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5 Gorgeous Design Ideas From Around the World You’ll Be Dying to Steal

Just like America itself, American interior design is a melting pot of inspirations from other countries. The style we know as midcentury modern, for instance, originally was a spinoff of the modernist movement in Denmark. Our version of feng shui, of course, takes its inspiration from the ancient Chinese philosophy that governs spatial arrangement and

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‘Where Do My Socks Go?’ and Other Laundry Mishaps, Solved

We’ve all been there: You pour out a clean load of laundry only to find socks missing and holes in your favorite T-shirt. It’s frustrating to think that your washer and dryer—two of the handiest household appliances—are responsible for your laundry mishaps and may even be ruining your clothes. But before you trash your beloved machines, understand that it’s

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Denim and Dropcloth? Utility Fabrics Are the Latest Trend in Durable Decor

The phrase “utility fabric” doesn’t exactly have the cozy connotations of “cashmere blanket” or the sheer decadence of “silk sheets.” But don’t let the moniker deceive you—these oft-overlooked fabrics can add pops of visual interest throughout your home. Best of all, they’re inexpensive and as durable as the day is long. Yep, we’re talking about

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San Francisco Early Autumn Market Report

Due mostly to seasonal issues, median sales prices typically drop in Q3 from Q2 peaks, and did so this year as well. The median SF house price was up 15% and the median condo price was up 4% from Q3 …

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8 Tech Innovations That Make Life Easier for Landlords

It’s easy to make money as a landlord, right? You just sit back and watch those rent checks roll in. Wrong! For many, it’s a full-time job that includes collecting rent on time, finding reliable tenants, and making sure maintenance is done quickly. Of the 43 million rental units in the U.S., 80% are owned

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The 5 Interior Design Rules You Should Never, Ever Break

Don’t do this. Don’t do that. Always do this. Rules, rules, rules. Where’s the fun in that? We definitely think you should design and decorate your home the way you want. But adhering to just a few simple mandates brings order to the chaos, says Leslie Stephens, owner of Leslie Stephens Design in Richmond, VA.

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