DIY: How to Make Backyard Hanging Shelves

If you are anything like me, you don’t bat an eye at adorning your inner walls with brilliant accessories. Why does your weapon stay a blank slate? Take advantage of the vertical distance your fence supplies by enhancing it with potted plants. This very simple DIY hanging shelf adds visual interest and color to your…read more

Transom

A transom is a window placed above the top frame of a window or door. Historically, when ceilings were higher and heating and cooling systems were rudimentary, transom windows were an essential part of a home’s ventilation. They are mostly decorative now and often fixed in place, even though they can be installed so that…read more

Chair Rail

There is A chair rail the trimming applied about 3 to 4 feet up the wall that protects the wall. Older homes with plaster walls often have chair rails, but today they may be purely decorative. Laura Bendik Interiors Chair rails are typical in dining rooms, in which yanking a chair may harm the wall….read more

Black Lighting Fixtures Have Intelligent Prospects

Black has always had a prominent place in design. It goes with anything and brings drama and contrast. We have seen it grace dining room tables, kitchen cabinets, accent chairs, walls and, today, lighting. Light fittings of all kinds would be the perfect place to bring in small doses of black to get a big…read more

Lake House Collection: 5 Cozy Camps Across the U.S.

I’m a sucker for a comfy lakefront camp: rough-hewn logs, plenty of knotty pine, stone fireplaces and small, inviting bedrooms with twin beds covered in vases. We’ve toured a lot of wonderful lake houses here on in a variety of fashions; here are just five coveted lake homes from traditional to contemporary and everything in…read more

Fascia

The fascia is a flat board that covers the ends of roof rafters under the eaves, and is the surface that rain gutters are attached to. Jaime Kleinert Architects This slanted rooftop has extra wide fasciae, consisting of one, three and two flat boards. Rossington Architecture This gable roof has a dim gray fascia board…read more

So That Your Is: Southwestern

What it is: Southwestern style evokes the charm and romance of desert landscapes as well as the Old West. It combines old with new, rugged with refined and earthy with fanciful to make a design with exude power and warmth. Why it works: Maybe more than any other fashion, the Southwestern appearance immediately conveys a…read more

On Trend: Wood Tiles

If you had to imagine the earliest material known to man, wood would probably come to mind. Believe chimpanzees using twigs to suck termites — this material has been put to use by those of us with opposable thumbs for ages. As such, it is difficult to think of a use to the material that…read more

Edible Flowers Give a Sweet Taste out of the Garden

Once you’ve planted your vegetable garden and made sure your fruit trees are doing well, it is time to turn into a flower garden to look for more edibles. It’s true that you may use the blossoms of several well-known herbs, like rosemary, and squash blossoms have long been a favorite summer treat, and of…read more

Guest Choices: Watercolors in the Home

There’s been a major trend in using watercolors, paint textures, ombres and dip-dyes in design. I’ve been seeing it a lot in graphic design, on websites and in paper goods, in addition to a translation of it in blossom decoration. I’ve been using the techniques myself in a few of my own projects and discover…read more

DIY: How to Make Backyard Hanging Shelves

If you are anything like me, you don’t bat an eye at adorning your inner walls with brilliant accessories. Why does your weapon stay a blank slate? Take advantage of the vertical distance your fence supplies by enhancing it with potted plants. This very simple DIY hanging shelf adds visual interest and color to your…read more

Transom

A transom is a window placed above the top frame of a window or door. Historically, when ceilings were higher and heating and cooling systems were rudimentary, transom windows were an essential part of a home’s ventilation. They are mostly decorative now and often fixed in place, even though they can be installed so that…read more

Chair Rail

There is A chair rail the trimming applied about 3 to 4 feet up the wall that protects the wall. Older homes with plaster walls often have chair rails, but today they may be purely decorative. Laura Bendik Interiors Chair rails are typical in dining rooms, in which yanking a chair may harm the wall….read more

Black Lighting Fixtures Have Intelligent Prospects

Black has always had a prominent place in design. It goes with anything and brings drama and contrast. We have seen it grace dining room tables, kitchen cabinets, accent chairs, walls and, today, lighting. Light fittings of all kinds would be the perfect place to bring in small doses of black to get a big…read more

Lake House Collection: 5 Cozy Camps Across the U.S.

I’m a sucker for a comfy lakefront camp: rough-hewn logs, plenty of knotty pine, stone fireplaces and small, inviting bedrooms with twin beds covered in vases. We’ve toured a lot of wonderful lake houses here on in a variety of fashions; here are just five coveted lake homes from traditional to contemporary and everything in…read more

Fascia

The fascia is a flat board that covers the ends of roof rafters under the eaves, and is the surface that rain gutters are attached to. Jaime Kleinert Architects This slanted rooftop has extra wide fasciae, consisting of one, three and two flat boards. Rossington Architecture This gable roof has a dim gray fascia board…read more

So That Your Is: Southwestern

What it is: Southwestern style evokes the charm and romance of desert landscapes as well as the Old West. It combines old with new, rugged with refined and earthy with fanciful to make a design with exude power and warmth. Why it works: Maybe more than any other fashion, the Southwestern appearance immediately conveys a…read more

On Trend: Wood Tiles

If you had to imagine the earliest material known to man, wood would probably come to mind. Believe chimpanzees using twigs to suck termites — this material has been put to use by those of us with opposable thumbs for ages. As such, it is difficult to think of a use to the material that…read more

Edible Flowers Give a Sweet Taste out of the Garden

Once you’ve planted your vegetable garden and made sure your fruit trees are doing well, it is time to turn into a flower garden to look for more edibles. It’s true that you may use the blossoms of several well-known herbs, like rosemary, and squash blossoms have long been a favorite summer treat, and of…read more

Guest Choices: Watercolors in the Home

There’s been a major trend in using watercolors, paint textures, ombres and dip-dyes in design. I’ve been seeing it a lot in graphic design, on websites and in paper goods, in addition to a translation of it in blossom decoration. I’ve been using the techniques myself in a few of my own projects and discover…read more