Feathers Providing feathers for nesting material is a great way to recycle old down pillows! Moss Sphagnum or Spanish moss make great bird nesting materials Avoid using chemicals on your lawn, garden, or house Leave some areas of your yard natural, with plenty of hiding places and fallen debris for nest building,
Not all houses like ours still have so many original details, says Kurt Albrecht, pointing to the inlaid hardwood floors, ceiling medallions, Art o tile, and ornamental plasterwork that give personality to the current This Old House TV project, a Spanish Colonial Revival in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
, Look to lightweight fiber cement for functional outdoor furniture and accessories that are heavy on style How about mixing it up with these concrete slab puzzle tiles interspersed with grass They re chic and Imagine a group sitting around this one that s made of durable composite concrete It s both
, The dining room can be viewed through internal glazing, visually extending the corridor at one terminus, while glazed doors bring the outdoors in Doors open away from the central space and into rooms, keeping obstructions away from circulation The composite effect of these minor spatial moves is an
, Houzz Tour Fiesta Terrace and Vertical Garden in Mexico City The house was in such poor condition, the entire structure had to be torn down and replaced Contemporary Patio by PAUL CREMOUX studio PAUL CREMOUX studio The dining room, kitchen and living room make up the ground floor the
, Built by H Arquitectes in Granollers, Spain with date Images by Adrià Goula one more room of the house This way, this main ground floor combines different interior rooms, lower or higher roofs, longer, semi exterior covered and bioclimatic rooms as well as covered and uncovered outdoor rooms.
, The stoneware tiles shown here (Beton Chic from Ricchetti s Manifattura del Duca range) mimic the texture of concrete and come in a variety of colors White and stainless steel sinks have had their day, says designer Ott Expect more concrete, stone, copper and granite composite sinks in darker hues of
, Extend the color, style and atmosphere of your rooms into your garden for a cohesive look that bridges inside and out Lay decorative flooring Encaustic tiles typically grace hallways in Victorian homes, but they re also featured on porches and paths, too They are practical, hard wearing and beautiful,
, Toledo, Spain A historic city famous for the many religions who lived there at once A Composite Trinity Cumulatively, the city is a composite trinity of the monotheistic religions Passing through the narrow streets with tiny Judaic tiles implanted in the cobblestone, I stopped and watched a boy skipping