Author: Hisone1956

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…

Dec - 16

Solve Privacy Issues With Window Film

With summer in full swing, you might want to maintain some window shades available to make the most of the cheerful light and long times. But if you would like to also preserve a sense of solitude, consider window movies…

Dec - 14


Originating in the New England region of the United States, a saltbox home has a roof with two distinct pitches, one steep and one tender. Typically the chimney is set at the center of the peak of the steeper roof.…