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Image via Article There’s no denying that we love our couches, but how well do we really know them? We know what kinds of sofas we love to curl up on. We know that some are better for conversation than others.  And that long, deep sleeper makes an ideal bed for visiting guests. But with so many shapes and styles out there, how do you pick the perfect one to serve your needs, complement your space and provide a cushion for your inner couch potato? From loveseats to sectionals, this guide to

Photo from Alan & Ann Homes The mantlepiece is the focal point of any room, the perfect place to display art, mementos, mirrors and more. But creating a well styled mantel is almost as tricky as building a roaring fire. So we teamed up with Laurel & Wolf designer Luca Pepitone to answer your burning fireplace styling questions. Read on to get the hippest hearth in town. Rule #1: Play with the mantel’s architectural details The architectural style of your mantle can play into the style of your design, but it shouldn’t fully determine it. Instead use it as a place to

Beds are the hardest working piece of furniture in the house. They’re where we begin and end our days, where we find comfort after a hard one, and where we hole up when we’re sick or tired. Our beds give us a lot of love, so it’s only fair that we return the favor by making them every morning. We turned to the bedding experts at Parachute to show us how it’s done. Watch our video and read on for tips on making your bed a stylish spot to get the perfect

It’s every city dweller’s dream, to have a little piece of the outdoors on their property. Though a lush backyard may be somewhat rare in the city, a small patio or balcony can become a breezy outdoor retreat — even on a budget. We had basic chairs and a table, but we needed some flair. So we asked our designers to channel the spirit of summer by styling an apartment balcony for less than $400. From vibrant and feminine to laidback and cool, see how they turned a tiny outdoor

Photo via Dering Hall. The Olympics are here! We’ve been waiting for two whole years to witness the triumphs, the heartbreaks, the national anthems, and, of course, the Opening Ceremonies. But thankfully anyone can have medal-worthy design all the time. How? By going for gold, silver and bronze in your home. From brushed bronze pendant lights to silver clad credenzas, these spaces are taking us all the way to the finish line. Luxe Living:  Nothing says luxe quite like gold leaf. And what better place to make a casually glam statement than by putting it on the ceiling? If

Photo via Rue Magazine / Design by Alice Lane Home Beaches are so beautiful, so why do beach houses always have to be so…well, lets just say if we never see a Jimmy Buffet poster again it’ll be too soon. With a backyard as spectacular as the ocean, it’s easy to overlook what’s on the inside. But well-chosen decor can enhance your vacay. So we’ve put together our guide to easy-breezy beach house design. Tip #1: Combine bright whites and blues When designing a classic, coastal space, it’s best to let the seaside views do the

Remember piling into the back of the family car, snacks in hand, and heading to an open field for a drive-in movie? Sure, IMAX and 3D films are cool and all, but nothing beats a flick under the stars. To celebrate our two true loves, design and entertaining, we teamed up with experience delivery service Joymode to cross yet another item off of our #summerbucketlist: hosting a backyard movie screening. So break out the popcorn and dust off the old DVD, because we’re sharing our tips on the ultimate al fresco movie experience. Tip #1: Select the ideal backdrop First things first, decide where to

As much as we love breaking out the fine china and throwing a fancy shindig, summer is for laidback chill time. We wanna be able to check the weather report, text some friends, and set up a party in an hour flat. So we tapped our event planner, Olivia Wetterau, for tips for throwing a bash without breaking a sweat. This is your guide to the ultimate impromptu dinner party. Tip #1: Keep the food simple and the oven off You can shop for and prep a pretty sweet spread in under an hour

Contrary to popular belief, bigger isn’t always better. And when it comes to design, we’re only limited by our sense of style, not our square footage. With the tiny house movement sweeping the nation, more and more people are finding themselves opting out of the once-popular mega mansion and choosing a more cozy environment. Whether or not you’ve found yourself in one of these micro living spaces, you probably have an area or two that could use a little extra leg room. Designers, Megan Opel and Laurel  Startzel show us how to get the most out

Having a large open floor plan or living space is both a blessing and a curse. We all want our living spaces to feel complete and effortless, yet it can be challenging to achieve a full look while staying away from clutter or too much furniture. While there is no single way to to fill a large open room, there are a multitude of ways to solve an empty space. Whether you have a large or small budget, these techniques are sure to complete your home. Read on for Abagail

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