house & home

6 Pretty Ways to Style Your Mantel When It’s Not the Holidays

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The mantel is not always the easiest thing to deal with. It's right in the middle of the room, and, aside from holidays, there's just no clear indication of how you should decorate it. Restyling the mantel is a simple and genius way to freshen up a living space if you've got an idea for how to... read more

5 Wall Hangings To Jazz Up Your Space

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Wall hangings are back with better designs and colors--no more '70s era muted browns and pea greens, people! They make perfect pieces for decorating that blank wall of yours. There are so many artists out there that have mastered the weaving technique it's almost daunting to find the perfect one. We figured we'd help you... read more

5 Classy Gifts to Bring to a Housewarming (That AREN’T Wine)

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Let's face it: when it comes to housewarming gifts, wine is so passé (besides, someone else is sure to bring it!). While we love that signature bottle as much as the next person, we at nousDECOR thought it'd be fun to start thinking afresh about what to get your lovely new neighbors for... read more

No Sew DIY Red, White, and Blue Fabric Placemats

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Kick off the start of summer with a fun backyard BBQ or family get together! Whether you're hosting an intimate impromptu dinner for friends or a big bash for all the neighbors, dress up your table with some red, white and blues to pay homage to the Memorial holiday. Skip the over the top... read more

A Porch-Perfect and Patriotic Tablescape + Floral DIY

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Parades filled with marching veterans and blaring sirens, the smell of barbecues throughout town, and flags rippling in the wind on porches... Memorial Day marks the season of outdoor entertaining and for these warm-weather holiday tablescapes, I err on the side of simple and subtle with a laid-back appeal. It's a time of remembrance and celebration, so here's how you... read more

10 Memorial Day Party Accents You Need

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Whether you’re planning a casual back yard barbeque or a stylish apartment soiree, kick off the summer season with an unforgettable Memorial Day bash. MORE MUST-CLICKS: 10 Nautical Accents to Refresh Your Home 9 Stylish Coffee Table Books You Need at Home 9 Chic and Eco-Friendly Hostess Gifts read more

A Modern Powder Room Transformation You Won’t Believe

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We teamed up with Formica® Brand to makeover one family's bathroom with their new chic Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler collection. Knocking out old cabinets, adding coats of fresh paint, and shiny modern finishes transformed this petit powder room into a space the homeowners are utterly obsessed with. Take a peek at the before and after: ... read more

6 Laundry Room Makeover Ideas as Fresh as Clean Clothes

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Nobody looks forward to laundry day. Whether it's on the weekend or happens to fall on a weeknight when the dirty clothes have simply piled too high, it's among the "dreaded chores" list, right there next to taking out the trash or making the bed. However, this isn't to say that it's impossible to make the task feel more... read more

Three Ways to Style a Bar Cart for Just $100

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The final episodes of Mad Men (and literally endless coverage of them) may be upon us, but our obsession with Mid-Century bar carts initially ignited by the show has only just begun. Classy displays of liquor bottles and other cocktail accoutrements is right up our alley, playing well to our shared love of prettily-arranged things and, uh, drinking. Save paying an arm and... read more

Customize Your Bathroom with this DIY Shower Curtain

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Do you live in a home with a narrow shower stall or awkward shower opening? Sometimes the store bought shower curtains just don't quite fit your shower opening right. Solve this problem by creating your own customizable shower curtain! Finish the curtain with a fun, hand stamped geometric pattern like these alternating triangles! What... read more
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