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

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

When our time-to-workout alarm goes off at 6 am, it’s dark and cold outside and so darn cozy inside. We will come up with pretty much any excuse to hit that snooze button. But if you want to keep those exercise-more resolutions, you’re going to need some motivation. That’s why we’ve rounded up the most visually inspiring gyms around the world. These are the places that you’ll actually want to work out in this year. Equinox (multiple locations) We don’t know about you, but we’d be pretty darned happy to

via Architectural Digest, designed by Christina Murphy Whether you’re a strong believer in astrology or you take your horoscope with a grain of salt, it’s hard to deny that the signs of the zodiac usually match our personalities pretty well. And with a new year beginning, many of us are hitting the refresh button and looking to the stars for answers on what’s to come. But no matter what your horoscope reads, nothing will happen unless you put in the work. So why not start in the home? Designing your space

Photo via Decorpad Feeling motivated? Us too. After a brisk jog and a green juice this morning, we meditated, signed up to volunteer more and decided that we were finallllllly going to get around to investing more. Oh and budgeting. And no more impulse shopping. Also, meatless Mondays. Ooh and maybe we’ll clean out the closet. But a few weeks into the new year, our Netflix queue is calling, we’re back to hitting the snooze alarm and who left that pint of Ben & Jerry’s in the fridge?!  Staying motivated

Image via Architectural Digest In the wild world of at-home bartending, bar carts have ruled the roost for years. Sure, they’re mobile, perpetually chic and make great accent pieces. But we’re ready for something a bit more permanent. The 1970’s saw the birth of the built-in wet bar, fueling many of our parent’s or grandparent’s craziest cocktail parties. However, these integrated drink stations typically lacked personality. But today, we’re beginning to see a revival. And it’s much more stylish than its dull, dark wood and brown leather predecessors. Tropical Tastes

Image via Elle Decoration Folding chairs are an awesome invention. Compact and easily transportable, they’re perfect for BBQs, school assemblies and sporting events. But let’s be real, they’re not exactly dining room material. We already know what you’re thinking — “But without folding chairs, how will I seat Aunt Loretta and her five kids and their kids and the kids’ friends at the dinner table?” Well, we’ve got more than a few elegant solutions. From stools to floor cushions, there’s a folding chair alternative for every table this holiday season. Pull Up

Sure we love gathering our loved ones around us during the holiday season. But gift-shopping, party-planning and holiday hosting can make the holidays way more taxing than relaxing. So how to cut down on the stress? Pour yourself a strong serving of eggnog and start prepping now! Whether the whole fam is coming to your place on Christmas Day or they’re staying for all eight nights of Hannukah, these tips and tricks will ensure that your guests the five-star treatment without turning you into a nut(cracker). Have extra blankets and bedding

Image via Sony Pictures As far as we’re concerned, the holidays don’t really count until you’ve watched A Christmas Story at least three times. And with the big day just a few weeks away, there’s only so much time to see all the best seasonal flicks. Since we have a tendency to search for design inspo in every movie, we’ve obviously paid special attention to the interiors in our favorite holiday films. And just as expected, they serve up sleigh-loads of decorating ideas. So cue the Christmas playlist and blast

Imagine being slept on, sweat on, soaked in chemicals and thrown into a hot dryer. Doesn’t sound pretty, huh? Well, such is the life of our bedding. But caring for it properly doesn’t have to be so bad. Whether you’re a culprit of overwashing or underwashing, you’re probably unknowingly damaging your bedding in some way. So we’ve gathered the number one bedding mistakes and how to fix them. After all, we spend more than a third of our lives in bed – better learn how to treat our sheets! LAUNDRY

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