Month: July 2019

5 Container Gardens for Fall, the Holidays and Beyond

5 Container Gardens for Fall, the Holidays and Beyond

Whoever suggested we”deck the halls with boughs of holly” clearly wasn’t also attempting to cook a turkey, wrap presents and bake dozens of cookies. Possessing a container garden is rarely on the vacation to-do listing, yet it’s such a perfect way to welcome friends and family into a house. With just a little creativity you …

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Tuteur

Tuteur

The tuteur is a freestanding garden element using four latticed or open sides which hit a peak on top. Tuteurs can be tall and narrow, like an obelisk, or short and squat, like a pyramid. The lattice on the sides provides a place for tendrils to grab on, and allowing vines to creep upward. Monticello …

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Openness Rules in a Warm, Modern Home

Openness Rules in a Warm, Modern Home

Architect Wencke Solfjeld obtained a clear directive from her customer, Jody Brettkelly: no formal dining area — or formal anything — at the house, please. “They wanted every single region of the house to be used every day, so we did away with proper spaces entirely,” Solfjeld states. The modern home is located in an …

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Subway Tile Wainscoting Puts Bathrooms on the Right Path

Subway Tile Wainscoting Puts Bathrooms on the Right Path

Wainscoting was designed hundreds of years ago in a union of form and function to improve the look of a room when protecting the bottom half of the walls out of dirt and damage. It has since evolved to suit different architectural styles and spaces. Today board and batten, beadboard and tile would be the …

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Living Room Accessories for a Refined Style

Living Room Accessories for a Refined Style

The living area is arguably among the most versatile rooms in the home. It functions as the location where the family comes together, where you entertain friends, read a book, see a film, chat and relax. In old British country houses, there was a sitting area, which acted as a more formal location in which …

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Visit a Condo Co-designed by Nature

Visit a Condo Co-designed by Nature

When homeowners approached Miami-based designer Deborah Wecselman to redesign their family’s condominium, they asked a look that emanates from the frequently bold, lively hues found in Miami d├ęcor. Instead they opted for something equally soothing and trendy that also highlighted the breathtaking views. Wecselman fulfilled their request by translating inspiring elements from Mother Nature into …

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How to Bring Yankee Style to a Home Anywhere

How to Bring Yankee Style to a Home Anywhere

Yankee style isn’t merely a regional thing (although it does arise in New England); it is a state of mind. It’s simple, upright, hardworking, no-nonsense, possibly even a little flinty. Shaker furniture is your ultimate Yankee aesthetic: spare, beautiful, practical and well made. Yankee style is Hollywood Regency’s polar opposite, but it shares some similarities …

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Eclectic Global Style at Sydney

Eclectic Global Style at Sydney

From French to Greek into South African, interior designer Marylou Sobel’s international fashion has changed her Sydney home into a unique hideaway for her family. Though it once was a red brick cabin, two decades of remodeling have enabled the little structure to evolve into a spacious home that bridges the indoors and outdoors with …

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15 Ways to Give Your Home Personal Polish

15 Ways to Give Your Home Personal Polish

Allow me to begin by stating Ilove Ikea. It really can’t be overcome for clean, contemporary designs at a reasonable price, and also the best designers are proven to scoop up a few items at Ikea for luxury customers. And when the new 2013 catalog landed in my mailbox lately, I have to say I …

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