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Mitchell Parker
August 29, 2014 1
This week Google revealed it has a secret drone delivery service in the works. Called Project Wing, it is the tech behemoth’s answer to another tech behemoth’s futuristic delivery service. Amazon’s Prime Air hopes to deliver 5-pound parcels, which make up more than 85 percent of its packages, via small unmanned...
Guest Picks: Stylish Desks for the Student in All of Us
Erin | August 29, 2014 3
It’s that time again: Back-to-school week has arrived after a whirlwind summer. Deep down I’m excited about the chance to start fresh and get organized. It is almost like the new year with hopeful resolutions regarding homework, reading and mile-high...
Houzz Tour: Making a Comeback in the Hollywood Hills
Nora Burba Trulsson | August 29, 2014 6
Even though the rotting, crumbling 1912 cottage on this Hollywood Hills, California, property was beyond saving, Colin Rhys saw a golden opportunity for the site. As the principal of Xanadu...
Great Design Plant: Dwarf Blue Indigo Offers Carefree Beauty
Benjamin Vogt | August 29, 2014 3
I’m a big fan of Baptisia. There are many species, most underutilized, but the most common one you’ll see for sale — as either a hybrid or straight species — is Baptisia...
Inside Houzz: See the Houzz App’s Latest Features
Houzz | August 29, 2014
A new version of the Houzz app is now available in the Apple App Store℠. One of the biggest updates to the app is in the Your Houzz area of the...
Kitchen of the Week: The Calm After the Storm
Jeannie Matteucci | August 29, 2014 17
When Hurricane Sandy left 4 feet of water in their kitchen, a professional couple with two kids had to start over. They not only had to tear down and rebuild part of their home in Larchmont, New York; they needed to elevate the kitchen about 4 feet, not...
Contractor Tips: Top 10 Home Remodeling Don'ts
Kenny Grono | August 29, 2014 158
Whether you work with a general contractor or act as one on your own project, getting a glimpse into the mind of a contractor can give you a new perspective into remodeling projects around your home. I’ve learned a lot working as a contractor,...
Overnight Guests Coming? How to Be a Great Host
Laura Gaskill | August 28, 2014 272
If you have ever had a bad experience as a weekend guest, you know just how awful it can be. Dog hair in the sheets, bare windows, nothing for dinner, missed rides at the airport — I have experienced all of these and more ... thankfully not at the same...
Light Dances Through a Renovated Row House
Natalie Wain | August 28, 2014 8
This row house in Bloomsbury, London, had plenty of character when the current homeowner bought it in 2012, but it needed an update to maximize space and the distribution of light. For instance, the entrance to the property opened directly into the living...
Tempted to Try Wallpaper? 10 Tips for Finding the Right Pattern
Laura Gaskill | August 28, 2014 11
It can add texture, color, pattern or a painterly scene — even more so than paint, wallpaper can change the entire look of a room. But given the cost and the need for professional installation (a must), wallpaper can seem like a risky commitment. If...
Houzz Tour: Stunning Curved Architecture Rises Among the Trees
Becky Harris | August 28, 2014 22
These homeowners are building the dream house of a lifetime, which takes time, patience and flexibility. Not just on their part, but on the part of their architect as well. It’s so fitting that they found architect Robert Oshatz, who rolls with his...
5 DIY Decorating Projects Perfect for the Holiday Weekend
Catherine Macaulay | August 28, 2014 2
Long weekends are great times to get a few of those to-do-list items checked off. Once you’ve done the weekly chores and caught up with friends and family, there’s often little time left for rest and relaxation during a two-day weekend. There might...
Great Design Plant: Foamflower Cushions Shady Garden Areas
Curtis Adams | August 28, 2014 1
Need a densely growing ground cover for a shady spot? Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) fits the bill and then some. The foliage of this Mid-Atlantic native plant is evergreen, except in very cold winters, and the white, midspring blooms brighten...
Room of the Day: A Guest Room Like No Other
Mary Jo Bowling | August 28, 2014 18
Cyndi and John Kane found themselves with a larger nest when their son left their Pawhuska, Oklahoma, home for college. Following an American tradition so established it’s practically a rite of parental passage, they turned their son’s vacated room...
Houzz Products: Innovative Things to Make You Say, ‘Wow’
Houzz | August 28, 2014 8
You know innovation when you see it. That new tool you never knew you needed — till it becomes your go-to. It’s the reimagined product that simplifies your life or the well-designed furniture that just feels cool. It’s that magic “aha” moment...
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