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Mary Jo Bowling
April 19, 2014
On Easter Sunday candy-colored baskets will be out in full force. But as anyone who raises chickens knows, these are the distant, tarted-up cousins of the real egg baskets — the sort that people use for daily egg gathering. Vintage egg baskets have the simple, industrial beauty that America has fallen for...
You Said It: ‘Photovoltawhata?’ and More Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | April 19, 2014
This week on Houzz, an underlying theme stood out: how to make major lifestyle changes via your home. Sometimes the changes were born from how people reacted to disasters. Others were from conscious changes to lessen carbon footprints. A tornado forced...
6 Ways to Harmonize Different Home and Garden Styles
June Scott | April 19, 2014 1
Eclecticism in designing a garden is trickier than it seems. Combine several styles or elements together, and the risk of nothing standing out is great — as is the risk for, well, a cacophonous mess. But what if your house is one style, and...
Budget Bathroom Beautifiers
Christine Tusher | April 19, 2014
The bathroom is perhaps one of the most important rooms in the house, but it never seems to get the respect it deserves. We spatter it with mud after rainstorms and leave heaps of wet towels on its forgiving floor. It’s time we give the bathroom...
Guest Picks: Egg Platters to Keep Those Devils in Their Place
Meaghan Mountford | April 19, 2014 3
My 6-year-old dragged me to a paint-your-own-pottery shop recently. I hadn’t painted my own pottery in 15 years; the last time was back when I used to manage a similar shop. It was like returning to the street you used to live on. It just felt as though...
Houzz Tour: A Metaphor and 18 Bikes Inspire a Modern House
Mitchell Parker | April 19, 2014 6
Can a house convey human feeling through its design? Architect Lisa Chadbourne thinks so. Her Seattle firm makes a point to get to know clients to create a home that’s not only functional, but also expresses a more personal, albeit abstract, representation...
16 Creative Ways to Hide Easter Eggs
Shawn Gauthier | April 19, 2014 8
The countdown is on to Easter, and it’s time to lay down a strategy for the annual egg hunt. Instead of hitting up the usual hiding places — behind the throw pillows, under the couch — have a little fun this year by stashing the eggs in unexpected...
Houzz Products: A Special Spring Tea Party
Houzz | April 18, 2014
Tea has a history of bringing people together. Don’t we all savor the conversation and memories made over tea as much as the sweets and drinks? Anytime is a good time for tea with friends. Make it extra special this spring with fun and elegant serving...
My Houzz: Midcentury Decor Personalizes a 1902 Charmer
Shannon Malone | April 18, 2014 4
After a short stint in Los Angeles, Brad and Flavia Naves were drawn to the family-friendly San Francisco neighborhood of Cole Valley, tucked next to Haight-Ashbury. “I had lived south of Market Street before and loved the vibe,” says Flavia, an attorney,...
Fireplaces That Catch the Eye
Courtney Lake | April 18, 2014 3
Remember that polar vortex that swept across much of the U.S. earlier this year? Even in California, it left us thinking about basic needs: food, water and warmth. However, wouldn’t it be nice if those had a touch of luxe? Maybe a nice bowl of soup....
Kitchen of the Week: Warm and Industrial in New Hampshire
Mary Jo Bowling | April 18, 2014 19
Kitchen designer Karen Swanson of New England Design Works and the owner of this New Hampshire kitchen found each other on Houzz. “She liked some of the ideabooks...
Unleash Your Guerilla Gardener
Benjamin Vogt | April 18, 2014 19
I’ll let you in on a little secret — I am a mass polluter. Every fall I walk through my small garden and gather seeds from the native perennials. I have a little...
Simple Pleasures: Digging in the Attic
Laura Gaskill | April 18, 2014 12
A rainy spring day when you can’t dig in your garden is the perfect opportunity to dig for buried treasure in the attic instead. Brew...
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