Guest Picks: Lantern Pendants

Since I have been on a search to find the ideal lantern pendants for my kitchen, I believed it would be interesting to assemble a collection of some of the very best on the net. I really like that lanterns — although frequently thought of as conventional — can do the job nicely in just [...]

So That Your Style Is: Romantic

What it is: As its name suggests, romantic style has a certain softness and fanciful allure that’s as difficult to resist as a surprise box of candy. It harks back to the Victorian age, a time of courtliness and old-fashioned decorum, although it’s easy and fresh faced instead of musty and fusty. Why it works: [...]

So Your Design Is: Green

What it is: Green design is not so much a style aesthetic as a dedication to living gently on the earth. It’s a two-prong approach of renewable materials and environmentally aware practices, all with an eye toward decreasing carbon footprints and considering the big picture of our planet. Why it works: Living green has a [...]

How to Dispose of Landscaping Rocks

If landscaping stones don’t fit your gardening style and you have obtained a home in which the previous owners used stone everywhere, or if you have stones leftover from a gardening project, you will want to dispose of them correctly. You can’t simply put landscaping stones on the curb with your household trash. Instead, look [...]

Roots of Style: Midcentury Modern Design

Explaining the present popularity of midcentury modern house design leads us straight back to this 30-year extend from 1945 to 1975 — a period of remarkable economic growth, which generated a desire for innovative design in everything from clothing to automobiles. At the time modern home design was known as contemporary. The expression “midcentury modern” [...]