Home Automation Goes Mobile and Mainstream

Home Automation Goes Mobile and Mainstream

Home automation companies have been around for several years. They market often expensive and complex methods for automating and remote controlling home cooling and heating systems, appliances, security systems, lighting and more. These are usually installed and programmed by distinctive […]

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25 Most Bookmarked Remodeling Guides of 2012

25 Most Bookmarked Remodeling Guides of 2012

Remodeling hasn’t been simple (just ask people who have lived through it), but preparing yourself as much as possible may help. readers wanted to find out about everything in 2012: from shower drains and searching for substances to Japanese wood […]

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Eclectic Elegance Distinguishes a Dallas Home

Eclectic Elegance Distinguishes a Dallas Home

With keen instinct and a honed sense of interior layout, Stephen and Lindsey Edison have created a cohesive yet exceptionally eclectic mix of decoration in their Dallas ranch house. French antiques reside side by side with Western art, African artifacts, […]

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Here's a Bright Idea: Smart Bulbs for Better Lighting

Here's a Bright Idea: Smart Bulbs for Better Lighting

A normal lightbulb tends to come in 1 colour and one brightness level. But now new LED (light-emitting diode) lightbulbs promise to become any colour and any brightness at any moment you prefer. And best of all, they may be […]

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Decorate With Intention: Let Your House Help You De-Stress

Decorate With Intention: Let Your House Help You De-Stress

With the light waning earlier each evening as I write this in early November, it is natural to be craving more downtime. After the seemingly endless shopping, working and errand running, it is a relief to come back home and […]

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Learn the Lingo of Drapery Rods and Accessories

Learn the Lingo of Drapery Rods and Accessories

Finding just the correct fabric for your own window treatment is vital, but don’t overlook how you will be hanging it. To make sure that your window treatments are just as functional as they are beautiful, you have to understand […]

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16 Exquisite Beds Fit for a Queen

16 Exquisite Beds Fit for a Queen

We spend about 30% of our lives in bed, so we can too make it count. Beds are the celebrities of this bedroom (thus the expression”bedspace”), and designwise they’re our opportunity to let our characters shine. The mattress is a […]

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Sumptuous Sophistication for a Manhattan Loft

Sumptuous Sophistication for a Manhattan Loft

After the owner of the attic, in Manhattan’s Tribeca area, first referred to as architect David Howell, his intentions were to sand and refinish his present floors. From the time they were completed, they’d completely renovated the entire apartment, leaving […]

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New Classics: The Luau Portable Lamp

New Classics: The Luau Portable Lamp

With the holidays upon us, I have been on the lookout for Modern Icons and New Classics which make excellent gifts. The Luau Portable pendant, designed by Duane Smith and Stefane Barbeau for Oxo in 2006, has a simple, lovely […]

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Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Boost Cabbage

Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Boost Cabbage

The expression “Chinese cabbage” describes two different kinds of brassicas. One, the Napa type, is distinguished by its closely packed, crisp, light green leaves. The other, pak choi or bok choy, has heads that are more loosely shaped, with white […]

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