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by Kelly Weimert on Friday, June 21st, 2019 at 4:06am.
A-Frame homes possess a unique, homespun charm that feels equally expansive and welcoming. Their steep-pitched roofs and simple organic construction give them an elegant yet unassuming appearance on the outside, while their open floor plans and high ceilings provide a world of style opportunities on the inside.
And while interior style possibilities are quite literally endless, many people like to style A-Frame homes with their unique architecture in mind, enhancing their elegant and organic simplicity with complementary design and decor.
The following tips will help you elevate your aesthetic while paying homage to the unique style of A-Frame architecture.
The open floor plan that’s common among A-Frame homes is...
by Kelly Weimert on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 4:07am.
Chinatown in San Francisco is the largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia and the oldest Chinatown in North America. Centered on Stockton Street and Grant Avenue, the neighborhood boasts a rich history and highly influential culture.
In the mid-19th century, Chinatown was a port of entry for Chinese immigrants, particularly those from Guangdong province. These immigrants settled near Dupont Street, now called Grant Ave. However, the U.S. didn’t welcome them with open arms; in fact, the neighborhood was the only region where Chinese people were allowed to inherit and inhabit dwellings in the city.
Early Chinese immigrants were predominantly men, with the reported Chinese population in California comprising 12,000 men and just 10 women in...
IKEA Collaborated With Global Artisans to Create This Beautiful New Collection
by Kelly Weimert on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 4:07am.
If you love minimal Scandinavian design and hand-crafted artisan goods, then prepare to meet your new favorite furniture collection. This month, IKEA launched Annanstans, a decor and apparel (!) line that blends modern design with artisan craftsmanship.
The line is helmed by designer Martin Bergstrom and features work from artisans in Romania, Thailand, and India. The collection ranges from decorative objects, like wooden mushrooms and banana-fiber baskets, to apparel and accessories, like flowy kaftans and scarves.
What’s particularly cool about the collection is that each item is truly handmade, so no two are exactly the same. It also means that the collection is limited—once the items are gone, that’s it. According to Bergstrom, “Annansta...
by Kelly Weimert on Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 4:06am.
If you’re lucky enough to live in a historic home, then you already know that they possess a unique charm that only comes with a history of standing strong. However, one of the drawbacks of longstanding homes is that they often need to be repaired and restored to ensure they continue to hold strong for years to come.
Restoring a historic home involves a lot of important considerations around materials, techniques, and structural integrity. Plus, there are aesthetic factors to consider, like how to ensure the home looks polished and cared-for without sacrificing its historic charm.
If you’re looking to restore a historic home but aren’t sure where to start, then let the following tips guide your way.
Start With a Vision
9 of the Most Historic Neighborhoods in the United States
by Kelly Weimert on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 9:25am.
In a world where we’re constantly bombarded by the newest, shiniest thing, it can be incredibly nourishing to spend time in the historic neighborhoods that laid the foundation for this country. The following ‘hoods span from the East to the West Coast and they’re widely coveted for their stunning architecture, rich culture, and overall historic charm.
Austin - Clarksville
Located just west of downtown near Lady Bird Lake, Clarksville is a historic district largely comprised of Late Victorian- and Craftsman-style homes. The district dates back to the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865 when then-Governor Pease donated the land to some of his former slaves. It’s named after Charles Clark, who, In 1871, helped to establish the area as ...