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Mariana Pickering
July 31, 2014
“Only primitives and barbarians lack knowledge of houses turned to face the winter sun.” This was written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus about 2,500 years ago, referring to the then-basic knowledge that a house should face the equator to gain heat from the low winter sun and shade from the high summer sun. Since...
Houzz Products: Create a Breezy White Bedroom
Houzz | July 31, 2014
Help your bedroom breeze through the peak of summer by turning it into a seasonal sanctuary. From lightweight linens to ceiling fans and coastal-inspired decor, these picks from the Houzz Products section will bring an airy and peaceful feel to your room....
The Question That Can Make You Love Your Home More
Laura Gaskill | July 31, 2014 5
It’s a deceptively simple question that nearly all designers ask at the start of a project: “How do you want your home to feel?” Focusing on this question yourself can work wonders. Defining the feelings you want to cultivate in your home will give...
Objects of Desire: Recliners That Don’t Look Like Recliners
Christine Tusher | July 31, 2014 11
The image of the dad watching the game in his recliner, beer in hand (or in the built-in drink holder), may not exactly be Rockwellian — but it’s definitely an American classic. And for good reason. After all, the recliner provides a convenient solution...
Room of the Day: Spa-Like Relaxing in a London Garden
Natalie Wain | July 31, 2014 4
Shortly after the successful renovation of their 1920s home, the owners of this London property invited their architect, Lester Bennett of Folio Design, to work his magic...
Budget Decorator: A Most Affordable Gallery Wall
Mike Dietrich | July 31, 2014 14
Wall art has a big impact on the design of your home. Whether it’s a picture, print, photograph, quilt — you name it — it can reveal your taste, your point of view, your color preferences, your family history and...
Houzz Tour: Playing Checkers in a Converted London Bakery
Natalie Wain | July 30, 2014 10
“When we first saw this flat, it was pretty dark and in bad condition, but we felt it had so much potential,” says architect Pereen d’Avoine of Russian For Fish. It...
Guest Picks: Corner Cabinets and Shelves From Simple to Showstopping
Erin | July 30, 2014 5
After moving into a new house, I noticed a naked corner in the breakfast space that needed attention. I found the solution in a glass-front corner cabinet that my family has owned for years. It tucked right in and provided just the presence that the semiopen...
Great Design Plant: Evergreen Huckleberry Appeals All Year
Kate Bryant | July 30, 2014 4
Evergreen huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) is surely one of the most versatile, attractive and wildlife friendly of all the Pacific Northwest natives. Factor in the delicious berries that are adored by wildlife and humans alike, and you have a plant...
My Houzz: A Basketball Court, a Rooftop Kitchen and More in Manhattan
Adrienne DeRosa | July 30, 2014 28
A very dilapidated motorcycle garage on New York City’s Lower West Side seems to be an unlikely choice as a home for a husband-and-wife design team with six children and another one on the way. But it proved to be irresistible. “We drove by it several...
How to Get the Front Door You’ve Always Wanted
Mitchell Parker | July 30, 2014 13
A front door is one of the first things people see on a home. It’s something most homeowners use multiple times every day, coming to know all its intricacies and scuffs and flaws. For something that takes up such a small fraction of a home’s...
10 Friendly Furniture Pieces for a Comforting Home
Joanna Simmons | July 30, 2014 11
Our passion for design can lead us to choose the fabulous over the friendly, and, while nothing can compete with a midcentury Danish chair or a classic Eames lounger, there is room in our homes for more anonymous but no less appealing pieces. Think friendly...
10 Ways to Round Up Some Texas Style
Laura Gaskill | July 30, 2014 23
The food, the art, the music scene, the wild and lonesome landscape — from Austin to Marfa, Houston to Dallas, Texas has it going on. Beyond the big ranches and McMansions is a whole world of fresh, independent design, and, of course, creative homeowners...
4 Obstacles to Decluttering — and How to Beat Them
Alison Hodgson | July 30, 2014 316
My husband and I began dating when we were still children. He was 16 and I was 15, back in the olden days when people still talked on the phone and wrote letters. By the time we got married and had three kids, we had almost 20 years of correspondence....
Great Design Plant: Skylands Oriental Spruce, a Favorite Conifer
Jay Sifford | July 29, 2014 15
Conifer addiction can be a terrible thing. Just ask anyone who knows me. Visitors to my garden frequently ask me which of my 100 conifers is my favorite. Without hesitation, I answer the Skylands Oriental spruce. It has beautiful...
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