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Jan - 11

Industrial L.A. Loft Sparkles and Shines

With vintage lighting, a penchant for retro bar accessories and a sequins-filled closet, blogger Danielle Deojay created a high rise, high-style harbor. She began decorating as soon as she moved into her downtown L.A. loft. “My location became my own…

Jan - 03

A Historic Home Requires a Scholarly Bent

This Craftsman remodel and addition in Palo Alto, California, is a story of transformation for the a house and its inhabitants. From the outside, you see a linking structure that connects the original, historic house to an architecturally sympathetic two-story…

Dec - 30

Fantastic Design Plant: Paper Birch

Winter evaluations a plant’s all-around beauty. It is a tough test for the showiest of deciduous trees, but the paper birch shines year-round. Its paper-like white bark stands out from the rest of the trees, while it’s surrounded by other…

Dec - 23

Butt Hinge

A butt hinge joins a door and a jamb in the surfaces which abut. The plates of a butt hinge hook to the wood with screws and take the weight of the swinging door by pivoting on a pin. 360…

Dec - 21

Build a Beautiful Platform Deck at a Weekend

There aren’t many things better than partying down with family and friends, but our small home’s current design is not ideal for hosting even 1 individual — let alone an entire bunch. While our interior is highly lacking in the…