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Heather Holm
July 23, 2014
If you are new to gardening with native plants and are looking for a good introductory plant to try, smooth beardtongue is an excellent choice. This Penstemon species will rival any cultivated ornamental with its large, white flowers; upright form; and long-lasting blooms. It is easy to grow, tolerates most soil types,...
How to Get Midcentury Modern Style Today
Laura Gaskill | July 23, 2014
Midcentury modern style has only continued to gain fans in recent years, and the trend shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. If you are drawn to midcentury...
9 Ways to Make Your Home Office Fabulous
Lara Sargent | July 23, 2014 5
There’s no rule that says your home office has to be a fun-free, functional space kitted out with a standard desk and run-of-the-mill swivel chair, and that’s your lot. In fact, how thoroughly rewarding would it be to head to work and step into a...
Walls Come a-Tumbling Down in a San Francisco Edwardian
Mary Jo Bowling | July 23, 2014 4
Remodels are like any other change; sometimes they happen quickly, sometimes over time. The remodel of this family home in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood took the slow route, with pieces coming together over a period of months....
Houzz Tour: A London Book Tower House Worth a Browse
Natalie Wain | July 23, 2014 7
Creating a versatile living space that included elegant book storage was the challenge facing Patrick Michell of Platform 5 Architects during the renovation of this Victorian house in London’s Hampstead area. The owners had seen the company’s...
Dish-Drying Racks That Don’t Hog Counter Space
Christine Tusher | July 23, 2014 9
Drying dishes can be a drag. So why not let Mother Nature do the work for you? A dish-drying rack can save time and doesn’t even need to take up counter space, so it can make your kitchen look cleaner, faster. Air drying may result in a...
Houzz Tour: Asian Elegance With an Industrial Edge
Becky Harris | July 23, 2014 8
These homeowners made a big lifestyle change when they moved from the Denver suburbs to their Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood. They landed right in the middle of some of the most exciting galleries and restaurants in the city, and are just a few hundred...
A Creative Studio Welcomes Family Projects
Mitchell Parker | July 22, 2014 19
Creative families need creative spaces. For Autumn Sproles; her husband, Chris Stutsman; and their two homeschooled children, that meant a studio addition that would accommodate playing with Lego bricks, banging on drums, stenciling T-shirts,...
My Houzz: Ronnie Wood’s Old Art Studio Gets a Makeover
Natalie Wain | July 22, 2014 16
“We weren’t looking for a project,” says Londoner Nic Farhi, remembering first seeing his flat, “but when I spotted the original floorboards and brickwork in the living room, I knew I had to buy this place.” Nic and his then-girlfriend...
Old Furniture: Clean, Reupholster or Replace It?
Becky Dietrich | July 22, 2014 41
Let’s say your mother-in-law has purchased a brand-new shiny sofa, and has deposited her aging original one in your front room. Or you’ve scored a once-in-a-lifetime roadside find — a Louis XVI chair with a magnificent frame but questionable...
How to Design a Garden That Lasts
Benjamin Vogt | July 22, 2014 25
If you’re anything like me, you bring home your nursery purchases with zeal and hope, piling them nicely in the garden corner for temporary storage until you can place them where you envisioned on the drive home. But a funny thing usually happens —...
Great Design Plant: Try California Wild Grape for Interest All Year
Debbie Ballentine | July 22, 2014 7
California wild grape is known best for its sensational fall colors, but it is much more than a one-season plant. In spring its silvery leaves and tiny buds emerge from bare vines. In summer the lush foliage with ripening fruit will conceal that...
Houzz Tour: Personal and Plaid
Mary Jo Bowling | July 22, 2014 71
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...
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