Easy New Years Resolutions for Dogs — How to Help Your Dog in 2021

As you’re setting resolutions and making plans for everything you want to accomplish in the new year, don’t forget about your dog! Dogs may not be stressed about what the new year will bring, or sad about the lost months collectively known as 2020—they live each day joyfully in the moment. But It’s easy to look at the new year as a jumpstart for building new routines with your dog in order to give them the best year possible, as well as improve their behavior and quality of life. 

Before January starts, think about things you want to do with your dog in the new year, including things you want to teach or manners you want to brush up on, or even making a commitment to spend more intentional time together. January has been dubbed National Train Your Dog Month by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, which makes it

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The Greatest, Escapist Homes Of 2020!

The Greatest, Escapist Homes Of 2020!

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Sasha Gattermayr

Casa Acton by Josh FitzGerald of Archier. Photo – Adam Gibson.

Casa Acton by Josh FitzGerald of Archier. Photo – Adam Gibson.

An Architect’s Own Hideaway, Buried In The Tasmanian Bushland

Casa Acton is the home of Archier‘s technical director Josh FitzGerald, which he built himself, by hand. Located in the Hobart suburb of Acton Park, this modest, cabin-like home made from locally sourced building materials is perfectly in sync with its bushy surrounds.

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Cliff House by Auhaus Architecture. Photo – Derek Swalwell. Styling – Bek Sheppard.

Cliff House by Auhaus Architecture. Photo – Derek Swalwell. Styling – Bek Sheppard.

An Ocean-Side Sanctuary Designed To Age Gracefully

This grand beachside home in Ocean Grove represents a confluence of opposing factors. Located on a windswept sand dune overlooking the Barwon

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This Stylish Hack Turned a Cheap IKEA Dresser into an Expensive Designer Dupe

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Designer Jess Goodwin had long lusted over Lane Furniture’s Brutalist sideboard—which comes in a number of finishes and can cost up to $8,000—before eventually deciding to take matters in her own hands in the form of a stunning IKEA hack. “I had a photo saved of the sideboard forever but didn’t have the budget to buy the real thing,” Goodwin says. “Whenever I can’t afford something, I make it myself.”

Goodwin was familiar with other hacks involving IKEA’s TARVA dresser, which she used for this project, and her home features many other DIY pieces. In fact, she says that this project was relatively easy compared to the other items she’s tackled. What struck me about this project is that it isn’t just your typical paint or temporary wallpaper IKEA dresser or

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The Best Sleeper Chairs for Maxing Out a Small Space, From $200 and Up

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Somewhere among all the sleeper sofas and futons in the marketplace, there’s another category of convertible seating that you might’ve overlooked: sleeper chairs. They offer so much functionality in a relatively small footprint, and you can hardly even tell they have another secret life as a bed.

Unlike the usually large sleeper sofas, however, the sleeper chair isn’t just for a living room. Perfect for a home office or bedroom, these 10 super stylish sleeper chairs will certainly earn their keep in your house, especially once regular houseguests become a thing again.

1. Movie Twin Sleeper Sofa

Sleek and minimalist, this lounger comes in dozens of colors and fabrics and pulls out into a twin bed in one swift move. The frame is made of sustainable hardwood, so it’s built to last

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This One Detail Makes All Home Decor Look More Luxe – Leather Detailing Trend

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When it comes to home decor, leather, whether real or faux and vegan, certainly isn’t anything new. Lately though, it’s showing up in unexpected ways that go beyond just sofas and recliners: as drawer pulls on dressers, looped handles on fabric ottomans, as a decorative wrap on lamp bases, and more.

It’s the restrained use of leather in details that makes these accents modern and relatively affordable. Leather also brings a little edginess to an otherwise ordinary object like a plain wood shelf or basic round mirror, too. Think you want to try the trend? I’ve rounded up my top 10 picks, starting at just $43.

1. BJÖRKSNÄS 5-Drawer Chest

With top-grain leather pulls—two on each drawer—this IKEA chest looks practically hand-crafted, especially because it’s made of Scandi-style light birch wood.

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