• Swimming Pool Design

    Altoona house for sale includes pool, theater on 3/4 acre

    1720 Everwood Court SW, Altoona Enjoy luxurious indoor and outdoor living in this Tuscan ranch in the Venbury neighborhood in Altoona. From the exquisite details and architectural design to the comfortable spaces perfect for relaxing or entertaining, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything missing in this property for this price. The courtyard entrance leads to a double-door entryway, where you’ll immediately be swept away by the high ceilings, arched doorways, exposed brick and wide trim. The great room features a massive fireplace flanked by lighted built-ins. The kitchen showcases a 12-foot island with seating, as well as a hidden pantry and commercial-grade appliances. Windows above the cupboards flood the…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    Why a Trump photo is decorating a Biden White House Christmas Tree

    It’s a picture of season’s greetings.​ Tucked among the branches of the White House​ Christmas tree in the State Dining Room is a photo of former President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump. The gold-framed picture, snapped by photographers during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations last month, shows the 45th president and first lady receiving the official White House tree in 2018. Although it may seem unusual for Trump to be adorning his successor’s tree, the unconventional ornament fits with first lady Jill Biden’s “Gifts from the Heart” theme for the holiday decorations, according to Newsweek.  Each room in the White House has been dedicated…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    First lady Jill Biden unveils her first White House holiday decorations

    East Wing communications director Elizabeth Alexander told CNN the idea for Biden’s theme was to showcase “things that unite and heal, and bring us together.” Biden and the East Wing began planning for the holiday decorations in early summer, narrowing the ideas and beginning to visualize how it would come to fruition. In each of the public rooms of the White House — which remains closed to visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic — there is an individual representation of the theme. The Library Room, with decorations of butterflies, reflects the “gift of learning,” while the Vermeil Room notes the “gift of the visual arts” with Christmas wreaths made of…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    See how the Bidens have decorated for their 1st White House Christmas : NPR

    A Christmas tree stands in the Red Room during a press preview of White House holiday decorations on Nov. 29. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images A Christmas tree stands in the Red Room during a press preview of White House holiday decorations on Nov. 29. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images For their first Christmas in the White House, the Biden family will celebrate with the theme of “gifts from the heart” for their holiday decor. In unveiling the theme on Monday, President Biden and first lady Jill Biden explained: “The things we hold sacred unite us and transcend distance, time, and…

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  • Home Design

    Modular home design Falcon House by Koto revealed

    Koto launches sustainable modular home design in the Cotswolds British-based prefabrication specialist Koto has been hard at work developing modular home design, from compact work cabins to agile mini abodes, since its inception in 2017. The forward-thinking company, founded by couple Johnathon and Zoë Little and architect Theo Dales, has completed a range of minimalist cabins, such as its off-the-grid sauna in Ireland, all infused with Scandinavian style and sustainable architecture principles. But the energetic brand is not resting on its laurels, taking its minimalist Nordic architecture aesthetic to the larger scale and launching its first ever, two-storey modular design – meet Falcon House.   The project, an elegant design made of…

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  • Home Design

    Was there a distinctive Dallas home design in the 1970s? This 3-bedroom house gives that impression

    Dallas is known for plenty of things: the Cowboys, for instance, our award-winning skyline and that television show bearing the city’s name, to name a few. The city is also home to plenty of iconic home designs and its own recognizable design style. Well, this 1972 home is a quintessential example of Dallas design. John Astin Perkins designed this home at 10852 Crooked Creek Court, near Royal Lane and Inwood Road, according to documents provided by the listing agent. Erin Young Garrett of Allie Beth Allman & Associates said the home is full of original details and intentional design elements. “Every detail is a thoughtful detail,” she said, making note…

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