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Sunny Colors Lighten a Century-Old Home

Sunny Colors Lighten a Century-Old Home

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Rhode Island’s state has always had an independent streak. It was the very first of the original 13 colonies to declare independence from British rule as well as the final of the colonies to ratify the United States Constitution. So it somehow seems fitting that Andrew Suvalsky’s design for the home in one of the […]

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 […]

Experiments Aplenty Fill Vancouver Edible Garden

Experiments Aplenty Fill Vancouver Edible Garden

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Everything from cinnamon basil to California lilac grows in Caitlin and Owen Black’s Garden in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant Area. The co-owners of Aloe Designs utilize this space as a test backyard for their company, and they like to experiment with exotic flowers and each kind of edible imaginable before utilizing the plants using a customer. […]

Summer Style: 16 Fresh Ways With White Cabinets

Summer Style: 16 Fresh Ways With White Cabinets

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From canopies to porches and everywhere in between, adding a fresh pair of white drapes is an easy way to update your distance this summer. This simple, classic drape style has a classic feel that embraces summertime breezes but works yearlong also. Read on for 16 creative ways to decorate with white drapes, inside and […]

Architect's Toolbox: Inform the Story With Trim of a Home

The way the inside of a house becomes trimmed out contributes greatly to its overall character. In many ways, a nicely thought-out trim design may make a plain-vanilla inside into something rich and complex, as well as architecturally dynamic. As Brent Hull of Hull Historical notes, trimming is one of the ways that you are […]

Shed Roof

Shed Roof

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A shed roof is a sloping roof set at a steep pitch. Also referred to as a skillion roof or even a pent roof, it eliminates corners and low things on the walls, creating abundant usable space inside. Joseph B Lanza Layout + Building Shed roofs are simple roof structures, but they nevertheless need fascia […]

Renovation Detail: The Crossbuck Door

Renovation Detail: The Crossbuck Door

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They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but this girl much prefers crossbuck doors. This spring my husband and I took on the task of sprucing up our garage, and although it is not my domain at all, I begged for new crossbuck doors. The crossbuck design features diagonal braces operating from opposite directions, […]

Tiny Vintage Los Angeles Apartment

Tiny Vintage Los Angeles Apartment

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Little spaces leave little space for unnecessary items — the best accessories do double duty. While decorating her 410-square-foot Los Angeles apartment, jessica Lundby kept that in mind. Her vibrant classic style flows from room to room, but no space goes to waste. “I’m inspired by practicality,” Lundby says. “Everything should be functional and need […]

Rooftop Retreat Addition in Toronto

Rooftop Retreat Addition in Toronto

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With two children and a need for more living space, architect Wanda Ely and her husband, John, needed to go out or build up. The choice was easy. They loved their home and desired to stay steps from Toronto’s brilliant Queen West and Dundas West neighborhoods, therefore Wanda put about designing a thoughtful and contemporary […]

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, […]