The bloom’s off the rose: Create a modern garden out of minimalist containers and architectural foliage
A. Scratch a designer and she’ll say, "Lutron." Lutron (lutron.com) is a company that makes lighting control equipment, such as dimmers. Dimmers need switch plates, hence Lutron makes them, in both metal and plastic. With the unusually large selection of sophisticated colors and elegant finishes, it’s easy to find plates that blend in with your … Read more
Viva La Cucina Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be room for another Italian kitchen showroom at LuxeHome, Ernestomeda appears, scheduled to open its first U.S. outpost in June (with another opening in Los Angeles at the same time). What makes it different? "We offer a very wide range of styles, from transitional to … Read more
We asked interior design students at Harrington College of Design, how they would turn galvanized-steel parts bins into useful home accents.
Lucy Rose Singh recently opened a showroom on the second floor of Crosell & Co. in Bucktown, where she offers—exclusively in the United States—fabrics, wallcoverings, and rugs.
Jordan Mozer created a whole line of cast metal and cast resin accessories for the East Hotel in Hamburg, Germany.
Q. How do I go about getting a wall bed for my guest room? Do they still make those-and are they still called Murphy beds? A. Yes, the Murphy bed lives. Named for William L. Murphy, who invented it in 1918 as a space-saving device, it remains a great alternative to the sofabed. The bed … Read more
Q. Are there any good alternatives to window-unit air conditioners? Central air doesn’t seem to be an option in our vintage building. A. One choice to consider is the Mitsubishi Mr. Slim (uniqueindoorcomfort.com), describes how it works: “There are three pieces to the air conditioner: an air handler (or blower), a condenser, and a remote … Read more
Amid the rolling hills of southwestern Michigan, a classic Cape Cod provides a refuge for two city dwellers
A Saugatuck retreat that’s stylish, warm, and inviting—ideal for entertaining, or just laying low