Архив автора: Danielle Blundell

The Throwback Christmas Tree Trend That’s Making a Comeback

Anybody remember the disco-look tinsel trees from the 1970s or white Christmas tree craze of the ’90s? We just might be coming full circle on those trends right now, because I’ve been noticing metallic and white (and colored, too!) trees popping up in stores and in the homes of some pretty stylish people. Is it a flash in the pan or a legit trend with potential staying power that makes investing in one of these styles worth considering? Hard to say. I don’t think neon colored or shiny trees are going to ever replace a fresh Douglas Fir, but if you like doing something different, take a look at these chic colored options. (далее…)

Christmas Tree Selfies: The New Holiday Card?

Oh celebrities—always setting trends, especially when it comes to social media. Our prediction, if Insta feeds during the 2016 holiday season were any indicator, is that formal Christmas card photos are a thing of the past, because tons of stars (and literally their mothers in some cases) are all about the impromptu Christmas tree selfie. (далее…)

Is This Couple the Next Chip & Joanna Gaines?

If you follow Joanna Gaines on Instagram, it feels like she’s been using the hashtag «season5iscoming» on social media forever. Well, the wait is finally over, and Fixer Upper’s fifth and final season begins airing tonight. But I’m kinda already on to the next one. Chip and Jo are moving on, and we should, too. And what—or who—is going to fill the void, you ask? I’d like to officially nominate designer Lauren Liess and her business partner husband David Liess. The northern Virginia-based duo is currently casting homeowners for the recently greenlit HGTV show, Best House on the Block, which should go into production spring of next year. (далее…)

4 Styling Secrets from House Beautiful’s Editor in Chief

As Editor in Chief of House Beautiful, Sophie Donelson certainly sees her fair share of homes. She started noticing patterns emerging in this landscape of homes and had the idea to turn these common design threads into a decorating handbook. And so she, with the help of her team of editors, has brought us the new book House Beautiful Style Secrets: What Every Room Needs. (далее…)

The 8 Hottest Toys of the Season to Buy Now (Before They Sell Out)

Every year, there’s a toy (or two) that enters the «impossible to find» holiday shopping hall of fame. You know them: Tickle Me Elmo, Furby, Hatchimals. In a few short weeks, you’ll know what toys have emerged as the hottest of 2017 because, well, you won’t be able to find them anywhere. But that all seems a bit backwards, if you ask me. The holiday season isn’t the time to be behind the curve, so we’re doing our research early this year and calling in reinforcements from Ali Mierzejewski, Senior Editor at The Toy Insider, with her picks on what to buy before it’s gone (or marked up to an ungodly amount on eBay or Amazon). Without further ado, here’s what to put on your shopping list now, before it sells out. (далее…)

You Know You’ve Thought About It: How to Become an HGTV Star

Whether they’re interior designers, stylists, contractors or realtors, HGTV personalities really are at the top of their game. And though it might feel like it to you, the faces you see on the network definitely didn’t get there overnight. If you’ve ever thought about what it takes to make it to HGTV stardom, read on, because we found out. (далее…)

Part Art, Part Storage: 6 Genius Ways to Store Accessories When You Have No Room

When you live in a small home or apartment, figuring out how to store your scarves, handbags, necklaces, sunglasses and other accessories is a challenge. We can’t all have giant walk-in closets full of open shelves, now can we? The secret, folks, is to turn your jewelry, hats and other items into functional decor, especially if you live in a compact space. Here are some ideas for attractive ways to display and store your things in non-cluttery ways. (далее…)

Think Your Television Is an Eyesore? Meet the World’s Most Beautiful TV

I didn’t think it was possible to fall in love with a TV. Shoes maybe, but I’ve never been one to go gaga over tech. It’s just that televisions have been eyesores almost as long as they’ve been around. Sure, they’re functional, and flatter and thinner than before. But they’ve essentially remained big black boxes, even when hanging on the wall. That is, until now. Samsung just released The Frame television a little while ago, and boy, as a design enthusiast, am I fangirling hard over here. (далее…)