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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 […]

A Little Nookie

A Little Nookie

Four things make a great reading nook: Comfortable seating. Whether it’s an armchair, daybed, or a tree branch, make sure you can get comfortable so you can enter into your book without physical distractions. Pillows and blankets help. Excellent lighting. Both natural and artificial light […]

Quickie: Cool and Cooler

Quickie: Cool and Cooler

How would you like to kick back with a cocktail here? I’m seriously digging the beat up, comfortable looking, leather seating. I think I’d add a tattered kilim or some other kind of dark, Oriental rug to anchor the space a bit more, and make […]

Roam If You Want To

Roam If You Want To

Recently, I’ve been surprised by why the blog for Roamers Berlin hasn’t been getting more attention. I mean, their pictures are gorgeous, both of the food and the interior.  (I’m just going to focus on the interior.) So check out the photograph above. See the lovely, vintage, […]

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 […]

Quickie: Kilim Me Softly

Quickie: Kilim Me Softly

I am in love with design blog, The Marion House Book. Ms. Reddington’s bedroom, which resides in a Victorian, changes with the seasons in Toronto. Currently, she has decorated her bed with kilim pillows and textiles from her travels. It’s wonderful that she didn’t let […]