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12 Colorful Abstract Art Prints That Will Saturate Your Space

If you’re looking for a way to tie a room together, consider adding an abstract print that features one or two of your accent colors, or if you want to spice up a relatively neutral space, go bold on a graphic, vibrant print instead.

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Visualize Your Wall Painted a Different Color With These Apps

Painting your walls is definitely an undertaking, but not quite as much of an undertaking as figuring out what paint color you want to use.

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Interior Designers Have Had Enough—8 Trends They're Ditching in 2019

Interior designers share which outdated décor trends they're leaving behind in 2018 (and which they'll replace them with in the new year).

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How to Make Your Home Feel Like a Cozy Weekend Getaway

Have you always dreamed of coming home to a Nancy Meyers movie set? We outline exactly how to get that cozy modern farmhouse look at home.

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Small Kitchen Survival Secrets from Tiny NYC Homes

New York is one of the capitals of living well in small homes, so it's no surprise you can get lots of kitchen storage ideas from the tiny apartments of stylish New Yorkers.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan - The Atlantic

A flowing, connected interior—once a fringe experiment of American architectural modernism—has become ubiquitous, and beloved. But it promises a liberation from housework that remains a fantasy.

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Interior Designer Tips - Best Small Space Home Accessories

Our favorite interior designs give us all the best tips for adding extra style and personality to your small space. From catch-all trays to plants and more, even the tiniest accessories can make the biggest difference.

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Be Your Own Designer: 10 Flawless Ways to Lay Out a Living Room

Our living rooms wear a lot of hats so it can be tricky to decide how best to arrange the space. Here are 10 furniture layout ideas to consider.

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13 Outdoor Tech Gadgets To Create Your Backyard Oasis

Turn your backyard into an oasis with the help of technology from lighting to sound, we've pulled together some outdoor tech gadgets you won't want to miss.

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Stylish Wall Planters You Can Buy Or Make Yourself

The walls are not just for paintings or shelves. In fact, if you'd rather do something special for your home, you should try decorating the walls in a less

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The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be alive (and planning room layouts)! Thanks to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps, it's super easy to create floor plans and virtually design our rooms.

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19 Times World Market Decor Looked Next Level

There are few things that bring us joy as much as styling affordable decor in a way that looks high-design and way more expensive than it actually is. And

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The One Thing a Designer Would Never Do in a Small Space

Want to know how to decorate a small space with style? These three qualities will make it functional with a dash of fashion.

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Dwell - 10 Ideas For the Minimalist Bathroom of Your Dreams

Possibly one of the most important rooms in your home—a sleek and simple bathroom can easily be aesthetically pleasing without sacrificing functionality.

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8 Items You Should Never Spend Money on, According to Design Experts

Interior design pros name the piece of décor that isn't worth the investment. Plus, see the smart alternatives to buy instead.

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Fresh Beach House Merging Classic and Contemporary Details

his classic beach house was envisioned by Jackson Design and Remodeling for a well-traveled young couple who fell in love with the incredible views.

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18 Modern Living Rooms | Dwell

These living rooms showcase modern furniture collections while maintaining a welcoming ambience.

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This Kitchen Is Designed To Be Hidden Away At The Push Of A Button | CONTEMPORIST

This creative kitchen was designed by German manufacturer Warendorf. At first glance, it simply appears to be a wall of cabinets, but hidden within is actually a kitchen with stove, shelving, an extractor fan, and integrated lighting. To access the kitchen, you simply press a button that raises the central portion to reveal everything.

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10 Ways to Design with Ikea Furniture | Dwell

The Swedish retailer celebrates 30 years in the U.S. today. We've gathered 10 examples of Ikea beds, cabinets, and tables in modern interiors.

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31 Things You're Not Allowed to Have in Your Apartment After You Turn 30 | Supercompressor

You can get away with living the grimy college life for a few years after graduation, but once the big 3-0 rolls around, it's time to get serious about ditching that duct tape-patched Papasan and beer bong. If you're confused about what exactly needs to b

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10 Must-See Small Cool Homes: Week 4 | Apartment Therapy

Well, we just posted our last entry for Small Cool 2015, which means now is the time to peruse the whole field of entries in each of our five divisions and give all of your favorites a vote to help send them on to our Judges round. There's tons of inspira

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22 Creative Workspace Ideas for Couples | Brit + Co

With a little planning and a bit of compromise, you can pull off an enviable home office for two.

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We've certainly been 'Mad' for modern: 'Mad Men's' trend-setting design legacy - LA Times

In its nearly eight years on the air, AMC's period drama "Mad Men" became must-see TV for design professionals and decor fans and, arguably, a boon to the home furnishings industry. The interiors — conceived by production designer Dan

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Mad Men Style: The Best of the 1960s from House Beautiful

While Betty Draper was busy in her Ossining, NY, home, House Beautiful was featuring cutting-edge home designs to make any 1960s woman swoon.

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This Modern Mailbox Was Made for Midcentury Lovers | Dwell

You might not expect a mailbox to have a story behind it, but most mailboxes are not the Midcentury Modern Mailbox from modbox USA. The Kickstarter-funded box was inspired from founder Greg Kelly’s frustration that there weren’t any mailboxes that com

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What Are The Biggest Decorating Mistakes? These!

What do designers see in people's houses that always drive them nuts? Here are the top seven decorating don'ts

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10 Absolutely Gorgeous Midcentury Living Rooms

Get ready to fall madly in love with the architectural gems featured in the new book, Midcentury Houses Today.

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To stain or not to stain - should all wood tones match in Max's apartment? - Retro Renovation

Reader Max is about to move into a new apartment in Chicago and has been frequenting estate sales to collect vintage furniture for his new place. He has found several pieces he loves — a dining set, end tables, record player, easy chair and vintage pe

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Ikea Argang Collection reissues limited edition designs from the '50s, '60s, and '70s.

Midcentury modern and Scandinavian furniture designs seem as ubiquitous, relevant, and on trend as they did in the middle of the 20th century, and even more so as our gadgets get more futuristic and our interiors have gone decidedly retro (helped along n

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Tour 11 Stunning San Francisco Homes - Architizer

Unsurprisingly, many new homes in San Francisco address issues of providing adequate living space in a dense urban environment — while capitalizing on the Ba...

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Tiny Bedrooms - Small Bedroom Decorating Ideas - Marie Claire

Welcome to Marie Claire magazine, the publication that women turn to for information on fashion, style, hairstyles, beauty, womens issues, careers, health, and relationships.

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Western-Inspired Rooms | A blog by Sunset

A western home celebrates all that we hold dear in the West: a view of the beautiful landscape, using natural materials and honoring the spirit of colors and textures we see around us. Of course, not all Western-styled homes look alike, but many share sim

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Editors' Picks: 10 Favorite Sources for Bargain Vintage Furniture: Remodelista

Here at Remodelista, we know what we like, but what we can afford often takes some chasing down. We each have online sources that we swear by for antique, vintage, and secondhand finds at great prices. Have you heard of Previously Owned by a Gay Man? How

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Great Design: The Bookshelf Reading Chair

Surround yourself with literature while you indulge in your favorite novel while sitting in the bookshelf reading chair. The bold design blends form and...

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A Scandinavian-Inspired Kitchen with Hints of Japan: Remodelista

A Toronto kitchen inspired by a Norwegian summer home, Japanese kitchen tools included. Join us for a tour.

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10 Things Nobody Tells You About Decorating A Tiny Apartment

Decorating a tiny apartment is all about finding the right balance between functionality and style. Use these tips to help you get started.

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20 Cool And Creative Bed Covers

We spend, on average, about a third of our lives asleep (and hopefully most of that time is spent in a bed), so the bed you sleep in (and the covers you sleep under) are worth some attention. If you're looking for home decoration ideas and want to have th

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Artful Midcentury Remodels

Renovating a historic home can be daunting, but these seven remodels balance past, present, and future.

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A Simple Way to Get Those Nasty Cable Boxes, Routers and Wires Out of the Way

Everyone needs a cable modem and router these days, but they aren't exactly the most beautiful things to look at. Fortunately, Sweet  Sanity has a solution that helps you hide the boxes and wires inside some simple, white storage boxes.The solution i

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10 Easy Ways to Add a Mid-Century Modern Style to Your Home

Ever wondered how you can get a mid-century modern style in your home without moving? Here are 10 amazing ideas to add to your homes décor to achieve the ultimate mid-century, contemporary 1950's style.

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10 Hot Trends in Retro Furniture that You'll Love in your Home

Create vintage charm in your home with retro furniture appeal There is no doubt that retro trends in furniture are back in a big way! Have you ever heard i

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A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, we are

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    Tearing Off Your Wallpaper Has Never Been So Fun

    This wallpaper is a total ripoff -in the best way possible! That's because it was intentionally designed to be pulled off your walls in any pattern to create a unique and fun pattern. You can even really experiement with the design by putting your own pat

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    Mad Style: Our Favorite Designs of the Late 60s and Early 70s | Design*Sponge

    If you’re anything like me, you sat in front of the television this past Sunday night and watched rapturously as Mad Men—the AMC show that originally captured our imaginations in 2007—began its seventh and final season.

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    Small Apartment with Secret Storage Ingeniously Designed on a Budget

    Find the idea of living in a small apartment unappealing? Just have a look at this ingenious 26 sqm crib envisioned by Mili Mlodzi Ludzie in Lazarz, Poland.

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    Beachfront A-Frame House With Wide Open Interior

    Once a traditional cabin worn down by time, this A-frame house has been beautifully transformed into a residence that feels completely new without forgetting its roots. A design by...

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      Small Space Lessons: Floorplan & Solutions from Geoff's Southern Exposure Studio | Apartment Therapy

      Living in 390 square feet will teach you how to pare down. Minimal, necessary, and comfortable are the watchwords of Geoff's Vancouver studio, and sunlight, which fills every square inch, is the only thing that feels packed into this space.

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        The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

        Today, the American Institute of Architects released its list of best residential design. Check out the winners here.

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          Eclectic Apartment Inspiring Playfulness and Fun in Los Angeles

          Maxime Jacquet designed this eclectic apartment located at the nineteenth floor. Infused with unexpected design details, it inspires playfulness and fun.

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            10 Hot Trends for Adding Art Deco into your Interiors!

            Bring the richness of culture and bold design into your Art Deco home If you love the reemergence of Art Deco interiors into your home, you are not alone!

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                A Door So Ingenious It Will Blow Your Concept of a Door Off Its Hinges

                Making the design blog rounds the past few days is an ingenious folding door from Austrian artist Klemens Torggler. It’s the kind of poetic reinvention of a familiar object that makes you wonder why nobody thought of such a radical innovation before

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                  How To Paint The Basement Walls

                  The basement is a great feature to possess in any home which you might live in. For many people it can be a large storage space for excess boxes and things which they don't want to have to find a place for round the home. For others basement is a gre

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                    A Visual Symmetry Between Designer Brands & Landscapes

                    Now you wouldn't think that fashion houses & designer brands Missoni, Boss, Kenzo, APC, Herno, Woolrich and Swatch would necessarily have much in common with the likes of Morocco, Sicily, Sardi...

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                      31 Home Decor Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

                      You're allowed to take shortcuts in life, especially if they make your house pretty.

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                      Interior Residential Designers In Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona

                      Check out the rich interior designs for residential and commercial properties, in the Scottsdale, Arizona or surrounding areas by Ernesto Garcia.