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LifeStyle: Home & Garden

Quick Tricks to Make 10 Dreaded Chores Easier

Tuesday  20:40,   03 january 2017
mentalfloss

Chores are a part of life that most of us just can’t avoid. But come next housecleaning day, don’t get mad—get creative.  Chores are a part of life that most of us just can’t avoid. But come next housecleaning day, don’t get mad—get creative....[...]

Garage Makeovers Are Going to Be the Biggest Home Renovation Trend of 2017

Monday  18:55,   02 january 2017
countryliving

Here's how to turn yours into the clean, utilitarian space you've always wanted it to be.The New York Times is calling the garage "the next frontier in remodeling"-a problem area to tackle after the kitchen, bathrooms, basement, and...[...]

Take a Peek Inside John Legend's Updated 1960’s LA Residence

Thursday  18:36,   15 december 2016
architecturaldigest

What becomes a legend most? If the luminary in question happens to be nine-time Grammy Award–winning singer and songwriter John Legend, the answer is expressed most artfully in the 1960s Hollywood Hills house he shares with his fiancée, model...[...]

15 Holiday Traditions to Start this Year

Wednesday  18:26,   07 december 2016
southernliving

Looking back on my family’s holiday traditions, I’m filled with a nostalgic blend of happiness and hazy remembrance. I can’t always remember every detail, but the impression of holidays and family Christmas traditions glide past, all accompanied by...[...]

Christmas Tree Decorating Hacks

Monday  20:06,   05 december 2016
realsimple

Buying First things first—you need to pick a healthy tree off the lot. Gently bounce a branch or two to make sure most of the needles stay on and it’s not too dried out. If you attach it to the top of your car for transport, position it with the...[...]

The Dos and Don'ts of Poinsettia Care

Thursday  22:05,   01 december 2016
bobvila

During the holidays, nothing rivals the floral festivity of the season’s favorite plant: the always colorful poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima).  During the holidays, nothing rivals the floral festivity of the season’s favorite plant: the...[...]

How to Decorate Your Home Like a Cozy Chalet

Thursday  18:51,   01 december 2016
architecturaldigest

Call a chalet your (temporary) home during a ski trip and you will quickly become aware of the power of laid-back, rustic interiors—walk inside and you’re instantly more relaxed, comfortable, and in tune with your surroundings. The new book Modern...[...]

5 Tricks for Hosting a Feast in a Small Space

Wednesday  11:05,   30 november 2016
southernliving

For city dwellers and homeowners with small spaces, hosting a party—especially around the holidays—can be overwhelming. These five tips will make small-space entertaining a breeze. Curate the Menu A feast can be fully decadent without serving a...[...]

Take a Peek Inside Bob Hope's Iconic John Lautner–Designed Palm Springs Estate

Monday  18:40,   28 november 2016
architecturaldigest

Of all John Lautner's creations, the Hope residence might be the least well known but the most unforgettable.  © Courtesy of Zillow Perhaps surprisingly, it took three years for the 23,366-square-foot home to find a buyer. After [...]

5 Top Christmas Tree Types (And Why They’re the Best)

Tuesday  23:25,   22 november 2016
architecturaldigest

Before you go Christmas tree shopping, check out these five popular varieties that stand out from the crowd. No matter which type you end up with, make sure it’s fresh when you’re at the tree lot. A good test: Feel a branch to see if any needles...[...]

5 Smart Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Tuesday  19:56,   22 november 2016
southernliving

Assess Drafty Doors For around $4 a roll at your local hardware store, foam weather stripping is inexpensive and easy to apply. Check the weather stripping around each exterior door every year to make sure that it’s still intact, replacing pieces...[...]

3 Ways To Deck the Halls with Vintage Christmas Decorations

Tuesday  18:45,   22 november 2016
southernliving

Today’s new Christmas ornaments do not have the luster of vintage glass ornaments. Today’s new Christmas ornaments do not have the luster of vintage glass ornaments. Although they are fragile, they have a sparkle that can become the star of...[...]

A Mountain Home That Will Simultaneously Give You Chills And Leave You In Awe

Tuesday  19:49,   15 november 2016
elledecor

If you're scared of heights or dislike the cold, this may not be the best destination for you.Designed by OFIS Arhitekti, the 104-square-foot cabin is located on Mount Kanin, along the Slovenian-Italian border. The sylph-like shelter was built...[...]

This Could Be The Next Big Bathroom Trend

Tuesday  19:49,   15 november 2016
architecturaldigest

Experts agree that wallpaper in the living room, dining room, and bedroom is a definite design do, but what about the bath? The latest comes courtesy of the innovators at Wall&decò—also the design masterminds behind outdoor wallpaper—who...[...]

Solved! How Long Paint Actually Lasts

Tuesday  19:49,   15 november 2016
bobvila

Put down that paintbrush! First, read on to find out if an old can is any good and answers to burning question, "How long does paint last?"Q:  We stored some leftover paint from our living room remodel a few years ago, and now our toddler has...[...]