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Jay Sifford
September 30, 2014
A successful shade garden relies more on textures and shapes than perhaps any other type of garden. In shady nooks, where a profusion of blossoms is rare and almost an unwelcome intrusion into serenity, ferns rule the roost. While some fern species have long, spiky fronds to add structure and lift the eye, maidenhair ferns...
Kilim, Flokati, Beni Ourain, Boucherouite: What’s the Difference?
Laura Gaskill | September 29, 2014 4
From flat weave to shaggy, all natural or a riot of colors, these rugs are all hot with decorators — but which is which? If you’re on the hunt for a new rug, this mini guide to four types of popular rugs is here to help.
Room of the Day: Pool House Welcomes Guests in Style
Joanna Tovia | September 29, 2014 3
When you live somewhere that people love to visit, and you like to entertain, what better solution than a pool house with an outdoor kitchen that doubles as the guest quarters? The team at Acorn Garden...
Houzz Tour: A Former Stable Becomes a Live-Work Showcase
Annie Thornton | September 29, 2014 5
Three years ago, architect Mark Lawrence and his wife, Cary, bought a 19th-century stable in the historic Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C., on the way to realizing his dream of opening a storefront in the city for the studio he and Elizabeth...
Curl Up With Some Dreamworthy Nap Spots
Natasha Saroca | September 29, 2014 9
Did you know that September 29 marks the start of Sleep Awareness Week in Australia? (It comes along in March in the U.S.) If not, there’s no...
Guest Picks: Accessories That Are Perfect for Fall
Chris Loves Julia | September 29, 2014 3
It’s fall — the most wonderful time of the year! While I don’t necessarily decorate my house for autumn, I incorporate a few warm colors, nubby textures and weather-appropriate accessories (and scents!) to make my home coincide with the changing...
Small Gem Lawns: More Impact From Less Grass
Carol Crotta | September 29, 2014 5
Backyard lawns often have been the background music in the garden, the understated foil to flower borders, trees and shrubs. Today, however, people are rethinking the notion of the sprawling, wall-to-wall, nondescript lawn. Not...
Houzz Tour: A Fresh Pacific Northwest Take on Midcentury Modern
Becky Harris | September 29, 2014 27
“Wanting to spend time in your vacation home even in bad weather — that’s the litmus test,” claims interior designer Ian McLeod. These homeowners are so thrilled with the renovation of their 1968 home in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands, they...
Houzz Products: Great Wedding Gifts for Modern Couples
Houzz | September 28, 2014 2
Whether it’s time to tie the knot or jump the broom, the union of two people on their wedding day is one of the happiest moments in their lives. Congratulate the newlyweds in your life and inspire their happily ever after with gifts...
7 Reasons Not to ‘Clean Up’ Your Fall Garden
Benjamin Vogt | September 28, 2014 46
My belief in leaving the garden alone in fall was cemented last year on a December morning, when a robin landed on a garden chest where I keep my tools. It balanced on the edge where some snow was melting and dripping to the deck below. The robin arched...
10 Tips for a College Apartment That Says ‘Home’
Laura Gaskill | September 28, 2014 14
Your home should support you, help you relax at the end of a busy day and, when you’re a student, keep you going through long study sessions. But when it’s your very first apartment we’re talking about, creating a space that feels like home can...
How to Get Curves in All the Right Spaces
Kate McKee | September 28, 2014 15
Curves can soften a living zone, draw the eye to a certain feature or focal point, and visually lengthen an area. When used well, they can enhance the flow of a room and be used to define different spaces. They can also...
Houzz Tour: Sophisticated Updates for a Traditional English Home
Natalie Wain | September 28, 2014 5
“The house was in a bad state of repair, and putting it right was an extensive project,” says interior designer Charles Bateson. “Everything had to be done from...
Take Your Cue: Planning a Pool Table Room
Karen Egly-Thompson | September 28, 2014 8
For many people the clack of colliding pool balls recalls happy times. That’s one reason pool tables are a classic addition to the game room, basement, garage, family room, loft, man cave or even dining room. But planning for a pool table requires more...
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