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The musician and actor collaborated with stylist and designer Estee Stanley on their new collection, HomeMint. See photos of our favorite pieces and read ELLEDECOR.com's exclusive Q&A. Justin Timberlake and Estee Stanley working on their new collection, HomeMint. Photograph by Peggy Sirota
Written by Amy Preiser
For years, Justin Timberlake has moved seamlessly between the movie, music, and fashion industries. But today's announcement of HomeMint, a collection of home goods and art designed and curated by Timberlake and his longtime interior designer, Estee Stanley, brings him into the design world as well. The collection will be available exclusively online at HomeMint.com, to members-who pay a monthly fee of $10 to enjoy discounts and early access to new products-and nonmembers alike.
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The line won't be available to buy until early May, but you can preview the collection and sign up for updates today. To celebrate the new site, Timberlake and Stanley shared images of the pieces from the line and spoke to ELLE DECOR about theRead More »from Justin Timberlake to Design and Curate Home Line
- This picturesque Texas town is the rare American city that has made its lively, multicultural history the foundation of its vibrant present. See ELLE DECOR's Guide to San Antonio:
Written by Claiborne Smith
Pity the poor employees at the San Antonio tourism office. All anyone can remember about the city is the Alamo, the site of a bloody battle between Texan settlers and the Mexican army that took place in the long-ago year of 1836. But don't let its key role in American history eclipse the fact that San Antonio has recently reinvented itself as a sophisticated, beguiling, and funky city, all the while paying tribute to a rich, complex past.
San Antonio feels like Mexico, visitors say, and they're right. Mexicans settled Texas a full century before the arrival of Anglo-American colonists, and signs of Mexican culture are everywhere, from the vibrant murals on the walls of downtown buildings to restaurants serving updated versions of traditional Mexican cuisine. But SanRead More »from How to Plan a Trip to San Antonio
The colors and patterns our editors loved this year
Gleaming, glittering, and totally glamorous. This precious color adds sparkle to any setting.
Classic haberdashery takes on a handsome new guise. Try a plaid trunk or herringbone pattern tiles to bring the trend home. http://www.elledecor.com/home-shopping/articles/trend-alert-menswear
This untamed pattern, evocative of jet-set glamour, is now turning up in vivid hues and surprising places. Equally chic as a soap dispenser or x-bench, snakeskin can easily add an edge to a room.
A spicy color that has become the design world's latest obsession. It glows as a pendant light, sparkles as a necklace, and brightens up any space.
This classic decorative technique is sending ripples through the design world, surfacing in colorful new guises. Go bold with marbleized wallpaper or try out the trend with stationery.
6. YellowRead More »from ELLE DECOR’s Top 11 Trends of 2011
Everything you need to know for smart shopping
Written by Brooke Lea Foster
Lighting a room can be one of the more challenging aspects of decorating and design-choosing a fixture you love is easier than knowing the difference between a halogen and an LED. The good news: Things are about to get easier. In January, many lighting companies will begin putting "lighting facts" on lightbulb labels. But still, it's important to know what all of that lingo means. Here, a guide to help you figure it all out.
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Are you looking for a bulb for a bathroom sconce or a table lamp in the bedroom? Bathrooms do best with diffused light-a mixture of compact fluorescents and halogen bulbs that give off a low contrast and soft lighting. LED bulbs are good for areas where bright, focused light is necessary-like prep areas of the kitchen. Ask yourself: What kind of light do I want in the room? Then, how can I achieve that mood while using the least amount of
A comprehensive guide to help you shop smart for the bedroom
Simon UptonBy Jodi Helmer
With so many choices on the market, shopping for bedding can be an overwhelming experience. We spoke with a few experts to help break it down so you know when to splurge, when to save, and how these decisions will help you get the best night's sleep possible.
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Read labels. Sheets are always labeled with their thread count, a number that refers to the total number of threads per square inch of fabric. For example, sheets with a thread count of 600 have 600 threads in each square inch of fabric.
Thread count does not take the quality of the fabric into account, however, meaning sheets made from burlap could have the same thread count as those manufactured from cashmere.
"Thread count is not a good measure of quality because every manufacturer treats the fabric differently," says Pamela Diaconis, co-owner of Kellijane, an upscale linenRead More »from The Ultimate Guide to Buying Bedding
The right lighting can make or break a room. Here, how to get it.
Written by Lauren DeCarlo Photo: Courtesy of Lindsey Adelman
Have you ever walked into a room and marveled at how the light was diffused? Probably not-and for good reason. When lighting is impeccable you hardly notice it. "If a room is lit the right way, everyone looks their best and feels relaxed and comfortable, but they don't know why," says Lindsey Adelman, a New York-based industrial designer who specializes in light fixtures.
Carefully considered bulbs and fixtures create an inviting environment that encourages people to linger. One of the biggest missteps is overly bright lighting. "You don't want guests in your home to feel like they're waiting in a hospital emergency room," says interior designer Andrew Galuppi. Here are a few tips to help strike the right balance.
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#1: Localize your light source.Read More »from The 4 Secrets to a Well-Lit Room
A common misconception is that you need to light the whole room. Try instead to incorporate
- Elle Decor | Fashion – Thu, Oct 6, 2011 7:00 PM EDT