Tips + Tricks to Using Bright Paint Without Going Overboard

When looking to be a little adventurous with your home decor, we suggest using bright paint. It’s easy and an affordable option so here are tips from four experts on how to use bright hues for a little extra punch. In Small Spaces Highlight a small space for intimacy. “Using bold colors in... read more

The Checklist You Need to Find a Contractor

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Who is a General Contractor? Consider your contractor the point person for your home improvement project. A general contractor’s responsibilities can include hiring subcontractors (like some of the pros listed below) and making sure you have all the proper permits. Specialty contractors (true to their name) specialize in particular projects, like fixing...

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Simple Tips to Throwing an Earth Day Fete

Any excuse to throw a get together is a good one in our book, so this year, we're hosting an Earth Day bash! Who cares if you're still attempting to separate the plastics from the glass in your recycling bin; or you’ve got a million composting DIY's on Piterest. Here's how you can harness your (eco)energy and throw an all-green... read more

Your Next Brunch Special: A Spicy Bacon Bloody Mary

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If you ask us, brunch is our favorite meal of the week. Why? Not only are you surrounded by friends but typically, a boozy little drink (or two) is involved. It is the weekend after all and you deserve it! We got spice gurus, Spiceologist, to share a recipe for a... read more

Simple Tricks to Styling Floating Shelves

A few weeks ago, we asked blogger, Caroline Brewer, to share her secret to styling floating shelves. Her blog caught our eye for her simple yet thoughtful style, so who better to demystify the art of perfectly-styled shelves.  Check out her tips and we bet you won’t be able to wait... read more

Recipe: Basil-Peach Chicken Breasts

What You'll Need: 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 1/2 pounds) Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon pure olive oil 1 shallot, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped 12 basil leaves, finely chopped, plus more whole leaves for garnish 1 cup homemade... read more

7 Trips You Must Take Together Before Having a Baby

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Sure, there will be plenty of family vacations even after children come into the picture, but not every bucket-list travel adventure is kid-friendly. That’s why we enlisted the help of newlyweds Gerard and Kieu Bao, who run the travel blog GQ Trippin to find out their vacation recommendations. “The topic of... read more

8 Matte Home Decor Accents

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Matte decor is having a moment right now with everything from soft-finished metals to non-sateen linens and even tech accessories for your bedside table. Take a peek at these eight finds that will add a little matted goodness to your home. SHOP NOW: 1. Uptown marble cheese board, $68,; 2.... read more

Instant Expert: Why Every Kitchen Needs a Mortar and Pestle

They might look archaic (and within reason — people have been using them for 5,000 years), but a mortar and pestle are a super useful and age-old kitchen tool that will elevate the way you cook. Why? These seemingly simple tools are the key to big flavor. Not to mention they have a... read more

DIY This Body Scrub to Get Rid of Winter Skin

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To help rid ourselves of course winter skin, we recently had a delightful body scrub at Haven Spa in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan. One of their spring favorites is their Rose Body Scrub which, honestly, smells like fresh roses, not that nose-tickling artificial scent. How do they get it to smell so good?...

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