Editor’s note: Color authority Pantone just announced its selection for the 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet, a purple shade that is sure to prompt passionate discussion among design pros and enthusiasts. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says the color “communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking.”  We spoke with Eiseman about how her team selects the color of the year, and some of the color trends that will influence home decor in 2018.  Pantone’s annual Color…

Leave it to a celebrity architect to live in a home that was just voted our 2017 House of the Year. Each week, we take you inside a unique space – from a shipping container converted into a tiny home to a magical treehouse that happened by accident. And at the end of each quarter, we ask you to vote on your favorite. Tens of thousands of you weighed in throughout the year, voting this wooded, waterside home your favorite of those…

Even when you’re eager to get in the spirit, the busy holiday season can make extra projects feel like a chore. That’s where these easy, how-to hacks come to the rescue! Fun, festive and functional, these DIYs provide the perfect opportunity to spend a cozy night indoors while also crossing a few to-do’s off the list for your next holiday bash. Learn how to make pine cone place cards for your table setting, homemade snow globes to liven up your decor,…

Jacquie Dadam sees a warm future for a historic ice house near the heart of downtown Boise. When she first noticed the 3,300-square-foot building, it was a commercial space most recently serving as an interior design studio for kitchens. She and her husband, however, cooked up a different recipe for the spot: They wanted to turn it into a single-family home with modern amenities and an industrial feel. Photo by Tom Hamilton. The couple, who had dabbled in home improvement…

Get your ovens mitts ready, because the holiday season is upon us. From festive feasts to cookie exchanges, home-cooked food plays a vital role in many families’ holiday traditions. Most of us don’t get to cook in dream kitchens outfitted with loads of counter space, two or three ovens, an industrial-sized refrigerator, and multiple sinks for piling up the dirty dishes. But let’s escape for a moment into a sugar-scented holiday daydream, where the dishwasher is always empty, the floors…

Sometimes when searching for a place to live, you don’t find the spot – the spot finds you. Such was the case for David Tresemer. The year was 1986, and Tresemer was looking to escape the hustle and bustle of burgeoning Boulder, CO. He drove 90 minutes in every direction and was eventually drawn to an expansive spot a short drive from the city. “It’s so pure. It looks down on Boulder,” he said. “The land really just spoke to…

Although a longtime living room fixture, fireplaces are a comfort best enjoyed everywhere. From bedrooms to basements and even the master bath, there’s no right or wrong way to curl up and snuggle ’round the fireside. To spark your fireplace fancy, here’s a roundup of ideas for inviting warmth into even the unlikeliest of rooms. Entryway Give guests an immediate reprieve from the chill with a fireplace front and center. Photo from Zillow listing. Photo from Zillow listing. Kitchen Because…

Architect Duff Bangs and social worker Ashley Rodgers were ready to leave Seattle – and the nine-to-five grind. Taking a leap of faith, the couple quit their jobs, sold their condo and spent the past summer traveling the western United States in the Adventure Wagon 28, a 200-square-foot tiny home with a 70-square-foot sleeping loft. Now settled in Eastern Washington, Bangs and Rodgers are continuing their business Modern Wagon with the mission of building affordable tiny homes that are ready…

When shopping for a home, it’s not uncommon to come across one that truly stands out. It’s not because the home is an old fixer-upper or that it’s a newly renovated home with a designer kitchen. It’s a home that’s architecturally significant or in some way conveys a “different” attribute. For instance, it might be a castle, a church or even a fire station that has been converted into one or more living spaces. With an unusual home, pricing and…