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January ABODE: On stands now!

This month’s issue of Abode is available now. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Interior architect Jennifer Greenhalgh‘s definition of design. The Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center goes the nautical mile. Why having stairs doesn’t mean treading lightly on style. Stedman House’s Nicole Fagerli on color, texture and Gone with the Wind. A ’70s rancher takes a […]

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Better bathrooms: 14 private spaces that deserve attention

Whether for style or practicality, bathroom design is no place to fall short. This month, we’ve chosen 14 of our favorite local lavatories that get it right. By Shea Gibbs, Erika Howsare and Caite White Let there be light When Elizabeth Birdsall hired Formwork Design to transform her Western Albemarle house, she asked for a […]

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Step by step: When creatively designed, stairs don’t have to be space hogs

Thomas Jefferson hated stairs. Not personally. Architecturally. A design nut who conceptualized Monticello and parts of the Virginia State Capitol, Jefferson disdained the space stairs took up. According to the Monticello Foundation, he favored narrow, steep stairs with tight turns so the hulking masses wouldn’t rob him of space for more exciting design features. These […]