Inspiration

Inspiration: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob

Inspiration: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob

Kentuck Knob, or the Hagan House is a National Historic Landmark. It was designed by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It is at 723 Kentuck Road, Chalk Hill, Pennsylvania, about four miles south of Fallingwater, probably Wright’s most famous house. My cousin just visited Kentuck […]

A-Frame House on the Beach

A-Frame House on the Beach

We saw this A-Frame driving down A1A and I just had to share it. This is the view from A1A. See the sidewalk in front of the house?   There are little windows poking out of the roof on both sides. The house is right […]

Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

While I was waiting for something else at Lowes, they were finishing set up this kitchen model. The kitchen has milk paint green countertops. The white tile backsplash has a slightly darker green accent. The cabinets have a low shine. They have beadboard doors and […]

A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Roof Addition

A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Roof Addition

This modified A-frame house is near our new house. The house itself is only 26-feet wide. It was built in 1978. The deck wraps around the front and side of the house. It is big enough to put a table and chairs on and use […]

Foam & Fabrics Outlet

Foam & Fabrics Outlet

I always seem to end up at Foam & Fabrics Outlet unintentionally. I was on the way back from another appointment when my phone alerted me that HQ was about to start.

Swedish Kachelofen, Beautiful Ceramic Stoves

Swedish Kachelofen, Beautiful Ceramic Stoves

Carl Larsson, the Swedish painter and decorator included these beautiful ceramic stoves in many of the paintings of his home. The book Living in the Countryside by Barbara & René Stoeltie shows photos of the home of Karin and Carl Larsson. It has a photo […]

Inspiration: Swedish Summer House

Inspiration: Swedish Summer House

In Nordic countries there is a tradition of Summer Houses, a simple small shelter or cottage to stay in when the weather is pleasant. This is a tradition in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland. City families who could afford to had a second home […]

Inspiration: Coastal Colors in Bluffton, South Carolina

Inspiration: Coastal Colors in Bluffton, South Carolina

We spent a week on Hilton Head Island. The little town of Bluffton, just over the bridge from Hilton Head has all these charming little houses. They are also building a lot of new houses with the same Low Country Coastal style. There is a […]

A-Frame House on Hilton Head Island

A-Frame House on Hilton Head Island

We saw this A-Frame house on Hilton Head Island The house has only roof on two sides, so the only windows are on the front and back. They have French doors and air-conditioners in the walls. I’ll bet a lot of heat leaves through that […]

The Myth of Minimalism – IKEA Wisdom

The Myth of Minimalism – IKEA Wisdom

Decluttering and organizing is an on-going process. In the ’90s, I read Sidetracked Home Executives by Pam Young and Peggy Jones. It was one in a long list of organizing books I checked out of the library and tried. But, it was the first one […]