Tag: contemporary

Yellow from Sunrise to Sunset

Yellow from Sunrise to Sunset

Painting a kitchen yellow is one of the simplest ways to bring cheer and warmth into the room where you prepare food and your friends gather. In designer Hendricks’s design, she keeps the walls traditionally white, and instead paints the cabinets and trim a brilliant […]

Brown Thumb Gardening on a Balcony

Brown Thumb Gardening on a Balcony

If you would like to haveĀ a garden but don’t think you have the space or green thumb, think again. Gardens can be small and low maintenance, like the balcony (container) garden in the above photograph. You can place your plant, straight from the nursery, into […]

Quickie: Between a Rock and a Wet Place

Quickie: Between a Rock and a Wet Place

The masculine, dark palette and use of modern materials contrasts with the organic greenery outside the floor-to-ceiling corner window, creating an Asian sensibility that deserves contemplation. That rock, an asymmetrical intrusion into the rectilinear boundaries of the home, is pure genius. More images of this […]

Welcome to My Parlor

Welcome to My Parlor

As I prepare to take my psychotherapy licensing exams, my dreams of having a wonderfully designed and decorated office takes up a lot of head space. I cannot duplicate the glorious wall in The King’s Speech, not without buying an office building first, but I find this […]

Four Ways to Make Your Bed

Four Ways to Make Your Bed

Making our beds is often one of the first chores we learn to do, and as adults, we either do it or we don’t (no need for confessions). If you do it, you just do it like you’ve always done it and were taught to […]

Behind the Scenes, in Front of the Camera

Behind the Scenes, in Front of the Camera

I rarely watch television shows as they are broadcast. I prefer to wait until a show is complete, and to watch it at my pace. This happened with Dexter. It’s about a serial killer who kills serial killers. It ended September 22, 2013 after eight […]