Downton Abbey is all pretty and precious. And we love it. Still, there are times when a homebody needs to Smash through the prim Victoriana to indulge in the steamy sensuality that was Marilyn Monroe.
Home remodels can be challenging enough for one family to deal with, but when two families are involved, and the home has historic restrictions, the challenges become exponential!
If the kitchen is the heart of the home, John and Sally Coultier's kitchen was beating too hard and fast. It needed help.
Decorating with Disney? Sounds like a home invasion of Mickey Mouse lamps, Goofy tables and princess pink something or the others. I’ve got nothing against adorable animation, but buying Disney décor for a home in which no small children reside strikes me as sad and, possibly, creepy.
As a kid, I couldn't understand why adults were content to live in boring houses. I knew that when I was old enough to have my own place, I would decorate every room in a completely different style.
A six-foot tall aluminum Christmas tree stood in my friends’ front window. Strung with sparkling white lights it shimmered like a distorted disco ball. It was meant to be ironic, I figured, crass commercialism as a beacon of hip.