3 Fragrant Storage Spots

A space that’s maximized effectively is a work of art, and people that are in a position to do it with ease are what I like to call “spatial artists.” For many folks, this gift comes naturally. But for people who find it more of a battle, don’t worry — there are tons of tried-and-true [...]

Shade Sails: Outdoor Rooms Take Wing

Have you noticed outdoor shades with vibrant, futuristic, architectural forms lately? Shade sails are increasing in popularity as they become more available on the market. What is so great about these? “Sail shades lend a solid, artful, sculptural look they impend on a house,” says Tres Jones of Wicked Shades. “They provide protection from UV [...]

The Sum and Substance House Numbers

While house numbers are a necessary part of your home’s outside, they are also somewhat like jewelry — the finishing touch that ties the entire package together. Follow these tips for picking numbers that meet practical considerations and hit all the right style notes too. It’s The Small Things… Are they easy to see from [...]

Designer Sketch: Jean Dufresne

Jean Dufresne of SPACE Architects + Planners at Chicago knew he wanted to become an architect if he was only a child, begging his mother to go to open houses in his area. A love for building homes has certainly been there since the beginning, but more importantly, he loathed the long-lasting impact his layouts [...]

Get Prepared for Winter Ways

Like it or not, Jack Frost is edging in on us at quite a rapid pace. And should you happen to stay on the East Coast, you are already enjoying winter’s windy ways. Right? Okay, so maybe not — which was a mean trick which Mother Nature played with you guys. However, either way, unless [...]