Inside A Interior Design Match Made Right Here

Dana and Patrick Knorr didn’t know anyone in Seattle after moving there from Kansas and purchasing a 1970s home. So when they wanted a designer to help them redesign, they didn’t have a community of friends or tools to tap. Patrick got a couple of referrals from coworkers, but the professionals he contacted offered only…

Habitat for Humanity Takes a Modern Tack

Since Habitat for Humanity’s founding in 1976, the nonprofit and its volunteers have assembled over 500,000 homes internationally. Nevertheless the ambition to provide shelter for those in need has not always been fulfilled with equal architectural ambition. Most of the homes are traditional in terms of construction and form, originating from the places where they’re…

So Your Is: Art Deco

What it is: Art deco style spanned the interval between World Wars I and II, peaking in the late 1920s and early ’30s. It highlighted form as much as function and focused on glamour and opulence. As the Great Depression deepened, so did art deco’s popularity — it provided a sense of escapism for a…

Tiki D├ęcor Suggestions From a Vintage Airstream

For a recent anniversary, my husband and I followed a friend’s recommendation to Kate’s Lazy Meadow at the Catskill Mountains and spent a weekend at a vintage Airstream. Owner Kate’s a part of this B-52s, and that she definitely uncorked some imagination in creating this space-age-cool accommodation experience. We stayed in the Tiki Airstream that…