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In February, Seattle hosted the 27th annual Northwest...
In February, Seattle hosted the 27th annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show at the Washington State Convention Center. With 23 show gardens, nine city-living displays (balcony gardens aimed at apartment and...
The Best of My Houzz: 50 Design-Loving Pets
Janet Paik | March 5, 2015 15
Each week homeowners around the world open their doors to our contributing photographers, who profile their creative homes. While we love peeking at their interiors and hearing about their design decisions, their pets are just as much of a visual treat....
Great Design Plant: Actaea Racemosa
Ellen Sousa | March 5, 2015 1
There are so many reasons for eastern U.S. gardeners to grow black cohosh (Actaea racemosa). One of the few summer-blooming plants that grow in shade, it has tall and elegant white candlestick flowers that contrast beautifully against...
Gray Cabinets Update a Texas Kitchen
Mitchell Parker | March 5, 2015 8
Julie Shannon knew she wanted a more transitional-style kitchen when she moved into her Austin, Texas, home a few years ago. The builder-grade cabinets, always-dirty-looking tile floors and granite tile counters weren’t her cup of tea. But she...
Light-Filled Artist’s Studio in the Pennsylvania Countryside
Becky Harris | March 5, 2015 14
“Well, first take me to your studio and show me how you paint.” This was all architect Matthew Moger had to say to a still-life artist to win the job over all the other architects who had arrived to bid for the job armed with models and plans without...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Radishes
Marianne Lipanovich | March 5, 2015 17
If you want to get kids started gardening, radishes are a great choice. Most varieties are quick to grow, fun to harvest and tasty raw or cooked. They come in a number of colors (white, red, pink, rose, black, gold, lavender, purple) and...
Shop Houzz: Say Yes to Stripes
Houzz | March 5, 2015
Ready to add some pattern and personality to your space, but afraid of trying to keep up with the trends? The stripe in all its classic glory is for you! Thin, thick, bold or subtle, this easy-to-love pattern can fit every style under the sun. Here are...
Houzz Tour: Redo Shines Light on 19th-Century Newport Beauty
Mary Jo Bowling | March 5, 2015 23
Most empty nesters opt for a smaller house, but Gale and Peter Goff decided to upsize after their children left home. It was a simple case of mathematics: Now that their kids had kids, when everyone gathered for holidays, the tribe in one place was larger...
5 Types of Sloping Roofs That Hit the Right Pitch
Rebecca Gross | March 4, 2015 7
A roof is one of the most functional aspects of any house, providing the very essence of shelter. But just because it serves this important purpose doesn’t mean it can’t be an exciting architectural feature. By considering the roof’s pitch — the...
Orchids 101: Try Something Different With Dendrobiums
Marianne Lipanovich | March 4, 2015 2
Trying to pin down dendrobiums can be tricky. For one thing, there are more than 1,200 species. Unlike most other popular orchids, dendrobiums also might be either deciduous or evergreen. Adding another layer is the question of what they are called. Deciduous...
Big Ideas for Compact Kitchens
Sara Emslie | March 4, 2015 11
Even the smallest of kitchen spaces needs to deliver big when it comes to form and function. No matter how awkwardly shaped or compact your cooking space, design tricks can help make even tiny corners work hard and look good too. These kitchens offer...
Houzz Tour: An Air of Mystery, Grounded in Practicality
Claire McCall | March 4, 2015 2
With dark wood elements against cool concrete floors, this new Auckland, New Zealand, home has amped-up glamour. Its layout makes good use of its narrow suburban site while preserving its occupants’ privacy. “Although there are a lot of bungalows...
Why White Is the Ultimate Pop of Color
Yanic Simard | March 4, 2015 22
Many people think of an accent color as being a bright, bold shade that they wouldn’t dare use in a larger amount. But in my opinion, one of the most effective colors to use for contrast isn’t even a true hue but a combination of all of them: pure,...
Shop Houzz: Farmhouse Style for the Living Room
Houzz | March 4, 2015
You see them more and more: spaces decorated with a nod to the classic American farmhouse. The style may be most evident in the living room, where livable design is the ultimate desire. With beadboard walls, wide-plank wood floors and these farmhouse...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Carrots
Marianne Lipanovich | March 4, 2015 7
Carrots are fun to grow in fall or spring. First of all, they offer instant reward, or at least as instant as one can get with a vegetable — you can start harvesting some varieties in as little time as a month. Second, they have some cute shapes. You...
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