My Views for a Modern Nicaraguan Home

For general builder Francisco Wheelock and his wife, Myriam Caldera, the move to this fantasy home was a joyful homecoming. After studying civil engineering in Texas, Wheelock returned to his hometown of Managua, Nicaragua, also discovered that an perfect lot with views of the Sierras de Managua. Challenged with a steep incline, Wheelock worked with…

18 Knockout Ideas for Cosmetic Floor Showers

If there’s 1 area homeowners overlook most often when doing a bathroom remodel, then it’s probably the shower floor. After all, the idea that our toes should stand on tile or fiberglass while we’re showering is so ingrained in us — why would anybody assume they have more choices? Input the wooden floor shower. It’s…

White and Black Is Right for a Brooklyn Studio

With a straightforward black and white colour palette and a good eye for designer furniture pieces and flea market finds, artists Sarah Reynolds and Charlie Nesi transformed their blank-canvas studio into a fashionable and welcoming house. The space in former cushion mill in an artsy Brooklyn neighborhood offers a change of pace from the city…

Great Design Plant: Golden Breath of Heaven

I prefer subtle yet unique elegance when it comes to layout. If there’s a selection, suggested beauty over a loud, statement-making piece generally wins out. What I particularly admire about the ‘Sunset Gold’ breath of heaven cultivar is that you are so easily able to really go either way with only 1 plant. Whether prominently…

European Country Style in Colorado

This sloped lot in a beautiful Denver suburb introduced three challenges to its new owners: The way to construct another floor inside local height constraints, handle the exceptionally sloped back lot and construct the whole home inside a nine-month window before college began. Jeff and Kristina Haskins had quite the job ahead of them, but…

Cold-Weather Sports Gear Heats Up Interiors

We’re still in shorts and T-shirts in Alabama so far this fall, so it appears pretty incredible that the U.S. ski and snowboard season will kick off in only a couple of weeks. But folks in Colorado, Utah, Vermont and other mountain-high locales are already waxing tightening and boards boot screws since they count down…