Designer Lauren Levant Bland met real estate agent Ryan Edmondson when she and her husband bought a house from him. He was so impressed with her work that he asked her to redesign his living space in Bloomfield. It is the winner in the small residential category of the Renovation Inspiration Contest.

Renovation Inspiration Contest: A leap of faith in Bloomfield

A real estate agent trusted his designer to create a rustic, open space on the second floor of a row house in Bloomfield.

1 day ago

 The living room with original fireplace and leaded glass doors in the two-bedroom apartment in the home for sale in Cheswick. The house has four apartments and a boutique.  The home was once the borough building.

Buying here: A landlord’s dream in Cheswick

The Highland Avenue house was built in 1896 by Jesse C. H. Groomes, owner of Groomes Construction Co.

1 day ago

 Rachel Ashwell is the author of "The World of Shabby Chic."

Author Rachel Ashwell touts the benefits of the Shabby Chic lifestyle

Through ups and downs, Shabby Chic and Rachel Ashwell go on comfortably.

6 days ago

 Chris Harrison and Amy Ogan in their dining room.

Renovation Inspiration Contest | Large Residential co-winners: High-tech couple create a buzz over Penn Avenue in Garfield

A couple looking for a "cool house in a cool neighborhood“ was drawn to an area popular with artists and arts entrepreneurs.

1 week ago

 The front of the three-bedroom, 21⁄2-bath Colonial-style home for sale at 1189 Clifton Road in Bethel Park.

Buying here: Bethel Park

When he couldn't find a floor plan he liked, a Bethel Park man put together his own.

1 week ago

 Amy and Bill Stabnau in a reception area for his marketing and design firm Nium Inc. in the former St. Anthony's Friary in Ben Avon. The artwork includes pictures of metal type and old maps of Ben Avon.

Graphic designer, architect give Franciscans' home in Ben Avon a bold look

This renovation of the 147-year-old Victorian mansion won the commercial category of the PG's 2014-15 Renovation Inspiration Contest.

2 weeks ago

 The library bar of the Inn on the Mexican War Streets, the Boggs mansion.

Buying Here: Mexican War Streets

The Inn on the Mexican War Streets, built in the Romanesque Revival style, is on the market as both a business and a home for $2.5 million.

2 weeks ago

Butler County Home Show next weekend is free

Butler County Home Show, hard-to-recyle collection and rose pruning demonstrations set for next weekend

2 weeks ago

 Suzan Schultz in her kitchen. The living room is to the left.

Innovative Mt. Lebanon rehab creates a comfortable home retreat

Mt. Lebanon designer a co-winner of Renovation Inspiration Contest for opening up her mid-century stone house and making it more modern.

3 weeks ago

 The front of the rehabbed Victorian on Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington. It is on the market for $1.4 million.

Buying Here: Mount Washington

Old house on Mount Washington offers walls of glass and three decks to enjoy the views of Downtown and North Side.

3 weeks ago

 The Commoner restaurant in the old Reed Smith building, Downtown designed by Mark Zeff.

Interior designer Mark Zeff goes from Swank to The Commoner

Mark Zeff, who has worked with Hilary Swank and The Commoner restaurant, says staying on budget is like landing a plane on the right runway.

3 weeks ago

 Blue Ocean Traders Boho chair of colorful woven rope on display at the Las Vegas Furniture Market.

#Fun Finds @LasVegasFurnitureMarket

You want one-of-a-kind furniture? How about some-of-a-kinds. Unique pieces shine at the Las Vegas Winter Furniture Market.

4 weeks ago

 This Passive House at 5724 Walnut Street utilizes an open floor plan.

Buying Here: Shadyside

A Passive House on Walnut Street in Shadyside is quiet, energy-efficient and beautifully modern.

4 weeks ago

Home & Garden notes: Antiques and preservation fairs, carpentry workshop on agenda

A dozen local antique dealers will attend one-day fair at Hartwood Acres Mansion; DIY workshops set in Wilkinsburg.

4 weeks ago


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