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Everything You Need to Know About Mar-a-Lago, aka the Winter White House

Palm Beach, FL, has been making quite the headlines lately, thanks to President Donald Trump's many visits down to Mar-a-Lago. The estate, where Trump has a private residence, has come to be referred to as the Winter White House. The sprawling property has a storied history dating back to the 1920s, when it was dreamed up by an heiress and built to be a place of glamour and luxury. Now, under the ownership of the Trump Organization, Mar-a-Lago has been transformed from a home into an ultraexclusive club where only the elite go for a bit of rest and relaxation. Scroll through to see photos inside and outside the estate and learn about its nearly 100-year history.

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15 Breathtaking Design Photos That Will Leave You Obsessed With Millennial Pink

Much has been made about millennial pink recently. And if that moniker doesn't sound familiar, the color itself will certainly ring a bell. It's that tropical shade of pink a hair shy of saccharine, a dash too peachy to be considered blush, and just muted enough to suit Barbie's more demure cousin. The millennial pink color trend has been growing for several years now, with Pantone even naming Rose Quartz its 2016 Color of the Year and rose gold insinuating itself as the metal du jour. And while we've been seeing the hue everywhere from dip-dyed strands to designer leather bags to cake frosting, we're only now seeing it sweep the home space. Exteriors, furniture, fabrics, and decor are all getting a good coating of the bubblegum tone. If you're hungry for some eye candy, treat yourself to the delicious millennial pink designs ahead.

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19 Stylish Toy Storage Options You Won't Believe Are Ikea

In the battle against toy clutter, you can never have too many storage options. And while you may think you have to turn to fancy kids' boutiques or expensive retailers for stylish toy organizers, the truth is you can find some of the most adorable options on the cheap at Ikea. We've rounded up some of our favorite expensive-looking but wallet-friendly toy storage options ahead.

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Bye, Brad! Angelina Jolie Is Moving On to This Insane $25M Home

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt owned some serious real estate together, so it should come as no surprise that Angelina would want to move somewhere equally as impressive post split. And now it seems she's done just that. TMZ is reporting that the actress, humanitarian, and mother of six just plunked down nearly $25 million to become the owner of Cecil B. DeMille's legendary six-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. The seller was represented by Brett Lawyer, Branden Williams, and of Rayni Williams of Hilton Hyland.

The historic Beaux-Arts-style home was built in 1913 and includes 11,000 square feet of space spread across multiple structures. A recent restoration project has modernized all amenities while leaving the home's original charm intact. Two acres of spectacular grounds, including rolling green lawns, landscaped pathways, quiet sitting areas, and a rose garden, are perfect for the children to explore. And then there's the Old Hollywood-style swimming pool with its dramatic arched foundations.

Neighborhood pool parties at the new Jolie pad are sure to be fun, considering Natalie Portman, Ellen Pompeo, David Fincher, and Will.I.Am. all live on...

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Even Before She Was a Princess, Kate Middleton's Homes Were Practically Palaces

Kate Middleton has traveled extensively for her current role as Duchess of Cambridge, but even before she became a member of the royal family, she was afforded a lifestyle that allowed her to live in beautiful places. From the time she was born in Berkshire, England, in 1982, Kate has resided in cozy brick country homes, stately school housing, and even the former living quarters of the princesses before her.

Kate, William, and their two kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are reportedly moving back to Kensington Palace full-time this year - which hopefully means more inside glimpses of their digs to come. Keep reading to see all of the homes Kate has lived in over the years, from a modest Victorian to a pristine palace.

6 Places Kate Middleton Lived Before Becoming a Princess
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10 Fascinating Facts About Drew Scott's Fiancée, Linda Phan

Since Drew Scott announced his over-the-top engagement to girlfriend Linda Phan, Property Brothers fans everywhere have been wondering about the woman who stole the HGTV star's heart. We did a little digging and discovered that Linda is smart, fun, and the perfect addition to the Scott family, although it seems she's unofficially been a part of the clan for years now. Get to know Linda better by reading about her ahead.

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6 Ikea Hacks Every Tiny Bedroom Needs

The key to blissful small space living relies on one thing: concealing your sh*t. If the idea of splurging on several pieces of storage-friendly furniture is holding you back from the stylish, minimalist existence you deserve, don't let it. There are loads of Ikea hacks that can help you transform a tiny bedroom into a beautifully organized haven. The low price points give you room to add your own twist for a customized piece of bedroom furniture that suits your needs and your budget. Here are six options we can't help but applaud.

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The Decor in Kelly Clarkson's Palatial Nashville Home Is Straight Out of a Country Song

Kelly Clarkson first won with American Idol and now she's winning yet again with this palatial Nashville area mansion. The hit songstress recently listed the 20,100-square-foot home she shares with her husband Brandon Blackstock, their two young children, and his two children from a previous marriage in Hendersonville, TN for $8.75 million - a whopping price considering the average home sales price in town is $245,000. The couple bought the home for $2.86 million in 2013, so they're set to make a huge profit (winning!). The seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom estate sits on a 4-acre lakefront lot with its own private dock, and it was listed with Parks broker Jack Miller. The only thing better than the stunning views from every window are the home's interiors. From the enormous taxidermy bear mounted on the living room wall to the saddle stools sidled up to the home's private "cowboy" bar, the decor is straight out of a country song. And did we mention the master suite? Kelly and hubby Brandon's private living quarters are bigger than most people's entire home, from the spa-like bathroom with its soaring ceilings to the luxurious sitting area. They're reportedly planning to move into a...

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Why This Controversial Organizing Method Is Exactly What You Need

Letting go of clutter is hard to do. Anyone who has encountered the teachings of Japanese cleaning guru Marie Kondo knows that minimalism is currently all the rage; her housekeeping manual, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has inspired legions of readers to throw away their unneeded belongings. We love all things related to organization and have to admit to clearing out our drawers and closets in a fit of aspirational tidying ourselves.

Not everyone, though, is on board with KonMari, the nickname Kondo gave her techniques. As with any good trend, there's a corresponding backlash. A writer for The New York Times extolled the virtues of living a life surrounded by things in an article called "Let's Celebrate the Art of Clutter."

Whether you're pro- or anticlutter, you must admit there's a certain calmness to be found in a well-organized drawer. Read through to see 25 examples of Marie's method at work, and see if you aren't a little inspired to take a turn at organizing your own home.

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22 Farm-tastic Decorating Ideas Inspired by HGTV Host Joanna Gaines

Even if country chic isn't the first phrase you'd use to describe your decor taste, we're guessing you've sat spellbound through at least one episode of HGTV's Fixer Upper. And while the on-air chemistry between hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines may be what initially draws you in, it's the breathtaking reveal at the end of the show that convinces you to set a DVR recording or sit though a rerun marathon. Joanna's soulful, vintage-loving style is balanced by her admiration for airy color palettes and clean lines, proving that modern farmhouse style can appeal to a wider audience. We've rounded up 22 examples that capture Joanna's signature decorating style. How many of these Fixer Upper design staples resonate with you?

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Here's What the $460 Million Updates to Buckingham Palace Will Include

When you live in a home as enormous and lavish as Buckingham Palace, you can expect to have a home-repair bill to match. In April 2017, Queen Elizabeth will embark on a decade-long renovation to her London residence – which anyone who watches The Crown knows is absolutely grand inside. The project has been budgeted for a whopping $460 million dollars. Perhaps even more surprising than the cost is what the renovations will entail.

Instead of refurbishing the palace with a new interior design scheme, including things like drapes, furniture, or carpets, the money is going to replacing the palace's dangerously dated infrastructure, including 60-year-old pipes and cables, 2,500 radiators, 36,000-square-yards of floor boards, 500 pieces of sanitaryware (aka toilets), and 5,000 lighting fixtures.

Not so glamorous, but very necessary according to the UK Treasury, which issued a statement saying, "The project seeks to prevent a serious risk of fire, flood and damage to both the building and the priceless Royal Collection of art belonging to the nation." The updates are designed to extend the life of the property by another 50 years.

Government grants, which come from taxpayer money,...

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Full House Star Lori Loughlin's $35M Home Will Take Your Breath Away

If Lori Loughlin's Holmby Hills, CA, home looks like it's straight out of the pages of a design magazine, that's because it is. Trulia reports that the Full House star just listed the breathtaking six-bedroom, nine-bath estate that was featured in Elle Decor last year for a whopping $35 million. But one look inside, and it's easy to see how the property can command such a high price.

Lori and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli (he founded and later sold the eponymous Target brand), have a penchant for flipping houses. They've been busy artfully renovating the mansion down to the last painstaking detail since purchasing it for a mere $14 million two years ago.

The sprawling, light-filled home is now equipped with every state-of-the-art update and luxury material imaginable. The master suite has dreamy his and her closets and bathrooms, while the outdoor space includes not just the usual pool and spa combo but also several patios for entertaining and an open-air bar with a massive, mirror-covered island - we've never seen anything like it! For staying in shape, there's a gym, and for staying pampered, there's a private staff room.

We love the Tanners' San Francisco Victorian, but...

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Ikea Wants to Pay You For Your Old Furniture

Anyone who has redecorated knows how liberating it is to just throw out old furniture and replace it with fresh, new items, but Ikea's new incentive program is going to make you reconsider leaving your old couch on the street. From April 22 through May 21, our favorite Swedish retailer is asking for your old furniture in exchange for $20 off a purchase of $150 or more. In honor of Earth Day and Ikea's Living Your Way celebrations, the company has teamed up with Goodwill, which will take the donations and help with the heavy lifting in the parking lot. Goodwill will also be providing a tax deduction form.

The program will accept most living room, dining room, office, and bedroom furniture, but will not accept mattresses, bedding, and baby and children's furniture. The furniture does not have to be from Ikea to qualify for donation, but it does have to be in good condition. Check your store page to see if your local Ikea store is participating in the Furniture Take Back program, and then get excited to redesign your home . . . it's for a good cause!

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You've Never Seen Anything as Beautiful as Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber's Malibu Home

Supermodel Cindy Crawford and her handsome husband, Rande Gerber, have created a one-of-a-kind residence as breathtakingly beautiful as they are. The couple recently renovated their spectacular 5,254-square-foot waterfront Malibu beach compound and just put it on the market for a whopping $60 million. The very private property boasts a main room with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and panoramic Malibu views.

The master suite has a fireplace, its own sitting area, dressing closets, and not one but two luxurious bathrooms. Two additional bedrooms are situated around an interior courtyard, and a large fourth room with ocean views is currently being used as media room but could easily be transitioned to an office or fourth bedroom. The gourmet kitchen has a breakfast bar and a large deck wraps around the outside of the house. A tennis court and pool occupy part of the three-acre property's verdant grounds, which can be accessed via a long, winding driveway.

As for where Cindy and Rande will move to, they just spent millions on an apartment in the same luxury building in New York City as best pals George and Amal Clooney. They also used to have neighboring vacation homes in Los...

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The 1 Home Trend the Property Brothers Wish Would Go Away

On their HGTV Show Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott often have to sell homebuyers on the merits of a fixer upper - but there's one type of property they'll never advocate for: tiny homes.

We recently caught up with the bros to hear about their hilarious collaboration with Esurance (hint: it involves rapping), and they told us that they wish the tiny home trend would just go away. "I don't like it because most of the tiny houses we've seen, they're not built to code; they're not actually functional," Jonathan said, adding "I've only ever seen a couple tiny home spaces that are actually a clever use of space and multi-functioning spaces."

The brothers spent a night in a tiny house - accompanied by Jonathan's dogs - and, beyond having to deal with Drew's snoring, they found the entire experience to be chaotic. Drew explains, "Our whole philosophy is that your home should make your life easier, and as soon as you start tripping over each other and trying to squeeze too much into a space for it to work, then you're not making your life easier. You're making your life more hectic."

When you put it that way, we have to admit they have a point. Looks like we won't be...

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19 Jaw-Dropping Photos That Prove Lisa Vanderpump Lives Large

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules star Lisa Vanderpump makes no apologies for living a fabulous life, but it wasn't until we browsed Lisa's Instagram account that we realized just how fabulous her life really is. Her modern-meets-glamorous home - think glass everywhere accented by crystals and entirely decorated in the color pink - is so fancy that it has its own name: Villa Rosa. A menagerie of animals - including swans, mini horses, and a pack of lap dogs - roam her resort-like property. Take a look at the over-the-top life of Lisa Vanderpump ahead, but be forewarned: it looks more like a dream than reality.

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4 Major Design Changes Donald Trump Has Already Made to the Oval Office So Far

The door to the oval office had barely shut behind Barack Obama on Inauguration Day when newly sworn-in President Donald Trump began making major interior design changes. While it's standard for the incoming president to customize the space to suit his personal preferences, the speed at which Trump redecorated is atypical. It seems President Trump couldn't wait to cover the Oval Office in his signature color, gold! And the White House private living quarters will also be getting a Trump a makeover as Melania recently hired a White House interior designer. Keep reading to check out the major changes Donald Trump has already made to the oval office. The White House / Handout / Getty

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What Guests Really Notice in Your Home

If the idea of getting your home company-ready is keeping you from hosting a dinner party or even your out-of-town in-laws, we can help. Sure, you could spend all day cleaning and decorating in anticipation, but who has the time? Here are the only things you really need to do before your guests arrive. Don't worry - they are nothing but easy.

- Additional reporting by Miranda Jones

The Scent of Your Home

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Decor isn't the first thing guests notice when they walk through your door - it's the smell. Whether you're concerned about the fish you cooked the night before or your dog skipping a bath - or worse, the scents you've become noseblind to - put your mind at ease by lighting a candle or simmering a small pot of citrus peels and cinnamon sticks a half hour before guests arrive. We can't get enough of these yummy-smelling candles - all under $50.

A Well-Stocked Bar

Photo by Janae Hardy via A Beautiful Mess

After greeting guests, the first thing that you will want to do is offer them a drink. You don't need to be full service, but make sure you have the home bar basics covered.

Fresh Flowers

Photo by The Crafted Life

Flowers are...

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This Husband's Hysterical Account of Shopping at Ikea With His Wife Is Every Couple

Ikea can make or break a relationship. How a couple navigates the never-ending aisles, furniture decisions, and assembling instructions at home can have a lasting impact. And yet, it can be almost impossible for couples not to get sucked in at least once.

When Nathanael Showalter found himself being dragged to the massive store, he didn't suck it up for the meatballs or spend the afternoon complaining about the spotty cellphone reception. Instead, he decided to document what shopping with his wife - when they didn't actually need anything - was really like.

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His hysterical play-by-play of the outing is going viral because everyone who has ever been tortured by their partner and an insanely long trip to Ikea can relate to it. He starts off by making the purpose of their recent visit clear: "We are here. Our apartment is furnished. I am not sure why we are returning," he shared on Imgur.

He continues to share in perfect detail exactly what a day of browsing at Ikea is like according to a husband who doesn't particularly want to be there. "Perhaps we are here for institutional storage...

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6 Brilliant Closet Organization Hacks Straight From Ikea

A complete closet makeover in under a day? Watch to see how the #IKEAHomeTour Squad completed the task!

Posted by IKEA USA on Monday, January 4, 2016

If organizing your closet isn't already on your to-do list, you'll definitely be inspired to give it a major refresh after watching Ikea's Home Tour Squad do the job. In just four hours, the team turns a cluttered wardrobe space into a showroom-worthy walk-in closet using Ikea's Algot open storage system that adjusts with your wardrobe. The brilliant makeover and the hacks that made it happen are revealed in the video above. Read ahead to see exactly how you too can tackle the project and truly optimize your closet space.

1. Get rid of any pieces you haven't used in over a year.

When clearing out your closet, ask yourself whether the item is really worth holding onto.

2. Keep photos and measurements of your closet on your phone.

Having these on hand will make for easy references while shopping.

3. Look to adjustable shelving.

This will help maximize storage space and allow for flexibility as your wardrobe expands and changes.

4. Use multiple depths of shelves.

Deep shelves are great for storing clothes, while shorter shelves can...

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HGTV's Nicole Curtis Has the 1 Piece of Advice Every Woman Needs to Hear

Nicole Curtis has been very candid about her challenging past. The single mom worked a myriad of jobs, from Hooter's waitress to house cleaner, before entering real estate and striking it big with her hit HGTV show Rehab Addict. Today, Nicole is not only a shining success story, but she's also helping other makers use their creativity for the greater good by working with Bernzomatic, manufacturer of handheld torches, on the Find Your Fire community grants program.

"There's 135 million people in the United States that would say, 'I'm a maker.' I think that number always blows me away because we think that everyone's so hooked on technology . . . but there's still all these people out there handcrafting things," Nicole told us recently. Makers can apply to be awarded part of $38,000 in grant support. "I hope everyone applies. It's worth it!" Nicole told us.

When Nicole isn't helping fund the next generation of makers, she's dolling out sage career advice. We asked Nicole what it was like to break through in a male-dominated industry - and we weren't prepared for her answer.

"You only have to break through if you follow their game that there's actually a barrier for you to...

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Look We Love: Traditional Windsor Chairs in Modern Interiors

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It's always a curious thing when a piece of furniture with a pedigree that dates back centuries manages to situate itself into contemporary design (without actually looking like an antique). Such is the case with the Windsor chair. Originating in the early 1700s and taking its name from the English town of—you guessed it—Windsor, the humble wooden chair has been an anchor of English and American interiors past and present. Its characteristic spindled back, carved seat, gentle recline and splayed legs fill me with a sense of comforting nostalgia that I can't quite place.


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A Stylish Anti-Theft Backpack (You Can Stop Wearing Yours Backwards Now) — Maxwell's Fantastic Find

The sleek style and design isn't only limited to this shiny exterior! The inside is just as snazzy.
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Well, Spring has finally sprung (at least for us here in New York City!) and I know everyone — myself included — is starting to get that warm weather travel bug. There's nothing quite like a backpack when you're traveling, and while any loyal Apartment Therapy reader knows that we simply LOVE to talk about luggage, there's a new kid on the block. Today I'm excited to share Bobby, which I first saw at the New York Now show a few months ago. He's cooler, safer, and more versatile than your average suitcase and there's no backpack quite like him on the market.


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We're Hiring: DIY Editor

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Apartment Therapy Media is seeking a DIY Editor to join us in our fast-paced and fun Soho office. This full-time staff position will report to the Executive and Managing Editors and will concept, create, write, assign and edit high quality, engaging and useful content primarily focused on home DIY projects and How-Tos for the brand. If you'd like to work with us, we'd love to hear from you!


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Towels, Sheets, BIFL: An Interview With the Reddit Queen of Home Textiles

Over on a Reddit thread about items that can and can't be BIFL (bought for life), there's a series of comments about what makes towels (and sheets, and duvet covers) good enough to last a lifetime.

They come from Reddit user (and fabric expert) JessthePest (all of whose comments are delightful, if you care to spend a morning falling down various Reddit rabbit holes).

I recommend the entire towel thread, as well as her extended sheets manifesto. And if after reading those you still want more, as I did, I DM'ed her to see if she'd be game to answer a few (or, a lot) more towel- and sheet-related questions, which she very kindly was. I still don't know her real name (I didn't ask), so thank you, Reddit, for making this possible.


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Family Heirlooms, Modern Art and a Little Glam in Barcelona — House Tour

Name: Anne, Christian and dog Watson
Location: Sant Gervasi – Barcelona, Spain
Size: 1,500 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, rented

Anne was studying in Amsterdam when she fell in love with her now husband Christian. When he asked her to move to Barcelona, she didn't hesitate. But finding the perfect apartment didn't come easy for the couple, who first squeezed themselves into a tiny rental while waiting for the right property. With Barcelona's tough rental market, they lost out on a few flats they loved, learning in the process that you have to move fast. So move quickly they did when they visited this beautiful building to see a listing...and were totally disappointed in what they saw.


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​Prediction: You're Going to Buy Pillow Covers Before You're Done Reading This

Is there anyone not embarrassed by yellow pillows? Because those stale drool marks and vaguely head-shaped grease shadows gross me out. I've done the whole whiten-your-pillows schtick and it was super satisfying. But when we recently replaced our master bedroom pillows, I was determined to keep them snowy white from the start. Enter waterproof pillow covers, which, aside from keeping your pillows pristine, bestow other (arguably more important) benefits.


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The Hippie Toothbrush Experiment — Adventures With Natural Alternatives

If you, like me, have ever been curious about the wide, weird world of alternative tooth care, please join me for what I thought would be a deep dive but which instead turns out to have only just skimmed the surface. But since I don't think Apartment Therapy is looking for a weekly alternative dental care column (yet), this will likely be my only exploration.


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A Bright, Warm, Well-Lived Montreal Home — House Tour

Name: Marie-Claude and Martin and 7-year-old Romane
Location: Notre-Dame-de-Grâce — Montréal, Québec
Size: 1,400 square feet
Years lived in: 8.5 years; Owned

At the age of 17, Marie-Claude went to Venice, Italy on an exchange to study art and sculpture. This experience changed the way she saw the world around her and deepened her appreciation for art and design. Marie-Claude is a interior design fanatic, and it's no surprise that the trade runs in her extended family. A journalist by profession, she spends much of her free time designing (and re-designing!) the space that she shares with her partner, Martin, and daughter, Romane.


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About this site

The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.