Inside Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann’s NYC Townhouse For Sale

October 17, 2018

It’s official: Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann are opening up their Upper West Side doors to find a potential new owner for their spacious townhome. One that has $10.75 million, perhaps.

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Before & After: A Cookie Cutter Suburban Home-Turned-Vintage Surf Hideaway — House Tour

October 17, 2018

Name: Rachel and Nick Kuchar
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Size: 2,040 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, owned

We turned our cookie cutter suburban home into the vintage surf hideaway we had dreamed of. We were given a 1950s Gordon & Smith longboard from a relative and that began our love affair with the era. I asked my husband, a graphic designer, to make some art for the house since I couldn’t find anything that was just right. My husband now sells the vintage style surf art he designed for our walls.

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This ’90s Disney Collection Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

October 17, 2018

As a ’90s baby, there’s nothing like having a nostalgia-filled movie night with some of the decade’s best Disney flicks—from flying on a magic carpet ride with Aladdin to reliving the enchanted story of Beauty and the Beast.

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All Couples Should Do This Before They Move in Together

October 17, 2018

When my boyfriend and I decided to move in together after a year of long distance, I knew there would be our share of compromises. One in particular would be combining the contents of two apartments into one singular household. Though I had done a thorough cleaning of my space and came out with a chunk of items to throw out, sell, or donate, I still naturally had accumulated a good amount of things. There were extra towels and bedding that I never really used, throw pillows and blankets, pots for my plants, books, old paperwork, and documents over the years. My boyfriend, however, came into our new space with just the essentials and very minimal “stuff.”

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I Finally Bought This $20 Thing for My Kitchen and I Can’t Believe I Didn’t Get One Sooner

October 17, 2018

I stand at about five feet and three inches, and I’ve yet to live in a house with a kitchen designed for not-so-tall people. While I appreciate maximizing wall space with cabinets that reach the ceiling, over the years it has become incredibly annoying to drag a chair away from my kitchen table or climb onto the counter to get something down from the top shelf. And because I like to keep my kitchen fully stocked with baking ingredients, snacks, and booze, there’s always something on the top shelf.

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Jonathan Adler Just Launched a Collection With Amazon and It’s Shockingly Affordable

October 17, 2018

Jonathan Adler is one of our favorite sources of inspiration—even if some of his pieces are on the pricier end. But we have good news: The retailer has partnered with Amazon for Now House, a new collection where you can get that signature colorful meets glam look, for a lot less.

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Smart Ways to Tame All the Cords on Your Kitchen Counter

October 17, 2018

Despite the fact that the kitchen is technically meant for cooking and eating, most of us use it for all kinds of things—including charging our phones or computers, listening to music, and the like. As I glance over to my countertops, I see not one or two but seven different cord messes—two of which are actually kitchen appliances, but the rest include the baby monitor, the Sonos, and chargers for my phone, watch, and computer. It’s a lot, and they can turn into a mess.

Naturally, I think it’s safe to say we’re all looking for solutions. So I dug some up. Here are some of the smartest ways I’ve found to deal with cords on the kitchen counter.

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The Trendy Plant Print That Has Real Staying Power

October 17, 2018

I first fell in love with the Banana Palm when I was in college and my parents came to town and took me out to the legendary East Village restaurant “Indochine.” It was so chic and that palm had been the backdrop to actors, models, and artists, and the essence of New York nightlife. It still is the epitome of glamour today and also goes to show that great design stands the test of time.

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See Why a Kansas City House is Called “The Boozy Bungalow” — House Tour

October 17, 2018

Name: Emily Farris and Kyle Hopkins and their son, Teddy
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Size: 1,600 square feet (but they occupy only half)
Years lived in: 5 years, owned

If you want a stiff drink and a look at the best thrifted finds Kansas City has to offer, this is the place to be. Emily and Kyle’s turn-of-the-century home is the focus of Emily’s blog and Instagram account, The Boozy Bungalow, in which Emily hilariously and candidly walks us through her home renovations—struggles and all—usually while enjoying a cocktail, and always sharing the recipe (for real, I made her beer margaritas and they did not disappoint). Following her has been totally great, not only for design inspiration without the facade, but also for some expletive-laden laughs.

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The Messy-Attainable Home in ‘I Feel Bad’ Makes Us Feel Better — Best TV Homes

October 17, 2018

With the Fall 2018 season underway, we are returning to some our favorite TV abodes, and getting invited inside a few new ones. Join us this month as we explore the best homes on the small screen.

Show: “I Feel Bad”—NBC Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.
Style: The lively family home, situated in the Silicon Valley suburbs, is casual, cozy and contemporary.
Why we love it: The Northern California abode—housing a mixed-race married couple and their three young children—features relaxed, modern vibes that are both inspired and attainable.

“Here’s what every woman knows: we feel bad about something almost every day,” says Sarayu Blue in the first episode of NBC’s new show, “I Feel Bad.” “I never know what I’ll feel bad about, but I always know it’s just around the corner.”

Blue stars in the series as Emet, a woman of Indian descent who not only works as a video game artist in Silicon Valley’s male-dominated tech scene, but is also a married mother of three young children and daughter to her oft-visiting parents. While the show sees her juggling her professional endeavors and her domestic demands—two spheres in which she holds quite high standards for herself—the latter’s happenings usually take place in her family home, which is filled with as much natural light and inspired design as it is with kin-related chaos.

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