Tabby Wall

Tabby walls were originally constructed in coastal regions with a concretelike slurry of equal parts lime, shells, sand and water. The mixture is poured into a timber framework and left to harden, and then the planks are removed and place above the prior pour and the method starts again. The wall slowly grows taller using …


Hollywood Haven for Loved Ones and a Celeb

Meeting a star may be an intimidating experience — of working with one, the idea can be downright scary. However, while designer Elizabeth Gordon first met with actor and comic Joel McHale (of The Soup and Community) along with his wife, Sarah, she felt immediately at ease. “Despite his star, he was down to earth …


East Meets Southwest in New Mexico Home

This spacious adobe house perched on the top of a mountain out Santa Fe, New Mexico, is home to a retired couple with East Coast roots. The pair was seeking somewhere to host family members and friends that’s also comfortable and casual enough for only the two of them. Designer Karla Tewes utilized most of …


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 …


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 …


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 …