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Marianne Lipanovich
February 28, 2015
Whether you know them as dancing dolls, dancing ballerinas or simply spray orchids,...
Whether you know them as dancing dolls, dancing ballerinas or simply spray orchids, oncidiums and their related members in the Oncidium alliance are popular both as long-blooming houseplants and long-lasting cut flowers. They may be a bit fussy...
My Houzz: Relaxing Retreat on a River in Maine
Faith Towers | February 28, 2015 3
Karen Roos and Charles LeCompte’s home perched on the shores of the Piscataqua River in Eliot, Maine, was not always quite so modern. The two-story home was built as a kit house in 1932 and had not changed significantly when the couple...
Great Design Plant: Helianthus Petiolaris
Benjamin Vogt | February 27, 2015 2
Sunflowers can help landscapes focused on attracting pollinating insects and other wildlife through the seasons. The diversity of insects they attract with their pollen and nectar is astounding, and many birds and other creatures feed on...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Spinach
Marianne Lipanovich | February 27, 2015 5
Spinach is the ultimate cool-season crop; it bolts quickly once it encounters hot weather, which is anything above 75 degrees, or even if the days get too long. However, it’s great for spring, fall and even winter in mild climates. And there are some...
Why Design Loves a Mirror
Dominic Bagnato | February 27, 2015 15
Mirrors date back to ancient times when shiny metals and still pools of water were used to see one’s own image. However, mirrors are more than shards of glass that reflect the image in front. Designers long ago discovered the wonderful properties of...
6 Decades-Old Designs That Look Better Than Ever
Janet Dunn | February 27, 2015 16
There’s an unwritten fashion rule that if you can remember wearing it, don’t touch it when it has a revival. This applies to mini-skirts, denim jumpsuits, hot pants and white vinyl boots. Luckily, it doesn’t apply to the world of interiors, as we...
Kitchen of the Week: Casual Equestrian Feel on a Horse Farm
Becky Harris | February 27, 2015 36
“This is just a happy, happy house,” says designer Heather Alton. But it wasn’t always that way. When a newly divorced mother of three bought the property, she was drawn to the flat land and barn that was perfect for her horses, but the dilapidated...
Shop Houzz: New York City Style
Houzz | February 27, 2015
With more than 8 million people calling it home, New York City boasts a style of urban living like no other. New Yorkers are well read and beyond hip, and their homes (no matter how small) effortlessly blend a little grit with a creative bohemian spirit....
My Houzz: Contemporary Home Hugs a Central Courtyard
Lucy Call | February 27, 2015 11
Vincent and Pam Oles didn’t have far to go when they moved into their contemporary home. Vincent, an architect, had designed and built their new house on the vacant lot they owned next door in the Sugarhouse neighborhood of Salt Lake City. Vincent...
Pool Slides: What's Possible, Who Can Build It and What It Will Cost
Matt Clawson | February 26, 2015 18
I was recently meeting with clients to discuss a rear yard landscape plan, and their 7-year-old son was sitting in. To keep him busy, they cued up Houzz on their iPad and let the boy’s imagination run wild through a photo search. What was he...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Lettuce
Marianne Lipanovich | February 26, 2015 24
Lettuce is more than the iceberg variety of diner dinner salads. In fact, even iceberg lettuce (also known as crisphead) is no longer that familiar. The lettuce family is huge and rapidly growing. Lettuce itself is still a standard for salads, but it...
Houzz Tour: Usonian-Inspired Home With All the Wright Moves
Nora Burba Trulsson | February 26, 2015 26
This Chicago couple looked to Frank Lloyd Wright for inspiration when designing a weekend home on a 2-acre parcel of land in the rolling hills of northwestern Illinois. The husband, a surgeon, has been a fan of the Wright ever since he did a class project...
Kids’ Rooms: 10 Gender-Neutral Nursery Ideas
Laura Wheat | February 26, 2015 11
If you’re preparing the nest for a new arrival and have resist finding out the sex of baby, you may be in need of some nursery decorating inspiration. Or perhaps you simply aren’t excited by traditional colors? Either way, forget outmoded ideas of...
Shop Houzz: Host a Spring Brunch
Houzz | February 26, 2015
Blooms, spring branches, fresh coffee and warm baked goodies are sure to lure sleepy family and friends to your house for a brunch to welcome in spring. A festive morning gathering puts everyone in good spirits and is less intimidating than a dinner...
My Houzz: Country Chic and Contemporary Styles Blend in a Family Home
Heather Banks | February 26, 2015 4
Cheryl and Andy Anderson fell in love with the family-friendly Steiner Ranch community in Austin, Texas, when they were searching for a new home in 2010. But while builder Taylor Morrison’s floor plan worked well for their lifestyle and fit their needs...
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