If you're looking for a quick and affordable way to give your home Fixer Upper-worthy style - and who isn't? - then the first person you should consult is Joanna Gaines.
By Lynsey Eidell. Photos: Courtesy of Target. It's (unofficially) called Target syndrome, and no one is immune: It's that thing that happens when you go into the store for just one thing—and end up leaving with a cart-full of goodies for every room in your house. The bad news?
We love holiday decor, particularly when sprinkled into an abode in an understated manner. Target knows how to strike the perfect balance between chic and seasonal, which is why it’s one of our favorite spots for scoring striking pieces at an affordable price point. Here, our favorite holiday finds from one of our favorite retailers.
The Obamas may soon be moving to a new place in the historic D.C. neighbourhood of Kalorama, but for the past eight years, they've called the White House home. The Obamas were no different. Through a collaboration with interior decorator Michael S. Smith, First Lady Michelle Obama put together living spaces that paid homage to the historic building and reflected the change the Obama administration has stood for.
HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines open up about their Fixer Upper empire and why they’ll always choose family over fame. Subscribe now for an exclusive interview at home with the duo, only in PEOPLE!
Photography by Ye Rin Mok Sarah Sherman Samuel calls herself an “eclectic minimalist.” It may sound like an oxymoron, but one look around the DIY designer-blogger’s bright, Venice Beach abode and you realize the reference is pretty spot-on. The 1940’s single-story family home in Los Angeles she shares with her husband, Rupert Samuel, one-year-old son, Archer, and two adorable pooches, Pikku and Cracker, is bursting with colorful moments and expertly curated vignettes. “You want the drama that print mixes or textural layers add to a room, but if you go overboard—use too many prints or too many textures, don’t give things enough room to breath—the balance sort of tips visually.” This evenhanded approach to decorating, and how she’s applied it to the room-by-room renovation of her once dated home, is the cornerstone of her design blog, Stories, which she launched back in 2012.
There’s no denying it: In the world of home decor, plant-filled pads are where it’s at. Particularly with the impending arrival of spring, every home website and store window display is rife with lush leaves, tropical trees, and prickly, sculptural cacti. But as much as we love the look of going green, the truth is that not everyone is a natural-born indoor gardener — and plants that were lively at your local nursery can quickly turn black without the proper care and sunlight. Too bad, so sad.
Garrett Neff may be the closest thing we have to a male supermodel. He's posed for such magazines as Vogue, yet lives with a roommate on the Upper West Side.
Kanye West clearly enjoys the finer things in life: extravagant marriage proposals, $1,700 sweaters, and marble conference tables. While his wife was busy posting nudes and beefing with Bette Midler, the rapper-designer caused a minor bout of hysteria Tuesday when he was seen touring the Ikea headquarters in Almhult, Sweden. Ikea later confirmed West’s visit.
“I’ve been drinking minimalistic milk since I was 6 months old,” says Jean Touitou, the founder of beloved French brand A.P.C. And that stripped-down approach to design, which he implements in his clothing line, can also be seen throughout the Paris apartment he shares with his wife and two daughters. Located in Paris’s affluent 7th arrondissement on the Left bank, Touitou’s dwellings are classic, cozy, and warm, with rich blond elm paneling throughout. The Scandinavian-feeling space was designed by architect Laurent Deroo, who’s also worked with Touitou on designing A.P.C.’s interiors for the past 15 years. But it’s unlikely Touitou will be calling his friend up for updates to his work anytime soon — he only cares timeless, enduring style.
Tuesday night at his Mar-a-Lago Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., Donald Trump held his victorious Super Tuesday press conference. But enough about him — let’s talk about the part of said press conference that really mattered: the three unbelievably humungous, glittering crystal chandeliers beneath which Trump stood. With that, we invite you to click through for nine affordable chandeliers that’ll make your home look as luxurious as Trump HQ — regardless of your political leanings.
Found in dollar stores worldwide, these bags typically come in red, black, and blue plaids and are made of a durable plastic material. Who knew the dollar store could rival the Japanese empire Muji in travel accessories? With their cute color palette and practicality, they can also be wrapped up as a great gift for a jet-setter friend. In interior design magazines, a favorite stylist’s technique is a attractive fruit bowl on the kitchen counter.
It was only 10 doors away from the 1950s midcentury modern house in Beverly Hills she and her husband, hotelier Brad Korzen, were living in. The home is a 1926 Georgian-style mansion that was left relatively unchanged for the past 55 years — its then owners created the James Bond franchise — until Wearstler bought it. “They really honored the architecture,” Wearstler says.
About a month ago, I adopted a 7-month-old white and black rabbit that I promptly named Pillow. She’s adorable and enthusiastic, and loves grooming (read: licking) me and giving snugs — she’s everything I’d hoped a pet bunny would be. In that sense, adopting Pillow has made me think a bit differently about my decor decisions — and to consider choices that work well both for me and her. Below, five useful lessons my bunny has taught me about home decor — so far. Clean bunny living! (Photo: Nora Crotty) Pick up after yourself … or suffer the consequences.
Over the past couple of years, Ikea hacks have become such a phenomenon online that even Ikea itself is now offering hack ideas for its own items. There’s nothing quite like satisfaction of making a super-cheap item into something that looks like it cost hundreds of dollars. Here DIY expert Fiona Byrne of Roomers Mag offers eight amazing Ikea hack ideas (all of which require zero DIY skill). Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
While Airbnb has an amazing selection of homes and apartments to rent for the weekend (just take a peek at where Beyoncé stayed during the Super Bowl), some places on the site could use a bit of an upgrade. What if there was a more curated version, with quaint, accessible vacation spots and only the most grammable of houses?
“It was an aisle of pink, fairy princesses, ponies and flowers,” Target’s Senior Vice President of design and product development, Julie Guggemos, said of Target’s old children’s decor section. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Once upon a time, circa 1972, an enterprising hippie decided to “bring back” macramé, the lost “art” of making things out of knots. In the last few years, macramé—or what I call crapramé!—has started trending again, a star of Pinterest boards everywhere. Maybe it’s bad memories of the all-too-common macramé owl, which stared at me menacingly from its perch in a relative’s dreary kitchen.
All eyes will be on San Francisco this February 7th, for the 50th year of Super Bowl, also known as the Golden Super Bowl. If you can’t shell out nearly four grand (yeah) for a ticket at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, you can still feel like you’re there with the right TV set. If you’re wondering what the difference between 4K and Ultra HD actually is, it’s all about picture detail, better contrast and quality.