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Historic Home Holiday Tour Inspires Festive Decor Ideas

The Historic Stetson Mansion Opens Its Doors Showcasing Fresh Ideas for Holiday Decor As a member of the press, I recently attended a private guided tour of the Stetson hat maker’s opulent 1886 mansion to preview the new luxurious designer displays created for the 8th annual Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular!” Holiday Home Tour. Owners Michael Solari and JT Thompson open […]

3 Ways To Prevent Your Home From Becoming Dated

This is a contributed post with affiliate links We love our homes, but they can sometimes become a little bit annoying, can’t they? Just as we’re beginning to settle into all the joys of our humble homes, we look around and realize that everything is beginning to look a little bit dated, or, at best, […]

How To Light Your Home This Winter

This is a contributed blog post with affiliate links It’s November and the sunlight hours are getting short, which means one thing: winter is coming. Unlike the Starks, you’re not preparing for a battle on both fronts against the Lannisters and an army of White Walkers. Instead, you’re looking to get through the fall and […]

Cool Christmas Tree Ideas and Gingerbread House Designs

The annual Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art is now open for a week-long showcase of designer Christmas trees and gingerbread houses just in time to inspire your holiday decor ideas. I went on opening day to check out this year’s collection of holiday decorations presented by Council of 101 as a fundraiser. […]

8 Ways to Design a Stress-free Living Space

This is a contributed blog post from HouseTipster The proper use of Feng Shui has been in existence since ancient times. It basically is living in harmony with natural surroundings and all of nature. Homes in China were built with the understanding that there should be a natural flow and rhythm throughout the house. Nature […]

Bedroom Design For Better Sleep

This is a contributed blog post by Wendy Haversham How to Design a Bedroom With Plants for Better Sleep You don’t normally sleep outdoors, but bringing a bit of outside indoors can help you sleep better at night. Natural design, especially with plants, is helpful for creating a healthy sleep environment that can offer you a […]

Design Solutions for Single Use Plastics

My guilty conscious over single-use plastics started with the cases of bottled water, I used to stock in my household. After seeing horrific images of “plastic debris islands” floating in oceans, I switched to filtered refrigerator water that I carry around in my Yeti. In our throw-away culture, the plastics problem is hard to ignore […]

The 11th Annual Holiday House NYC Stretches the Imagination of Living Space

The 11th edition of  Holiday House NYC  featured the work of twenty individuals/firms tapped to transform the eight-bedroom, 13,000-square-foot townhouse on the Upper East Side at 118 East 76th Street, New York, NY into “shoppable” rooms with items on sale on One Kings Lane. Founded by interior designer and breast cancer survivor Iris Danker in 2008, the showhouse […]