3 Home Features to Boost Accessibility

While your family members might not call for any changes to your home right now, think about those seeing your property. Perhaps you have friends, parents, grandparents or other people with mobility devices. Including the following three accessibility features will make your home easier for them to visit. A minumum of one zero-step entrance on […]

A New Dallas Build Handles Family Life Beautifully

An expansive living room, generous windows, a gorgeous old pine tree and a central outdoor space combine to create this stunning Dallas refuge for Scott and Melissa Powell’s family room. The Powells, who own and run New Leaf Construction, bought the home for their business but immediately found it as the ideal spot to build […]

Create a Location for Inspiration

I will have a leap of faith and suppose if you’re surfing through this website, you’ve got creative juices which need continuous inspirational stimulation. A lot people have our photographed style blogs, our ideabooks and Tumblr accounts, and a virtual archive of pictures and design ideas which inspire us in our daily lives. However, isn’t […]

Graceful Decorations for Traditional Dining Room Walls

The dining room could be about food, however your plate presentation isn’t the one thing which may be arty about the distance. Beautiful paintings, bold wallpapers and eye-catching mirrors may contribute to a traditional dining area that’s as much about sight as it’s about taste. Listed below are a couple methods to incorporate artistic elements […]

Mike Brady Lied to Me

I was inducted into architectural college by Mike Brady. I do not tell this story to many individuals, largely because it makes me seem suspect. But it’s true. In the summer of 1987 I decided to change majors from engineering to design. I was always good at math and science, and my dad was an […]

Mass or mix Daisies for 2 Great Garden Looks

When designing a garden, there are many decisions to make and hundreds of options to consider when placing plants. To begin with, you have to place plants in which they will actually increase. This is exactly what distinguishes garden layout from any other form of design: Every choice affects a living thing. When you’ve thought […]

Set Rooms Racing With Olympic-Style Sports Decor

It’s easy to catch sports congestion together with the London Olympics right around the corner. Pay tribute to your favorite sports and teams with a quick adjustment to your home decor. From vintage team posters to classic equipment to oversize photographs, it’s easy to integrate sports-related accessories into an assortment of house styles. Tim Cuppett […]

Small Island Home at Washington

Though the “Salsa House” was initially named for the salsa made on the home (the ingredients are grown there too), this eclectic small dwelling on Washington state’s Vashon Island lives up to its festive and colorful title. Engineered materials, a bold exterior and smart small-home solutions all unite in this cozy Northwest cabin. The owners, […]

ICFF 2012 Report: 10 Visionary Problem Solvers

A luminous broom, an early Japanese tea caddy and a brand new take on the litter box are only a taste of the smartly designed products shown at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). While there are plenty of pretty things to drool over in the ICFF, the pieces which were developed to fix […]

Guest Groups: Picnic Fixings

The sun and flowering blossoms beg my family to head out-of-doors this time of season, and so a lot of our gatherings become impromptu picnics. Each year I’d like to inventory a picnic basket with essentials so we can just toss in the food and proceed. I have gathered these ideas to help streamline my […]