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10 Unforgettable Modern Birdhouses You Can Buy Right Now
by Kelly Weimert on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 1:21pm.
From striking Eichler-inspired dwellings to bird-friendly Malcolm Leland designs, a growing number of home design enthusiasts are extending their love of beautiful homes to the beautiful birds outside their windows.
If you haven’t seen many modern birdhouses before, you’re in for a treat. These homes are so stunning and elaborately designed, you’ll wish you could shrink yourself down and nest in them yourself. No matter your aesthetic and unique style sensibilities, you’re sure to find a stunning complement to your exterior with one (or several) of the unforgettable birdhouses below.
Sunnyvale Birdhouse ($299.99)
Featuring bamboo wood and viewing windows accented with geometric metal screens, this stunner was designed by Douglas Barnhard with 60s Eichler-sty...
by Kelly Weimert on Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 4:08am.
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History of Tudor Architecture
Dating back to 15th-century England, Tudor style architecture is historically transitional, incorporating elements of Gothic and Renaissance architecture to create a style uniquely its own. The name Tudor comes from the fact that this style was initially developed during the reign of Tudor monarchs like King Henry VIII. This period was particularly peaceful and prosperous for England, affording many landowners the opportunity to construct additions to their estates and build brand new manor houses in the style. By the mid-16th century, though, Tudor architecture largely fell out of popularity with Elizabethian architecture taking its place.
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Around the turn of the 19th...
by Kelly Weimert on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 8:57am.
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Considered by many to be one of the hippest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, the LA Arts District is overflowing with galleries, restaurants, and boutiques to delight creatives and professionals alike. But it’s tough to fully appreciate this ‘hood without knowing a bit about its history.
Back in the 1970s, the LA Arts District was essentially an industrial wasteland that was overtaken by visual artists, musicians, writers, and other creatives looking to capitalize on the cheap rent and greater personal freedom that comes with it. However, with lower housing costs also came squalid living conditions and sparse amenities.
In the decades since then, young professionals and transplants increasingly fell in love with the neighborhood for its authentic ...
by Kelly Weimert on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 9:06am.
Summer is officially in full swing, which means plenty of backyard barbecues, long days lounging by the water, and new and uplifting interior design trends to refresh your space for the season.
Summer interior trends tend to be brighter, bolder, and more uplifting than their seasonal counterparts, and this season is definitely no exception. From botanical accents to breezy color combinations, if you integrate the following ideas into your aesthetic, your home is sure to be a whole lot happier this summer.
Plants have a special knack for infusing life and movement into a design, but if you don’t have the greenest of thumbs, they can be a pain to care for. Enter: the botanical print trend.
From bedspreads to wall art to napkins, botanical prints are making the...
by Ellen Paris on Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 11:42am.
Colonial Style Architecture
Colonial style homes made their American debut in the 1600’s and remained popular through the 1800’s. Most evolved from the original American Colonial style favored by the British when they settled here, importing their English style architecture with them. Despite the Colonial’s British roots, as people from other parts of Europe moved to America, they brought their own distinctive architectural style, too. The American Colonial evolved, and its style redefined and reflected the changing multi-cultural population. Just as there were 13 original colonies, there are just as many Colonial architectural styles. Today, many versions of Colonials are found around the country, including: American, first period English, Georgia...