Category: Eclectic Homes

12 Steps to a Secure, Cozy House for a New Year

12 Steps to a Secure, Cozy House for a New Year

Each year brings different challenges to your home’s maintenance. Winter is generally the most stressful, so it is ideal to be ready. Following these professional advice will help keep you protected from fire, water and carbon monoxide — and help you to save power and increase the comfort of your house. Innovative Construction Inc.. 1. …

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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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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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Guest Groups: 20 Bubbly Accessories for New Year's Eve

Guest Groups: 20 Bubbly Accessories for New Year's Eve

Nothing says”Happy New Year” quite like champagne, so why not choose the bubbly and spray it into all aspects of your New Year’s Eve shindigs with these bubble-luscious entertaining accessories? If your event is of the casual variety, a little fizz and sparkle can allow it to stand out for your guests. Cheers! — Laura …

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So That Your Design Is: Swedish

So That Your Design Is: Swedish

What it is: Swedish interior decorating includes multiple nuances, from the neoclassical-influenced Gustavian appearance to the more basic Swedish farmhouse approach. Yet at their origin, each of the branches of decor discuss common characteristics: a blend of casual, elegant, rustic and elegant, a hot and cheerful sensibility, and a fresh-faced appeal that’s helped to propel …

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Country Meets Coastal Close a California Beach

Country Meets Coastal Close a California Beach

After raising six kids, this California couple found themselves in an empty nest and promptly flocked to the shore. Their Cape Cod–style house a block from the beach was an opportunity to lighten up, enjoy relaxed nation coastal style and entice their older kids to see. They chose a house that a builder had constructed …

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Color Brings a Family-Friendly Show House to Life

Color Brings a Family-Friendly Show House to Life

Pittsburgh interior designer Alisha Gwen allowed her spirited character to glow in this series house in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Her mission was to highlight key characteristics of their home whilst opening prospective buyers’ minds into the use of colour. She stands with her belief that colour is for everyone; people just have to get the …

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Would You Live a Full Life at 220 Square Feet?

Would You Live a Full Life at 220 Square Feet?

Tiny homes pose a problem: How can you make a pocket-size space comfy and stylish? The issue has special relevance in San Francisco right now, as the Board of Supervisors gears up for a November 2012 vote on a proposal to permit the building of microunits as little as 220 square feet. Small-space living can …

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A Modern Melbourne Home Finds Its Soul

A Modern Melbourne Home Finds Its Soul

Interior designer Andrew Mitchell toes the fine line beween style restriction and generosity in this Brighton, Australia, home. Inspired by customers who wanted to inject their house with much more warmth and personality, the designer brought in materials and texture without layering in too much old with the new. “Achieving equilibrium between the slick, contemporary …

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