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The 42 Best Websites For Furniture And Decor That Make Decorating Easy

(54) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 5:28 PM

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We're always advocates for checking out big purchases in person, because there's nothing worse than ordering a sofa online only to find it's stiff as a board on arrival. However, shopping the interwebs for home decor is an easy alternative to hitting up...

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8 λάθη διακόσμησης που έχουμε κάνει όλοι

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 7:14 AM

Δεν είναι καθόλου εύκολο να διακοσμήσει κανείς ένα σπίτι και μερικές κακές επιλογές είναι μέσα στο πρόγραμμα, ειδικά όταν συνέχεια ψάχνει κανείς έμπνευση και ιδέες σε περιοδικά και στο διαδίκτυο. Ακολουθούν τα 8 πιο συνηθισμένα λάθη στη διακόσμηση που όλοι έχουμε κάνει, αλλά πρέπει να τα διορθώσουμε άμεσα!

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Best Places For Dogs And Their Owners To Live In America (PHOTOS)

(100) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 10:17 AM

You may not think big cities are the best places for dogs because factors like smog, small living spaces and the lack of grass come to mind. But actually, some metropolises have lots to offer our four-legged friends. Don't believe us? Estately took in account things like weather, walkability, the...

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14 Memorial Day Printables To Celebrate In Style (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted May 25, 2014 | 12:52 PM

In honor of our country's courageous men and women, we've rounded up some festive decorations for the traditional all-American barbecue. And the best part? They're all free!

So, flip through the slideshow for a selection of printables to guarantee your party is the best one yet.

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How To Find The Best Pillow For Back, Belly Or Side Sleepers (PHOTOS)

(6) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 9:52 AM

There is nothing worse than tossing and turning all night and having a hard time falling or staying asleep. There are several reasons why you may be having a hard time hitting the hay, but it's possible that your pillow is the biggest culprit. "Your pillow might be the reason...

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Soft Cabinets Made With Rubber Foam Look More Like Cartoons Than Furniture (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted October 5, 2013 | 12:33 PM

When you think of a china cabinet, you're probably imagining the heavy walnut hutch from your grandma's dining room. Well, think again. Dutch designers Studio Dewi Van De Klomp have put a surprising twist on this classic and several other furniture pieces by creating them out of --...

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Domino Magazine Is Back, For Real This Time (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 2:16 PM

Design fiends rejoice: Domino Magazine is back -- for real. Not only will we be able to pour over its pages four times a year, but there's also a website chock full of features and an online shop so we can get the look at home. And according...

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The Pyramid House Would Belong In Ancient Egypt, Or Modern Day Las Vegas (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 12:33 PM

The ancient Egyptians would have been smitten for the geometric-shaped design Mexico-based architect Juan Carlos Ramos created for an architectural competition: the pyramid house.

But his renderings depict an updated version with a sleek glass and concrete exterior. It also has a modern open floor plan...

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'Vanilla Ice Goes Amish' Premiere Sneak Peek Will Have You Setting Your DVRs (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 2:56 PM

Vanilla Ice has done it again. On his new show "Vanilla Ice Goes Amish," premiering Saturday October 12, we follow the rapper-turned-home-builder into an Ohio enclave where he learns hand-craftsmanship from, well, the best.

Watch the video above for a glimpse of the antics this...

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Monochromatic Houses Are A Thing, Apparently (PHOTOS)

(180) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 4:22 PM

We love color... but a monochromatic palette can sometimes put a cool, sophisticated twist on a space. Although, we've never seen one single hue used quite like this before. Redditor jesbaker uploaded a photo of a house painted top to bottom -- we're talking siding, roof,...

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Giant Zipper Installation In The Floor Is Absolutely Mind Boggling (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 1:11 PM

We've seen some weird design choices in homes, but artist Jun Kitagawa's giant zipper installation pretty much takes the cake. The artist has designed several of these huge three-dimensional replicas in various public spaces around Japan, according to the blog Spoon & Tamago.

Of course,...

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Yoo Apartment By Philippe Starck In Hamburg, Germany Has The Most Stunning Indoor Pool (PHOTOS)

(17) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 8:31 AM

For all you Philippe Starck fans, this house tour is for you. The designer has joined forces with architects all over the globe to create Yoo residences -- amazing luxury homes and hotels. This apartment in the Hafencity neighborhood of Hamburg is the first of its...

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Tokyo Micro Apartment Photographs Capture The Beginning Of 'Tiny Home' Movement (PHOTOS)

(329) Comments | Posted September 29, 2013 | 11:15 AM

There's definitely been a surge of interest in living small over the last decade, but the concepts behind the lifestyle have actually been appreciated for much longer. In fact, Kisho Kurokawa was one of the founders of a movement in the '60s called "Metabolism" which was also based...

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22 DIY Halloween Costumes For Kids, Adults And Even Pets That You Can Make This Weekend (PHOTOS)

(17) Comments | Posted September 28, 2013 | 9:20 AM

Our favorite holiday will be here before we know it. And in order to be able to enjoy all of the pumpkin carving, trick or treating, candy eating, and spooking that comes with Halloween, we need to get one very important decision out of the way -- and...

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Most Narrow House In New York Barely Wide Enough For A Bed, Bought For $3.25 Million (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

(45) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 3:47 PM

Space is definitely at a premium in New York City, but some homebuyers have other things on their wish lists ahead of square footage. Like George Gund IV, who recently dropped $3.25 million on a space less than one thousand square feet that is only 9 ½ feet wide. The...

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Stunning Photos Show The Transformation Of A French Village As It Turns Into A Ghost Town (PHOTOS, GIFS)

(120) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 8:36 AM

Just twelve miles north of Paris, you'll find a ghost town called Goussainville-Vieux Pays, which was once a picturesque farming village filled with charming little chateaus.

That is until Charles de Gaulle Airport opened adjacent to the town in the 1970s, and the residents found...

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Fall Design Trend For 2013 Will Have You Wanting To Decorate Your Whole House With Tiles (VIDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 12:46 PM

While the hot trends for walls in recent years included accenting your space with a vivid paint color or applying a graphic wallpaper, a new design trend for 2013 is decorating with tile. And we're not talking just your bathroom and kitchen back splash. This material is finding its way...

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Grand Piano And Violin-Shaped House In China Is The Ultimate Place For Music Lovers (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 3:34 PM

We thought we've seen it all -- homes that look like pineapples, fish and even a picnic basket -- but we just stumbled upon one of the most bizarre, yet elegant dwellings yet -- a house shaped like a giant glittering grand piano and a violin....

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods For Affordable Fixer-Uppers, According To This Old House (PHOTOS)

(89) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 8:11 AM

Do you love the idea of fixing up a Victorian with a wraparound porch or a sprawling midcentury ranch with original features, but you imagine these are way out of your price range? Surprisingly, these historic homes are available in diverse and up-and-coming neighborhoods across the country for a lot...

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