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Leaf green and white screen porch - Gridley & Grimes via Atticmag

Screen Porch Styles

From lake house to country, screened in porches have many different looks. After being closed in during the long cold winter that just passed, I’m fully enjoying the warm, early summer breezes that start up in late afternoon. That’s when I crank open the windows in our sun room – there are 11 — and […]

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half-timber bedroom with blue plaid-upholstered walls and ceiling - Anthony Baratta via Atticmag

High Country Bedrooms

Opposites attract when fabric-covered walls are matched with unrefined wood. Unfinished, unpainted, unfussy and uncomplicated rough-hewn beams are hallmarks of country style. But contradictions abound when it comes to home décorating, which is why fabric on the walls looks fabulous with rustic wood. Something as fussy as a tufted and upholstered bed niche seems incongruously […]

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suzani hanging headboard – colonypalmshotel via Atticmag

Headboards on the Wall

Alternatives to traditional headboards can be surprisingly inventive and easy to create. When we lived in our apartment our bed had a slip-covered headboard attached to the Harvard bedframe. Because we hung out in there – it doubled as our TV room and too often the dining room – a padded headboard was a comfortable […]

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double wall platerack in the home of Janet de Botton - habitually chic via atticmag

Daughter of All Plateracks

The impact of china displayed on walls is a function of scale and repetition. Last year, during our kitchen week, I posted a photo of the amazing gigantic plate rack in the Porcelain Kitchen at Thureholm Castle in Trosa, Sweden which was completed in 1747. So, when I showed the kitchen I called it the […]

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decorative linen closet with hanging towel bars - bh&g via atticmag

Linen Closet Looks

From a small cupboard to a large open area there are numerous options for organizing linens. Linen storage is one of those do-your-best propositions because houses often lack really ample space for stashing sheets, pillows and extra blankets for every bed, or towels for each bath. Unless you’re lucky enough to have an old house […]

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