Make Your Guests Feel at Home with These Simple Tricks

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The holiday season means houseguests and since you love them dearly (yes, all of them), you’ll want to make them feel welcome and at home in your house. Here are ten steps to ensure your favorite guests feels welcome.

1. Quality Linens We’ve all been there when we’re a guest at someone’s home when...

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A Nestie Happy Anniversary to Knotties Heidi & Matthew Morgan!

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CONGRATS HEIDI BRUCKER MORGAN & MATTHEW MORGAN! They run their own theatre company called Shotspeare -- it combines a condensed version of classical Shakespeare with a drinking game. And if reading that doesn't already prove that these two are possibly the coolest couple on the planet, they're also performers, comedic hosts, actors, entertainers... read more

Etiquette Expert Lynda Rodríguez Shares Her Tips for the Perfect Holiday Table

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While attending a Christofle Star Table Series event in New York, we met international etiquette expert and table designer, Lynda Rodríguez, who created a luxe holiday scape. We snagged some easy-to-apply tips from the expert, which you can use even if you don't have a drawer full Christofle silver (it is pretty... read more

Selena Gomez, Iggy Azalea and Nick Young All Have This Luxe Mansion in Common

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Besides garnering attention last night at the American Music Awards via tears and umm... backsides, Iggy Azalea and Selena Gomez have something else in common: real estate. It looks like the "Fancy" singer lives up to her can't-get-it-out-of-your-head song, since she and her boyfriend, Los Angeles Lakers player Nick Young, recently purchased Selena's former home... read more

Give Thanks with These Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Still stumped on what to bring to your in-laws for turkey day? Look no further. Make the most of this in-season veggie by taste-testing one of these healthy squash recipes at your Thanksgiving table: Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado The perfect super-savory fall soup (with a kick!). read more

Inside the Pup-Friendly Downtown Manhattan Loft of BarkBox

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When dog-centric company, BarkBox moved into a 5,000 square foot loft in Downtown Manhattan, they called in Homepolish designer, Casey DeBois to transform the raw space into man and dog's best friend. Check it out: DeBois used green rugs to create cozy sitting areas that mimicked, dare we say, the... read more

Wake Up With the Perfect Cup of Espresso

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Now that it's officially your least-favorite day of the week, we figured there's really no better way to start your Monday than with a much-needed caffeine kick. Since going back to bed isn't an option, we got the lowdown on just how to perfect a cup of espresso from Salvatore  Foto, the training manager at... read more

4 Steps to Weatherstrip a Door the Right Way

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Winter can mean door drafts, which also mean a chilly you and a major impact on your energy bills. This is where weatherstripping comes to the rescue—did you know it can save you up to twenty-percent on heating and cooling costs? You can install it yourself, so we got the tips from Michael Franco...

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Instant Expert: Tea? Totally!

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Proof that sipping tea isn't just for Brits and grandmas anymore: How do you buy quality tea? Newsflash: Not all tea comes in bags. In fact, the best stuff (which costs anywhere from pennies to dollars more for fancier types) is sold in tins or scooped out of clear, glass jars. When you’re buying loose... read more

Homepolish Gives Kelly Oxford's LA Home a Cool Palm Springs Vibe

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Taking inspiration from the beautiful mid-century homes in Palm Springs, Orlando Soria, Creative Director of Homepolish, got to work on Kelly Oxford’s Los Angeles home. Oxford, who loves clean lines and contemporary accents, still retains a certain area for vintage kitsch. After all, a little bit of humor in the...

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