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Easy Green: Discover the Appeal of 'Ecovillages'
"across the U.S., with shared resources and a neighborly approach... it is a new-urban development within a large city or a remote rural neighborhood... offering is a chance to connect with like-minded people and really get to know the neighbors... craftsman, a victorian, a modern, a Philadelphia row house, and a Charleston porch house... enough in a chintzy sort of way, when you put it next to a spanish mission, a craftsman..."
Houzz Tour: Jewel Tones, Comfort and Craftsmanship
"Takes Us Through a New San Francisco Renovation... and now a Millbrae-based interior designer, for a peek at her latest project in San... began as a simple bath remodel and ultimately turned into a complete renovation showcasing... required a casual, low-maintenance space for their three dogs and visiting relatives... could be a real nuisance. And who wants to be trying to have a nice dinner with the... beautiful. as a furniture designer, i really appreciate the simplicity of the dining table..."
Bike-Chain Chandeliers You've Got to See
"Take a video ride with us to see how an artist creates amazing lighting fixtures... working with a structural engineer and sourcing the material from junkyards. Over a two-week... — used a GoPro camera to record a time-lapse video of the assembly process. Check... roommates — a mix of artists, film producers and editors called the Catalyst Art Collective... not be a whole lot easier just to run them through the dishwasher a couple of times..."
Expert Lighting Design Secrets
"A professional designer turns us on to the 10 most important things to know when... hiring a lighting designer is the easiest solution. But if you're on a tight budget... can make a project successful." If you can afford a lighting designer, Thompson recommends... making us look so good!" Daniel Entin, Director Notre Dame exhibit in South Bend,... underpinning a basement to 8' height. There will be one large window with window well in..."
Tepee Designs Tempt Kids and Grown-ups
"or as a peaceful hideaway indoors or out, tepees speak to the children in all of... emerged as a trend-setting accessory. Whether you're hosting a backyard bash or creating... creating a rainy-day reading nook, tepees are appropriate indoors and out. Using a DIY... whip up a tepee of my own this summer (although I imagine I will be tempted to purchase... purchase a kit). Either way, I officially dub the summer of 2012 the Summer of the Tepee..."
Louis Kahn's Modern Residential Masterpieces Get Coverage at Last
"projects, U.S. homes, in a new book filled with photos and details... y has a way of mythologizing people by embracing certain accomplishments over others... tap into a deep history: the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British... exists a void in the historical coverage of the architect. Enter The Houses of Louis... the book a few years back on a brick masonry restoration project as well as a historical..."
Want an Easy Tropical Oasis? Think Container Plants
"Come on a walk with us to get ideas for your own porch, patio or garden... creating a lush tropical look for your outdoor environment, a tropical container garden... again on a recent trip to the northwestern coast of Florida. What struck me most about... creating a welcoming entrance. Nearly every front porch had one — if not several — container... s for a large focal pot! Thank you for some great ideas! I recently remodeled my..."
Guest Picks: Modern Morocco
"Inspires Us to Bring a Little Morocco Home... result is a refreshing style that celebrates the old, the new and a cultural history... sharing a new ideabook featuring beautiful spaces and products that speak to AphroChic's... stay in a Riad--a bed and breakfast type of establishment INSIDE the walls of the... create a well traveled look. I love all of your picks Jeanine...especially those zig... What a wonderful comment. I love that lantern. It's gorgeous! I know you are working..."
Style Guide: Bistro Chairs
"sidewalks gave us bistro chairs, but this classic furniture style is seen in homes around... Pick a fave from our roundup... take a virtual trip over to European bistros and cafés. The bistro chairs designed... articles on a few of our favorites in the past, but I thought I'd make it easy and lasso... choose a favorite. If you can't narrow it down to one, that's just fine; each of the... We love a good bistro chair, especially because you can usually pick them up for a..."
8 Design Tricks From Sunny Botanical Gardens
"Take a yard from stale to stupendous with ideas from these expertly designed gardens... already know a thing or two about garden design (and I'm sure you do), you'll still enjoy... always been a big fan. Desert gardening can be a challenge! Texture and color are a must... "borrow a view" as I am looking for ideas in my own yard to frame a lovely view of... I've been a member of Houzz for a while now, and this may be my favorite article ever..."
Art Nouveau Style Creates Verve With Curves
"sweeping us away a century later. See how art nouveau style is swirling through homes... — saw a rejection of Victorian styles, historical imitations and revivals. It... demonstrated a close relationship with the fine arts, incorporating them into architecture... than just a picture it creates a whole environment. It successfully puts together two... I'm a little sad that it's somewhat lost in the room. It literally took me a few..."
Great Design Plant: Solidago Rigida Brightens Fall Gardens
"reate a pollinator feeding ground with this cheery, fuss-free goldenrod, native to... blooms atop a tall stem and the incredible number of beneficial, pollinating insects it... species in a mixed planting in a parking lot in the Boston area. It is a reliable early... (zone 6a) and here's what i want!!! I want a 3 stage plant. 1) A leafy thing when... As a gardener i'm such a newbie and i am quite sad at it. But live and learn...."
'Great Gatsby' Style: 9 Inspiring Art Deco Escapes
"heels at a jazzed-up room across Europe or the U.S., then bring your favorite 1920s... bought a house from the 30s in Miami that has a cast stone fireplace that has a design... is such a treat to see. The giant library is a book lover's dream! I love art deco... amazing! for a mere $20,000/ person, you can have a 5 night journey. I wish I had appreciated... like a car, a toaster, electric light fixtures, radio etc. The middle class in..."
Northeast Gardener's May Checklist
"under a flowering tree; warm weather brings abundant garden wonders to behold in... bringing a riotous symphony of colors, new greenery in the forests and endless tasks... valley and a host of other perennials and of course rock gardens are a natural in Maine... within a few years. Keep it confined or use it as a ground cover, but I wouldn't add... adding a gravel path around/over it to help w drainage. Other then that we are going..."
Street Style: Florals Done Right
"spotted at a Brooklyn boutique gives us ideas for bringing vintage florals back home... on for a few wallpaper picks that capture that floral style, and some easy ways to... wallpaper on a window shade. I just have a couple of questions about it... 1) What window... pages from a discontinued Wallpaper Book is also a good source for making 'romantic'... wallpaper. For a bold, patchwork look, try a grid of square foam-core panels covered in a..."
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