7 Easy Maximalist Decor Tips. The over-the-top, eclectic charm of design.

After a long stretch of subtle color palettes and understated furnishings, home design trends are shifting away from the minimalist decor that could sometimes feel stark or oversimplified for color schemes, furniture, and accessories that pack a punch. The over-the-top, eclectic charm of maximalist design is here to make its presence known and Sam Levitz Furniture has everything you need to make this funky, yet, elegant trend your own. Check out these easy tips to bring any room in your home to life with dramatic color choices, bold patterns, and an array of unexpected elements. 

One of the best ways

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See Inside Blair House, Where Vice President Kamala Harris Will Live While Official VP Residence Is Renovated

Photo credit: The Washington Post - Getty Images
Photo credit: The Washington Post – Getty Images

From House Beautiful

This story was first published on 1/15/2021; it has been updated to reflect new information.

It’s no secret that the White House is the primary residence of the President of the United States, but there is another presidential home (albeit one that is not used by presidents as often) that should be on both design and history aficionados’ radars: the President’s Guest House, also known as Blair House. Although it’s not as well known as the People’s House, the President’s Guest House spares no shortage of fascinating history—including a

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Home Improvement Stock Volatility: What Does It Mean?

In the early days of COVID-19 lockdowns, many home improvement companies, from Pool Corporation (NASDAQ: POOL) to Home Depot (NYSE: HD), saw their stock climb. People were determined to make the most of the homes where they were confined, increasing their living space by making outdoor improvements. But the share prices for major outdoor living product companies, including Pool, Azek (NYSE: AZEK) and Trex (NYSE: TREX), have begun to fluctuate noticeably in recent months — no longer riding the steady “stay-home stock” tailwind they were in during the first six months of the pandemic.

What does this volatility indicate?

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Sensi Smart Thermostat ST55 – Review 2021

The Sensi ST55 ($129) is an affordable smart thermostat packed with useful features including support for geofencing, voice control via Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Assistant, and support for the HomeKit and SmartThings home automation platforms. It’s easy to install and program, and it offers usage reports, local weather reports, and smart alerts. That said, it doesn’t integrate with quite as many third-party devices as our Editors’ Choice winner for affordable smart thermostats, the identically priced Nest Thermostat. 

Functionality Over Fashion

The ST55 eschews the stylish design that you get with its $169 sibling, the Sensi Touch Smart Thermostat

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‘Dream Home Makeover’ Will Inspire You To Drop Everything and Decorate

Utah couple Shea and Syd McGee are back with Season 2 of Netflix’s “Dream Home Makeover”—and their new projects will make you want to drop everything on your plate and decorate.

In this new season, they show off renovations in every room of the house, from the kitchen to the bathroom to the bedroom, doling out style inspiration for the whole house. And while Shea’s signature style is still as clean and calming as ever, she focuses on creative designs like imperfect tile, wallpaper accents, and, yes, even carpet!

Read on to get the best tips from “Dream Home Makeover.”

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