house & home

Win a Swoon-Worthy Summer Refresh for Your Home

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We think summer is the ideal time for a refresh at home so we partnered with lifestyle experts Homepolish, Food52, Domino and Gray Malin for a chic giveaway to makeover your home. What will you get? 3 hours of Homepolish Virtual Design Services (valued at $480) $250 to Food52.com $250 to Domino.com... read more

7 Backyard Tablescape Ideas For Your Next Outdoor Party

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Before you can throw a backyard bash at your home, you’ll have to dust off your decorative pillows, give your furniture a fresh coat of paint, and deck out your décor with bright summer shades. In order to host a dazzling dinner or pretty tea party, your table must be the center of attention.... 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

10 Unforgettable Summer Party Ideas

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From full-on theme parties to little DIY details that make the night special, here are our favorite suggestions for your next summer soirée. MORE MUST-CLICKS: 10 Organized Closets from Pinterest We Love 8 French-Inspired Interiors 10 Gardens from Pinterest We're Obsessed With read more

Pour Your Own DIY Outdoor Citronella Candles

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Tired of those pesky bugs that come around in the long, late summer evenings? Create your own DIY citronella soy candles to keep those critters away while you enjoy an evening on the patio. Scour flea markets or thrift stores to find cute vintage jars or vessels to pour into (old tins, small... 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

Make Sure to Prioritize Your Future When Buying a House

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For this series called Take It From Me, we asked couples to dish about what they wish they knew before moving in with their partner. Read the rest of the stories here. Mitch Happ, Lincoln, NE Mitch Happ is an Allstate Agent in Lincoln, Nebraska, who has purchased two homes with his family.... read more

7 Tips for Designing the Best Outdoor Kitchen

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An outdoor kitchen expands your living space and allows you to cook, eat and entertain without having to book a reservation. Summer is the time for backyard BBQ’s and grilling; but a well designed outdoor kitchen should allow you to enjoy cooking outside beyond the summer months. Incorporating interior kitchen ideas to your... read more

Why You Shouldn’t Get Discouraged When Buying a Home

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For this series called Take It From Me, we asked couples to dish about what they wish they knew before moving in with their partner. Read the rest of the stories here. Lilah Nicolaidis, Bloomfield, NJ Lilah Nicolaidis, a contributor for The Nest who writes about fashion and home décor, purchased a 1940s... read more

Just How Important is Your Mortgage Broker?

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For this series called Take It From Me, we asked couples to dish about what they wish they knew before moving in with their partner. Read the rest of the stories here.

Samir, Orlando, FL Samir Mathur is a web producer who lives in a three-bedroom home with a cool backyard that he bought with his... read more
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