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Kerryn Ramsey
September 20, 2014 1
Unleash your creative prowess when designing a custom home bar. While a tiny unit can be squeezed into an empty corner, a larger-than-life bar that takes over a whole room can work as a real party starter. Just add swizzle sticks, mood music and a menu of tasty cocktails and mocktails. Which of these bars would suit...
Simple Pleasures: Fall Traditions for a Special Season
Laura Gaskill | September 20, 2014 2
Apple picking, baking, crunching through piles of leaves, sipping warm drinks by the fire — these are just a few of the many simple pleasures autumn has to offer. Traditions like these become rich with meaning when returned to year after year, and sharing...
Houzz Tour: Surfing Inspires a Metal-Happy San Francisco Loft
Mitchell Parker | September 20, 2014 4
While buying a glass-topped propeller coffee table from HD Buttercup in San Francisco, this homeowner asked design consultant Daphne Steinberg if she’d have...
Great Design Plant: Southern Magnolia, Iconic U.S. Native
Falon Mihalic | September 20, 2014 2
Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) has an old-world charm, with its large, dark, glossy green leaves reminiscent of the tropics. Like the southern...
Guest Picks: Stay Charged
Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien | September 20, 2014 2
Keeping my iPhone from reaching that 10 percent battery warning is a daily problem. I often forget to charge my phone, because that magical white cord is always getting moved around to another outlet or bag, or going missing when I do go to power up....
You Said It: ‘It’s Different ... But Then, Aren’t You?’ and More Wisdom
Becky Harris | September 19, 2014 9
In a week where independence was in the headlines, I found myself looking for streaks of independence around Houzz. During this time when entire TV networks force obsession with resale value upon us, I am always happy to find unique design moves, quirky...
Avast! 9 Spaces to Treasure for Talk Like a Pirate Day
Jessica Dupuy | September 19, 2014 11
For the average landlubber, September 19 may come and go as a rather uneventful day. For others it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a parody holiday started by two guys in Oregon who felt everyone should glorify the days when swashbucklers ruled...
Houzz Tour: Apartment Redesign Looks to the ’70s for Bold Inspiration
Joanna Simmons | September 19, 2014 14
We all know the value of location when it comes to buying a new home. This Edinburgh, Scotland, apartment has that issue taken care of. Situated on the second floor of a handsome Victorian building in the city’s beautiful West End, the apartment has...
Simple Pleasures: Movie Night for Film Buffs
Laura Gaskill | September 19, 2014 6
What could be better on a crisp fall night than curling up on the couch with a soft throw, a bowl of popcorn (or perhaps a glass of wine) and a great movie? Avoid the crowds at the theater, save a little cash and embrace the simple pleasure of movie night...
Kitchen of the Week: High Function and a Little Secret in Missouri
Becky Harris | September 19, 2014 30
This kitchen has a clever secret, but we’ll get to that in a minute. The family who lives here hired designer Nathan Taylor to turn their kitchen into a more flexible, functional space that all of them could enjoy. They didn’t want to...
Guest Picks: Make an Understatement
Jake & Jamie Bartlett | September 19, 2014 5
If you’ve ever seen my home, you would know I like to decorate with one-of-a-kind pieces, bright colors and bold art. But amongst all those statement pieces, I’ve found that I do need a few understated items to pull everything together. And just because...
Great Garden Combo: Play With Foliage Patterns in a Border
Karen Chapman | September 19, 2014 3
I’m something of a plant rebel. If I’m told a plant can’t grow in shade, I’ll try it. Not hardy? I’ll test it. You shouldn’t mix certain colors? I’ll find a way to make them work. So don’t try to tell me I can’t mix different patterns...
Architecture: Incredible Scottish Homes on Houzz
Victoria Harrison | September 18, 2014 14
What comes to mind when you think of Scotland? Sweeping landscapes, dramatic coastlines and wide-open skies are some of the things that have come to characterize our views of the country. A quick browse through Houzz shows some wonderful examples of bold,...
My Houzz: Spanish Meets Tuscan in Southern California
Camille Simmons | September 18, 2014 6
Carl and Daphne Hester celebrated their retirement in 2006 by moving to a beautiful new home near Palm Springs, California. Before they moved in, Daphne, an interior design enthusiast, left no corner untouched, ensuring that their home would reflect both...
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