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Raquel C.

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Healthy Kitchen Solutions Go for the Green

“I’m interested in some ideas for how I can ‘green’ up my kitchen. What changes can I implement to make it more environmentally friend and healthy for my family without a full renovation?” ~ Stefanie Brady, Greenwich, Connecticut There…

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The Chef’s Choice

When you’re a chef – kitchen tools are more precious than new trendy flooring, ample counter space is a gem, and organized storage space is a another clever way to save on prep time. When redesigning a chef’s kitchen,…


Simplify Life: Pot and Pan Storage

Do you have the dreaded “pot and pan pile”? Itʼs an area of your kitchen, typically a dark bottom cabinet, devoted to storing an array of randomly intertwined and stacked pots and pans. All too often, retrieving items from…


The Collection: Seaside Style

Sure, it’s been a pretty mild winter this year all around, but still somehow, the idea of a seaside escape is no less alluring just because snowstorm frequencies are way below average currently. A getaway to a spa-like beach…


Bath Time: New York Living

Few words conjure up visions of lavish living like “penthouse” does. Sure, there are some people who aspire to a cozy country abode with acreage as far as the eye can see, but for those of us who dream…


The Collection: (Not So) Mellow Yellow

A few weeks back, we opened our mailbox to an always-pleasant surprise: the January 2012 issue of Martha Stewart Living. When we laid our eyes on the cover image (the very hard to ignore bright yellow and white New…


Lisa LaPorta Design Inspiration: Bathroom on a Budget

Please welcome back HGTV Host and Interior Design expert Lisa LaPorta in a continuing series of design inspiration videos. LaPorta will share her favorite tips on maximizing design in your kitchen and bath, then with each video our design…

Interior Design

Style Editor: Back to Black

The color black is a funny thing. It’s one of the most comforting hues to don. We wear it in all capacities without thinking twice about it; it’s a fallback, a go-to for most people. Even in design, some…


The Collection: Mod Squad

There’s something about mid-century modern design that attracts people of all ages. Maybe it’s the streamlined, unfussy aesthetic, or perhaps it’s the retro-yet-space-aged vibe—either way, adding mod touches gives your home that cool factor hard to find in many…


Kitchen Solutions: Island Time

Conjure up an image of what your dream kitchen would be like. Did you do it? Was a sprawling island with counter seating and a plethora of storage part of that pretty mental picture (maybe it even looked something…