Month: July 2019

29 Jul

16 Dream Indoor Pools Swimming in Grandeur

With outdoor pools emptied, covered and ready to weather the winter, let’s turn our attention to the pleasures of swimming under a roof. For most of us, that usually means a trip to the gym or the local YMCA. But for a lucky few, it merely means stepping into a different part of the home. […]
25 Jul

Draperies Lay It on the Lining

The decision process isn’t over when you’ve selected your curtain cloth and style. Lining can make or break the look you are envisioning. What type of lining is necessary? Terms like “bumph,” “1-pass liner” and “3-pass liner” could be bandied about, making you wish you had never thought of draperies in the first location. Never […]
22 Jul

Color Guide: How to Work With Beige

Oh, beige. So overused, so undervalued. Beige is similar to the plain, dutiful town clerk. She retains the city running easily, but no one throws her a parade. But boring old beige does not have to be boring. It’s just that it is too often used as a default, with no real thought about tone, […]
20 Jul

Ginkgo Motifs Grow Rooms

Ginkgo trees, with their graceful, fan-shaped leaves, trumpet their presence in the landscape in autumn. They take on a brilliant golden hue which blazes against autumn’s blue, clear skies and controls twice chooses. My husband, who grew up with a mature ginkgo tree in the front yard of his family’s home, recalls full strangers stopping […]
16 Jul

Guest Picks: Update a Traditional Living Room

I am currently helping a family update their living room décor. The traditional wood cabinetry they’ve needed for decades dictates the vibe of this room, so we’re looking for accessories and furniture that will work nicely with the timeless look yet portray the family’s fun and youthful character. Here are a few selections that will […]
11 Jul

To Drape a Throw or Fold It?

You know those people who will fling a throw from the air and get it to land at an ideal, graceful cascade about the goal piece of furniture? Yeah … I’m not among them. But that doesn’t stop me from trying — there’s something about the tender, sinuous drape of a blanket that arouses a […]
7 Jul

Top 10 Tips to Keep in Mind When Replacing Your Roof

For some reason, you might not be satisfied with your current roof. Perhaps it’s leaking or it’s too old and you just need a new one. There are a number of factors that you must consider before doing roofing Tucson. Whether you are doing it on your own or you are hiring an expert, you […]
6 Jul

Making Solution for a Modern Marvel

Kelly and Lino Mendiola did not plan on beginning from scratch. The couple had approached Jamie Chioco for a remodel but soon recognized that a teardown was the only means to acquire the open design they wanted. So they knocked the existing house into the floor, starting a 16-month construction process. The outcome is an […]
3 Jul

the Creative Santa Cruz Studio of Artist Couple

When celebrity Sarah Bianco along with her husband Pasquale learned of plans to transform the historical Santa Cruz Tannery into affordable live/work spaces for artists, they had been ready to do anything it took to secure a place. Following two successive nights camping out in the parking lot along with other optimistic tenants, their persistence […]