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Four Fall Activities That Double As Exercise

October 12, 2016

Who knew that fun, fall outdoor activities like apple picking could double as exercise? I did! Now it’s your turn. Try these four alternative “workouts,” and you can look forward to having sore muscles the next day. For a Cross-Training Workout, Try Apple Picking A family road trip to a U-pick orchard may be all…

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A Thanksgiving Table to Fall For

October 11, 2016

Maybe your style is more traditional than contemporary. That’s cool with us. Because our design game plan lets you flex your creativity using the beloved, seasonal symbols and colors that intuitively read Thanksgiving. Call it “new traditionalism,” an aesthetic that borrows from the old to influence the new. Shall we try it? Go All In…

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How to Throw a Chic Halloween Party

October 03, 2016

You probably don’t think of Halloween as an “elegant” holiday, but that is precisely why you should try to make it one. It’s not that tricky at all. The treat—for you and your guests—is pulling it off successfully. Here’s how: Choose a Posh Party Theme Compared to a movie genre, you’re hosting a suspense or…

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Top 5 Ways to Get Organized

September 15, 2016

You’ve gotten motivated to organize an area that’s driving you crazy, but you need a strategy to get started. That involves making decisions—something you avoid whenever possible. Well, help has arrived: Scroll through this list of organizing methods and select the one that best fits your situation. You’re halfway done! Organizing Method: Alphabetical order. Best…

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How to Make Your Art Ledge Dazzle

September 12, 2016

I could write a love letter to my gallery wall. For four years, it has beautifully showcased whatever inspired me and allowed me to easily change out old pieces for new ones. But like many love stories, there’s a downside. The fixed layout and hanging design has limited my creativity. And that’s got me thinking…

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Expert Cleaning Hacks That Make Walls Sparkle

September 07, 2016

Dirty shoes, sporting gear, crayons, Sunday lasagna—they’ve all made lasting impressions on your walls. Fortunately, you may not need to apply a new coat of paint to erase the damage. You can restore your walls to mint condition by using the following expert hacks. For Scuffs Scuff marks are inevitable—and possibly the easiest to remove….

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Organize Your Child’s Room in 8 Steps

August 25, 2016

How many times have you spent hours decluttering your kid’s room, only to have the mess reappear two days later? It’s enough to drive any parent crazy! Gale Sitomer of G Sitomer Design shares her strategies to transform three trouble zones from tornado to tidy, before the new school year begins: In the Play Area…

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5 Ways to Create an Entryway That Wows

July 28, 2016

Your home’s entryway is a stage for first impressions—a space to make guests feel like they’re about to enter someplace special (which they are, even if it’s New-York-tiny, like mine!). These five foolproof tips help create a welcoming, memorable entrance. 1. Turn up the Color Make major visual impact—without taking all weekend—by painting your front…

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