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Karen Chapman
July 13, 2014 6
The idea of dressing up patios, porches and balconies with colorful container gardens is nothing new. Whether they’re just a simple pot of herbs...
15 Creative Backsplashes Full of Character
Becky Harris | July 13, 2014 3
A distinct backsplash can bring so much to a kitchen. In addition to its primary function of protecting a wall from kitchen splatters, a backsplash can reinforce a great focal point; add an interesting texture, color or pattern to a minimalist design,...
Design Workshop: 9 Ways to Open a House to the Outdoors
Eric Reinholdt | July 13, 2014 2
Spaces that are neither indoors nor completely outdoors are often among the most trafficked spaces in a home. And they make for good design: We use them to negotiate changes in elevation between inside and outside, for entertaining, to reduce the...
Houzz Tour: Having Fun With a Half-Buried House
Matthew Ankeny | July 13, 2014 3
The email that architect Jeff Fountain received from his client was short: “This is going to be FUN,” it read. Curious, Fountain and his team at Copeland...
Guest Picks: Desert Beauty for the Baby's Room
Vanessa Rough | July 13, 2014 5
The cactus mobile in this ideabook was just too cute for me to resist, so I went and collected a roomful of items that would work with it. I especially like the thought of a white nursery with lots of green and coral accents to liven it up. —...
Budget Decorator: 10 Ways to Deck Out Your Patio
Laura Gaskill | July 13, 2014 3
Been gazing out at your backyard, wishing you could spruce up your hangout space? You don’t need to spend a lot to make a big difference in the way your outdoor rooms look and feel; you can whip up furnishings and decor, hunt for vintage bargains and...
Roots of Style: American Farmhouses Pay Tribute to Regional Traditions
Steven Randel | July 12, 2014 13
“Farmhouse” may imply a casual and informal home style, but farmhouse architecture developed through astute observation of details and an appreciation of pure form. As a homage to regional building techniques, farm structures and folk interpretations...
Go Au Naturel in the Bath With Beautiful Stone
Lisa Higgins | July 12, 2014 23
Using natural materials is all the rage in design. In bathrooms, for example, rocks and stones plucked from the great outdoors are finding their way underfoot and on the walls, and are being fashioned into dramatic tubs and sinks. Using river rocks, polished...
Guest Picks: Tactile Treasures for the Home
Laura Gaskill | July 12, 2014 4
The Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi centers on the belief that beauty is found in imperfection. It’s quite refreshing in this day and age, when everything seems to be about the glossy and new, don’t you think? This month I have rounded up...
Houzz Tour: Elbow Grease and Steel Create a Modern Texas Farmhouse
Mitchell Parker | July 12, 2014 62
When Shane Pavonetti tells people he spent $165,000 on his new modern farmhouse in an up-and-coming neighborhood of Austin, Texas, he quickly has to explain that the situation isn’t normal. That’s because he was the architect, general...
4 Homes With Major Storage That Looks Great
Annie Thornton | July 12, 2014 5
A creative designer can hide storage in plain sight, but a bold designer brings it front and center. Many of us put a lot of thought into how we...
Take a Summer Vacation in the Backyard
Mike Dietrich | July 12, 2014 13
Let me first confess that my idea of camping is a long, luxurious stay at a five-star hotel with a spa and a Michelin-rated restaurant. But when my two sons were growing up they had an entirely different perspective. They actually liked sleeping...
How to Install Energy-Efficient Windows
Christine Tusher | July 12, 2014 3
Whether it’s buying a hybrid car or unplugging appliances when they aren’t in use, these days everyone seems to be looking for ways to reduce energy costs along with their carbon footprints. When it comes to your home, old, single-pane windows can...
You Said It: ‘I Actually Prefer Small Houses’ and Other Quotables
Becky Harris | July 11, 2014 3
This week we toured some inspiring homes in a range of styles and sizes. We got prepped for the reality of living with renovation construction and for becoming a first-time homeowner. Personally, I got extra excited about learning a new word and how to...
10 Reasons to Love Coral
Laura Gaskill | July 11, 2014 19
Bright, cheerful, classic and amazingly versatile, coral has a lot to offer. And because it works well in small doses, it’s easy to give your space a boost with this vibrant color — here are 10 reasons to add coral to your home.
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