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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, […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. Don Madison | Artist Profile | Making Art From Charred California Wildfire Trees

    by: Katherine Schuster | Log Home Living Humble Beginnings Don Madison knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity. After the cedar forest on his property was destroyed by California wildfires, so was his family's dream to build a log home in the lush surroundings. A background in sculpting — a craft he began around […]

  5. Roll-Up Backgammon Table | Clare’s Wares | Ideas for Outdoor Home Decor

    by: Clare Martin Name of the GameThere’s nothing like capping off a leisurely alfresco supper with a board game that lasts until the wee hours of the night—but if you’re concerned about the unpredictable whims of the weather or the risk of losing gamepieces, Restoration Hardware’s roll-up backgammon, chess and checker games have got you […]

  6. Foldable Table | Clare’s Wares | Ideas for Outdoor Home Decor

    by: Clare Martin Presto, Change-oWhen it comes to staging the perfect picnic, we often get so caught up in the magic of the idea that we forget about the pitfalls—like uneven ground that inevitably causes a spill, or that colony of ants marching across your blanket in search of the egg salad. How to escape […]

  7. Portable Charcoal Grill | Clare’s Wares | Ideas for Outdoor Home Decor

    by: Clare Martin Buckets of FunI know, I know—you can’t possibly imagine grilling on anything other than the six-burner, stainless-steel, gas-powered beauty on your deck. But what about those times when you want to enjoy a simple supper, say, down by the lake? That deck-bound monstrosity certainly isn’t coming with you. What Pottery Barn’s portable […]

  8. Portable Outdoor Living Decor | Clare’s Wares | Cabin Decor Ideas

    This month's theme: Potent Portables When the weather’s nice, you want to spend as much time as possible outdoors: eating, drinking, playing. The only problem? Most of the stuff you use to eat, drink and play normally resides indoors—and hauling it all outside can be a pain. That’s where these finds come in: They’re all […]

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    Designing a Pet-Friendly Home | 5 Tips for a Pet-Friendly Home Design

    Need to design a log home that not only meets your needs, but also meets the needs of all your barking and meowing family members? Then read on to learn how to design a pet-friendly home. 1. If you’ve ever potty trained a puppy or dealt with an upset cat, you won’t be surprised to […]

  10. Log Home Decor Articles | Resources on Decor for Log Homes and Log Cabins

    Log Home Decor Striped Decor for Log Cabins Striped Raffia Frame Striped Chenille Throw Striped Accent Pillow Colorful Decor for Log Homes Multicolored Rug Colorful Plastic Mugs Woven Baskets Decorative Tile for Log Homes Textured Metal Tile Mosaic Glass Tile Natural Cork Tile Rustic Table Decor Rustic Copper Chargers Pinecone Salt & Pepper Shakers Faux […]

  11. Striped Accent Pillow | Clare’s Wares | Ideas for Cabin Decor

    Striped Accent Pillow | Cabin Decor Clare’s Wares | July 2008 | Log Home Living by: Clare Martin Jewel Box You’ve heard it time and again: Incorporating new throw pillows is the easiest (and cheapest!) way to give your home an instant refresher—and I can’t think of anything more revitalizing than the gorgeous jewel tones […]

  12. Striped Chenille Throw | Clare’s Wares | Ideas for Cabin Decor

    Striped Chenille Throw | Cabin Decor Clare’s Wares | July 2008 | Log Home Living by: Clare Martin Cuddle Up The great thing about stripes is that they can instantly unify your decor by tying together several of a room’s accent colors. That’s one reason I was drawn to this luscious chenille throw from Restoration […]

  13. Striped Raffia Frame | Clare’s Wares | Ideas for Cabin Decor

    Striped Raffia Frame | Cabin Decor Clare’s Wares | July 2008 | Log Home Living by: Clare Martin Framed! When you frame a photo, you always want the image to be what stands out—but does that mean the frame itself has to be lackluster? I certainly hope not! With their bright multicolored stripes, Pottery Barn’s […]

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    Striped Decor for Log Homes | Clare’s Wares | Cabin Decor Ideas

    This month’s theme: Super Stripes No matter what shape, size or color they are, stripes are always a classic. (They’d have to be to earn a place on our flag, right?) That means this perennial pattern can merge with any type of decor, looking just as at home in a posh Park Avenue penthouse as […]

  15. Artwork of Gordan Bryan | Handmade, Decorative Tiles

    Artist Profile: Tilemaker Gordon Bryan View Gordon Bryan’s handmade decorative tile here. by: Carrie Nathans | Log Home Living Return to "Artist Profile – Gordon Bryan" main page  Handmade Tile by Gordon Bryan Handmade Tile by Gordon Bryan  Handmade Tile by Gordon Bryan  Handmade Tile by Gordon Bryan Return to "Artist Profile – Gordon Bryan" […]

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    Artist Profile | Gordon Bryan | Handmade, Decorative Tiles

    Artist Profile: Tilemaker Gordon Bryan Material matters when it comes to gorgeous tile—especially if the creator boasts an artist’s pedigree. by: Carrie Nathans | Log Home Living Humble Beginnings While he was trained in fine arts at the University of California, Berkeley, Gordon Bryan pursued the craft of tilemaking; a specialty he explains is no […]

  17. Step 4 | Finalizing Decorative Stone Design | How to Make a Stepping Stone

    Step 4: Finalizing Stone Design How To: Make a Decorative Stepping Stone by: Leah Kerkman | Log Home Design     Step 4: Create Your Stone Work quickly but don’t panic. You’ll have about an hour to work with the mix before it hardens too much. You can start embedding items right away, but wait […]

  18. Step 3 | Prepping the Concrete Form | How to Make a Stepping Stone

    Step 3: Prepping the Form and Concrete How To: Make a Decorative Stepping Stone by: Leah Kerkman | Log Home Design     Step 3: Prep Your Form and the Concrete Cover your form with either plastic wrap or wax paper. This will make the stone come out easier and protect the form if it […]

  19. Step 2 | Determining Stone Design | How to Make a Stepping Stone

    Step 2: Determining Stone Design How To: Make a Decorative Stepping Stone by: Leah Kerkman | Log Home Design     Step 2: Determining Your Design The concrete mix will set quickly, so if you don’t want to be on the clock when coming up with the design for your stepping stone, it’s a good […]

  20. Step 1 | Gather Your Supplies | How to Make a Stepping Stone

    Step 1: Gather Your Supplies How To: Make a Decorative Stepping Stone by: Leah Kerkman | Log Home Design     Step 1: Gather Your Supplies What You’ll Need: — Some sort of concrete mix. I used an 8-lb. stepping stone mix purchased at a craft store, but you can use building concrete, too. ($5.99) […]


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