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A Rising Star’s Spirited London Home: ‘Every Room Should Sing!’

Interior designer Beata Heuman‘s London townhouse is a riot—in every sense of the word. It’s a riot of colors, a riot of textures, a riot of patterns. It scoffs at convention. And it’s just downright fun. “Every room should sing!” the Swedish-born designer tells us. “In the course of a lifetime one gathers a multitude of views, experiences, and objects. The home should make it possible to take in all of these things.” Such is the case with her own home, which she shares with her husband and two young daughters. “Growing up in Sweden, my childhood home was influenced…


DIY: A Simple, Easy Cover for an Ugly Window Air Conditioner (for $15)

I have learned, over the past 79 days or so, that the apartment I moved into in January is not a good summer apartment. No matter which way my boyfriend and I configure the four windows in our place—windows open in the front and the back of the apartment, to catch a cross-breeze; front windows open only; all windows open, with shades drawn to keep out the sun—there’s not hint of air flow to be had. It is totally, completely still, and stifling hot. Which means I—who, in my last apartment, had the luxury of being anti-AC and pro-breeze—have had…


Reusable Insulation Nets Energy Savings for Hospital

Reusable Insulation Nets Energy Savings for Hospital | 2019-07-18 | 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…


General Paints Group: An Irish Heritage Paint Line Comes to the US

Founded by Ronan O’Connor in 1953, General Paints Group is a family-run Irish paint company known for its reliably high-quality products. The company recently launched a new line of premium paints called Curator, a designer collection of 144 colors taking inspiration from the work of an eclectic group of Irish designers, painters, sculptors, potters, and artisans. Now available at Ring’s End stores in Darien and Fairfield and at McDermott Paint & Wallpaper in Greenwich, the Curator collection will be available in California and Oregon later this year. Here’s a look: Above: A sampling of water-based, low-VOC paints from General Paints Curator line. Above: A…


Another Take on Tstuds

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared under the headline “Breaking the Thermal Bridge With Tstuds” in Kiley Jacques’ Houses by Design blog over at  Finehomebuilding.com. Considering all of the discussion this new product has generated here on GBA, we thought it was worth sharing Kiley’s post which offers a few more expert opinions. “I believe in the idea of the thermally broken stud, as well as a future where the focus is on improving the performance of the first 6 in. of walls rather than simply making them thicker.”—Brad Stokes Brian Iverson, inventor of the Tstud, has stirred the pot.…


Bath Before and After | Sophisticated Sanctuary

Bath Before and After | Sophisticated Sanctuary 1 × BEFORE | Space Challenge BEFORE | Space Challenge A foolish consistency is, well, let’s just say unnecessary when it comes to the look and feel of your home. Just ask Rick and Amy Steinhauser, who appreciate how their lodge-style home suits its lakeside setting in Plymouth, MN, but, as frequent travelers, also longed for a master bath with the fine finishes and luxury amenities they have enjoyed during hotel stays. Original to the 2003 house, the existing bath “was brown, woodsy, and dark,” says Rick of the 184-square-foot space. “We wanted…

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