Eclectic Homes

Urban Townhouses Lighten Up

The gaps between single-family homes in the suburbs and in the city may be great concerning shape and massing, but in many ways they’re very similar. They provide the same sorts of rooms — living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.. And they use layouts that maximize sun and views. However, their different contexts […]

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Kitchen Guides

Tiny Kitchen Islands Have the Floor

Bigger was better. Along with massive range hoods and walls of cabinetry, you’d come across an island the size of an aircraft carrier. These days, tendencies have shrunk toward downsizing, and that includes small-scale islands that work hard enough to offset their reduced surface and storage area. Check out the strategies that are successful below. […]

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DIY Projects

10 Garden Projects and Terrific DIY Home

From the disposition to refresh your home? From repairing up roadside furniture into installing an edible container garden and building a stone fire pit, all these 10 DIY projects for the home and garden are for both newbies and pros. Ryland Peters & Small | CICO Books Project: Painted quotationIssue: EasyEstimated time: 1 hour The […]

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DIY Projects

School Yourself in Making a Retro-Style Hanging Map

I’ve such nostalgia for retro college provides. They’ve a gorgeous simplicity, with good graphic design and stylized fonts. Some of my favourite items from bygone classrooms are the pull-down maps that educators used to hang above their chalkboards. Since maps are no strangers to house decoration, I believed these former instructional programs could discover current […]

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Eclectic Homes

Modest, Modern and Zen Cabin in Maine

An energy-efficient contemporary cabin on a small Maine lobstering island is not a common sight. For many years, a few had a rustic seasonal cottage on Spruce Head Island that they appreciated on weekends. After residing in the nearby city of Rockland, they decided to construct their dream year-round residence on their cottage property. Enter […]

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Eclectic Homes

Kitchen Workbook: 8 Components of a Craftsman Kitchen

Craftsman design, which originated from the early 20th century, was a response to the mass-produced fussiness of the Victorian era, and its healthy simplicity still resonates today. And nowhere is its signature heat more clear than in the kitchen, the heartbeat of a Craftsman home. It’s not possible to separate form from function in a […]

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Coastal Style

Travel and Art Intertwine at a California Condo

You have probably met someone who is told you in designing a room about one definite bit of furniture, object or artwork. In other words, the vision for the room was there, even though most of the furniture wasn’t. However, how about an entire apartment? Matthew Lanphier of M.J. Lanphier Interior Design faced such a […]

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Pets

Interior Design's Dog Days?

We have all heard that dogs and their owners resemble one another, correct? Well, that got me thinking. Do dogs resemble their houses too? Can we unconsciously start to decorate our houses to seem like our puppies? Do we worry that our floors will struggle with their own coats? C’mon, haven’t you ever held a […]

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Dining Rooms

Sunny Side Up, Breakfast Nooks

Morning sunshine helps us wake up. (Those waking up in darkness thanks to the current time change could be reminded of this.) Additionally, studies have shown that morning sun can help prevent depression. I can not think of a better reason to have a breakfast nook in a glowing, light place. If you’ve got a […]

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Coastal Style

How to Use a Kitchen Designer

Whether your kitchen needs a minor face lift or a comprehensive gut occupation, soliciting help from a certified kitchen designer can be well worth the investment. The rule of thumb: When a kitchen job costs more than a few hundred bucks, it could be time to call in a pro. Not only do kitchen designers […]

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