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Image via Old Brand New Not everyone was born with the gift of a green thumb, but there’s no denying that plants have a magical way of completing a room. And it’s not just because their vibrant, green fronds look really chic in any home. Houseplants actually improve air quality and are shown to reduce stress. In spring, we’re especially keen on filling our homes with all that is green and growing. So to complement the season, we compiled a list of the hottest houseplants and how to care for them — whether

Tax season strikes fear into the hearts (and bank accounts) of many. But if you’re lucky, all the pain of pouring over W2s and hunting down deductions will culminate in a nice, big chunk of change. According to IRS filing data, the average American tax return is between $2800-3,000. So what to do with all that cash? No surprise here, we’re planning to spend it on our homes! But instead of splurging on trends that will go out of style, why not invest in improvements that will raise your home’s value over the long

via Design Trends Not every house has a library or a breakfast nook, but there is one universal room we all have no matter our style or budget: a bathroom. Bathrooms are the great equalizer, and like it or not, we spend a large chunk of time in them. Remember, you deserve to love every inch of your homes, even the less glamorous parts! Alas, we understand that when it comes to designing a bathroom, you can end up racking up a hefty bill, depleting funds you’d rather spend elsewhere. So

When house-hunting in Los Angeles, it’s not every day that you stumble upon an off-the-market stunner near the beach. But that’s exactly what happened to digital media executive Sarah Penna and her YouTube-famous husband. (Remember MysteryGuitarMan? Yeah, that’s him.) The pair spends their days changing the face of new media and their evenings caring for a rambunctious toddler. So when it came to decorating their new space, they needed more than a little assistance. Enter Laurel & Wolf designer Yekii Killion. Style Board   She helped them transform their new home into

The candy bar industry has expertly spun “small” into “fun-sized,” but when it comes to rooms and interiors, the rules of Hershey’s and KitKats don’t always apply. While bigger isn’t necessarily always better, more often than not we are trying to make the rooms in our homes look and feel as big as possible. With this in mind, we’ve assembled a trusty trove of tricks to help turn your claustrophobic chamber into a spacious oasis. After all, your living room might not be king-sized, but it can still have a delicious design.

Via Rue Magazine Just when we finally started feeling like our homes were winter-ready, spring comes around and breathes light into our décor. Thankfully though, transitioning our homes from season to season doesn’t have to mean making a major investment. Just think about how you update your wardrobe when the temperature starts to change. We’re all about swapping out smaller accessories for seasonal finds and buying big pieces here and there. So, are you ready for spring? Scroll through to see what pieces we’re swapping inside our homes now!  1. From Flannel Bedding to Linen

Image via Alice Lane Home It may be Saint Patty’s Day, but luck isn’t just for the Irish. And it certainly doesn’t always come in the form of a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow (we wish). Good luck is a gamble, but there are some things you can do to give fortune’s chance a little push. Bring the spirit of serendipity into your home with these feng shui practices and common good-fortune beliefs. A Lucky Entrance In feng shui, the front door is more than just

Remember the good old days when “bed time” was a four letter word that you’d do almost anything in your power to get out of? Oh, how things have changed! Now, hitting the hay is a daily event we look forward to almost as much as happy hour or dessert. So what do you do when you have to put a wide-eyed child to bed when you’re semi-asleep yourself? Well, you follow these rules for making your kids’ bedroom a haven for sleepy time. To put our tips to the test, we teamed up with the sleep experts

Google “how to design your home when moving in with someone” and you’ll get a ton of results explaining how to compromise with your BF on that horrendous chair he wants to keep. But what about design for the recently dumped? After a breakup, a bedroom that was once a romantic refuge suddenly feels more like a battleground. You glance around your space and realize you’re sitting in a tomb of items that symbolize your fallen relationship. We’ve all been there. But just like chopping your hair off or working out,

Working out — it’s the top recorded new year’s resolution and the most abandoned. So we’re holding you accountable this year by making your hardest resolutions more fun to keep. Enter: Home School with Laurel & Wolf. We’ve teamed up with three of our favorite lifestyle brands to show you how to make the most out of hanging out at home! For our final homebody resolution, we partnered with Beyond Yoga — the body positive athleisure brand that seamlessly transitions from studio to street. Having a relaxing space at home where you can

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