Making the most of your outdoor living area requires a design strategy. Similar to crafting a bedroom, living room, or other indoor space, it’s important to take stock of what you have, decide what to sell or give away, develop a budget, and visualize the intended final result. Outdoor spaces are similar to indoor spaces when considering layout and color, but have additional concerns such as lighting, weather, privacy, and a need for shade.
Hoisting Scottish tradition sky high
Bear Wegener turns childhood fancy into grownups hobby
J ust a stone’s throw from the Wheaton area once known as Whiskey Creek, where Prohibition-era bootleggers would transport liquor in clandestine fashion, Ben Sampson now brews craft beer.
Outdoor furniture has become just as important in designing a comfortable living space as what you choose for your kitchen, living room, and other indoor rooms in your home. Many people use their outdoor furniture more frequently than they use their dining room furniture, and the industry has taken notice. The availability of durable, stylish, high quality designer outdoor furniture has skyrocketed, making it both easy and affordable to invest in an upscale outdoor lifestyle.
Luz Canino-Baker builds esteem in young Latinas
with Kathleen DiGaudio
Western Springs impresses, comfortable in its own vibrant skin
Gray seems to be at the height of popularity in home decor. However, in addition to the color, homeowners also are being drawn to the look of a monochromatic space. Working within tones of a single color, a monochromatic scheme can create a space that is either dramatic or quiet, and very often, sophisticated.