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Window Love in a Midcentury Texas Home

Window Love in a Midcentury Texas Home

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For Morgan and Monica Campbell, it was about the windows. Clerestory windows in the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows in the dining area and extra-wide windows in all three bedrooms generated the airy, expansive atmosphere they were searching for in their very first residence. “The second my husband and I walked in, we knew we were […]

Kitchen of the Week: A Onetime Carnegie Library Gets Cooking

Built in 1910, this lovely Mill Valley, California, residence had a prior life as one of the 2,500 libraries built by businessman Andrew Carnegie. Following a brand new library was developed in the area 50 decades later, this arrangement became a private residence, and years of remodels left little of the first interior. Every time […]

Fantastic Design Plant: Coyote Bush

Fantastic Design Plant: Coyote Bush

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You have seen coyote bush (Baccharis pilularis) dispersing along California beach bluffs and up through coastal canyons. While more often than not it is found instead of designed with, restorationists and urges of native planting replaces this readily overlooked tree as one worth revisiting in the garden. Native to the coastal bluffs and chaparral of […]

10 Methods to Tiptoe Out Your Restoring Comfort Zone

If you have been making the same safe decorating choices for as long as you can remember, it could be quite a challenge to break out of this rut. Is your home a reflection of your personality? Does this make you feel inspired and uplifted? Otherwise, that’s surely reason enough to refresh your decor in […]

Central Plains Gardener's January Checklist

Central Plains Gardener's January Checklist

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Here we go! It’s the dawn of a new year, and the sun is already getting greater. If dreams of sugarplums danced on your head recently, today the dreams are of Blazingstar and Indian grass, right? You can order seeds and get them began at the end of January, or dog-ear all the catalogs and […]

Hot-Drink Stations Hit the Spot

Hot-Drink Stations Hit the Spot

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Love it or hate it, the winter weather is rolling, and it’s going to stick around for a short time. Strolls are becoming brisk walks, and just those in warm climates are still enjoying afternoon barbecues or nights out on the terrace. Most of us will instead be spending evenings sipping a warm drink of […]

Lantern-Like Architecture Lights Up Day and Night

A glowing lantern signifies a place that’s warm and welcoming, and a construction which models itself on a lantern can convey exactly the same characteristics. The following three projects — a cottage, a barn house and a reclaimed barn — give away a powerful presence through exteriors that glow at night. As we look at […]

Devotion Shows in a 19th-Century Belgian Home

Everything about this 1896 house in Belgium reflects the love and energy which have gone into its own revival. The owners, photographer and founder of Yvestown blog Yvonne Eijkenduijn and visual programmer Boris van de Grint, have spent the previous four decades painstakingly renovating it to make it back to its former glory, while adding […]

About Trend: Colorful Geometric Accessories Keep Rooms Fit

Perhaps it’s the shorter days, but this time of year always has me looking for bright colours to heat my insides up. Fall tendencies join in with the emphasis on bold color mixes, typographic elements and lots of geometric patterns, shapes and silhouettes. It’s possible to choose a big, daring accessory or add the geometric […]

Everyday Home Must-Haves Beg for a Makeover

Everyday Home Must-Haves Beg for a Makeover

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What home product layouts drive you insane? I know I have been tempted to throw my cable box, microwave and vacuum cleaner out the window. For Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, the humble thermostat’s unsightly and hard design obtained under their skin. Both, both former Apple employees, researched past and current thermostats to come up […]