Renovation Detail: The Blue Porch Ceiling

I’m on a mission to decorate our front porch. I have my eyes on a Craftsman-style front door, and Chippendale balustrades are crucial, but come hell or high water I will be painting our ceiling blue. Blue painted ceilings are…

Corbel

A corbel is a decorative or structural bracket placed between a vertical wall and a horizontal surface (ceiling, counter, tabletop, roof). Corbels are produced from plaster, wood or marble, and reproduction corbels are made with material. R.S. Stapleton Company –…

Colorful, Architectural Gem in Ojai

A home that embraces the outside is a must at a location as amazing as Ojai, California. Inspired by artistic charm and natural beauty, John Hidley and Beth Stephens feel blessed to live in their dream home. The exterior is…

Guest Groups: Perform on Imagination

Ever since I became a mama, I have had my head for any accessories and toys that spark the imagination. It is so amazing to see kids play, research, find, or make something with their inquisitive minds. Listed below are…

Guest Groups Kitchen Tools

It’s not that I can not live without my kitchen gadgets, it’s just that I had much rather not. Here’s a list of some of my favorite cooking tools that I utilize on a regular basis and would recommend. —…

Eggplant Purple Makes Rooms Rich

I don’t especially prefer to eat eggplant (it is OK smothered in cheese and red sauce), however I do like to look at it. It’s so rich and hot and confident. There is a reason that it was once considered…

Exterior Materials Mix It Up

Recently I examined various materials as they are utilized on modern and modern exteriors: timber, glass, metal, stucco, fiber cement, brick. Isolating these materials in person ideabooks can give the impression that a specific material tends to contain all of…

The way to Find Out the Value of Fine Bone China

Antique fine bone china can be worth a great deal of money, especially when it’s a rare piece from a famous manufacturer. But knowing where to start to determine the worth of the china may seem, at first glance, a…

What Type of Curtain Rod Can I Need for a Curved or Bowed Window?

From Victorian turrets to modern apartments, curved windows are available in all shapes and sizes. Some primary considerations for selecting the right curved curtain rod system would be the mounting brackets, the angle of the curved window, whether you want…

Great Design Plant: Blanket Flower Brings Year-Round Cheer

A merry, native wildflower, blanket flower brightens America’s wild areas from sea to shining sea — from the balmy beach dunes of South Florida into the Rocky Mountains, all of the way through Canada into Alaska. You could not ask…