These past few years have seen many big-name home and design retailers bite the dust, and many more come thisclose to suffering the same fate. After a big drop in numbers, Restoration Hardware first closed some stores, then went through a buyout and subsequent restructuring.

There’s something about the end of August, perhaps harking back to those days when there was little to worry about, school had yet to start, and you were trying to squeak every moment of living out of the season before it ended.

Disregard the bright yellow bust (is it a person? An animal? I'm not sure, but I kind of love it), the TV (in a bathroom? Really?) and the killer tiled border, shower curtain, and of course, those heels. Focus instead on that wall dripping with necklaces.

Just like last year, California Home + Design is asking readers and the statewide design community to help round up and nominate the top 10 best California creations

It was a battle between tartan chairs, creatively covered consoles and rehabbed rooms of all kinds.

I’ve never been all that interested in having an actual bar in my home; thoughts of a typical “man cave” with leather swivel seats and posters with poker-playing dogs come too quickly to mind, I’m afraid.

I've been waiting a while for this one! Joy, the voice behind one of my favorite blogs, Oh, Joy! has been hinting for months at her new wallpaper collaboration with Hygge & West, and it's finally here.

There are statement-making pieces, and then there are items that add an actual jolt of electricity to a room. I classify most of the Rug Company’s goods as the latter.

Giving back always feels good, but now it tastes good too!

Terrariums have blown up into a major trend in home gardening over the past few years, with everyone from the New York Times to Martha Stewart (erm, not to mention Jeffery Tambor) taking a crack at them.


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