It stings a little to admit (pun totally intended), but most people aren’t crazy about bees—or, more specifically, about inviting the buzzy bugs into their yards. But hear us out: According to Bambeco, the company behind this adorable bee abode, native bees are responsible for pollinating about 30 percent of …Read More »
Interior designer Patrick Sutton calls it a once-in-a-lifetime project. For three years, Sutton and his team at Patrick Sutton Associates were immersed in the enviable task of conceptualizing and creating the look and feel of Fells Point warehouse-turned-stunning hotel Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. The overriding design scheme? Industrial luxury, but with …Read More »
Outside the Box Spring has sprung and it’s time for the (outdoor) fun to begin. These homes have fresh-air spaces to rival any park—but in your own backyard!
The Grand Outdoors $2,199,000 Bedroom: 7, Bath: 5/1, Square feet: 7,200 This waterfront estate is, of course, totally gorgeous on the inside, but it is the fully landscaped yard and deck that have our attention. From a stone fireplace for those chilly nights to an accompanying outdoor kitchen—with a stovetop …Read More »
“For me, it’s all about creating an environment that blurs the lines between exterior and interior,” says filmmaker Hilton Carter of his verdant Hampden loft. The airy apartment is home to more than 120 plants of all species, sourced from the various places Carter has called home: L.A., New Orleans …Read More »
Paint the Village Charles Village has a lot going for it: convenient location, good eats and great homes.
Earn Your Stripes $449,000 Bedroom: 5, Bath: 3 Square feet: 2,982 Don’t let the vibrant striped door and windows throw you off. Inside the brownstone is a study in bold contrasts—a wall painted black on the bottom and white on top, the spotlight lighting. And what’s even better than a …Read More »
We used to think there was nothing particularly glamorous about a toaster … but then we discovered this powder-blue beauty from Smeg. The winner of multiple design awards from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Red Dot, this ’50s-style appliance brings major retro-cool vibes to the kitchen. …Read More »
Small Wonder Civic Works’ energy-efficient tiny house—an exemplar of sustainable, affordable, portable living—undergoes an extreme makeover.
When interior designer Adrianne Kotula first laid eyes on the stripped-bare inside of the 200-square-foot tiny house, she thought, “It was pretty drab—a lot of earth tones with no pops of color. It almost looked like a dorm room. Of course, it’s a tiny space; I’m thinking, ‘What can I …Read More »
“Pruning during dormancy is the most common practice,” advises the Arbor Day Foundation in its helpful gardening guide. “It results in a vigorous burst of new growth in the spring.” But be warned: Going snip-happy while it’s still too chilly can have disastrous effects. Fortunately, March is the sweet spot—bridging …Read More »
Horsin’ Around $11,000,000 Bedroom: 6, Bath: 6/2, Square feet: 7,200 This expansive estate is a fully functional horse farm boasting acres of rolling green fields, a tree-lined driveway and a gorgeous all-white Colonial “main house”—all the trappings of a Southern belle’s paradise. Better still: The agrarian property is in Potomac, …Read More »
In the restaurant business, there are front-of-house guys, then there are kitchen guys,” says designer Patrick Sutton, 54. He’s sitting at the dining room table he bought at a Paris flea market. It’s a gray day, but the light in his place is ethereal. The table in his dining area …Read More »