How to decorate a Christmas tree - House & Garden's deputy decoration editor Ruth Sleightholme is a woman whose advice you should take. Having decorated virtually every tree that has adorned the decoration pages of the magazine during her tenure, including the cover of the December 2017 issue (below). Here she shares five steps to creating a simple, impactful treeFairy lights add a lot of atmosphere and warmth to a tree: a Christmas tree can appear as a bit of a dark hulk without them.
On page 57 of the December issue of House & Garden (out now!) Ruth Sleightholme present an edit of the best metallic fabrics - if you're wondering how on earth to use metallic in your interiors, you're in luck. Here are some of her favourite examples. Metallics, and in particular gold, are an age-old way to communicate opulence in an interior. From the gold-wrapped threads of English medieval embroidery, to dazzling gilded art deco interiors, precious metals communicate a sense of importance.
In the November issue of House & Garden (out now!) our stylists reimagine 'matchy-matchy' - the confident, joyous application of a single pattern to walls, furniture, bedding and drapery all at once: and here's how to get it right. It is a look which has long been a stalwart of House & Garden; a look worn by some of the most iconic rooms in decorating history. After its heyday in the 80s, 'matchy-matchy' has had a bit of a cooling-off period.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".