This Laundry Room Works Hard & Has Fun Too

Designers perk up this multipurpose space with a bold and colorful new look and decor from the homeowners’ adventures. Laundry Room at a Glance Who uses this space: A couple with three grown children Location: Charlotte, North Carolina Size: 104 square feet (9.7 square meters) Designers: Rosa Plaza Dest, principal, and Ande Barriola, assistant, at Rosa Dest InteriorsThe laundry room works hard […]


Is Phased Retirement Right for You?

Don’t Want To Retire Yet?…Phased Retirement Might Just Be Your Next Best Thing. One day you’re a full time employee and the next day you’re not. That’s what retirement can feel like but if you’re looking for more of a gradual exit or no exit at all, you might consider phased retirement. American Has a […]


4 Awesome Kitchens That Will Make You Want Brass

See how this trending finish holds up to a variety of cabinet colors and styles 1. Brass on Blue Designers: Marty Buckenmeyer of Buckenmeyer Architecture (architect) and Charlotte Cooney of Domestic Arts (interior designer) Location: Portland, Oregon Size: 195 square feet (18 square meters); 13 by 15 feet Homeowners’ request. Update a dark 1970s kitchen to better reflect the traditional-style home but […]


Going On Vacation, Here’s My Top Vacation Proof Houseplants

Whether its Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring, you’re bound to go on vacation at some point – but what about those beautiful houseplants?…Let me introduce you to some indoor plants you can safely leave while on vacation—without lining up a plant sitter. Succulents and Cacti Packing your bags and heading off on vacation doesn’t have to mean […]