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Karen Peterson
September 15, 2014 12
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 as honoring the forces of nature by embracing native, sustainable...
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 2
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 6
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 35
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 10
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 3
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...
Houzz Tour: Home Expansion Lets the Sunshine In
Joanna Simmons | September 14, 2014 21
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...
Great Design Plant: Painter’s Palette Knotweed Adds Color in Shade
Karen Chapman | September 14, 2014 15
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...
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...
Houzz Tour: An Eclectic Ranch Revival in Washington, D.C.
Annie Thornton | September 14, 2014 40
David Benton and Dennis Kirk’s 1957 ranch home sits at the end of a quiet street in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Its simple exterior and familiar profile recall iconic American architecture, though humbler...
Grow a Beautiful Fall Garden in a Pot
Kim Gamel | September 14, 2014 16
I don’t know about you, but where I live (USDA zone 6) it’s been a long, hot, dry summer. With triple-digit temperatures for most of the summer, my containers look worse for the...
8 Ways to Get a Handle on the Junk Drawer
Laura Gaskill | September 14, 2014 15
Junk drawers get a bad rap, and while it is (mostly) well deserved, there is a way to get that beast sorted and organized once and for all. From creating categories to making smart choices about what goes in and what stays out, these eight tips can help...
Houzz Tour: Southern Charm in the California Wine Country
Mary Jo Bowling | September 13, 2014 47
After work had sent them around the globe, the owners of this California wine country house wanted to put down roots in their retirement. They turned to their vacation house, which had served as a constant during years of relocations. It was a turn-of-the-20th-century...
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