Other stories by Amy%20Albert

  • Second Story

    The summer issue of Custom Home is devoted to second homes. Formerly known as summer homes, these houses are becoming year-round houses. But whether you call them weekend homes, vacation homes, design builders and architects agree that these projects pose their own sets of challenges.

  • Video: Using Architectural Salvage

    Architectural salvage is a clever, cost-effective way to achieve a custom look. Need some hints on how to use it? Follow two designers around a salvage yard.

  • Design Details: Transition Spaces

    Making space for smooth transitions is square footage well spent.

  • Designing Great Open Kitchens

    A look at three different open kitchens show artful ways that designers met the challenges that open kitchens pose.

  • New Editor Touts Magazine's Fresh Start

    This editor's letter introduces the new, redesigned Custom Home as a quarterly, with a hat-tip to upward-bound indices and cautious optimism and a shout-out to new departments written by the same expert hands.

  • 21 Big Ideas for Home Design Today

    One of the most popular seminars at last year’s show, a Trend Slam, was reprised this year. Here are the takeaways.

  • 10 Top Design Trends of 2012

    There was a lot to love in this year's home designs, but here are the design trends that matter most.

  • Story Pool House

    Centerpoint, Texas

  • Superb-A House

    Venice Beach, Calif.

  • Bucktown Three

    Chicago