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Newel Post

There is A newel post your post in the end of a balustrade of a stairs. Larger and more decorative than the spindles of the railing, it can encourage the railing on top, bottom and midsection based on the period of the flight.

Rachel Reider Interiors

This newel post was made using a wood turner, which spins the raw timber across a blade and also carves it uniformly.

Siemasko + Verbridge

All these newel posts are Craftsman design, and the diamond depth is repeated in the fretwork of the spindle and the panes of the window.

LDa Interiors & Architecture

The potency of a newel post can encourage the baluster in the base where the railing produces a turn.

Siemasko + Verbridge

A glass ball finial tops this carved-wood newel post with dentil molding.

SUITE New York

The white painted part of this newel post has fluted detail.

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Stucco Smooths Modern Home Exteriors

The Museum of Modern Art’s 1932 exhibition “The International Style: Architecture Since 1922,” curated from Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson, set aside societal ideals and promoted modern architecture as a fashion. Now-familiar elements like horizontal ribbon windows, flat roofs and planar, unadorned walls prevailed in the primarily European examples gathered for the exhibit and companion book.

Planar walls were often accomplished using a little deception: Walls of brick or some other substance were often whitewashed or covered with stucco and painted white. This gave the buildings that the appearance of machinelike precision, but they were nearer to conventional techniques of production than the industrial, assembly-line products (cars, boats) which lots of the architects loved and emulated.

Architects have many more materials in their disposal today to achieve the clean lines of modern architecture, but stucco still finds a place, especially in climates conducive to it, for example California or the desert Southwest. Nevertheless the homogeneity of last century’s International fashion is eschewed in favor of modern forms balanced with vernacular considerations, for example climate, perspectives and color. Stucco is often also used alongside other materials on the outside surface.

Kanner Architects – CLOSED

To begin with, a home that follows the global style. This one-story residence in Malibu, California, by Kanner Architects is almost completely covered in stucco painted white. An entrance canopy juts into the ideal side of this photo, but the sun otherwise strikes the outside walls directly to light a collection of exterior spaces. What’s more, the wood window frames at a trim-free opening stick out in the white composition.

HMH Architecture + Interiors

This home in Colorado uses stucco for the majority of the exterior walls, in addition to a solid wall which defines the front of the property. But notice the rock wall which bisects the home; this wall continues inside to become an “art wall.” It takes on further importance by being of a different substance and color compared to white stucco walls.

TRG Architects

A similar type of idea can be seen within this award winning, ecofriendly house: Two stucco volumes are split by a space that’s further contrasted from the former by a wood cladding. The same wood is apparent in the space on each side of this stucco.

Given that stucco is basically plaster for outside uses, it’s therefore the perfect canvas for color. White may be ordinary, according to historical precedents in modern structure, but homes that respond to local issues — notably climate and the impacts of the sun — may benefit from some type of color. This home in San Francisco has grey walls with variation that shows the method by which in which the plasterer troweled the surface.

Architects Magnus

Here is another home where the variation on the outside gives the layout a particular character. It seems to work well with wood, a substance that his its own natural variations.

Griffin Enright Architects

The dark grey of the stucco exterior creates an imposing presence on the road.

Nick Mehl Architecture

Based on a number of variables — climate, backup structure, form — stucco can be implemented without control joints. This home is covered in various materials, such as Ipe wood (bottom left) and HardiePanel siding (centre), but notice how the stucco in the very top left and in the ideal uses vertical and horizontal control joints to divide the expansive walls, bringing the scale closer to another surfaces. The traces relate to the windows, a way of anchoring them to the stucco, rather than having them appear to float.

Neiman Taber Architects

More control joints can be seen in this Pacific Northwest home. Though each opening is unique, the horizontal and vertical lines show that an underlying grid is in the office.

Janof Architecture

The control joints on front elevation of the house fortify the difference between the small windows and the larger ones to the best. The joints create a kind of abstract composition about the wall.

West Architecture Studio

Look closely at the stucco expanse to the left of the bluestone box: Vertical and horizontal control joints are based on the square window, a different tactic than the prior illustrations.

Arcanum Architecture

This traditionally styled single-family residence near San Francisco uses stucco to provide clean surfaces and lines, instilling some modernism to the conventional form.

Randall Mars Architects

This massive residence overlooking the Potomac River is articulated in five interlocking pavilions. Stucco is a way to tame the composition, which could be unwieldy with the several roofs, chimneys and openings.

Randall Mars Architects

Up close it’s apparent that the stucco walls are not independently; poured-in-place concrete walls are interspersed among the pavilions.

Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

This last example shows the potential of color, harking back to Mexican architect Luis Barragån, in place of the European architects who Hitchcock and Johnson promoted. A stucco wall defines a border of the property, and acting as a background for a number of sculptures. It’s carefully composed to be viewed from this terrace.

Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

Up close, it’s clear how nicely the earthy orange-brown wall functions in it context. It hovers between blues and greens: between the green grass and blue sky, and instead the leaves over and reflecting pool below.

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Sensible Design for Your Holiday Foyer

Your entrance foyer is the home hug to guests. These sensible design suggestions are intended to help you make this important space warm, friendly, low-maintenance and available during this hectic enjoyable season.

More: 6 Ways to Work With an Open Foyer

Doorknobs are such a common element in our lives that we rarely think much about them. Yet, they produce one of your home’s first impressions — and can be a barrier to entry to a few. A traditional round doorknob is difficult for someone with arthritis or Parkinson’s to operate. It is also harder for someone with an armful of holiday presents to operate. A lever-style door manage — both at your entrance and from a powder room off that entrance — will treat your holiday guests much more kindly.

HARDROCK CONSTRUCTION

Coat hooks are always helpful, but they eventually become foyer MVPs when you lack a coat cupboard or need overflow space for a large audience.

CIH Design

If your foyer doesn’t possess a mirror, vacation time is an ideal time to add one. It will reflect your holiday décor and add light to the area. It is going to also give your guests a discreet chance to touch their hair or makeup as you’re hanging up their coats.

Pottery Barn

Armonk 3-Arm Chandelier – $99

One of the essential elements of any successful distance is its lighting. The foyer is no exception. I suggest a style-coordinated fixture on a dimmer switch. Recessed cans can work, but don’t have the exact same visual impact. Bear in mind, this is the first-impression space.

LDa Interiors & Architecture

A bench for removing and storing shoes during the soggy, active holiday season will make your entrance foyer better organized and protect your flooring against the elements.

LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID

Even a foyer table is obviously helpful, but it’s especially welcoming to vacation guests juggling presents, food carriers, wine bottles and flowers. Your well-coordinated table adds style to your entrance and advantage to your business.

Crisp Architects

Art function sets the tone for your foyer. While it may only be seen in passing the majority of the year as you hurry through your home, it’s likelier to be lingered more as hellos and goodbyes are exchanged. You might consider rotating pieces in and out of your foyer — even amassing holiday-themed art work — for a cheerful gallery experience at home.

InterDesign Studio

Let your foyer reflect the holiday season, also. Fragrant decorations in keeping with your home’s design will warmly welcome your guests. Make sure, though, that there’s still space on the dining table to allow them to set down bags while eliminating their coats or putting them back on.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Cast Iron Umbrella Stand – Bed Bath & Beyond – $69.99

Let’s face it: The chances of your holiday celebration guests coming with dripping umbrellas is pretty good this year. No problem. A decorative umbrella rack will keep their weather gear arranged and your floors dry!

More: How to Choose the Right Rug for Your Entry

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Heat Your Space in Style with Today's Wood-Burning Stoves

Wood-burning stoves remind me of my grandparents’ home once I was a child: they had a big, classic one sitting on a brick hearth inside their own living room. Because they long ago moved from that home and I don’t recall seeing many since, I’ve always correlated wood-burning stoves with matters of the past. But that could not be more inaccurate: All these heating appliances are plentiful today, and they are offered in a variety of contemporary styles designed to be much more clean-burning.

Of course, including a wood-burning stove isn’t quite as simple as throwing a brand new throw blanket in your interior, but if you are renovating or considering an alternate heat source, have a look at the next interior layouts to see if one could do the job for you. Or in the event that you already have one in your house and feel it’s more of an eyesore than a statement, then maybe it’s possible to use a little decorative inspiration. Check out a few of the looks, and get ready to warm up in style this winter.

Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Wood-burning stoves aren’t anywhere near as common as fireplaces, so if you are lucky enough to have one in your house, make it stand out. This designer created a wall shield using textured ceramic tile, making this contemporary, clean-burning Rais wood stove feel distinct and different from the rest of the hallway.

Don F. Wong

This picture is evidence that wood-burning stove can heat a space up both literally and figuratively. Wide-open, clean-lined and modern, this living room may feel cold to some, but the addition of the wood stove adds a sense of coziness.

Cathy Schwabe Architecture

Much like the previous picture, this modern space receives a comfortable touch from the wood stove.

TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design

Since the main goal of toaster is to provide heat, it’s best to add it within your seating arrangement. This designer made this contemporary stove the focus of the living room by centering it, creating a dark, dramatic wall shield and flanking it with bookshelves.

Eggleston Farkas Architects

Consider facing your couches toward one another, together with the wood stove, much as you’d organize furniture around a fireplace. It will not just offer maximum heat, but this setup is prime for conversation and entertaining.

Cathy Schwabe Architecture

If your wood-burning stove is somewhat off center, balance it with extra furnishings so the whole look becomes a vignette.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

Wood-burning stoves are not just for living places; they are useful wherever additional heat is necessary, or maybe where heat will best be circulated. If you are considering adding you to your house, make certain to consider all of your options. One close to the staircase may be perfect.

Smith & Vansant Architects PC

A wood stove on the porch expands outside living nicely into the warmer months.

Neiman Taber Architects

Want something sleek and unconventional? Go to get a silver modern fashion. Placing it in the center of the room permits the whole space to benefit from its warmth.

Webber + Studio, Architects

This unique wood-burning stove design modernizes the look and leaves this bedroom perfect for a cosy night’s rest.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

It is difficult to deny the charm of a traditional-style wood-burning stove. If you’ve got one, display it : make it your focal point and update it using a modernized hearth.

Recall: things of yesteryear add character. Instead of trying to disguise or conceal this yellowish wood-burning stove, this designer embraced it. With the addition of contemporary furnishings, hardwood flooring and a textured oriental rug, this diverse classic went from obsolete into irresistibly charming.

See the rest of this home — such as a shot of what this fireplace seemed like if the owners moved in.

Do you have a woodstove? We’d really like to see the way you use it.

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Guest Groups: 20 Ice Buckets for Holiday Entertaining

Though it’s still October, the season is right around the corner. In only a few weeks we’ll be kicking off holiday parties which will fill our calendars through to New Year’s.
To get you in the party-planning mood I’ve piled up an essential element of your entertaining arsenal: the ice bucket. It may add a splash of style to your vacation bar cart and also make it a little easier for visitors to mix up something for themselves while you’re busy in the kitchen! Listed below are 20 of my favorites. — Kate out of DomestiKated Life

CB2

Mars Party Tub – $24.95

Here’s a contemporary way to store ice and drinks for larger parties. Tuck a couple bottles to the reddish powder-coated metal tub and let your guests serve themselves.

Pieces

Green Ice Bucket – $75

This green ice bucket has a classic feel with the brass detailing but lends a contemporary pop of green into your pub. It would look perfect mixed with oranges and browns at Thanksgiving or red tones in Christmas.

Retro Planet

Red Plaid Ice Bucket – $39.99

The retro red plaid on this ice bucket gives it a nostalgic sense that will fit in good with rustic decoration or even a preppy Christmas occasion.

Williams-Sonoma

Bleaker Bar Ice Bucket – $59

The Bleaker Bar ice bucket is a balance of tradition and modernity. The simple shape and touch of metal make it an elegant bit of barware.

Etsy

Gold Ice Bucket and Glass Caddy from Twinkle Star Crafts and Vintage – $72.99

This ice bucket and glasses caddy seems like it was plucked in the set of Mad Men. It is going to add a significant splash of glamour into your pub.

Etsy

Classic Ice Bucket from Flying Ace Vintage – $32

Finished in a denim outside and a topped with a bright yellow handle, this ice bucket is filled with whimsy. It is a great piece to mix with a industrial or contemporary design decorative; the dash of kitsch will make it pop in its setting.

Etsy

Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Ice Bucket from Changing Years – $30

White milk glass is a timeless classic, and this hobnail patterned ice bucket is no exception. The texture adds interest to the simple shape and clean color.

West Elm

Cheers Ice Bucket – $29

With its festive gold lettering, this ice bucket seems like it was created to serve champagne on New Year’s Eve.

Williams-Sonoma

Monogrammed Stainless Steel Ice Bucket With Tongs – $149

Including a monogram for this classic stainless steel ice bucket will allow it to be an heirloom to be passed down through the family. It is a timeless shape with simple banding for interest.

dabney lee AT HOME

Personalized Ice Bucket – $60

A more contemporary take on the personalized ice bucket. You may choose from dozens of options for monogramming and colours with all these lucite versions.

Zhush LLC

Ice Bucket – $125

For a bit of Hollywood Regency style that you can bring in an animal print ice bucket with fitting lucite handle and tongs.

Etsy

Black Kromex Ice Bucket – $25

Faux crocodile and wood combine for a manly look which also includes a some significant glamour.

Furbish Studio

Lucite Ice Bucket – $30

Sometimes a pub needs a pop of color and lifestyle amid all those clear fluids and glasses. This lucite ice bucket includes vivid tones and patterns to make it a stand-out piece.

Pier 1 Imports

Black & White Bar Accessories – $29.95

The ice bucket is just one element of this pub, which means you may want to consider investing in a fitting pair of bar tools too. The ice bucket featured here has an inlaid white and black layout and matches the cocktail shaker, wine cooler and blending gear.

Graham and Green

Top Hat Ice Bucket – GBP 45

It is always great to have a bit in your decor with a little bit of humor, and this hat–shaped ice bucket has that element. It is an enjoyable piece that is balanced with its sleek, cool styling.

Bloomingdale’s

Orrefors ‘Street” Ice Bucket – $250

There’s nothing more luxe than crystal barware. The grid pattern and strong lines make this a very masculine piece which has a large impact.

1stdibs

Carillon Silver Pineapple Ice Bucket

Pineapples are a symbol of welcome, therefore it is an appropriate shape with this hinged ice bucket as you use it to entertain guests. It’s a classic look that will add a glow to your tablescape.

Tiffany & Co..

Elsa Peretti Thumbprint Ice Bucket – $2,100

Made from silver, this ice bucket is the epitome of a fresh, timeless shape and is perfect for bringing out to celebrate special occasions.

Anthropologie

Wishing Well Ice Bucket

For a more country-inspired appearance, this ice bucket is modeled after a rustic pail however in heavy-duty stoneware.

Kmart

Colin Cowie Ice Bucket with Stainless Tongs – $14.99

The touch of golden rimming makes this ice bucket look like a million bucks — minus the hefty price tag. It is a reasonable alternative that still packs a lot of style.

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