• bathroom design

    37 Timeless Black and White Bathroom Ideas

    Sara Essex Bradley They say opposites attract, but the jury’s still out on whether those who reside on polar ends of the spectrum actually reside together for long. One exception? Black and white. A designer favorite that dates all the way back to America’s first “official” interior decorator, Dorothy Draper, black and white is both classic and avant-garde. Designers adore using the combo anywhere, but especially the bathroom, where hard surfaces reign supreme and opportunities for textiles are limited. Whether used in exclusivity or as a statement color sidekick, a black and white palette makes a dramatic impact in the  

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  • Living Room Decoration

    Living Room Ideas: 5 Tips for Staging Your Living Room

    It’s no secret we’re in a seller’s market. And with homes flying off the market and many selling above list price, you might be tempted to put your house up for sale without upgrading your home’s décor. After all, why bother when so many buyers are already clamoring for a low supply of homes? The reasoning is simple: “No matter how hot the market is, selling a home is all about presentation, and staging is your number one marketing tool when you take listing photos,” says Barb Schwarz, a home decorator and stager in Hawaii. Staging is the process of  

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  • Home Improvement

    Big Retailers Cater to Home Improvement Pros

    In a big year for home remodeling, major retailers in the space are one-upping each other to grab more of the professional market, including building new distribution infrastructure catering to pros and keeping store aisles clear for DIY customers looking for a new faucet. Accelerated by obstinate supply chain slowdowns, the trend is taking hold among the biggest names in home improvement. As Bloomberg reported on Tuesday (Dec. 2), “Contractors’ needs are very different than the average customer’s, and while they make up only 5% of The Home Depot’s shoppers, they account for 45% of its $132 billion in annual  

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    First lady Jill Biden unveils her first White House holiday decorations

    East Wing communications director Elizabeth Alexander told CNN the idea for Biden’s theme was to showcase “things that unite and heal, and bring us together.” Biden and the East Wing began planning for the holiday decorations in early summer, narrowing the ideas and beginning to visualize how it would come to fruition. In each of the public rooms of the White House — which remains closed to visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic — there is an individual representation of the theme. The Library Room, with decorations of butterflies, reflects the “gift of learning,” while the Vermeil Room notes the  

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    Why You Should Treat Yourself to These Kitchen Upgrades This Season

    To go with it, Caron Woolsey of CW Interiors in The Woodlands, Texas, suggests a handheld rechargeable frother. “It’s an affordable, stylish kitchen gadget that comes in myriad colors and patterns to provide a small but mighty pop of color and personality in any kitchen,” she says. “My matcha latte–loving client wanted a quick and easy way to make her own during lockdown without investing in a larger appliance that would take up valuable countertop real estate.”   …and your big ones too Rosie Miller, the head of commercial at vacation rental company Onefinestay, suggests investing in eye-catching appliances. “Whether  

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  • Home Design

    Home Coach Interior Design Challenge helps creator, designers to live their dreams | Lifestyle

    ‘Pivot’ is one of the most-used words since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it perfectly describes the actions of Jason McNeish, who has been living his dream over the last couple of months. The former group marketing manager at Jamaica National and deputy general manager of the Jamaica Automobile Association transformed a home project into a major production and has been adding value to the lives of those involved and viewers. His Courts Home Coach Interior Design Challenge calls on designers to use their talent, skills and imagination in a weekly design competition that gives them the opportunity  

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  • Home Design

    5 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors From Your City Home

    Living in the city can be fun, but it also comes with its limitations. Parking, crowds, and traffic are some of the biggest frustrations city homeowners face daily. One of the most significant limitations many city homeowners struggle with is a lack of outdoor space. Even still, there are a few options homeowners and renters can try if they want to enjoy the outdoors when space and options are limited. Install a Deck If you own your home, consider installing a deck on your roof. Rooftop floating decks are much less complicated than your standard elevated deck and will give  

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