• Modern Farmhouse Decorating Inspired by the Hudson River Style

    I'm a big fan of modern farmhouse decorating. One of the best ways to incorporate aspects of a particular decor look into your home (in this case, the Hudson River Style) is to break the style down at its point of origin. That way you understand it more fully, and can pick and choose the elements...
  • Lighting Tips with House Flipper Steve Jones

    Steve Jones of bettershelter is a well known house flipper in Los Angeles. He finds a house that is a "hot mess" (as he calls it) and completely rehabs the home while staying on a tight budget. His method for investing in homes is simple - buy it for a good price, renovate it on a budget, and...
  • Lighting Coastal Style Great Rooms

    When it comes to lighting coastal style great rooms, variety is the key. Because “coastal” has a relaxed connotation, let your room look like it has evolved over time, through many generations and through many summers. Also, because the typical great room must function on many levels, think...
  • Renovation Ideas - Bettershelter Traditional Bungalow: Part 1

    Steve Jones of bettershelter recently purchased a traditional bungalow that was in major despair. When I saw it for the first time the floors were barely in place and electric wires were hanging from the ceiling. It was very dark, dirty, and hard to envision someone living in the home at some point....
  • 5 Tips for Staying Organized During Home Remodeling with Bettershelter

    This week we checked in with Steve Jones of bettershelter to see the progress of his traditional bungalow project. Everything was coming along nicely and he even had a calendar displayed to help everyone stay organized and on schedule during the process of home remodeling. I am sure many can attest to...
  • Design Trend: The Neo Naturalist Interior

    No doubt you have seen the design trend, the neo naturalist interior, creeping into design magazines and shop catalogues and couldn’t quite figure out what it all meant or how the items could be incorporated into your own home. At first glance it’s part laboratory with a light dusting of...
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