Guest Picks: Little Kid, Big Style


In designing my daughters’ mixed nursery and “big girl” room, I hunted out products that carried my own aesthetic in the rest of the home in their space too, producing a magical sanctuary of serenity…

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Pine Cones: Not Just for Christmas


Odds are that the last time you saw a pine cone at someone’s house, it had been on a mantel bedecked for the holidays. Even though these beauties tend to get tossed back outside or…

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Porter's Chairs Carry Rooms Into Comfort


If you love the sensation of being cocooned and secure all the way round, then a porter’s seat may be the one for you. Personally, I find those fantastic for sitting while studying my favorite…

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8 Roofing Tips


Looking to become more self-sufficient in maintaining your home? Start with your roof by applying these eight useful maintenance tips from the pros, and you won’t have to pay a handyman for the small roofing…

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Modern Canadian Homes Showcase Clever Entryways


Formerly, I’ve discussed different ways of creating a feeling of entrance in contemporary designs, through entrance canopies and elevated walkways. This time I’ll look at more ways of defining entrances in contemporary homes. Instead of…

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How to Paint Perfect Wall Stripes


Whether they are horizontal or vertical, stripes are just one trend that I hope won’t go out of style any time soon. This flexible motif adds visual attention and will help showcase a room’s nice…

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Casual Glamour at a Pittsburgh Home


After eliminating lost ceilings, restoring hardwood flooring, remodeling the kitchen along with countless other repairs, this 1897 colonial revival has been brought back to life. Larry Crouser and John Bratton enjoyed the charm of the…

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