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Fresh Idea: Accent Color Brightens Up the Sink

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Are you looking for a clever way to add an accent color to your bathroom? Think about painting the outside of a wall-mounted sink. You have likely seen painting applied to the outside of clawfoot bathtubs; simply apply this thought to the sink. It will give a vintage or vintage-style sink a new, updated appearance. […]

Houzz Tour: Ingenious Garage Makeover at Bordeaux

Houzz Tour: Ingenious Garage Makeover at Bordeaux

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When your budget’s tight, you get creative when searching for a new home. A house that was modern was wanted by french photographer Jérémie Buchholtz but did not want to break the bank. When he discovered an old garage available near downtown Bordeaux, France, Buchholtz pounced on it and recruited design firm FABRE/deMARIEN to see […]

Design School: Embrace Repetition

Design School: Embrace Repetition

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Repetition is a traditional layout strategy that can take the mundane to fantastic and the ordinary to extraordinary. Adding mass amounts of a single item can give credence to minimal things such as light bulbs, mirrors or books. Just adding two identical pieces of large furniture into a room can give ho-hum bits a striking […]

Mobile Furniture: Put a Wheel on It

Mobile Furniture: Put a Wheel on It

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In houses filled with kids, casters can make cleaning a breeze. Wheels also provide much needed fluidity and flexibility in tiny homes. And in houses where interests collide, wheels can create multifunctional pieces that serve all members of the household. All that out of a humble wheel? Yes!! Casters run the gamut from cheap to […]

Expand Your View with Picture Windows

Expand Your View with Picture Windows

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Picture windows — big fixed windows typically without glazing bars — are a terrific way to bring in light or highlight a special view. Preservationists may shout in the notion of image windows in certain styles of historical homes, however, as with anything, there is a time and a place for image windows. Especially appropriate […]

Kitchen of the Week: A Open and Light-Filled Transformation

This 1914 Portland, Ore. house had the typical quirks that include older houses: layers of wallpaper and paint, obsolete wiring and plumbing, a mish-mash of materials. The kitchen was badly organized and too tiny. The owners love to cookso they enlisted the help of Ogawa Fisher Architects to assist them transform their kitchen into a […]

10 Tips for Basement Waterproofing

10 Tips for Basement Waterproofing

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Your home’s basement not only provides ideal storage for all your out of season furniture and house gear, but it can also be transformed into a space for entertainment and recreation. However, the basement is often prone to leakages and water damage, which is often difficult to predict and manage. The good news is that […]

<p>3-D Wall Art For Your Home</p>

3-D Wall Art For Your Home

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Walls come alive with 3-D art. Turn a wall into a display; make a statement. Whether it is made of vinyl, plaster, clay, metal, wood, or some other medium such as paper, I’m seeing more and more interesting wall art. Have a look at these and have inspired to turn a wall into an expression […]

Guest Groups: Pink and Orange

Guest Groups: Pink and Orange

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I don’t know whether it was my sister and I fighting over who got to sit at the pink chair at Denny’s way back in the’70s or I’m burdened by the gray Pacific Northwest”summer” weather. In any case, seeing a feature on a California beach bungalow got my pink and orange heartstrings plucked once more. […]

Get Your Swizzle OnYour Rustic Home Bar

Get Your Swizzle OnYour Rustic Home Bar

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There’s no denying the visual joy of a pub that’s glossy and swanky, but in regards to sipping down a much appreciated cocktail at the end of a cold, lively day, there’s nothing like a distance that’s warm and rustic. With this thought in mind, I figured it might be a fantastic time of year […]