01.A Solid Trend Up until a couple years ago, concrete was traditionally relegated to basements, garages and sidewalks. It wasn’t typically thought of as a material to brought into residential homes, but recently, that all has changed. The concrete trend, also referred to as the cement trend, is now a common fixture of Instagram feeds. […]

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01.Bring the Outside In According to this year’s Pinterest trends, greenery is everywhere–searches for greenery decor are up over 100% from last year. While flower arrangements are always lovely, adding real or faux greenery is a fresh and stunning way to bring the outside in, no matter what season. From delicious eucalyptus to winding ivy, […]

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How designer Joan Enger transformed a custom home with a subdued palette and a perfectly restrained aesthetic. In order to create a custom house that appealed to a variety of styles, designer Joan Enger of J. PATRYCE DESIGN put together a stylish abode rooted in a subtle palette and restrained aesthetic. When Enger first approached […]

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01.Reasons for Draining Plumbing Pipes Although not a common task, draining your home’s plumbing pipes is occasionally necessary. Some common reasons for doing this include: Fixing a water hammer problem. Shutting down a seasonal property for the winter. To make major plumbing repairs, like replacing or extending the main plumbing lines. Water Hammer Water hammer […]

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The vivacious executive crafts a bold, moody space inspired by an osmosis of fashion and design. Welcome to our series, “At Home with…,” where we sit down with our favorite design tastemakers to learn about the inspiration behind key spaces in their home. After years of living downtown, Wilhelmina Models CEO Bill Wackermann craved a […]

Interior

Nothing says home like a wood-burning fireplace. Gas powered and gel fireplaces have their strong points, especially when it comes to ease of use. But only a real wood-burning fireplace, with its deep crackle and glowing orange embers, is capable of sparking such a sense of place in the imagination of homeowners. Yet realism comes […]

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There are bad feng shui plants and good feng shui plants. It is more about the feng shui positioning of specific plants in specific bagua areas of one’s home or office. And, of course, because feng shui is all about energy, there is certainly a lot of emphasis on the actual energy of the plants, […]

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If your garage floor is stained with oil, grease, and rust, you can easily give it new life with some garage floor paint. Latex paint intended for use on concrete floors is relatively inexpensive and easy to apply. Though garage floor paint is available in a variety of colors, you might want to choose a […]

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