Substances: Emphasizing Copper Throughout the House

The phrase “copper” utilized to immediately conjure up pictures of blessed cents and Martha Stewart’s pot rack. Yet my first thought is of the miners. I continue to consider copper as fortunate since these were were saved.

Besides its worth for functions like pipes and communications cable, copper have a special beauty that transforms as it ages. Copper has leapt to kitchen hoods, sinks and counters from the pans of Martha, and from plumbing conduits to sink washbasins, roof elements and gutters.

Randy Thueme Style Inc. – Landscape Architecture

This copper wall that is basket weave will take on a change and patina colour as time passes.

LDa Architecture & Insides

This copper cladded hearth environment amplifies the glow of the hearth.

Cynthia Taylor-Luce

This original copper wall displays mild.

Kerrie L. Kelly

I have noticed this freestanding bath in lavish mansions as well as in pastoral elegant ski chalets. It functions nicely in equally, and every where in between.

InHouse Design Studio

This hammered copper accent wall warms up this pub.

Natalie DiSalvo

Specially when complemented by copper countertops, a hammered copper hood constantly becomes a focus in a kitchen.


Counters and copper accents can take on an extremely modern appearance when paired using a mild kitchen.

Superior Woodcraft, Inc.

Here the copper has has had on the type of a farm sink.

Tali Hardonag Architect

Copper may be used in refined methods, like on a hand rail.

MN Builders

This copper roof/wall depth is an important characteristic of the outside of this house.

MN Builders

Here is the identical house from a space.

Patricia Benson

This copper accent is an excellent example of the means by which the patina changes with time.

Peter L. Gluck and Companions

More outdoor copper having an attractive patina.

Let us have a look at copper has shifted up from conduits to other toilet accents. Here it went upward to the sink.

Tali Hardonag Architect

Here the copper bowl functions as a sink and pairs up using a mirror…

… And here it’s as a tile edge that is special.

Four Corners Construction, L.P.

This picture on hearths from the ideabook of yesterday inspired me to seek out copper uses round the house.

MN Builders

Copper gutters really are an excellent outdoor accent.

Peter L. Gluck and Companions

Copper heightens the dilemma of this entrance.

HartmanBaldwin Style/Develop

A copper display is a successful depth with this fieldstone hearth.

Samuel H. Williamson Associates

A copper roof is an excellent garden accent.

kim E. rooney

The copper bowl displays sun and functions as a fountain.

Leslie Harris / Interiordesign

Copper produces excellent plantings in the backyard at the same time.

Sagan / Piechota Architecture

12 Fresh Choices to the Carpeted Stairs

Years back, the rug on the principal stairs within my house was beginning to seem rather worn. It usually looks the steps will be the primary area showing wear. I totally adore the design and low care of hard-wood flooring, and so I got this “superb” thought (insert picture of Lucy and Ethel in sweet factory here) to possess the steps totally redone, dumping the rug and using hardwood treads.

After obtaining several approximations, I came across a contractor who stated he’d added hardwood treads to stairs many instances before…no issue. He sent his hard-wood man outside who started removing the treads and eliminated the carpeting. When everything came to a halt that’s.

Seemingly, the stairs hadn’t been constructed on website and was created with no center help or stringer. This left the hard-wood man scratching at his head, fighting to discover a solution to set up the newest treads. He finally figured out it, however a work that was believed to take 3 times, really took 2 very long months. Luckily, our house has a stairway that is rear or we’d happen to be sleeping in the family room and using baths in the half-bath.

fast-forward to the current and I’m itching to change the carpeting on the rear stairs, now. That stairway leads to an upstairs living room/bonus room that furnished with antique pine. Over time, I’ve been slowly replacing the rug in my own house with hardwood flooring. This prompted a conversation with my present flooring contractor over whether I I I ought to include the rear stairs and hardwood treads. The response I got? No Way! Seemingly, they’ve fell upon the stringer- steps before.

Thus, what’s a woman to do? Together with the target of having all the chambers ended out with hardwood flooring, r e-rug isn’t a choice. I needed to search no beyond houzz for some options that are refreshing. Here are 12 excellent looks for transforming that outdated stairs that is carpeted.

Casart Coverings

Removable and Re-Usable Woodland Stream Stair Mural – $143

Have you been a nature lover? I’ve only the stairs for you personally. Look at each of the detail! Whenever you rise the stairway, you revel in the birds and butterflys and can swim using the fishes. This would need certainly to make scaling steps a lot more interesting.

Casart Coverings

Shift of Stairways with Casart Faux Tiles – $14

Here is a terrific “Before and After” utilizing exquisite tiles to incredibly transform a wood stairs.

Latin Accents, Inc.

The tile remedy functions excellent for many kinds of staircases. I do believe every staircase requires sentinel or a gate-keeper, do not you? Each excursion up the stairway prices 5 cents…a little price to cover the price of the newest stairway layout. 🙂

Latin Accents, Inc.

Here’s one mo-Re excellent example of a software that is tiled. This might happen to be great for avoiding the scuff marks when I had a teenaged lad jump up and down them that elves left around the risers of our actions. I nevertheless have recollections of him getting the actions three in the time. In the event you have ever had lads, I wager that seems recognizable. 🙂

Fine Art & Portraits by Laurel

Laurel Murals has a number of the very intelligent and stairs layouts that are whimsical.

Fine Art & Portraits by Laurel

In the event you desire it, I wager it could be created by her.

Fine Art & Portraits by Laurel

Take a look at this “faux” carpeting appearance. Not only can it be long-lasting, you will appreciate having a little artwork right underfoot. This kind of stunning and eyecatching look contrary to the walls.

Fougeron Architecture FAIA

You’ll be able to only barely begin to see the actions here, but I needed to contain this staiway because I believe this would have been an excellent method to redo a formerly carpeted stairs that actually was not designed to be taken aside…like mine. It seems the risers happen to be painted black. This can be very good for concealing a large number of sins…like nail holes or gouges which were filled and sanded.

Desire to Encourage

Feeling courageous? Go all white. I might actually see it in a bungalow design residence or beachhouse and really like this appearance? This steps would likewise look fantastic having a sisal or sea-grass runner rightdown the middle.

Bockman + Forbes Style

Decorating with amounts is not really unpopular as of late. Steps look just like an enjoyable spot to make use of them. Take a look at the rope hand-rail that is nautical.

Here is an entirely different appearance with amounts. Spot the way it provides the semblance of a runner and the paint result.

The Locker

It is August now…which indicates Halloween is just a couple of months away. I sadly, passed them upwards and noticed these in Michaels Oct. These were were under the Martha Stewart manufacturer, as I remember. I expect they have them accessible again in 2013. Absolute pleasure

Expectation this Ideabook offers you an pleasure options to the carpeted stairs. Don’t forget, it is only paint. You can simply paint over it should you not enjoy it. Or carpet them. Nahhhh.

Posters: Past the Dorm Room

Ah, the poster. Timeless dorm room decor, they occasionally get a bad rap thanks to the ubiquity of paper that is low-cost and inferior quality printing, as well as tacks that are observable.

Therefore Bluto Blutarski graced the partitions of every third space in your freshman hall. That does not mean that all posters deserve to be relegated to the garbage can after school. There are totally sensible, even classy, ways to integrate posters into chambers for each cohort. Like these:


OK, which means this space has a dormroom vibe – it is area that is innovative, despite the fact that it belongs to some grownup. But here’s where it diverges from children’ area: I adore the way blue and the orange -purple of the posters on the wall perform collectively. The business of the posters, plus is something of an artful collage, making an intriguing look from up close and far.


These classic posters that are modern are trendy and classy – and arranged in a square that is modest.


These kids posters from Russian Federation (located online) are super trendy and ideal to get a pleasure kitchen, play room, or family room.

Valerie Wills Interiors

Sports and posters stars. All these will be the themes of conventional dorm room art, but using a tiny framing, they develop (and decorate) properly.

I really like the way this chamber combines conventional artwork and posters, elevating the most low-cost printed bit to high artwork standing.

These poster-sized new covers are literary and trendy…and comparatively low-cost.


This set of “LOVE” posters was produced at residence – an ideal manner to change up the decor for, say, Romantic Days Celebration.

Valerie Wills Interiors

A timeless movie poster tucked right into a small eating nook – I believe it’d even be ideal for the sophisticate’s school flat and adore this mix.

Houzz Interview: Andrew Gregory

Now we are getting a peek to the studio of Andrew Gregory, who lives in a loft in the Castleberry Hill community in Atlanta. Andrew writes a weblog called living2design. Andrew can also be a photographer that is fantastic, particularly in regards to interiors, and that means you will visit an assortment of techniques as well as colours in these pictures. Actually, because Andrew goes on every great neighborhood house tour in Atlanta, I’m planning to avoid shooting pictures myself and simply swipe at his from now on. They’re way much better than mine are anyhow

What Is interesting about searching through Andrew’s images of his attic is the fact that he’s documented his spot as he is gone along, therefore with a few of these shots, it is possible to play “what is different in this image?”! It is been interesting arrange them and to sit here and observe how his style aesthetic has developed over time and he is added to his set piece by piece.

Inform us about your first meeting by means of your residence

The very first time that I saw my residence I used to be on a tour using a realtor. I had been particularly trying to find the “hard attic” look. I was to the Castleberry Hill community before and noticed lots of spaces that were astonishing throughout A Skill Amble. The broker showed me attributes and the very first time that I saw the studio I enjoyed it, but wasn’t over come with happiness. Afterwards, after I went back I noticed the possibility and took notice of the barebones. The 100-year outdated partitions which were in great condition, as well as the ceilings, how big the spaces helped sway my choice.
That Which Was was the initial measure of your re-modeling/decorating procedure?

The re Modeling/decorating procedure and has been slow. First thing I upgraded was the lights and I did some picture.

What’s the largest renovation/decoration problem you’ve got faced

The Storehouse Attics all possess an identical layout component. All of us have exactly the same gas fireplace. It is a real construction with gas-fire spot in the underside and then it h-AS a mantel like ledge using a sizable nook above that. The entire thing is gypsum board I believe. I am maybe not certain who designed this matter, but it has difficult to decorate. I’ve attempted lots of things. One yr I had a Christmas – tree put in the nook and cut down to dimensions. That labored nicely for the the growing season. The remaining year I generally possess some type of art inside.

What are your favourite design as well as colours

My favourite design is type of a blend of diverse mid century and modern pieces for furniture. I often take pleasure in the neutrals for colours.

Where’s a favourite place in your property which makes you really happy?

My favourite place may function as dining room. One day I had been walking down the road and some one had put a big door that had a picture for the waste out onto it. I added my own, personal spin to the doorway through the use of newspaper headlines and chose the door house. It really helps to spur dialogue when I ‘ve folks assembled across the table and hangs over the big dining space dining table.

What’s your most treasured piece (add-on/furniture/artwork)?

That picture is unquestionably among the very cherished pieces. If perhaps not that, I actually adore this Knoll Pfister seat that I found for a really good deal from Triumph Classic heading-out-of-company sale. It h AS durable oatmeal and a wonderful profile -coloured material.

I skip the the aged Triumph Classic s O significantly but am happy they’ve the the area at Kudzu! What’s your house job?

My next home job is going to be to re-do the kitchen. I’d like to put in counter tops. I have been attempting to do a bit of analysis on various surfaces that could not appear bad for the the area.

Please give us your most useful suggestion for the re-modeling/decorating novice.

Shed the mess. Less truly is mo-Re. Make an effort to keep every one of the small things that actually are unnecessary outside.

What is your preferred source for decor in your home (etsy? flea market? grandma’s attic? Fyndes?)
I do not enjoy houses where every thing is in one area or even one fashion. I’ve gotten plenty of things from areas like City Dilemma, a midcentury furniture shop in Inman Park. You believe it operates, go for this and when you see some thing, it will not matter where it’s from.

What is the largest design pet-peeve?

Unpleasant over-stuffed furniture. Not a fanatic.

I need certainly to ask you about about this wall of windows. It is ingenius! Did you construct it yourself?

The wall of windows… It’s imaginative, I Have never-seen it everywhere else. Because it had been here, I I can not consider credit for it. It’s really another area of the singularity of the attic, although I never got the tale onto it both. The prior proprietors left several additional windows for layout goals like in the nook over the hearth in a variety of areas as well as in addition to the cabinet. I have leftmost of them where they have been as “fixtures” in the attic.
















Houzz Tour: 19 20 bungalow renovation

This amazing Mt. Baker bungalow home renovation by Bosworth Hoedemaker, was created to change the function and stream of 2 of the most significant spaces in the home: the bath and the kitchen.
We Are adoring the outcome of the brilliant inviting house.

The owner wished to upgrade the spaces to represent a modern lifestyle while honoring the home.

Areas renovated
Kitchen and Toilet

Kitchen’s upgrade
By altering the stream and function of the kitchen it now works for amusing and multiple chefs while the clean spare finishes keep it fresh and certainly contemporary.

Toilet’s Up Date
The bath was produced even smaller than its initial shape in the refurbishment of the kitchen so every inch of space needed to be utilized. By unifying the finish on the surfaces, using fixtures that are little, and having a glass partition that is simple the toilet is classic, stylish, and minimalist.

Bosworth Hoedemaker

Bosworth Hoedemaker

Bosworth Hoedemaker

Bosworth Hoedemaker

Bosworth Hoedemaker

Bosworth Hoedemaker

Bosworth Hoedemaker

Bosworth Hoedemaker

Bosworth Hoedemaker

Bosworth Hoedemaker

Flowerpots: Great Vases

I really like blossoms anytime – they include elegance and vigor to any space. I really like not, and vases, also just as small pots for flowers. The appropriate flower- even an empty vase may be hitting alone, and vase mix will make an area. Plus, while some vases are expensive, low-cost retailers like IKEA , Goal and Pier One provide lots of cool choices at prices that are extremely decent. A vase that is great is an effective solution without having to spend lots of cash to improve the appearance of a space.

Here are some wonderful vases:

Roger Hirsch Architect

The standard vases are not really so useless – the contour of the vase establishes the appearance of the bouquet, although they keep the concentrate on the blossoms. I really like this tall, vase that is straightforward. It is just like a chameleon – best with both complex or informal flowers.

Powell/Kleinschmidt, Inc.

Additionally clear, evaluating this vase above is a good study in contour issues. I really like the appearance of a broad-mouthed vase stuffed with the flowers closely bunched in the very best, with stalks.

This vase, assembled right into a toilet wall, is a trendy architectural component in its own proper. I really like the concept of an integrated vase, also. It proposes that the appearance of a chamber always has the choice to transform, based on which is in the vase. This one, however, is undoubtedly trendy to stand alone.

Eisner Design LLC

The miniature aspect of the vase – that it can be viewed from beneath and settles to the table top – is trendy and really creative. It is refined, but intriguing.

Feldman Architecture, Inc.

I really like the appearance of a lot of other trinkets as well as vases, of all styles as well as colours and dimensions, interspersed with publications on shelves. It strengthens the view that when they are perhaps not stuffed with flowers, vases may be artwork in their particular right, and do not need to be relegated to a cabinet.

The truth is, some vases are most useful perhaps not stuffed with blooms. This one is really remarkable on its own that I nearly can not visualize it with anything indoors.

Billinkoff Architecture PLLC

White vases are straightforward and so pretty. They are loved by me in this bathroom – they add to the sensation of simplicity and cleanliness.

BKSK Architects

Vases are stunning. They have got a contemporary, daring feel that is an intriguing fit for the wood of the chamber.

Dineen Architecture + Style

Eventually, I really like the conventional appearance of blooms in a silver pitcher (or some other pitcher, for for example). It seems extremely pretty and polished, although welcoming and casual, also. Perfect to establish the tone in a guestroom.

Modern Outside Spaces: Blurring the Lines Between Outside and Inside

All these are a few of the best outside spaces that are modern. I chose all of them in metro Atlanta, mainly on the Modern Atlanta 2008 Home Tour (just the very best picture isn’t from mentioned tour).

While I I can not stand that aged “Deliver the Outside In!” omnipresent exclaimation, all of these areas have totally obscured the lines between inside and outside, be it with Saarinen rocking chairs on a front porch, or a 2 story garage door that opens between a sitting room and a veranda.

By the way, this yr the Modern Atlanta Tour is on May 16th and 17th; I suggest heading both times!

That is my Lily’s home. I blogged about her Sambo-developed add-on, about observing the interior pining, and the post was seen by her and encouraged around me. Here is the first dairy barn component of the home, using a fresh tin roof

This home had a 2-tale garage door that opened between the lawn as well as the family room. The the next couple of images are from that lawn. This residence was on the Modern Atlanta 2008 Home Tour.

I really like the line of the pavers involving the hardwood flooring that is outside along with the indoor flooring. Itis an enjoyable flip flop of flooring; the interior has a veranda flooring as well as the exterior has a family area floor.

I really like that great attention was paid by the designer to transitions and little details in this lawn.

The water seems to be going from inside to outside well. This lawn was therefore nicely-considered. The sound of the water also helped to drown out the sounds of the ‘hood…

It is a roof deck in the Fourth Ward in Atlanta. This residence was on the Modern Atlanta 2008 Home Tour.

It is a little detail on a roofdeck in Atlanta. I simply adore the idea to include this geometric and textural combination and the tiny round pebbles.

You know, I do not understand just what was going on in this back yard, all I know is it was dug by me. It turned out to be just a little oasis in the Fourth Ward of Atlanta.

I will be a sucker to get a trough. It’d great bones, although this lawn was a workinprogress.

Not only was this a fantastic entrance after I experienced the walkup to the front entrance, it seemed stunning in strategy when looking down in the roof deck on it. I lucked out when I took my shot, the guy was leaving; he is a scale figure that was great!

It is a master container thought – containers that are such price at large box home stores next-to-nothing – they’re paint troughs. Assess Home Depot or Low E to get various pails that are great shaped – I use them to stash all sorts of stuff round your house. Provided that they’re on a ledge above eye level, they appear contemporary and fantastic, as well as your mess is concealed! However , I digress…poke some holes in the underside and fill the bottom layer with gravel in the event that you would like to reproduce this planter thought.

Sharp geometry is used by adore the way this outside space with outside feels like grass. It is got an Alice In Wonderland vibe going on.

Sagan / Piechota Architecture

Feldman Architecture, Inc.

Feldman Architecture, Inc.

William Duff Architects, Inc.