10 Easy Pieces: Plastic Rugs from Sweden

The appeal of anything plastic is that you can keep it clean by hosing it down with water. The Swedes were onto this idea back in the 1970s when colorful plastic PVC ribbons were paired with traditional looms for an easy to clean and mold resistant rug that works just as well in the kitchen […]

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Forever Classic: Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Because kitchens are the place where we spend the most time, they’re the most important space in a home. The cabinets and fixtures need to withstand daily use and a lot of wear and tear, and the design should stand the test of time. Because of this, most people opt for neutrals when designing their […]

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Gardening 101: Gaura

Gaura, G. lindheimeri: “Dancing Ballerinas” Thank goodness that gaura, a once-obscure Texas roadside wildflower, was “discovered” in the 1980s and became widely bred for the garden. These days I routinely add perennial gaura, which also goes by the name beeblossom, to garden designs if I want to create a sense of movement and informality. Please […]

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Houseplants 101: How to Propagate Plants

I will not lie and say I have attempted propagation of every houseplant. In fact, my main success stories involve the characters spider plant, jade plant, pothos, and mother-in-law’s tongue. But in general, the best indoor plants to try to propagate (including those I mentioned) are generally hardy and quick-growing: Consider coleus, begonia, scented geranium, […]

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Summery Design Ideas to Steal

The Remodelista editors discovered this week that style doesn’t take a vacation in August. See five of their favorite interior design ideas to steal. Twin Doorways Above: Julie heads to London for a look around a “monastic oasis with courtyard garden by Takero Shimazaki Architects.” See more takeaways in this week’s Architect Visit in Wabi-Sabi in […]

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Current Obsessions: City Escape

The summer isn’t over yet: There’s plenty of time for day trips, quick jaunts, and weekend getaways. This and more, on our radar. Above: Where we’d like to be. See more of the Catskills’ most rustic, relaxing new opening at The Woodhouse Lodge: Designer Megan Pflug’s Catskills Motor Lodge Makeover. Above: In the New York area? […]

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Saturday Tweets: Vive la Revolution!

Our world is burning down in front of our eyes, and too few are acting. It’s all hands on deck time. We need to inspire our friends, neighbors, siblings, colleagues to act. We need to talk about what’s happening. We need to become role models. We need to be the change. — Peter Kalmus (@ClimateHuman) […]

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Alternatives to White Shiplap

Architectural detail on the wall adds an additional layer of definition to any space, I’ve always been a fan. The white shiplaped wall has taken over the world in the past few years, it seems every home tour has it somewhere. I’m a fan of planked walls, I too have done my own DIY white […]

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Making Tile with FLM Ceramics

Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing a local tile maker and witnessing how he turns clay into handmade works of art. Forrest Lesch-Middelton is an artist and educator who has a studio in my hometown – he discovered pottery at 14 and a few years ago started making architectural tile for private homes and […]

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