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A Statement Powder Room + 17 Wallpapers that Wow

A small space like a powder room is so easy to overlook but with it being the room that most guests will end up visiting, why not make it wow? An easy go-to is wallpaper. It completely transforms a space, including the smallest of rooms.  James Wheeler is showing you how to take a bathroom from boring to mega fab and spilling his tips for picking wallpaper. See even more from...

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Gorgeous Ways to Give Your Home Cottage Charm

Nothing makes my heart flutter more than an authentically quaint cottage. These classic homes fill the pages of fairytales and line the streets of some of my favorite neighborhoods. If you love the cottage look and want to add a touch of it to your own home, look no further! With these tips from...

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5 Designer Secrets To A Kitchen Renovation

I so wish I could introduce this kitchen by saying it was mine. Why? Because it's amazing, and that kelly green kitchen island makes me want to squeal like a little girl (or a woman with a strange love for kitchens, pretty sure we squeal at the same octave). Lori of Redo Home & Design is the lucky lady that gets to call this space home, and with the help of ...

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20 Reasons Why Being a Mom Rocks

Mother's Day is nearly upon us and while we love searching for the perfect gift or crafting a brunch for our favorite moms, we thought it would be fun to dive a little deeper and talk shop with a Mother who knows her stuff. Monika Hibbs is not only a wildly talented lifestyle blogger but she has now added badass mama bear to her resume and she has 20 reasons why it's the coolest thing on the planet. Have a...

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Behind the Scenes: Munster Rose

Meet our new favorite virtual gal pal Jackie Reisenauer. She's the uber talented creative director/ owner of Munster Rose and this lovely lady knows a thing or two about gorgeous florals and design. With over 400 weddings under her belt, she's talking the ins and outs of running a successful business, staying inspired and the fuel that keeps her going (hint: it's all about mega stuff oreos). SMP: Tell us a...

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Behind The Blog with Career Contessa

Lauren McGoodwin knows her way around a stellar career and her blog, Career Contessa is the living proof. A mash-up of business savvy advice, tid bits for achieving that all mighty work-life balance, and career profiles on truly inspiring women. And now we're flipping the screen around and talking shop with Ms. Career Contessa herself and learning how a passion project became a full on dream job with a side of fun office space.

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Modern Etiquette with Chloe Malle

Let's face it, times are a'changing, and it's getting harder and harder to sit through a dinner without feeling the urge to glance at your phone. But where should we draw the line? Luckily, the incredibly chic Chloe Malle took a break from writing some of our favorite Vogue stories to share her tips for...

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10 Indoor Plants You Can’t Kill

Lacking a green thumb, but need some of the great outdoors in your indoor space?  Don't let Mother Nature fool you -- not all indoor plants are fickle! Try keeping one of these 10 easy going potted plants in your apartment or at your work desk (yes, tiny potted plants are allowed!), and be green with envy no more.

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Live SMP Interview with Molly Sims!

Today is a great day friends. Our very own Abby Larson is chatting with everyone's favorite supermodel, Molly Sims for AOL BUILD. We're live streaming starting at 3pm est as these two talk shop; i.e. Molly's new book, motherhood and beauty secrets galore. Set those clocks and meet...

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20 Chic Ways to Organize Your Office

I don't know about you, but the crazy person that resides inside my brain finds it terribly difficult to focus on work when my office is in disarray. However, over the years, I've unearthed a handful of super easy, totally chic tools, that have helped keep everything at bay, allowing me to really focus on my daily tasks at hand. And today I'm here to spill ALL the beans! And these may just be the prettiest beans ever. PS - A whole plethora of...

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20 Easy Ways to Clean with Vinegar

No matter how hard I try, I will never amount to Monica Gellar status. I adore a sparkling clean home as much the next guy, but actually despise the act of cleaning. Which is why I've made it my mission over the course of my adult-life to unearth a handful of painfully easy cleaning tactics. And over the years I've disovered that classic white vinegar is my very best friend!

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17 Kitchen Organization Tips & Tricks

I live in a tiny box in the sky downtown Toronto, and my kitchen is pint-sized at best. Unfortunately for me this means that when it's even in slight disarray, the entire condo feels like a mess. Over the years I've gotten pretty good at keeping the kitchen clutter at bay, and am pretty excited to share a handful of my favourite tips and tricks with you today! Ps - SO MUCH KITCHEN INSPIRATION! (caps...

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15 Cleaning Tips You Never Knew!

For someone who's weirdly obsessed with a clean condo, the act of cleaning itself falls very low on my list of things I like to do. In order to make the process as painless as possible, over the years I've discovered a handful of super easy, mostly-natural tips and tricks for effortless cleaning. I've pretty much mastered the act of making our place sparkly with little elbow grease, and am sharing all my secrets riiiiight here:...

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Amazing Closets + 10 Closet Organizing Tips

For someone who doesn't always have the funds to splurge on fashion, I spend an awful lot of time looking at pics of fabulous closets that hold fabulous clothes. So much so that I've found what I think are 24 of the best spaces for budgets large and small. And to crank that closet inspiration up a notch, I also wanted to share SMP's tips for getting that little closet that could of yours into tip top shape. Though I may not be considered an expert as far as fashion goes, if there's one...

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How to Choose Kitchen Countertops

Have you ever been to Sabine's blog? The woman is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things home related. From the depths of your basement to the tippy toppy of your roofline, I'm convinced she knows it all. And today she's dishing on the ins and outs of how to choose those kitchen countertops of yours. From marble to granite, read on to find out what will get you the most bang for your buck. Tips & Advice: ...

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Bubbly

We love a good bottle of champagne. Love might not even be strong enough of a word. Bubbly is soul-mate status and thus can never go to waste. And with the holidays fast approaching, chances are you'll have plenty of champagne on hand. Whether that means leftovers from last night's party, not so tasty champagne collecting dust on your bar cart, or empty bottles and corks lying around the house, try these 10 ideas for making the most of your bubbly.

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Keep Your Hydrangeas Fresh with These Tips

We’re strong believers that fresh flowers are a must have around your home. One of our favorite flowers to have around the house is hydrangeas. You can find them anywhere, and they are super easy to arrange. Unfortunately, hydrangeas are a...

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The Do’s and Don’ts for Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is the biggest meal most of us ever have to cook and the prep work alone is enough to send anyone into stress mode. But with preparation and a few key to-do's and absolutely do-not-do's, turkey day will run a whole lot smoother. Dive in to our curated list for surviving Thanksgiving like a seasoned professional, a.k.a. your mom, plus one surprising tip most people forget...

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15 Secrets to Decorating Like a Pro

When you are neck deep in painting walls, hanging art and hunting for just the right pieces to fill your home, these tips are going to come in so handy.  I promise. They're tid bits that make a world of difference in a space. Things like how high to hang that favorite painting or what color will make a small room seem larger and we've got them coming your way in 3,2,1... For more design and decorating tips:...

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The Novogratz’s 10 Tips for Choosing Art

If you were a 9 by design junky (raises hand), you'll probably recognize a few of these spaces from their show. This right here, is the Novoratz's beautiful New York pad and to say I'm obsessed would be a massive understatement! Not only do we get to take a closer look at each and every space, we've also asked this design duo for all of their tips and tricks on choosing art...

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