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Benjamin Vogt
April 18, 2014 5
I’ll let you in on a little secret — I am a mass polluter. Every fall I walk through my small garden and gather seeds from the native perennials. I have a little paper lunch bag for each plant (nearly 100), labeled and dated, that...
Simple Pleasures: Digging in the Attic
Laura Gaskill | April 18, 2014 4
A rainy spring day when you can’t dig in your garden is the perfect opportunity to dig for buried treasure in the attic instead. Brew...
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Master Bedroom Touches Anyone Can Do
Becky Harris | April 18, 2014 5
Ah, some of the luxury master suites on Houzz … they have fireplaces, they have TVs that disappear into trunks, they have bathrooms that are bigger than the first floor of my house. Here’s the thing: I don’t envy the massive square footage; I don’t...
Life Lessons From 10 Years of Living in 84 Square Feet
Mitchell Parker | April 17, 2014 21
About 10 years ago, Dee Williams was living in a 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom house in Portland, Oregon. She had a $1,200-per-month mortgage, which she split with housemates to help make ends meet. The 1927 Craftsman-style bungalow had...
Houzz Tour: A Toronto Home Comes Back From the Brink
Mary Jo Bowling | April 17, 2014 16
When interior designer Stephane Chamard moved from Paris to Toronto for his husband, Philippe, it was an act of love. When he took on the renovation of an old home in Toronto that had been abandoned for more than 30 years, it was a labor of love. “When...
Room of the Day: Cheery Cottage Style for a Master Bedroom
Becky Harris | April 17, 2014 17
One antique stained glass window was the driving inspiration for this cozy master bedroom redesign. In addition to their desire to show off their antiques in the best light, these homeowners wanted a comfy, family-friendly atmosphere in every room of...
Guest Picks: Get Your Head in the Clouds
Jennifer Flores | April 17, 2014 4
As a child I loved to lie down on picnic blankets and watch the clouds roll by. I always had fun looking for shapes and imagining fanciful stories. Luckily for me, whimsical clouds are a popular motif in home decor, so we can all bring that daydreamy...
Make Your Own Barn-Style Door — in Any Size You Need
Christina Katos | April 17, 2014 15
I have a thing for barn doors and often photograph random ones while sightseeing. I live in New England, so they’re easy to find on old barns in seaside towns or farmhouses in the country. I love the look of industrial hardware combined with a simple...
Step Away From the Wallpaper: Why Decorating Risks Are Overrated
Laura Gaskill | April 17, 2014 35
In popular design shows in which designers compete against one another, “safe” is usually code for “boring” — it’s all about making a statement and standing out from the crowd. But your home is not a design contest; it’s real life....
Unifying and Beautifying a Washington Island Landscape
Bonnie Monte | April 17, 2014 11
Tish Teherne, principal of Bliss Garden Design, creates beautiful landscapes for a living. But this project on Bainbridge Island, Washington, was a particular labor of love, since it’s her own home. “The former homeowners, both architects,...
Houzz Tour: A Modern Art Showcase in the Hamptons
Mary Jo Bowling | April 16, 2014 14
Interior designer Alice Black enjoyed working on this house so much, she would love to have another project like it. In many ways, she says, the large house is typical of...
Basement of the Week: Gaming and Jamming Near Toronto
Becky Harris | April 16, 2014 11
This basement was designed with two teenage boys in mind — one a musician, and the other a gamer. Although the basement was previously finished, interior designer Paula Biondi gave it a...
My Houzz: Ease and Coziness in Rural Australia
Jeni Lee | April 16, 2014 26
Cherie Hausler was working as a freelance food writer and stylist in Sydney, and her partner, Damien Feuerherdt, was a freelance sound engineer and musician, when Feuerherdt’s mother found a 150-year-old bluestone farmhouse for sale in Australia’s...
How to Choose the Right Window Shades
Becky Dietrich | April 16, 2014 18
Although the lines of distinction are not that clear, for simplicity’s sake it’s safe to say that shades are the warm, fuzzy version of blinds. Whereas blinds are made of hard substances, like wood and aluminum, shades are made of soft materials,...
Bling Where It’s Least Expected
Karen Egly-Thompson | April 16, 2014 19
Anyone who’s ever gone fishing with a flashy lure or held a baby while wearing blingy earrings knows that shiny things are attractive. There’s a magnetic draw to them. In fact, recent...
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