April 2012 Web Exclusives

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Refreshing Retreat

26 Porches and Patios

Find your own outdoor inspiration from our favorite relaxing retreats.


Waterfront Villa

Our Top 25 House Plans

From bungalows built for two to spacious beachside retreats, we’ve gathered your all-time favorite house plans. Now, who’s ready to build?


Mosaic Tile

Our Favorite Flooring Options

Think beyond basic hardwoods and give your floors personality. A few decorative touches will add some serious interest underfoot.


Scenic Space Living Room

Elegant Pacific Northwest Homes

Get inspired by these Northwest homes with styles ranging from modern to rustic.


Remember the Details

Vintage Coastal Style

Use these 68 design tips and decorating ideas to add antique appeal to your home.

More Ways To Get Coastal Living



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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.