The word that best describes time spent in this beach country cottage is simplicity. Very much in keeping with the cottage’s nature surroundings and the ever-present sound of the sea. Read moreLiving the Simple Life in a Modest Beach Country Cottage
Small is Beautiful in a Kanazawa Garden by japantimes: The porch off the drawing room, with carp enjoying the stillness of a pool in the stream that it overlooks. Image credit: Stephen Mansfield - Gardening Take
Asian Water Garden: This garden takes advantage of the natural landscape of Yachats, Oregon, combining it with the simplicity and tranquility of Asian garden design to create a living courtyard surrounded by the residence.
Enhance an Asian Feel Add to Asian style with a simple arbor. Look for an arbor with clean, simple lines and a natural color. Don't make it too dramatic -- in Asian style, the simpler is usually better.
rustic Italian kitchen - I love everything about this. I love the rough edges. I love the cobbled wall. I love the open rafters and quasi-loft storage. I love the rough metal, the hewn look of the wood, and all the different shades of brown.