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What Monica and Rachel’s Apartment on “Friends” Would Look Like Today

If you’re like me, you’ve probably watched every episode of “Friends” about 30 times over. No shame in the game. And, if you’re like me, you probably have fantasized about living in Monica and Rachel’s famous purple apartment. The team at an interior design startup, Modsy, did “Friends” fans a favor and mocked up what the … Read more

Chip Gaines Dishes On Joanna’s Plans For Baby Boy’s Nursery: “It’ll Be The Most Beautiful Room in the Whole House”

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Joanna Gaines has designed some incredibly beautiful spaces for people on “Fixer Upper,” including a few kids’ rooms and nurseries that were out-of-this-world. Now, she’s prepping for baby no. 5 which, of course, includes setting up a new nursery at their Waco farmhouse. In an interview with CountryLiving.com, Chip opened up about Joanna’s progress on the … Read more

Hildi Santos-Tomas Ruined Another Room During the Premiere of the “Trading Spaces” Reboot

The original run of “Trading Spaces” hit me right when I was old enough to know ugly from non-ugly and right when I was old enough to be moving out of my parents’ home and into my own space. Of course, I fell prey to a few design elements I had learned on “Trading Spaces”– … Read more

“Trading Spaces” Designer Doug Wilson Will Continue to Push Boundaries in the Show’s Reboot: “Every Show Needs a Villain”

After a long hiatus off the air, “Trading Spaces” is coming back to TLC, and they’re bringing a lot of the original cast and crew with them. Host Paige Davis will be at the forefront while the old designers, Hildi and Doug, join in alongside her. If you watched “Trading Spaces” in its heyday, you probably remember … Read more

5 Designs from “Trading Spaces” That Were Absolutely Terrible

In the last few months since the “Trading Spaces” reboot was announced, I’ve realized that several people I know weren’t really old enough to have watched the show the first time it was on. Not only that, I don’t think I was old enough to realize how bad some of the design decisions were. Like– … Read more

5 Tips for Decorating Your Home When You’re On A Budget

Didn’t someone once say, “a man’s home is his castle”? But, sometimes, our homes don’t feel like castles, do they? Decorating is hard and expensive, so let’s figure out how to do it on a budget. Use every available space. Buy materials in the off-season. Make what you can! Use walls to create storage space. … Read more

Kristen Bell Surprises Her Sister With A Home Renovation

There is an entire market built around dream homes. HGTV has created bonafide celebrities out of home contractors and interior decorators. The problem is that many of these shows disregard the individual they are designing for. Some shows built people homes they could not afford, did not like, or built for people who sought to … Read more

Paige Davis Will be Back to Host TLC’s “Trading Spaces”

Earlier this year, TLC announced it was bringing the original home-flipping design and decor challenge show, “Trading Spaces” back to TV. The show has been off the air for 10 years, so naturally fans have wondered what part of the original cast, if any, would return? Well, the wait is over– Paige Davis the original … Read more