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ECLECTIC HOMES
Houzz Tour: Wild Ideas in the Windy City
Mary Jo Bowling | July 27, 2014 9

When bold art meets great architecture and interior design, something wonderful happens

STORAGE
15 Ways to Enhance Your Cabinets With Grilles
Becky Harris | July 27, 2014 4

It looks decorative, but metal mesh on cabinet doors has a practical side too

ARCHITECTURE
10 Marvelous Ways With Mezzanines
Joanna Simmons | July 27, 2014 4

Whether you have just a sliver of space or a whole floor’s worth, you can create an extra living area by looking up

ECLECTIC HOMES
Houzz Tour: Styles and Eras Mix in a Former Stable Block
Natalie Wain | July 27, 2014 9

Modern touches balance bountiful antiques in a beautifully eclectic home that housed horses in the 1700s

NEUTRAL COLORS
How to Bring Beige Walls to Life
Laura Gaskill | July 27, 2014 20

Go for sprightly instead of snoozy by pairing beige walls with higher-octane hues

PRODUCT PICKS
Guest Picks: Fanciful Chinoiserie for Your Outdoor Dinner Party
Daniela Shuffler | July 27, 2014 5

Give your everyday patio table a faraway feel with dragonfly napkin rings, pagoda-patterned plates and other chinoiserie touches

CONTEMPORARY HOMES
Houzz Tour: Old-School Charm With a Contemporary Twist
Natalie Wain | July 26, 2014 30

Bright and open interiors with a serene vibe belie the challenges of building this Cornwell home

WORKING WITH PROS
12 Questions Your Interior Designer Should Ask You
Mike Dietrich | July 26, 2014 59

The best decorators aren’t dictators — and they’re not mind readers either. To understand your tastes, they need this essential info

COLOR
Wake Up Your Woodwork With Black
Joanna Simmons | July 26, 2014 102

Strike a dramatic note with black window frames, shelves, stairs and more, making features stand out or blend in

GARDENING
How to Avoid Overcrowded, Overpruned Shrubs
Noelle Johnson | July 26, 2014 25

Go for a more natural look that’s easier and less expensive to maintain by giving your plants the right amount of growing room

APARTMENTS
My Houzz: Serene Simplicity in Brooklyn
Corynne Pless | July 26, 2014 15

Clean white backdrops and minimal furnishings give a Red Hook rental a peaceful air

PRODUCT PICKS
Guest Picks: Sunshine and Sunflowers for Summer
Clarissa Nassar | July 26, 2014 9

Boost your mood with accessories, tiles and furnishings recalling two of the cheeriest things around

LIFE
You Said It: ‘It Was a Symbolic Gesture to Myself’ and More Quotables
Becky Harris | July 25, 2014

Design advice, inspiration and observations that struck a chord this week

Help - exterior of home
I am trying to get ideas to update the gingerbread...
sgadia | 4 minutes ago   7
Giant Gator Art?
First, thank you to GroverAxle who helped me get started...
LeAnne Cantrell | 6 minutes ago   49
Storybook tudor: new roof/trim/paint colors?
We just bought a 1929 storybook and need a new roof....
David | 7 minutes ago   2
I need HELP decorating my tiny family room !!!!
Hi there! I need your help, your expert opinion on...
leshabbychic | 8 minutes ago   49
30 Year-Old Kitchen Upgrade
The old kitchen had to go, but we wanted to save the...
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