Stretch your imagination: High Country architects bring clients’ ideas and inspirations to life

The ‘Fly Barn’ is an intimate structure adjacent to the main house, wherein the fly-fishing contingent store their fly rods, vests and drift boat, as well as sit at the bench tying flies and regale each other with fish stories.
Photo courtesy Shepherd Resources Inc.

Everyone has their own ideas about what makes a home truly stand apart from the rest, but sometimes, it takes a little inspiration from others to get those creative juices really flowing. Homeowners curate ideas from all kinds of sources — from magazines to favorite vacation memories — and experienced architects bring those visions to life. Here are several examples of cool home elements to get your motor running.

Lighting it up

Doug DeChant and his associates at Shepherd Resources Inc. believe that light is central to any good design, be it light of the sun, moon or fire.

Whether it’s an indoor fireplace or

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Breakthrough Design Meets Adaptive Intelligence and Boundary Breaking Performance with New HP Spectre x360 14

The beautifully crafted convertible PC builds on HP’s most sustainable PC portfolio leadership with the world’s first laptop to use keyboard scissors made from natural, renewable material

The HP Spectre Family

The new HP Spectre x360 14 rounds out the Spectre Portfolio, with the latest intelligent features that adapt to the user for the ultimate in productivity.
The new HP Spectre x360 14 rounds out the Spectre Portfolio, with the latest intelligent features that adapt to the user for the ultimate in productivity.
The new HP Spectre x360 14 rounds out the Spectre Portfolio, with the latest intelligent features that adapt to the user for the ultimate in productivity.

The HP Spectre x360 14

The Spectre x360 14 is the world’s first laptop to use keyboard scissors made from natural, renewable material [24].
The Spectre x360 14 is the world’s first laptop to use keyboard scissors made from natural, renewable material [24].
The Spectre x360 14 is the world’s first laptop to use keyboard scissors made from natural, renewable material [24].

The HP Spectre x360 13

Available for the first time with Intel® Core™ processors, the HP ENVY x360 13 in pale gold is the perfect fit for creators who want to create on the go, with HPMPP2.0 Tilt Pen support and up to 12.75 hours of battery life [19].
Available for the first time with Intel® Core™ processors, the HP ENVY x360 13 in pale gold is the
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How to create design contrast with two-tone kitchen cabinets



a kitchen with wooden cabinets and a mirror: How to create design contrast with two-tone kitchen cabinets


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How to create design contrast with two-tone kitchen cabinets


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Whether decorated with contemporary, clean-lined tables, antique Shaker-style cabinets, or the ever-sought-after subway tile backsplash, the all-white kitchen has been so popular for so long, it’s hard to imagine it ever going out of style.

However, this doesn’t mean other kitchen design trends have been waiting patiently in the wings. It’s 2020, and the moment for two-tone kitchen cabinets has arrived.

Not only has color—from black to blue, gray, and green—come back into the kitchen in a big way, but so have wood finishes.

If you’re entertaining a kitchen renovation, consider mixing and matching color and wood finishes in your cabinetry and other elements to give your kitchen the warmth and character it may be missing.

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25 The Elf on the Shelf Ideas For Every December Day ‘Til Christmas

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Ah, the The Elf on the Shelf — the bane of so many parents’ holiday seasons. Maybe you have a love-hate relationship (or, OK, a hate-hate relationship) with the wily little guy. But chances are, your kids love him. And hey, the internet loves him. He’s basically the best thing to happen to holiday mischief since Santa himself.

Although it can be fun to come up with your own creative ideas for where to place the beloved/dreaded elf (and we encourage you to do so) it can also be a little… exhausting, to say the least. And nowadays, The Elf on the Shelf has so many accessories — Elfie’s even got his own pets — to keep this yearly activity fresh and exciting. Elfie can almost give Barbie a run for her money. So here are more than two dozen easy The Elf

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The 9 trendiest kitchen renovation ideas for 2020

2020 is almost over, yet we’ve had plenty of time to distinguish between the various style- and design trends that have come and gone this year. Especially the ones intended for the heart of all homes: the kitchen. Let’s catch up with nine of the trendiest kitchen renovation ideas for 2020 (as collected from our ever-growing collection of professionals like Kitchen Planners, Architects, etc.)…

1. Stone style




a kitchen with a sink and a window: 1. Stone style


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1. Stone style

Although it never really left us, marble has made quite the ‘comeback’ this year, especially in modern/contemporary cooking spaces.

2. Light woods




a kitchen with a sink and a mirror: 2. Light woods


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2. Light woods

Pale woods are officially back in fashion, especially the ones flaunting rich textures like subtle-grained ash, pale oak, and light walnut. Bonus points if you manage to

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3 Tips to Decorate Your Kitchen on a Budget

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Los Angeles, CA ( TS Newswire ) — 30 Sep 2020

Over time, you may get tired of the same, old look of your kitchen. You should know that decorating your kitchen doesn’t need a lot of spending. With a modest budget, these 3 simple ideas will freshen up your kitchen space in a heartbeat.

Why Should You Decorate Your Kitchen?

There are several advantages to decorating your kitchen, namely:

  • Kitchen decoration projects take less time and effort than renovation projects.
  • A newly decorated kitchen is a cheaper way to give your home a fresh look.
  • Decorated kitchens inspire and invigorate the home cook, which means more delicious meals.

3 Ways to Decorate Your Kitchen on a Budget

If you want to keep expenses at a minimum, consider these 3

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Erika Ward’s Brilliant Kitchen Organization Tips

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Maintaining an organized home just makes life easier. When everything is in its place, you can move through your day with ease. Who wouldn’t want that? That’s why we’re taking you inside some of the most organized — and stylish — spaces crafted by some of our favorite design influencers and tastemakers. Get ready to take inspiration from the Organization Chronicles.


The kitchen is the heart of the home, and when you’re a mom of five, this is even more true. Consider the case of Atlanta-based interior designer Erika Ward, who admits it was imperative for her recent kitchen renovation to be conducive to her active lifestyle, especially now that she and her husband are working more from home.

Ward craved a comfortable yet stylish cooking space that would make it easy to prepare meals but also encourage her kids to assist with the clean-up afterwards (a.k.a. every parent’s dream).

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Ten top STEM activities to celebrate World School Milk Day

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Our Education team share their ten top STEM activities that you could complete at home or with your class to celebrate this delightful day of dairy on 30 September 2020.

World School Milk Day is held all over the world every year to celebrate the benefits and success of school milk programmes and the important role that milk and dairy products play in children’s diets.

To help you celebrate, here is a selection of super STEM activities involving the wonderful white stuff!

1. Make plastic from milk!

Lots of us are looking for ways that we can look after the planet by reducing our plastic footprint. This activity gives children an opportunity to explore alternatives to traditional plastic by making their own biodegradable toy figures from milk!

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2. Colour-changing milk!

This website shares a classic kitchen chemistry experiment with lots of ideas for how children could extend it to design

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4 Ways COVID Has Changed Home Design

There’s no place like home. 

The phrase has always been true, but especially in the last six months. What used to be a place to return to after a long day now serves multiple purposes to people all day, every day. The home is now an office, school, restaurant, gym, playroom and more. 

And with most people around the world spending significantly more time in their homes than ever before, change has inevitably occurred. 

Spending so much time at home leaves people to look at their homes and want to make changes. Research has found that 70% of Americans have completed a home improvement project during the pandemic, with more projects planned for 2021. Consequently, sales and stock prices for companies like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Sherwin Williams have seen tremendous growth in recent months. 

Home design changes and improvements have long been linked to pandemics. In fact, the

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Score a SMEG Cooktop and Oven thanks to Joyce Kitchens!

There’s no place like home…

And Joyce Kitchens can inspire the perfect upgrade for your unique property and lifestyle, adding real value now and into the future…

Joyce Kitchens’ internationally-experienced interior designers keep up-to-date with modern trends and technology and will guide you in what matters when creating a beautiful and functional living environment. As kitchen, bathroom, laundry, study, luxury walk-in-robe and cabinetry specialists, our designers’ detailed ideas and 3D-design presentations will give you confidence that you’re going to love your new space.

From their Perth factory, skilled cabinetmakers craft and install each bespoke piece just as Joyce Kitchens have been trusted to do for more than 11,000 local families over recent years.

Indeed, Joyce Kitchens’ local history dates back to the late 1800s, so you can have trust knowing they’ve built their reputation on their commitment to quality, yet affordable and easy, custom-designed renovations.

With 25% off, Joyce Kitchens

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