March Into Year-Round Chic With 15 Twists on Red, White and Blue

March Into Year-Round Chic With 15 Twists on Red, White and Blue

While I think of red, blue and white, I usually think about good old-fashioned Fourth of July ornaments and kids’ rooms — bright white, fire engine red and navy blue. These are wonderful classics, but tweaking the hues and utilizing…

Drop In on a Hot Comeback Having a Sunken Living Room

Drop In on a Hot Comeback Having a Sunken Living Room

Sunken living rooms have a significant history that goes back — at least in the contemporary sense — to conversation pit designs by the likes of architect Bruce Goff, who incorporated a sunken seating area to the Adah Robinson residence…

Exterior Materials Mix It Up

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…

Basement of the Week: London Pub Ambience in Upstate New York

Basement of the Week: London Pub Ambience in Upstate New York

“This is what I would call a very sophisticated man cave,” says architect James Crisp. “The proprietor really had the vision, and the contractor, Jim Muncey of Construction Works, and that I was only the conduits for this.” The proprietor…

Oriel

Oriel

An oriel, or oriel window, is a kind of bay window that’s located at an upper floor of a structure. An oriel jobs from and is attached to the side of this building and has no supporting foundation. Instead, an…

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Hosting

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Hosting

If the thought of hosting a party this holiday season has you feeling more stressed than enthusiastic, it is time to slow down and simplify. With a little smart planning and a few quick decorating ideas, you can have a…

Great Design Plant: Honey Locust Tree

Great Design Plant: Honey Locust Tree

The honey locust tree is a urban and rural pioneer. While it’s more likely to sprout naturally in country fields, this tree is among the most well-known choices for sidewalks, town parks and parking lots, because it stands up just…