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Amy Webster
December 20, 2014 2
Create your own tree decoration this year with a design cut out of paper and tucked inside a clear glass ball. You could personalize it with a word, name or phrase, go simple or choose a more intricate design like the one below. This decoration is made with white paper, but it could equally be in another festive color,...
How to Cover Windows Above a Radiator
Laura Gaskill | December 20, 2014 6
If you live in a home with radiators, you know how tricky it can be to choose window treatments with those...
You Said It: ‘Lower Your Standards’ and Other Quotables
Becky Harris | December 19, 2014 9
This week Houzz stories had us getting inspired by great holiday projects and decor, but at the same time, they gave us permission to cut ourselves a break. Whether you want to accomplish the perfect wrapping job or have your 6-year-old do it for you...
Houzz Call: We Want to See Your Hardworking Mudroom
Mary Jo Bowling | December 19, 2014 42
A lot goes down in a mudroom: Wet or muddy boots are removed, coats are donned, sports and school gear is stowed, and family and pets pass through it every day. Although it’s rarely the first room special guests see, we want you to throw open the doors...
Bathroom Countertops 101: The Top Surface Materials
Lisa Kahn | December 19, 2014 18
Choosing the perfect material for one’s bathroom countertops can be a bit of a brain teaser, thanks to the abundant — and quite attractive — options available at nearly every price level. But because bathroom surfaces don’t face the same...
Great Design Plant: Spigelia Marilandica
Curtis Adams | December 19, 2014 1
Many hummingbird plants grow best in full sun or partly sunny sites. Some early spring bloomers will grow under trees, but there aren’t many choices for later in the season, after the shade canopy fills out. Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica)...
Shop Houzz: Give Your Home a Global Look With Ikat
Houzz | December 19, 2014
Ever since the ikat pattern zigzagged onto the design scene in big way, it’s only gotten more popular. While “ikat” refers to a special way of weaving in Asia and Central and South America, the distinctive pattern is now printed on wall coverings,...
My Houzz: Hard Work Pays Off in a DIY Cottage Renovation
Laura Garner | December 19, 2014 21
After months of searching through the MLS real estate listings website as a hobby, Sarah Brown came across a 1950s cottage that was exactly what she and Chad Zentner were looking for — a renovation project that would allow them to exercise...
Kitchen of the Week: A Small Galley With Maximum Style and Efficiency
Becky Harris | December 19, 2014 17
When architect Stephanie Horowitz and her husband, Alex, moved into a new condo in Boston, they were expecting their first child. They wanted to make some changes in a hurry to ensure that the home was healthy and functional for their growing family....
See How to Make a Scandi-Style Beaded Star
Sophie Sarfati | December 19, 2014 4
A white beaded star ornament looks elegant hung on a wall or tree, or attached to a gift in place of a bow. And it’s fun to make with materials from the craft or hobby shop. Here’s how.
Houzz Tour: Much to Like About This Traditional Beauty
Becky Harris | December 18, 2014 26
Interior designer Jules Duffy had a running start when it came to decorating this northern New Jersey home. “This is such a beautiful home,” she says. “The proportions of the rooms are absolutely perfect.” Not only that, but the previous owners...
6 Rockin’ Red Plants for Winter Gardens
Charlotte Albers | December 18, 2014 28
With a little planning, it’s possible to have bold, beautiful red in the garden year-round. What a difference color makes during the colder months, when there’s little to catch the eye. If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to bring more pizzazz...
Experience the Holidays at Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio
Cynthia Lynn | December 18, 2014 54
Every holiday season the Oak Park, Illinois, home of Frank Lloyd Wright is decorated as it would have been in the early 20th century. Led by "junior...
Shop Houzz: Gifts for Book Lovers
Houzz | December 18, 2014 1
Wondering what to get the readers on your list? Start here with our hand-picked collection of eye-catching bookends, hefty coffee table books and reading nook essentials from the Houzz Shop. You’ll find something to please every bookworm on your list....
My Houzz: Midcentury Meets Vintage in the Mission
Nanette Wong | December 18, 2014 6
Moving from separate homes to a shared apartment and blending furniture and accessories may be difficult for some couples, but for Jesse Hayes, a graphic designer, and Kate...
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