Eclectic Homes

Bold Wallpaper Kicks Up a Century-Old Craftsman

After purchasing her dream home, a traditional Craftsman bungalow, Lisa Hebner Vila started searching for pieces to fill the new space for her and her loved ones. Vila understood what she wanted but was having trouble making her full vision. One day while sofa shopping with her mother, Vila met Matthew Brenner of Matthew Craig Interiors. “I told Matthew that I wanted quite big, bold background in my living room,” Vila states, “and he encouraged me to do it. When I walked into the shop, I did not expect to walk out with a designer” Together with Brenner’s aid, Vila managed to design a kid-friendly and modern but appropriate interior for her newly renovated Craftsman home. in a GlanceWho lives here: Lisa Hebner Vila; her husband, Gilbert Greenman; and her 3 kidsSize: 2,700 square feet: 4 bedrooms, two full bathroomsLocation: Wallingford neighborhood of SeattleThat’s intriguing: whilst renovating the house, Vila…

Fireplaces

Rooting for Indoor Trees

Trees are for forests; they can live inside. In fact, indoor trees are a wonderful way to bring a bit of the outdoors in your home. Just be sure the tree you’re planning to get is suitable for indoor usage. Ficus, jade, Norfolk Island pines, citrus trees and palms are some common indoor trees. Whether you opt for a regular ficus tree, which can be purchased at most home improvement centers, or a rare specimen, a tree adds a exceptional presence to any interior. Be sure to follow the maintenance instructions for your chosen plant, and prune trees to keep their shape. Listed below are a dozen insides that feature indoor trees. In the bathroom to the entryway into the dining area, there’s no area of the house that can not benefit from a living, growing accent. Island Architects Ficus are a common indoor tree, and here you can see…

Porches

Update Your Front Entry the Budget-Friendly Way

Although the outside front entrance is among the most significant spots in a home to maintain tip-top shape, in addition, it tends to become among the most neglected. A lot of us don’t even use the front door on a regular basis. If you’re like me, you head indoors right from the garage and think about the front door just when guests or package-delivery people come knocking. Next chance you get, measure out, stand in front of your entrance and examine it as though you’re a visitor. You may be amazed by what needs tweaking — a lackluster sconce, crumbling mortar on brick measures or a doorway which blends into the surrounding walls. In case your porch, stoop, door and other components could use a little oomph, try out these budget-friendly pointers and finds to bring them to life. Camber Construction 1. Swap your light fixture out. It’s wonderful how…

Eclectic Homes

Home Tech: Too, Pets Need Gadgets

Sure, most of us love our cellular phones, tablet computers, Internet-connected TVs and other consumer electronics toys. However, what about our furry friends? Cats and dogs can benefit from the same technologies humans do. New technology can improve the health, safety and enjoyment of your pet — and also make the whole pet experience more enjoyable and enjoyable for you, also. Actually, you could argue that pets need technology more than we do. With no opposable thumbs or the capacity of language, pets need that the empowering technologies even more than we do. Electronic Pet Door With One-Touch Programming – $1,149 Wireless for Simple Access Pet doors are typical. They’re also debatable. The most well-known types are little more than heavy rubber flaps that dogs and cats can push ahead with their minds, providing them access to the great outside and then back into the home. However, such doorways also…

Color

5 Easy Tips To Choosing Your Own Exterior Paint Palette

Since I live in an older neighborhood without a homeowners association or bylaws, there are no rules and regulations that dictate exterior paint colours. The majority of the time, that is a very good thing. Recently, however, our neighbors adorned their home a color of green that … well, let’s just say it has gotten a lot of stares, rather than the flattering kind. Unlike inside colours, exterior colors can influence the whole road — and that puts a lot of pressure on homeowners in regards to choosing a palette. A number of factors come into play that you don’t have to manage on the inside of landscaping a home, hardscaping, roofing and much more. Follow this advice to choose a colour scheme that works both for your own style and to your home’s surroundings. Sicora Design/Build Plan around the elements that are hardest to change. Unless you’re doing a…