Why throw away a garage door when you can repurpose and reclad it.
When it comes to swimming pools, I prefer designs that are an integration of the home’s architecture.
When it comes to swimming pools, I prefer designs that are an integration of the home’s architecture. For me, the pool has to be parallel with the home’s interior — I gravitate toward designs that are very structured. Infinity pools are hot right now if you have the environment for one. The landscape around the pool can complement the style of the pool or have a more organic feel. Here are some examples of gorgeous swimming pools.
What does your ideal swimming pool look like?
Summer night bliss.
As we start my favorite season of the year and total summer bliss begins, remember that the exterior of your home is one of the most important spaces.
Happy summer! As we start my favorite season of the year and total summer bliss begins, remember that the exterior of your home is one of the most important spaces. When making outdoor furniture selections, it’s always best to prepare in the winter and early spring months while the chill is still in the air. We have been installing so many exterior spaces in the past few weeks and the components have been mostly modular. These are great since you can configure the pieces in so many different ways, making the most of your exterior layout.
This year, I’m seeing a lot of comfortable pieces like daybeds, swings, and rockers in a mix of materials. So many companies came out with total eye candy – it can be hard to pare down selections when there are so many great choices. Rockers are big this year, particularly comfortable, modern rocking chairs.
I also like in incorporate outdoor lamps to bring an unexpected element and encourage the idea of bringing the inside out. Heaters are another great addition to an exterior. They look whimsical but have a purpose and really do a lot to extend the use of your outdoor space.
There are so many possibilities with the different lines of outdoor furnishings. Pieces can be customized with a range of materials, finishes, and fabrics. How would you design your ideal backyard retreat and a true extension of your home’s interior?
Your front door is not only the opening to your home. It’s also the first thing to greet guests when they arrive at your house.
Your front door is not only the opening to your home. It’s also the first thing to greet guests when they arrive at your house. The door can make a big statement or have a quieter impact. Details such as carvings and nail heads form intricacies that tell a story and hint at the personality and style of your home’s interior.
I love the idea of using a unique door, maybe something reclaimed or salvaged, for the front door, a wine room, or a butler’s pantry. I once worked with a contractor who had a collection of such doors. They were all amazing, which made it so hard to choose! You can modernize a reclaimed door or dress it up with stained glass or antique mirrors. Turning the door into a work of art is a fun way to make something special out of a prominent feature of your home. If you need further inspiration, try looking at elaborate doors from around the world!
What kind of statement does your front door make?