Modern California Beach House

Modern California Beach House

Architect David Wilson at Berkeley, California, had been on the Search for the perfect plot of land in Stinson Beach for Ages. This little beach community in Northern California is just north of San Francisco in Marin County and is […]

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Pattern Play: Zigzag Jazzes Up a Kids' Room

Pattern Play: Zigzag Jazzes Up a Kids' Room

We are doing things a little different on Pattern Play today. In past ideabooks, readers have voiced desire in seeing the patterns actually implemented in a room. I love the idea, so let’s use this children’s room as our example. […]

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Architect's Toolbox: Wash the Wall With Sunlight

Architect's Toolbox: Wash the Wall With Sunlight

Architects and designers relish the chance to explore approaches to deliver natural light inside. Whether it comes through a side window, skylight or natural lighting enlivens a space. Among the wondrous aspects of this design element is the way the […]

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Guest Groups: Around the World with Map Decor

Guest Groups: Around the World with Map Decor

If you’re one of those people who lives to traveling, who has moved overseas but still cherishes your home country, who wants to sneak in something educational for the children, or who just enjoys antique patterns and inspiring designs, chances […]

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Wright Sized Alabama: The Rosenbaum House

Wright Sized Alabama: The Rosenbaum House

Throughout his career, Frank Lloyd Wright had a passion for designing smaller houses. From his Prairie School houses in the early 1900s to his one story Usonian houses starting in the 1930s, Wright made several houses of small size for […]

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10 Elements of a Great Home Bar

10 Elements of a Great Home Bar

If you like fun frequently, you might want to add a wet bar to your home. It needs to be installed where you’re host the majority of the time. Sometimes, that’s next to the kitchen. Other times, your wet bar […]

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Room Tour: Reinvented Thanksgiving Table

Room Tour: Reinvented Thanksgiving Table

Ashley Russell has adored to make ever since she was a girl. She grew up with a passion for the house and was constantly inspired by her mother, a wedding florist. When she began her family, she needed to turn […]

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New Start: Paint the Front Door

New Start: Paint the Front Door

Are you tired with your outside but do not have any funds for a remodel? Have a step back, stare at the front of your house, and consider a new colour for the front door. Whether it is a brand […]

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Guest Picks: 20 Timeless Exterior Lighting Ideas

Guest Picks: 20 Timeless Exterior Lighting Ideas

With the nights getting longer, showcasing your house with exterior lighting is vital. Some of the fixtures below were used at the remodel of our 1950s Southern California beach cottage, but they would also function in different environments: farmhouse, cottage, […]

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Jewelry Storage: 8 Pretty, Practical Organizing Ideas

Jewelry Storage: 8 Pretty, Practical Organizing Ideas

Ever since I outgrew my jewelry box with all the turning ballerina inside, I have been in a bit of a loss as to where to stash my expanding collection of baubles. In a ideal world, I would have a […]

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