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  • How to mix patterns in a space

    How to mix patterns in a space

    Creating a successful mix of patterns results in a balanced and beautiful room, but it takes a nimble hand. Too many patterns and the room is overdone; too little and the room is bland. It is more than just mixing and matching colors. The trick is to find just the right combination of scale and design to create the perfect effect.


    10 surprising household uses for yesterday's paper

    Little did you know your love of staying informed could help offset your hatred of housework, mix up craft time with the kids, or even inspire a new decorating scheme! Click through the slideshow for ten inventive ways to reuse your old newspaper.

  • Modern kids' room

    Room of the week: Vibrant loft living room

    The client was a “young, spunky” professional in medical school, explained designer Megan Dunkmann of the Cure Design Group. Dunkmann was tasked with designing a loft that would be bright and fun but still practical for everyday living.

  • Gorgeous outdoor lighting options

    17 gorgeous outdoor lighting options

    Beautiful lighting should never be limited to the interior of your living space.

  • Contemporary living room by Pamplemousse Design

    Bold & beautiful purple rooms

    A stylish selection of rooms from our archives with one thing in common: plenty of purple. Curated by Architectural Digest

  • Gingham plastic tablecloth as party décor

    18 DIY summer party decorations

    Why spend a lot of money getting your home décor ready for late summer? Here are 18 quick and easy DIY ideas that will look pretty at any party and celebrate the season.

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    The 10 best 'Real Housewives' homes ever

    A definitive ranking of the prolific series' best houses. Did your favorites make the list?

  • Dee and Tommy Hilfiger

    Tommy Hilfiger’s incredible Miami home

    Just outside Miami, Dee and Tommy Hilfiger team up with designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard on a polychrome palace for vibrant art and groovy-chic furnishings.

  • Isaac Mizrahi and Arnold Germer

    Isaac Mizrahi’s stunning NYC apartment

    Isaac Mizrahi’s Greenwich Village home channels the designer’s trademark flair, its airy rooms accented with a lively mix of colorful artwork and urbane antiques.

  • Contemporary master bedroom

    Room of the week: Master bedroom marries sleek and stylish

    A newlywed couple contacted designer Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25 because they wanted some style injected into their brand-new home. Fenimore enhanced the builder-grade features to create one-of-a-kind interiors that combine the styles of both husband and wife.

  • Outdoor movie screen (Photo: Flickr user plural)

    DIY your own backyard movie theater in 3 steps

    The next time you crave a movie night, skip the local cinema and step into your backyard instead.

  • Natural bug repellants

    Stay bug-free this summer with these 9 natural solutions

    Keep bugs away from your next summer soiree with the help of natural bug repellents.

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