Current Obsessions: Wintry Whites

Here’s a look at what we loved this week. Above: When updating a family farm in Martha’s Vineyard, designer Kathleen Walsh let the surrounding landscape be the focal point. Photograph by Erin Roth.  DIY Star Ornaments. Dealing with carpet stains after the holiday?  Above: We’re loving Nina Mair’s round and rectangular frosted soap dishes.  A guide to the best furniture stores in San Francisco. Here’s a Christmas tree idea for small-space dwellers.   …


Get Instant Hot Water with Watts Hot Water Recirculating System

On a chilly fall morning, you don’t want to stand around shivering while your shower heats up. With the Watts Hot Water Recirculating System, you’ll never have to wait for hot water again. It provides instant access to hot water at every faucet or shower when needed — increasing your comfort, conserving water and saving money.

The Watts Hot Water Recirculating System recirculates water within the hot water supply line of a home to prevent it from cooling in the line. The average homeowner can save up to 10% on their water bill and conserve up to 15,000 gallons of water each year by

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A Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Hello! Sarah here from Just The Bees Knees. I’m back to share another inspiring mood board with you this month! I love creating mood boards based on popular decor styles, such as Modern Coastal and Rustic glam. This month I’m here to talk about a trend that mixes two of my favorite design styles: Modern + Farmhouse. Confession […] The post A Modern Farmhouse Kitchen appeared first on Remodelaholic. Source Feed: Remodelaholic

Remodelista New England Market Spotlight: dbO Home

The idea of dbO Home was born out of the desire of a former record industry exec (she worked with Metallica and AC/DC) to indulge three of her quieter passions: food, home, and clay. Quitting the corporate world and the big city, Dana Brandwein Oates, and her husband, sculptor and furniture maker Daniel Oates, decamped to an idyllic spot in Connecticut where Dana could begin her new endeavor. Inspired by her love of vintage pottery, as well as the natural world, Dana’s work celebrates…

10 Easy Pieces: Entertaining for a Crowd

With Thanksgiving—and the whole holiday season—suddenly upon us, it’s time to think about stocking up on party essentials. In the long run, if you entertain frequently, it’s much more economical to buy than rent. We’ve sourced tabletop items that are versatile, durable, and readily available (in case you need overnight shipping). Glassware Above: A set of 12 Party Wine Glasses is $24.95 at Crate & Barrel. Above: For large parties, Ikea’s Svalka…

Easy Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List

Last year, I discovered for myself the absolute joy of NOT shopping for my daughter’s birthday.  (That makes me sound like a mean parent.) Really I guess “technically” I did shop, but from the comfort of my iPhone!  I ordered everything online (on a budget) and had it shipped directly to my house.  It took a […] The post Easy Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List appeared first on Remodelaholic. Source Feed: Remodelaholic

Current Obsessions: Eastward Bound

Here’s a look at a few things we admired this week.   Above: We love seeing what our design friends Kate Dougherty and Benjamin Towill are up to. Here’s a look at their recently sold Charleston cottage. Photograph by Jane Beiles for the New York Times. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House opens in northwest Arkansas. In anticipation of next week’s issue, New New England, we take a look back at our favorite improper Bostonians. Win $2,000 in bath essentials.    …

The Thanksgiving Table Reimagined, via an LA Artisan

Here’s an idea we like: rather than fussing over which salad fork goes where on your Thanksgiving table, throw each set of flatware in a compact leather pouch instead. Pair it with a saddle leather placemat for a tidy table setting that feels at once refined and casual. Above: From RTH in Los Angeles, three-by-six-inch Silverware Holders, shown here in black leather, are $50 each at March.  Above: The RTH Leather Placemat is an unexpected 13.75-inch…

Kitchen of the Week: The New Urban Rustic Kitchen, Clerkenwell Edition

Last spring we featured English woodworker Sebastian Cox’s “urban rustic” design for deVol, the UK bespoke kitchen company. Here’s the first domestic installation of the kitchen in an “industrial-style, large and very light space near Exmouth Market,” according to deVol founder Paul O’Leary. “This design brings a bit of woodland into the city, with some style, using British grown (and often overlooked) sustainable timbers, a mix of natural colors, inky blue-black dye, and a dash of… Source…