Designer Crush: How to Decorate Like  Thomas O'Brien

Designer Crush: How to Decorate Like Thomas O'Brien

Earlier this season Architectural Digest named Thomas O’Brien’s Aero Studios one of its top 100 design firms (AD100) for 2012. If O’Brien’s name seems familiar, chances are you’ve come across his collection for Target, Thomas O’Brien Vintage Modern. He also…

Insecticidal Soap & Squash Bugs

Insecticidal Soap & Squash Bugs

Squash bugs, among the greatest banes of home vegetable gardens, like feasting on yearly cucurbit plants developed in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 2 through 11. They pose a severe danger to pumpkins (Cucurbita pepo var. Pepo) as…

The Way to Install Faucets Using Plastic Water Lines

The Way to Install Faucets Using Plastic Water Lines

Water distribution lines in homes were yellowish, sometimes coated with a chrome stainless steel. Copper piping replaced pipes used in rather hot water systems, but tubing is replacing copper piping in many installations. Copper must be bent to match relations,…

Curb Appeal Ideas

Curb Appeal Ideas

Curb appeal can include 5 to 10 percent to the value of a home, the Bankrate website states. The outside of a house will be the first thing most buyers see, if they’re looking online or in their car window….

Happy Birthday to the Saarinens! Design Words of Wisdom to Celebrate

Happy Birthday to the Saarinens! Design Words of Wisdom to Celebrate

Father and son architects Eliel and Eero Saarinen could have been 140 and 103, respectively, today (August 20). In honor of this iconic Saarinens’ many achievements and contributions to contemporary architecture, town planning, design instruction, furniture and life, let’s ponder…

Spring Patio Fix-Ups: Install an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit

Spring Patio Fix-Ups: Install an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit

More than any outdoor feature I can think about, a fireplace (or fire pit or bowl) immediately makes the yard the location where everybody wants to be. It readily becomes the focus of a space, drawing friends and family together…

Guest Groups: A Valentine's Day Crafts Party to Love

Guest Groups: A Valentine's Day Crafts Party to Love

Spread the love by casting a Valentine’s Day party where children and adults can get crafty with handmade valentines. From mini mailboxes and munchies to table runners and twine, you’ll find everything you need to host your sweet bash! —…

Merry Christmas From Homes on

Merry Christmas From Homes on

The holiday is here, and you have completed whatever decorating you were going to do. Now is the time to sit back and enjoy the day. Join us in the passenger seat on a digital holiday drive through the extended…

Louver Doors Let Storage Breathe

Louver Doors Let Storage Breathe

True louver doors are an attractive doorway style that provides privacy and security while allowing for the free flow of air. Featuring angled horizontal slats, vented louvers admit light and air and are most often used for cabinets and laundry…

Longer Room Leads to Deadly Chic in Manhattan

Longer Room Leads to Deadly Chic in Manhattan

A scant 330 square feet might not appear to leave room for flexibility, but Michelle Konar has put her creativity to work in this small space. An art director in an advertising communications company, she’s taken good advantage of the…