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Benjamin Vogt
August 27, 2014 5
The monarchs are beginning their migration south this month and will be in full tilt into September, ending up in central Mexico around the end of October. Over their thousands of miles, both in fall and again next spring, they will inspire gardeners and nature lovers all across the country. Many years ago I started...
Decorating Trends: A New Houzz Survey Shows What Homeowners Want
Mitchell Parker | August 27, 2014 8
If you ever get frustrated that your home doesn’t quite look how you’ve always dreamed it should look, then consider this: The next time you’re standing in a room of 100 people, know that 98 of them share your frustration. That’s according...
Houzz Tour: A ’60s Apartment Gets a Retro Revamp
Joanna Tovia | August 27, 2014 8
This fifth-floor apartment built in the 1960s needed opening up to make it lighter, brighter and more livable. But in updating the decor, Mr. Mitchell interior designer Andrew Mitchell...
10 Checklists for a Well-Stocked Home
Laura Gaskill | August 27, 2014 9
A well-stocked home can help you handle the little surprises — drop-in guests, dastardly spills — life throws at you with a bit more grace. If you are setting up home for the first time or just want to refresh your space, these 10 checklists will...
Make This Fall’s Garden the Best Ever
Noelle Johnson | August 27, 2014 8
As the heat of summer begins to wane, people venture out from the comfort of their air-conditioned homes to enjoy the cooler temperatures of fall. People aren’t the only ones who enjoy fall temperatures — plants do too. In fact, fall can be one...
Room of the Day: Wrapped in Blues and Silvery Hues
Becky Harris | August 27, 2014 13
Interior designer Jocelyn Chiappone loves the quiet sophistication a monochromatic color scheme can bring to a room. It allowed her to honor this traditional Rhode Island house’s classic architecture while freshening it up with metallic finishes,...
11 Tips for Building a Bathroom in the Attic
Shana Ecker | August 27, 2014 7
Many of us don’t have room to add a luxurious four-piece master bathroom to our homes, unless we sacrifice a spare bedroom or carve into our closet space. (Heaven forbid!) But some savvy...
Light and Personality Fill a Remodeled London Home
Natalie Wain | August 26, 2014 37
This house in Hackney, London, was in poor condition when the owners enlisted the help of architect Brian O’Tuama. They wanted a complete refurbishment without the hassle of obtaining planning permission, so they extended and improved within permitted...
Key Measurements to Help You Design the Perfect Front Porch
Steven Randel | August 26, 2014 85
Front porches nearly disappeared from new homes in the late 20th century, but our fondness for them remains. The porch allows a gracious and practical transition from public to private — a place where one can soak up the late-summer sun, visit with...
Hidden in Plain Sight: 10 Cleverly Closeted Home Spaces
Lisa Higgins | August 26, 2014 24
Everybody loves a good closet, a place where you can shut a door to conceal clutter in one fell swoop. In that spirit, forward-thinking designers and homeowners have learned the advantage of tucking all kinds of living spaces — home offices, laundry...
How to Create an Unforgettable Garden
Jay Sifford | August 26, 2014 30
What do people see when they come over for a visit? Your garden, as does your house, makes an impression on every one of them. Is the impression good or bad? Memorable or forgettable? If the mere thought of this question makes you cringe, don’t worry;...
Great Design Plant: Snowberry Pleases Year-Round
Kate Bryant | August 26, 2014 16
Wander along nearly any stretch of Pacific Northwest roadside or through a forest clearing, and you will soon encounter vast thickets of snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus). Most commonly seen in roadside ditches in farming areas, growing with steeplebush...
Room of the Day: Child Safety at Play in a Nautical-Themed Nursery
Becky Harris | August 26, 2014 16
After working with interior designer Beth Bourque on the rest of their home, the Hingham, Massachusetts, these new parents were ready for her to transform son Finn’s nursery. The...
Get Turned On to a Lighting Plan
Laura Gaskill | August 26, 2014 19
A well-lit room looks, works and feels better; it’s as simple as that. Whether you are starting from scratch with a new home or are looking to tailor your current space to better fit your needs, a lighting plan should be on your radar. Here’s the...
5 Ideas for a Great Home Learning Zone
Catherine Funkhouser | August 25, 2014 23
As children head back to school, it’s back to reality for parents too. Now is the time to organize our homes for the homework that’s soon to come. Advance planning and a few simple strategies, the experts say, can help boost productivity and reduce...
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