Archives for March 2017
Eager to get going on a project but not sure where to begin? Read this practical guide to getting started
Working on your home can be a daunting prospect. Your mind may be flooded with ideas. You may be overloaded with advice from family and friends. You may be grappling with big questions, such as: Should we stay or should we move? Should we extend or simply tweak the space we already have?
The biggest obstacle can simply be knowing where to begin. If this is the case, it’s time to step back, gather your thoughts and apply a little objectivity to the process. Whether you’re planning a whole-house makeover or a fundamental reorganization, here are some ideas for how to go about creating a home that meets your needs in the best possible way.
Though it may sound like a harpsichord, this is actually a piano. Dongsok Shin performs the Giga of Sonata number 6 in B flat major by Lodovico Giustini (1685-1743) on the earliest known surviving piano, made by the instrument’s inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), in Florence, 1720. This sonata is from the 12 Sonate da cimbalo di piano e forte detto volgarmente di martelletti, Op. 1, written in 1732. These are the first known pieces to have been composed specifically for the piano.
At the intersection of art and storage, we find savvy homeowners filling their walls with the stuff of everyday life. Be it sports gear, fruit or furniture, it seems almost anything can be stored on a wall. If you need some inspiration for making the functional fabulous, look no further. Here are 10 out-of-the-ordinary ideas that will free up space and add interest to your decor