Kelsey Mulvey

Kelsey is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.
It's time to give this highly-trafficked outdoor entertaining space the DIY makeover it deserves.
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Ready for some fun in the sun that's fashionable, too? Consider giving your pool a design makeover.
Want to keep your work surface stain-free? Seal your natural stone countertops. Here, professionals break down everything you need to know about this easy project.
Want to give your wooden pieces a lighter, brighter flair? Whitewashing wood is a simple DIY project that offers major results. Read on for a step-by-step guide to copy the look.
If you want to prolong your gardening season, cold frames might be the way to do it. Here, a landscape architect shares whether or not these yard accents are worth the effort.
When it comes to decorating your kitchen, trends can come and go faster than you can say "induction oven." Here, four designers break down the fads to retire.
We asked furniture restoration experts to weigh in on this growing trend.
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Unlike antiquing, thrift shopping can unearth treasures from any era, from past to present day. So, how do you know what's worth adding to your cart? We asked two designers to weigh in.
Don't let its position in your home fool you: Your basement should be at the top of your design to-do list. Here, several top designers share their best tips for sprucing up this level.
We asked furniture restoration experts to weigh in on this growing trend.
Unlike antiquing, thrift shopping can unearth treasures from any era, from past to present day. So, how do you know what's worth adding to your cart? We asked two designers to weigh in.
Don't let its position in your home fool you: Your basement should be at the top of your design to-do list. Here, several top designers share their best tips for sprucing up this level.
With so many plant species to choose from, building your garden can be a rather intimidating task. To help, three designers share their top inspiration sources.
This pillow styling technique, which comes with a few variations, might be the finishing touch your living room or bedroom is missing.
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Your basement stairs might serve a practical purpose, but they're also packed with plenty of design potential. Here, interior designers share their creative ways to step things up.
Meet grandmillennial style's elegant aunt. Though the trend was most recently popularized on TikTok, coastal grandmother design—which melds blue-and-white color palettes with cable knits and linen—is something Martha has embraced for decades.
By updating high-traffic spaces, like the kitchen and living room, and heeding a neutral color palette from start to finish, Keren Richter of White Arrow transformed this beach house into an elegant oasis that would have the artist's seal of approval.
You may not have given baseboards much thought in the past, but they're not a one-style-fits all feature—and, when chosen correctly, they add plenty of style to a room.
Stay warm and stylish with these designer-approved ideas.
Designers share how to make the most of this multi-sensory space.
Raise a toast to one of these these beautiful cocktail stations.
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We asked the experts to weigh in on this popular home design concept.
The right window treatments can help anchor and transform your space. Here, find the many different curtain styles available to you in order to choose the one that will give your space the wow factor it deserves.
Get your walkways, porch, and outdoor dwelling spaces in shape before your next cold-weather soirée.
Expect to see colorful cabinetry, more tile, and upscale details.
Grandmillennial style, pet-friendly furnishings, statement sofas, elevated offices, and nature-inspired palettes are trends to bookmark, say our experts.
These spaces allow the sun to shine in style.
Pack your bags and head to one of these well-appointed destinations.