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Happier at Home: 7 Tips for Mindful Shopping

And, see our post Expert Advice: 12 Insider Tips for Sourcing Antiques and Vintage Online for a few online shopping tips and tricks. 4. Set limitations. Above: Make sure you have closet space before you consider a purchase; photograph by Alexa Hotz from Posh Japanese Workwear, by Way of Paris. Retailers are savvy about the brain science of shopping and know just how to tempt you with compelling displays, sleek packaging, alluring deals, and well-lit changing rooms with flattering mirrors. (In his book Predictably Irrational, economist Dan Ariely explains that we can become attached to things by simply trying them on or even…

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Trending on The Organized Home: Genius Storage Ideas to Steal

Trending on The Organized Home: Genius Storage Ideas to Steal - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to…

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Gift Kits for the Practical-Minded Person

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Gift Kits for the Practical-Minded Person - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used…

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Color Experts’ Picks for 2019 Color of the Year

Dunn-Edwards took inspiration from both near (the American West) and far (Mars!) in choosing a Color of the Year for 2019. "In these always-connected times, we start to crave real, genuine connections with the earth and with each other," says Sara McLean, color expert and stylist for Dunn-Edwards. "These feelings are reflected in a movement away from cooler hues toward more earth-inspired colors. Organic, autumnal, and life-affirming hues, such as Spice of Life, are strong, authentic, and full of humanity." Though mixing Spice of Life into an earthy palette—think shades of ocher, moss, and clay—is intuitive, McLean points out that the…

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Trending on Gardenista: Holiday Houseplants

This week, the Gardenista editors de-mystified Christmastime staple Amaryllis, revealed Christmas tree secrets, and more. Here’s a look: Above: Amaryllis is pigeonholed as a Christmastime novelty in the US, but that need not be the case. Read Gardening 101: Amaryllis for everything you need to know about growing and maintaining this bloom (plus how to make an elegant holiday arrangement with it). Photograph by Sophia Moreno-Bunge. Above: December is no time to slack on your gardening chores. There’s plenty you can do, even in the winter months. Find out what in Your First Garden: 10 Things to Do in the Garden in December.…

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Best of Home Inspection Nightmares

Best of Home Inspection Nightmares 3 × Hey, I Can Tile My Own Shower! Hey, I Can Tile My Own Shower! Photo by Tom Kaminski It just needs a little caulking to finish the job!  Tom Kaminski Cross Island Home Inspection Sayville, N.Y. 4 × Too Close for Comfort Too Close for Comfort Courtesy of ASHI Reporter Don't forget to turn off the fan before checking the smoke alarm! Matthew Steger WIN Home Inspection Lancaster, Pa. 5 × Going with the Grain Going with the Grain Courtesy of ASHI Reporter “Not wall switches; they are ‘vertical cabinet switches with a matching grain…

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