Emma Roberts looked blooming beautiful at her “magical garden”-themed baby shower in LA on Saturday.

Dressed in a smocked floral midi dress ($478) and matching face mask ($35 for five) from Tory Burch, who also provided the party’s décor, the 29-year-old “American Horror Story” star celebrated her impending arrival with a stylish and socially distanced backyard gathering.

Roberts’ boyfriend Garrett Hedlund — with whom she’s expecting her first child, a baby boy — was on hand for the festivities, as were famous friends including Kristen Stewart and Camila Morrone, according to People.

Floral designer Eric Buterbaugh suspended roses from the trees with blue ribbon and presented the mom-to-be with a vagina-shaped arrangement, while Loria Stern and Little Sparks Cookies provided sweet treats adorned with real pressed flowers and the words “baby boy,” respectively.

“So grateful to my family and pod for making my pregnancy feel so celebrated during such wild

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Multitudes are working from home. This changes how business' networks work.
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We’re 10 months into 2020, and businesses are still making adjustments to the new realities of large-scale telework (which, if you’re not in the IT biz, is just a fancy term for “working from not in the office”). In the Before Times, telework was an interesting idea that tech companies were just starting to seriously flirt with as a normal way of doing business—whereas now, most businesses large or small have a hefty fraction of their workforce staying home to work.

Unfortunately, making such a sweeping change to office workflow doesn’t just disrupt policies and expectations—it requires important changes to the technical infrastructure as well. Six months ago, we talked about the changes the people who work from home frequently need to make to accommodate

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English designer Cath Kidston is known as ‘The Queen of Print’. With a background in interior design and styling, Kidston founded her brand in 1993 and made it a global name selling home furnishings and fashion products. In 2017, after stepping down from the Cath Kidston Group, she founded a solo venture, Joy of Print, a creative design studio specializing in designing prints for the interiors and fashion world. Her new book, “A Place Called Home,” highlights her 17th-century farmhouse and garden in Gloucestershire, which is decorated with her collected treasures and textiles and floral patterns from around the world.

Kidston joined staff writer Jura Koncius last week for The Washington Post’s Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.

Q: If you could design a kitchen from scratch, what colors would you use for flooring (wood), countertops, cabinets and backsplash? We’re building a new home and we have

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List of all the best early furniture deals for Amazon Prime Day, featuring the latest discounts on Amazon Furniture, sofa covers, couches, ergonomic office chairs, and patio furniture sets

Here’s a guide to all the latest early furniture deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020, featuring all the latest discounts on Devoko patio dining sets, nuLOOm rugs, Amazon desks and couches, Bush office furniture, & Herman Miller office chairs. Explore the best deals using the links below.

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Best kitchen & dining deals:

  • Save 45% on the Winsome Wood Nolan Occasional Table at Amazon – clean, traditional lines make the Nolan Coffee table a great fit for any décor and home

  • Save 41% on the WE Furniture Company Modern Farmhouse Buffet Sideboard

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This kitchen, designed by Melanie John of Cube Dentro for first-home owners moving into a new house, received the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award for a kitchen under $25,000.

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This kitchen, designed by Melanie John of Cube Dentro for first-home owners moving into a new house, received the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award for a kitchen under $25,000.

The owners of this new house in Glenbrook, Auckland lived in a caravan for two years to save enough money for their first home.

And of course there was a tight budget when it came to the kitchen design, says Melanie John of Cube Dentro in Takanini. “Their budget was around $20,000, but the kitchen came in closer to $22,000. But they were very happy with it.”

And John was happy also to see her project win the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award 2020 for a kitchen under $25,000.

Melanie John says she "future proofed" the house, providing more storage than the first-homeowners' current requirements.

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Melanie John says she “future proofed” the house, providing more storage than the first-homeowners’ current requirements.

“In a simple kitchen, details matter,” the judges said. “This kitchen is the perfect example of

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Reader, I will level with you. When I was assigned to track the best Amazon Prime Day Deals 2020 had to offer in the kitchen, design, and home categories, I was less than thrilled. Amazon sells a lot of stuff! And the vast majority of it, whether home goods, tech, or menswear, consists of overpriced and poorly-made garbage that has no place in your home. But after digging through the available deals list for more hours than I care to admit, I must say—I want to buy a lot of this stuff. This year’s Prime Day sale includes quality heritage cookware, top-of-the line appliances, and actually-good robot vacuums. Unfortunately, I must say: I am impressed. See below for the best Amazon Prime Day deals 2020 has surprised me with, many of which I either already own or plan to pick up for myself. And, a quick plug: Do

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The humble candle has undergone a massive transformation in the past few years. What was once a mere household necessity for when the lights went out, today is an indulgent luxury item. From being lit for cultural purposes to being a home decor staple, candles have come a long way, and the market for candles has grown by leaps and bounds. From encrusted statement piece to dainty ones in pastel hues, there seems to be a candle for every occasion.  

The best part is that multiple pieces of research state that scents and fragrances play a crucial role to uplift your mood. Science and studies state that essential oils have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that help you to keep your home germs free by using them regularly. So yes, lighting a candle does seem to be good for the mind and body.

Nothing beats the simple pleasure of

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E&T Horizons introduces a new line from ThermoMat Italy that includes an extended range of designer shower and bathroom safety accessories marketed by Design By Intent®. With the aging in place movement more and more Americans are staying in their homes longer, and this necessitates products for the changing physical needs of older adults.

“E&T Horizons vision is to carve a new niche in the shower and bathroom safety market with products that are not only functional, but also sleek and beautiful.” stated Terri Gelman, CEO and owner of E&T Horizons, LLC. We firmly believe there is a void in the

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CORONATION Street actress Lucy Fallon has given fans a sneak peek into her incredibly tidy Blackpool pad, filled with quirky details, clashing prints and electrifying furnishings.

The 24-year-old soap star shared snaps of her freshly cleaned home to her Instagram stories, which also showed followers her modern garden featuring an enviable set of rattan egg chairs.

 Lucy Fallon shared snaps of her freshly cleaned home

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Lucy Fallon shared snaps of her freshly cleaned home

Lucy revealed her love of neutral colours, showing a lounge area furnished with deep brown sofa and adorned with a mix of plain and patterned cushions.

Her dining room follows the same colour theme with a dark wood table and matching chairs, looking out into the garden space.

Brightening up the woody tones, the patterned wallpaper lifts the vibe of the room.

Lucy revealed it took her two years to decide how to decorate her home, before she settled on the range of clashing

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