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  1. Decor Ideas – Retro Decor

    Clare’s Wares July 2007 by: Clare Martin Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for anything vintage-looking. They also know that I’m never one to pass up a good bargain. That’s why I’m so excited about this month’s finds—from authentic Argentine apothecary jars to a pint-size place setting sure to delight your grandkids, these […]

  2. Decor Ideas – Dinnerware

    French Twist Clare’s Wares August 2007 by: Clare Martin Checks and Balances In France, the damier pattern (damier means “checkerboard”) is as much of a staple on country dinnerware as its cousin, gingham, is on the tablecloths of rural America. Napa Style’s Damier Cherry dinnerware gives the tried-and-true pattern a dose of whimsy in the […]

  3. Decor Ideas – Thermometer

    French Twist Clare’s Wares August 2007 by: Clare Martin Mercury Rising If your rustic getaway is situated outside the reaches of the Weather Channel, a thermometer is a must for keeping tabs on the temperature. Blending down-home Americana with French sophistication, Smith & Hawken’s enamel thermometer would look equally at home on the side of […]

  4. Decor Ideas – French Inspired

    Clare’s Wares August 2007 by: Clare Martin This month’s theme: French Twist America can certainly lay claim to country music. And country-fried steak? That’s ours, too. But the broader concept of "country" isn’t exactly an American invention. In France, the countryside might be dotted with vineyards and lavender fields rather than rows of corn, but […]

  5. Log Home Style – Traditional

    Popular Log Home Styles Articulate to your designer the exact style of home you’re looking for by consulting this log home style breakdown. by: Log Home Living editorial staff Traditional Style The Look: Simple form; small openings. Covered porch. Divided-light windows; shutters. Rustic and old-fashioned.     Cabin/Cottage Country/Farmhouse Mountain Chalet       Lodge […]

  6. Log Home Style – Ranch Style

    Popular Log Home Styles Articulate to your designer the exact style of home you’re looking for by consulting this log home style breakdown. by: Log Home Living editorial staff Ranch Style The Look: Any scale; small openings. Single-floor living. Divided light windows. Low profile and western inspired.     Cabin/Cottage Country/Farmhouse Mountain Chalet     […]

  7. Log Home Style – Lodge Style

    Popular Log Home Styles Articulate to your designer the exact style of home you’re looking for by consulting this log home style breakdown. by: Log Home Living editorial staff Lodge Style The Look: Large scale; large openings. Covered entry. Large windows of varying shapes. Majestic and grand.     Cabin/Cottage Country/Farmhouse Mountain Chalet     […]

  8. Log Home Style – Mountain Chalet

    Popular Log Home Styles Articulate to your designer the exact style of home you’re looking for by consulting this log home style breakdown. by: Log Home Living editorial staff Mountain Chalet Style The Look: Small scale; large openings. Steep-pitched roof. Cathedral ceiling. Windows of varying sizes. Alpine and rugged.     Cabin/Cottage Country/Farmhouse Mountain Chalet […]

  9. Log Home Style – Country/Farmhouse

    Popular Log Home Styles Articulate to your designer the exact style of home you’re looking for by consulting this log home style breakdown. by: Log Home Living editorial staff Country/Farmhouse Style The Look: Simple form; small openings. Covered or enclosed porch. Double-hung windows. Sturdy and dependable.     Cabin/Cottage Country/Farmhouse Mountain Chalet       […]

  10. Log Home Style – Cabin/Cottage

    Popular Log Home Styles Articulate to your designer the exact style of home you’re looking for by consulting this log home style breakdown. by: Log Home Living editorial staff Cabin/Cottage Style The Look: Small scale; small openings. Covered porch. Divided-light windows. Quaint and cozy.     Cabin/Cottage Country/Farmhouse Mountain Chalet       Lodge Ranch […]

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    Log Home Lighting Tips – Every Room

    Room-by-room tips for properly lighting your log home

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    Log Home Lighting Tips – Bedroom

    • Install a low-wattage ceiling fixture so you have the option to illuminate the entire room if you need help waking up (or assistance finding your lost reading glasses). • Use swing-arm lamps or reading lights next to your bed so you can read yourself to sleep—and not have to get up to turn out […]

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    Log Home Lighting Tips – Bathroom

    • Install strip lights on either side of your mirror to achieve the best lighting for preening. • Use compact fluorescent bulbs to save energy costs and to render color accurately in the vanity area. • Add dimmer switches to all light sources to help your eyes adjust in the morning from dark to light. […]

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    Log Home Lighting Tips – Dining Area

    • Highlight artwork, select furnishings, or framed photography with adjustable accent lights. • Aim accent lights at the ceiling to give the room a bigger feel. This also will provide subtle ambient light without overwhelming the room. • Install a chandelier over your dining room table to light the room gently. Make sure that the […]

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    Log Home Lighting Tips – Living Room

    • Add visual interest and flexibility by placing light sources at various heights within the room. • Pair every chair with a high light-output reading lamp. • Use table lamps with translucent shades to add personal style while contributing to the overall ambient light level. • For activity-specific areas (think card table, billiards board, et […]

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    How To: Decorate With Nature | Plants as Decor for Your Home

    Live plants add color to any room, and they’re fairly inexpensive, too— — a big plus if you’re decorating on a budget.

  17. Decorating with Nature

    Bringing the Outdoors In Live plants add color to any room and they’re fairly inexpensive too— a big plus if you’re decorating on a budget by: Nancy Ondra You can start with some of the classic houseplant favorites, such as spider plants, ficus trees and African violets, but they’re just the beginning. Check your local […]

  18. Decor Ideas – Waste baskets

    Fantastic Plastic Clare’s Wares September 2007 by: Clare Martin One Man’s Trash Proof that treasure really can be found in the garbage can, these wastebaskets, made from discarded gum wrappers and potato-chip bags, are on the must-have list of green trendsetters everywhere. They’re produced by Nepalese artisans in conjunction with the SPIRAL Foundation, which uses […]

  19. Decor Ideas – Rugs

    Fantastic Plastic Clare’s Wares September 2007 by: Clare Martin Magic Carpet No, it’s not really magic that this gorgeous Oriental rug happens to be made from recycled plastic bottles and packing materials—but it might as well be. Besides the feel-good benefits of helping the planet, the rug’s unorthodox origins also mean it can be used […]

  20. Decor Ideas – Pillows

    Fantastic Plastic Clare’s Wares September 2007 by: Clare Martin Pillow Talk Fizzy-drink lovers will get a kick out of these cheerful pillows, made from recycled soda bottle labels by artisans in South Africa. Even if you’re not a fan of the carbonated stuff, you can still appreciate the punch of color they’ll bring to your […]


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