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
Fall colors bring spark and eclectic flair to an historical family home.
A living room is cozy for family time but retains an air of style for entertaining. Accessories such as a gourd lamp with a feather-covered shade bring panache to the space. To add a subtle beach element, antique hand-painted fish prints hang behind the side table.
Adding layers creates depth and warmth in a room. Designer Lucy Penfield created the layered look with persimmon, curry yellow, and spring green hues and texture-rich fabrics such as velvet and tapestry. The layers also balance the heavy Tudor architecture of the 1930s home.
Modern and traditional styles each offer strong suits. In this room, streamlined, modern pieces (like this four-tier shelf) mingle with traditional antique furniture and accessories. The mix offers an eclectic, collected look.
Just a step up from the living room is a small, cozy office nook. The room maintains the same color palette and eclectic collected feel. Display niches showcase favorite accessories. With its zebra-print pillow, woven rattan seating, and wood desk, the office nook is a study in layering textures.
The juxtaposition of clear and colored glass with silver and ceramic pieces adds interest to the hutch. The contrast of the rugged woven rawhide table and chairs paired with the sleek stone countertops and creamy cabinets continues the layered texture look and makes the kitchen a tactile experience.