Have you ever wanted to unlock your door with a fingerprint? Control the indoor and outdoor lights with your phone? You can do those things and more with a smart home. We show you how to get a home with connected technology and remote-operated devices that are designed to improve and simplify your life. We sift through the many options, including smart appliances, new apps, and smartphone and tablet innovation, and only bring you those that can make your life better. We give you tips and tricks for navigating the new home technologies and help you with buying decisions.See More
See how these homeowners blend the romance of France with chic cottage flair in their San Francisco Victorian.
Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, this isn't your ordinary farmhouse, it's an urban farm house. See how these homeowners transformed their city space into a cozy home with a cottage-French twist.
Gingerbread railings and classic French doors greet guests in this pretty foyer. To add a personal touch the homeowner hung her wedding dress as a piece of art above the small French table.
Just inside the front door, a weathered medical cabinet stores dog-walking essentials and welcomes guests with a fresh vase of flowers.
A set of white dishes are tucked into a blue china hutch that was found at a flea-market.
The delicate pastel glazes of handmade dishes created by a local artisan lift everyday china out of the ordinary.
Lilac sprigs slipped into antique druggist and perfume bottles add instant touches of beauty on the vanity.
The carefree gardens spilling over onto stone steps and a rock walkway give this home the feeling of European countryside rather than being a few blocks from a busy retail and business district.