Guest Picks Animals

Gone are the days of a simple deer break; 2012 attracts an exotic angle to the animal trend. African animals have hit on the scene, so get ready for the stampede! — Rachel from Raenovate Etsy Zebra Hand Screen Printed Tea Towel by Branch Handmade – $12 From the African wild, zebras reside in both…

Dressed-Up Headboards Ride High in Bedrooms

The headboard is among the greatest design components in a bedroom, so dress up your area using a unique one. Predictable arrangements can create a bedroom feel boring — mix things up with unframed artwork, found bits and mixes of unexpected treasures. Pick interesting pieces that match the shape of your headboard, or pick a…

Guest Groups: Contemporary Garden Thoughts

Hooray! Summer has finally arrived! Now it is time to get outdoors and enjoy your garden. If you are eager to integrate modern styling and design into your garden, however small or big it is, there are lots of strategies to achieve this and a good deal of products that may help create a fresh…

Get Onboard With Wainscoting

If you walk into a home with wainscoting, you can almost feel the traditional richness. A kind of paneling originally created to cover the lower portion of walls for practical reasons, like shielding against dampness and regular damage, wainscoting has evolved and is currently used mainly for cosmetic motives. But if it had been added…

Spray Foam Insulation Effect on a Shingle Roof

Acute temperatures in uninsulated, ventilated attics affect comfort and energy efficiency in living spaces beneath. Many homeowners elect to seal and insulate the attic, cutting indoor heat gain in summer and heat loss during winter. A comprehensive attic sealing project typically includes applying polyurethane spray foam insulation to the underside of the roof sheathing. The…

How to Care for Gaillardia Aristata Arizona Red Shade

Heat-tolerant, drought-tolerant and requiring minimum care, Gaillardia aristata “Arizona Red Shades,” a cultivar of this plant commonly called blanketflower, is up for just about anything, except moist soil. From spring through autumn, the big orange-red to yellow flowers bloom on 10- to 12-inch stalks. This cultivar grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones…

A Thrifter's Comfortably Bohemian Bungalow

Serial and blogger thrifter Hilary Walker believes in the power of working with what you have got. Nowhere is that more evident than at the Fort Worth, Texas, leasing she shares with husband David, a music teacher. The Walkers stuffed the 1940s house with antiques, roadside furniture, exceptional artwork and repurposed household items that all…

Details: Show Off Your Sink Line

Many contemporary and traditional sink designs expose our waste and water supply lines. If your new sink will show off your pipes, you will want to decide on a good sink trap — specifically a P-trap, named because of its shape, such as the letter”P” — and matching sink fittings. There are two fundamental sorts…