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Porch Patrol: Simple and Cozy

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This is a simple and cozy covered porch, but I wonder: Does anyone use it? I’ve walked by this house many, many times and have never seen anyone using it. Maybe they [...]

Is Contemporary Out? Already?

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In 2008, I posed this question in a poll: Is contemporary style on its way out? My theory was that hard economic times would propel people into the comfort of traditional [...]

Love, love, loving this green kitchen

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I'll tell a word that really annoys me: Neutral. Could there be anything more boring? Yet you'll see people walking through a boring house and remarking: "Love [...]

New Orleans House Colors: French Quarter

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This stucco building on Esplanade Avenue in the French Quarter is so extremely attractive. Strange as it sounds, this home has elements of a fairly typical Victorian color [...]

Blend your own glass tile

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Do you ever feel “terminally unique?” I do. And that’s why blending my own glass tile backsplash is so appealing. Oceanside Glasstile of Carlsbad offers an [...]

And now, a word about color trends

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I heard some great advice about getting hip with color trends, and I’ll share that in a moment. But first, you have to get current. As David A. Keeps reported in this [...]

Love this green tile

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As I’m perusing tile stores to get ideas for my own backsplash, I come across a photo of this gorgeous green glass tile. It’s in a house featured by the L.A. [...]

Tile artist’s home is her canvas

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Back in the 1980s, Michelle Griffoul chose her home for one reason. “It had forklift access to the backyard,” said Michelle, who bought the home, in the Santa [...]

Eagle Rock kitchen gets a fresh look

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Although the sleek new kitchen in Bethany Orlemann and Danny Miller’s vintage Eagle Rock bungalow took only eight weeks to build in the summer of 2007, planning it was [...]