Unbelievable DIY mistakes you won’t believe


These ridiculous design fails will have you doing a double-take. Whether down to bad planning or terrible execution, these houses have been struck down by shoddy fittings, low standards and inexplicable additions to rooms. So, take a deep breath before you click or scroll through our roundup of the world’s worst home design fails…



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Millennial Moms Have Been Driven To Their Breaking Point

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last spring, Shannon, a 28-year-old single mom, says her life was thrown into chaos. Shannon is a psychiatric nurse who, prior to the pandemic, worked the night shift. She slept during the day while her second-grader went to school, and lived with a roommate who was around if her son woke up at night.

When the first cases of the virus surfaced in her home state of Wisconsin, Shannon was immediately transferred to her hospital’s COVID-19 wing, which terrified her. No one knew then how deadly the virus might be for children. She dreaded bringing it home and making her son sick.

(All of the moms interviewed for this piece asked to use their first names so they could candidly discuss personal details about work and family members’ health.)

And then schools closed for in-person learning. Shannon had to cut back her hours almost completely,

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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 presidential assassination attempt and interiors designed by legendary decorators Mario Buatta and Mark Hampton. And, with One Observatory Circle, the official residence of the Vide President, undergoing renovations, Blair House is where VP Kamala Harris will live for the near future.

The President’s Guest House consists of four connected

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Bill would repeal Wyoming’s rules for home wind, solar power

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state regulates home-scale wind and solar power.

The bill endorsed by a legislative committee Tuesday would repeal Wyoming’s net-metering rules for how homeowners with their own power-generating systems sell electricity for others to use.

If approved by the full Legislature and signed into law, the bill would task the Wyoming Public Service Commission with setting up a new system that would no longer require utilities to buy excess power generated by home-scale systems, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.

The change would keep utility rates fair for people without home-scale renewable energy, said supporters of the bill endorsed by the Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions.

Opponents argued the bill would endanger Wyoming’s home-scale renewable energy industry by removing incentives to install wind and solar systems.


A lobbyist for Wyoming’s largest utility, Rocky Mountain Power, argued in favor

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How to Master the Art of Scandinavian Design, According to Experts

Photo credit: Courtesy of Liza Laserow
Photo credit: Courtesy of Liza Laserow

From Veranda

Between fashion brands like Ganni, Stine Goya, and By Malene Birger dominating the style landscape; companies like Ikea bringing functional home design to the masses; and architectural firms like Bjarke Ingels Group reshaping the way we view and build our cities, it’s needless to say Scandinavian design is taking over. And we’re expecting an interest in Scandinavian design to continue growing as the world sees a greater need for sustainable, soul-soothing design to make our homes—and the world—better places to live and thrive.

We talked to authors of three Scandinavian design books, Rhonda Eleish and Edie Van Breems, of the eponymous design firm and home decor brand, along with Liza Laserow, a high-end Swedish antiques expert, interior designer, and co-founder of Nordic Knots, about the basic elements, history, and future of this widely misunderstood decorative arts style.

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