Recent Interior Design Articles

Pop-up Passive House!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 31, 2014

As the passive house trend spreads globally, with people building homes inspired by the standard as well as those that meet its exacting qualifications, architecture firms are getting...

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Pretty in White

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 28, 2014

One of the great things about Hometalk is that I get to live thousands of redesigns, home decor experiments, and more vicariously. I can see what DIY remodelers are up to and follow...

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Sassy and Eco-Friendly Window Treatments

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 25, 2014

The first thing I tend to do when I move into a new home is hang up some window treatments. I like my privacy, thank you very much, and I also like to filter and control light levels...

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Creative Uses for Jewelry

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 26, 2014

As I grow older, I've found that I wear jewelry much less, while at the same time acquiring more as relatives and friends pass on and I end up with pieces of theirs. Some of their...

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Turning Pine-Beetle Ravaged Trees Into Furniture

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 24, 2014

Mountain pine beetles (known to less casual acquaintances as Dendroctonus ponderosae) are infamous across many stretches of North America with pine forests. These insect pests come...