We’ll be sad to see July go. But, courage—August lies ahead, with lazy days and sunflowers in the garden. The Remodelista editors spent the week discovering new design ideas for high summer. Here are five of their favorites.
“Built in 1765 by poet/naturalist Myron Benton, Troutbeck served as a country house and retreat for Benton’s friends and associates, including Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the naturalist John Burroughs,” writes Julie. See more in Hotels & Lodging: A Storied Bohemian Country Estate Reborn in Amenia, NY.
Water-Saving Toilets“Trying to reduce your household water consumption? Look no further than your toilet, the number-one water guzzler,” suggests Janet. See a roundup of water-saving toilets in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.
Beach Towel DryerThe Simple Summer Laundry Room has all the essentials plus charm to spare. See more in this week’s Steal This Look post.
Precut Wood Siding
The Western red cedar siding of the house is finished with a natural wash to “anticipate the patina and grayness,” the architects say. “The house will not need painting in the future.”