The year is now over a month old, and there's been plenty of talk about what's trending in home design for 2016. From black stainless steel to built-in sous vide cookers, unusual choices abound for the fashion-conscious.
Grandmother loved seed-grown flowers that gave her yard a charming cottage garden look for just pennies. Whether gardening on the farm or in the bungalow in town, she didn't buy her seedlings at the garden center. Instead, she ordered seed through early catalogs. Often she grew them in the "dooryard," an old term for the small gardens within picket fences where kids and flowers and herbs shared ground. Imagine the joy of fresh-cut flowers in a dark log cabin, sod home or adobe with small windows and candlelight.
Valentine's Day is lots of fun, by why reserve the romance for just one day of the year? It's so easy to make your daily life more romantic just by adding a few special touches to your decorating. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.
Our zodiac signs reveal quite a lot about our personalities, and it turns out they say a lot about how we decorate as well. Curious to know which sign is known as the ultimate neat freak or which one is bohemian at heart? How about which colors your sign is most drawn to? Keep scrolling to find out if your zodiac personality influences your decor style, and let us know if we got it right!
Dear Angie: We are considering an epoxy (or similar) refinish to an old cast iron tub (cannot be removed). Are there health risks of chemicals leaching from the epoxy finish during hot baths or baths with Epsom salts?
Q: Dear Ed, we're remodeling our kitchen with a very light color theme. We were planning to go with a pure white kitchen sink, but I want to break it up a smidgen and go off-white for the color. I want to go to the gray side of the scale, not toward the almond side. What off-white color choices can I look into and compare for my final decision?
While we are still at least a month away from the official start of spring, now is the time to begin to think about how you will prepare your home for warmer months. Winter is a time when many people choose to stay indoors. Some may very well find their home to be more used during winter months. Here are my top five tips for the end of winter to help make your home bright, fresh and airy for spring.
Actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, who are in the process of divorcing, have begun to unload their real estate assets. The estranged couple recently sold a home for $2.6 million in an off-market deal and put another on the market for $1.299 million.
While winter may seem bare and drab, it can actually be one of the most visually interesting times of the year - especially in the woods where colorful birds flock to trees showing off their bare beauty.
Snapdragon relatives like diascia and nemesia, still seem to be unfamiliar names to the gardeners I speak to even though they have been around for 15 or more years. It seems gardeners are willing to grow snaps but still aren't sure about the smaller cousins. The sundiascia series however should give everyone a swift kick to get it in the ground.
If the walls of Hans and Leah Juhle's arts and crafts bungalow could talk ... well, that'd be unnerving for a minute or two, but then those glorious logs, posts and beams would launch into a multilayered tale covering more than a century of history, change and even fame. Their home, which easily could stunt-double for a national park lodge, certainly is no stranger to the spotlight:
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, you will likely see a lot of red home decor items in retail stores. Red is a strong, bold color that can perk up a space year-round. If you are looking to infuse the color red into your home decor, now is an ideal time to snag some key pieces.
Is it strange to get excited about your bathroom? Maybe. But I sure love this little space in my cottage. I've long been a believer in making every room in your home equally lovely, even those out-of-sight private spaces like your bath. So when we were remodeling our little fixer-upper on the lake, I knew this functional room had to also be beautiful. My bathroom is kind of an odd space, but it suits me to perfection.