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Guest Picks: Made in the U.S.A
"promise one in the future, but this month I thought it would be fun to compile a product... of them in your home. I will admit it was a challenge to sort companies that produce... American-made product with American raw materials, from American-owned manufacturers... American made can mean different things, but what it all boils down to is that the... thriving in your Hometown USA! — Ellen of Nouveau Stitch... American made. Please do another. Great list-please do a made in America list regularly..."
Get a Bird's-Eye View of America's Housing Patterns
See the big picture of how suburban developments are changing the country's landscape, with aerial photos and ideas for the future
"Wasting Land in Urban America. Flipping through these books again recently prompted me... look at America's housing patterns in Google Maps, particularly places for which h... trip over America, taking in the good and the bad, the normal and the weird. All the... human-made landscapes of the United States are Alex S. MacLean's Designs on the Land:... housing in terms of scale and form, but also that much of it is what MacLean describes..."
Made in the Shade, the Modern Way
"lazing in the shade. Until now. We’re fortunate that our home has a spacious, sunny... collect in the scallp, no? Outdoor shades are great when hung in a pergola, patio... rainwater in the winter How many of these will hold up in 40-50 mph winds? Would love... when not in use, homeowners don`t need to worry about removing the screens in the end... shade in a soft gold color, and I love it. I don't have a really good photo of the..."
Design in America's Happiest City
"to be in good health. In addition, the jobless rate is well below the national average... long way in helping people enjoy where they live, and live well. Let's visit this happy... blend in perfectly to the surrounding terrain. The large kitchen in this home, called... sitting in such a setting, enjoying the sounds of birds, lounging on a warm day under... rustling in the wind as they cast shadows on the grass. Not only is this a wonderful..."
Houzz Tour: Meet a Home Made With Minivan Parts
Sawn-off car roofs for the siding, windows popped out of van doors ... this California home is as resourceful as it is beautiful
"junkyards for America’s best-selling Dodge Caravan minivan. Fascinated by finding ways to... parts in architectural designs for more than a dozen years, he got a good system... roofs in the colors he was seeking. Then he’d strap on his protective gear to spare... pieces in his wheelbarrow, placing floor mats between them for protection, then check... to live in!!! But I can see where in certain places it would not "fit in"---and where..."
The Colonial, America's Home Style
"at home in today's architectural landscape... shining sea, America's most enduring home style remains the New England colonial. It conjures... small-town America, the village green, Fourth of July parades and that independent spirit... styles gain in popularity, this distinctive design continues to be a perennial favorite... both in historic homes and today's interpretations.... colonial. In New England last year I drooled over these gorgeous houses. Right out of..."
Shop Houzz: Made in the USA!
"artisans in the U.S. We’re especially excited about the pillows made from painted canvases... fixtures made from vintage glass insulators and textiles with bright pop art patterns..."
Mismatched Rooms Made in Heaven
Take a pass on Stepford Wives style. To truly show off the glorious personality of your rooms, practice the art of mismatching
"believe in mismatching. It's practically my motto. Bedroom sets kind of give me the... it off in a kids' room I agree! I hate that bed-in-a-bag look. These rooms are so... shared in this piece. The first, third and last images are some of my faves on Houzz... to live in it. Still, I appreciate the style. I am a big advocate of surrounding yourself... style in all the featured rooms even though not to my own taste. Down with hotel..."
Capes Across America
"across America in differing variations to suit differing climates and norms. This... design in response to Colonial America's harsh climate. By keeping the design a simple... Cape is, in its soul, the one house style that conjures for us dreams of seaside holidays... would, in the best examples, be smaller than the original main portion of the house... house in order to maintain the scale and charm of a Cape.... I live in Australia and love this style so much we are building something very similar..."
It Takes a Village: 2 Homes Made of Multiple Structures
Separate buildings join in style and intention in these home bases, showing that sometimes more is just right
"buildings join in style and intention in these home bases, showing that sometimes more is... deeply in their respective locales, coastal Maine and Piedmont, Virginia, both take... very much in line with my current thinking on the house I want to build in the African... to heat in the winter and in the summer, I suspect the breezes from the water do more... bedroom in the winter, you have to shovel --- and store a shovel and now boots in every..."
Antique Sewing Machines: Tailor Made for Nostalgic Decor
In full-on vintage rooms or contrasting modern looks, old sewing machines and tables are stirring up the past in a most stylish way
"In full-on vintage rooms or contrasting modern looks, old sewing machines and tables... the past in a most stylish way... machine back in the 60's when I was in grade school. I made a lot of clothes and built... that were made in that same factory! This is a great article. I have had two in cabinets... Designed & Made most of my special clothes in high school. Made clothes for both my kids... factory in Clydebank, near Glasgow, when he left university in the 50s: I had always..."
12 Fun Light Fixtures Made From Found Objects
Trash became treasure in these one-of-a-kind lights. See if they inspire your own DIY pendant project
"treasure in these one-of-a-kind lights. See if they inspire your own DIY pendant project... mixed in a few not-exactly-one-of-a-kind fixtures made from reclaimed objects that... through in a lifetime, there's another way to have a stunning and unique light: create... watt bulb in a wire basket hanging 10 feet in the air just ain't gonna cut it! The "page... light kits in the same price range ($29.00 as advertised here?) We made this fixture from..."
Rooms We Love: A Mountain Retreat Made for Cold Winter Nights
Ample linen and Ushak carpets put a contemporary twist on cozy Appalachian style in a North Carolina show house
"style in a North Carolina show house... group in front of the fireplace and a table in the breakfast nook, Brown decided... keeping room in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Atlanta interior designer Robert... August in that tony Appalachian enclave. Although the room was intended to feature... that in a vacation home, the table becomes the focal point for everyday life — a... which in itself is very exciting! Placing sofas near windows, especially in winter..."
See an Outdoor Bathroom Made From a Water Tank
"fixture in a California backyard is now the owners' favorite bathing spot... things in their remodel: entertaining and honoring their home's past. So rather than... water tank in their woodsy backyard, they decided to repurpose it as an outdoor bathroom... called in general contractor Harry Smeenk, along with electricians and plumbers, to... tanks in Oklahoma are made out of galvanized metal or plastic, so I'm feeling a little..."
Houzz Tour: An Innovative Home Shows What It’s Made Of
Homeowners design their Washington, D.C., residence with sustainability in mind and to accommodate them as they get older
"sustainability in mind and to accommodate them as they get older... to "age in place", but will build it in the suburbs or even in the country far from... You live in the most elderly friendly state in the USA, I suspect. I live in Canada... who are in their 80s and live in a condo at 2nd or 3rd floor..no elevator there. Great... homes in the suburbs is never the most sustainable or most aging-in-place savvy solution..."