• Kitchen Decoration

    Living Room, Bedroom, Kitchen, & Bathroom

    When I signed the lease on my new apartment, I took to Pinterest to scope out a few design ideas. While I thought I would go for a more modern vibe for my space, I found that my boards were instead channeling the cottagecore aesthetic made popular by TikTok — the same one that has taken over my closet since Taylor Swift crooned about a cardigan on Folklore. Cottagecore decor, it seemed, was inspiring my home just as much as it had already influenced my wardrobe. If you’re new to the term “cottagecore,” think of it this way: Imagine  

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  • Home Design

    Home design ideas: A Needham kitchen optimized for happy feelings

    When it came time to choose the colors and finishes for the kitchen addition to their Needham home, the owners’ top goal was that it felt happy. “They wanted color, pattern, and pop,” says Thiara Borges, founder of Studio Borges. The designer chose a darker stain for the floor to anchor Stephen R. Nelson’s airy architecture. A chunky trestle table in the same tone as the floor holds its own in the eating area while balancing the busier cooking side of the kitchen. “Color and pattern helped rein in this bright, open space,” Borges says, “making it feel cozy and  

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  • Garden Design

    Houseplant culture that contradicts gardening | Tony Tomeo | Home & Garden

    Houseplant culture is a unique type of horticulture. It involves almost no gardening. Most houseplants live exclusively indoors. Many inhabit homes and offices that lack gardens. Only a few fortunate sorts get to occasionally enjoy mild weather in home gardens. Such indulgences are generally brief and sheltered. Most houseplants are innately vulnerable. Of course, no houseplant is native to domestic situations. Every houseplant lives outside somewhere. Most are from lush tropical rain forests, where they must compete with other foliage for sunlight. Many are understory plants that naturally live within the partial shade of bigger tropical vegetation. That is why  

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  • Real Estate

    Realtors say persistence is key in fierce Triangle real estate market :: WRAL.com

    As more and more people move to the Triangle, the real estate market is as competitive as its ever been. Show Transcript AND THE SUN PEEKING THROUGH AFTER STORMS JUST PASSED THROUGH. >>> THE TRIANGLE’S RED HOT REAL ESTATE MARKET IS FORCING BUYERS TO BRING BIG MONEY TO THE TABLE. THEY’RE BRINGING 10s EVER THOUSANDS OF DUE DILIGENCE CASH. >> SOME ARE EVEN BUYING SIGHT UNSEEN. EVEN 1 MILLION OVER ASKING PRICE. WRAL’S MATT TALHELM FOUND OUT WHAT IT TAKES TO GET YOUR DREAM HOME. >> REAL ESTATE EXPERTS ARE CALLING THE TRIANGLE ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING, HOTTEST HOUSING MARKETS  

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  • Home Improvement

    How to finance a home renovation

    The good news is that there are plenty of ways to finance a home renovation without upending your monthly budget. skynesher/Getty Images It comes out of nowhere: All of a sudden, you hate the color of your walls. Or your bathroom sink. Or your kitchen countertop.  Home renovations have been a popular method of whiling away the hours stuck at home during the pandemic. Searches for “home remodel ideas,” “home renovation cost,” and “DIY home renovation” peaked between April and October of last year, according to an analysis by Rocket Mortgage. And this year alone, more than  

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    5 Ways Technology is Improving Interior Decorating

    Share Tweet Share Share Email Technology has changed the way we live, work and play. Interior decorating is no exception to this trend. Today’s technology offers a wealth of resources for professional interior designers and anyone looking to spruce up their living space with new furnishings. From virtual reality room settings that allow you to see how furniture looks in your home before you buy it, to voice assists that offer complimentary paint color suggestions, there are plenty of ways technology can make an impact on the look and feel of your house  

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    How to Decorate Kitchen Counters: 6 Great Tips

    Image: Pixel-Shot / Shutterstock.com The kitchen is the one room in the house that can be a little trickier to decorate than all the others. This is because it’s a room designed for function and where we spend most of our time cooking, cleaning and getting things done. But no rule says your kitchen can’t be both beautiful and functional. Since the counter is the largest piece of real estate in the kitchen, we’ve got six great tips on how to decorate kitchen counters. Cut the Clutter The reason it’s so hard to figure out how to decorate kitchen counters  

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