10 Truly Horrifying Beach House Decor Fails To Never Try at Home

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While kicking back in a beach house might sound dreamy, I have to ask: Why is beach house decor so bad? Here are the worst designs I’ve seen.

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While kicking back in a beach house might sound dreamy right about now, I have to ask: Why is beach house decor so bad?

As someone who’s rented beach houses on sandy shores from New York’s Fire Island to the Maine coast, I can conclude that beach house owners tend to go overboard with beach-themed decor. We’re talking seashells not only at the seashore, but everywhere in the home, fashioned into soap dishes, wind chimes, “seashell bouquets”—you

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5 bathroom updates that will never go out of style

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If you’re going to update a bathroom and you want your design choices to stand up over time, the first step is determining what styles will be timeless for you specifically.

“People tend to fall into one or two camps,” says interior designer Michael Winn of Winn Design and Build in Northern Virginia. “They want a very classic-looking bathroom, or they want something contemporary and spalike, like the Four Seasons.” Translation: For many people, the bathroom might not be the place to get splashy with trends.

But what if you adore bold colors and patterns? “Sometimes, the most timeless things are the things that you love,” says Katy Harbin, a designer based in North Carolina. “There are people that redo their bathroom every 10 years,” and for them, choosing a paint color of the year and of-the-moment hardware might work.

For those who want to do it right and be

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Elevate Your Interior Spaces With Design Tips From Sustainable Decor Brand, Pom Pom at Home

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Cozy nights at home have taken on new meaning with the pandemic. Now that summer is coming to an end and life indoors will become the norm, what better time to invest in décor that will elevate your space and have you loving it even more? 

Enter Pom Pom at Home, a super chic, family-owned, sustainable home décor brand known for their ‘lived-in elegance’ aesthetic. 

“When we started, a textile brand with this ‘lived-in’ elegant look wasn’t readily available, so I had to create it myself.  Most other textile companies at the time were very formal,” CEO and Creative Director, Hilde Leiaghat tells me. “Whereas, we curate the designs for our brand with a sense of calm and comfort in mind. Everything has to FEEL good. The touch and hand feel are truly what sell our products.”

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How to Organize the Kitchen, According to an Expert

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Earlier this year our homes went from being the places where we’d catch a few winks and spend nights bingeing ‘Queer Eye’ to our gym, office, school, restaurant, etc. Here, a collection of stories that celebrate our homes and the integration of wellness under one roof. See More

No one likes it when a houseguest, whether it’s an aunt or mother-in-law, comes into your kitchen and starts rearranging all the cabinets. You go and reach for a mug for your morning coffee only to find yourself staring at a stack of bowls. Or you open the junk drawer to grab some scissors and find that your silverware lives there now. Kitchen surprises should only come in the form of fluffy pancakes or matcha rice krispies treats.

That said, Carly Waters, an interior designer and expert organizer, believes there is absolutely a “right” way to set up and organize the kitchen

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7 picks to measure weight, heart rate and more

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The best bathroom scales can help you keep track of your fitness goals, if used alongside the knowledge that progress – whatever that means for you – shouldn’t be measured by the number you see in front of you. We’re huge advocates for the fact that one of the most important measure for health is how you feel. But, we appreciate that, for some people, a set of bathroom scales can be a handy addition to a fitness journey so we have rounded up the best bathroom scales below. 

Now, more than ever, monitoring your health as a whole – and checking in on an expanding lockdown waistline perhaps – is very important. Early data relating to Covid-19 shows that those who are overweight have found it harder to fight the virus, so anyone struggling to lose the pounds to be in a better

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The Volkswagen ID.4’s Interior Is Happily Uncluttered

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There’s probably no good reason the upcoming all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 (the one that will be sold here) doesn’t have a bench seat, and I wish center screens were a little more mobile, but otherwise, I like the minimalism of VW’s design. It is, very happily (to me) not too busy, in new images released today by Volkswagen.

It also fits somewhat with what the car will look like on the outside: it looks very electric, and it certainly looks modern, but it also isn’t going out of its way to impress.

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As you can see, there will be two screens, one for the driver that will presumably display a speedometer and readings, and another for both driver and passenger that will presumably have navigation and most other infotainment bell and whistle modern cars have. (VW has not said what just yet.)

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Remote students adjust to learning from home

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Each weekday morning, Rachel Cave feeds breakfast to her three children under 5 and opens her email to see what task her kindergartner will tackle that day.

Cave decided to keep her daughter, Danilynn, at home to do remote learning through Brown County Schools for the start of the school year. The district’s return-to-school plan allows families who do not yet feel comfortable sending their children to in-person school or students who are in a high-risk category to attend school full-time online.

The Cave family chose remote learning due to health issues in their family. Cave opted for remote learning through the district over homeschooling Danilynn on her own because she does want her to attend school in person when she deems it safe to do so.

This is Danilynn’s first time being part of a classroom, as a kindergarten student at Sprunica Elementary. She received a Chromebook from the

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Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) – Wall Street Weighs In On Home Depot’s Blowout Q2, BofA Upgrades Stock

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Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) was one of several major retailers to report blowout second-quarter earnings this week, sending the home improvement stock soaring.

Home Depot posted second-quarter EPS of $4.02 on $38.05 billion in revenue Tuesday. Both numbers topped consensus analyst estimates of $3.71 and $34.53 billion, respectively. Revenue was 23.4% higher year-over-year.

U.S. same-store sales rose 25%, and Home Depot’s average purchase amount was up 10.1%. It was the first quarter of double-digit same-store sales growth for Home Depot in more than seven years.

Several analysts weighed in on the stock following the impressive print. 

Long-Term Tailwinds For Home Depot: BofA Securities analyst Elizabeth Suzuki said it’s not too late to buy Home Depot shares to capitalize on the shelter-in-place environment.

“Although home improvement spending in the coming quarter may decelerate amidst sequentially declining government stimulus/unemployment benefits, we believe that the longer-term tailwinds for the home improvement industry

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Christina Anstead Reveals the One Thing All Bathrooms Need, Bad

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Christina Anstead of “Flip or Flop” fame knows that the right design can help people kick back and relax at home. And in the latest episode of her new show, “Christina on the Coast,” she encounters clients who clearly need more Zen in their life, since they argue about every design decision they have to make.

On the “Wellness Remodel” episode, Anstead helps health expert Cara and her husband, Chris, redo their bedroom and bathroom. While Anstead presents them with some incredible designs, the couple can’t agree on much.


Find out which parts of Anstead’s ideas impress her picky customers, and see if they might inspire you to try a few upgrades in your own

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The best credit cards for home-improvement projects

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  • If you’re sprucing up your space, make sure to think long and hard about how you’ll pay for the project.
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