Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
4/25/2016

Inspired Moments

Live Colorfully: Heathered Moss

by Rachel Gast
4/25/2016

Live Colorfully: Heathered Moss

Bring the fresh green of a springtime forest to your neighborhood with Heathered Moss.

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Make This

by Rachel Gast
4/21/2016

Make This

Tree Tips for Boosted Curb Appeal

by Rachel Gast
4/21/2016

Tree Tips for Boosted Curb Appeal

Landscaping is essential to your home’s curb appeal, and spring is a great time to start sprucing up your trees. Trees not only add value to your home, they provide shade for lazy summer days and defend your home from cold winter winds. They can act as a privacy barrier and a strong, tall tree can support a tire swing for the kids. So how do you keep those trees looking nice for years to come?

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Gatherings

by Bridget Kulla
4/15/2016

Gatherings

Pretty in Pinks

by Bridget Kulla
4/15/2016

Pretty in Pinks

It’s not every day that you slow down enough to take in the rosey ombre of a sunset, which could be what makes it so glorious when you do. This spring is the perfect time to put on your rose-colored glasses and ramp up your outdoor area’s zen vibes with sunset-inspired blush tones.

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Characters of Note

by Jamie Schultz
4/11/2016

Characters of Note

Ryan Smith on Making Beautiful Useful Sheds

by Jamie Schultz
4/11/2016

Ryan Smith on Making Beautiful Useful Sheds

It was a tiny thought—we need some extra storage space—that led to something big. Architect Ryan Smith, and his wife Ahna Holder, bought their first Seattle home in 1998. It was a 1940’s style home with an ample yard, but without a basement, garage or attic. The lack of storage space forced the couple to think fast, and Smith was about to buy a pre-made shed for the yard when Ahna quickly nixed the idea, “Wait, you have to build something,” she said. “You went to architecture school.”

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Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
3/30/2016

Inspired Moments

Live Colorfully: Sail Cloth

by Rachel Gast
3/30/2016

Live Colorfully: Sail Cloth

Sail Cloth is the relaxed color of an early morning, when you’re cozy inside, watching the mist and the dew disappear.

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Inspired Moments

by Bridget Kulla
3/18/2016

Inspired Moments

Keep Calm and Clean Your Gutters

by Bridget Kulla
3/18/2016

Keep Calm and Clean Your Gutters

With winter coming to an end, it’s the perfect time to tackle a heavy-duty and oh-so-cleansing cleaning. It’s as if your body knows it’s time to dust off the funk of winter, put away the snow boots and pile of coats, clear out what you don’t need in the garage and organize what you do, and detail your dirty windows and siding.  

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Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
2/16/2016

Inspired Moments

Live Colorfully: Countrylane Red

by Rachel Gast
2/16/2016

Live Colorfully: Countrylane Red

Every street needs a bold house to draw the eye and Countrylane Red is just the color for the job.

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Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
1/19/2016

Inspired Moments

Live Colorfully: Arctic White

by Rachel Gast
1/19/2016

Live Colorfully: Arctic White

We see the color white everywhere. Is sneaks in as subtle as frost on the edge of a window or bursts from a garden as smooth daisy petals.

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Characters of Note

by Jamie Schultz
12/23/2015

Characters of Note

Students Build a Home One Class Period at a Time

by Jamie Schultz
12/23/2015

Students Build a Home One Class Period at a Time

Drive past 904 E. Glencoe St. in Palatine, IL, and you’ll see the impressive high school class project that took two years to complete—a 4-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot home built from scratch by 75 high school students with the instruction of Chris Gunsteen.

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Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
12/17/2015

Inspired Moments

Live Colorfully: Evening Blue

by Rachel Gast
12/17/2015

Live Colorfully: Evening Blue

As the year draws to a close, the days get colder and the nights get longer. Evening Blue captures the cool darkness of the December night sky above.

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