Who doesn’t have a pair of blue jeans that have seen better days? Usually, I save those for ‘work’ jeans, but I’m thinking I may have to rescue a pair from the stack to make an apron. The first option comes from Patricia. A bit too ‘tweeny’ for you? Scroll on!
How about this shabby-chic number from The Farmer’s Daughter? TOO ruffly? Keep scrollin’.
This next one was made for a firefighter and his wife (note the fabric). Perfect safety reminder for the grill master, no? There’s no how-to, but it looks utterly fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants do-able.
Okay, more ruffles. The tu
Spring is here, the birds are singing and the sun is trying to make an appearance but, the looming grey clouds have other ideas, not to be deterred, its that time of year to prepare our homes for the summer months ahead.
Out with the old and in with the new, time to de clutter and spruce up our homes.
Using a palette of soft white hues and splashes of subtle colour can add a lift to any room in the home, creating a new look at a relatively low cost.
Keeping furniture to a minimum and maintaining the style throughout allows a natural continuation in any home.
The use of white furniture visually looks clean and tidy and remains timeless through the years, never dating in appearance.
With the use of key pieces, furniture can be used to create casual or more formal areas, dependant on the usage within the home.
Make use of your outdoor space, incorporate your design to include your garden or courtyard.
Singapore looks to be a really vibrant and colourful city, full of fun things to do. The population consists of 78% Chinese, 15% Malay and 6.5% Indian, providing the city with an interesting mix of ethnic groups who possess their own pride in cultures, traditions and beliefs. To me, thats what travel is all about- experiencing different cultures.
The New Majestic Hotel located in Chinatown has 30 rooms designed individually by Singaporean artists- the perfect representation of true Singaporean style! The decor is very modern and tasteful, designed with the comfort of the guest in mind
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This urban house is located in Mexico City and it was designed by Gomez Crespo Arquitectos. It has irregular form which responds to different parts of landscape. A blend of limestone, glass and steel was used to give the house a strong modern even minimalist look. As many houses in this region it’s strongly connected with outdoor spaces and has awesome views around it. The whole first floor has contact with gardens surrounding the house. Big windows allow to catch as much natural light as possible. N
There is a great VALUE in having a licensed Architect design your house. Specifically, this is the first in a series of online articles, looking at hard numbers and how those indicate that having a knowledgeable residential Architect design your house will SAVE you many times the cost of their services over the life of your residence.
Each of these articles will focus on a specific topic: Roofing, Windows & Doors, Energy Conservation & Your Utility Bills, Health & Your House, and more. This first article focuses on Roofing. What is remarkable about each of these studies is that ANY ONE OF THEM can provide financial evidence that having a real Architect design your house can save you more than what you pay them for their Basic Services. And, when this series is done being written, we will combine them into a final chapter, offering a stunning array of facts and costs illustrating that perhaps the entire cost of the whole house, over time, can be saved, if you have an experienced residential Architect design your residence. For more general information about Value Engineering of Houses, you may wish to click here > Value Engineering.
Okay, lets get started with ROOFING. Most people expect their roofs to fail, especially if they have owned a house for 10 years or more. Even though most asphaltic roof shingle manufacturers call their shingles: 20 year, 25 year, 30 year and 40 year shingles, the reality is that the shingles themselves or, even more likely, the cheap underlayment below them starts leaking long before the stated shingle lifetime. Architects highly experienced with the design of houses know about alternate roof sheathing membranes that, for a just a little more money, last a LOT longer that what your normal roofer or handyman will use to reroof your house. Cheapest is NOT the best, in this particular case. By having an Architect who is experienced in these matters design your residence, you can save tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your house. For more
We here at Cascadian Farm are very excited for our first blog carnival and it’s right in time to celebrate Earth Day. We wanted to ask our favorite green bloggers what Earth Day means to them and how they will be celebrating it. I (Jennie Lyon) feel honored to have been asked to write the main post for this exciting project and I look forward to reading everyone’s contributions. To get you started, here is what Earth Day means to me and how I will be celebrating this year.
Earth Day to me is just another day that I can teach others to be aware of the decisions that they make in their every day lives. I like to use the day as a platform to educate others that when we consume more resources than our Earth can provide, we risk depleting her of all of them. I fe
A handsome four-poster bed is the focal point of the master suite of Southern Living‘s Athens Idea House. Plaid silk bedding and silk drapes add luxurious softness to the dark furnishings. The blue walls and warm vanilla armchairs repeat the colors found in the home’s main gathering areas.