December 31, 2009
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December 17, 2009
December 16, 2009
A sleek ribbon of fire to be placed in your custom installation,
like this limestone, Vent Free 3 by Spark Modern Fires, $4400.
Budget-friendly in classic copper from Target, $199.Ecosmart Fire's XL Burner uses clean-burning denatured alcohol, see local retailer for pricing.
Vidro freestanding fireplace from Floz Design for Blomus, $869.
photos: housebeautiful.com, target.com, ecosmartfire.com, amazon.com, modernfurniturediscount.com
December 14, 2009
Love the evergreens spraying up and spilling over this window box. I could see this on anything from a ranch to cape to a bungalow to a row house. The next is similar with the use of evergreens, but a more formal, symmetrical display great for traditional home. It shows off a dwarf fir and cedar swag, with acorns and fruit (dried, I guess?) a nice addition.
I love the modern feel and simplicity of this display. Skinny branches lined up like a screen. Beautiful.
This look is very pretty, casual, a bit country, and still colorful for winter. I don't know what zone you'd have to be in for these to last. Not sure they'd make it through a Boston winter looking so good.
See anything that you like and that fits the style your house? I'll be going for something like the first design. Stay tuned for pics on how my window boxes turn out.
photos: bhg.com, mysweetsavannah.blogspot.com, apartmenttherapy.com, windowboxideas.blogspot.com
December 10, 2009
A loft in the city and a cottage in the country. That's all any girl wants, really. I live in a sort of cottage: a hundred-year-old farmhouse-style home. Charming, with lots of detailed woodwork and a nice, cozy feel. But the rooms are choppy, and that coziness can get a little, well, claustrophobic sometimes. I wouldn't trade it for the world. It's my haven, and also a source of ongoing designer, handy, and crafty projects to satisfy my creativity. But how about a little urban style and living too? A downtown pad, with fabulous restaurants and a good coffee shop within walking distance. I'm thinking a former warehouse or mill space, super-high ceilings (okay, these are not so super-high, but this is a pretty hot space anyway), lived-in hardwood floors, gigantic multi-paned windows, and wide open views. That would be just fine.
photos: locations-uk.com & myhomeideas.com