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  • Room 1/"Outrageous rooms"/Photo: TASCHEN

    No joke: Outrageous rooms that are high on design

    A style of your own is no laughing matter -- after all, it’s what makes a house your home. That’s why we’re taking a look at seven rooms that are full of personality, color and ingenuity. It’s no joke that these interiors are high on design, a little outrageous and wonderfully unique.

  • Garden courtyard

    22 new ways to landscape your yard

    Update your front yard or backyard design with shrubbery, gardens, walkways, and more.

  • 15 remarkably easy ways to create a dust-free home

    15 remarkably easy ways to create a dust-free home

    No matter how clean your home may be, it's probably still a little dusty. Dust is a pervasive problem that everyone has to deal with every day. It's more than an annoyance, however. For individuals who suffer from asthma, allergies, or other breathing problems, dust can compromise their health and their quality of life. Dust is composed of many elements, including tiny particles of dirt, pollen, mold spores, dead skin cells, hair, and fabric fibers, as well as airborne pollutants such as wood ash, chemicals, and vehicle exhaust. Minimizing the amount of dust in your home can make a huge difference in air quality and help prolong the life of furniture, appliances, and household electronics. Keeping your home as dust-free as possible requires vigilance and consistency, including establishing a regular weekly cleaning routine. Here are some simple suggestions on how to cut down on the amount of dust in your home.

  • Cameron Diaz bedroom

    9 celebrity bedrooms that are truly star-worthy sanctuaries

    Celebrity homes are known for extravagant designs, lavish amenities, stunning views—and location, location, location. When night falls and the stars come out, these terrestrial stars lay their heads in some of the most luxurious and stylized bedrooms in the world. Take a look at just a few of them. By Marisa Villarreal

  • Pop-Up House by Multipod Studio. AFP Photo, ©Courtesy of Multipod Studio // Pop-Up House by Multipod Studio. AFP Photo, ©Courtesy of Multipod Studio (Pop-Up House by Multipod Studio. AFP Photo, ©Courtesy of Multipod Studio)

    French architects design modern 'Pop-Up House' which can be completely recycled

    Low-cost structure doesn't require tools to build.

  • Project ‘HuisRaad’ Furniture, object ‘VouwPlaats”. APF Photo, ©Tommy de Lange commissioned by Textiel Museum, design by Studio Makkink & Bey  // Project ‘HuisRaad’ Furniture, object ‘VouwPlaats”. APF Photo, ©Tommy de Lange commissioned by Textiel Museum, design by Studio Makkink & Bey  (Project ‘HuisRaad’ Furniture, object ‘VouwPlaats”. APF Photo, ©Tommy de Lange commissioned by Textiel Museum, design by Studio Makkink & Bey )

    Portable furniture for nomads

    As our lifestyles become increasingly nomadic, furniture design has had to adapt itself.

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    Top 10 outdoor design trends for 2014

    The American Society of Landscape Architects recently released the results of its 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey. Landscape architects who specialize in residential design across the country were asked to rate the expected popularity of a variety of residential outdoor design elements for the upcoming year. No shocker: The findings showed that people are looking for low-maintenance design suited for entertaining and relaxing. Here’s a look at some of the specific outdoor living features and design elements that respondents rated as the most in-demand for 2014. By Lauren Matthews

  • 1. Mow a painterly path.

    3 quick lawn makeovers

    Far too often, grass gets the short end of the stick. We trample on it, force-feed it fertilizer, and cut the poor stuff within an inch of its life — all while doting on our roses and tomatoes. But focus your attention on sod for a second, and its design potential will sink in.

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