Window Dressing

Fab CountryWoods1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Warmth of Wood The sky is the limit when it comes to window treatments. Decorating windows  may challenge many homeowners, but Anne Cowenhoven, designer and owner of Accent & Design Inc. in York, Maine, sees creating window treatments as an opportunity. “Think about your space and your objectives,” she suggests. “Do you want to make a room beautiful? Do you want to dampen sound? Frame or block a view? Once you’ve figured out your objectives, look through magazines and online design sites...

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Think Sinks

Fab Leonie1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Sink As Furniture The look of furniture in the bathroom is a beautiful and growing trend, says Julie Brady of the Bath & Kitchen Showroom at Standard of New England. She suggests that homeowners use a piece designed to withstand the moisture of a bathroom. When choosing a sink and vanity, it is also important to consider how much counter space you will need. “If you have lotions, a hair dryer, and curling iron that you use every day, you want to...

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Wonderful Water Features

Fab Fountain1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar   Pond With Fountain and Waterfall “Water features can be almost as much work as a puppy. Before you commit to one, make sure you have the time to maintain it,” Murphy says. However, little can rival the visual impact and calming effect of a well-designed pond with a double fountain and waterfall integrated into the landscape. Water features may also attract birds, butterflies, and wildlife to your backyard. Just be sure to keep the water moving to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

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Fire Pits: So Hot they’re Cool

Fire Pit Zero - Fab Four - Coastal Home Magazine Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar ZERO Art and design, form and function meld beautifully in this fire pit, which features wood storage. Garden designer Rochelle Greayer points out, “When you are choosing a firepit, consider the look of your landscape and your other garden accoutrements, so your space will feel integrated. I love a rusted metal finish—it is beautiful and looks great with almost any style—cottage, modern, southwestern, and even traditional.” Whether you choose a fire pit that burns wood, propane, or gel, buying a high quality...

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Stylish Products to Organize Your Home

All products are from Crate and Barrel | crateandbarrel.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar All products are from Crate and Barrel Beautiful BinsVicki’s axiom, “If you don’t use it every day, you don’t need to see it,” can inform many storage decisions, like the use of a beautiful bin to hold and disguise those items that no one wants to see. Vicki also points out that bins are great for keeping open areas organized. “They make better use of space because they add depth and verticality. Plus, bins are a great way to organize bulky...

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Artful Containers for the Garden

In the Garden - Fab Four - Coastal Home Magazine Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar All products are from Lunaform LLC AltoAdding a large piece to a garden or patio can unify and finish the look. An urn on a stand can serve as an exclamation point—definitive and graceful. The Alto, an amphora-style urn, based on ancient Greek design, beautifully illustrates the intersection of art and craft. As is true of every Lunaform vessel, it is completely handmade using steel-reinforced concrete. “It takes three weeks to finish each urn or planter,” says Phid Lawless, owner of...

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