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Understanding the American Southwest's Three Main Climate Zones
If you live in one of the arid or semiarid regions of the U.S. Southwest, this gardening zone guide is for you
Tour of American Homes: Victorian Era Splendor
American Architecture: Mission Revival
If you love the look of Southern California's old churches, you'll find this architectural style a blessing
Roots of Style: Italianate Architecture Romances the U.S.
With its towers, cornice details and more, Italianate homes have been enchanting Americans since the 19th-century romantic era
"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
Cozy quilts, folk art, gingham and American flags help proclaim pride in the country even after the Fourth of July
"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 the 1700s. Does your home show off any Georgian details?
"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
Compose an elegant yet contemporary home with a touch of American casualness, in the style of this renowned designer
"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
2012 'New American Home' at International Builders Show celebrates latest materials and ideas for luxurious, indoor-outdoor living
Roots of Style: See What Defines a Craftsman Home
Charming features and intimate proportions have made Craftsman houses an American favorite. See their common details and variations
"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 of the sweet fruit’s symbolism today
"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
Tennis anyone? Even if you've never picked up a racquet, you can join the All-American prep club with these style secrets
Cabin Collection: 5 Modern Cabins Across the U.S.
These fresh, open spaces are just as spare as those of early American settlers — but a lot more relaxing
5 Ranch Homes With Modern-Day Appeal
Designs Worth Discovering: Rookwood Pottery Tile
Get to know the company that put American ceramics on the map in the 1880s to see why its tiles are newly popular today
"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
Does the singular beauty of the American desert speak to you? If so, Southwestern design style may be ideal for your home
"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..."