Category: Eclectic Homes

Decorated Houses Help Save a Detroit Neighborhood

Most of us decorate our front porches and lawns just for Halloween, the autumn harvest season and Christmas. But these homes in Detroit are decked out 365 days per year, thanks to the efforts of Tyree Guyton, creator and artist of The Heidelberg Project. Rather than being demolished, these mostly abandoned homes in Detroit’s oldest […]

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A London Townhouse Seduces With Luxury

Interior designer Kelly Hoppen resides in a glamorous world of neutrals. Taupes, blacks, whites and grays predominate supreme in her London home, where pinks and florals make rare appearances in blossom petals or a lipstick hue. And her frequent houseguests (Victoria and David Beckham, stepdaughters Sienna Miller and Savannah Miller, to name a few) don’t […]

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Bright Cottage in France

Lifestyle blogger Stephanie Brubaker wakes up daily to a view of a castle next door. “It’s surreal. I don’t care too much the church bells ring at 7 every day. The opinion over makes up for it,” she states. She fell in love with Beynac, France, along with the rustic cabin, La Maisonnette, nearly immediately. […]

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Berkeley Bathroom Goes Into the Light

Architect Marites Abueg’s customer was ready to part ways with her bathroom’s previous incarnation: a distance swathed in dark purple paint and heavy green tile. The homeowner needed a renovation to lighten up the space, one which would “use fair substances and simplify the plan,” states Abueg. Bathroom at a GlanceWho uses this : A […]

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Portico

A portico consists of a pair of columns that support a roof, creating a covered porch, entrance or walkway. “Portico” is an Italian word, but the style originated in ancient Greece, where porticoes and colonnades were popular gathering places. RTA Studio Residential Architects Columns were tapered in ancient Greece, which is currently considered classical style. […]

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So That Your Style Is: French Country

What it is: Just like it sounds, French country style springs from the gentle hills and valleys of rural France. It’s an unstudied, collected approach, constructed on firmly entrenched regional customs and on cherished objects handed down through generations. Simple and sincere yet effortlessly elegant, it satisfies the soul as far as the eye. Why […]

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