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Roots of Style: Dutch Colonial Homes Settle on the Gambrel Roof
Colonists from the Netherlands brought the gambrel roof and other quaint details. Has your home adapted any of these features?
"from the Netherlands brought the gambrel roof and other quaint details. Has your... place the shallow atop the steep. Add dormers, often one long one, to the steep portion... re to the necessities of the time. Though simple gable roofs also sheltered some... houses, the unique gambrel form became increasingly popular to the point of ethnic... this, the gambrel roof has been shared and mixed across several styles, including..."
Room of the Day: Modern Cottage Style for a Sunny Breakfast Nook
"The owner of this home has a fearless love of color, a passion for prints and an... area. The designer helped her brighten up her entire Medford, Massachusetts, house... I love the colors and textures in this kitchen. I love the chairs and the round table... thought... the tiny round table that was chosen for the space leaves the majority of the... feeling to the place. The banquette was a real steal of an idea. Sometimes the simplest..."
Plantation Home Style Stars in 'The Descendants'
Woven fabrics, wicker furniture and, of course, the lanai all play their part in the Oscar-nominated film's tropical setting
"course, the lanai all play their part in the Oscar-nominated film's tropical setting... that made the audience feel like the sets had been lived in not just by the characters... role in The Descendants was undoubtedly one of the film's main draws. But design e... hightailed to the cinema also to see how the movie's setting (Honolulu and Hanalei Bay) and... and the ancestral home's significance was translated in the production and set design..."
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?
"since the 1700s. Does your home show off any Georgian details?... England as the result of the Renaissance's reaching the British islands in the middle... of the American colonies. Americans built in the Georgian style for most of the... until the 1780s that the nearly identical Adam style began to take over. In the... search for the familiar or an association in the context of our families. This could be... England in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, coinciding with the establishment of..."
Roots of Style: Ranch Architecture Roams Across the U.S.
Great remodeling potential and generously spaced sites make ranch homes ever popular. Is one of the many variations right for you?
"one of the many variations right for you?... Across the country in the following three decades the proliferation of the automobile... around the corner. This popular home style spread from coast to coast in the U.S... during the 20th century. Look back to 1930s California, where the style originated... Craftsman styles, along with Spanish colonial architecture. The Prairie style established... ranch-style design, which borrowed characteristics of the preceding Prairie and Craftsman..."
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
"houses. The romantic era took place in the middle of the 1800s, when Americans built... Don’t let the similar Italian Renaissance style confuse you about the origins of Italianate... architecture. The American Italian Renaissance style did not begin until the very late 1800s... one of the many eclectic styles that Americans embraced in the early 20th century... relied on the rules of classical architecture, but the Italianate style did not. It’s..."
Style 101: The Birthplace of Today's Rustic Look
A look back to the beginning of cabin and lodge design can help you decide on a rustic look for your home today
"back to the beginning of cabin and lodge design can help you decide on a rustic look... letting the style of your home lead the way for all the details. The final wrap-up... in the mountains or a weathered cottage on the beach, the details will tell the story... which is the front yard and which is the backyard of a cabin.) The photos and descriptions... process, but the payoff is huge. The right balance of features and materials evokes memories..."
Decorating Around the World: Scandinavian Style
"tidiness, and the freshness of the outdoors... le in the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Denmark and Norway have come up with... here in the Northeast, where I live, but I am still excited to steal a few excellent... about this style -the colors, the organization, the simple lines, the bright and airy... LOVE: the white floors (that always look clean, oh!) and the woodstove in the middle... middle of the room to keep the home warm! Love Scandinavian style! I live in a beach..."
American Architecture: The Elements of Tudor Style
Storybook details and countryside charm make this architecture style appealing even if your home is far from the forest
"architecture style appealing even if your home is far from the forest... referring to the architectural style in the U.S., the term "Tudor" is actually historically... instead to a style popularized in the United States during the end of the 19th century and... and the first half of the 20th century. Furthermore, the style is more of a catchall... (even in the heart of major cities), there's no more romantic style...."
Kitchen of the Week: Casual Farmhouse Looks, Pro-Style Amenities
Appliances worthy of a trained chef meet laid-back country charm in a Connecticut kitchen and pantry
"remodel of the kitchen. “The bones of the kitchen were great, because of the open floor... Churchill kept the room’s original footprint but reconfigured the layout of the appliances... appliances, the cabinetry and the island. This not only maximized efficiency but gave the... cohesive with the rest of the home. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives here: James and Dana Simpson... additions. The couple consulted their friend, architect Rafe Churchill, who guided them..."
The New Simplicity: Today's Style for Food and Home
"relaxed style at the table — and in interior design... highlight the natural beauty of the ingredients. The same style is becoming more prominent... years. The pristine food photographs that previously graced the pages of magazines have... conjuring the inner life through use of light." The holiday season is a perfect time... organic style of food photography and styling has taken hold in the last few years... s and style that welcomes your guests and encourages them to stay the night — without..."
Kitchen of the Week: Paring Down and Styling Up in a Pennsylvania Tudor
Nixing cabinetry, reducing counter space and limiting items gives a Bryn Mawr kitchen streamlined simplicity
"with the contents limited to what the family uses on a daily basis. "The more space... it from the kitchen. Dark granite and other 1980s touches belied the home's style heritage... stripped the kitchen of all of its finishes and started from scratch. The new space... have, the more likely it is that you'll keep it," Unruh says. Kitchen at a Glance... restricting the stuff on the shelving to things that are used frequently, the cleaning..."
Kitchen of the Week: From Style Mishmash to Streamlined Farmhouse
"little of the original kitchen left. The new owners tore through the mishmash of styles... keeps the main walkway into the living room clear. Kitchen at a Glance Location:... and gave the kitchen a fresh start. Architect Robert Ross used vibrant colors and natural... simplicity! The light from the pendants on the wall above the windows over the sink looks... across the house to the only trashcan in the house, trash will accumulate in the bedrooms..."
Lay of the Landscape: Cottage Garden Style
Informal and vibrant, cottage gardens charm with their billowy abundance. These tips help you bring the look to your own landscape
"bring the look to your own landscape... among the plants, and a simple path leads to a charming entryway. That’s the typical... you’ll grow the food you need. As for the fence, it’s a practical way to keep out intruders... Through the centuries, the cottage garden has become less practical and more decorative... ntion the term "cottage garden" and most of us imagine a colorful, fragrant garden... is that the cottage garden began its life as a purely functional space for growing..."
Room of the Day: Cool Style for Manhattan’s Ice House
"takes the cake. When the couple who lived next to him decided to move, they asked... done. The couple then requested he work his magic to fulfill the potential of the... called the Ice House. (When the place was built in 1905, it was used to store ice... harvested from the Hudson River to provide turn-of-the century New Yorkers with refrigeration... brought on the architects at wunderground, and together they made the space polished and..."