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Elevate your porch with these fall decor ideas from area pros

Declare your unabashed love for the season and its cinnamon-scented trappings with a front porch decked out in fall decor. Along with showcasing some of our favorite displays, we chatted with local design gurus and green thumbs about the best ways to create a festive doorway.

Pile up the pumpkins

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At this home, Torres arranged a trail of pumpkins leading up the porch steps.(Courtesy Porch Pumpkins)

When life gives you pumpkins, pile them up on your porch for a grand fall display. If your trunk can’t handle gobs of gourdes, call on Heather Torres of Porch Pumpkins. They’ll

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6 fall decorating ideas that make a home look expensive, cozy and warm

Fall decor that makes a home look expensive definitely doesn’t have to come at a premium price. Interiors knowhow can bring high-end results without a big spend.

An expensive fall look can be an aesthetic rather than the result of purchasing power, and that’s a principle that applies generally, as well as proving applicable to fall decor ideas.

Beautifully curated interiors that reflect nature’s colors and bounty to make a home warm and welcoming can appear to have been achieved as if expense hasn’t been spared without that actually being the case.

How to create elevated fall decor on

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Nate Berkus shares design expertise on how to create a ‘lived-in’ feel in the home

NYC-based interior designer Nate Berkus has shared his top tips on how to create a ‘lived-in’ feel in the home. Taking to Instagram, the celebrated interior designer who is known for sharing resourceful tips on the social platform to help homeowners elevate their homes, shared a series of images that all have one thing in common: black leather furniture.

The post celebrates decorating with vintage furniture that is crafted from high-quality materials, such as original leather, to create a homely feeling that can add real depth to a space. ‘Using materials that are not “perfect” can bring a lived-in element

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8 Patio Decorating Ideas From Interior Designers

These smart patio decorating ideas will turn your outdoor space into an inviting, entertaining-friendly oasis.

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Whether it’s located in the front or back of your home, your patio has serious potential to become an inviting extension of your indoor living space. With that in mind, it makes a lot of sense to invest extra care into your patio so it feels cozy and welcoming to family and guests alike. With just a few designer-approved tweaks and some attention to detail—and lots of comfortable seating—your patio will quickly become a destination to kick back, soak up the outdoors, and make

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6 Decorating Tricks That Will Make Your Home Feel Like an Inviting Hotel

Hotel interior designers share their expert advice for creating a curated (never cold) home.

Communal table at the Graduate Palo Alto / Credit: D Mitchell

Communal table at the Graduate Palo Alto / Credit: D Mitchell

The most beautifully designed hotels have a way of combining home-like comforts with a sense of elevated luxury. They’re the kind of spaces where—the second you step foot inside—you instantly feel your shoulders relax and your mind slow down; you can’t help but look around and take it all in. It’s no wonder we wish we could bottle up some of that refinement and bring it home with us.

Take the Graduate Palo Alto,

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Meet the Designers of the 2023 REAL SIMPLE Home

These six designers are helping us create the waterfront penthouse of your dreams.

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Courtesy of Michelle Gage Interior Design

We’re already hard at work on our sixth annual REAL SIMPLE Home, a waterfront penthouse, in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., just minutes from the Brooklyn Bridge. We’ve recruited six brilliant designers to help bring to life all the genius design and organizing ideas we’re known for. While the full reveal won’t happen until September (in the October issue and right here on, we’ll be sharing updates and sneak peeks along the way throughout the next four months. First up, meet

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9 Summer Decor Ideas to Cool Down and Freshen Up Your Home

A few small swaps and upgrades can make your home feel ready for warmer weather.

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Liudmila Chernetska/Getty Images

Sprucing up your space for the summer doesn’t have to involve a hefty budget or a ton of your time. Sometimes the tiniest tweaks—such as swapping in lightweight throw pillows or incorporating breezy, organic textures—can make your home instantly feel more fresh and “of the season.” Plus, when you subtly reinvent your space it helps you fall in love with it all over again.

“When the birds start chirping and the bulbs start emerging, I know it’s time to think about updating

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Your Valuable Home Podcast & Award-Winning Interior Designer, Donna Hoffman, Offer FREE E-Book For Design-It-Yourselfers

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Your Valuable Home Podcast is presented by our sponsor, ProVia, manufacturers of doors, windows, siding, stone and roofing.

Every Design-It-Yourselfer needs to listen to Donna Hoffman on Your Valuable Home and download her FREE e–book” – Ron Melk, Producer and Co-host, Your Valuable Home

WASHINGTON CROSSING, PA, UNITED STATES, May 7, 2023/ / — Listeners of the popular Your Valuable Home Podcast will be able to download the 93-page e-book, What Would an Interior Designer Do…Checklist Your Way to a Great Room by multi-award-winning interior designer, Donna Hoffman The e-book – normally sold for $27 – is

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5 Design Ideas to Borrow From This Dazzling Texas Inn

When Nicole and Ramzi AlRashid purchased a sprawling early-20th-century property in Fredericksburg, Texas, with the intention of transforming it into a hotel, they knew exactly who to call. Austin-based interior designer Sarah Stacey had just the vibrant style they were seeking—and was already working on the couple’s home. This time around, they just provided a basic brief and let her run with it. “They’re calling it ‘The Menagerie,’ since the design is a little bit of everything,” Sarah explains. “We pulled inspiration from so many places. They love color and they didn’t want to whitewash anything. They wanted

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For ‘comfort, craftsmanship and the warmth of traditional design’, explore our 7 Grandmillennial decor ideas

 Grandmillennial decor ideas. Corner of blue living room, floral wallpaper, blue side table, table lamp. Living room with dark wood paneling, colorful stain-glass window, modern seating. Colorful kitchen with floral blind, wallpaper and cupboard skirt.

Grandmillennial decor ideas. Corner of blue living room, floral wallpaper, blue side table, table lamp. Living room with dark wood paneling, colorful stain-glass window, modern seating. Colorful kitchen with floral blind, wallpaper and cupboard skirt.

Grandmillennial decor ideas have taken the interior design world by storm over the last few years, but you may still be wondering, what exactly is this style and how can I embrace it at home?

In summary, Grandmillennial decor unites looks of the past with designs of the present to create an eclectic and cozy space that feels a bit like your Grandma’s house –

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