Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Shot-Gun Houses

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It is often stated that the “shot-gun” house got it’s name because you can stand in the front doorway, fire a shot gun, and the bullet would exit right out of the back door. Source A shot-gun house is a narrow linear home with the rooms arranged one after the other, so that each room […]

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Trend Alert: Architectural Concrete Pavers

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Source Spring is upon us and is calling all outdoors! Architectural concrete pavers are a great way to create the ideal outdoor space you want to be in! “Pavers are created from molded concrete formed into tiles to either resemble stone or brick, or proudly look like what they are: concrete. Concrete pavers generally fall […]

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Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair – 1928

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Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair – 1928 Did you know? “Marcel Breuer designed and built the chair Cesca Chair in 1928 working with the steel tubes with the intention of creating a session that would ensure both comfort and elegance. The use of tubular steel was quite widespread during those years and other designers such as Mart […]

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History Lessson: 1188 Chair

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Source “The 1188 Chair (1968) was Milo Baughman’s favorite chair and the one with which he chose to furnish the home of business partner and friend Thayer Coggin. Given that the Coggin family could have picked any dining chair in their company’s inventory, the 1188 is something special indeed. Baughman and Coggin met in 1953 […]

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Trend Alert: Encaustic Tile

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Source Encaustic tiles are ceramic tiles in which the pattern or figure on the surface is not a product of the glaze but of different colors of clay. They are usually of two colors but a tile may be composed of as many as six. The pattern appears inlaid into the body of the tile, […]

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Decorating with Emerald: In the Spirit of St. Patrick’s Day

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Source This month many of us will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Irish friends or Irish family– or just enjoying our Wearing of the Green Parade!  To kick off the celebration this year we decided to show you how to use a color that goes perfect with this months festivities, emerald green. You might […]

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