Architecture & Design

Bedroom Design

Tips from Arianna Huffington and sleep experts for helping make your bedroom more of a sleep aid.

Cottage Style Today

Contemporary plans by The Homestead Partners draw inspiration from architectural history.

Monticello Design Ideas

The architect president never stopped designing and many of his architectural ideas offer inspiration today.

Mid-Century Modern

Today's designers are offering new twists on the Mid-Century Modern esthetic.

Remodel Trends

The annual Chrysalis Awards provides a window into how homeowners are reshaping their living environments.

Swedish Modern Design

A brief look at Swedish modern furniture design as inspiration for spring refurbishing.

Biltmore Mansion

Though vast -- this historic Vanderbilt estate boasts 250 rooms, including 33 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, 65 fireplaces, and 3 kitchens! -- it has surprisingly practical aspects that anyone building a new home can understand.

Cabins with Towers

A tower adds romance and an element of surprise to almost any house, but especially to a vacation cabin, as these plans show.

Homes that Changed America

Four out of the ten houses in this excellent television series relate to anyone thinking about building a new home. And I have added one more. Read on to learn how.

Small Houses

A new book by architect Katie Hutchison explains how to shape the right small house for you.

Wright's Willey House

Boyce describes the meticulous restoration of one of Wright's most important but least known houses.

Vintage Built-Ins

The built-in furniture idea is older than you might think, and continues to inspire.

Miller House by Eero Saarinen

Saarinen’s Miller house still resonates: Boyce tours the iconic Mid-Century Modern home in Indiana and identifies design ideas that were way ahead of their time.

House by John Lautner

This modern concrete-and-glass home by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright is being donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and offers lessons in architectural drama and seamless indoor-outdoor living.

Tall Windows

Use tall windows to brighten rooms and add elegance.

Sarah Susanka

Describing the design of a new Sarah Susanka plan (she is the architect author of The Not So Big House books) and how it shares connections with Frank Lloyd Wright and Hawaiian architecture.