• Home Design

    9 sustainable design tips from an old Connecticut home

    When an environmentally conscious couple and their two young children relocated from NYC to a 100-year-old house in West Hartford, CT, they wanted to preserve as many of its original features as possible. The house is historically protected, but the family needed the property to work for them as a comfortable and practical living space. They wanted to update the interiors to fit their modern family lifestyle while still retaining its historic charm. They called in an interior designer to help them achieve the right look.  The resulting redesigned home offers exactly the balance the family were looking for. A  

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  • Garden Design

    Design Tips for an Accessible Garden

    Gardening can bring benefits to all. Unfortunately, some gardens feel exclusionary. If you have mobility issues or some form of disability, or are simply getting on in age, you may feel overwhelmed by the process of designing an accessible garden that you can maintain and enjoy. Creating an accessible garden does require some care and thought. But it need not cost the earth, literally or metaphorically, to create a garden that works for you or all the members of your household.  Linking the Home and Garden A great garden is an extension of the living spaces within a home. But  

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  • Swimming Pool Design

    Tips on Choosing the Right Colour for Your Swimming Pool

    Tips on Choosing the Right Colour for Your Swimming Pool Casa Marina Lancheros / Giovanni Schettini Arquitectos. Image © Renzo Rebagliati Share Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Whatsapp Mail Or https://www.archdaily.com/973612/tips-on-choosing-the-right-colour-for-your-swimming-pool It could be said that one of the main aspects to take into account when designing a swimming pool is the choice of colour for the coating. The light, the shadows, the depth, the environment and the elements that surround it are variables that directly affect the final tonality of the water. The effects of artificial and/or natural lighting also determine the final aesthetic, because if it’s located outdoors, reflecting  

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  • Home Design

    9 Tips for Home Design To Boost Your Longevity

    If we were to draw one key lesson about longevity from the centenarians of the Blue Zones regions—aka places that are home to the longest-living folks on Earth—it’s that it doesn’t come from fad diets, or overwrought workout routines, or really any practice that’s bound to fizzle within months. Rather, these long-living people “live in environments that nudge them unconsciously toward healthier behaviors, like moving more and eating plants,” says longevity expert Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones Challenge: A 4-Week Plan for a Longer, Better Life. And those environments start within the spaces of their  

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  • Living Room Decoration

    Living Room Ideas: 5 Tips for Staging Your Living Room

    It’s no secret we’re in a seller’s market. And with homes flying off the market and many selling above list price, you might be tempted to put your house up for sale without upgrading your home’s décor. After all, why bother when so many buyers are already clamoring for a low supply of homes? The reasoning is simple: “No matter how hot the market is, selling a home is all about presentation, and staging is your number one marketing tool when you take listing photos,” says Barb Schwarz, a home decorator and stager in Hawaii. Staging is the process of  

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    Tips and tricks for holiday decorating, entertaining from Lancaster County experts | Home & Garden

    As temperatures turn colder, it’s beginning to look a lot like company is coming, and your home just isn’t ready for holiday entertaining. Don’t panic, local interior designers and online experts say. Upgrade your decorating skills and parties by following a few simple tips. Spread out “Use all of your space,” advises Anita Yoder, who owns Heritage Design in New Holland. Don’t have a dining table that seats 16? No problem. First, move any floating furniture as close to the wall or windows as possible in the living room or family room. “Create stations,” she advises. For instance, put appetizers  

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    The 10 Best Living Room Holiday Decorating Tips To Try This Year

    Pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate and turn on your favorite Christmas music because it’s time to decorate for the holidays. Spread a little extra holiday cheer by making your living room decor the centerpiece of your holiday. After all, that’s where you’ll be watching holiday movies on repeat. From ornaments that bring back memories of holidays past to new, modern pieces that incorporate a festive, but stylish, theme, here are some living room holiday decorating tips for inspiration as you begin to deck the halls. Choose the Right Size Tree The Christmas tree is the star attraction  

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