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Clever Built-Ins Hide All the Clutter in This Basement Laundry Room

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Clever Built-Ins Hide All the Clutter in This Basement Laundry Room

Photography by Canary Grey; Appliances: Electrolux; Cabinetry Paint: Sherwin-Williams SW 7740 Messenger Bag; Wall Paint: Sherwin-Williams SW7636 Origami White; Light fixture: Cedar and Moss; Hardware: Schwinn; Counter Material: Marine Black Slate; Sink: Elkay It’s not often you hear someone say their laundry room is one of their favorite spots in their house. But Alexandra Bennett isn’t just any average person stuffing their washing machine with load after load; as the co-founder and CEO of the contemporary textile brand Louise Gray, she’s particularly passionate about fabric care.  So Bennett recently enlisted designer Victoria Sass of Prospect Refuge Studio to renovate her historic...

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How to Make Natural Dye With What’s in Your Kitchen

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How to Make Natural Dye With What’s in Your Kitchen

In Spinning Plates, cook and self-professed vegetable enthusiast Julia Sherman (you might know her as Salad for President) shares how you, too, can make your way in and around the kitchen with confidence. There’s a troubling disconnect between my preference for crisp white shirts and my hopeless habit of dragging my sleeves through sauce. I am a tornado in the kitchen, an impulsive gardener with no time for gloves, and a passionate eater with little regard for wardrobe casualties (not to mention, the mother of a 10-month-old who has reassigned my shoulder as a napkin). So instead of trashing my collection of splattered and...

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Summer Really Can Last Forever If You Dry Your Fresh Herbs

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Summer Really Can Last Forever If You Dry Your Fresh Herbs

The harvest is in full swing, which means shorter days, chillier nights, and diminishing quantities of fresh green things at the farmers market. As winter starts to approach, your own garden will also start to ease into its seasonal slumber. But that doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to the fruits (or, more accurately, herbs) of your labor: You just have to dry them. Sure, you can pick up jars of dried herbs at the grocery store, but a DIY approach guarantees optimal freshness and flavor. Plus, they’ll give your kitchen an instantly witchy vibe—what could be more perfect...

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These 9 Dutch Doors Are the Good Kind of Breakups

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These 9 Dutch Doors Are the Good Kind of Breakups

Design by Mindy Gayer Design Co. photography by kyle monk Hot take: The greatest gift to come out of the Netherlands in the past 400 years is the Dutch door. It was a simple idea at first. Chop a traditional three-hinged door in half to let some light and fresh air inside without completely opening everything up. Fast-forward a few centuries and anytime we see a house with the storybook feature, we get weak in the knees. The beauty of this two-for-one entrance lies in its versatility. You can close the top, unfasten the bottom, latch them together, add a...

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