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Fit to be Tiled: Get Some Pattern on the Floor for Excitement Underfoot
Get all the visual delight of a rug with more durability by treating your floors to a pattern done up in tile
"durability by treating your floors to a pattern done up in tile... Prized by the Egyptians, exalted by the Romans and Turks, and popular among the Victorians... powder room floor design in your wonderful article. I think you said it just right... power room. Notice how the surrounding walls were kept plain, so nothing can upstage... Inspired by historical Roman mosaics, this bathroom floor packs a classical punch; two..."
11 Creative and Thrifty Ideas for Bedside Tables
"nightstand by taking the repurposed route... side up by carefully removing the bottom of the crate by prying the nails out with... installation by Yvonne McFadden which features a pair of rustic twin beds by La Lune, separated... thrift shop. Great for storage. A wall light fixture leaves more room on the table... to my shop, but I wanted to give another example of a nightstand that’s a bit unexpected... I made by repurposing a wood plate and planters. Check out the tutorial here: htt..."
Championing the Solar House, From the 1930s to Today
Homes throughout history that have used the sun offer ideas for net-zero and passive homes of the present, in a new book by Anthony Denzer
"spurred by the oil and economic crises. But it's an incomplete picture. Denzer's The... oversight by tracing the development of solar houses from the 1930s to today. It's a... laid out by planners who seem to not be at all interested in breezes and the solar potential... sky, the rooms are bright and sunny and warm, but in the summer, when the sun is high... house by the Keck brothers, amid work by less-known architects who created houses..."
5 Jumping-Off Points for Decorating a Blank Space
"going by building your entire decor scheme off a single favorite piece... theme in a room. For example, you might love the color blue but aren’t sure how much to... admire the rooms structure, and the flow of the rooms. It's very homey in areas that are... change a room! I had a guest room that sat empty for several years, was painted pale... your dark room. I redid our dining room based on the palate in my collections of blue..."
How to Build Your Housekeeping Muscle
Train yourself to clean and organize until the routine becomes second nature with this step-by-step approach
"living room that is two minutes short of tidy (wow!). I am bolstered by this and maybe... big way. By changing MY habits bit by bit I was able to help my children develop better... bargain-shopping, during which time I had barely room to get around in my tiny place... Struck by the compassion conveyed in your article, I am inclined to share a couple... stands by for the next week. Since then, I have never had to spend 45 minutes to..."
Easy Green: Steam Cleaners for a Chemical-Free Sparkle
Deep clean and sanitize by harnessing high-temperature water for floors, curtains and clothes as immaculate as they are healthy
"sanitize by harnessing high-temperature water for floors, curtains and clothes as immaculate... important when shopping to look for descriptions like "chemical free" or "cleans with water... affected by the steam and can raise the grain and effect the finish. So definitely try... start by using your steam cleaner on a small, out-of-the-way area, like the floor..."
Going Up: Vertical Storage Holds More Kitchen Stuff
"at hand by looking to narrow or shallow kitchen spaces and walls... in more room for what you need.... to walk by to get stuff down for me particularly if front product gone....high storage... items, by strategically spacing the shelving. The sliding frosted glass doors allow... laundry room, and 3 bathrooms -- 18 base cabinets and 13 wall cabinets plus all the... anyone who shops like that! Not wanting to demolish old, low hung cabinets in my older..."
Celebrating Kwanzaa: Honor African Heritage All Over the Home
Bring the spirit of this weeklong celebration home by embracing its traditions and decorating with African-inspired pieces
"home by embracing its traditions and decorating with African-inspired pieces... Created by Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa was intended to help African Americans... developed by Maulana Karenga is now practiced by a very small percentage of our population... Textiles by Bernadine Hawes can be transferred onto tiles to make coasters or trivets... inspired by the richness of African decor in a space. It is absolutely refreshing and..."
5 Ways Rhythm Engages Your Eye
"designs by working with repetition, gradation, contrast and more... part of a room's design. Rhythm is a key design principle that encourages our eyes to... around a room in an organized way. When used well, it brings an underlying unity and... iving-room-san-francisco Very interesting and thought provoking article. Thank you... "contrast" by Clear design. the space is beautiful! I use rhythm so often in my garden..."
10 Ways to Get That Casual Chic Look
Make your home look effortlessly elegant by balancing rustic and refined, mixing textures and having a little fun
"elegant by balancing rustic and refined, mixing textures and having a little fun... front rooms with stiff furniture, but there are also no anything-goes spaces with... inspired by this picture my friend knowing my fond childhood memories with grandma and... matched rooms that are unforgiving of decorating gifts from friends or artwork from... quality rooms and support friends who do. For many of us the goal is to find a balance..."
"vivid and by no means shy, this vibrant pink adds drama wherever it goes... baby's room. The vibrant, hot pink of tropical flowers, and Indian saris, and pinup... living room, and although it's quite small, it is very powerful. I have made a lot... a shoe room and I love the results....its a very girly room... exactly what I envisioned... hairs/by/janehalldesign That wallpaper is to die for! Peacocks and magenta tog..."
Fund Your Home Product Idea With Kickstarter
Got a great home product idea but stymied by lack of funding? Put the power of the web and crowd sourcing to work for you
"stymied by lack of funding? Put the power of the web and crowd sourcing to work for... online shopping cart software, plus a website. You need to know how to build it and... approved by the owners of the site, then funded by the public. Some types of ideas have... signed by the author. As part of the pitch, entrepreneurs set a fundraising goal and... approved by owners of the site unless it's a truly new idea. One of the benefits of..."
Take Your Garden on a Rural Route With Plant-Dominant Designs
"separate each room by building lattice coming out from the fence at right angles for the... first room, the same lattice coming out from the house to form the second room, and... hated by certain bugs. You also want to know the life cycle of the bugs you're trying... reduced by leaving no tall grass to winter over. Fields get burned in the spring (probably... brushing by leaves/grass. If you keep areas where you are going to walk clear, you reduce..."
March Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home
Get a jump on spring by spiffing up surfaces, clearing clutter and getting your warm-weather clothes in shape
"spring by spiffing up surfaces, clearing clutter and getting your warm-weather clothes... ground, by March we are all craving a fresh start around the house. From cleaning counters... attention to rooms that have not been thoroughly cleaned in a while. I pick a room, move... finished by fall? Great article. inspiring! Oh me, I'm exhausted just from reading about... was no room anywhere for a command center. My mother didn't have on so I never noticed..."
When Less Is Really More in Your Garden
"statement by embracing simplicity and surroundings... quote by Australian architect Glenn Murcutt: “I see simplicity not so much as a... covered by sprouts had volunteer seedlings spread by birds. It was not a well-behaved... naturally by me, but I want to plant more. They are gorgeous in fall and add interest... massacred by power companies because the trees grew into the lines. For most other things... ruined by neighbors who decided they had to up light every tree all night long. We..."