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As Gloria Steinem walks Oprah through the beautiful and elaborately decorated NYC apartment she’s lived in since 1966, it’s hard to imagine that until recently, she treated it as a temporary home. “For years and years and years I lived out of cardboard boxes,” says Steinem. “I was brought up to think you didn’t make… READ MORE »


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The other day, Amelia and I got to talking about this awesome DIY lampshade. “It’s like papier maché for adults,” I said, which led us into a brief discussion about how to spell “papier-mâché,” which led us into a much longer discussion about all the childhood craft projects we missed. Dreamcatchers! Decoupage! Friendship bracelets! But… READ MORE »


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Jane Austen was the original homebody. She knew how to make the most of her alone time. Remind yourself that there’s nowhere else you’d rather be than curled up, reading a book alone in bed every time you approach your front door. And if you have any visitors — a Mr. Darcy or a Mr. READ MORE »


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If you’re in need of a new hanging lampshade and looking for an excuse to play with balloons and glue this weekend, do I have the project for you! This whirled yarn lampshade is not only a striking piece of home decor, it looks fairly simple to make (yes, really), as long as you don’t… READ MORE »


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I had such a case of the Mondays this week and accidentally spilled coffee all over my mousepad. My search for a replacement brought me to Etsy, where I found tons of cute, unique options that would add a hearty dose of style and personality to any desk. Ready to give your mouse a smooth… READ MORE »


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I love adding 3D design elements to a room but I hate adding clutter to surfaces, so I’m totally on board with any cool thing that hangs from the ceiling. Pretty sure this himmeli mobile is the definition of “cool thing that hangs from the ceiling.” Commonly used as Christmas decorations in Finland, these unique… READ MORE »


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I love keeping single stems of flowers around the house because they’re beautiful, whimsical, and way cheaper than buying a whole bouquet. This awesome bud vase lets you choose three perfect stems at the flower shop (or, if you’re lucky, from you backyard garden) and display them together in a wire basket. Wouldn’t this be… READ MORE »


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In my endless quest to de-clutter my house and become more like one of those minimalist Danish people that get featured in O magazine, I’m trying to keep household surfaces clear. Despite my best efforts, there are always a few necessities–sunglasses, pens, save-the-date cards, etc.–floating around my living room. This adorable fabric wall pocket is… READ MORE »


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I’m drawn to art that evokes a strong emotional reaction, and when I look at this beautifully simple picture, a feeling of calmness and freedom washes over me. I’d love to hang this in my office and look into those endless ripples of water whenever I get stressed out. [$60 for 11″ x 14″ print,… READ MORE »


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The #1 most embroidered phrase in history is probably “Home Sweet Home,” closely followed by “Bless This House” and “Live, Laugh, Love.” Those saccharine sentiments are nice and all, but we prefer our embroidery to have a little bit more edge, which is where Etsy comes in. Click through to check out 8 examples of… READ MORE »


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This gorgeous collection of gemstones right here? They’re all magnets, which means you can bring some of nature’s colorful splendor into your home, and, specifically, stick it onto your refrigerator. That hot pink agate up at the top is just begging to display this week’s grocery list, don’t you think? [$36 for set of 8,… READ MORE »


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One of my favorite perks of being an adult is that no one yells at me to make my bed every day. Now, thanks to a Spanish furniture company’s new invention, I can yell at my bed to make itself. It’s called the Smart Bed, and at the touch of a button, it smooths the… READ MORE »


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If you love jewelry and books, well, first of all we should totally be friends, and second of all, you should check out this clever DIY project to combine your two passions in a gorgeous hollowed out book-turned-jewelry box. Crafty gal Jamie walks you through the steps in her patented perky style, and there’s a… READ MORE »


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I don’t use an umbrella to shield me from the rain (it’s a Portland thing), but I am definitely not averse to using an umbrella to organize my rings. Especially a cute little silver umbrella like this. Adorable and practical? Be still, my soggy heart! [$12, Modcloth] … READ MORE »


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Oh Dier is an Etsy shop run by an adorable husband and wife team from St. Paul, Minnesota. They create handmade acrylic and wood signs with a fun, cheeky aesthetic–they have a “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!” sign, you guys. Click through for a few of our favorite pieces guaranteed to add some character to your… READ MORE »


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In the grand scheme of home decor, the bathroom is often neglected, but if you’re looking for an easy way to spruce up a humble water closet, you can’t go wrong with gorgeous towels. These paisley printed beauties are plush velour on one side and soft terry on the other, which means they’ll feel as… READ MORE »


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As a New Yorker, I consider pizza one of the main staples of my diet. It helps that I can get a slice on almost every corner at any hour of the day. There’s even a pizzeria in spitting distance from my front door. They know me by name. It would only make sense for… READ MORE »


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Old suitcases are great for holding your things — in more ways than one! Blogger Korrie Bastian of Red Hen Home dressed up an empty wall in her entryway by turning vintage luggage into a sturdy set of unique shelves. Just large enough to hold a framed photo or flower vase, these clever suitcase wall shelves give… READ MORE »


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