The Freehand New York – Hotel Review

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  • A new addition to Manhattan’s Flatiron District, the Freehand New York is perfect for budget-conscious travelers who want convenience and personality from their accommodations, without paying several hundred per night.
  • The building itself isn’t new — it was once a hotel beloved by writers, as well as a dorm for art students. Rooms and public spaces are filled with original, commissioned artwork to honor this creative spirit. 
  • Nightly rates start under $200 and range from cozy, budget-conscious rooms with bunk beds, to spacious plush suites. I spent a night in a Corner King room and it’s one of our favorite NYC hotels for 2020.
  • Read all Business Insider hotel reviews here.

A note from your Insider Reviews travel editor: Coronavirus has interrupted travel on a global scale forcing travelers to cancel

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Nature Inspired Fall Mantel Decor Ideas

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Fall decor can be easily over complicated! Today, I’m sharing two ways to simply style fall mantel decor ideas inspired by nature. Style your fireplace mantel in minutes!

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Nature Inspired Fall Mantel Decor Ideas

Joining me are some amazing bloggers each sharing their own fall mantels and vignettes as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Tour hosted by Krista at The Happy Housie! Make sure to head over to these other talented bloggers’ articles for more fall decor inspiration next.

Fall mantel decor ideas

Fall Decorating Plan

This year I started my fall decorating with a super fun fall statement wall. I was excited to do something extra creative that was still easy to accomplish. I chose to keep most of the rest of my fall decor fairly simple.

Fireplace mantel ideas

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40 Easy to Make DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

Halloween is a great time for decorating. Many people spend days, not to mention a small fortune, making their homes look scary and fun. The truth is that you don’t really have to spend a fortune on Halloween decor.

40 Easy to Make DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

You can actually make some great pieces to display for the holiday. Because its fall, the colors are great for the period between Halloween and Thanksgiving so many of these DIY projects can carry you through until the Christmas decorating season. There are so many wonderful ideas in our Halloween decor collection and you get instructions on how to make everything.

If you want to spook up your home or just add a bit of autumn to your decorating, you can find a number of great ideas to give your decor a Halloween look, without spending a lot of money. The projects are easy and so great that you may even

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4 Essential Decor Elements to Every Room

(4 min read) See, as much as I’d like to start this post with “I was visiting so and so the other day blah blah blah”, I can’t do that with a clear conscience. First of all, we all know it would be a blatant lie because the world is quarantining and secondly, it would send a bad message to everyone out there who are trying their best not to leave their homes. On the same note, I figure this type of post will do us some good, because we are bound to get sick of our home interiors at this point, so some renovations will be in order once all of this is over.

Breathe lighting decor elevates the bedroom decor
A perfect message for this time, Visualizer: Karina Urbańska Karina Urbańska

So, I was working on answering some Quora questions the other day and this particular one really piqued my interest: What are the important

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Cheerful & Easy Spring Porch Decor Ideas

Want to decorate your porch for Spring on a budget? Here are some cheerful & easy Spring porch decor ideas that look lovely and don’t cost much at all!

Simple ways to refresh your porch like painting a front door, using what you have on hand, cleaning and planting easy planters

I gave our front porch a refresh this week, and I love how it turned out! The only thing I purchased was plants, and the rest of the items were things I had – even a fresh coat of paint for our front door! Let me share our simple front porch decor for Spring, and how you can decorate your porch on a budget this season too.

This post is part of a seasonal blog hop with some of my favourite blogging friends! Make sure to visit all the links at the bottom of this post to get more porch decor ideas for Spring! 

Simple ways to refresh your porch like painting a front door, using what you have on hand, cleaning and planting easy planters

First things first? I painted our front door! It’s been a deep teal for 7 years, and

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Clearance Wall Decor | Touch of Class

Discount wall sconces, shelves and hooks will reinvent your vertical space. Search our clearance wall decor for wall plaques, decorative plates and wall mirrors to shake up your decorating approach.

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Use discount wall sconces to frame a large mirror, or create an interesting vignette with low-priced wall plaques instead. Our clearance wall decor section offers savings from 40 to 70 percent off, so you can fashion any arrangement you please. Whether you’re after a metal wall plaque or ceramic decorative plates, pinpoint wall decorations that will complement your aesthetic. We offer wall decor in styles from coastal to Southwestern, and designs include pine cones, fleurs-de-lis, florals and much more.

Explore the countless wall decorations at your disposal. Browse our wall decor sale for

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Lisa Rinna’s Home: See Inside Her Gym With Leopard Accents

From her statement-making outfits to her Instagram-famous dance videos, everything Lisa Rinna does is fabulously extra. Of course, her home gym setup is no exception.

In a series of recent Instagram Stories, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member shared a glimpse of a room filled with a variety of high-end workout equipment. However, the most eye-catching detail in the gym space was the addition of leopard-print pillows atop wicker seating. Naturally, if Lisa is going to sit down during a workout, she’s going to do it in style. 

However, instead of the chic seat, Lisa opted to sit on the floor of what appears to be a different gym area in her home. As she commented on her hairstyle in a video clip, she sat on a purple yoga mat in front of a large piece of equipment. 

Lisa isn’t the only Bravolebrity who is using a stunning

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Hollywood Regency Style Furniture and Decor

Everyone feels like a movie star in a room featuring Hollywood Regency style furniture and decor! This cool, classic and classy style looks as good in today’s homes as it did when it first emerged during the Golden Age of Hollywood. It is closely related to the Art Deco style, as you can see in my Guide to Art Deco Style Furniture but it is a distinct decor style of its own.

Hollywood Regency is a luxurious look that sparkles with glitz and glamour, with a focus on clean lines, geometric shapes, glossy surfaces, and opulent textiles. The dramatic style has a sense of the theatrical, creating a chic stage for people to socialize and look fabulous while doing so.

What are the Origins
of Hollywood Regency Style?

It is not surprising that Hollywood Regency style has an Art Deco feel as it developed during the Golden Age of Hollywood

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Mobley: NYC Furniture Rental. Simplified.

Why Rent?

Gone are the days of purchasing throwaway furniture, that doesn’t fit your style, or the need to worry about your needs in the future. When it’s time to move (or trade up) plenty of that furniture ends up in a landfill. And that’s just sad.

That’s why we created Mobley. Choosing your rental lease term gives you the flexibility to furnish your apartment or home affordably and easily, without needing to plan too far ahead. Feeling good at home has never been easier.

Serious About Service

Let’s make this easy on you. When you rent from Mobley, we deliver your furniture, for free, at a pre-scheduled time. Need a certificate of insurance? We got you. Want to extend your lease? Or swap? Or even buy? We can do that too. For anything else we can help with, you can

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As Homes Serve More Purposes, Smart Decor is Key, Says L.A.-Based Designer

Los Angeles-based designer Marissa Zajack, founder of Marissa Zajack Creative, recently marked her commercial interior design debut and the expansion of her creative studio with the launch of chic Downtown L.A. dining destination, Red Herring (which is currently available for pickup and delivery).

Ms. Zajack, who previously worked as a graphic designer in the entertainment industry, is also currently working on three residential projects in Los Angeles—her own four-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot apartment, one for the owners of Red Herring (after doing the restaurant, they hired her for their home), and one for a Hollywood industry executive.

Ms. Zajack’s previous work in the entertainment industry as a graphic designer has informed her current interior style, where she often applies a vibrant visual palette that is polished, but still fun.

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Her portfolio now includes interior design, furniture design and graphic

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