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Jay Sifford
September 16, 2014 2
Ferns elicit primal human emotions, which is why many gardeners, including myself, are drawn to them. They mentally transport us to another place and time. Just five minutes in my fern garden can be the antidote to one of my busy and stressful days, and is reason enough for me to plant them. Also consider the fact...
First Things First: How to Prioritize Home Projects
Alison Hodgson | September 16, 2014 1
I recently received a desperate email from a friend. For a variety of reasons, school and work related, she and her husband and two little boys had been bumping around the globe for years. They had just moved back to the States and bought their first...
Houzz Tour: Details Make the Difference in 700 Square Feet
Mary Jo Bowling | September 16, 2014 8
Randall Reynoso and Martin Camsey were remodeling their Monterey-colonial-style home in Sacramento, California, when life intervened. Reynoso, who works in banking, was transferred to his company’s San Francisco office. Realizing he would need to be...
Room of the Day: A Great Room in a Former Church
Mitchell Parker | September 16, 2014 7
In the early 1930s, the story goes, residents of Tamalpais Valley, in the city of Mill Valley, California, got together to hand build a new one-room nondenominational church. The Methodist Church bought the building and expanded it to include...
Mysticism and Meaning Meet in an Ohio Artist’s Gardens
Karen Peterson | September 15, 2014 18
Every garden, every landscape we create has a story to tell. It’s why we do what we do: to express ourselves. We have something to say. It could be as direct as stating our love of good, fresh food by way of a healthful vegetable garden, or as thoughtful...
Inside Houzz: See the Android App's Latest Features
Houzz | September 15, 2014
A new version of Houzz for Android is now available on the Google Play™ store. One of the biggest updates to the app is to the Your Houzz screen, which has been redesigned to...
Great Design Plant: Wild Bergamot, Friend of Foragers
Heather Holm | September 15, 2014 5
Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is one of the most resilient North American native plants and is a delight for bumble bees and butterflies. It can be used in a variety of situations, including butterfly...
12 Ways to Make That Inspiration Board Truly Inspiring
Laura Gaskill | September 15, 2014 7
Wall-mounted inspiration boards are satisfyingly tactile and can be unique wall art in their own right. Let these 12 fresh takes on the classic bulletin board inspire your own installation, from clipboards and pegboards to entire walls filled with ideas....
My Houzz: Reflecting Personality in a Rented Townhouse
Kate Hansen | September 15, 2014 10
When designer Jessica Viscarde and her partner, Ryan Ward, moved to Melbourne, Australia, two years ago, they decided their ideal suburb would be close to the...
My Houzz: Winging It in a Scottish Castle
Catherine Macaulay | September 15, 2014 40
In 2000 Nicola Hallsworth moved from England to Scotland, where her husband, Fred, had bought a house in the suburbs of Glasgow. Being a country girl at heart, Nicola wasn’t keen on life in the suburbs and longed to move to the countryside. One morning...
Room of the Day: Elegance and Comfort Strike a Balance
Becky Harris | September 15, 2014 17
This Philadelphia family room needed to stand up to two adults, four children and a dog tramping through it on their way to the backyard and back staircase. One of the homeowners also wanted it to evoke the serene feeling of her family’s favorite vacation...
Want a More Colorful, Natural Garden? Try a Perennial Meadow
Frank Organ | September 15, 2014 4
Perennial plants have been a favorite in gardens since the first days of the cottage garden, when the benefits of plants that were long lived, easily propagated...
Boost Your Kitchen Storage With Pegboard on a Wall
Karen Egly-Thompson | September 14, 2014 21
Pegboard is already a familiar sight on garage and craft room walls for organizing hand tools and supplies. So why hasn’t this easily adaptable material made its way to the kitchen more often? Julia Child championed the use of pegboard in her...
Great Design Plant: Painter’s Palette Knotweed Adds Color in Shade
Karen Chapman | September 14, 2014 17
Sometimes you need something different to liven up the shade-garden tapestry of ferns, hostas and hellebores. Painter’s Palette knotweed (Persicaria virginiana ‘Painter’s Palette’) might be just the answer. This isn’t the highly invasive...
Houzz Tour: Home Expansion Lets the Sunshine In
Joanna Simmons | September 14, 2014 22
From the outside this house in Dublin, Ireland, looks fairly standard — a modest family home built in the 1980s. Step inside, though, and you’ll find a modern, light-flooded space that is absolutely vast. “The extension at the back has more than...
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