My name is Chanel and I collect a lot of stuff.
Weather stripping and door snakes? Check and check. If your house is drafty and cold in the winter, you've likely already been looking at ways to batten down the hatches.
Ever meet someone with extra pep in his (or her) step, no coffee required? If the concept of being a "morning person" is pretty difficult to wrap your head around, we've got some good news.
Strength in numbers is an old adage. Often, we hear of lifelong, yet mostly isolated dedication to a craft, cause, or mission. Take the recent example of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi.
You don't have to live in filth just because you're sick of chemical cleaners! Instead, try some natural solutions to your gritty and grungy problems, to get the same level of cleanliness without raising the level of poison in your home.
While kitchen cabinet and storage design may not be as exciting as choosing seating or lighting, this is one of the most important areas to consider when designing a kitchen. From construction to hardware to layout, 11 design experts give their advice on what to do, and avoid, when designing a kitchen's cabinets and storage.
Like an impeccably tailed suit or perfectly curated home, it takes a certain discerning eye and je-ne-sais-quoi to polish things off with ease. Good design draws as much upon intuition as tradition, and rooms should feel as though they were furnished over time.
Well-placed artwork has the power to transform a space but selecting the correct piece can be a complicated and intimidating project. To help de-mystify this process, we've turned to art consultant Daniel Kinkade to give us some pointers on choosing the right piece of art for a home. He's also selected some stellar works from his gallery that would make a statement in any home.
Now that you've removed all soot and debris, you can use warm-water, bleach and Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) solution to deep-clean your fireplace walls and floor.
Let's say you're invited to a birthday party. You accept the invitation, but on the day of the party, a family obligation takes precedence. For whatever reason, you fail to call the host to send your regrets.
Instead of huffing and puffing and getting covered in grime while those tough-to-clean spaces stay dirty, follow these easy cleaning tricks to get your home sparkling and keep yourself smiling!
This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage home finds caught my discerning eye because of their uniqueness, contemporary feel or highly collectible nature.
There's something fascinating about a plant so ancient it preceded the dinosaurs. It's no wonder that Victorian ladies went mad for the frilly fronds or that, a century later, they were co-opted by the macramé set.
Homosexuality. Abortion. These two unrelated "buzzwords," "hot topics," "controversial issues" evoke strong reactions and emotions whenever and wherever mentioned. It is my belief the day is coming when they will be connected in ways we never thought possible. I have been on both sides of each of these issues.
The great thing about a plain bathroom is that it takes so little to dress up. Get ready to see three fresh spins on one plain, white bathroom.
Here's to making 2015 a happy and healthy year full of good times and good friends. And no need to stress over this resolution, it's going to be easy, and we will help you every step of the way.
As the New Year's hype starts to cool down, you might have begun to notice that February 11th isn't too far off, and, as a Parks and Rec junkie, you know what that means -- Galentine's Day, the day to enjoy your womanhood with your besties!
Make this the year you increase your happiness at home with resolutions that will get you motivated to finish lagging projects, learn new skills and add more pizzazz to your space.