7 Ways to Produce a Beautiful Outdoor Space

7 Ways to Produce a Beautiful Outdoor Space

It’s spring! Long days, sun, birds, barbecues, flowers! For the next six weeks or so, it is outside time (sorry, people in the Northeast; your own time will come). Which means, of course, you should have an outdoor room, a…

Your March Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home

Your March Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home

Spring officially begins so now is the time to start prepping for the season ahead. From refreshing your decor and eliminating winter layers to performing needed home upkeep, the tasks on this checklist will make your house ready for spring…

A New Home Honors a Historic Neighborhood

A New Home Honors a Historic Neighborhood

“Everybody who visits this house believes it’s been here for 100 decades,” says builder Chris Risher of RisherMartin Fine Homes. While he enjoys old homes, he and his wife started from the ground up for this one, building a new…

Budget Decorator: 15 Ways to Update Your Kitchen on a Dime

Budget Decorator: 15 Ways to Update Your Kitchen on a Dime

Whether you’re planning to invest your sweat equity at a full kitchen remodel or simply hope to make a few quick changes throughout the weekend, if every penny counts it’s important to choose projects that will produce a big impact…

10 Toilet Features for Modern Life

10 Toilet Features for Modern Life

The biggest changes in Victorian houses have happened in the kitchen, making it virtually impossible to make an authentic replica without compromising on contemporary conveniences. The contemporary stovetop has replaced the wood-burning stove, the refrigerator has replaced the larder and…

The Truth About Designers' Deadlines

The Truth About Designers' Deadlines

Designers cope with an aggressive program from time to time. And by”from time to time” I mean: Every. Single. Time. We face the perils of an impossible deadline, and we come out to the opposite side, frazzled, bleary eyed and…

European Heritage Animates an Illinois Home

European Heritage Animates an Illinois Home

Inspired by his celebrity father’s work, Marius Daugvila and his wife, Cheryl, remodeled their 1970s single-story ranch to pay tribute to the family’s Lithuanian heritage. Modern finishes and standard artwork mix in this warm, charming and handmade home that has…

Turret

Turret

A turret is a round-walled projection common in Victorian structure. Constructing turrets is a mathematical and structural challenge for carpenters, but their decorative appeal is well worth the effort. Michael McKinley and Associates, LLC As with all the round turrets…

Guest Groups: A Luxuriously Functional Office Space

Guest Groups: A Luxuriously Functional Office Space

This year I am seeking to reorganize and make a more productive way of life, particularly with my blog and writing profession. Bearing that in mind, creating a relaxing and practical yet compact office is a must. Whether or not…

Sleep Direction to Feng Shui in the Bedroom

Sleep Direction to Feng Shui in the Bedroom

A fantastic night’s sleep only makes you a nicer person to be around. And, when you organize your bed in its perfect position using the principles of feng shui as a rule, then you may see a rise in riches…