Castle Howard - near York, North Yorkshire, England. The private residence of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family for more than 300 years, construction of Castle Howard took over 100 years to complete beginning in 1699. The 3rd Earl of Carlisle enlisted the help of his friend, dramatist John Vanbrugh, who never having built anything before, recruited Nicholas Hawksmoor to assist him in the practical side of design and construction.
Dress up your staircase with this trendy ombre look featured on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Start at the bottom with a favorite hue, then add a little more white paint to the mix each time you move up to the next riser (hunky HGTV host not included).
TVs Over Fireplaces Mounting a television above a fireplace can double your viewing pleasure, but the modern-media application may not work in every setting. Here's what you need to know before you hang a television over a fireplace.