Category: Coastal Style

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 […]

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 […]

A Summer Beach House Charms and Welcomes

A Summer Beach House Charms and Welcomes

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Though its location on the tip of Cape Cod can’t be beat, this 1870s beach house was initially a crumbling 1,200-square-foot area with cupboard closets, tiny bedrooms and no fireplace. Kathy Cote and Kim Cromwell were intent on transforming it into a summer house suited to entertaining, and with the help of Peter McDonald Architect […]

9 Chairs Which Sit Well With the Farm Table

9 Chairs Which Sit Well With the Farm Table

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Who is about the table may be the most crucial thing, but in which they are sitting can be pretty crucial as well. The slightly rustic look of a farm dining table is a just-right touch of homey charm for any dining space. This breakfast and dining room staple is so flexible that it can […]

15 Ways To Make Your Neighborhood Better

15 Ways To Make Your Neighborhood Better

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We all want to be better neighbors — or at least possess better neighbors. However, what can we do? How do you build a better community for yourself and your loved ones? The answer is really rather simple: Get to know your neighbors. Just interacting with all the people you live near can significantly strengthen […]

How to Use an Interior Designer

How to Use an Interior Designer

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When most people consider hiring an interior designer, they zero in about aesthetics: wall colours, window treatments, pillow patterns. But that is only scratching the surface of what a designer may add to a home. These pros move beyond decorative concerns to make sure that a distance feels harmonious through and through, from its floor […]

Renovation Detail: The Built-In Room Divider

Renovation Detail: The Built-In Room Divider

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Developing a traditional Arts and Crafts built-in room divider is on our list of must-do renovations. The conventional design combines form and function to define at least two spaces . These dividers help organize large spaces while keeping an open floor plan and keeping rooms bright and airy. Most have square, tapered columns and storage, […]

Cool, Curated California Getaway

Cool, Curated California Getaway

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When Los Angeles few Mark and Patti Weiner desired a house near the beach in Orange County, California, they stumbled upon the perfect one — a 1960s single-level structure — almost by accident. Scouting local property to get a friend, the few suddenly came across the place. The friend lost interest since, despite being two […]

Ultra Modern at Rotterdam

Ultra Modern at Rotterdam

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Damian Zarebski and Tom van Hal turned into a prospective demolition site into a sleek modern house in the up-and-coming Katendrecht neighborhood of Rotterdam. The couple purchased the four-story property two decades ago, and Zarebski, a building and remodeling advisor and planner, turned into a showcase showing that the quality customers can expect from his […]

The No-Threshold Shower: Accessibility With Design

Would not it be nice to be able to walk directly to the shower without stepping over a threshold or tripping over a sill? Once considered just as a convenience for anyone with mobility problems, zero-threshold showers are at present trendy additions to any home. Adding a curbless shower is a relatively simple building project. […]