Set of the Landscape: Mediterranean Garden Style

If you live where summers are dry and hot (or at least hot) and winters are warm and wet, a Mediterranean-influenced garden could be great: It is lush, inviting and generally low care, filled with drought-tolerant plants that can thrive in your climate. These gardens invite you to live outdoors year-round. This design also allows …


Quirky Vintage Home in Phoenix

When it comes to her home, accessories designer Jennifer Wood buys everything she likes and takes thoughts from a range of influences: novels, the web and travel. “I have a tendency to gravitate toward a gathered, classic look that’s sometimes a little quirky,” she states. at a GlanceWho lives here: Jennifer Wood, her husband and …


Decorating Around the World: Mexican Modern

Vibrant colour, conventional tile and tropical plantings mix seamlessly with slick, modern elements in these new, modern Mexican homes. Get inspired with a digital tour of modern Mexico and come off with a couple of ideas to try in your own house. Ike Kligerman Barkley Color has always been a important part of Mexican style. …


White Appliances Find the Limelight

This week on the queries board, consumer lanierf requested,”Can you show fine kitchens with white appliances or is everybody working with the more expensive stainless steel” While most Americans are still having a love affair with stainless steel, glossy and updated white appliances have gained popularity overseas and are gradually making their way into more …


Guest Groups: Playroom Perfection

If my finances (three expensive kids) and dwelling area were as unlimited as my creativity, I would use these 20 pieces to make a cool, contemporary, unisex playroom. Then I’d shut my kids in there while I had a quiet cup of tea. Oryou knowchocolate. — Rita from Struggling Off Frumpy Etsy Kirby Cabinet by …


Great Design Plant: Pacific Coast Iris

To get Seattle landscape designer Gregory Smaus, appreciation for the Pacific Coast iris started while hiking in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains. “I was astounded that these massive specimen flowers were part of the native flora,” he writes. Now it inspires his own garden. “The Irises are put in bulk per variety; they may be seen …


Cozy Combination of Art and Antiques

Homeowner Theresa Lage had a common downsizing issue: how can you keep all of the beautiful items you have collected through the past few years at a significantly smaller space? Lage downsized out of a 6,000-square-foot house into a 2,300-square-foot home, then moved into this enchanting 1,700-square-foot home in Coral Gables, Fla.. Coral Gables is …


Decorating on a Budget: 10 Repurposing Ideas

1 thing I really like to perform in the start of a new year is wash from the old and bring in the new. 1 way to do this with no unsuccessful or spending money is to earn things you have fresh to you. Move furniture around, give it a brand new paint job, or …


Vintage Classic: The Toledo Stool

The Toledo stool is a classic piece with an industrial aesthetic that can sidle right up to a counter or pub in only about any type of room. The company that designed them was originally a bicycle company that jumped to making furniture began to take over. Much like bicycle layout, The Toledo Metal Furniture …


19th-Century Family Farmhouse

Envision an 1820s farmhouse that is evolved into a sprawling country estate with a interesting mix of contemporary buildings, reclaimed materials, centuries-old antiques, vintage collectibles, modern accents, and an 80,000 gallon pool. That’s Green Bend Farm, a King family heirloom for five generations. The original farmhouse got an impressive makeover in 1950 when it was …