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Mary Jo Bowling
April 23, 2014 3
A lot has been written about the innovative spirit of San Francisco and its environs this past year. Judging from the 2014 Decorator Showcase, a benefit for University High School in which Bay Area designers decorate rooms in a local house, the “think different” mentality...
Tune In to Vintage Radios as Home Decor
Mary Jo Bowling | April 23, 2014 7
More and more I’m spotting something old in new interiors. Antique radios — the kind people once used to enjoy the comic stylings of Fred Burns, Bob Hope and Fanny Brice — seem to be making a comeback.
My Houzz: Sleek Lines and Innovations in Portland
Whitney Lyons | April 23, 2014 2
Portland developer Eric Thompson of Oregon Homeworks wanted to create a custom contemporary house for his family that would leverage technology, materials and finishes to ultimately lower his overall utility costs. “We really tried to push ourselves...
There’s a Party in the Backyard, Says a Houzz Landscaping Survey
Mitchell Parker | April 23, 2014 7
Hey, did you see the weather report for this weekend? We should totally have a party in my backyard. Invite everyone you know! Bring comfortable shoes, though, because I don’t have chairs, and sitting on the rock-strewn ground kind of hurts....
Copper, the Dynamic Topper
Courtney Lake | April 23, 2014 10
Brass has slowly climbed its way to the top of the design heap over the past few years. But closely on its heels is its cousin, copper. Like burnished brass, copper gives off a glow that can enliven almost any space with its warmth and earthiness. ...
A Quirky Ontario Cabin Gets a Lighter Touch
Becky Harris | April 23, 2014 16
Eccentricity is what gives a space personality, while its history gives it a soul. Although the rooms in this Tiny Beaches, Ontario, log cabin were dark and a bit peculiar when interior decorator Enza Ricco took on their makeover, she...
Single Design Moves That Can Transform an Entry
Becky Dietrich | April 23, 2014 16
It takes a combination of many design elements to make a room beautiful and welcoming: things like color, scale, furniture, accessories, rugs and lighting. But even when all these things are executed well, there is often one particular thing that...
Care and Training for a Vine-Covered Home
Laura Gaskill | April 23, 2014 16
A vine-covered house can be so charming, it’s worthy of a fairy tale. But those clinging vines can also damage surfaces, make brick crumble and provide cover for pests like spiders or even mice and rats. Let’s explore ways to get the allure of a vine-covered...
My Houzz: Art Inspires an Aussie Remodel
Luci Dibley | April 22, 2014 29
A love affair with leafy streets and everyday conveniences brought Jenny and Sergio Benassi back to the suburb where they lived years before. They found a home that was, in Jenny’s words, “just right.” The 1934 home was in its original condition...
Garden Color: Lighten and Brighten With Yellow
Frank Organ | April 22, 2014 13
During the flower-power days of the 1960s, Donovan sang about “being mad about saffron” in his hit song Mellow Yellow. Are we still mad about yellow in our gardens, and can it be mellow? Nature commonly uses yellow, with spring flowers like...
Create Garden Mystery With a Zigzag Path
Jay Sifford | April 22, 2014 17
Bed and pathway lines are important to how we view and navigate our gardens. A good garden designer will employ these shapes to influence moods and to dictate how and how quickly we move through a garden. Straight paths are utilitarian, moving people...
16 Ideas for a Healthy, Feel-Good Home
Laura Gaskill | April 22, 2014 36
As the warmer months draw nearer, you may be thinking about ways to improve your lifestyle by eating healthier, getting outside more or losing...
Guest Picks: Kid-Friendly Side Tables
{darlene} weir | April 22, 2014 10
Decorating can be fun, but it can be extra challenging when you have small children to consider. This collection of kid-friendly side tables will convince you that design compromise is not necessary; most of the tables below won’t be a disaster if a...
How to Keep Your Upholstery Looking Good
Becky Dietrich | April 22, 2014 64
“What do you mean I have to maintain my new sofa? I spent all this money on the thing and now it wants more of my time and attention?!” I used to hear this all the time when I sold furniture for a living. As soon as I started...
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