Category: Coastal Style

10 Oct

Deadly DIY Personalizes a 2-Bedroom Bungalow

Selena Urquhart’s design philosophy is simple: “Start with comfy, practical bits and add amazing bits that you love,” she states. She applied this approach with her husband, Alun, when they rehabilitated a 1920s bungalow at the Vickery Place historical district of Dallas. “It was a darling home with a new roof, but I was happy […]
10 Sep

Budget-Minded Comfort to Get a 1940s Hollywood Bungalow

Chad Foydl conducted his Realtor ragged while house hunting around Los Angeles. He wanted to find something just right — centrally located with a decent-enough skeleton that he can spiff up. The persistance paid off. “I knew the moment I walked into the home it was for me personally,” he states. Like most first-time homeowners, […]
25 Aug

A 1890s Victorian in Toronto Goes Modern and Open

In Toronto property, a deep-seated Victorian with original details intact is the holy grail. After patiently looking at hundreds of houses, Quinn Hewitt and Christopher Sargent eventually found an 1895 Victorian at the Parkdale neighborhood. Although the house was in fantastic shape, it just didn’t fit the couple’s design. A year of renovations transformed this […]
23 Aug

Hens Nest in Style in a Modern Nevada Coop

“Designing for chickens is not much different than designing for people,” claims designer Jen Dalley. When Dalley decided to host a small flock in her Ely, Nevada, backyard, she used a number of the principles out of her interior design job in her new chicken coop. Supplying the essentials — security, food and comfort — […]
9 Aug

My Trails in a Rustic Canyon Lodge

Reclaimed barn wood floors, hand-weathered wainscoting, bent-twig furniture plus a abundance of cowhides welcome people to Hilarie Roope’s Los Angeles house, which she affectionately describes Camp Davis, known for her son. Her love of horses and ranch living could be understood in each square inch of the compound. When Roope, a talent manager, initially bought […]
3 Aug

Tradition Lives On in a Historic Home and Lodge

The Sou’wester Lodge at Seaview, Washington, has an extensive record of home made creative freethinkers. When friends Thandi Rosenbaum and Anastasia Corya discovered the beachfront property was up for sale at the summer of 2012, they welcomed the chance to continue its heritage of creative expression. However, the friends did not realize at first that […]
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 […]
29 Jun

Modern and Bold at Toronto

Although her first plan was to build a conservative house similar in style to the remainder of her historic Toronto neighborhood, builder Kate Prevedello ultimately chose a different route. She chose to take advantage of this rare chance to start over and hired architect Michael Taylor of Taylor Smyth Architects to design a three-story modern […]
2 Feb

9 Molding Types to Raise the Bar on Your Kitchen Cabinetry

Moldings will make any project look habit. When applied to kitchen cabinetry particularly, these architectural details can help enhance the most elementary cabinet style. With all the multitude of unique designs and configurations available, crown molding, edge molding and more might help customize your next kitchen undertaking. Julie Williams Design 1. Traditional crown molding. Traditional […]