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Indoor Gardener: Topiaries Help Rooms Form Up

Topiaries are plants (mainly evergreens) which have been cut into ornamental shapes. The term “topiary” derives from the Latin term “topiarius,” which means “gardener.” In the garden, topiaries function almost like sculptures. Indoors, topiaries are an elegant way to incorporate some greenery. Many indoor topiaries are not living plants but rather preserved specimens; preserved boxwood Read more about Indoor Gardener: Topiaries Help Rooms Form Up[…]

New Classics: The Jane Coffee Table

Architects and interior designers often design pieces to match their customers’ requirements, and sometimes these designs work so nicely, the designers use them again. Sometimes the design is so flexible they’ll even produce them for retail. Fortunately, interior designer Roseann Repetti and her husband, architect West Chin, decided to do just that with their minimalist Read more about New Classics: The Jane Coffee Table[…]

Country-Chic Farmhouse in North Carolina

After Scott Bradford and Abbie Charette jumped from California to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, they fell in love with this farmhouse-style residence and its open and contemporary design. “The views outside the window are similar to a painting, with the flowing rustic property, green trees and endless blue sky,” says Charette. Not wanting to detract Read more about Country-Chic Farmhouse in North Carolina[…]

Here's What You Need to Know if You Want Solar Panels on Your Roof

Using solar power as a form of energy is fairly new and not a lot of people know how it works, so it makes it hard for consumers to find information from past buyers on what it’s like to purchase and own solar panels. The fact that solar panels are a long-term commitment that’s installed Read more about Here's What You Need to Know if You Want Solar Panels on Your Roof[…]