Category: Home + Lifestyle

The New Kitchen Trends We’re Anxiously Anticipating — The 2017 Kitchen

We saw so many beautiful kitchen trends in 2016: tons of marble, rich blue and black cabinets, open shelving, and a mix of materials. While we don’t think these things will disappear overnight, we definitely see a shift ahead. If you’re thinking about redoing your kitchen soon, or are just design curious, read on for what you can expect to see more of in the coming year, and why we think that’s the case.

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We Bet You Don’t Know: Origins of 5 Classic Christmas Traditions

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Colorful lights on every street corner, the scent of pine filling the air, all kinds of holiday cheer being passed around. But do you ever find yourself wondering why we do the things we do in the holiday season? Where did all of these traditions come from? Well, pull up a chair and grab a mug of spiced cider (or, you know, mulled wine). We have five classic Christmas traditions to share—and how they got started.

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What to Hang by the Fire After the Holidays

 

Every decorator feels it. The bah-humbugs after putting away the holiday decorations that so beautifully lit your home for the last month or more. But winter décor doesn’t have to bore.

Check out this photo gallery from HGTV for lovely ideas for decorating your mantel after the stockings are put away.

Incredibly Chic Modern Minimalist Christmas Trees — Minimalist/Maximalist

(Image credit: Burke Decor)

Holiday decorating and restraint don’t always go together, but that doesn’t mean your Christmas tree can’t be as tasteful and minimal as you see fit. If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays in a streamlined, minimal way, look no further than these 10 beautifully trimmed minimalist Christmas trees, six of which showcase one of our all-time favorite tree stand alternatives.

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25 Household Hacks & Habits to Help You Survive Winter

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The battle with winter is a long one, fraught with snow and cold. If you need a couple more arrows in your quiver, check out these 25 household practices that help you keep you warm as the temperatures drop, save time in the freezing mornings before work, and hopefully conserve energy during the dark months. Individually they don’t sound like much, but collectively they help you kick winter’s butt to the curb.

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