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LIMITED TIME ONLY | New Lighting from Project 62 + Leanne Ford for Target

See Your Home In Its Best Light with Leanne Ford’s New Only-at-Target CollectionInterior designer Leanne Ford knows a thing or two about creating beautiful spaces (after all, she’s the vision behind Leanne Ford Interiors and co-host of HGTV’s “Restored by the Fords”). Now she’s teaming up with Target to shed light on one often-overlooked detail that can totally transform your home. “Lighting is everything,” says Leanne. “It's one of the most important elements in a space, if not the most important. And if you pick the right piece, it doubles as a work of art.” Well, friends, get ready to illuminate your favorite space—Leanne’s created a limited-time…

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FOR SALE | What Kind of House Does a $180 Million Lottery Winner Build?

Sited on a ridgetop above Oak Glen, California with views from Little San Gorgonio to Mount San Jacinto peaks and the Salton Sea and Catalina Island, looking down over its 865 acres, it’s like sitting on top of the world. The 16,000-square-foot home is on a 9,000-foot peak on its own mountain with all-season trails for hiking or four-wheeler adventures through towering Sequoias and Redwoods, abundant wildlife sightings, waterfalls and far-reaching mountain, valley and city views. Just below at 4,500 feet is a clearing for a future helipad. Mansion grounds also include an apple orchard, a 4,100-square-foot, six-bay garage and…

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Before & After: A “Not Too Brooklyn” Bachelor Pad in Park Slope, Transformed with Paint

Dan Mazzarini of BHDM Design was given a mandate when it came to a dated apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn: create a sophisticated and polished masculine retreat that was “not too Brooklyn” for the apartment’s bachelor owner, a book-loving lawyer with little time to fret about the details. The two-bedroom apartment was in good, if dated, condition, with a ho-hum mashup of middle-grade finishes, before Mazzarini got to work. He redid the whole apartment with several gallons of paint and a tight palette of black and white, then added graphic artwork, textiles and tiling to add visual interest and keep the…

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Remodelista Essentials: 25 Inexpensive, Good-Looking Design Finds from the Hardware Store

Consider this our ode to the humble hardware store, the affordable emporium of just about anything you need (and several things you didn’t know you needed). The wares in a hardware store epitomize beauty in function: these are practical workhorses, often designs that haven’t changed in decades (or even centuries); they’re built to last, sometimes multi-purpose—and many of them are surprisingly good-looking. And there’s something old-world about wandering the aisles of the iconic hardware store, with its dusty, jam-packed shelves, and third-generation shopkeepers who can tackle any question you throw at at them. (We’re advocates of the local mom-and-pop hardware store—I’ve…

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Beneath the Surface: A Petite Manhattan Apartment with a Surprising Amount of Storage (and Small-Space Tricks)

The secret to this petite Manhattan apartment? Its inventive hidden storage—so well-hidden, in fact, that I didn’t notice it at first glance. When two Israeli-born architects, Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerger of BoND, acquired the circa-1910, 520-square-foot apartment in the city’s West Chelsea neighborhood, it was laid out like a typical, cramped New York flat, with a railroad layout and a walled-off kitchen and bathroom in the center of the space that didn’t get any light. The duo transformed the apartment by realigning the kitchen and bathroom along one wall, then added high/low design elements: custom marble, tall glass partition…

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Louisiana Cottage | Save This Old House

The History: In 1856, newlyweds Dr. Eugene Albert Amet and Palmire Lucie Boyer departed their native France and settled in the Avoyelles Parish of Moreauville, where her family built them a modest home. Over time, the house expanded along with their family. Eventually, one of the Amets’ three children, Marie, inherited the house and raised seven children there with her husband, Dr. Tobie Lucien Lougarre; he became the town’s first mayor in 1904. The home remained in the family for more than 100 years in total.Shown: The 3,576-square-foot home holds five bedrooms and three baths. Outside, it is wrapped with…

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