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Enrich Small Spaces

Make the most of small spaces with these principles from Tucson architect Robert Gay, one of more than 50 professionals who have contributed to the collection of articles found in The Art of Natural Building — Second Edition.

The Art of Accessorizing

Like the icing on a cake, accessories are the finishing touch that keeps the interiors of your home from looking bare. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you go shopping for décor.

Sand Castle

Some beachcombers unearth beautiful seashells along La Jolla’s shoreline. Sean Morgan made a more rare find after a morning surf: a flat, corner, residential lot two blocks from the ocean, newly for sale and prime for new-home construction.

Gray Shades For Home Exteriors

Gray is an important home exterior color that works equally well on all home styles, historic to contemporary. A versatile color, gray tones can range from cool, clear bluish gray to a true neutral gray to a warm French gray or even taupe. The best gray for your home exterior is the one that blends well with your roof and other fixed features. Here are some tips for picking the perfect gray and choosing gray combinations.

Take Rooms From Flat to Fabulous With Interior Styling

You have beautiful furnishings and wonderful accessories, yet the room they are in still doesn’t feel comfortable. Here are eight tips to pull everything together into a fabulous space.

Designing an Inviting Kitchen

A kitchen can be functional but bland and. You can add interest in the kitchen through the use of color. Here’s how.

Visually Enlarge Small Rooms

When designing their abodes, homeowners often find themselves hitting a wall when it comes to small spaces. The end goal is to make those rooms feel more open and comfortable. Here are four tips for making a small room appear larger.

Backdrop Colors

Tastes can change over time, which is fine because paint is easy to change. Here are seven great colors that provide a nice backdrop for enduring style and flexibility. When you’re ready to update your spaces, just swap out area rugs, pillows and other accessories.

The Line Drive

Daily tee times might be a nice transition into retirement for someone used to running an office, but may be too leisurely for someone used to running bases. So when Mark Loretta retired from his professional baseball career, he and his wife, Hilary, embarked upon creating their custom home.

How To Refresh Your Home

You don’t have to be a design professional to have a beautiful, cohesive home. Here are a few tips to easily refresh your home while staying on-trend and true to your personal style:

Tips for the Right Finish

“There is no better time to incorporate color into your home than spring,” says Ace Hardware design expert Nathan Fischer, who shares his tips on home décor and paint color.

Baths of the Year: California Calm

Flower power was groovy in 1969. Perhaps that was the reason the master bath of Kristin Gillespie and Christopher Stayzak’s 1969 Point Loma home had walls slathered in floral prints. But in 2015, flower power, like the word groovy, has wilted. And although floral wallpaper still can be stylish, it sometimes doesn’t suit a sleek aesthetic.

Bathtub Selection

Bathtub choices abound for consumers. Haley Davis, product manager with Mansfield Plumbing, provides a list of tub descriptions to help you make a selection.

Heighten Your Home’s Style

Say goodbye to lackluster interiors as renowned interior designer and DIY television personality Taniya Nayak provides this year’s top six trends that are sure to enhance and revive any home.

Questions to Ask During a Remodel

When you are remodeling your home, you want whatever design you choose to be the best it can be, because you will be living with the results for a long time. During the proposal stage, there are questions that should be answered. Here are some of them.

2015 Home of the Year: A Brilliant Star

People at the oceanfront park in Pacific Beach can enjoy front-row views of the surf, but they turn their faces inland to look at something else that captures their eyes.

Add Color to Your Interiors

Oftentimes, homeowners want to keep their décor neutral because they fear bold color will make rooms appear too small and dark or that they will tire of the color. Here are some tips to help you get past neutral shades.

Accentuate the Positive

Accessories are what I consider to be the final layer of a home. The best well-designed interior isn’t complete until you’ve added a few of your favorite things. It’s up to you to decide what and how much you want to bring into your home.

Budget-Friendly Ways to Fix Up Your Home

You don’t have to add a massive renovation to your list of expenses in order to be proud of your home. Rethink typical renovations, and pick smaller projects that yield significant impact. Here are a few enhancements that you can make to your home without spending a fortune.

Peace De Residence

As an artist, Lou Anne Kromschroeder-Davis needs peace and quiet. The constant backup beeps from trucks in the gravel pit below the housewhere she and her husband, Bob, were living interrupted the flow of creativity when she painted.
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