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Five spring home design trends: Wallpapered ceilings are in and white kitchens are out

Some of our favorite influencers think our homes will be wrapped in more personalized colors, patterns and textures in the year ahead.


Winter brings dark, dreary days – don’t let your space follow suit

When winter sets in and days are shorter and darker, the change in light can wreak havoc on our sleep schedules and moods. But coming home and sitting in a …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Future Spokane middle schools: More glass, light, academic ‘neighborhoods’ envisioned

Spokane Public Schools officials have met with an architecture firm to continue the hard work of designing six new middle school buildings by 2024 that are geared toward learning for …


10 home design trends to watch for in 2019

The home remodeling and design platform Houzz recently released its annual forecast, derived from conversations with industry experts as well as trends spotted among its 40 million monthly users. It …


Design Recipes: How to harness the power of pastels

Pastels are gender-neutral and blend well with other colors while creating a sense of soothing and calm in a subtle way.


Ways to deal with dreaded marks on painted walls

When it comes to cleaning painted walls, the finish of the paint is what matters; the color doesn’t. Flat paint is the hardest to clean but the easiest to touch …


Design Recipes: How to lighten, brighten your home this spring

If you are looking for some ways to brighten and lighten your home this spring, here are some of our top tips.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

Key design change stymied bridge cost, schedule

Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

Baby boomers, not millennials, have influenced auto industry and still do

With advanced technology and designs catering to this demographic, boomers will influence our rides long past when they hang up their key chains.


Lighting that makes a statement

Creative new shapes and technology mean that home lighting fixtures often do far more than provide illumination. They can be exciting and sculptural works of art.


Spokane leaders look to lift restrictions on building height near Riverfront Park

Current rules require buildings over 100 feet to be built with a stair-step design to limit shadows being cast into Riverfront Park. City Council President Ben Stuckart says the need …


CV art students hope to tie up $50,000 grant

Central Valley High School students make final 50 in Vans sneaker contest


Digital decor: Harnessing the riches of online design sites

There’s Houzz. Remodelista. Home design Twitter feeds. Tumblr accounts. And of course, the granddaddy of all online decor depositories – Pinterest.


Florals are cropping up in fresh ways

F loral motifs pop up every spring in home-furnishing collections, and after a long winter they’re always a welcome sight. But this year, there seem to be more of them …


Idaho House passes bill to make design review requirements voluntary

BOISE – Idaho cities would have less power to regulate building design under a bill passed by the Idaho House. “We need jobs and economic development in this state much …


Balfour Park expansion options laid out

Three potential designs for the Balfour Park expansion were presented at a community meeting Monday. The plans were based on comments collected during a previous public meeting. They included different …


UI graduate brings life of innovation to campus

MOSCOW, Idaho – Meg Browning isn’t afraid of having her mind blown. Ron Walters is just the man to do it. Browning, a University of Idaho accounting and economics student, …