Tell a Story With Layout for a Meaningful Home

Tell a Story With Layout for a Meaningful Home

I just finished listening to the TED Radio Hour piece about storytelling. When it should not come as a surprise that books, poems, plays, paintings or music tell stories, many people do not realize that home layout can, and should, […]

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Look to the Sun for More Your Home's Lighting

Look to the Sun for More Your Home's Lighting

With the increasing costs of energy, the depletion of finite resources, and the projected long-term ramifications of emitting carbon to the atmosphere, with less energy for heating, cooling, ventilating and lighting a home is becoming vitally important. Passive daylighting — […]

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Get Creative With Your Bathroom Floor Tile

Get Creative With Your Bathroom Floor Tile

So much tile is installed only and in a running bond pattern, like brick, till it fills a room wall. But bathroom flooring tile has an chance to become so much more: It could be a means to split the […]

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'Great Gatsby' Style: 9 Inspiring Art Deco Escapes

'Great Gatsby' Style: 9 Inspiring Art Deco Escapes

In case you haven’t discovered, the 1920s are here around again. The young women in Downton Abbey are sporting drop waists and beads. Boardwalk Empire‘s set designers are quietly stocking up in art deco antiques shops. And yet another significant […]

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Flying Colors: Stained Glass Throughout the Ages to Now

Flying Colors: Stained Glass Throughout the Ages to Now

Stained glass whether really stained or painted, may do more than decorate. It also may tell us a story, hide an ugly view, bring in needed mild or even block out a lot of light. Regardless of its intention, stained […]

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Evoke a Japanese Tearoom's Beauty Using a 'Chabana' Flower Arrangement

Evoke a Japanese Tearoom's Beauty Using a 'Chabana' Flower Arrangement

The Japanese art of chabana, which literally translates to “tea flowers,” is an early kind of flower arranging used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. It’s a dazzling form of floral show with origins in the more recognizable kind of ikebana. […]

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South American Style, A Minnesota Pavilion Makes Cooking

South American Style, A Minnesota Pavilion Makes Cooking

Instead of allowing an unused play structure decay in their garden, this Minnesota couple made the most of its ideal location. Architect Marcelo Valdes recycled the playground and utilized the spot for a new indoor-outdoor escape with a great view. […]

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Budget Decorator: 12 Vintage Finds to Take Home This Spring

Budget Decorator: 12 Vintage Finds to Take Home This Spring

Digging for treasures at a major flea market or antiques honest could be loads of fun, but it can also be just plain overwhelming. I know I get frustrated when, after hours of walking the grounds, I leave with nothing […]

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13 Versatile Furniture Pieces Which Grow With You

13 Versatile Furniture Pieces Which Grow With You

Whether you’ve just signed the lease in your first flat, or you’re focusing on replacing your faculty apartment furniture with higher-quality stuff, it helps to have a long-term strategy for furnishing your place. You might not always have a massive […]

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Steep Your Rental in Color — Without Painting the Walls

Steep Your Rental in Color — Without Painting the Walls

This ideabook is for colour fans who need to painting the walls alternatives. Even if your landlord has a strict no-painting coverage, or you realize you will be moving ahead long, you can still have a home that is vibrantly […]

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