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Light By the Liter: Plastic Bottles Repurposed Into Mini Skylights

Here in California, skylights are found in many homes, taking advantage of the year-round sunshine, and therefore reaping the green benefits of saving energy and money. It's just plain good sense! Still, they're usually regarded as a bit fancy and certainly a sort of higher-end, non-essential feature.

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Create a Guest Room Out of Nothing: Tips for All Budgets

Oh, dear. Guests are coming for the holidays and we don't have a spare bedroom! What is a holiday host to do? Whether you have a champagne or beer budget, here are some strategies for finding space for guests and being a gracious host this holiday season.

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A Stroll Through the Neighborhood: Homes Decked Out for Halloween!

This is gonna be a long Halloween weekend, and by the looks of our neighborhood, it's gonna be a spooky one. Whilst walking my dog, Klunkers earlier today, I thought I'd snap a few shots of my favorite decorated houses

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Hipster Mid-Century Mod Hotel, Baby!

You'll miss it if you blink. The entrance to The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, California, a sort of desert Hollywood starlet all its own, is surrounded by 20 foot hedges standing sentry, maintaining an exclusive privacy for visiting guests.

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Room of the Day: Pumpkin Color-Combo Drama!

There are color combinations that just work, and for this design dig'n girl, one example would be this pumpkin-orange and blue-green, and, um...I mean, the really sensual, deep, blue ocean-green kinda color. Cast it upon simple retro-mid-century modern cool pieces, lamps and accessories,

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Home Tour: SoCal Howl’n Shabby-Chic Halloween Home-Part 2

With a hardy knock at the door, then a push of the bell for good measure, we're soon happily greeted by Bridget Johnson, who politely invites us in for an inside lookie-loo peak at her warm and hauntingly shabbyesque-decorated home located in Ladera Ranch, California.

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Spooktacular Spider Web-Inspired Decor

Aside from the spook-factor, a spider's web is quite amazing in that it is stronger and clearly more elastic than steel. In addition to its structural advantages, these sensational, silk lattices are like fingerprints and snowflakes...no one is identical; furthermore,

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Decorating Details for A Delightful Halloween

There are so many takes on decorating when it comes to Halloween. Some of us love kitschy, some hand-made and crafty, and then there's the vintage, elegant, and simple-sweet decor that frankly, knocks me outta my black

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Home Tour: South Orange County Home Goes Howl'n Shabby-Chic Halloween-Part 1

Tucked back into the gentle rolling hills of Ladera Ranch lies a warm, shabby-chic-esque two-story home, decorated by the woman of the house, Bridget Johnson. With a could-be-professional-chef husband and a tween and teen, (just turned thirteen, mind you),

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How To Make A Zombie Family Portrait

You must admit, this time of year can bring out the monster in all of us, well...some of of us, at least. Why not capture this image in a "zombified" family portrait to enjoy year after year to really celebrate