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Fred Albert
August 1, 2014
Ask a kitchen designer about the future of backsplashes, and the response will be “seamless.” Seamless materials, that is. High-maintenance surfaces are on their way out, being replaced by continuous, easy-to-clean finishes without joints, grout lines or any other places where grease and grime can collect. And...
Keep Your Cool in the Garden — Here's What to Do in August
Annie Thornton | August 1, 2014 8
There is much to be done and enjoyed in the August garden. Butterflies abound, while the magenta, burgundy and orange hues of late-summer bloomers foreshadow fall colors. Give your containers and summer edibles some love by keeping them appropriately...
9 Reasons to Pick a Patterned Lampshade
Catherine Funkhouser | July 31, 2014 8
Nothing transforms a room like great lighting. And nothing transforms a light fixture like a pretty patterned shade. Add extra sizzle to your lamp and your space — and solve some common design dilemmas — with these tips.
Houzz Products: Create a Breezy White Bedroom
Houzz | July 31, 2014 1
Help your bedroom breeze through the peak of summer by turning it into a seasonal sanctuary. From lightweight linens to ceiling fans and coastal-inspired decor, these picks from the Houzz Products section will bring an airy and peaceful feel to your room....
Time-Tested, Low-Tech Ways to Cool a Home
Mariana Pickering | July 31, 2014 9
“Only primitives and barbarians lack knowledge of houses turned to face the winter sun.” This was written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus about 2,500 years ago, referring to the then-basic knowledge that a house should face the equator to gain heat...
The Question That Can Make You Love Your Home More
Laura Gaskill | July 31, 2014 31
It’s a deceptively simple question that nearly all designers ask at the start of a project: “How do you want your home to feel?” Focusing on this question yourself can work wonders. Defining the feelings you want to cultivate in your home will give...
Objects of Desire: Recliners That Don’t Look Like Recliners
Christine Tusher | July 31, 2014 18
The image of the dad watching the game in his recliner, beer in hand (or in the built-in drink holder), may not exactly be Rockwellian — but it’s definitely an American classic. And for good reason. After all, the recliner provides a convenient solution...
Room of the Day: Spa-Like Relaxing in a London Garden
Natalie Wain | July 31, 2014 12
Shortly after the successful renovation of their 1920s home, the owners of this London property invited their architect, Lester Bennett of Folio Design, to work his magic...
Budget Decorator: A Most Affordable Gallery Wall
Mike Dietrich | July 31, 2014 27
Wall art has a big impact on the design of your home. Whether it’s a picture, print, photograph, quilt — you name it — it can reveal your taste, your point of view, your color preferences, your family history and...
Houzz Tour: Playing Checkers in a Converted London Bakery
Natalie Wain | July 30, 2014 14
“When we first saw this flat, it was pretty dark and in bad condition, but we felt it had so much potential,” says architect Pereen d’Avoine of Russian For Fish. It...
Guest Picks: Corner Cabinets and Shelves From Simple to Showstopping
Erin | July 30, 2014 7
After moving into a new house, I noticed a naked corner in the breakfast space that needed attention. I found the solution in a glass-front corner cabinet that my family has owned for years. It tucked right in and provided just the presence that the semiopen...
Great Design Plant: Evergreen Huckleberry Appeals All Year
Kate Bryant | July 30, 2014 5
Evergreen huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) is surely one of the most versatile, attractive and wildlife friendly of all the Pacific Northwest natives. Factor in the delicious berries that are adored by wildlife and humans alike, and you have a plant...
My Houzz: A Basketball Court, a Rooftop Kitchen and More in Manhattan
Adrienne DeRosa | July 30, 2014 27
A very dilapidated motorcycle garage on New York City’s Lower West Side seems to be an unlikely choice as a home for a husband-and-wife design team with six children and another one on the way. But it proved to be irresistible. “We drove by it several...
How to Get the Front Door You’ve Always Wanted
Mitchell Parker | July 30, 2014 14
A front door is one of the first things people see on a home. It’s something most homeowners use multiple times every day, coming to know all its intricacies and scuffs and flaws. For something that takes up such a small fraction of a home’s...
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