Hey, I’m back. It’s Herman from HabitatforHumanity.com, everyone’s favorite real estate blog out there. All right. We have another tweet today from a viewer. Carla asks me, Herman do you have any decorating ideas for a Rock and Roll themed family room. I sure do. Remember Rock and Roll is all about celebrities. So for example, if you’re a big Elvis fan, now it the time to bring out that half eaten pork chop that
This column is part of a series on design for the The New York Times. Readers are invited to send questions to [email protected].
Q: We moved into a new place in March, and our plans to furnish an extra room were waylaid by the pandemic. Is it a good idea to get a pullout sofa bed for guests, given that we don’t know when we’ll be able to host anyone? Day to day, we
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NEW YORK — Mac and cheese, 18th-century style. A seven-course meal using only ingredients from a convenience store. A meal that is literally on fire.
Four episodes into her new YouTube show, “Stump Sohla,” part of the expanding “Babish Culinary Universe” channel, Sohla El-Waylly has yet to be stumped by a food challenge.
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IKEA is selling ready-made decorating kits to give your home a stylish makeover in an instant.
Each style kit contains a bundle of at least three products to transform a particular room or area of your abode. Anyone wanting a purse-friendly home decor update will love the affordable ‘decorate kits’, which range from hallway transformations to stylised gallery walls.
There are also kits for those keen to achieve tidy homes and, if you want to
Open-concept living spaces—like in this condo in the Blum building—offer different decorating challenges than formal living rooms did long ago. (Photo courtesy of Everhart Studio)
The living room has historically been an over-decorated room used mainly to receive and impress visitors. This room was a status symbol for outside guests, which is why the decor was typically dressed up or done to the nines.
But the American living room has changed a lot in the
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The great room is easily the hardest working room in the house, as its entire purpose to serve multiple key functions all in one shared space. The goal is to make everyday living just a little easier, and to make a communal space a little more enticing. As a result, they can present some extra design challenges. With more moving parts and pieces to the puzzle, great rooms are that much harder to
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As the seasons change outside, the design of your home should subtly reflect that inside. Transitioning your space for the fall season can be quite challenging. While it can be tempting and fun to consider kitschy autumn decor, more thoughtful decorating choices will take your space to the next level. From unique accessories to sophisticated wallpaper, fall decorating is all about adding warmth and expressing your style. Our favorite designers
So, you recently moved into a new place, and you finally have your furniture arranged exactly how you want it. You placed your decorative accents and hung the few pieces of art you own. But every time you sit down to relax on the sofa, those big, blank walls taunt you with their unforgivable boringness. “I need decor! I need decor!” they cry. So, you flip on the TV and drown them out with an
The 2010s are coming to an end, so stash the succulents and farmhouse decor—it’s time to usher in a new decade of design. To find out just what that’ll look like, we asked our House Beautiful Next Wave designers to tell us what trends they’re ready to embrace in 2020, from bold hues and hand-crafted accents to throwback details and classical motifs.
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Dreaming of a kitchen renovation? Before you knock down any walls, start small and give the heart of your home a well-deserved upgrade using these stylish spaces for inspiration. Simple swaps like new stools, lighting, or even cabinets knobs can update your kitchen in a flash, and don’t miss our favorite paint ideas as well.
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Most families spend more time in the family room than any other room in the house. It’s also the room that your guests will likely see first and the most. That’s why it’s important to be intentional about designing a family room that is beautiful but also stays true to your personal tastes.
Whether you prefer a family room that’s modern, classic, rustic or global, you’re sure to find fresh ideas in the 50 photos … Read More
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Now that it’s officially May, summer is just around the corner. And while we may not be able to jet off to some faraway waterfront locale, we can still get in on the easy summertime living with the right decorating decisions. Ready to dress your home up for a summery staycation? Ahead, discover 30 easy summer decorating ideas that’ll lighten the look of your home for warm-weather months and vacation vibes.
35: A Cluttered Kitchen
Solution: Minimize the Mess
34: Going to the Dark Side
Solution: Light It Up
33: Kids’ Toys, Untamed
Solution: Conquer the Clutter
32: Choosing Style Over Sittability
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31: Stuffing Your Garage to the Gills
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30: Designing Around the TV
Solution: Incorporate the TV Into Your Design
We’re going to level with you, being a design enthusiast is hard stuff. Not only do you need keep up with the latest trends and have an encyclopedic knowledge of all the colors of the year, but you should also know the differences between all the biggest design styles.
Sounds easy, right? Well, not quite. Truth is, knowing every single nuance between two different styles is easier said than done. After all, who really knows
Considering that you spend a significant amount of time in your family room, it has to be comfy and stylish. From a plush sofa to well-curated shelves, find out how to make your space one of the most inviting places in your home with these family room ideas. Below, you’ll find design inspiration whether your room is big or small, modern or traditional. Oh, and if you’re wondering what you can do with
Some people have a natural eye for design, but if you’re more in the camp of those who can’t do anything without consulting Pinterest board upon Pinterest board before making any major changes, we feel you. And even those of us who leave and breathe interior design, some inspiration and guidance never hurts. We’d love to have an interior designer on speed dial before deciding exactly where and how hang to hang that
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Of all the things that we learn while going through so many years of school, what decorating style we’d like to see in our living room or what era of furniture would best complement the layout of our bedrooms usually isn’t one of them. Whether you’ve been to school for design or not, decorating is always a personal process. That doesn’t change whether you’re
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