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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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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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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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Guest Picks: Gettin' Twiggy With It

Twigs, branches and logs aren’t just for cottages in the woods — they could be both homey in city lofts and suburban split-levels. Get twiggy with these bits which will get you back to nature, even in the event that you prefer heels to hiking boots. From cheap accessories to moderately priced light into a […]

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Guest Picks: 20 Beautiful White Accents

It’s no secret that I love decorating with white. I may be mesmerized by colour from time to time, but I always return to white — it’s calming, it clears the head and it makes artwork seem fantastic. The important issue is to select pieces with sculptural shapes and tactile textures that bring interest to […]

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Guest Picks: The Royal Treatment

We have discovered that spending a night in your own guest room every now and then is a fantastic way to make sure your visitors are comfy. Before you do, stock your free bedroom with all these essentials to create a five-star experience right at home. From amazing bedding to heavenly scents, your visitors will […]

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