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Camille Simmons
September 18, 2014 1
Carl and Daphne Hester celebrated their retirement in 2006 by moving to a beautiful new home near Palm Springs, California. Before they moved in, Daphne, an interior design enthusiast, left no corner untouched, ensuring that their home would reflect both its Spanish-style architecture and her love of Tuscan design. Most...
Houzz Products: Say ‘Prost’ to Oktoberfest
Houzz | September 18, 2014 1
Roll out the barrel and grab that lederhosen or dirndl — it’s time for Oktoberfest! German-style festivals celebrating the fall harvest and fine local lager start in September and wrap up in early October. The biggest Oktoberfest celebration in the...
Kitchen Workbook: 12 Elements of Tropical-Style Kitchens
Kate Unsworth | September 18, 2014 5
Tropical kitchens are bright, breezy and balmy — think palm trees rather than seashells. They’re relaxed spaces to be in, and are characterized by warm, natural, organic materials such as wood and rattan. The tropical look encompasses both down-to-earth...
Are Vaulted Ceilings Right for Your Next Home?
Joanna Tovia | September 18, 2014 14
Soaring ceilings with interesting architectural detail can hold allure for many people looking to buy or build a house. There’s no doubt that vaulted ceilings — also known as...
Get Inspired by a DIY Mouse Pad
Sarah Dorsey | September 18, 2014 1
Making your own mouse pad is a quick way to get an office accessory that matches the rest of your room’s style — and personalizing your message and design is easier than you might think. In about an hour, with limited supplies, you can have your own...
Room of the Day: Playing All the Angles in an Art Lover’s Living Room
Jeannie Matteucci | September 18, 2014 6
This businessman and art lover had a blank canvas on his hands when he purchased an empty one-bedroom, one-bath high-rise condo in the vibrant Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. The building itself is curved, so each condo has some...
11 Trees for Brilliant Fall Color
Marianne Lipanovich | September 18, 2014 48
One of autumn's joys is watching the leaves on the trees change color; look at the enduring popularity of day trips (or even longer excursions) just to enjoy this phenomenon. If you're lucky, you can enjoy the show at home thanks to the trees that are...
Houzz Tour: Bright and Light, With a California Beach Vibe
Natalie Wain | September 17, 2014 18
“The moment I stepped through the door, I had that feeling, and I knew I had to have it!” says Gabriel Holland, recalling the moment she viewed her home in Bridport, England, for the first time. It was, she says, dark, dingy and stuck in a 1970s avocado...
Rise and Shine: Beds That Favor Your Creative Side
Joanna Tovia | September 17, 2014 8
Unless you’re giving guests the grand tour, your bedroom tends to be off-limits to anyone but you and your other half (and pets and children, if they’re lucky). So why not throw caution to the wind and make a statement about who you really are behind...
Great Design Plant: Violet Silverleaf Thrives on Scant Water
Noelle Johnson | September 17, 2014 1
The gray foliage of violet silverleaf provides a perfect color contrast to green shrubs seen throughout the Southwestern landscape. This drought-tolerant shrub is transformed with the appearance of violet flowers sporadically throughout the summer and...
Mix and Match Kitchen Materials for a Knockout Design
Yanic Simard | September 17, 2014 14
The kitchen is all about mixing and matching. Experienced chefs often love to break away from that ho-hum recipe mold and create something new with a dash of unexpected flavor. Achieving this in your kitchen design is possible in many ways. Here are some...
Room of the Day: Just Right for 2 and a Crowd
Becky Harris | September 17, 2014 16
This townhouse, on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, is the result of some magical design kismet. “About two years before we started this project, one of the homeowners and I took a home tour together,” says interior designer Jenni Leasia....
How Merlot Can You Go? 8 Enticing Ways With Wine-Inspired Hues
Jennifer Ott | September 17, 2014 3
Count me as a big fan of burgundy, whether I’m enjoying a glass of it with dinner or using it as an accent wall color. Decorating with shades of red wine can add drama, depth and a delicious cozy feeling to any room. But the hue can make a space appear...
Houzz Tour: A Modern Take on a Traditional Texas Farmhouse
Mitchell Parker | September 17, 2014 17
Constraints often dictate design. Sometimes they’re difficult to work around, and sometimes they make an architect’s work just a little easier. The latter was the case for Patrick Ousey of FAB...
Houzz Tour: A Home Designed to Make Work a Pleasure
Joanna Tovia | September 16, 2014 26
If you’re going to work from home, you want it to be a home in which you like working, and that’s exactly what these homeowners set out to create when they embarked on building their house in far northeastern New South Wales, Australia. With help...
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