Decorating Guides

Argyle Chic Crosses From Clothes into the Home

Quick: What comes to mind when you think of the term “argyle”? You probably pictured woolen jeans, Scottish golfing sweaters and New England prep schools. But this cherished pattern, essentially crisscrossing lines that overlap tiers of diamonds, has claimed a spot in home interiors too. Now’s interpretation of argyle has less in common with knitting […]

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Eclectic Homes

Lively Meets Thrifty at Southern California

Photographer Stephanie Wiley loved the look of her midcentury house, but its inside had not seen an update since its original structure, and the design felt too shut off for her loved ones. Wiley had the house gutted and remodeled on its same footprint, and created the modern cottage feel she wanted using a new […]

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Fireplaces

Fan Appreciation

There have been a few modern-looking fans on who have caught my eye due to their distinctive looks. These bits add style and character to a room when secured to the ceiling. And just because you go with a contemporary fan, that does not mean that you need to maintain a modern-style space, along with […]

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Eclectic Homes

In Love with Pairs

If you haven’t noticed, we’re a couple of days shy of Valentine’s Day. My feed is blowing up with tales of red palettes, love tokens, and k-i-s-s-i-n-g. All this talk about coupling has me looking at house accessories and furnishings and their own laws of fascination. Maintenance to see my picks of items that were […]

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Roofing

Choosing a New Roof for Your House

Roofing should always be a priority for anyone who is looking to maintain their home. Roofs improve the overall appeal of your home. You will have to spend a lot of money installing a roof over your house, so you should be careful and choose the best roof. Regarding roofing contractors, you also have to […]

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Tropical Style

Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Turnips

Turnips get a bad rap as being bitter, but if you develop them in the right terms and harvest them at the right time, you’ll be amazed at what a fantastic addition they will be for your vegetable repertoire. They’re surprisingly versatile. You can eat the greens as the roots are growing; in fact, a […]

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Decorating Guides

Tortoiseshell Reveals Its Range

Tortoiseshell generally gets lumped in with the preppy trends of the ’80s, like Ray-Ban Wayfarers and prim headbands. However, this timeless material seems surprisingly fresh in today’s interiors. Although true tortoiseshell, which comes from hawksbill turtles, has been prohibited to protect those creatures, fake variations and faux finishes approximate the expression of the actual deal. […]

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Coastal Style

A Seattle Home Reaches for High Sustainability

Intent on following their passions of both green and modern design, Five Dot Design Build chose to create a really sustainable home for a Seattle couple and their son. The city website featured a big lot with remnants of a centuries-old orchard. Project architects Stephanie Ingram and Geoff Piper started with center sustainability measures — […]

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Decorating Guides

City View: Phoenix Style Blooms in the Desert

Spanish colonial revival layout is still a big part of style from Phoenix, Arizona, but layout this is getting more modern, filled with unexpected color and more in tune with the desert scenery. “The hardest misconception that we face as architects in Phoenix is that the desert is a harsh, unfriendly environment which needs to […]

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Coastal Style

How to Really Score in the Flea Market

If you are not a seasoned shopper, flea markets may be difficult places to navigate. But there are a lot of approaches to guarantee you’re getting a good deal while having a fun, relaxing Saturday or Sunday from the procedure. Prepare yourself with these eight tips and you’ll be well on your way to trolling […]

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