Fireplaces

A Boston Kitchen and Toilet Go From Dreary into Darling

This youthful client wanted her 550-square-foot Boston flat to feel like home, but the outdated kitchen and toilet just weren’t cutting it. Working with a strict $25,000 budget, designer Stephanie Sabbe gutted the two rooms and utilized fresh materials to give the original layouts a gorgeous new look. Project at a GlanceLocation: BostonSize: Kitchen: 76 […]

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Eclectic Homes

Get Grout Magically Clean — Stains and All

Tile — if it’s used as flooring, at the kitchen as a backsplash or for counters, or in the restroom — has one great downfall: grout. Since grout is porous in nature, unsealed grout absorbs all kinds of stains, from mold to java and everything in between. To say it’s a hassle is an understatement. […]

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Decorating Guides

7 Unexpectedly Intriguing Places for Art

Art engages us, stirs our soul and generates debate, but it’s often the final piece in an area. Although art is generally saved for last, the right piece of artwork can tie all the other elements in a room together. When used in a surprising location, artwork can be thrilling. If we least expect it, […]

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Decorating Guides

All You Want to Outfit a Sunroom

If you’ve already taken into consideration the 11 components of the ideal sunroom, here are some tips for filling in the blanks — or giving pretty much any sunny corner a sunroom feel. Natalie Myers Following is a modern organic scheme to marry earthy outside components to a modern abode. Rattan, jute, canvas, cement and […]

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Eclectic Homes

17 Ways to Maximize Your Home's Curb Appeal

Even when you’re not intending to sell your home anytime soon, a fresh and serene exterior is a wonderful thing to come home to every day. From doors, home numbers and porch furnishings to color schemes, landscaping and fundamental repairs, this smorgasbord of thoughts will hopefully inspire several changes on your own home. Ana Williamson […]

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Coastal Style

Color Energizes Modern House Interiors

Recently I wrote about some contemporary homes that adopt color in their exteriors, but ironically, most of the homes featured are white on the inside. Even with drywall and other interior constructions that require painting, white is often preferred in modern homes. This minimalist and gallery-like aesthetic lets an operator’s possessions take centre stage, be […]

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