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Paint Random-Width Stripes

Alongside a lush Technicolor garden, an alfresco hangout spot can look a little lackluster. Not so this open-sided extension on a house in Suffern, NY, where beadboard walls are striped up and down with unexpected color.“The house is very traditional, and the contemporariness of the stripes adds some freshness,” says designer Thomas Jayne, author of the recently published Classical Principles of Modern Design. Jayne matched the colors to hues used inside the home for a seamless transition between indoors and out, and tasked Manhattan-based painter Chuck Hettinger with brightening the beadboard in Roman stripes—irregular in width, with colors randomly repeating. “It’s…

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Atlas EnergyShield Protects Against the Elements

Atlas EnergyShield Protects Against the Elements | 2019-07-29 | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to…

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The DIY Makeover: George and Willy’s Urban Cabin (Created from a Tiny 1991 Suburban House)

Remodelista regulars no doubt have admired the work of George & Willy. They’re the cute, young New Zealander duo who made their design debut with the Studio Roller, a hanging roll of kraft paper for keeping To Do lists and making sketches. Since then, George Wilkins and Will McCallum have gone on to offer a suspended clothes drying rack, a fire starter inspired by Alaskan whalers, and a collection of signs including a Scrabble-like letter board. Their creations are all about modern utility paired with a delightful Down Under playfulness. They sum up their M.O. as “making your space exciting”—which…

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Saving Sustainably: Interior Walls

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of blogs detailing the construction of a net-zero-energy house in Point Roberts, Washington, by an owner-builder with relatively little building experience. A list of Matt Bath’s GBA articles can be found at the bottom of this page. You’ll find Matt Bath’s full blog, Saving Sustainably, here. If you want to follow project costs, you can keep an eye on a budget worksheet here. After passing the insulation inspection, I had permission to enclose the walls. I used gypsum drywall, the most common interior wall-covering product on the market. Drywall, best known by brand…

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Current Obsessions: Summer Views

Current Obsessions: Summer Views - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate a close action. Used to…

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A Better Registry: 9 Places to Shop for the Modern Couple

I don’t know about you, but very rarely have I perused a wedding registry and thought: These things are beautiful and useful. I find myself looking at registries a lot these days, and many I’ve encountered fall into two camps: the ones filled with lots of un-special stuff, and the ones that feel too special, fussy and old-fashioned. Consider, for example, the time I logged into one couple’s registry to find an assortment of drain covers and plastic scrub brushes—nothing befitting a celebration of a marriage. On the other end of the spectrum, another friend I know registered for a monogrammed silver…

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