Working with Vision Boards for Your Next Decorting Project

An inspired way to develop, organize and communicate decorating ideas by working with vision boards Planning a re-do in one room or undertaking an entire home reno? Gather thoughts and inspo with the same tool favored by decorators to set up their master design plans. A mood board, also referred to as a vision board, is an arrangement of images, materials, textures and colors that evokes the style and color palette ...

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Making Home a Risk-Free Environment

For many, home is our safe place. But don’t assume you're making home a risk-free environment. Home accidents account for a large percentage of injuries as well as deaths in this country. Keeping your home a healthy and safe place takes a little planning and effort to ensure it’s truly a haven. Safety in the Kitchen Threat The kitchen is the most dangerous room for home safety, especially for toddlers and the ...

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Floral DIY with How2Girl Courtney Sixx

The colorful hues of the season instantly spruce up any entertaining space. Here, the latest floral DIY from How2Girl Courtney Sixx One of our favorite details about late spring and summer—aside from al fresco dining, sundresses and fun beach bags—is the plethora of flowers that can be picked or gotten from the garden, the farmer’s market, the supermarket or the flower district. The selection, colors and scents are beyond compare as ...

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The Modern Day Girlfriend Fiancé

Arianna Thomopolous, founder of The Modern Day Girlfriend, partners with The Knot to share wedding inspiration. Arianna Thomopolous’ blog, The Modern Day Girlfriend, has been a go-to for any advice that a sister out there might need: friendship, fashion, careers and, of course, romance. From pet-friendly travel to online dating hacks, Arianna’s been the girl with the answers. So, when she announced her engagement in December, she got a new topic ...

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Beauty from Within (the Kitchen)

For all you beauty junkies out there, we’ve got product news to share—and none of it is going to cost you anything other than little bit of time playing in the kitchen. The best beauty regimens are filled with all natural products packed with super ingredients like antioxidants, brightening vitamins, natural moisturizers, exfoliates, tighteners and more. All the same goods you’ve already got stocked in your refrigerator and pantry, so ...

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Modern by Design

HD Buttercup is one of the early tenants of the hip downtown Los Angeles Arts District and is at the forefront of the movement toward modern luxury in the design field. Its mission —“To inspire you to go for the unexpected. Encourage you to get personal when you decorate. Dare you to be different. Give you everything you need to turn a house into a home”—reflects HD Buttercup’s dedication to ...

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All-star realtor Madison Hildebrand set his sights here

When we first met Madison Hildebrand, uber successful realtor and a star of the hit Bravo TV show “Million Dollar Listing,” it was more of a lay-down than a sit down. At our cover photo shoot, Madison was striking a pose stretched out in the modern bathtub (fully clothed!) of one of his multi-million dollar Malibu listings, perfectly at ease among the 5 bedroom, 8 bathroom estate set on a ...

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Making “Scents” of Home Fragrance

Every house has a scent. Whether it’s the sweet aroma of fresh baked banana bread in the home of an avid baker, the citrus smell of lemon cleanser or the wafting scent of a candle brought home from faraway travels, scent can conjure up a number of feelings such as nostalgia, calmness, joy and peace. Finding an aroma that fits into your home, whether it’s a familiar scent from your ...

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Trends for Your Outdoor Space

With our penchant for making the most of what we have, Angelenos look for so much more than traditional grass lawns—not only foregoing the 'need to weed' but also bringing drought-friendly practicality and sociability to our outdoor spaces. Here are some of this year's hottest landscaping trends, all geared to cultivating our properties for kindness, both to ourselves and to the environment. So pull up a chair, curl up on ...

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