Farmhouse Meets Industrial at a Restored New Jersey Barn

Farmhouse Meets Industrial at a Restored New Jersey Barn

The days of A historic New Jersey barn were numbered. “This barn was in horrible condition. It was looking sad and forlorn,” says architect Arturo Palombo. “It had reached the point at which the homeowners needed to rip down it…

Wonder and Wood in a Modern Carmel Residence

Wonder and Wood in a Modern Carmel Residence

Carmel-by-the-Sea (often called just Carmel), a little town on California’s Monterey Peninsula, is known as much for its own golf because of its natural beauty. Chicago’s Dirk Denison Architects tapped to this beauty in a house the company designed on…

Save Money on Home Staging and Still Sell Quicker

Save Money on Home Staging and Still Sell Quicker

Getting resourceful and frugal does not merely apply to interior design. When staging a house to sell, be cautious about spending cash. A lot of people spend their cash in all the wrong places, when consulting with a fantastic Home…

Easy Green: Discover the Appeal of 'Ecovillages'

Easy Green: Discover the Appeal of 'Ecovillages'

“Ecovillages” — communities specializing in green living — are springing up in rural, urban and suburban areas around the world. While these communities are really varied, all of them aim to produce sustainable practices an integrated part of daily life…

Renovated Dude Ranch in Wyoming

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…

Little Steps to Organizing Success

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…

Contemporary Farmhouse Vineyard in Minnesota

Contemporary Farmhouse Vineyard in Minnesota

A modern farmhouse may seem like an oxymoron to some people, but also for Bill Costello of Murphy & Co.. Design, the farmhouse feel was appropriate for his client, vintner Billy Smith. Even though the home and land function as…

Contractor Tips: Step Up to a Safe, Stylish Staircase

Contractor Tips: Step Up to a Safe, Stylish Staircase

A staircase is a very simple and elegant way for people to move between floors. The layout, design and implementation by the builder all play a role in determining how safely and comfortably a stair accomplishes this task. Lingo to…

Color and Character in North Carolina

Color and Character in North Carolina

When designer Emily A. Clark moved into a home in North Carolina with her husband and three kids, she had a hard time envisioning her distinctive style from the cookie-cutter space. “Our house had completely zero personality,” Clark says. “The…

Guest Picks: Autumn Tabletop Essentials

Guest Picks: Autumn Tabletop Essentials

When it comes to fall, I love the changing colors of the leaves and also the onset of colder weather that supplies an excuse to wear my preferred peacoat. Indoors, the change of seasons brings the opportunity to amuse with…