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Jeannie Matteucci
March 6, 2015
Eric and Thorjia Vaughn keep a bountiful garden in their Santa Rosa, California,...
Eric and Thorjia Vaughn keep a bountiful garden in their Santa Rosa, California, backyard and enjoy pulling from it to cook fresh meals for themselves and their 4-year-old daughter. But they found it difficult to cook and entertain in their existing 100-square-foot...
Shop Houzz: Modern Hollywood Regency Style
Houzz | March 6, 2015
Once upon a time, a dazzlingly regal design style was the smash hit of Hollywood. Fast forward 80 years to find today’s designers revitalizing Hollywood Regency’s luxurious elegance with their own flashy twists. With glitter, glamour, gloss and glitz,...
Great Design Plant: Liatris Aspera
Benjamin Vogt | March 6, 2015
Plant native wildflowers if you want a diversity of butterflies. If you want to attract butterflies during their peak season, from late summer into early fall, plant flowers that bloom during that time. Tall blazingstar (Liatris aspera) blooms...
Houzz Tour: Home Looks to the Sky for Light and Space
Kate McKee | March 6, 2015 3
The owners of this Melbourne, Australia, abode sought to convert their one-bedroom Victorian terrace house into a bright, comfortable and contemporary family home. They wanted a sense of openness within the property’s tight...
Slow Down: The (Lost) Art of Laziness
Liz Durnan | March 6, 2015 3
Do you find yourself lying awake at night thinking of everything you need to do the next day? Checking your emails before you’re even out of bed? Talking about how busy you are? Hard work and having a work ethic can be great things,...
Garden Walls: Gabion Evolves From Functional to Fabulous
Courtney Olander | March 5, 2015 7
In February, Seattle hosted the 27th annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show at the Washington State Convention Center. With 23 show gardens, nine city-living displays (balcony gardens aimed at apartment and...
The Best of My Houzz: 50 Design-Loving Pets
Janet Paik | March 5, 2015 32
Each week homeowners around the world open their doors to our contributing photographers, who profile their creative homes. While we love peeking at their interiors and hearing about their design decisions, their pets are just as much of a visual treat....
Great Design Plant: Actaea Racemosa
Ellen Sousa | March 5, 2015 4
There are so many reasons for eastern U.S. gardeners to grow black cohosh (Actaea racemosa). One of the few summer-blooming plants that grow in shade, it has tall and elegant white candlestick flowers that contrast beautifully against...
Gray Cabinets Update a Texas Kitchen
Mitchell Parker | March 5, 2015 9
Julie Shannon knew she wanted a more transitional-style kitchen when she moved into her Austin, Texas, home a few years ago. The builder-grade cabinets, always-dirty-looking tile floors and granite tile counters weren’t her cup of tea. But she...
Light-Filled Artist’s Studio in the Pennsylvania Countryside
Becky Harris | March 5, 2015 18
“Well, first take me to your studio and show me how you paint.” This was all architect Matthew Moger had to say to a still-life artist to win the job over all the other architects who had arrived to bid for the job armed with models and plans without...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Radishes
Marianne Lipanovich | March 5, 2015 17
If you want to get kids started gardening, radishes are a great choice. Most varieties are quick to grow, fun to harvest and tasty raw or cooked. They come in a number of colors (white, red, pink, rose, black, gold, lavender, purple) and...
Shop Houzz: Say Yes to Stripes
Houzz | March 5, 2015
Ready to add some pattern and personality to your space, but afraid of trying to keep up with the trends? The stripe in all its classic glory is for you! Thin, thick, bold or subtle, this easy-to-love pattern can fit every style under the sun. Here are...
Houzz Tour: Redo Shines Light on 19th-Century Newport Beauty
Mary Jo Bowling | March 5, 2015 38
Most empty nesters opt for a smaller house, but Gale and Peter Goff decided to upsize after their children left home. It was a simple case of mathematics: Now that their kids had kids, when everyone gathered for holidays, the tribe in one place was larger...
5 Types of Sloping Roofs That Hit the Right Pitch
Rebecca Gross | March 4, 2015 7
A roof is one of the most functional aspects of any house, providing the very essence of shelter. But just because it serves this important purpose doesn’t mean it can’t be an exciting architectural feature. By considering the roof’s pitch — the...
Orchids 101: Try Something Different With Dendrobiums
Marianne Lipanovich | March 4, 2015 2
Trying to pin down dendrobiums can be tricky. For one thing, there are more than 1,200 species. Unlike most other popular orchids, dendrobiums also might be either deciduous or evergreen. Adding another layer is the question of what they are called. Deciduous...
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