Dear CH+D editors, I love the feminine look of upholstered headboards, but I have no clue where to find one that fits within my budget (under $500). I'm not crafty enough to make my own. Any suggestions?

Living in an apartment that’s short on space, I constantly find myself having to purge all the little knickknacks and accumulated stuff that manages to somehow find its way into the house. Conversely, I'm also always on the hunt for lovely objects with which to beautify my abode.

What events not to miss this weekend, from sales to exhibitions to open houses.

"Rustic chic" is a phrase that's gets batted around design blogs all the time, but it's a bit of an enigma to actually capture. Sure, it's easy enough to parcel out the meaning: You're looking for a blend of part earthy substance, part luxurious style.

Whether teardrops or raindrops, I don't think I'd mind them so much if they came in all shades of the rainbow. Wouldn't that make for a far prettier storm or crying jag? I'd say so. And to prove my point, have a look at these colorful wall tears: Yes, that's not a typo. Wall. Tears. Why?

Chef Russell Jackson was inspired by pirates, smugglers and revolutionaries to open his new restaurant, Lafitte—named after the famous 19th-century Louisiana pirate—on a renovated San Francsico pier that dates back to 1918.

San Francisco’s Atelier KS designed Local Mission Eatery with an eye to the surrounding buildings in its Mission District location.

After a $9 million renovation, the Garden Court Hotel in high-tech Palo Alto now boasts a distinctly old-world aesthetic.

Good golly! Have you ever seen anything like these Golly Pods, aside from, say, in a Pixar movie? The alien-like ceramic planters are a collaboration between Richmond, CA-based Tend and designer Jason Lane, and they're too fun not to share.

Since I'm more of a summer sports gal than a snow sports fan, I much prefer proximity to a lake than ski-in/ski-out access. 


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