Renovation

Garden Inspiration Series: 8 Must-Read Tips

We love charming gardens like this one, in California. Read through our tips and learn how to transform your outdoor space into a traditional garden.

    If you’re like us, spring can’t make it’s grand appearance soon enough. While we anxiously await the arrival, we are getting a head start on dreaming up springtime gardens and festivities. Join our series on garden inspiration and … Continue reading

3 Tips to Stay Clutter Free with Kids

Homeowner and mother, Claire, designed the built-in bed in her daughter's room to maximize room for more furniture. The space beneath the bed was used to house a pull-out trundle to accommodate guests.

  Think you can’t stay organized with children at home? Claire Hooper, who maintains a clean look in a 2,000 square-foot home, despite having a family of six, proves that there are simple ways to stay organized. Follow her three … Continue reading

Get the Look: Chic Bathroom

Bright and clean, this bathroom has a style anyone can incorporate.

  If updating your home is among your New Year’s resolutions, put your bathroom at the top of the to-do list. This room gets all the work and not nearly enough love, making this the perfect opportunity for a fresh-faced … Continue reading

How to Create a Cozy Escape

Be inspired by this cozy retreat. With calm colors, soft fabrics and comfortable cushions, this window seat is the perfect spot for gift-list writing and resting of weary shopper's feet.

  With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, the time has never been better to create a soothing spot for cider sipping, list making and plain-and-simple escape. Turn a window or corner into a place that … Continue reading

How to Create a Small Office with a View

Jacqueline's office space may be small, but it's chic style makes good use of the space while giving her an inspiring view.

   Jacqueline deMontravel, editorial director of Cottages & Bungalows and editor of Romantic Homes magazine, has styled her Laguna Beach, California home to suit her taste for easygoing design with British colonial flare. Here, she shares how you too can have … Continue reading

Kitchen Island Ideas for all Shapes & Sizes

Le Petit round kitchen island with butcher-block top, $1,516. (877) 224-3590 or coachbarn.com.

  Want to incorporate the handy tips from How to Choose the Right Kitchen Island but are being held back by the size or shape of your kitchen? Here are a few tips to help you find an island that … Continue reading