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‘Mamma Mia’ Music Producer Nick Gilpin’s Stylishly Revived Georgian Manse

If houses could talk this one might say, “Mamma mia, here we go again.” It sits at the center of a crescent of Georgian dwellings that overlook the historic English city of Bath: Jane Austen would take long walks here for the rarefied air and the views. Used as University of Bath housing for the last 60 years, the building required a tag team of professionals to convert it back to a single family manse. Architect Jonathan Rhind stepped up to the task of removing the institutional additions and restoring the stately structure to all that it had been. Designer…

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7 Low-Cost, High-Style Furniture Upgrades | DIY on a Dime

The DIYer: Jen Woodhouse, a singer/songwriter-turned-carpenter whose love of woodworking inspired her blog, The House of Wood. She encourages readers to “build their way to a more beautiful home,” and offers downloadable project plans complete with cut lists and step-by-step instructions for each project.The inspiration: “My sister was newly married, had just bought a house, and was in need of furniture,” says Jen. “The nightstands she wanted cost almost $800 apiece from a high-end catalog—and she would need two. Building them meant we could customize them to her space and her storage needs.” How she did it: After sketching out a plan her sister…

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Trending on The Organized Home: Decluttering Secrets

This week over on our sister site The Organized Home, the editors dispelled decluttering rumors, peeked inside the mudroom of our dreams, and more. Here’s a look: Above: “I’m going to go out on a limb here and posit that what all suburban parents of young children aspire to is a house with a totally tricked-out mudroom,” writes Fan. This one by Studio McGee checks all the boxes (including a water fountain!). See more in Enter Right: The Mudroom of Your Dreams, By Studio McGee. Photograph by Kate Osborne, courtesy of Studio McGee. Above: More than a week into “new year,…

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Current Obsessions: Design Restart

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These Were the Most Popular Posts on Our Sites This Week

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2018 Was a Big Year for Natural Disasters

The Camp Fire in northern California was the single costliest natural disaster of 2018, according to an insurance report. Worldwide, insured losses from natural disasters were $80 billion last year. (Photo: Cal OES / CC BY-NC / Flickr) Insured losses from natural disasters totaled $80 billion worldwide last year, significantly higher than the 30-year average, a report from reinsurance giant Munich RE said. Earthquakes, floods, tropical cyclones, and two especially devastating wildfires in California all contributed to total economic losses of $160 billion, ranking it among the 10 costliest disaster years and the fourth most expensive for the industry since…

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