Renovated Dude Ranch in Wyoming

Quick Canyon Ranch, the Escape home of Clint and Becky Pickrel, is perched on the so-called “Border of Earth” in the Bottom of Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains. The calmness in their little bit of heaven is so palpable that the…

Contemporary Barcelona Home

Architect Yolanda Yuste’s customer wanted his apartment in the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, to represent a modern spirit — not the conventional architecture typical of the town’s oldest district. “My customer wanted to maintain some original areas of the home, such…

Dutch Gable Roof

A Dutch gable roof joins a hip roof, with four sloping sides, and tops it with a gable roof, also called a gablet. Hip roofs have comparatively small loft space but strong construction; gable roofs have more loft space but…

Small Decks Hold Loads of Potential

It is time to change our idea of how large a deck needs to be. Some have become grand and elaborate which if we can not envision a full outdoor kitchen and large parties on it, we can not imagine…

Little Steps to Organizing Success

Even though I’m not a teacher in the conventional sense, I love assigning customers homework — tasks I’m confident they can do without me present — during the organizing process. I do this for a couple reasons, but my primary…

Bowl Over Guests With a DIY Air Plant Terrarium

Not everyone is born with a green thumb, myself included, but I still love the presence of plant life in my house. Artificial plants are not my design, so I select for dwelling varieties that have simple requirements and low…

Crystal: Brilliant Pick for Rooms

Crystal is sexy in jewellery this year. Its elegant appearance is dressing up outfits via necklaces, bracelets and earrings, and now it’s time to imagine the identical glamour in your house. Chandeliers give an obvious means to bring crystal inside,…

Porch Life: 12 Ways to Beautify a Porch With Plants

We have been chatting about porches for months, but we’ve yet to speak about among the most crucial components on the porch so far: crops. From small pots to big urns, hanging plants into terrariums, foliage and blossoms are porch…

10 Tips for Earth-Friendly Home Renovation

Join us this week as we look at 10 simple ways to incorporate earth-friendly techniques and materials into your renovation. Whether you are simply swapping out your counter tops or backsplash or tackling a whole-house renovation, there’s guaranteed to be…

Gardens Tap Into Rill Water Characteristics

Of all of the water features we use in our gardens, the rill perhaps has the most interesting history. The rill is a man-made backyard canal that creates garden ambience through the nice sound of moving water. The earliest style…