Netflix’s Jeremiah Brent Shares His Best Holiday Decorating Tips

A good cup of coffee can be hard to come by, especially with so many making their java at home nowadays. The thing is, even the fanciest at-home coffee makers have limitations and let’s face it, they’re not always the most aesthetically pleasing.

Finally, thanks to the functional and fashionable Saeco Xelsis machine, coffee lovers can invest in a beautifully designed product that’s able to meet all their beverage needs. Don’t just take our word for it, Netflix’s Say I Do star Jeremiah Brent stands behind the machine and uses it on a daily basis with his family. From bringing his husband, interior designer Nate Berkus, coffee in bed every morning to giving his daughter warm milk or hot chocolate with the machine’s variety of settings, to say the device is versatile would be

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4 Tips to Make Decorating Your Apartment for the Holidays Easier (2020)

Decorating my apartment was probably the best part of living separately from my parents in college during the holidays. For the first time, my roommates and I had a complete say over how we wanted to decorate for Christmas. We made a whole day out of it, and when we finished, it looked terrible. Parents make decorating look easy, and it is not. It took four years in that tiny apartment together to finally master our interior holiday decorating skills. Here are some tips for first-time college Christmas decorators.

Pre-decorated Christmas tree

Christmas Tree with red ornaments and Christmas lights


I know this sounds like cheating, but I promise it will be much easier this way. If you have as many roommates as I did, then you know it can be impossible for everyone to agree on something. Our first tree looked like seven different people threw decorations on it without talking to one another. And

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Interior designer secrets: Decorating your dining room

There’s something to be said for hosting/attending a grand dinner party. Especially if the setting looks like it’s been styled by a professional Interior Designer/Decorator with a keen eye for detail. And what, exactly, does “detail” pertain to? It’s that design that just looks right – the right lighting, the right colours, the right table matched with the right chairs, etc. On that note, we decided to perk up our ears and hear what the experts in the design industry have to say about decorating dining rooms. Here’s what we found…

1. Your table width is crucial

a living room filled with furniture and a flat screen tv: 1. Your table width is crucial

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1. Your table width is crucial

We can’t help you fit ALL your guests at one table, but we can certainly inform you that 1100 mm is considered the ideal dining table width. That’s because it allows adequate room for your seated guests’ movement while still

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Philanthropist Audrey Gruss’ wintertime tips for decorating and hosting in the Hamptons

The Hamptons have never seen a holiday season quite like this. With the who’s who riding out the pandemic from their tony oceanfront estates this winter, the usual warm-weather pallets, décor and table settings simply won’t do. Luckily, Hamptons veteran, philanthropist and super-hostess, Audrey Gruss, has tips for adapting to the new year-round lifestyle that’s emerged on the East End.

Harvest what you have

For her socially distanced dinners, Gruss — who is president of Hope Fragrances, which raises money for her Hope for Depression Research Foundation — said that it’s all about decorating with the autumnal ingredients you have on hand. She loves using fresh radishes, squash and bushy bundles of herbs.

“I put whatever I have left over from my potted herb garden on the table with little radishes around candles in hurricane lamps,” she said. “I mix in votive candles wrapped in raffia, which looks very natural

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Home decorating ideas to design the house of your dreams

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8 Decorating Tips We Learned From Binge-Watching Netflix’s ‘Holiday Home Makeover With Mr. Christmas’

Holiday Home Makeover With Mr. Christmas is the feel-good Netflix binge you’re probably seeking right about now, with its heartfelt holiday message, and its smart and stylish Christmas decorating advice, courtesy of Mr. Christmas himself, interior designer Benjamin Bradley.

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The bonus? You don’t need to spend a small fortune to give your house a festive upgrade for the holiday season. In fact, you probably have most of the trimmings you need already in your kitchen or in your backyard.


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If you’re ready to start decking your halls for the holiday season (and don’t have time to watch Mr. Christmas), these are the key holiday decorating takeaways you can use.

You can never have too many pinecones

Mr. Christmas likes to go with a lot of fresh and organic materials—and pinecones are definitely his go-to. He tacks them into garlands, turns

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These Outdoor Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas Will Make Your Yard Holiday-Ready

You’re probably finding a new appreciation for your backyard in 2020. It’s turned into a space where you work out, have virtual happy hours with friends, and soon it may even be the space where you enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with the people you live with. We know not passing the mashed potatoes around a table with your extended family may feel a little weird. But, recreating a couple of these outdoor Thanksgiving decorating ideas will certainly make Turkey Day feel a bit brighter.

The truth of the matter is, it’s not safe to include anyone who you haven’t been quarantining with in your Thanksgiving Day plans, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to the guidelines posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Nov. 19, it’s safest to gather only with those in your household and plan all other interactions virtually via Zoom, FaceTime, or

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Everything You Need to Know about Decorating Christmas Cookies with Kids

Over the holidays, we’re always looking for fun ways to create new memories with the family. Each family has its own tried-and-true traditions—maybe your household picks out a Christmas tree at the local farm, goes caroling in the neighborhood, or pays a visit to Santa. No matter you holiday tradition, we’re here to help you make the most of time with your family. One of the easiest, most rewarding holiday activities? Cookie decorating.

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Cookie decorating a fun activity that the whole family can participate in; plus, it leaves you with a surplus of treats to fill your cookie tins. We’ve compiled this guide full of tips on how to successfully decorate cookies with the kids this holiday season.

Cookie Decorating Equipment

In order to ensure that your home cookie decorating party runs smoothly, you’ll need a few supplies. You can order

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10 Laundry Room Organization and Decorating Tips

From my experience, there are two types of laundry rooms: either a sleek, clean, minimalist space where you can freshen up your wardrobe in the warmth of fresh lavender-scented shirts, like you’re in a Snuggle commercial, or a veritable dump where the washer and dryer serve as surfaces upon which to throw piles of dirty clothes rather than clean them. Well, if yours resembles the latter and you’d love to learn some laundry room organization tips, you’ve come to the right place.

But why even bother to organize your laundry room? Well, chaos-loving angel, because a sense of order can make doing the laundry far more enjoyable and less stressful. “A laundry room is like any other room in our home,” says organizational expert and certified KonMari Method consultant Patty Morrissey. “We spend time there, so it should be a joyful place to visit, even if, or especially if,

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46 inspiring bedroom ideas and beautiful decorating tips

Bedrooms are such personal spaces, which is why it’s so important to decorate yours in a way that suits your tastes, and your needs. From giving you energy in the morning so that you wake up refreshed, to being serene enough to help you wind down with ease, this space works hard at keeping you happy! So we’ve put our best bedroom ideas together to help inspire your own space. 

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What’s wonderful about decorating a bedroom also, is that you don’t have to make huge changes to see and feel great results. A simple switch of a headboard, new colorful cushions, or even just a statement rug could add so much depth to your bedroom decor.

1. Add pattern to your bedroom floor with a rug 

When your bedroom flooring is looking a bit tired, or if you live in a rented home and

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