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Modern Day Feng Shui

Ever since rooms have been around, there has been some kind of functional design that dictates what should go where and how to make the best use of space. And just like everything else that uses space, rooms have flow and energy. For example, some rooms are warm and inviting while some rooms are cold.


Stark, Majestic Dwellings Blend Interior...

When it comes to modern architecture, few are neutral on the topic, and both supporters and detractors can be vocal in expressing their opinions. "Cold," "austere" and "impersonal" might be some of the adjectives detractors choose to describe it, while words such as "energizing," "light-filled" and "inspired" may roll off the tongues of modern architecture enthusiasts.


City Spotlight: Welcome to Portland

If you're planning a move or looking for a great place to plant your seeds, it may be worth your time to give Portland a look.


Color Theory 101

What's your favorite color? Bet that’s a question you haven't been asked since elementary school or a surprisingly detailed personal questionnaire. But it you are moving into your new home or if you are thinking about sprucing up the place, you are probably thinking about your favorite color and how it will look on your walls.


You’ll Never Guess What I Found In...

We don't condone haphazard excavations of your property, but we have compiled a list of unusual surprises people have found in their own backyards.


Fortress Sweet Fortress: Keeping Your Do...

Crime rates have been on the decline for a number of years, but that doesn't mean that you can throw caution to the wind. Depending on which neighborhood you call home, crime, including burglary, may still be a concern. Here are some tips to help discourage burglars from entering your home.


Architect Spotlight: Frank Lloyd Wright

Each of his 1,100 designs is as unique as a snowflake. Yet every piece is an unmistakable reflection of its creator, Frank Lloyd Wright.


A Room With a View: Home Theater Essenti...

You may think that home theaters are strictly for Hollywood movie moguls and business tycoons, but for some, a private screening room could actually be a money saver. If you and the family go out to the movies often – say, about every other weekend – a home theater may not be such an enormous splurge in the long run.


Trading Places: Home Swapping Can Open N...

Imagine waking up one morning in a private residence in Paris – the Left Bank, to be more precise. You are a short walk away from lively sidewalk cafes, Notre Dame and the Sorbonne. You enjoy a leisurely breakfast before setting out on a day of sightseeing and shopping – and the cost of your Paris flat? It can be had for a fraction of the cost of a hotel.


Readin’ Good in the Neighborhood

The level and quality of an education has the ability to affect everything from health to relationships to income level. There is no way to overestimate the importance of a good education.

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