“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 »
For Carol Warner, owner of Draycott Gardens, the adage “bloom where you’re planted” literally rings true. On 10 acres given to her by her parents—part of the Upperco farm where she was raised—Warner has developed a series of outstanding gardens featuring irises, multiple varieties of which she sells via her …Read More »
Want to sex up your setup? Time to add a little touchable texture. According to the experts at Urban Threads, building a deliciously decadent boudoir is as easy as gathering the right ingredients. To create this oh-so-inviting, cozy-chic love nest, UT interior designer Jane O’Donoghue says, her team used several …Read More »
A New Lease on Life New year, new you … new house? Take advantage of that squeaky-clean slate with a serious domestic upgrade.
$5,495,000 Dark Temptation Bedroom: 6, Bath: 7/1, Square feet: 23,140 This stately yet sexy Maryland mansion boasts plenty of dignified details, from the arched, almost haughty, entrance to the tall, bright windows and clever light vs. dark design. It’s the Christian Grey of homes, with bold, alluring architectural touches—a night …Read More »