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Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Phoenix home up for auction

Sep. 20, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona home that architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed during the last year of his life is going on the auction block next month. The Norman Lykes House in Phoenix, the last residential property Wright worked on, will be up for bid on Oct. 16, according to Heritage Auctions. The home has...

White House upgrade: First lady's done a lot with the place

Sep. 18, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's done a lot with the place. Like anyone who has ever spruced up their home, Melania Trump will have a few new touches to showcase Friday when guests visit the White House for only the second state dinner of the Trump presidency. There's refreshed wall fabric in the Red Room,...

White House upgrade: First lady's done a lot with the place

Sep. 17, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's done a lot with the place. Like anyone who has ever spruced up their home, Melania Trump will have a few new touches to showcase Friday when guests visit the White House for only the second state dinner of the Trump presidency. There's refreshed wall fabric in the Red Room,...

A new look at Frank Lloyd Wright's textiles, home goods

Sep. 11, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A small but important exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores a little-known facet of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's creations: his line of wallpapers, printed and woven textiles, and other home goods designed for the public. "Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line,...

Hurricane death toll climbs to 20 in devastated Bahamas

Sep. 4, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The ground crunched under Greg Alem's feet on Wednesday as he walked over the ruins of his home, laid waste by Hurricane Dorian. He touched a splintered beam of wood and pointed to the fallen trees, overcome by memories. "We planted those trees ourselves. Everything has a memory,...

5 ways the right lighting can elevate your home

Sep. 4, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

When you shop for a new sofa or another piece of furniture, it's not hard to envision how it might look in your living room. And if you're considering a new wall color, you can test pretty simply with swatches. But shopping for lighting can be more complicated. It's easy fall in love with the design of a light...

San Francisco reverses order to rebuild historic home

Aug. 30, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials have reversed an order that would have forced a man who illegally demolished a San Francisco house designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra to rebuild the house exactly as it was. The city Planning Commission in December ordered Ross Johnston to rebuild...

RIGHT AT HOME: Terracotta makes a color comeback

Aug. 20, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

There was a time not that long ago when designers were tearing out anything terracotta-colored, whether it was tile, painted walls or upholstered furniture. A darling hue of the '80s, the brownish orange — evocative of terracotta earthenware — was considered dowdy and done. But like so many examples...

Nebraska bidder wins Wright-built house in Kansas City

Aug. 12, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bidder from Nebraska has paid $920,000 for a house designed and built by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Star reports that Heritage Auctions says the new owner wants to remain anonymous for now, but the bidder plans to honor the...

Fall décor's style song: feel-good vibes and personality

Aug. 6, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

For keen serial redecorators, it's time to start thinking about an autumn refresh. This fall, interior designers say there's demand for eclectic styles, interesting prints, rich hues and warm textures. STYLE SENSE The trim, tailored lines of midcentury decor have been ensconced in the home furnishings marketplace...