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How This Summer House Ended Up Looking Like Elsa's Ice Palace

30 seconds of absolutely frigid Lake Ontario shoreline. Some parts look apocalyptic up there. The violent wind we've had the last five days has taken a toll. (Click HD icon at bottom right of video for best quality).

Posted by John Kucko Digital on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Due to exceedingly frigid temperatures in the Northeast, a Summer house on Lake Ontario turned into a crystallized ice palace. Located in upstate New York, the house has absolutely mesmerized the internet since it froze over just days before Winter Storm Stella hit the region.

On March 12, photographer John Kucko happened upon what is now being referred to as the "ice house." He then took to Facebook to share a video of the house. In his caption, he wrote, "Some parts look apocalyptic up there. The violent wind we've had the last five days has taken a toll."

The video has since amassed over 80,000 views and nearly 1,000 shares on Facebook. Watch it in its entirety above.

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F*ck Crystals - All We Want Is This Gummy Bear Chandelier

Don't you just love it when you're walking along, minding your own business and you stumble across a gummy bear chandelier? 🌈💕

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We may have found the ultimate decor item for shoppers with a serious sweet tooth: the gummy bear chandelier. The bright lighting fixture was spotted by blogger Stephanie Lee in Japan in Osaka's Shinsaibashi shopping district. She shared her glorious find on Instagram, where her picture has since racked up many heart eyes emoji in the comments.

According to another Instagram post, the chandelier is located inside of a local candy store, which definitely makes sense. While we don't know which candy store exactly, we certainly hope this delectable decor trend makes its way to the States sometime soon.

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The 1 Home Decor Trend Jonathan Adler Wishes Would Go Away in 2017


If you, like us, covet Jonathan Adler's designs, we've got good news: you can now pay to stay in an Adler-designed room at the Andaz West Hollywood. The newly designed suite, which boasts views of the Sunset Strip, is also a chic way to give back. That's because 30 percent of the proceeds from bookings will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS with advocacy group (RED.) The partnership made perfect sense for Jonathan, who's a passionate supporter of the cause, and has a boutique just a mile and a half down the road from the storied hotel. "It seemed like it was just fated to be," he told us when we caught up with at a special sneak preview of the suite.

The room features nods to the hotel's rock-and-roll past alongside his own self-described "trend adjacent" furniture and decor. Read on to hear more about Jonathan's latest design obsessions, interior decorating pet peeves, and his favorite places to soak up inspiration - and to get a look at some truly stunning photos of his collaboration with (RED) and Andaz.

On the decorating trend he wishes would die in 2017

Taxidermy. Not a fan. It makes me so sad. I think it makes people feel edgy, which I don't understand. It's just...

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It's Official: Melania Trump Is Redecorating the White House


After seeing how beautifully the Obamas decorated the private White House living quarters with interior designer Michael Smith, it's hard to imagine the space looking any better - but the new residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have just shared their plans to overhaul the space to their personal taste. Melania Trump has hired interior designer Tham Kannalikham, a Laotian-American designer known for having a classical aesthetic and keeping a low profile. A surprising choice considering the Trumps are not known for their subdued taste or their discretion.

In a statement to WWD, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, senior adviser to the first lady said, "Mrs. Trump has a deep appreciation for the historical aspects of the White House and with Tham's traditional design and expertise, they are focusing on a seamless integration of elegance and comfort into where the president, the first lady, and Barron will be spending their family time and calling their home."

While the Trump's New York residence, where Melania and 10-year-old Barron are currently living during the week, is notoriously sheathed in gold, we think the Trumps' presidential quarters will be more toned down. Before heading...

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Spring Cleaning: 25 Big and Little Things You Might Be Neglecting

Think your house is clean? You may want to take a closer look! Even if you've mastered a daily cleaning routine to keep your home looking great, you might be overlooking the most used items in your home. From your baseboards and your ceiling fan to common household electronics and cozy accessories, we searched high and low for everything you might be neglecting in your cleaning schedule. Load up on these 11 time-saving products house cleaners swear by and add these tasks to your Spring-cleaning checklist for a true deep clean.

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15 Things You Didn't Know About Flip or Flop's Tarek and Christina

Tarek and Christina El Moussa gained fame with their wildly popular HGTV house-flipping series, Flip or Flop. The show follows along as Tarek and Christina buy distressed homes at discount prices, manage a renovation, and then stage the home in the hopes of selling it at a major profit. After seven successful seasons and seven years of marriage, the couple shocked fans last December when they announced plans to separate. While it looks like Tarek and Christina plan to finish filming season 8 of Flip or Flop, it's too early to tell whether a ninth season will ever happen. For fans who are eagerly awaiting the season eight premiere, here are some fascinating facts about the hosts that you likely didn't know.

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We Are Obsessing Over RHOBH Star Kyle Richards's California Homes

Kyle Richards, star of Bravo's hit series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the owner of two designer clothing boutiques, is certainly no stranger to style. Her fans love to tune in each week to gain fashion inspiration from her trendy ensembles (and, oh yeah, to watch the latest drama, too . . . ). So, it should come as no surprise to learn that the two homes Kyle shares with husband Mauricio Umansky, their four daughters, and tons of dogs are just as top notch and beautiful as you would imagine. Keep clicking for a glance inside the Richards-Umansky abodes and for some insider stats on just how much they have to dish out each month!

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4 Cozy Decor Pieces to Steal From Kate Middleton

One peek inside Kate Middleton and Prince William's living room in Kensington Palace just isn't enough! From the way they mix modern pieces like an acrylic side table with traditional furniture to the way they create an atmosphere so inviting that even the Obamas feel immediately at home, we love their interior design style. And as we conclude the dark, cold months of Winter, we wanted to steal some of the decor pieces that make their family home - make that palace - the perfect place to hibernate with a good book and bottle of wine all season long. Check out the four key pieces to the cozy look ahead.

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Viola Davis's House Is So Not What You're Expecting

Oscar winner Viola Davis has a big and illustrious career, so we assumed her home would be grand as well. But we were pleasantly surprised to see that Viola has been living in a surprisingly normal (by Hollywood standards) abode for the past decade. Her five-bedroom, five-bath property sits in a picturesque neighborhood with close-packed houses in Granada Hills, CA, far from the hubbub of Beverly Hills and Hollywood.

It seems, however, that the actress is ready for bigger things, as the stucco home was just listed with broker John Mazziotta of Re/Max Olson & Associates for $1.19 million, which is just a touch over the $1.17 million Viola is said to have paid for it in 2005. The property boasts nearly 4,000 square feet of living space, including a top-of-the-line kitchen, a living room with large windows, soaring ceilings, a sprawling master suite, and a gracious dining room. With its lagoon pool and spa, built-in barbecue, and dining terrace, the backyard is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of shooting How to Get Away With Murder. Check out the charming property ahead.

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Here Is the Age You're Officially Too Old to Shop at Ikea


A new study conducted by Earnest looked at the spending data from 43,000 people and discovered some interesting insights into how people's home decor and spending habits change over time - specifically when it comes to shopping at that ultimate of affordable home stores: Ikea. Check out the biggest takeaways below:

  • 24-years-old is prime Ikea time: this optimal Ikea shopping age continues for about a decade.
  • 34 is the year shoppers officially outgrow Ikea: Around this age, pricier stores like CB2 and West Elm become popular.
  • The early 30s mark the move to better quality stores: the average Crate & Barrel customer is 31 and the average Williams-Sonoma shopper is 33, the study found.
  • Shoppers in their 40s Frequent a range of stores: Restoration Hardware is finally affordable while Pier 1 Imports becomes a favorite and Home Depot satisfies this demographic's need for more practical DIY projects.

Check out more shopper stats in the graphics below.


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10 Design Trends You'll Be Seeing Everywhere This Year

The Spring season is the perfect time to reinvigorate any and all areas of your life that you wish, especially when it comes to your most cherished space: your home! If you are feeling that your interior space is becoming a little bit old, outdated, or just generally in need of a solid design makeover, it may be time to consider trying out some of the latest up-and-coming 2017 decor trends. Read on as we have gathered the 10 chicest selections that are sure to make a fashion-forward statement all year long.

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16 Pictures That Will Convince You Black Decor Is a Major Rising Trend

Spring may be on the horizon, but before you start unpacking your pastel decor, consider the hottest color of the moment: black. From moody nurseries to dramatic wedding gowns, people finding new and non-traditional ways to incorporate black into their lifestyle. And home design is the perfect arena to get in on the trend, as demonstrated by the abundance of results elicited by a "black decor" search on Pinterest. We've rounded up some of the best black home design pieces, from furniture DIYs to dreamy kitchens to shoppable products ahead. We bet that you'll be ready to turn to the dark side before you're even done clicking through.

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11 Behind-the-Scenes Property Brothers Secrets - Straight From Jonathan Scott

Many fans feel like they already know Jonathan and Drew Scott, the playful yet talented twins behind Property Brothers. Yet despite what viewers think they know about the beloved show from checking out the countless renovations and stylish upgrades, there's a lot about the show that you would never realize unless you were actually cast as participants.

While showing off two rooms he designed for Stearns and Foster, Jonathan sat down with POPSUGAR and revealed some little-known secrets about Property Brothers. From his thoughts on letting couples keep the furniture to exactly how involved couples really are, this HGTV star shared 11 surprising behind-the-scene truths.

They Work on Renos For Multiple Episodes Simultaneously

The brothers are in a different city every three months, and during each stop, they are simultaneously filming Property Brothers and Buying and Selling. They block shoot these shows, meaning that they film multiple episodes at the same time and not necessarily in order, in order to film enough renovations for each season, and when they shoot, they are working on 17 different homes with five construction crews at the same time.

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This Ikea Purchase Is the Answer to All Your Small-Closet Problems

Tiny closets are a source of stress and frustration almost all small-space dwellers can relate to, but when you have to share that tiny closet with your significant other, battle lines are drawn. I should know. My husband and I tried to make due with his and hers dressers and a hanging clothes rack for a while, but the exposed rack of clothes and overflowing dressers just weren't cutting it. A wardrobe was needed. Not just any wardrobe, though. We needed his and hers wardrobes that could be customized, easily assembled, and purchased for less than a small fortune. Like any online editor would do, I took my quest to Pinterest where I discovered the answer to my problem: Ikea's Pax Wardrobe System. The interior organizing possibilities are seemingly endless, it was in stock at my local Ikea, and it was an option we could actually afford. After studying and pinning some inspiration pictures culled from other bloggers' Pax projects, my husband and I purchased one for each of us and customized them for our needs. Here's what I did with mine!


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11 Ways RHOC Heather Dubrow's Closet Is Insanely Over the Top

By now, fans of Heather Dubrow are probably no stranger to her decadent new digs she shares with her husband, Terry, and four children in California. And while we now have gotten the chance to take a closer peek inside the mansion via her Insta account, some of us may have been left wondering about a few things, mainly Heather's wildly over-the-top closet. What does she keep in there? How fancy is it really? Also, does that Champagne doorbell really work? Well, we are thrilled to report that a gem of a discovery has now been made and that is Heather's new YouTube series titled Heather's Closet. Yes, webisodes are all devoted to her most sacred space filled with designer finds. Read on for the top 11 things we learned about her general over-the-topness after watching the first episode.

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This Trick Will Magically Turn the Shade of Your Hydrangeas

Source: Flickr user Ryutaro Koma

If you've ever admired a hydrangea bush blooming in all sorts of pastel shades, you'll be happy to know that the look is achieved by a simple science trick! You can actually change the color of your hydrangeas - making them pink, blue, or ethereal shades of periwinkle - by following these steps. Here's how to master the pastel rainbow effect:

  1. Make Sure You Have the Right Type of Hydrangea
    Only hydrangea macrophylla (aka mopheads and lacecaps) can actually change color, so make sure you buy the right kind.
  2. Measure the Soil pH
    It's easy - we promise! Use a soil test kit to figure out your soil pH levels. To get blue flowers, you'll want your soil to be acidic with pH levels of 5.5 or lower. For pink flowers, you'll want more alkaline soil with pH levels of 6.5 or higher. To achieve that pretty palette of blue, pink, and purple hues, get your soil to a pH level between 5.5 and 6.5.
  3. Adjust the pH Levels of Your Soil to Get the Color You Want
    Bailey's Color Me Blue (soil sulfur) or Bailey's Color Me Pink (garden lime) are great for adjusting pH levels, but you can also use a few homemade tricks, like using composted oak leaves, pine needles, or...

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How a Mom of 6 Created the Most Efficient Laundry Room Ever

Keeping up with laundry can be a challenge for anyone, which is why this mother of six decided to streamline the process. For $400, she whipped her tiny wash room into a marvelously efficient work space. Watch this video to see the clever DIYs and organizational hacks she came up with!

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Clint Harp Was on the Verge of Bankruptcy When He Met Chip and Joanna Gaines

One indisputable reason the reveals on Fixer Upper are so spectacular is the custom furniture Joanna Gaines decorates the homes with. And the man behind that fabulous furniture is woodworker Clint Harp. While we've seen Clint pore over sketches and perfect pieces on the show, we didn't know much about him in real life. We decided to take a deeper look at Clint, and what we discovered was that this indispensable but oft overlooked Fixer Upper star is fascinating. Learn everything you need to know about Clint ahead.

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This Stunning Bedroom Makeover Only Looks Like It Cost a Million Bucks

When you gaze upon the landscape of this couple's neglected bedroom - a mattress strewn across a basic bed frame, nonexistent curtains, tired carpeted floors, and a mismatched second-hand dresser - the idea of decorating it feels completely overwhelming. Instead of taking the easy way out and shutting the door to hide their bedroom, the couple called in design pro Monica Mangin, who tackled it on Lowe's original series The Weekender.

The bedroom overhaul included replacing the carpet with laminated wood flooring and creating a breathtaking DIY shibori wallpaper accent wall. After that, it was all about the decor. While we tend to think of Lowe's more for home project supplies rather than decor, we were blown away by all the beautiful and reasonably priced goods the retailer supplied to outfit the space. Keep reading to get an up-close look at the vibrant, modern bedroom and everything in it.

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The 1 Company That Is Making Old Ikea Furniture Look Fancy and New

There's an Ikea hack for every style, thanks to Swedish company Bemz. The slipcover company, founded by Lesley Pennington, has over 300 fabrics for customers to choose from. "We want to take people on a journey that will allow them to do something creative with their home," Pennington says.

When you buy a Bemz product, you're buying something created by a pretty impressive female entrepreneur. Pennington, originally from Canada, studied Fine Art at the University of Toronto and worked at Apple in Silicon Valley before moving to Stockholm. She has called Sweden her home for over 20 years now. It was in Stockholm that she came up with the idea for Bemz in 2005. While re-furnishing her family's home, she looked for an easy way to re-cover her Ikea sofa to match her style. When she couldn't find any good options, she created a company that would do just that.

Choosing a slipcover for an Ikea piece comes with many practical benefits. For one, they're machine washable. Bemz slipcovers are also custom made on demand, which helps cut down on waste, making them eco-friendly. In addition, the company uses quality, natural fabrics, like linens and cotton. "We think our products are...

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15 Stunning Historic US Hotels to Visit Before You Die

In an election year, our country can often feel divided. Traveling across the 50 states is a great way to feel connected again and experience the beauty and history that unites us. Here are some gorgeous hotels that give you some of the best hospitality America has to offer - along with beautiful architecture steeped in history.

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Calling All LA Readers: Do You Need a Closet/Junk Drawer/Clutter Makeover? Let Us Help You! — Apartment Therapy Video Casting Call

Do you have a closet, junk drawer, medicine cabinet or jewelry area that needs a dramatic makeover? The Apartment Therapy video team is looking for a few spaces with great potential (but just a little too much clutter!) for our next Before & After video series shooting in Los Angeles.

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5 Apartment Therapy Tips I Use All the Time (and 5 I've Had Bookmarked for Years That I'm Just Never Going to Do)

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I'm in my fourth year of writing for Apartment Therapy, and I've been an Apartment Therapy/The Kitchn reader for even longer. Like all of you longtime folks, I've definitely found many tips from our sites that have changed the way I operate, while others that I was so gung-ho on—projects and tips that I was sure I'd get right to work on—have been languishing on the island of I'm-never-going-to-actually-do-this for years. Here are five of mine, and I'd love to hear yours!

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Online Furniture Finds from Real Studios & Small Homes

Placement is important when laying out the furniture elements of a studio apartment. But one big key to successful and enjoyable studio living (while also looking stylish) is which furniture pieces and accessories you choose. Don't let your next shopping trip be a guessing game. All the studio apartments in this post are aesthetically pleasing, but they also master the "mix": They're full of furniture and accessories that function as well as they look.

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Light Love: 15 of Our Favorite Modern Chandeliers — Annual Guide 2017

Chandeliers and pendants are the jewelry of a home: Without them, you have a totally passable ensemble, but with them, you have pizazz...a chance to further show your aesthetic point of view to the world (or, in this case, visitors). If you're bucking traditional crystal chandeliers in place of more contemporary lighting, scroll through for 15 of our favorite modern ceiling fixtures.

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Before & After: A Bland Bedroom Is Transformed with New Walls & Window

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This makeover is pretty unbelievable. While the project was no small feat (hello new window!), the resulting space is still simple in its design and beauty, making the most of the new natural light and a calming wall color.

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Renter-Approved: Smart Ideas for Using Adhesive Hooks & Strips Everywhere

Renters in search of drill-free methods to hang their wall decor are undoubtably familiar with the removable adhesive hook. But these unassuming strips can do more than suspend posters—they are organizing and design superheroes capable of tidying up everything from kitchen tools to necklace collections...and can even get your curtain rods up. Behold: Eleven dilemmas you probably didn't know an adhesive hook could solve.

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Will & Kate Bring London's Biggest Renovating Trend to Kensington Palace

Renovations can be a royal pain — unless, of course, you're the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. With a move to Kensington Palace scheduled for the fall, Prince William and Kate Middleton have proposed a massive extension, which includes a two-story "iceberg basement," to the 400-year-old property, the Daily Mail reports.

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My Favorite Indie Fashion Website is Hiding Decor Treasures

I've been a fan of Modcloth for a solid 10 years now. That's a decade of perusing their site, reading their blog, back-and-forth battles with myself about buying that retro swimsuit/shirt dress/quirky brogues. All that time, I straight up had no idea they also sold housewares as awesome as their attire.

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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.