The thought of flannel sheets might conjure memories of the princess-printed or Boy Scout–ready sets you had as a kid. But now? It’s all grown up.

Why Flannel Sheets Rock

Rue Living Assistant Buyer Cara P. shares why our Egyptian cotton flannel is a bedtime staple for all ages: “It’s made my winter sleep experience feel more like indulgence than survival. I don’t have to jump into an icy-cold bed and wait that excruciating minute for the covers to warm up. It’s like sleeping inside a fluffy cloud – that’s heated.”

We’re down for that.

The Winter Bed Update: Cozy Flannel, Down, & More Boutique opens Tuesday, December 24, at 11AM ET.

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December 24, 2013

 

That friend who can’t end the day without a chocolate fix? Rue magazine Editor-in-Chief Crystal Palecek knows just what they need.

Crystal Palecek's Gift Pick for the Snack Lover

igourmet 8-Piece Chocolate Set
“Complete their 2014 sweet supply.”

Find this set and more in our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique now. Then click here to see all of Crystal’s must-have gift picks.

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December 12, 2013

 
You have a whole row of cubicle mates to gift. And Rue magazine Editor-in-Chief Crystal Palecek has picked a practical – and work-appropriate – present.

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Sisters Gourmet 10-Piece Baking Mix Set
“Secure your title as office favorite.”

Find this set and more in our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique now. Then click here to see all of Crystal’s must-have gift picks.

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December 11, 2013

We know, Thanksgiving was a few days ago. But if you hosted a 25-pound turkey and a table of 15, and no one went home with a goodie bag, we bet you still have a few half-eaten casseroles in the fridge. Enter: Rue Foodies and Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, who have these eight easy-to-whip-up recipes starring two-day-old mashed potatoes, turkey, and stale bread. Sounds delicious, right? Just you wait.

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Photos by James Ransom, Sarah Shatz, and Linda Xiao

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December 1, 2013

Stop pressing snooze on your bedding swap and let color guide the way. From cool greys to spa-like whites, Rue Living Inspirer and interior designer Ron Marvin tells how.

Make the Winter Bed: Tips from Ron Marvin

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November 13, 2013

From inspiring dinner boards to a one-of-a-kind coffee table, Rue Living Associate Buyer Catherine K. lets us in on her holiday home must-haves.

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Blackboard
“Chalkboards are really popular right now. I love this one because it allows me to organize a weekly meal schedule, letting family and guests anticipate the delicious dishes to come.”

Garden Stool
“As a traditional garden stool, extra seating, or a decorative console, this piece is universal. I even thought about buying two to use in place of a coffee table.”

Batista Lamp Set
“Lighting adds ambiance to any guest bedroom. And this three-piece set? It’s inexpensive and classic. My guests will feel so comfortable, they may never leave!”

The Guests Are Coming: Prepare for the Holidays Boutique opened Tuesday, October 15, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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October 27, 2013

Selecting a rug to match your aesthetic is tough enough. Now? You have to pick a size. Use our guide for effortless style underfoot.

Rug Size Guide

The Rug Tent Sale Boutique opens Friday, October 25, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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October 25, 2013

From a festive front stoop to curl-up-by-the-fire essentials, Rue Living Associate Buyer Alejandra K. lets us in on her holiday home must-haves.

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Reindeer Doormat
“I just purchased a new home, and this doormat will be decorating my front door. I think it’s an easy way to get a little festive without being kitschy.”

Rizzy Cream Cable-Knit Throw
“I love this cotton cable throw. It’s made for snuggling up on the couch (ahem, in front of my new fireplace!).”

Floating Medallion Duvet Set by Whit & Alex
“I will be having house guests for the first time this holiday season, and this duvet set is ideal for my new guest bedroom. Love the design, color, and price.”

The Guests Are Coming: Prepare for the Holidays Boutique opened Tuesday, October 15, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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October 22, 2013

 
Working from home? Easier said than done. The distractions are ample – your tempting bed, the sunny outdoors, the cat happily pouncing onto your laptop – plus there’s the simple fact that you’re working in a personal zone.

Rue Living Buyer Michelle W. shares how she pulls off office work from the comfort of her living room.

Inspiring Home Office

Our Update Your Workspace: Home-Office Essentials Boutique opens Sunday, October 20, at 11AM ET.

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October 20, 2013

Expand your interior-design know-how with these furnishing facts. 

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Interest officially piqued? Living-room styles don’t stop here. If you’re aiming for an 18th-century formal sitting space, add a camelback couch, with its upright, exposed legs and slight rise in the frame. All that’s missing is your silver tea set. Or, go laid-back with a Lawson or English rolled-arm sofa – the soft cushions and (often) skirted legs are all about keeping it casual.

Our Bernhardt Boutique opens Monday, August 5, at 3PM ET.

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August 5, 2013