Hanging out in a backyard haven is a wonderful way to savor warm weather. But what about those less-than-pleasant aspects of outdoor time, like bugs, rain and blazing-hot sun? Here are 10 tips to help make the time you spend in your outdoor rooms more comfortable.
Whether newly renovated or newly constructed, these shared office environments are beginning to more closely resemble each other, illustrating some common themes that have emerged as professionals who work in these centers suggest ways they can be improved.
It's a known fact that buyers are attracted to pretty, de-cluttered homes when searching for their newest piece of real estate. A lesser known fact, is what truly attracts a buyer, psychologically speaking.
This indoor-outdoor kitchen is an absolute thing of beauty. Clean lines, cool modern details, and the ability to barbecue while easily managing the oven and stove top makes this the ultimate summer dinner-party location.
At the California home of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, a 17th-century Tuscan table from Richard Shapiro Antiques and Works of Art (at right) serves as one of the master bedroom's two nightstands.
For Patricia Altschul's 1850s Greek Revival mansion in Charleston, South Carolina's historic district, designer Mario Buatta tapped Haleh Atabeigi to paint a hexagonal motif on the floors.
From statement mirrors and sculptural tubs to bright hues and indoor-outdoor showers, bathroom design has come a long way from the basic choices of years past.
Not all makeovers require renovations (the dust! the commotion! the disorder!). Pretty exhausting, right? In fact, some of the most magnificent transformations don't require major disruption. And the results are significant.
Rustic meets modern in designer Ellen Denisevich-Grickis's Rhode Island home, which features a Murano glass chandelier hanging above a vibrant Shaker-style island.
Oscar-winning actress Bette Davis's former home on Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is for sale. The coastal residence has views of Casco Bay from every room and includes access to two private beaches.
The owners of this Turtle Bay co-op had an interior design request that might sound impossible - -- to transform this formerly under-lit, cramped, unusually-shaped Manhattan apartment into a spacious, airy urban retreat -- on a budget, no less!
When we heard that Katie Lee had a new house in the Hamptons, we couldn't wait to see it. We're huge fans of Lee's serene style -- and her Southern charm and humble demeanor are just icing on the cake.
Powder rooms are often the last spaces people focus on in their homes. They pick a color scheme, buy some towels and a soap dispenser, and call it a day. However, designing a small space doesn't have to be so... lackluster. Spicing it up can be as easy as picking the right tiles.
Whether it's where you eat every family meal or just a room that gets used on holidays, make sure your dining room is equipped with this must-have list. (We're assuming you've got the table and chairs covered.)
So many new stores online and offline are helping to make home decorating and design easier than ever. The influx means you can create a personalized space better than ever before -- your taste, your style, your needs, your way.
There's a full-service bar, a 20-seat theater, a professional recording studio and a dance studio. There's also a gated motor court can hold up to 20 vehicles.