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Mary Jo Bowling
July 22, 2014
He was a 16-year-old living in a rural Mississippi ranch house, but when Scot Meacham Wood watched the PBS version of Brideshead Revisited and saw the shutters of Brideshead castle flung open to reveal a palatial interior, the forever-relocating Army brat arrived at his true baronial home. “That scene had...
Swing Into National Hammock Day
Becky Harris | July 22, 2014 1
July 22 is National Hammock Day. In terms of silly holidays that were likely made up by retailers, this is one I really can get behind. There is nothing like swaying on a hammock on a lazy day. However, hammocks were not always associated with chillaxing....
Back Problems? Try Putting Your Feet Up
Karen Egly-Thompson | July 21, 2014 8
Much has been publicized in recent years about how poorly designed office chairs can encourage bad posture that leads to neck and back problems. While ergonomically designed desk chairs may help support us at work, how can we keep ourselves healthy when...
Houzz Tour: A Sophisticated Row House in the U.S. Capital
Mary Jo Bowling | July 21, 2014 4
This 19th-century row house was in what a real estate professional would call “move-in condition” when Samantha Friedman’s client bought it. But, as we all know, serviceable doesn’t equal soulful. The homeowner hired Friedman, principal at
Houzz Tour: Comic Book Prints and Vintage Decor Punch Up a Dublin Home
Joanna Simmons | July 21, 2014 4
Siobhan Lam and her partner, Jaime Hughes, hadn’t planned on tackling a restoration project, but when they came across a dilapidated gem built in 1890 on the tree-lined Grand Canal in Dublin, Ireland, they knew it had the potential to be their...
11 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Doors Black
Fred Albert | July 21, 2014 40
A few months ago I saw a quote from a designer espousing the beauty of black doors. I had never thought about painting my doors black before. But then, up until a few months ago, I had never considered painting my ceilings black, either. Then I...
20 Outdoor Rooms With Entertaining Flair
Annie Thornton | July 21, 2014 5
Summer offers a lot for us to celebrate: vacations, long days, warm nights and visits with friends near and far. Outdoor entertaining, from lunch on the deck and happy hour at sunset to dinner by candlelight and fireside gatherings under the stars, embodies...
How to Create an Inventory, Whether You're Naturally Organized or Not
Alison Hodgson | July 21, 2014 139
You may be surprised to know that losing all of my earthly possessions was the easy part of having an arsonist set my house on fire. The hard part was wrangling with the insurance company while trying to build a new house. Have you seen...
Contracting Practice: Marketing Your Business
Anne Higuera CGR, CAPS | July 21, 2014 4
You have the talent, the staff and the business processes in place to build great projects. So where are all the clients? Done well, marketing can keep customers walking through the door despite the ups and downs of the economy. The keys are to keep...
Room of the Day: Newlyweds Embrace a Colorful New Look
Becky Harris | July 21, 2014 28
Interior designer Jennifer Reynolds had to work hard to sell a recent groom on letting chartreuse into his life. Her newlywed clients were decorating their...
10 Tips for a More Peaceful Home
Laura Gaskill | July 20, 2014 32
Maintaining a Zen-like space is about much more than style. It’s about cultivating a peaceful place where each object has a reason for being present, whether for its beauty, utility or both. Here are 10 ways to bring a peaceful, balanced feeling to...
Design Worskhop: Put Industrial Mesh to Work Around the Home
Eric Reinholdt | July 20, 2014 17
Like many architects, I am always searching for new materials to use in my residential work. I’m particularly drawn to adapting simple, utilitarian, industrial materials for use in the home. Industrial metal mesh is an excellent example of this and...
My Houzz: Earthy and Eclectic in San Francisco
Nanette Wong | July 20, 2014 16
Scott Cunningham and Douglas Leach were drawn to the light in their San Francisco home despite the place’s being smaller than ideal. Cunningham, an interior designer and a colorist,...
Big Foliage for Small Spaces
Jay Sifford | July 20, 2014 7
An exceptional garden is one that embraces and celebrates the unexpected. This can be a challenge in the smaller, more urban gardens that are becoming the norm for many of us. One way to inject unexpected interest into your small space is by introducing...
Guest Picks: Reclaimed Wood Pieces Full of Character
Anita Joyce | July 20, 2014 8
In the movies the things that always expose the nouveau riche as not being “old money” are brand-new clothing and houses full of shiny new furniture. Having things that show wear gives an air of their having been handed down over time. If everything...
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