trend You Can Easily Pull Off Yourself

In terms of recent trends, it doesn’t get much bigger than ceramic pottery. Inspired by the 1970s, sculptural clay vases, planters, and decor are everywhere these days—either adding subtle texture or bringing a full blown color explosion to our homes. Handmade ceramic pieces from the pros can be quite expensive (understandably, given the skill and work required to make them), but don’t let that sway you from loving and getting the look. It’s an easy trend to DIY using air dry and polymer clay. Here are some of our favorite projects to get you started.

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04
Jan 19

Home Horoscopes: The Best Colors for Your Zodiac Sign

As we move into 2019, we’re ready for colors to get deeper and richer, taking 2018’s go-to shades (think: millennial pink and the ever-ubiquitous white) and giving them a jewel- and gemstone-inspired makeover. Combined with plush materials like velvet, these hues are tapping into our more serious sides. If you want to jump on the trend, but aren’t sure how to make it work, let the stars be your guide: Here are the best colors for each astrological sign.

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01
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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Nov 18

8 Bohemian Rooms That Mix Patterns the Right Way

Pattern mixing is tricky when it comes to an outfit, let alone a home. You have to understand color, scale, and texture to really make it work. Most designers will tell you to start small with printed accents like pillows and table linens and then work your way up to larger pieces of furniture and rugs. And definitely keep some neutrals in the mix, so it doesn’t feel like you’re living in some psychedelic pattern on pattern on pattern place—unless that’s the look you are going for.

There’s something delightfully bohemian about a room filled with multiple patterns all working together to create a cohesive look. And one thing’s for sure: There are many house tours on this site where the homeowners or renters have a solid pattern game going on. The best way to master the mix is to learn from those who came before you. So let’s go to pattern school.

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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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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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Oct 18

Benjamin Moore's 2019 Color of the Year is a Refreshing Surprise

We’re finally in the last quarter of the year, which means the 2019 Color of the year announcements are streaming in more steadily than ever. The latest contender? Benjamin Moore.

On October 10, the paint brand gathered design editors, interior designers and other industry folk at The Grill & The Pool at the Seagram Building in New York City (a bastion of mid-century modern design). After a few minutes of socializing and a welcome glass of champagne, it was time for the big announcement.

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Oct 18

This Vacant Apartment Exists to Sell You Stuff on Instagram

They did it for the ‘gram.

We’ve all snapped a photo or two of something pretty or unique knowing it would get lots of likes on social media. But a 2,400-square-foot penthouse apartment where nobody actually lives? That’s more than just a flattering filter.

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04
Oct 18

IKEA's Winter Collection Has Us SO Ready for the Holidays

IKEA is getting in the festive spirit early this year by launching its winter collection before the craziness of the holiday season really starts. The Swedish home store recently released the first images of the collection, with promises that they’ll hit stores this month, October 2018.

The collection is stocked with everything you need to get you home (and yourself) holiday-ready, from gift wrap, to wreaths, to tree decorations, and celebratory tableware. There’s also plenty of richly hued winter decor to help you really lean into the best of the season.

So get your jingle bells ready and check out a few of our most-anticipated launches below.

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