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5 Decor "Rules" I Was Surprised to Learn When I Was Hired as a Home Blogger

My first real job as a professional writer was for a construction materials company. I was hired as their home decor and lifestyle blogger on the recommendation of an acquaintance. And I knew absolutely nothing about home design.And so began my education in the home decor field. The job … Continue reading Source link

I Hired a Housekeeper, And No, I Don't Feel Guilty About It

Growing up, my household was never the type that hired help for anything. I don’t know whether it was a luxury only for the well-to-do or a perceived exhibition of laziness — it just wasn’t a thing for our family.I followed that trend as I moved out on my own. But as time went on, I began … Continue reading Source link

Apple works to fit the smart home under a single roof

Wait for others to take the first steps, let things mature a bit, then swoop in with a simpler, more unified solution. It’s the first entry on the first page of the Apple playbook. And it tends to work like a charm. If you’re reading this, odds are pretty good that you’re in possession of some small piece of the connected home puzzle, a smart …

India’s Livspace raises $15 million for its online home design platform

India-based home design and furnishing company Livspace has closed a $15 million Series B round which will be used to fund an expansion into new cities. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, which also included participation from Jungle Ventures and Helion — all three are existing investors. This new round takes Livspace, which was founded in December 2014, to more than $27 million from investors …

Fancy Ladies Have Orchids, And Other Things I Learned About Flowers During My Year as a Personal Assistant

When I took the job as a personal assistant to a prominent political media consultant, I never thought I would learn so much about flower arranging.I walked into the townhouse and was greeted by magenta orchids. The pastel leaves were slightly wrinkled, and they seemed to wink at me from the foyer … Continue reading Source link