Faced with a large, unfinished basement and an active pair of daughters, a Connecticut couple asked inside designer Catherine O’Brien of Grande Interiors to make a fun and wholesome area for the whole family to enjoy. New insulation retains the space warm, even though a moisture seal and dehumidifying system keep it wholesome. But the… Continue reading Basement of the Week: Fun for All Ages in Connecticut
Can contemporary structure be used to allow a family’s traditions and heritage? The knee-jerk answer may be no, since early-20th-century modernism dismissed tradition in many of ways. But given that today’s modern design combines contemporary design with the modern technology and ways of life, can it be possible that it can be equally as suitable… Continue reading Modern Design Merges With Hindu Heritage in Houston
On the 12 days of Christmas, what will architecture give to you? Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture See… Continue reading Architecture's 12 Days
Ireland’s misty hills and legends of leprechauns have fascinated me for ages. I have traveled twice to this gorgeous state, where I stayed in cozy bed and breakfasts in several distinct cities. Ireland’s citizens are friendly and their homes are as well, mostly decorated in a traditional fashion with nation rolls. Here are 20 ideas… Continue reading Guest Picks: Irish Bed-and-Breakfast Inspiration
According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. With the dragon being equally amazing and symbolically rich (it’s the ultimate auspicious symbol signifying success and joy ), what better cosmetic part is there to add to your home this season? These fashionable dragon-related finds will hopefully enhance your household with good… Continue reading Guest Picks: Year of the Dragon
Bankruptcy isn’t a step to be considered lightly. It remains on your credit report from seven to ten decades, based on the chapter you record. The automatic stay prevents creditors from proceeding with litigation and collection efforts. If you’re behind on your mortgage payments and facing foreclosure, the perfect bankruptcy can prevent foreclosure. You will… Continue reading How Do Bankruptcy Avoid a Foreclosure in an Upside Down Mortgage?
The fumes in traditional finishes, including lacquer and varnish, are a factor to consider when deciding on the perfect way to complete a tabletop. Waterborne polyurethanes don’t have the same wires, however they don’t have all the same qualities as these substances, either. In some instances, that can be a good thing. Polyurethane Chemistry Solvent-based… Continue reading Could Odorless Polyurethane Be Used for Wood Tabletops?
The name Porch House is apt to get this house for a family of four southwestern Missouri, given the way the porch wraps four sides of this home plan plan. However, a fast glance in the design, by Matthew Hufft of Hufft Projects, reveals that the porch is … quite un-porch-like. Where would be the… Continue reading Conventional Meets Modern in a Missouri Farmhouse
After having their second child, a couple in New Jersey was ready to renovate their bedroom. “These customers had dwelt in the home awhile, and we’re renovating room by room,” says interior designer Sheila Rich. “The home was built during an era when almost every room in the home had a wet bar and very… Continue reading Before and After Country Master Suite Renovation
From green shag carpeting to clean hardwood and curated art, this Dallas house has undergone some big changes to pay homage to its midcentury roots. Inspired by their own kitchen remodel, Michael Connolly and Gae Whitener transformed their Texas house into a Arts and Crafts–inspired space. The couple describes the upgrade as a “cyclonic event”… Continue reading Arts and Crafts Inspires a Midcentury Home