Designer Lookbook: Wendy Berry's Beach-Chic Condo

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In the Naples, FL Kalea Bay high-rise, interior designer Wendy Berry of W Design Interiors outfitted a 3,600-square-foot condo in sandy and white hues, creating a sophisticated beach-chic vibe. “We kept it clean, fresh, and not overly decorated,” says Berry. “We wanted it to feel expensive, but we also wanted it to be a home you could comfortably sit down … Read More

4 Homes With Jaw-Dropping Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

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When it comes to creating an indoor/outdoor feeling in your home, a set of floor-to-ceiling windows is the key ingredient to success. Along with being a visual connector to your surroundings, they bring in boatloads of natural light while providing a streamlined backdrop for your interiors. Take a look at our favorite homes of this week that feature expansive floor-to-ceiling … Read More

Can Houseplants Really Clean the Air?

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Houseplants can improve your life in many ways (more on that later), but if you’re expecting that peace lily on your desk to rid your home of toxins, you’re in for a surprise. A 1989 NASA study  attempted to find new ways to clean the air in space stations. Despite some pretty neat findings, it never claimed houseplants are great … Read More

Design Pros' Secrets for Finding and Using Reclaimed Materials

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When you ask Seattle-based house flippers Lora Lindberg and Debbie Cederlind where to find the best home-restoration materials, they quickly reply in unison, “Craigslist.” Lindberg and Cederlind of Urban Squirrel Residential Restoration have been flipping houses and using reclaimed materials cleverly since 2010, when they purchased their first renovation house in Everett, WA. Debbie Cederlind (left) and Lora Lindberg (right), … Read More

With This DIY Sporting Goods Catch-all, Game Day Is No Sweat

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This project will help you organize your garage and become the LeBron James of DIY projects . With all your gear in the same place, you’ll always be prepared when someone yells, “Where’s my basketball?” (Or volleyball, hockey stick, tennis racket, etc.) See how it’s done, then follow the step-by-step instructions to build one of your own. 1. Find a bookcase Choose … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Caitlin Murray's Minty Fresh Kitchen Revamp

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For HGTV’s hit television show “House Hunters,” California designer Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design was tapped to renovate the dated kitchen in a quaint 1940s bungalow, located in the Los Angeles valley. Last renovated in the ’80s, the drab kitchen featured yellow walls, faux-wood laminate flooring, and oak cabinetry. The space was also closed off from the neighboring dining … Read More

These Stylish Floors Will Make You Rethink Your Renovation Plans

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Some trends come and go, and others are mainstays. But when it comes to flooring, classic styles with a refreshed twist become instant hits. Below are some of our favorite versatile flooring looks. Herringbone hardwood Looking to update your space but stay in line with classic elements? Look no further than herringbone hardwood. Photo from Zillow listing . This traditional … Read More

"Where Should I Keep My…?": Solving the Ultimate Small Space Dilemmas

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When you’re renting, square footage is something to be savored, not squandered. It’s hard enough finding a home for your everyday must-haves, let alone bulky, infrequently used, or offseason items like snowshoes,  pool toys, and holiday decorations. Whatever your hobby or collection, there’s an organizational hack to help you store it. Here are some clever storage tricks for six of the … Read More