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Just when you thought you were off the hook for any more new year’s resolutions, we’re adding a couple extra to your plate. But unlike eating healthy, working out, or saving money, these resolutions are a bit more fun to keep. Enter: Home School with Laurel & Wolf. We’re teaming up with three of our favorite lifestyle brands to show you how to make the most out of hanging out at home! Up next, The Sill — the one stop shop for all of your plant needs. Though The Sill usually does the dirty work for

If you’re anything like us, by now your new year’s resolutions have probably lost some serious steam. But not to fear, there are still plenty of simple ways to improve mind, body and soul in 2017, all from the comfort of your own home. Enter: Home School with Laurel & Wolf. We’re teaming up with three of our favorite lifestyle brands to teach you how to make hanging out at home even more fun! First up, Foodstirs — the subscription baking company that makes cooking at home way more fun. Using their Ombré Pancake Kit, we joined forces to design the

Photo Remodelista.com Our bathrooms are our sanctuaries. They’re where we go to get away from the world and wash our worries down the drain. They’re the places we begin each day and end each night. They’re even the places where our shower thoughts turn into some of our greatest ideas. So, if we spend so much time in the bathroom, why is this space often the most overlooked in terms of both style and functionality? Whether you have a powder room with just enough room for the toilet, or one fit for a king, we’ve got the tips to bring order to the everyday madness. Drawer

We all have some skeletons in our closets. That flirty, Marilyn Monroe-esque dress that suffered the stains of a few too many cosmos at a cocktail party some years back. An old favorite pair of well-worn jeans that haven’t seen anything but the depths of your closet in months. A tennis racket and a set of balls… do you even play tennis? But you’ll take that dress to the cleaner and resurrect that denim and bring those balls to the court at some point, right? If getting ready in the morning

Post sponsored by Bed, Bath & Beyond If you’re among the 21.4% of people whose new years resolution is to eat healthier and lose weight, then you may want to take a peek at your pantry. Since studies show that the best way to stick to any resolution is to start small, cleaning out your kitchen cabinets is the perfect place to start. We tapped nutritionist Kristie Moore to get some advice on healthy eating habits and then applied them to this pantry makeover with product from our go-to organization gurus Bed, Bath & Beyond. Read on for the

Image via Elle Sweden Let’s be real — anyone who says they enjoy cleaning is either crazy or lying. But you know what’s worse than cleaning? A filthy house. The unfortunate truth is, no matter how lazy you feel, you’re going to have to put in some dirty work to keep your house clean. So we put together this helpful list of hacks to make your daily chores a little less painful. Clean as you go. Try to get in the habit of picking things up and putting them away as

Buying a thoughtful present and then chucking it into some old gift bag is like slaving over a souffle and then slopping it onto a paper plate. It just doesn’t have the same effect. So this season we teamed up with photographer Gray Malin to show you how to create picture-perfect gifts. This is our guide to presents with presence. STEP ONE: Pick your paper Start with a good base. Thinner paper rips and crumples more easily, making wrapping difficult. Get a selection of wrapping paper in complimentary colors and patterns along with a

Airbnb and other vacation rental services have completely changed the way we travel, allowing us to live like a local in locales around the world. But what’s often missing in these experiences is a hotel-worthy design. Airbnb owner Lauren Otero knew that her LA bungalow‘s look was far too basic for its funky Silverlake neighborhood. Due to the popularity of the area, she had solid bookings, but was making significantly less than the average nearby hotel’s per-night rates.  Could design be the culprit? She teamed up with designer James Tabb to find out, transforming the one-bedroom

Image courtesy of Sabbe Interior Design Trend Alert: Plaid is back, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Though it got its start all the way back in the 6th century, the historical tartan pattern is no longer limited to Scottish kilts and bagpipes.  Today, with thousands of color combinations and patterns to choose from, it’s a bold and versatile statement for the season. Check out our favorite ways to throw your home an unforgettable plaid party…just don’t forget our invite!  Deck The Walls In Plaid Textiles aren’t the only way to add plaid to your home. Transitional

We’ve all inherited family heirlooms that don’t quite fit with our tastes. But how can you get rid of your great grandfather’s grandfather clock or a 19th-century sofa that traveled across the ocean with your ancestors? Giving up a piece of furniture with family history is basically taboo, but it’s hard to live with something you don’t love, even if it has sentimental value. Enter Revitaliste. The hot new startup helps people transform their old furniture. Whether your hand-me-down needs to be refinished or restored, painted or reupholstered, Revitaliste works with a

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