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Two Lloyd Wrights

Frank Lloyd Wright has always been one of my all-time favorite architects. Having lived in the Chicago area, I certainly saw my fair share of Frank Lloyd Wright homes and have even toured a few over the years.  Last night … Continue reading

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Nice Treatment for Honed Stone

A few months back, I did a few posts about “Maintaining the Dream” that focused on how to handle high-end materials such as stone and hardware in your home. Recently I was reading a back issue of “This Old House” … Continue reading

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Creativity with Toilet Tank Lids

This past weekend, Keystone and I took a road trip to see the groves of coastal redwoods in Northern California. Along the way, we stopped at the Solar Living Center in Hopland, CA and found a very interesting choice of … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Design: Urban Connoisseur – The Surface Schedule

Let’s take a look at the surfaces in use in the urban kitchen that we have been dissecting over the past few weeks. In past installments, we have already reviewed the cabinets, fixtures and appliances. Take a close look at … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Design: An Arts & Crafts Kitchen – The Surface Schedule

Today I am going to look at the surface coverings – floor, wall, ceiling and countertops – in our Arts & Crafts kitchen. By now you know that Craftsman styling calls for natural materials, warm colors and hand-crafted elements in … Continue reading

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