Marble can create a multi-sensory experience and render a high-end look in the interiors as the classic, versatile stone makes a great statement and pairs beautifully with different interiors and styles when used in backsplashes. The vertical surface that protects the wall above a counter is referred to as a backsplash.

This material typically sits 2 feet tall and if well designed, can set the tone of the home décor as it occupies a key position in any space. The natural beauty of marble backsplashes provides the kitchen, bathroom, pantry, etc, with a timeless appeal.

In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Apoorva Shroff, Founder of Lyth Design, shared, “When you enter a well made kitchen, the first thing that grabs your eye is the backsplash. There are many tricks to creatively design this vital aspect of kitchen décor. An easy one is to fold up the exotic marble top and

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It can be said that a historic house is only as good as its bones, but oftentimes, it takes a little digging to find them. Such was the case for Carrie and Robert Hicks, who found their dream home in the form of a Tudor-inspired house built in 1926 in one of Austin’s oldest neighborhoods.

“We first fell in love with the location and the great big front yard. It was just a really wonderful space,” recalls Carrie, an interior designer who cut her teeth in New York and West Hollywood before settling down in Texas. The house had been through many hands in the nearly hundred years before the couple, who have three young children, took possession in 2015. Layers upon layers of misguided renovations had taken their toll. “The bones were there, and the structure was there, so the idea was to bring in Paul to save the

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Do you love pink? Then you’ll love the newest trend in home design. Bolstered by promotional images from next summer’s Barbie movie, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, Barbiecore first swept fashion trends and is now hitting home aesthetics. Here’s what you need to know.

What is Barbiecore?

In a word? It’s everything pink. But, it’s also more than that. Just like Barbie is the woman who can do everything — doctor, teacher, and gymnast, all while driving her friends and her beau Ken to the beach in her hot pink car for a little summer surf — this trend is the epitome of more is more, trying to capture the enthusiasm, playfulness, and, well, fun that Barbie exudes.

As far as fashion goes, celebrities from Anne Hathaway to Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have sported the look. This was spurred on in part

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Calling all enthusiasts of European and modern design: this extensively remodeled, transitional home in Portland, Oregon, features a combination of contemporary flair, traditional elements and exquisite details.

Built in 1982, the 7,700-square-foot home also benefits from its location in the Dunthorpe suburb, one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the area. Throughout the years, the four-bedroom residence has been architecturally revamped to include a circular drive and pond with a reconfigured porch area that offers a welcoming entry lined with espalier camellias.

“The home was built by a gentleman who spent a considerable amount of time in Europe and particularly France,” says listing agent Mimi McCaslin of LUXE | Forbes Global Propertieswho shares the listing with business partner Anne-Marie Knapp

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As climate change becomes more of a problem in the United States and globally, having a green home is becoming more desirable. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), there has been a notable increase in homes on the market with energy-efficient features, as homeowners try to reduce their environmental impact.

Green home features, like solar panels, can improve the efficiency of your home by requiring less energy and fewer resources. If you are thinking about upgrading your home with green features, here’s everything you need to know — including what green improvements can increase the value of your home, and how to find your Home Energy Score.

2022 energy statistics

Energy saving homes are becoming more common, and buyers are making green features a priority during their search. Here are some statistics around energy-efficient homes, including those certified as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a widely

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