How Crafts and Arts Style Beautifies Today's Interiors
During the Victorian age, opposition developed toward the developing industrialization trend and also the excess opulence of these times. The Arts and Crafts movement, or the aesthetic movement, was born out of the opposition. The motion, which prospered between 1860…..
Easy Green: 9 Low-Cost Ways to Reduce Windows and Doors
While it’s true that dual-pane insulating windows help keep the heat in during winter, there are times when old windows simply can not be substituted — perhaps you’ve got a historic house with charming original features worth preserving, or you…..
Surprises Await in Small Glass Boxes
“Glass box” is a saying — occasionally endearing, more times not — describing buildings made up primarily of glass walls. Believe Mies van der Rohe’s designs of homes and office buildings. However, a glass box may also be just a…..
Northern California Gardener's October Checklist
If you’d like further evidence of how different California is, see a Notre Dame football game on TV this month. I am not discussing the more exciting manner California teams play the sport but about the fall scenes on Notre…..
Accessorize a Living Room for Grace and Charm
In most traditional houses, the dining room is another room. Today’s homes tend to have a more open layout, but do not let an open appearance set you off traditional style. The dining room is my favorite room in the…..
Notable Links: 10 Ideas We Are Liking
From a color-rich resort to incredible wallpaper out of Paris, take a look at the decorating and design ideas which have been inspiring us round the web. • Hotel color: The Pantone Hotel in Brussels is at least as colorful…..
Scarves Have Interior Design All Wrapped Up
The style and home design worlds have a long tradition of overlap — should you find a trend on the runway, chances are it’ll show up in interiors within six months. So it’s only natural that scarves have made the…..
A Modern Sydney Home That Grows on You
Mark Paul and Sarah Kenny’s new home is all about compromise. Paul consented to move from his beloved northern beaches to Sydney’s Lower North Shore, as long as his design fundamentals came through strongly in the new house. Both worked…..
Have a Peek Inside the Olympic Village Apartments
Olympians from all over the world are arriving in London from the thousands as I write this, and making their way into Olympic Village. The village has been its own neighborhood and community, dotted with tree-lined streets and comprising open,…..
10 Ideas for a Soothing Sunroom
Regardless of what the weather like in your area of the country, seasonal rooms and sunrooms might be welcome and flexible addition to your home’s layout. Whether the sunshine is constant or only an occasional visitor, get inspired by these…..