3516 AmericanStrong Ideabooks

Tour of American Homes: Victorian Era Splendor
As a good friend and I drove through the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta on Friday, we marveled at all of the breathtaking Victorian architecture, and talked about how the burning of Atlanta had resulted in a wealth of beautiful Victorian and Arts...
American Architecture: Mission Revival
As a born and bred East Coaster, I'm especially fascinated by architectural styles that are not prevalent in my part of the country. The California-born Mission revival style is at the top of that list. Popular during the turn of the 20th century, the...
Roots of Style: Italianate Architecture Romances the U.S.
"enchanting Americans since the 19th-century romantic era... when Americans built in idealized fashions based on mostly European inspiration... The American Italian Renaissance style did not begin until the very late 1800s... styles that Americans embraced in the early 20th century. Italian Renaissance relied on... architects. American specimens eventually took on their own unique qualities, especially..."
Celebrate Patriotism All Year With Americana Style
"gingham and American flags help proclaim pride in the country even after the Fourth of... While many Americans are bedecking their front porches with red, white and blue for the... elements like American flags; quilts; a red, white and blue palette; nautical touches; classic... classic American furniture of the colonial and farmhouse varieties; folk art; shingles;... is so "American". Becky! I had to look twice at the throw pillows on the chair in..."
Roots of Style: Georgian Homes Offer Familiarity Through the Ages
"Americans have been embracing this interpretation of classical architecture since... of the American colonies. Americans built in the Georgian style for most of the... as the American phase of the English Adam style." (p. 158, McAlester, Virginia & Lee... Guide to American Houses. Alfred A Knopf, 1984.) I agree that some of these houses... installed by Americans buying into the UK property investment market) to be immediately..."
Designer Crush: How to Decorate Like Thomas O'Brien
"touch of American casualness, in the style of this renowned designer... His book American Modern opened with this declaration: "Practicality, industry, boldness... ingredients of American modern style." Bold words from a true tastemaker. Read on to learn... Classic. American. Timeless. Thanks! I couldn't agree more. What is the brand of medicine... lamp, American classics from the same time period. The mix of textures and materials..."
Houzz Tour: Step Inside (and Out) a New Florida Showhouse
"'New American Home' at International Builders Show celebrates latest materials and... smallest "New American Home" showcased by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)... average American residence. But even with its larger size, the home has a comfortable..."
Roots of Style: See What Defines a Craftsman Home
"houses an American favorite. See their common details and variations... uniquely American creations that began to appear around 1905 in Southern California... such as American Foursquare, Bungalow, and so forth. And you can hardly talk about... designed our American home and incorporated the rocker into the plans. Sadly, he died young... rm-of-American-Tudors I agree. Chocolate Brown on trim, eaves and other wood components..."
Design Mystery: Why Do Pineapples Sprout Up in Home Design?
"Early Americans were bananas about pineapples — and we’re still reaping the benefits... pots to American architecture is the subject of today’s design mystery.... means 'strong smelling fruit'... Pineapples are everywhere in interior design, because... early Americans showed for the fruit. Olmert writes that in America, “there was a..."
So Your Style Is: Preppy
"the All-American prep club with these style secrets... comfortably American about preppy style. It manages to evoke an unstudied air that belies... colors are strong and classic. The iconic color scheme is pink and green, à la Lilly Pulitzer..."
Cabin Collection: 5 Modern Cabins Across the U.S.
"early American settlers — but a lot more relaxing... from Americans' original homesteads to traditional lake houses in Finland. Here's..."
5 Ranch Homes With Modern-Day Appeal
"classic American ranch is being reinterpreted outside and in for today's design tastes... iconic American style...."
Designs Worth Discovering: Rookwood Pottery Tile
"that put American ceramics on the map in the 1880s to see why its tiles are newly popular... ng an American treasure. Amazing tiles Mami Mira la corgi as These are all just... And my American hearth has some cracked tiles. Maybe this is where I can get some... to the American ones. Beautiful tiles and such an interesting article. I often pass... iconic American story. Loved this article! I gaze longingly at Rookwood pieces on..."
So Your Style Is: Southwestern
"of the American desert speak to you? If so, Southwestern design style may be ideal... Too many strong shades in a single room will fight one another. Limit your color scheme... colors strong — too much white or cream will read more as cottage than Southwestern... elements have strong profiles and unbroken lines rather than intricate curlicues and undulating... Native American icons, animal hides or cowhand tools — such as a coiled lasso mounted..."
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