Month: January 2019

10 Beautifully Easy Ways to Go Greener from the New Year

Aiming to create 2014 a year that you live a bit lighter on the planet and save money, to boot? Consider adopting one or more of those 10 changes for a greener home. In the pleasure (shop vintage) and easy (use more natural light) to the utterly delicious (try organic wines), these resolutions are supposed […]

Show Us Your Own Holiday Front Door

Show Us Your Own Holiday Front Door

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It is time to deck not just the halls, but also the front doorway. Personally, I’m lucky if I find the time to rustle up a Christmas wreath, but I really like to walk around my neighborhood admiring my more ambitious neighbors’ holiday decor. Can you go all Clark Griswold and color the whole house […]

Assessing the Bars to Describe the Design Process

Designing a new house or renovating an existing house can be an ordeal. You’re likely going to encounter a complete array of emotions during the procedure, from enthusiasm, to confusion, to frustration, to exhaustion, to an overwhelming sense of achievement and gratification. But mostly confusion. If only there were a architect out there somewhere who […]

Southwest Gardener's December Checklist

Southwest Gardener's December Checklist

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The diversity within the desert Southwest region reveals in December. While elevation or time of day may determine one’s clothing or specific tasks, garden possibilities are great anywhere here. Desert dwellers can celebrate unsettled periods of rain — with intermittent snow showers at higher locales — spaced far enough apart to make warmer, gentler periods […]

Legacy Lingers at a Historical Log Cabin

Legacy Lingers at a Historical Log Cabin

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When a woman spied a tiny advertisement in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that read,”Log Cabin: $25,000,” it was kismet. Her husband had dreamed of retiring to a log cabin in the mountains of north Georgia. The ad led them to Clyde Smith, a skilled craftsman with a knack for buying older cottages, carefully disassembling them and […]

Enormous Makeover for a Design Studio's Foyer

Enormous Makeover for a Design Studio's Foyer

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A foyer is one of the main rooms in a house — it provides guests their first and last impression of their space. In offices, this is even more significant. Elizabeth Reich and Elizabeth Cb Marsh (yes, that is how she spells it), connect interior designers at Jenkins Baer Associates, wanted to be sure their […]

How to Use an Upholsterer

How to Use an Upholsterer

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A fantastic upholsterer can be among the most priceless experts on your home improvement checklist. Not only can he or she provide a threadbare or dowdy part of furniture a stylish fresh face, but an upholsterer can also craft one-of-a-kind decorative components which make your space look polished and pulled together. If you are in […]

10 Savvy Ways to Design a Small Dining Area

10 Savvy Ways to Design a Small Dining Area

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If you reside in a home or an apartment without a dedicated dining room, finding a place where you can entertain and eat without throwing the remainder of the space from balance can be challenging. But by making a couple of smart furniture options and nailing your style, your little dining space may fit into […]