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How to Live Big in a Dorm Room

Laura McHolm | Posted 09.08.2016 | College
Laura McHolm

Have you heard of the tiny house craze? It is the latest trend, people are living in small spaces, but "living big!" Living big means they are living...

How To Makeover Your Entire Bathroom For $100

Trulia | Posted 03.03.2016 | HuffPost Home

Although you may not want to admit it, you probably spend a good amount of time in your bathroom. And when you're on a budget and looking for an apar...

14 Paint Colors That Will Make A Room Look Bigger

Trulia | Posted 03.03.2016 | HuffPost Home

There are some hard and fast rules when it comes to interior design. Dining room chandeliers should hang 60 to 66 inches off the floor. Never match th...

8 Design Don'ts Every 20-Something Should Avoid

Refinery29 | Posted 03.26.2016 | HuffPost Home

When it comes to decorating our places, we can probably all agree that "winging it" is our general strategy. Sure, we like to keep certain things in m...

6 Design Mistakes You're Probably Making (and How To Fix Them)

Decor Aid | Posted 02.16.2017 | HuffPost Home
Decor Aid

You might love all the individual elements in a room, like a vintage armchair or a beautiful framed print, but together...they don't look quite right....

Here's How To Figure Out Your Decorating Style

Houzz | Posted 02.12.2017 | HuffPost Home

Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor Knowing what you love (and what you don't) is the first step in creating a home you love spending time in. Instead...

15 Things You Shouldn't Have In Your Home Anymore

PureWow | Posted 02.08.2017 | HuffPost Home

You've long since done away with wearing leggings to work and drinking Bud Lite at cocktail why, pray tell, are you still living like a col...

Design 101: 18 Pieces Of Advice From Top Interior Designers

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 01.04.2017 | HuffPost Home
Deborah Stachelski

It's great to be able to turn to the experts for decorating advice. But at the end of the day, even for them, your design aesthetic is all about you.

6 Ways To Make The Most of Your Tiny Balcony Before It's Too Late

MakeSpace | Posted 09.14.2016 | HuffPost Home

The bad news: You only have a few weeks left of cozy 70-degree and 80-degree temperatures left. The good news: You still have a few weeks left to enj...

How To Decorate Without Losing Your Security Deposit

Glamour | Posted 09.03.2016 | HuffPost Home

Just because it's not your house doesn't mean you don't want to make it a home. But apartment rentals have their own set of rules when it comes to what you can and cannot, and should or should not do.

A Jaw-Dropping Apartment Makeover -- on a Budget!

Decor Aid | Posted 06.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Decor Aid

The owners of this Turtle Bay co-op had an interior design request that might sound impossible - -- to transform this formerly under-lit, cramped, unusually-shaped Manhattan apartment into a spacious, airy urban retreat -- on a budget, no less!

A Modern "Dream House" In Connecticut

Decor Aid | Posted 11.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Decor Aid

The dream of escaping the tight confines of Manhattan for the more spacious offerings of nearby Upstate New York and Connecticut is one that has long entranced New Yorkers.

Setting The Stage At A Hoboken Townhouse

Decor Aid | Posted 05.26.2016 | HuffPost Home
Decor Aid

What was once an over-cluttered and poorly-lit space became an open, airy, and elegant home with a modern design.

Just How Lumbersexual Is Your Home?

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.22.2015 | HuffPost Home

How lumbersexual is your home?

How To Make Open Shelving Work For You

Domino | Posted 04.27.2015 | HuffPost Home

Open shelves aren't just for the dishes. Keep your culinary necessities at hand and display items with creative packaging.

5 Unique Holiday Decorating Ideas

Domino | Posted 02.09.2015 | HuffPost Home

It's not really Christmas until your home is full of shiny things and smells like pine. Here are a few loosened up takes on traditional decorations to usher in that yuletide feeling.

Personalize a Space With Bookcases

Domino | Posted 01.26.2015 | HuffPost Home

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they style their shelves.

Inexpensive Tips For Rejuvenating A Room, From Mark Cutler (VIDEO)

Posted 11.10.2014 | Home

Re-doing an entire room of your house can be expensive. Luckily, Mark Cutler, chief designer at has a few suggestions for redecorating a...

A Celebrity's Outlandish Interior Design Request, From Mark Cutler (VIDEO)

Posted 11.10.2014 | Home

Mark Cutler, chief designer at has had lots of custom requests when it comes to designing homes for his clients, but there was one in pa...

Designing Steve Carell's House, From Mark Cutler (VIDEO)

Posted 11.10.2014 | Home

When it comes to designing homes for his celebrity clients, Mark Cutler, chief designer at faces the challenge of getting to know his cl...

Mark Cutler Joins Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 11.10.2014 | Home

I was delighted to have Mark Cutler, chief designer at join me for a Mondays with Marlo about all things decor! When it comes to interio...

The Top Three Things Every Room Needs, From Mark Cutler (VIDEO)

Posted 11.10.2014 | Home

Mark Cutler, chief designer at offered the top three things that every well-dressed room needs. First, Mark says that a room needs to be...

A Great Cheap Decorating Trick, From Mark Cutler (VIDEO)

Posted 11.10.2014 | Home

When it comes to cheap furniture finds, one of chief designer at Mark Cutler's favorite sources is IKEA. While IKEA is always on point w...

An Interior Design Trend That's On Its Way Out, From Mark Cutler (VIDEO)

Posted 11.10.2014 | Home

Mark Cutler, chief designer at says that having "green" decor items is a trend that's on it's way out. For a while, many people were acc...

A Surprising Way To Organize Books, From Mark Cutler (VIDEO)

Posted 11.10.2014 | Home

If you're overrun with books, Mark Cutler, chief designer at suggests using them to create a table! Stack them under your coffee table, ...