Changing to energy-saving bulbs isn’t as easy as the old jokes. It’s tricky, technical and $$$$. Here’s my story. Last Spring I began looking for ways to make our house more energy efficient. New York State has an excellent home energy conservation program and through the NYSERDA website I was able to locate a contractor [...]
Tone-on-tone color and icy reflectivity offer much to admire. Snow and zero-degree weather make for a beautiful winter landscape. The clean white ground gleams equally in the sunlight and in the moonlight while icy branches give the dense woods a delicate, lacelike look. Winter gardens have an organic tone-on-tone beauty that we rarely celebrate but [...]
Tour a super-posh Idaho log cabin vacation home done in full-blast Winter theme mode with ultra-custom details. One mark of professional décor is the presence of a consistent color palette, style and range of motifs throughout the house. And for certain designers that represents a distinct visual signature look. One glance at a home designed [...]
I know it’s eccentric but I like it and it feels finished. We’re just past the first year of living in our house. Everyone says it takes a long time to settle in but what’s odd is how some rooms wear well – I love them – and others just bug me. My powder room [...]
Join me for the designer’s take on this gemlike space in House Beautiful’s show kitchen. Plus even more details! Yesterday we met Mick De Giulio, one of the most influential American kitchen designers working today, when we toured the urbane Kitchen of the Year he designed for House Beautiful’s annual showcase. One of my favorite [...]
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