BLUE BATHROOM IDEAS

Bold lapis, dreamy denim, or elegant navy: blue never goes out of style.
BOLD CERULEAN TILE
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Glossy cerulean tiles by Original Style bring a clean pop of color to this Bordeaux, France bathroom designed by Michael Coorengel and Jean-Pierre Calvagra. The room also features candle lighting fixtures, and a 19th-century painted wrought-iron washbasin.
NAVY STRIPES
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Architect Achille Salvagni transformed this Roman Palazzo into a storied bathroom, featuring tub fittings by Lefroy Brooks, a heirloom 1750 Italian stool, and a 1930s Venini chandelier. The striped wallpaper is by Ralph Lauren Home.
CORNFLOWER BLUE
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Vintage ship lights, an antique sink, and a medicine cabinet made of reclaimed barnwood give this bathroom in an Upstate New York home a rustic touch. The blue walls are waterproof Venetian plaster, and the floor is polished concrete.
AQUAMARINE FLORAL
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This aquamarine blue powder room makes a splash with its bold wallpaper from Secondhand Rosein a New York City home decorated by interior designer Katie Ridder. The sconces are from Liza Sherman Antiques and the sink is custom-made.
SMOKEY BLUE MARBLE
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The blue Bardiglio marble in the master bath of this Northern New Jersey homemimics the soothing ripples of ocean waves. The tub by Kohler has fittings by Dornbracht.
BLUE FLORAL CEILING
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Instead of blue walls, designer Patrick Punty’s Oakland bungalow goes for an elegant yet modern feel with a dramatic ceiling covered in Cole & Son wallpaper. The bathroom sink is by Stone Forest, the faucet is by Waterworks, and the bust of Napoleon is antique.
CREAM AND SKY BLUE
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In a historic English estate, a beautiful guest bath has a tub and fittings reclaimed from another part of the manor; the curtains are of a James Haresilk, and the carpet is by Ryalux.
COBALT TILE ACCENTS
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Deep blue tiles by Artistic Tile add focus in Andy Cohen’s Manhattan duplex. The master bath’s tub is by Wooden Baths Ltd. The sinks, fixtures, and sconces are by Waterworks. The counter and window surround are in Statuary White marble and the hexagonal floor tiles are by Artistic Tile.
BLUE STRIPED BEACH HOUSE
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Blue-and-white striped Almaviva tiles amplify the turquoise glow of the subterranean bathroom room in this Ibiza beach house designed by Cabinet Alberto Pinto. A porthole over the Villeroy & Boc sinks provides an underwater view of the pool.
GLAMOROUS TEAL
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Gold accents look extra luxurious against the grey-toned teal of the master bath of this French home is by Jacob Delafon. The tub fittings are by Waterworks, the sconces are by Niermann Weeks, and the Veere Grenney chair is covered in an Armani/Casa fabric; the chandelier is by Tony Duquette, and the vanity, mirror, and marble flooring are all custom designs.
BLUE MOSAIC
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One of two master baths at Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia’s 1970s home near Geneva, Switzerland, features eye-catching blue, gray, and silver mosaic glass tiles, which cover the shower surround and tub. The custom-made sofa is upholstered in a pleated silk.

PET-FRIENDLY HOME

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But that doesn’t mean your style has to go to the dogs. Here are five easy pet-friendly furniture and home design ideas that will make a difference.
1. TAKE COVER
More than likely, your pets are sharing the bed with you—or taking it over! To keep the fashion factor high in the bedroom, invest in high-quality, machine washable bedding that can withstand the regular care that’s required with pets. Our bedding selection offers a wide array of beautiful styles in 100% cotton that can easily be brushed, vacuumed, washed, and ironed to keep your bed dressed in its best.
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The Abriella floral duvet cover and shams offer fresh, pet-friendly bedroom style. The duvet cover features hand pockets and interior corner duvet ties that make it super easy to remove the duvet insert for cleaning.
2. DRESSED FOR SUCCESS
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The best furniture for pets is dressed wisely. Our all-new selection of high-performance fabrics offers worry-free fashions for indoor upholstery pieces, including plush velvet, tailored chenille, herringbone, and linen in a variety of colors and patterns. These beautiful, durable, pet-friendly fabrics repel spills, resist moisture and odors, and are easy to clean so you don’t have to sacrifice your style for your pets.
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The Borini Ivory high-performance fabric has the look and feel of a classic twill so you can finally have that cozy, light colored sofa you’ve always wanted.
3. TREAT YOUR EYES
Food bags and pouches stuffed in cupboards can be an unruly annoyance, especially if you have multiple pets. Keeping colorful biscuits, jerkies, and other treats fresh in stylish glass containers on your kitchen counter is an easy, chic solution.
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These Glass Cork jars are food-safe and come in three different sizes—great for storing different treats for multi-pet households.
4. HIT THE FLOOR
Every rug may not be suitable for a pet-friendly home but every pet-friendly home can definitely have a stylish rug! Save your pretty plush styles for low-traffic areas (if there’s such a thing) and opt for indoor/outdoor rugs for your active living spaces.
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The La Grange rug has the stylish look of a flat-weave wool rug; you’d never know it’s woven from high-performance fibers that can withstand muddy or litter-laden paws. Plus, it’s reversible!
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The Mickey Mouse stripe rug is braided, just like a classic rag rug, from durable fibers. It’s also reversible for double the style!
5. PLAY CATCH
From chew toys and leashes to catnip-filled mice and bouncy balls, your pets’ playthings definitely need a home! Interesting boxes and baskets can catch the clutter in style.
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The lightweight yet durable Fantastic Felt storage baskets have a fun, fetching look and can easily be moved from room to room for pickup and playtime.

Cheap home décor websites

These deserve a permanent spot in your bookmarks bar.
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We all love decorating — until we hit “checkout” and see just how much our small bedroom redesign ultimately ended up costing. But you don’t have to drain your bank account (or forgo your new decor dreams altogether), you just have to know where to find the best deals. These sites are our go-to’s when it comes to cheap decor that’s actually quality, on trend, and looks totally luxe. You have our permission to go redo your entire house now.
H&M
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You can shop for clothes and housewares in one. Their linens are killer, pillows and rugs are swoon-worthy, and they’ve got some pretty covetable kitchenware, too. Just go ahead and take all my money, H&M.
TARGET
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Walk into Target for one thing, come out with an entire cartful of things you don’t need. Like their modern Project 62 furniture line. Too good.
URBAN OUTFITTERS
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If you’ve ever added decor items to your Anthro shopping cart and immediately wanted to cry, check Urban. It’s the same cool, bohemian vibe (think all the colors, patterns, and textures), but way more affordable.
JOSS & MAIN
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Joss & Main curates their selections by styles — Modern Farmhouse or Cottage Living, for example — so you can shop your entire room by your design aesthetic.
WORLD MARKET
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Furniture, home decor, rugs — you name it, they’ve got it. You’ll score unique finds from around the world that are totally original. (And at prices that won’t make you die inside).
IKEA
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IKEA, we’ll never quit you. Once you’ve bought your furniture, these hacks will help you turn it into something totally gorge and unique.
GILT
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Gilt is where you go when you want to score designer brands without the designer price tag. Their sales last about a month, so keep checking back for the newest, freshest content.
AMAZON
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Did you know you can buy furniture on Amazon? Now you do. And a lot of it comes with prime shipping!
WAYFAIR
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Also known as rug central, you can find literally anything you’re looking for on Wayfair, in a variety of decor styles. And they always have great deals.
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AllModern is Wayfair’s hipper, edgier cousin. If modern, sleek decor is what you’re after, this site will keep your decor on point and your budget in check.
ETSY
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Etsy might require a bit more hunting to find something great since all the items are sold by individual sellers and the majority are handmade, but that’s half the fun. They’ve got everything from artwork to decor to furniture — and you can even score some sweet antique finds, too.
UNCOMMON GOODS
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You won’t find any furniture or big ticket items here, but it’s a killer spot for, well, uncommon home decor accents. If you want unique lighting, wall decor, or decorative objects at a low price point, this is your go-to.

COOL WALLPAPERS

The fastest way to refresh any space.
Odds are, we don`t need to convince you about the transformative nature of wallpaper. You`ve probably seen plenty “before” and “after” photos of rooms that left you speechless, thanks to a statement-making wall-covering. It is, after all, one of the easiest home makeover projects out there. Browse these gorgeous patterned wallpapers that are destined to give just about any room some design clout.
LARGE FLAMINGO WALLPAPER
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A playful twist on a traditional solid pink paper, these feathered friends will give your wall tons of texture.
LEOPARDS WALLPAPER
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Animal-print can be tricky on walls, but a print of animals? Brilliant and fitting if you’re all for bold patterns in a design scheme.
SOFT BLUE WATERCOLOR WALLPAPER
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The inky swirl of watercolor gives a subdued color palette plenty of personality.
AURORA GOLD AND IVORY BRUSHSTROKE WALLPAPER
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This squiggly metallic print plays surprisingly well with others—think of it as a non-neutral neutral.
BURANO WALLPAPER
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These pretty painted squares are like the grown-up version of the photos you used to tack up all over your walls in college—but infinitely more chic.
LIPS WALLPAPER
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This paper will make your walls pretty enough to kiss.
TAUPE CHINOISERIE WALLPAPER
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The large scale gives this classic print some real punch.
NEW YORK WOMEN – DOWNTOWN WING WALLPAPER
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What better wall covering for your ladies-only oasis than this print filled with sketches of the ladies of downtown NYC.
ORANGE CRUSH WALLPAPER
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Nothing says “bright” and “fresh” like a dash of foliage and bold citrus.
CONSTELLATION MAP WALLPAPER
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Keep an eye on the stars (even when light pollution gets in your way) with this stellar print.
FUNKY FRAMES WALLPAPER
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These crafty frames mean your kids can finally have an excuse to draw on the walls.
HOJAS CUBANAS RICH EMERALD WALLPAPER
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Get in on the botanical print trend with this vibrant, leafy paper.
MATISSE IS MY MUSE WALLPAPER IN MULTICOLOR
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Inspired by the shapes of Matisse cut-outs, this colorful print gives your space an ideal blend of color and art cred.
ARCADIA PINK BANANA LEAF WALLPAPER
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This paper will make any room feel like a tropical getaway in an instant.
DETROIT WALLPAPER
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FLOWER GIRL WALLPAPER
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Warm up a traditional floral with some subtle figures, like this colorful version.
VAN GOGH WALLPAPER
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The texture of this Van Gogh-inspired print provides an almost painted-on effect that makes it really stand out.
ANDANZA WALLPAPER IN COPPER
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Inspired by a painted mural in an old hotel bar in San Miguel de Allende, this intricate print blends rustic and modern aesthetics.
MARABOUT WALLPAPER
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Large zoomorphic masks stand in for the art you never seem to get around to hanging.
AJA WALLPAPER IN PERIWINKLE
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Moody purple gives palm fronds an unexpected edge.
DOHA WALLPAPER
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ARTEMIS WALLPAPER
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Inspired by traditional textiles, this floral print is a perfect way to jazz up a classic design scheme.
MALACHITE WALLPAPER
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Make your guests green with envy with this bright green stone pattern.
BLUE ROSE WATERCOLOR WALLPAPER
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Throw subtle out the window with this brilliant blue floral pattern.
PRAGUE WALLPAPER
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Make even the most petite room feel like part of a glamorous European hotel with this layered print.
DRIFT WALLPAPER
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These beautiful blotches were inspired by the movement of liquid in zero gravity.

RENT THE VILLA FROM UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

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If you’ve ever watched the Diane Lane classic, Under the Tuscan Sun, it’s probably safe to say you’ve dreamed of moving to Tuscany or, at the very least, booking an extended vacay there.
Listen to me: It is time to make your dreams a reality. It’s not too late to book that trip. In fact, there’s no time like the present, because you can now rent none other than the Villa Bramasole, officially known as Villa Laura, for a week-long stay.

The property, which consists of the 17th century Villa, farmhouse, and limonaia (AKA greenhouse for growing citrus), lies just outside the town of Cortona in Italy and was restored in 2006.
Stepping inside the villa, you’ll find 10 bedrooms (which comfortably sleep up to 20 guests), 10.5 bathrooms, a cozy fireplace, wine cellar, home theater, and a game room.

Outside, you can “stroll the grounds and explore the lake, take a swim in the pool, or dip in the jetted tub.” Not enough options? Don’t fret. Relax on the hammock under the fruit trees, pick organic veggies from the garden, and stock up on “homemade products, jams, passata, sauces, and oils.”
According to Luxury Retreats, depending on when you visit Villa Laura, accommodations will cost anywhere from $2,362-$4,051 per night. Econolodge this isn’t.
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DESIGN IDEAS FOR AN OUTDOOR SHOWER

A cooling outdoor shower adds a splash of refreshment to your yard.
There’s nothing more luxurious than a property with an outdoor shower. Whether it’s minimalistic or more of a statement-making design scheme, an outdoor shower sets the tone for relaxation on a hot summer day.
PALM SPRINGS OASIS
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This Palm Springs oasis features a bounty of indoor-outdoor amenities. On the patio near the master bedroom, the outdoor shower head is by Grohe, and the artwork is by Paulden Evans.
MOROCCAN FANTASY
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Architect Michael Imber and designer Lynn Myers conjured a whitewashed Moroccan fantasy on Florida’s Gulf Coast for a Mississippi family. Here, a view from above the outdoor shower and pool.
A CEDAR BEAUTY
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In an upstate New York home, designer Frank Webb’s outdoor shower is clad in clear cedar, and the fixtures are by MGS Progetti.
CHARMING FARMHOUSE
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In southwestern France, a vintage-textiles dealer uses her family’s 18th-century farmhouse to celebrate the pleasures of country life. The outdoor shower walls are reclaimed planks from an 18th-century house, the chair is from Biarritz, France, and the sink is from the 1940s.
RUSTIC CHARM
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A shower in a home on the island of Mustique is sheathed in bamboo and open to the sky.
ZEN GETAWAY
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Stone elements infuse a zen aesthetic into a Halo Bay vacation retreat by Stephanie Brown Inc.
OPEN-AIR HAVEN
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This open-air shower featuring a thatch roof is meant for enjoying sunny days. Design by Suzanne Kasler Interiors.
TROPICAL OASIS
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An outdoor shower featuring lush greenery complemented by a concrete wall and slatted wood flooring make for the perfect tropical escape.
HAWAIIAN LUXURY
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Stone walls and flooring add visual interest to an outdoor shower retreat in a Hawaiian villa. Design by Slifer Designs.
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A stylish, yet simple, outdoor shower in a Vero Beach Residence designed by DJDS.
A PRACTICAL DESIGN
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This simple outdoor shower design by Tim Barber is the perfect way to unwind after a long day.
RELAXED WITH CHARACTER
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A relaxed outdoor shower by Molie Malone Interior Design adds a touch of character to a shingle-style house.
BEACH LIVING
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Massachusetts design firm Vani Sayeed Studios crafted a cozy outdoor shower escape for a Martha’s Vineyard beach home.

Backyard Ideas

Easy backyard decorating ideas, coming right up!
Repurpose a Stock Tank As a Pool
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The stock tank pool trend is only gaining traction, and for good reason: it’s the perfect way to cool off without the sweat of an in-ground pool installation.
Build Your Dream Treehouse
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For those who would rather enjoy the backyard from a higher altitude, Treehouse Supplies offers easy building plans starting at just $50, plus helpful materials.
Set Up a Potting Station
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If you told us two metal trash cans could make for a charming work space, we’d admittedly be skeptical, but when topped with an old door and flanked by geranium red metal stools, somehow it just works.
Personalize Your Plants
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A DIY monogram planter is a cute personalized touch to any backyard. Blogger Cassity writes that, thanks to this planter’s nifty design, she can replant blooms as often as she’d like.
Warm Up the Yard With a DIY Fire Pit
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Who doesn’t love gathering around a warm fire on a summer night? Pits can be pretty pricey, but bloggers Jim and Mary made this version for just $117.
Use Rope Lights to Illuminate Your Garden Paths
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All it takes is a strand of rope lightswith end caps and garden staplesfor an easy and affordable way to light your backyard pathways at night.
Turn a Bike Into a Planter
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An old bike can become a beautiful planter by filling the front basket with blooms.
Wine Bottle Bird Feeder
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Think twice before tossing that empty wine bottle! Instead, repurpose it in the cutest mobile bird feeder.
Build a Pallet Wood Sofa
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Convert leftover pallet wood into a cozy sofa, a perfect place to sip your morning coffee or enjoy an evening cocktail.

Make a Pallet Flower Display
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Pretty up a boring backyard corner with this pallet-turned-display case. Fill with an array of potted plants in the summer, then switch to pumpkins or pinecones for the autumn months.
Hang a Hammock
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Is there anything more soothing than a hammock gently swinging under string lights? This easy-to-pull-off setup is guaranteed to be your favorite spot to relax.
Include a Kid’s Corner
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This hopscotch board—made out of pavers—works double-time as a game for kids (or adults!) and a fun way to add a pop of bright color to your lawn.
Build a Wooden Walkway
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Utilize reclaimed pallet wood to build a rustic wooden walkway. You can use it to link two areas of your backyard, or to add some character to a quiet corner.
Build a Ladder Garden Planter
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Propped against a fence, this cedar planter provides an eye-catching way to display your favorite blooms. Bonus: It only costs $20 to make.
Use Cinderblocks to Create a DIY Bench
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This colorful, repurposed bench can be made from cinderblocks, lumber, and concrete adhesive. Add colorful cushions for comfy and stylish outdoor seating.
Craft a Colorful Planter
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Using spray paint, a chain, and a hook, you can transform an old tire into a surprisingly lovely planter.
Light Up Your Trees
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Create a romantic spot by twisting a string of white lights around a cluster of trees in your backyard. Not only will this create an enchanting place to sit in the evenings, but it will be charming to look at from inside your home.
Build a Watering Can Fountain
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This cool-looking fountain, made from recycled watering cans and a wash bin, is the perfect addition to a country garden.
Take Advantage of Tree Stumps
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If you’re cutting down a tree, leave a few feet of the stump in place and turn into a small outdoor serving table.
Build a Tea Pot Fountain
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Add a piece of DIY decor to your garden or backyard with this fountain made from an iron tea pot and an old whiskey barrel.
Add Pretty Backyard Storage
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Inspired by a French door she found in the trash, this blogger created the cutest backyard garden shed, which perfectly houses tools without being an eyesore.
Make Your Own Chandelier
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Grapevine balls, white lights, twine, and a branch turn into an easy-to-make, rustic chandelier you can hang from a porch or patio.
Convert a Colander Into a Planter
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Forget flower pots! Turn your favorite flowers into this easy DIY display.
Stack Your Planters
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Add dimension to our backyard by turning planters into a tiered herb garden.
Turn a Lantern Into a Terrarium
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Blogger Nikki realized that Ikea’s Borrby candle lantern can easily be repurposed into a small terrarium—which can also double as a rustic outdoor centerpiece.
Hang a Pocket Garden
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Bet you never thought of this idea before: Repurpose a shoe holder into a cute outdoor planter

GARDEN PARTY IDEAS

A guide to creating your own floral wonderland.
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WHEN IN DOUBT, ADD CANDLES
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The combination of flowers and candles instantly takes a garden party tablescape to the next level. To prevent the arrangement from detracting from the food, avoid arrangements that are too wide or large. Just a few candles placed right around the floral centerpiece will make for a picture-perfect set up.
A COMMUNITY TABLE
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For larger parties, the traditional rounds of 10 can feel disparate and formal. Opt instead for a single long table where guests can share food, conversation, and memories, side-by-side.
ONE-COLOR FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
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In this Grecian getaway owned by a Paris-based fashion executive, simple, purple-hued blooms pop against a patterned table cloth. Just be sure to keep your one-color flower arrangement low enough in height, so guests can easily engage in conversation.
TERRARIUM CENTERPIECES
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In lieu of a traditional floral centerpiece, fill beautiful glass containers with moss, succulents and berries for a subtle but whimsical addition to your garden party table.
FLORAL-INFUSED DRINKS
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A refreshing signature drink is key for any event, especially an outdoor party. Bring the garden theme to the bar with this rose petal sangria, which incorporates fresh-picked blooms into this summertime favorite.
FLORAL-INSPIRED FOOD
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Go all out with florals, even in your food. While there are plenty of edible flowers out there, you can also stick to the sweet stuff and prepare these rose, zinnia and hydrangea cupcakes instead. Or, make a batch that matches the flowers in your decor.
PATTERNS ON PATTERNS ON PATTERNS
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There’s no better place to mix and match patterns than in a space unbound by walls and other decor. Director of creative services at Schumacher Tori Jones put the brand’s Citrus Garden and Leopard patterns to work in this intimate table for four.
“Because there was so much going on with the patterns on the tablecloth and napkins, we decided to keep the flowers simple,” Jones says. “We used a potted lush maiden hair fern as the centerpiece.”

The Tropical Trend

This one has been creeping into our consciousness like a stealthy panther for some time now . . . and the tropical trend is going to be HUGE this summer.
Pottery Barn is featuring tropical plants, gilded bamboo, banana leaf and dense floral patterns, and rattan.

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Some of the influencers of this trend include hot young designers like Justina Blakeney and throw-back icons like Lily Pulitzer and Dorothy Draper. Blakeney’s “jungalow” look embraces bohemian maximillism, dark and vivid colors, and all things jungle-ish.
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One of the late, great designers of the 20th century, Dorothy Draper’s influence is revived in this tropical jungle trend. Draper was able to use feminine color with abandon, simply by tossing in a heavy dose of black to keep it from becoming too saccharine. Cabana stripes abound – and it’s not just for the outdoors anymore.

The most popular colors this summer are greens and pinks. Dark greens and lighter yellow-greens are so hot right now, as are blush to raspberry pinks.

Are you noticing lots of exotic animals in these images? Watch for flamingos, jungle cats, elephants, zebras, birds, just to name a few.
While natural rattan and bamboo (even retro finds) are uber-hot, painted versions of both are found in the juiciest, most saturated colors. Of course, white is fresh and a safe bet, too . . .
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What do you think? Are you ready for this happy tropical trend for your home?

Houses of famous people that are for sale now

KARL LAGERFELD’S VERY ORNATE, VERY ’90S GERMAN VILLA
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If you have a few million spare euros laying around, you can now live like Karl Lagerfeld—or at least the way he lived in the ’90s. Lagerfeld’s former German villa, where he lived between 1991 and 1998, is going on sale. The property is named Villa Jako, in honor of Lagerfeld’s longtime partner Jacques de Bascher, who died in 1989. As Women’s Wear Daily reports, the villa is in Hamburg’s exclusive Blankenese district.
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The three-bedroom house, originally named Villa Schüler, was built in the 1920s for shipping magnate Herrmann Witte, and it resembles a Roman villa, complete with a grand facade and multiple columns.
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The 12,000-square-meter hilltop villa also features a grand living room that spans the entire length of the property, a first-floor gallery that also serves as a library, and round-arched glass doorways that open directly onto the garden and terrace, leading to gorgeous views of the River Elbe.
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While Lagerfeld sold the property in 1998, the current owner kept some of his interior design elements, according to the listing broker, Engel & Völkers. No word on exactly which elements were kept, but the gold leaf-painted ceilings and the three bedrooms, which each feature an en-suite bathroom and dressing room, are a marvel.
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Interested? The property will set you back a cool 10 million euros.
ROB LOWE MONTECITO ESTATE
‘West Wing’ actor Rob Lowe and his wife, Sheryl Lowe, a jewelry designer, have listed their Montecito estate for $47 million. According to Lowe, it’s the perfect time to unload the property. “With our boys now out of the house, we’re looking forward to our next real estate adventure,” he said.
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Inside the classically-inspired home, which is known as Oakview, you’ll find six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, three half bathrooms, a wine cellar and a screening room. Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. has the listing. Scroll down for a look inside the stunning gated property.
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The couple worked with a team of design professionals, including architect Don Nulty, interior designer Kyle Irwin, landscape architect Mark Rios, and David Cho, a feng shui expert.
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THE HOME IS APPROXIMATELY 10,000 SQUARE FEET AND SITS ON 3.4-ACRES.THE WELL-MAINTAINED GROUNDS INCLUDE ROSE AND VEGETABLE GARDENS.
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IT’S A COMBINATION OF TRADITIONAL EAST COAST STYLE AND THE LEGACY OF THE VIRGINIA COUNTRYSIDE. THERE’S ALSO A TWO-BEDROOM GUESTHOUSE WITH A KITCHENETTE AS WELL AS AN 800-SQUARE-FOOT POOL HOUSE WITH A FULL KITCHEN AND BEDROOM.
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PLUS, THERE’S A CHAMPIONSHIP TENNIS/SPORTS COURT WITH TWO OBSERVATION AREAS.
AOL CO-FOUNDER JAMES KIMSEY’S DC-AREA HOME
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A Northern Virginia estate that was once owned by AOL co-founder James Kimsey has been listed for $63 million, making it one of the most expensive homes in the greater Washington, D.C., area. Kimsey, who passed away of cancer in 2016, built the 24,500-square-foot, six-bedroom main house in 1999. Scroll down for photos of the estate, including a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed guest house. Plus, see a Matterport 3D tour of the main home.
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THE FRONT OF THE ESTATE IS ITALIANATE-STYLE AND FEATURES LIMESTONE. THE PROPERTY IS KNOWN AS “THE FALLS,” A REFERENCE TO ITS LOCATION OVER MCLEAN’S GREAT FALLS PARK. IT SITS ON APPROXIMATELY THREE ACRES.
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IT FEATURES SIX BEDROOMS, A SPACIOUS DINING AREA, A TENNIS COURT.
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THE GUEST HOUSE WAS DESIGNED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.
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IN ADDITION TO FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S SIGNATURE RED FLOORING, THERE ARE RIVER VIEWS AND FLOOR-TO-CEILING WINDOWS.
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MUHAMMAD ALI’S MICHIGAN FARM
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Muhammad Ali bought an 81-acre farm in Berrien Springs, Michigan in 1975, almost 10 years before he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Now the late boxer’s widow is selling the property with the very specific asking price of $2,895,037 (a reference to Ali’s 37 career knockouts). Scroll down to see more photos of the estate.
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THE FARM SITS ON 81 ACRES IN SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN, NEAR THE INDIANA BORDER.
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Structures on the property include the four-bedroom main house along with a carriage house, pool, gym, garages, barns, and “office epicenter”.
THE GYM HAS A PRIVATE BOXING RING.
There’s also a steam room and massage room in addition to the exercise equipment.
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THERE’S ALSO A SPA TUB IN THE GYM.
THE POOL INCLUDES AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN AND BATH HOUSE.
THE GROUNDS ALSO FEATURE A FULL-SIZE BASKETBALL COURT.AND LUSH LANDSCAPING.
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THE KITCHEN IN THE MAIN HOUSE HAS AN ADJACENT PANTRY.THE CARRIAGE HOUSE HAS A DECK OVERLOOKING A POND ON THE ESTATE.
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FOR ABOUT $2.9 MILLION, IT COULD BE YOURS.