Color Guide: How to Work With Lavender

Lovely lavender. It’s female and spring-like and contains the dewy freshness of childhood. That is why it shows up in a lot of nurseries. But lavender isn’t just kid stuff. It’s a sophisticated, varied and flexible colour that works in any room in the home. Authentic lavender is a mixture of purple and white and…

Back to the Future of the Home

I feel that domestic life previously was smelly, cold, dirty and embarrassing — but that we have much to learn from analyzing it. I usually spend my times in historic buildings, indeed in Britain’s grand historic royal palaces, where I act as a curator. In recent years, though (exploring If Walls Could Talk: A Thorough…

Guest Groups: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

It is said that the month of March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. You would be surprised by how often these springtime creatures are used in layout. Dress up your home for the end of winter and start of spring with March’s patron beasts! — Rachel By Raenovate Anthropologie…

8 Knockout Flowers for a Fall Container Garden

When summer winds down, your container gardens may be looking past their prime. Perhaps a plant or two did not make it — or you’ve got the opposite problem: They did so well that they’re carrying over your container (sweet potato vine, anyone?) . If this is true, don’t fret. With the addition of a…

Wall Art for Living Rooms Break or Can Fit the Mold

From beautiful oils into light-reflecting mirrors and everything in between, art is often what immediately draws the eye the element that makes an impact at first glance. Even in a conventional and more formal living room, thinking outside the box and buying everything you are drawn to is critical when selecting art. Listed below are…

Renovation Detail: Board and Batten Siding

While some people dream of sugarplum fairies, I spend my slumbers dreaming of attractively manicured houses. As of late, I have been snoozing with dreams of homes with board and batten exteriors. The outside treatment is a vertical layout created by installing broad wooden planks with smaller wooden battens covering their seams. The fun part…

10 Spectacular Spots for Watching Fireworks

On July 4, many Americans visit a barbecue or a park, or watch a Main Street parade, surrounded by fireworks. But let’s suspend reality for a minute: Imagine what it’d be like to stay home and have unparalleled access to sea and skies for fireworks. Oh, to nurse a glass of cold American beer by…

Go Bold With Gold

Gold has been creating a big splash in home layout, showing up in ceilings to fixtures. The luxe colour popped up in new, daring applications in the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair and the High Point Market. Designers got creative when employing the classic metallic, marrying it with other on-trend materials like marble and brass…

Discover Your Dining Table Style

Developing a spectacular dining room starts with the perfect table. There are so many designs on the market, it is hard to know where to start. Let us break it down to help you find the right shape, size, material and style for you. usona You: Are a minimalistYour dining table: No frills A minimalist…