Turn Your Unsightly Wire Cables and Cords into Wall Art

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It’s as if everything comes with wires these days. And the more electronics you want to put in a room, the harder it’s going to be to keep their cables and cords free from tangles and ideally out of sight as well. There’s nothing quite like seeing a pile of black wires stuffed in a corner or along the edge of a wall to ruin…

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10 Privacy Plants for Screening Your Yard in Style

Bamboo adds greenery to a poolside fence

If you’re searching for ways to create a natural screen for your yard, today’s post is for you! Kate here, and I have a little bit of experience in this area, as I spent the greater part of five years trying to block the view of my neighbor’s backyard, which had become a dumping ground for unwanted items. The problem: my living room overlooked the junk…

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Wonderful Wicker Pieces for Upgraded Outdoor Entertaining

Pottery Barn honey wicker sectional on rounded platform next to ocean

When it comes to warm-weather lounging, there are few types of furniture breezier and more summery than wicker. Yes, there are some downsides to this backyard favorite – namely, lack of durability – but with hardy synthetic versions becoming easier to find these days, you can get the look of wicker without the headache. We’ve rounded up a few of the most wicked woven pieces…

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Garden Statues: Tips to Make Them Look Stunning in Your Yard

Classic garden design with archway and statue

Statues you see at your local garden center look great until you bring them home and try to figure out where to put them in your yard. Just like clutter or awkward furniture positioning inside your home, garden statues that don’t quite fit just right can really make your yard look cramped, messy, and even tacky. Everyone knows at least one house in their neighborhood that…

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The Sleek Beauty of Modern Terrazzo Floors

Terrazzo tile in a warm-toned modern kitchen

Chances are you’ve seen terrazzo flooring in commercial interiors, from hotel lobbies to corporate offices. But did you know that modern terrazzo floors are becoming increasingly popular at home? Today’s post is dedicated to this solid flooring option that traditionally consists of marble chips suspended in cement, then ground and sealed. However, today’s terrazzo flooring includes a range of other materials, including epoxy bases and…

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14 Concrete Countertops That Prove This Material Suits Any Decor

Modern, polished concrete kitchen worktop

Concrete countertops have some serious advantages over granite and other popular stone toppers. Concrete can be dyed any color (or have colorful or shiny bits added into it). It can take almost any size or shape, which is ideal for small or unique spaces and makes room for creativity in execution. Concrete can also have invisible seams, so you can have a large even-looking expanse,…

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9 Luminous Ways to Light Up Summer Night Soirées

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It’s finally summertime! The coming of the solstice means longer days, shorter work hours (hopefully), and warm-weather soirées that last well into the night. Outdoor entertaining is always a treat, but a sprinkling of luminous accents can really add some extra icing on the cake! If you’re looking for some new ways to lace your next al fresco event with some twinkle, check out our…

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15 Home Offices Featuring Trestle Tables as Desks

Wooden trestle desk from Pottery Barn

Trestle tables have a rich history, as their functionality has always been matched by the potential ease of constructing them from trestle bases and loose boards. From their prominence as dining tables in Medieval times to their gradual evolution into sleek desks used in today’s modern home offices, these eye-catching pieces are undeniably versatile. Today we present a roundup of home office spaces featuring trestle tables as…

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12 Seats That Bring Design to the Table

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The chair we sit in as we eat has an important role to play in the dining experience. Whatever the occasion or circumstance, a great seat is always a necessity when noshing. And given the ever-expanding roles played by many dining tables – a place to eat, work, read and congregate – a chair must be enjoyable and suitable. Good design is essential; a chair…

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The Panda House: Contemporary House in Peru Showcases a Breezy Beach Vibe!

Relaxing contemporary home in Peru

A relaxing family retreat with beautiful sea views and contemporary comforts, The Panda House in Playa Blanca de Asia, Peru takes you away from the constant hustle and bustle of the urban lifestyle. The inviting home was remodeled and upgraded by DA-LAB Arquitectos to serve the growing needs of a modern family, all the while keeping the unassuming aura of the original structure intact. Complete…

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