Category Archives: Eclectic Homes

Guest Picks: Fantastic Stocking Stuffers for Under $15

If you are stuck in a rut about what smart, rare gifts you can share with friends and family this holiday season, try out some of my favorite $15-and-under finds out of your creative, budget-friendly stocking stuffer requirements. Whether shopping for a coworker, friend or close relative, these gifts make great hostess presents, Secret Santa […]

Guest Picks: A Fall Kitchen

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, therefore enclosing the space with items that are purposeful and well made is important to me. Here’s a peek at some of the things, both pretty and functional, which I use and adorn my kitchen and tabletop together — and some I admire from afar. Happy […]

Things You Need to Remember from Your Home Inspection

When you are purchasing a home, the home inspection is at least as important as the terms of the mortgage you get. Don’t confuse the home inspection with the home appraisal, which estimates a fair price based on current sales of comparable homes. A certified home inspector assesses each the home’s components, identifying problems, both […]

Salvage Spotlight: Warehouse Windows Become a Storage Screen

Designer Michael Stout and his roommates had a love-hate relationship using the original windows in their loft, at the East Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. “I loved the variety and uniqueness of every pane, in addition to the feeling of history embedded into them,” Stout says. So did place scouts; along with drawing retailers […]

Renewed Classic: Gooseneck Barn Lights

When folks ask me what “classic modern” means, I flub over words but will direct them into a photo of a barn light and say “that is it.” These fixtures have been, well, a fixture on farms and in workshops for several decades. They have been developed to stand up to the elements and “poisonous […]

11 Things You Didn't Think You Can Fit Into a Small Bedroom

While it’s interesting to check at photos of bedrooms complete with sitting areas, fireplaces, large armoires and much more, the truth is that most people sleeping in much tighter areas. Personally, I love a small, cozy bedroom — it increases the snuggled-up feeling. But often we need a piece of luxury to decide on that […]

Architects, Show Us: What Is On Your Desk Today?

Architects’ drafting tables have many similar features, but each functioning background is as unique as the individual hunched over it. We all know, many of you want to stay behind the scenes and sketch in peace, but we’d like a glimpse of where your work turns wood and glass into volumes and light. So grab […]

Designer's Touch: 10 Fabulous Garages

Do not let your garage turn into an afterthought — this valuable space doesn’t have to be dirty, disorganized and crowded. Get inspired by these skilled spaces and tips to turn your automobile space into a organized and enjoyable addition to your home. Poor House Interior Design 1. Garage edition. Short on space? Connect your […]

Contractor Tips: Choosing and Installing Doors

They get opened with elbows, feet and at times even palms. They get slammed in disagreements kicked and beaten by these components. Your doorways get a workout, so it is important to pick and set up one that is likely to make the cut. Below, find ideas that will assist you pick the right type […]

Meet Your Desk: How to Create a Workspace This Works

Working with customers in their home offices around Los Angeles, I see a great deal of good working habits and some not-so-good working habits. And while it is rather obvious to me when I’m looking at a workspace why an individual might not be performing efficiently, most do not realize how to create a workspace […]