Gilding was used to add warmth and glow since early times to our homes. Within this craft, good silver, gold, aluminum or aluminum leaf or powder is applied to objects. Though the simple application has remained exactly the same, generations…..
Whether made from rock, metal or wood, the cosmetic ledge we call a mantel has rested fireplaces for decades. Mantels display our family photos, art and accessories — often all of the things that we treasure the most. As the…..
If your idea of bliss is a weekend spent relaxing beachfront or poolside in a warm, sunny place, look at bringing this tranquil vibe in your kitchen with gloomy. Whether you opt for a pleasure watery turquoise or a more…..
Before starting anything else, kick off your kitchen remodel with a space plan. Picking out all the pretty things is the interesting part, but function comes first — and that means deciding on a workflow and traffic plan that’ll work…..
It happens every year about this time when the temperatures start to dip: sniffles, sore throat, cough, stuffy nose and aching muscles. It’s cold and flu season, and if you capture anything is going around when it comes to, make…..
The huge autumn gardening push is winding down, and we are starting to look inward now, toward spending more time indoors in cozy warmth. But, there are still some times of beautiful weather to enjoy this month plus a couple…..
The original kitchen in this midcentury Austin, Texas, home had its charms, but its own closed-off design and old appliances indicated that it was time for an upgrade. Architect Cindy Black of Hello Kitchen worked with Tonianne Soster from TAS…..
Stainless steel countertops are brains, beauty and brawn rolled into a hardworking surface. This professional chefworthy surface stands up to abuse nevertheless spiffs up easily to a glamorous showstopping glow. Are stainless steel countertops appropriate for you? This will help…..
Don’t let poison sumac (Rhus vernix) give all sumacs an undeserved bad reputation. The sumac genus has lots of wonderful species and varieties for your landscape that greatly simplifies the poison one. One such species is the Staghorn sumac. These…..
Brandi and Scott Powers turned their Texas ranch home to an eclectic, elegant house stuffed to the brim with unique flea market finds, vibrant upholstery and artful DIY projects. The home is still a work in progress, and Brandi is…..