How to Match Colors From Photos into Real Life

How to Match Colors From Photos into Real Life

Homeowners and designers know what a difference color makes in a house. They could spend hours poring over print and internet pictures in search of the ideal colour. But sometimes the colour in the picture does not end up looking […]

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Ready Your House for Fall to Reduce the Season Longer

Ready Your House for Fall to Reduce the Season Longer

Fall is a glorious season. With blazing leaves and roaring fires, apple picking, harvest festivals and sweater weather, there’s so much to anticipate. And with that studious, back-to-business mood permeating the atmosphere, we feel invigorated to undertake new projects and […]

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Pretty Patterns Bedeck a Barn House

Pretty Patterns Bedeck a Barn House

DIY blogger and maker Bonnie Forkner and her husband consider it a small miracle that they found their light-filled cottage nestled in California’s Santa Ynez mountains. The home, a converted barn which once sheltered rescued critters, sits on land overlooking […]

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Safeguard a Resource Having a Rain Garden

Safeguard a Resource Having a Rain Garden

Rain gardens are a excellent way of creating beautiful landscapes while protecting one of the most precious resources. They are water features that celebrate natural procedures, and they are constantly shifting — growing during storm events and then subsiding. Their […]

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Fitness and Color Vacuum Up a Dallas Home

Fitness and Color Vacuum Up a Dallas Home

A plethora of paradoxical design elements are at play in this Dallas home. Eclectic art meets traditional architecture with an unapologetic use of color to reflect homeowner Mallory Mansour Dubuclet’s Louisiana roots. “I’d like for people to feel that they […]

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Industrial-Modern Studio in Slovakia

Industrial-Modern Studio in Slovakia

Architect Lukas Kordik’s vision for his apartment in Bratislava, Slovakia, based on three things: working together with the present structure, eliminating walls and obstacles, and creating an easy, open space. But describing his vision to his building team was another […]

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Minimalist 'Nest' House in Japan

Minimalist 'Nest' House in Japan

This contemporary home in Nagoya, Japan, was nicknamed “The Nest House” by architect Takuya Tsuchida, who wanted to “provide the sensation of living in a nest” without feeling tied to a nest’s natural shape. “I abstracted the nest idea and […]

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ICFF 2012 Report: Graypants' Ecofriendly Lighting

ICFF 2012 Report: Graypants' Ecofriendly Lighting

No, it is not copper. Nope, not metal . No, it is definitely not timber. Give up? Combine the Majority of the visitors to Graypants’ booth in the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. All these Seattle […]

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American Architecture: Federal Style's Elements

American Architecture: Federal Style's Elements

Federal home design style comes with another perplexing name. In style, the word “federal” simply indicates the time period (1780–1820) whenever the style, known among design aficionados as the American stage of the Adam style, prevailed from the fledgling United […]

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Organizing Starts in the Door

Organizing Starts in the Door

Usually, the dimensions of your entryway dictates what’s stored inside, but there are a couple things my bite-size one can’t operate without. Pick and choose what works for you and your home. The purpose of having a hyperorganized entryway is […]

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