Tag: urban

Brown Thumb Gardening on a Balcony

Brown Thumb Gardening on a Balcony

If you would like to have 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 […]

Behind the Garden

Behind the Garden

A garden is like a room that’s outside. It’s a space that can be designed and decorated, too, and I’m not just talking about the plants. A painted wall or a colored background showcases your plants perfectly by providing contrast. Note the stucco texture adding […]

Quickie: Many Arms Make Light Work

Quickie: Many Arms Make Light Work

You know what I’m obsessing on in this design! The last time I saw this amazing chandelier was in Tenka Gammelgard‘s art studio, and in black. I featured Gammelgard’s studio in my post, Making Art: The Studio.

Three Do-and-Don’ts for Angling Furniture

Three Do-and-Don’ts for Angling Furniture

To angle or not to angle? That’s a question when you have limited space (and you’re looking to maximize it), or you want to go for a more “designer” look (meaning, you’d like to do something more creative and exciting than pushing all your furniture […]

Metal, Stone, and Fire: An Industrial Loft Kitchen

Metal, Stone, and Fire: An Industrial Loft Kitchen

This image by talented photographer, David Engelhardt, is one of the most popular pins on Pinterest. It’s easy to see why. The brickwork throughout this kitchen lends incredible color, texture, and solidity to the space (no big bad wolf is going to blow this baby down), […]

String Lights Yearlong

String Lights Yearlong

String lights aren’t just for Christmas. Consider using them to bring fun and illumination wherever you want–especially outdoors! Zigzag the lights across an open area to create a more dynamic, exciting atmosphere. You’re not just lighting up the outlines of your home, you’re creating a […]