Creating an At-Home Gallery Wall

We can thank the French for yet another chic idea. The gallery wall, formerly the salon wall, made its debut in the 1600s as a way of showcasing students' artwork. These displays varied in size, color and content. Soon after, salons served as a source of community engagement offering an exciting place to view cultural, political and thought-provoking art. Placement on the wall was everything—with the best selections garnering the ...

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Ten Unique Vase Ideas

It’s the perfect time of year to snip from a cutting garden or purchase flowers at the market to arrange. Instead of reaching for the ubiquitous glass vase or ceramic container, think outside the box (or vase, in this case) and go for one of these inspired vessels for an arrangement instead. Check your shelves and cabinets for similar pieces you already own, whether vintage, second-hand or antique shop finds. Find ...

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Fixer Upper Queen LEANNE FORD Comes to Your Living Room in a Whole New Way

Dive deeper with Leanne Ford AND other celebrities with stellar home decor and design side gigs. When we think of celebrities, it’s often on the red carpet wearing fabulous clothes with hair and makeup to match. We don’t think of them tucked in at home enjoying comfy downtime. When we do picture them there, it is likely surrounded by perfectly laid out and accessorized rooms arranged by a well-known decorator. While ...

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Great gifts by black-owned businesses

It’s summertime. Let’s soak in the sun. We are slowly stepping out into the world again. So, let’s celebrate at a social distance. We are taking on racism, fighting for equality and understanding that a thoughtful and determined approach is what is necessary to ensure that all people get the justice, fairness, safety and peace they deserve. Let’s support black-owned businesses, and all their items which are certainly on our ...

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Staging Your Home for Sale

The concept of “staging a home” can be anything from decluttering and cleaning to working with your realtor to spruce up each room. Also hiring a professional stager who actually boxes belongings, brings in new furniture and completely transforms your home. However, if you don’t have the budget for that, we suggest a DIY approach in consultation with your realtor. We sat down with Rosemary Allison, named 2020 Woman of the ...

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Summer Birthday Gift Guide

With summer comes tan lines, family barbecues, and, of course, the best birthday bashes. Giving the perfect summertime birthday gift is always the highlight of a memorable celebration. Turning the entire celebration into a special event can also be a gift itself. Fitness Fun ClassPass offers access to more than 8,200 fitness studios in 39 cities across the world, ranging from yoga classes, to strength training, cycling and more. This ClassPass gift ...

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Kitchen Remodel 101

PLANNING A KITCHEN REMODEL? Before embarking on the project, consider seven different key areas that cover both form and function. We spoke with Eli Kaspi of Pure Builders, Inc. in Calabasas, California to determine what each of these areas are. Plus Eli shared how to to keep things in perspective and make sure nothing is being overlooked. Here, all the kitchen remodel 101 info you need to know. Consider flow throughout ...

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Simplifying Recycling Rules

PLASTIC. PAPER. GLASS. FOOD. CANS. COMPOST. LANDFILL. While most Americans try their hardest to be diligent about recycling, what to put where can be tricky. According to a recent article in The New York Post, more than half of all Americans are confused about recycling. According to the article, 62 percent of people surveyed worry that a lack of knowledge is causing them to recycle incorrectly. Do we recycle greasy ...

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Organizing the Closet

Given this pandemic, we all have a lot of time and our hands. While we are wishing we could be out there seeing friends, working, supporting businesses, it's just not productive right now. But what is, is taking care of at-home projects that need tending to. Like organizing the closet. It seems like many of us live with closet space that is the ultimate “before” photo, especially in the bedroom. ...

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Quarantine Wardrobe vol. I

Being holed up at home is the perfect time to do what all of us have always wanted to do. Revamp our wardrobe. That could mean a full-out online shopping spree or DIY-refreshing what you’ve got. Our new series, Trending Tuesday: Quarantine Wardrobe will help achieve just that. Here, Quarantine Wardrobe vol. I—Sweatsuits. For our first post, we’re talking about a somewhat new trend (and one that was made even more ...

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