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5 Expert Ideas for Saving Water Around the House

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by Mark Cutler, Chief Designer at nousDECOR Here in California, we are experiencing one of the worst droughts in years. As a result, we’re actively looking for ways to cut our water consumption. It’s probably good practice for us all anyway, as it’s a precious resource and being conscious about how we... read more

These Resilient Houseplants Will Survive Your Busy Schedule

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Small plants can have big effects in your home. Houseplants can beautify your indoor space by adding character, tranquility, and a host of other benefits—if you can manage to keep them alive, that is. With August signaling the start of a new school year, nurturing houseplants (or remembering to water them every now and then)... read more

How to Style Your Bedroom into Your Own Personal Sanctuary

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by Mark Cutler, Chief Designer at nousDECOR

How do you go about making your bedroom feel like a sanctuary? This is a question I often get asked as a designer, and it's one with an answer that I think can have many interpretations. Like anything else, it depends on what you think a... read more

3 Ways to Style a Classy, Modern Outdoor Living Room

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Don't you ever wish, in the midst of beautiful summer heat, that you could enjoy all the pleasures of the weather outside accompanied by all the pleasures you get from lazing around indoors? Let this coming season be the first time you set up the ultimate combination of that—an outdoor living room, like the... read more

How to Flip Your Entire Entryway Table Look for Under $100

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To flip an entire entryway table look, it'll require a little creativity and thinking outside your comfort zone, but it most definitely won't demand more than a $100 of you. If that seems a little unbelievable, let us assuage your doubts with a major secret to pulling off this reversal: by focusing in on a few key elements present in your scene.... read more

Want a Brand New Living Room, Styled for You by a Pro? Right This Way…

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So, ultimate question: how has your summer been treating you? In this scorching weather, has your living room been looking a little more stale than usual? Like it's dying for a refresh? Consider this your lucky day. In the ultimate collaboration, The Nest, Brit.co, nousDECOR and Apt2B will be giving one lucky... read more

How to Style Your Wanderlust Treasures Post-Summer Travels

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Wanderlust is as contagious as ever—and with the summer heating up, we have no doubt you'll be catching it, too. Whether you're traveling across the country or discovering a new continent, we know that finding treasures representative of your travels is all a part of the experience. We mean, how could you not collect matches from your favorite... read more

5 Designer-Approved Pieces to Pick Up During Your Summer Travels Abroad

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by Mark Cutler, Chief Designer at nousDECOR  Traveling in the summer is a great tradition, as it gives us all an opportunity to recharge our batteries and a chance to explore new and different cultures. Shopping on vacation can be a great thing too, of course, and finding the right native piece... read more

6 Ways to Work with Summer’s Hottest Plant

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Oh, humble cacti: though they might pose safety hazards, the spiky little guys have been climbing out of deserts and into our hearts for the past few months now. Available in prints and on fashion items galore, we knew it was just a matter of time before they made it into our spaces. It turns out,... read more

5 Expert Tips on Blending Two Styles in a Shared Home

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by Mark Cutler, Chief Designer at nousDECOR  As a designer, I am constantly faced with the problem of melding the two styles of two people who live together. It is rare that a couple will share the exact same design perspective, so over the years I have developed a few tricks that... read more
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