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    Driftwood Artisan | Natural Beauty

    Made from centuries-old driftwood, Darrin Potter's one-of-a-kind pieces pay tribute to the settings that inspire them.

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    Harmony in Color

    The colors in your home’s interior should emanate balance and peace. One designer shows you how to make it happen.

  3. Michael Pappa Pine Cone Artisan

    Pine Cone Artisan | Pining for Beauty

    Natural inspiration isn’t what most people find in Jersey City, New Jersey, a major urban area only 15 miles from lower Manhattan with a population of nearly a quarter million. But most people walking the streets of this bustling town aren’t looking at it with an artist’s eye. Michael Pappa, however, sees the inherent beauty […]

  4. Window Treatment

    Window of Opportunity

    Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, window treatments came with limited options — namely curtains, curtains and more curtains. But the times they are a changing. Today’s window treatments come in all shapes and sizes, including many streamlined options that blend effortlessly with refined, rustic interiors. Whether you’re looking to […]

  5. CFL Bulb

    Lighting: A New Path

    Traditional incandescent light bulbs are being cycled out, starting in 2012 — are you ready?

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    Lighting With Lanterns

    We love the look of lanterns in log homes. While the word lantern might be associated with something woodsy, we found styles that run the gamut — from campfire to Eastern-influenced. We see them hanging as pendants and chandeliers, or simply sitting on an end table providing chair-side lighting. Some even burn oil, for a […]

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    Holiday House

    ‘Tis the season to bring out the best in any log home.

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    Our Guide to Shopping by Month

    January January is the best time to buy furniture on clearance, as stores make room for the new year’s lines and models. You’ll also find White Sales galore with savings of up to 50 percent on sheets, pillows and other linens. Been longing for a plasma TV? Electronics are often marked down after the holiday […]

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    Using Decorative Wood

    Wood as a decorative medium can generally be broken down into three categories: carvings, burls, and bark. Carvings are self-explanatory. According to Anthony R. Brach of Harvard University Herbaria, a burl is “a hard, woody outgrowth on a tree, more or less rounded in form, usually resulting from the entwined growth of a cluster of […]

  10. Barn Home Q&A: Advice from the experts

    What materials are commonly used in the construction of a barn home? Jeremy Bonin, principal architect, Davis Frame Company and Classic Barn Homes: In a barn-style home the materials and finishes may be selected as with any other type of home, timber framed or not, it truly is flexible and may reflect directly the home […]

  11. Feng Shui: The art of placement

    Creating a healthy environment based on a natural balance of earthen materials, rich and subdued colors and a flow of energy that rejuvenates and revitalizes the soul are the key principles of Feng Shui. A Feng Shui consultant begins at the home site and actually determines the optimal placement of the home based on several […]

  12. The 23 Coolest Amenities Money Can Buy

    When it comes to customization of a home, the carefully plotted floor plan is only the beginning. Homeowners love to include amenities. But what qualifies for luxury in today’s world of wood homes? Options seem limitless as the home building industry continues to expand with more creative products, allowing owners to personalize based on the […]

  13. Sponsored Product Spotlight: Tulikivi soapstone fireplaces

    With its incredible efficiency, clean-burning technology, and use of renewable fuel, a Tulikivi soapstone fireplace is one of the most environmentally responsible heating choices for your home. Also known as masonry heaters or thermal mass fireplaces, heat-storing fireplaces like Tulikivi are growing in popularity among those who wish to conserve natural resources and trim heating […]

  14. Visit the inside of a furniture factory

    Given the dizzying acceleration of change nowadays, people still crave objects made with artistry, with attention to quality and detail and, most importantly, by hand. This is especially true among log-home owners, who cherish wood and craftsmanship. Where better to find such tradition and pride than in America’s heartland? Here, in Shelbyville, Indiana, the Old […]

  15. Everybody must get stone

    Stone naturally complements wood and so finds special favor with log-home owners. It is most visible as a chimney material and a facing for foundations, but stone is also used for flooring and countertops, even roofs. And don’t forget landscaping. Manufactured stone has recently become a popular alternative. The result is that whatever uses you […]

  16. Work in Progress: Barn restoration

    Where some folks see a worthless relic, others look upon a neglected barn and imagine a home with soaring spaces and rustic charm. Over the last 30 years, the New Jersey Barn Company, located in Princeton, has dissassembled some 150 vintage buildings, including barns, schools, churches, houses, corn cribs and wood sheds. About 100 have […]

  17. Guide to Buying Handcrafted Furniture

    Here are the things to consider for when looking for handcrafted furniture.

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    Lighting Design DIY

    lightingdesignlab.com Based in Seattle, the Lighting Design Lab is a hands-on workshop that’s been training lighting designers since 1989. Mine their considerable base of knowledge (click on the “Articles” tab on the home page) to find out everything from how to brighten hallways to the basics on dimmers. lightingplans.com Geared toward both consumers and professionals, […]

  20. How To: Make a Glass Suncatcher | Do-It-Yourself, Homemade Decor Ideas

    by: Leah Kerkman | Log Home Design Step 1: Gather Your Supplies What You'll Need: —Scissors —Glue gun and glue sticks. — Clamps — Suction cup hanger to adhere it to a window — Copper foil tape. Try to get the widest stuff you can find, especially if you’re using thick pieces of glass. You […]


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