Design

Get the Perfect Patina with Milk Paint, Ochres and Oxides

Get the Perfect Patina with Milk Paint, Ochres and Oxides

To achieve a textured and vibrant look similar to buildings found throughout Europe, our friend recommends using natural ochres and oxides and recommends their use with milk paint to achieve that perfect patina. The Eco Haus located in Seattle, WA has an assortment of these products that are also available […]

Not Feelin’ the Purple House on the Corner?

Not Feelin’ the Purple House on the Corner?

Notice the purple house on the corner? Neighbors might like the creativity but really hate it because it brings down the value of the neighborhood. There’s a battle brewing across American neighborhoods. Homeowners who “toe the line” and maintain a consistent home color amongst themselves vs. those who prefer a […]

Modern Wallpaper Designs

Modern Wallpaper Designs

Over at Modern Self they were inspired by the wallpaper designs of Twenty2 Wallpaper and decided to paint their walls instead. Their results (above) look great but it’s a bit modern for our tastes (but perfect for the Modern Self).

White House Christmas Decorating Ideas

White House Christmas Decorating Ideas

The White House is always splendidly decorated for Christmas and this year proves to be no exception. The Bush’s always decorated with aplomb and their state ornaments were gorgeous. Here Laura Bush shows us her grand gingerbread house and the trees lit up in the main hallway at the White […]

Faux Fireplaces

Faux Fireplaces

Enjoy the look of a real fireplace without tearing into your walls or rebuilding your home.