Recessed Lighting 101

Recessed Lighting 101

What it is: Recessed lighting, sometimes known as recessed cans or may light, is installed inside the ceiling instead of on the ceiling surface. It has two main components: casing, the space where the bulb matches, and trim, the finished edge that sits around the ceiling. Philpotts Interiors The kind of home is dependent upon …

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Fantastic Design Plant: Red-Leafed Mukdenia

Fantastic Design Plant: Red-Leafed Mukdenia

Ground covers fill breaks in a landscape by improving and bridging other focal garden characteristics to make a unified layout. The colorful and flamboyant leaves of Red-Leafed Mukdenia (Mukdenia rossii ‘Crimson Fans’) will perfectly complement and accentuate your own plantings while infusing a sufficient splash of red into your landscape. Inc, Terra Nova ® Nurseries …

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Colorful Midcentury Modern from the Ocean

Colorful Midcentury Modern from the Ocean

Los Angeles area residents Robert and Petra Wirsching were hesitant about leaving the vibe and culture of big-city life for those suburbs of Orange County, California. But one unbearable triple-digit August day, the couple went for a cruise south from their home in Encino in their 1969 Cadillac convertible to see a friend in Laguna …

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Balancing Hers and His Style

Balancing Hers and His Style

It is a classic design dilemma — a few is prepared to make a house a home, only to discover their styles couldn’t be more distinct. When this Beverly Hills family of three was prepared to construct their dream home, they recruited architect and interior designer Tim Barber to create a cozy but spacious home …

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Extend the Roof for Color and Shelter

Extend the Roof for Color and Shelter

We’ve noticed how pitched roofs with gable ends can look contemporary, even though they are suspended from vernacular buildings and structure. A departure from that traditional type are”brows” — roofs that extend well beyond the exterior wall. These magnificent extensions color the interior, define exterior spaces, offer exterior lighting, and offer other uses. The following …

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Fantastic Home Accents: Antiqued Mirrors

Fantastic Home Accents: Antiqued Mirrors

Whether they get their distinctive mottled finish during age or artful painful, antiqued mirrors offer a sense of background and worldly sophistication. Here are 8 great ways to integrate them in a room. Studio William Hefner Everything about this room says”lush” (don’t you want to run a hand over these embroidered chairs?) . The scale …

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Between Sea and Sky on Raft Island

Between Sea and Sky on Raft Island

An artist enclave on Raft Island overlooks Carr Inlet in the southern end of Puget Sound, Washington. About one hour in Seattle, this modern architectural wonder was designed and built by the owner’s son, Randall Lanou, from BuildSense from North Carolina. Barbara Lee Smith and her husband, Mel, were hands-on all the way, creating a …

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Architect's Toolbox: The Open Corner Window

Architect's Toolbox: The Open Corner Window

The traditional way of producing a room would be to build four partitions, each connected and vertical to the adjoining wall. Doors and windows are then”cut” or”punched” into the walls to join rooms and present views and light. In the late 19th century, architects at the upper Midwest started to experiment with producing rooms that …

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