‘No One’s Ever Seen It!’

Once upon a time, before Home Town became a smash hit, HGTV was on the hunt for a show they could produce that would celebrate small-town living.

When they heard about Ben and Erin Napier and the restoration work they were doing in their home town of Laurel, Mississippi (population: approximately 18,230), they asked them to make a casting video to show why they might be a good fit for a series about their lives — and why Laurel would make a great setting for it.

The video, which was shot back in 2014, had never been seen by the public before HGTV aired it during a special titled Home Town: Small Town Salute on July 2. (It aired to celebrate the announcement that Wetumpka, Alabama was selected as the town that will undergo a major facelift on the network’s newest show, Home Town Takeover, slated to

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Design Worlds Collide in De Padova and Time & Style’s Collaborative Furniture Collection

De Padova and Time & Style have both made big names for themselves in the furniture world — each holding true to its own particular brand of style and aesthetics. Now, their mutual respect for the craft has brought them together on a new line called the Time & Style Edition collection, and it encapsulates the best of both Italian and Japanese elements.

A simple wooden chair featured in De Padova and Time & Style's new collaborative furniture collection.
A simple wooden chair featured in De Padova and Time & Style’s new collaborative furniture collection.

17 pieces make up the new collection, with pieces running the gamut of standard home furnishings. The melded styles are apparent all throughout, like in the “Sensitive Light” chair, which boasts trademark Danish-influenced simplicity and light, sleek design for added versatility and mobility. The “Bombori” lamp champions Japanese craftsmanship with its hand-bent wooden spines and washi paper shade that nods to traditional paper lanterns. According to De Padova CEO Roberto Gavazzi,

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Inside Clarence House, Prince Charles and Camilla’s London Home

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

From House Beautiful

For nearly two centuries, Clarence House has been home to senior members of the British royal family. Nowadays, the house is known as the London home of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, but the residence has a fascinating history of its own, and has undergone many a reinvention over the years.

Here, what you should know about Clarence House.

It was built between 1825 and 1827.

The residence was designed by John Nash next to St. James’s Palace as a home for King George III’s son—then Prince William Henry, Duke of Clarence, soon to be King William IV—in the 19th century. The three-story stuccoed mansion was luxurious, to be sure, but far less resplendent than Nash’s work on Buckingham Palace.

Photo credit: Hulton Archive - Getty Images
Photo credit: Hulton Archive – Getty Images

Clarence House has been home to several royals and their families.

King William IV

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Will Arnett lists award-winning home for $11 million

There’s always money in the banana stand, to borrow from the show “Arrested Development.” But it might take a few more frozen banana sales to afford the Beverly Hills Post Office-area home of Will Arnett, who plays Gob Bluth on the show.

Listed for $10.995 million, the actor’s steel-framed house is a reimagining of a design by the late modernist architect Ray Kappe known as the RK2 model.

The L-shaped residence consists of six modules that were designed and built off-site by Succi Reddy in collaboration with LivingHomes, the design subsidiary of Rialto-based builder Plant Prefab. Completed in 2017, the project received an “Award of Excellence” the following year from the L.A. Business Council.

Clean lines, an open-concept layout and walls of glass reinforce the modernist architecture. Overhanging eaves — a Kappe trademark — provide protection from the sun while diffusing natural light indoors.

A chef’s kitchen with built-in

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