8 Ways to Present Your Entryway Summery Goodness

Coming home to some new, inspiring entry with signals of summer on screen is a fantastic way to downshift from a hectic day or even week. Embrace that simple, summery feeling the minute you step through the door by making a few adjustments to your entry. Here are eight methods to do just that. Chango […]

Research Jim Olson's Art in Architecture

Architect Jim Olson has long researched and enhanced the diverse connections between home and nature through art and an artful approach to architecture. His strategy has made him among the Pacific Northwest’s most significant architects, well worth a career retrospective and companion publication. The exhibition Jim Olson: Art in Architecture runs through June 9, 2013, […]

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 […]

13 Strategies for Making a Large Room Feel Comfortable

It’s easy to pine for a larger space when you’re living in a teensy one, however, big chambers pose a few of their own challenges, and that’s what we will be handling today. Whether you live in a loft, possess a living space with extremely substantial ceilings or merely have a great deal of space […]

House, Meet Landscape: How Integrated Gardens Came to Be

While I think of this sway British garden layout has had on gardens across the Western world, cottage gardens and Arts and Crafts gardens come to mind. But the origins of some contemporary garden features can be traced even further back — to the 18th century and the English landscape landscapes of William Kent, Humphrey […]

Great Design Plant: Catalina Ironwood

Native to the dry, lonely islands off Southern California, Catalina ironwood is similar to a shaggy, well-worn page out of California history. It is a striking tree with the peely-bark look of an antique relic — perfect for a low-water, natural landscape. But at a much more formal, amazing setting, it’s as out of place […]

Yes, You Can Enjoy Your Yard! Here's How

In mild climates, there’s still time to plant a more merry camellia in a kettle near the front door and put in bulbs to get a big spring show. In colder areas, it’s time to gather boughs in the yard for new structures inside and out. In the Southwest, luminarias make outdoor rooms shine, and […]

10 Tips for a Soothing French Country Nursery

If you think of French style, the relaxed look of French country often springs to mind: tender, intimate, inviting and comfortable. The look has bohemian undertones; the furniture will be antique or reflect older fashions. Bright, airy colours and a mixture of soft, natural, breathable fabrics characterizes it. This calming palette of soft colours and […]

A Broad Basement Gets in the Game

This Portland, Oregon, remodel turned a dark ’70s-style basement into a fantasy area for a household of four. Designer Erin Davis of Mosaik Design & Remodeling and Jenny Guggenheim of Fig Studio Interior Design made full use of the spacious 1,700-square-foot basement, incorporating a match area, TV area, bedroom, bath and kitchenette. Midcentury-inspired furniture and […]

Open-Air Living in the Mountains of Bali

A former London city slicker, Simon Evans made the move from an urban apartment to this darkened tropical home among the trees. He worked together with local business Bali GreenWorld to design and construct his new home — a two-story 377-square-foot construction made entirely out of locally sourced materials. And he cleared out all the […]

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