Outdoor spaces can increase our enjoyment of our homes. When the weather is nice, it’s like having an extra room—or wing—of the house. Make the most of yours, no matter its size. Even a small backyard can be great for gardening, entertaining, and play. The trick is to use every inch of your property and find ways for spaces to do double duty. Choose furniture that is multifunctional and small in scale. Keep your gardening flexible by growing flowers, veggies, and trees in containers. And…
The digital escape with no beginning or end. This online incarnation of the magazine relishes that gorgeous infinity--an object, the view at sunrise, a black and white photograph and the endless possibilities of each. Everything here for you the moment you wish. The words and images featured in this edition will inspire, passionately, we hope. Not a how to, or when to guide, but a why not journey for the mind, luxuriating in time spent away from the crowd. We invite you in to enjoy.
French Pattern Layouts For Natural Stone Tile Lend the Power of Subtlety - BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home
Reading Time: 2 minutesRecently, we launched a range of French pattern slate tile, a layout style which is more associated with marble or travertine tile. And perhaps this association with those other types of tile is simple enough to explain. French pattern has that old-world feel to it. There's just something about it that seems to communicate the idea of 'stateliness' in a tile floor or wall clad.
This tiny courtyard of 35 square metres is squeezed into the centre of a mid 20th century house in Chelsea which was to have a major overhaul. The new layout of the house meant that the courtyard would be accessed and viewed from the drawing room, from the new enlarged kitchen and from the garage.