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Celebrity Party Planner Mindy Weiss Gives Decorating Tips For 5 Types Of Get-Togethers

Looking to host a stylish, personalized and unforgettable party, but not sure how to swing it? Enter celebrity party planner, Mindy Weiss. Mindy and her team have created one-of-a-kind shindigs for the likes of Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, to name just a few. (If that’s not an impressive resumé, I don’t know what is.)

So how can you throw a memorable, unique party with professional touches? Mindy let me pick her brain about hosting a spring brunch, dinner party, casual barbecue, cocktail party and garden party. (Bonus: most of the items she relies on can be found at HomeGoods, which means they’re accessible and affordable for the non-A-list crowd, too!) Keep reading »

Could You “Slow Decorate” Your Living Space?

Decorating On A Budget
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Decorate a cute place even if you're a broke-ass mofo. Read More »
Home Inspiration: Red
Spice up your space with bold red hues. Read More »
Fall Home Inspiration
Autumn-inspired pieces to spice up your place. Read More »

You know those people who move into a new house or apartment, and seem perfectly happy to live out of boxes for, like, ever? Yeah, I’m not one of those people. As soon as I moved into my new apartment, I began unpacking, organizing and putting things away. I really hate having to live in transition, and the sooner I can get my art on the walls, and my forks in the silverware drawer, the better. I’m a control freak, and I’m also one of those people whose internal anxiety is deeply affected by her external circumstances. Which means I have a hard time concentrating or feeling happy in unfinished, cluttered spaces. I’m fine if the closets or cabinets are disorganized, I just don’t want to have to see it.

But Alysha Findley over at Apartment Therapy takes a vastly different approach…

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Home Inspiration: Tangerine Dreams

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Looking for a simple way to brighten up your living space? Try a pop of orange. This sunny color looks fabulous in any room of the house. Check out some of our favorite pieces in shades of pumpkin, coral, and tangerine. Shopping details after the jump!

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These Pillow Shams Are Just Dandy

It’s a bit of a girly cliche to have a ton of throw pillows everywhere, but let’s face it, they make your couch or bed look more cozily catalog-like. Plus, if you don’t have the bones to drop on a total makeover, switching up the linens and pillow covers is a great way to a give a room a subtle new look without spending a lot of dough. And maybe if you blow on one of these dandelion pillow shams and wish really hard, your fairy godmother will grant you a raise?

[$24.99 West Elm]

Nesting: Bed Shopping Makes Me Want To Cry

Truth: I love me some shopping. But I’m the kinda girl who has always been on a Forever 21 budget. Thirty to fifty bucks here or there is typical; a few years ago I bought a $250 pair of high heels from J.Crew and I still feel guilty about it. When you decorate a new bedroom, though, there’s really no way around it. Unless you want to sleep on the $99 mattress they sell at IKEA — which I was totally prepared to do until I actually laid on it and was convinced it’s stuffed with straw — you’re going to have to plunk down some cash money. Keep reading »

Don’t You Dare Decorate Alone

Home decorating is overwhelming, even for folks who aren’t colorblind. But housewares designer Jonathan Adler breaks it down for those of us with Kelly Wearstler dreams on an Ikea budget. In his book Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessorizing, he tells you how to arrange everything from pillowcases to coffee tables, and shares his favorite paint chips and fabric swatches. Naturally, there are tons of photos of rooms decorated in his quirky, colorful style and his dog, Liberace, is the pup on the cover! Follow Adler’s motto, “95% chic + 5% happy,” and I bet you’ll love your home so much you’ll never want to leave.

[$14.99 HSN]
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