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Margot Hartford
December 27, 2014 3
An obsession with tulips sent fine-art and documentary photographer Rudi Dundas on a photographic journey from the Hortus Bulborum bulb library in Limmen, the Netherlands, to the Tien Shan mountains in Kazakhstan, where tulips originated. She was in Kazakhstan for the tulips, but she also ended up taking photos of the people....
Houzz Tour: Back to the ’50s in the Heart of Bordeaux
Christine Sanchez Gaspard | December 27, 2014 6
After a fair share of traveling, Ninou Étienne, an interior designer and a decorator, finally settled in Bordeaux. The old typical Bordeaux house she purchased two years ago had been vacant for a decade. “It was a very dark house, entirely carpeted,”...
So You Want to Build: 7 Steps to Create a New Home
Bud Dietrich, AIA | December 27, 2014 102
Whether building new or renovating an existing structure, creating a new home is a journey of discovering who you are, what you want, how you want to live and where you want to be. It’s a chance for you to define your relationship to the world, to...
Shop Houzz: Give Your Home a Bubbly Personality
Houzz | December 27, 2014
There’s nothing quite like ringing in the new year with a glass of champagne, starring those delightful nose-tickling bubbles. Celebrate all year long with a collection that features bubbles both big and small. Make a style resolution to add some...
Houzz Call: Is Your Closet a Storage Powerhouse?
Laura Gaskill | December 27, 2014 9
From keeping clothes and linens neat and within reach to stowing cleaning supplies and tools, closets are workhorses of the home. But it’s not always easy to keep a handle on what’s stored behind those doors. Which...
Look Beyond Plants for a Wonderful Winter Garden
Karen Chapman | December 27, 2014 21
When designing a landscape for year-round interest, people typically check their plant lists for a selection of evergreen trees and shrubs that offer a pleasing combination of foliage and texture. Frozen grasses and seed heads bring a sculptural quality...
How Grading Shapes the Ground and Manages Stormwater
Falon Mihalic | December 26, 2014
Grading is the process of shaping and contouring the land and is an important technical tool of landscape architects. Grading is important because the shape of the ground makes water flow across it in a particular way, and elegant grading creates a solid...
You Said It: ‘Do What Feels Natural to You’ and Other Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | December 26, 2014 3
Phew, the year is almost over, and it’s been an exciting and exhausting one for sure. I love this time of year, because while I do tend to get a little blue after the holidays, I know that each day is just a little longer than the last, and that the...
Book to Know: Design Advice in Greg Natale’s ‘The Tailored Interior’
Grace Chamia | December 26, 2014 7
Australian designer Greg Natale creates classic interiors that are sleek, decadent and indulgent to the senses — and now we can all take a leaf out of his book. His latest work, The Tailored Interior, showcases some of his interiors and offers...
My Houzz: Minimalism Takes Shape in a Loft-Inspired Montreal Home
Le Michelle Nguyen | December 26, 2014 11
“Putting up drywall alone is actually pretty relaxing,” says Philippe Vincent. He should know. Inspired by his work selling condos, Vincent bought a home with the dream of doing the remodel completely by himself. He designed his home from start to...
Shop Houzz: Sofas for Every Style
Houzz | December 26, 2014 1
No matter your style, or whether you live in a studio or a mansion, a sofa of some sort is pretty much standard. These days sofas, couches and settees come in a range of colors and styles. Whether your home’s style is midcentury, contemporary,...
Kitchen of the Week: A Dark Kitchen Brightens Up
Mary Jo Bowling | December 26, 2014 22
The last time this San Francisco kitchen was remodeled, the Summer of Love was in full swing. “The oak cabinets were very late 1960s and very dark,” says designer Lisa Nerland. She was hired to take its appearance back even further, to its Edwardian...
Indoor Winter Gardens for Cheerier Days
Laura Gaskill | December 26, 2014 43
Living in a cold climate where days get short and dark, and winter seems to drag on forever, can be disheartening. Why not take the edge off the chill by tending to an indoor garden? You can move in some outdoor potted plants that wouldn’t make it through...
Simple Pleasures: A Long Winter’s Nap
Laura Gaskill | December 25, 2014 11
Winter is a time of hibernation for many animals, and for Mother Nature in general —...
DIY: Freshen Up for the New Year With a Eucalyptus Table Garland
Nanette Wong | December 25, 2014 4
With just a few plants and florist supplies, you can make a long-lasting table garland that’s fresh, simple and the perfect accent to help you ring in the new year. Samuel Go of Bud Botanical Banditry shows us how to create a stunning centerpiece for...
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