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Home Inspiration: 15 Super Cozy Bed Situations

Pardon my French, but it’s fucking cold outside. I think most of us in the path of this vicious polar vortex are wishing we could curl up in a warm, cozy bed and not get up until sometime around May. Instead, we’re sitting at work dreading the frigid blast that awaits us when we leave. Sigh. What better time to partake in some comfy bed porn, right? Click through to see 15 soft, warm, pillowy places you’d rather be…

New Life Goal: Store Everything In Stackable Bottles

Fall Home Inspiration
Autumn-inspired pieces to spice up your place. Read More »

As soon as I saw these recycled glass stacking bottles, my mind started racing with all the things I wanted to store in them. I think I’ll use the large set to keep oils and vinegars in the kitchen, and the small set to keep bubble bath and body wash in the bathroom. And then I’ll start stacking other things in my life, like shoes and candles and the baby goats I’m hopefully getting for Christmas. [$14-$19 for a 3-piece set, West Elm]

Home Inspiration: Bold Reds

Red always gets a lot of play around Valentine’s Day and then we all get sick of it and move on to other colors until Christmas. But I think it’s time to give red some year-round credit: it’s a bold hue that can bring a lot of energy and life into any room of the house. Here are some of our favorite fire engine red accessories to spice up your kitchen, bedroom, living room, or office. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »

Seeing Green
Need home inspiration? Go for green! Read More »
Home Inspiration: Orange
Perk up your house with this sunny color. Read More »
Lovely Lavender
Add a dose of soft purple to your abode. Read More »

A Guide To Nifty Thrifting

Thrift Store Scoring
We show you how to do it. Read More »
Bad Thrift Smell
And how to get rid of it. Read More »
"Thrift Wars"
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We're totally watching this new reality show about thrift store shopping. Read More »
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I Brake For Yard Sales book photo

Spring is here and that means yard sale season is upon us. Think that rummaging through your neighbors’ bargain-priced junk sounds like the pits? Think again. Yard sales (and their classy older sister, estate sales) are the place to score vintage clothes, gently used books, and fab furniture that just needs a fresh coat of paint. I thought Saturday morning yard sale scrounges were my little secret, but it turns out “Good Morning America” correspondent Lara Spencer is a bargain maven. I Brake For Yard Sales: and Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions and the Occasional Dumpster is her ode to thrift shopping and filled with her tips and tricks. (Sharp elbows for nudging out those greedy eBay re-sellers not included!) [$14.50, Amazon.com]

Marni Designs Chairs, Employs Colombian Former Inmates To Produce Them

Marni For H&M
Thirty choice pieces from the collection. Read More »
Bottega Veneta Suite
The Italian brand designed a pretty sweet suite in Chicago. Read More »
Missoni Condos
For just $82,000, you can live in a condo designed by Missoni. Read More »

We have officially entered the realm of designer everything: Marni, the high-end Italian brand known for its offbeat prints and artsy-homely styling, has made their way into the furniture industry with a 100-piece collection of metal chairs covered by multicolored woven plastic, and they managed to do some good in the process. The fashion house designed the chairs for Salone del Mobile, a Milanese furniture fair, and worked alongside local charities to hire former Colombian prisoners to create the chairs, with the goal of helping the ex-inmates readjust to working life. The chairs were designed in order to function as props for the show, during which filmmaker Francesco Jodice will photograph employees of the brand for an exhibit. The chairs will also furnish the brand’s offices and stores around the world. They don’t exactly look like the most comfortable chairs, per se (and you can forget about taking a nap on that “sofa”), but if you must have one in your home, they’ll be available for purchase at the Marni boutique in Milan, with proceeds donated to The Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter. [Fashionologie]

One Damn Good Reason To Plan An Impromptu Trip To Chicago…

Missoni Condos
For just $82,000, you can live in a condo designed by Missoni. Read More »
Stay in a chocolate hotel!
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Yep, you can eat the furniture. Read More »
IKEA House
Now you can live in a scene from 500 Days of Summer. Read More »

Okay, so it may not be an entire Missoni-designed condominium tower, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t impressive: renowned Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta was given carte blanche to design a 1,400-square-foot suite in Chicago’s Park Hyatt Hotel. The Lake Suite by Bottega Veneta boasts a master bedroom, separate living and dining areas, a kitchen, an office, and two bathrooms, all decorated in their trademark understated, unfussy luxury. Of course, the room wouldn’t be complete without touches of the brand’s signature woven leather, which embellishes the furniture drawn from their home collection. The press release states that the “warm and light” palette is composed of signature Bottega Veneta neutrals, “like pergamena and noce.” Pergamena and noce! Imagine that. [Refinery29, Park Hyatt Chicago]

Home Inspiration: Gorgeous Greens

Lovely Lavender
Add a dose of soft purple to your abode. Read More »

Sometimes I don’t think green gets enough credit for being such a lovely color. Maybe because it’s always busy representing eco-friendly initiatives, or we get so sick of it around St. Patrick’s Day, but really, I think it’s time to give green a chance. With that in mind, here are some home accents in gorgeous shades of green. Check out all the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »

Scott Disick Says Kourtney Kardashian’s Design Sense Is “Out Of ‘Beetlejuice’”

“Our house looks like it’s out of ‘Beetlejuice.’ It’s not so much the outdoors, but the indoors, with the crazy table and all the colors. She’s got some new room with checkered carpeting, checkered benches, checkered coffee tables. There are like 90 different patterns in one. It’s kind of creepy.”

Scott Disick reveals what he really thinks about how his baby mama, Kourtney Kardashian, has decorated their new home in Los Angeles. I dunno—this sounds pretty darn cool to me. And not to play pop culture reference police, but ‘Beetlejuice’ would usually refer to black-and-white patterns, not colors. Just sayin’. [People] Keep reading »

Interior Design Suggestions For Lindsay Lohan’s Jail Cell

Our motto is “Happy homes make happy people.” But do happy jail cells make happy inmates? Now, we’ve heard that Century Regional Detention Facility inmates aren’t allowed to decorate their cells — a lesson Paris Hilton learned the hard way during her stint there in 2007, when her family photos were ripped off the wall by a guard. But since the “Pimp My Cell” online game lets players add everything from photos of Perez Hilton to a bouquet of flowers to an imaginary cell, we thought we’d do some armchair decorating for Lindsay.

Like any good decorator, we’ll start by identifying the challenges with the space: Small size, no natural light (there’s only one six-inch window) and blah walls. And consulting our archive of designer advice and product reviews, we’ll take it all on. Read more Keep reading »

Do You Want Your Dude’s House To Be Nicer Than Yours?

Interior designer Kimberlee Paige Hanson has just launched a new firm called “Sexy Bachelor Pad” which focuses on transforming post-college bachelor-pad disaster zones into hip, chic and sexy spaces. According to Hanson, “Women are nesters, so when they walk into a home where a man has really created atmosphere, it creates a different kind of connection with the man, and it makes them see him in a different way. We try to give him a little edge in that arena.” And her firm’s catchphrase is, tellingly, “Trust us. You need our help.” Since so many residential-focused interior designers get their start working on bachelor homes and apartments, a firm explicitly geared towards unmarried men with a good amount of disposable income makes sense! But get a load of this transformation video, featuring one apartment. Now, imagine yourself walking into that apartment for “post-date drinks”—what the hell would you think? For me, it’s a little too aesthetically pleasing and a touch too done-up—c’mon, what guy has a spice rack? (Uh, I’m decently into cooking and even I don’t have a full-on spice rack!) What say you: Does a done-up apartment make a guy sexier or slightly off-putting? [Daily Candy] Keep reading »

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