Why This Modern Kitchen Is the Perfect Fit For This Historic Home

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The client’s request turned out to be a challenge: fill the kitchen with modern amenities and make it look like they’ve always been in the 1880 home, a mix of Victorian and Queen Anne styles.

Brian Polster, founder of the design and build firm THREE SIXTY, brought expertise to this project from rehabbing old commercial spaces such as Café Benelux, where the goal was also to “hold onto the character of the old.”

This East Side kitchen was gutted, keeping only the original floors. The existing quarter-sawn, white-oak flooring was

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The 7 Best Outdoor Lanterns

Whether you’re hosting an outdoor dinner party or planning a camping trip, the right lighting is crucial. Using lanterns as decor pieces can elevate your space instantly, and having a trusted light source to illuminate your path is also key to prevent stumbling in the dark. The best outdoor lanterns are designed with enough lumens for your purposes and meet strict weatherproofing standards.

The number of lumens — which is the measure of visible light — for outdoor lighting will vary, depending on whether you’re relying on it for decorative purposes or to light your yard. Generally speaking, a lantern

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This Colorful Family Home Has a Wine Closet, Two Offices, and a Laundry Room With Custom Cat Houses!

 

Photo credit: Thomas Kuoh
Photo credit: Thomas Kuoh

From House Beautiful

Though it may be a dream to live in a museum-quality house, let’s face it: Who really wants to live in a museum? That was the precise conundrum Studio Munroe’s Emilie Munroe faced while creating the perfect home for a family that was blessedly open to design statements, sell your home as is but also wanting to live comfortably. “We wanted each room to be layered and textural with conversation pieces throughout, but nothing overly precious or controlled,” Munroe tells House Beautiful. “This is a home for active, fun-loving people who

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