Greek Revival Style

Believe Greek (structure, that is), and columns must come to mind. Over 2,000 years ago, that the Greeks created three orders of columns: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. Each column had a base, shaft and capital, and every order was decorated and proportioned in a different way. A resurrection of Greek structure propagate throughout the United …


Roots of Style

They charm us with an intimate scale and intricate wooden details lightly layered over stuccotiles, stone and bricks. Their porches return time while offering a gentle transition between the outside world and cozy spaces inside. These are Craftsman houses — uniquely American creations that began to appear around 1905 in Southern California and are considered …


Patio of the Week: Playtime for the Family

Before its remodel the principal quality of the Oakland, California, garden was a grey concrete wall using a weedy hillside over it, and a small yard area where no grass would grow. The lackluster perspective was all that could be viewed in the living room windows. The clients hadn’t any interest in gardening, says landscape …


3 Award-Winning Baths From 2013 KBIS to Judge for Yourself

The bathroom has evolved from a failed functional space to a stylish retreat that merits an entire business of design professionals. Each year that the National Kitchen and Bath Association challenges designers to come up with eye-catching inventive interpretations of today’s bathroom. I had the privilege of fulfilling with the award-winning designers at the ceremony …


Establish Your Garden Softly With Planted Borders

In the medieval knot garden to Victorian displays of carpet bedding, delineation between landscape attributes has always been important in garden design; defining lawn edges, pathways or paving from neatly planted beds continues to be valuable in our houses today. Hardscaping materials like concrete, brick and terra-cotta have traditionally been used, however there are benefits …


Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

With all these options at homeowners’ palms, choosing out a kitchen counter is not an simple job. Because this surface area ends up influencing numerous kitchen palettes, it’s important to choose something that looks good to you, will hold up under the kitchen task of your household and also has a price tag that suits …


Liberate Your Toilet

Freestanding tubs have a feeling of luxury, however they’re getting more accessible as makers offer more choices. With those choices come many things to contemplate — shape, material, size, plumbing. Below are some suggestions that will assist you decide on the ideal type of freestanding bathtub for your bathroom. MAK Studio Determine how much space …


Great Design Plants: A Bevy of Beauties from the Meadow

The Eupatorium genus includes a plant for everybody. From purple to magenta to white blossoms, from gold leaves into green leaves, from brief to gargantuan types, you simply can’t go wrong. In winter the species that are taller provide fantastic architecture that birds perch on, and since these plants have hollow stems, it is possible …


4 Rustic, Romantic Christmas Ornaments to Craft in Minutes

Christmas for me is all about coming together to celebrate love and life. Cozy gatherings in softly lit, romantically decorated rooms instantly spring to mind. For this ideabook, I wished to offer ways to make a romantic Christmas setting with a tree decorated with handmade cloth and paper ornaments. Amidst the hustle and bustle of …