Category: Coastal Style

Oddities Intrigue in an Ohio Lease and Quirky Art

Oddities Intrigue in an Ohio Lease and Quirky Art

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Not being able to paint the white walls inside their Toledo, Ohio, leasing home could not prevent artists Jose and Danielle Herrera from adding their own creative strokes. The walls became their blank canvas. Dramatic nature-inspired hand-cut vinyl stickers, crazy collections of artfully displayed butterflies and bugs, and original art using repurposed materials turned this […]

French Country Meets Southern Farmhouse Style in Georgia

Seventeen years ago, Douglas and Kim Nichols sketched out the layout for their dream home on a sheet of paper. Six months afterwards that rough sketch turned into their enchanting traditional-style home just outside Atlanta. Fast forward today, and these empty nesters have handled home improvement projects large and small, from creating a handmade fireplace […]

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 […]