• Real Estate

    House Hunting in Guatemala: Among Volcanoes in Antigua for $299,000

    A Two-Bedroom Townhouse in Antigua, Guatemala $299,000 This two-bedroom townhouse sits in a gated community on the outskirts of Antigua, the colonial city and UNESCO Heritage Site surrounded by volcanoes in the highlands of central Guatemala, about 25 miles west of Guatemala City. “It’s close to Antigua, but not in the hustle and bustle of the commercial areas,” said Glenn Wilson, an agent with Century 21 Antigua Fine Homes, which has the listing. The 39-home development is laid out as “a big square, and in the middle of the square there’s a park with benches, gardens.” From various places on the grounds, he said, residents can eye the dormant Agua…

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  • Swimming Pool Design

    Altoona house for sale includes pool, theater on 3/4 acre

    1720 Everwood Court SW, Altoona Enjoy luxurious indoor and outdoor living in this Tuscan ranch in the Venbury neighborhood in Altoona. From the exquisite details and architectural design to the comfortable spaces perfect for relaxing or entertaining, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything missing in this property for this price. The courtyard entrance leads to a double-door entryway, where you’ll immediately be swept away by the high ceilings, arched doorways, exposed brick and wide trim. The great room features a massive fireplace flanked by lighted built-ins. The kitchen showcases a 12-foot island with seating, as well as a hidden pantry and commercial-grade appliances. Windows above the cupboards flood the…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    Why a Trump photo is decorating a Biden White House Christmas Tree

    It’s a picture of season’s greetings.​ Tucked among the branches of the White House​ Christmas tree in the State Dining Room is a photo of former President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump. The gold-framed picture, snapped by photographers during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations last month, shows the 45th president and first lady receiving the official White House tree in 2018. Although it may seem unusual for Trump to be adorning his successor’s tree, the unconventional ornament fits with first lady Jill Biden’s “Gifts from the Heart” theme for the holiday decorations, according to Newsweek.  Each room in the White House has been dedicated…

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  • Home Improvement

    ASEAN Home Improvement Market Report 2021, Featuring Key Players Ace Hardware Indonesia, Siam Global House Public Company, Home Product Center Public Company, Mr D.I.Y. Group and AllHome Corp

    DUBLIN, Dec. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “ASEAN Home Improvement Market (Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand & Malaysia): Insights & Forecast with Potential Impact of COVID-19 (2021-2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The ASEAN home improvement market is forecast to reach US$10.90 billion in 2025, experiencing growth at a CAGR of 9.22% during the period spanning from 2021 to 2025. Growth in the ASEAN home improvement market was supported by factors such as increasing population in ASEAN countries, skyrocketing house prices, rapid urbanization and favorable demographic structure. Rising e-commerce penetration and increase in work from home and freelancing jobs is likely to have a positive impact on the ASEAN…

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    Sac Design: Instagram House – Sacramento Magazine

    A few years ago, Shayne Sweeney was a top employee at Instagram, and in possession of a pilot’s license, when he and his wife, Sarah, bought a house in the foothills city of Lincoln. They figured he could fly his plane to his job in the Bay Area, thereby shaving six minutes off a gnarly commute. Only one problem: The house was a new build with no character. So the young couple turned to local designer Todd Peddicord to help them infuse their new home with style and personality—theirs. In the dining room, designer Todd Peddicord alternated vertical bands of antique mirror and geometric stone tiles for a hefty dose…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    See how the Bidens have decorated for their 1st White House Christmas : NPR

    A Christmas tree stands in the Red Room during a press preview of White House holiday decorations on Nov. 29. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images A Christmas tree stands in the Red Room during a press preview of White House holiday decorations on Nov. 29. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images For their first Christmas in the White House, the Biden family will celebrate with the theme of “gifts from the heart” for their holiday decor. In unveiling the theme on Monday, President Biden and first lady Jill Biden explained: “The things we hold sacred unite us and transcend distance, time, and…

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    First lady Jill Biden unveils her first White House holiday decorations

    East Wing communications director Elizabeth Alexander told CNN the idea for Biden’s theme was to showcase “things that unite and heal, and bring us together.” Biden and the East Wing began planning for the holiday decorations in early summer, narrowing the ideas and beginning to visualize how it would come to fruition. In each of the public rooms of the White House — which remains closed to visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic — there is an individual representation of the theme. The Library Room, with decorations of butterflies, reflects the “gift of learning,” while the Vermeil Room notes the “gift of the visual arts” with Christmas wreaths made of…

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