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Mary Jo Bowling
October 2, 2014
You may have seen dog statues outside older homes, but did you know that historically they are more than just decoration? Like many architectural motifs, dog symbolism has meaning, and these statues can give us a clue about the people who built the house, what they valued and what they wanted to communicate to passersby....
Great Design Plant: Lindera Benzoin Offers 3-Season Interest
Curtis Adams | October 2, 2014
The bold yellow flowers of forsythia, a shrub introduced from Asia, are a sure sign of spring in the temperate U.S. (zones 5 to 8), but that is a one-act show. Other than offering cover for some birds, forsythia has little...
Houzz Products: Treat Your Rooms to Orange and Black All Year
Houzz | October 2, 2014
Every time we see the bold color combo of orange and black together, it’s the decorating equivalent of “wow.” Vibrant, warm orange is a perfect foil for black, a neutral shade that’s the epitome of dark mystery. Why limit this palette to just...
My Houzz: Earthy Update of a Midcentury Family Home
Luci Dibley | October 2, 2014 3
The good bones of this house were merely a bonus for the young Canberra, Australia, couple who bought the property in 2003, attracted by its garden of rare plants. While Stuart and Zoe Smith loved the midcentury style of the 1950s home, they also recognized...
4 Secrets to a Luxurious Bathroom Look
Yanic Simard | October 1, 2014 24
Ever looked at a beautiful bathroom and wondered what takes its design to the next level? You’re not alone. Many homeowners want to know how some bathrooms get that mysterious designer je ne sais quoi. I’ll let you in on a few secrets. Because...
Great Design Plant: Calycanthus Floridus
Falon Mihalic | October 1, 2014 4
Calycanthus floridus has garnered many common names derived from its unique scent, which is like cloves mashed with pineapple and bananas. The elongated, thin petals of its flowers vary from a deep maroon to a rust-red. This southeastern U.S. native...
Room of the Day: Refining the Rustic in a Log Home
Becky Harris | October 1, 2014 4
While this ski-in, ski-out home in Steamboat, Colorado, was a great buy and had spectacular views, the owners were not particularly keen on the rustic log cabin look. Interior designer Lisa Kanning worked with them to tone down the heavy logs and make...
Your Easiest Fall Decorating Ever
Sheila Schmitz | October 1, 2014 17
Fill a basket with a range of pumpkins and gourds from the market or pumpkin patch, and you'll have everything you need to welcome fall holidays with style. Then, when Thanksgiving rolls around, you can turn any edibles among your decorations into pumpkin...
Houzz Tour: An Old Dairy Gets a Contemporary Twist
Natalie Wain | October 1, 2014 6
When it came to designing the interior of The Dairy, the owners were leaning toward an elegant monochrome scheme, but interior designer Lindsey Rendall wasn’t so sure. “When I first saw the building, I thought monochrome would be too harsh,” she...
To-Dos: Your October Home Checklist
Laura Gaskill | October 1, 2014 11
With the air turning crisp, leaves falling and farmer’s markets overflowing with squash, gourds, apples and potatoes, October is a time to celebrate the harvest — and button up the home and garden for the winter ahead. From raking leaves to sharpening...
Guest Picks: Fill That Corner in Style
Suzy Q Mirjam | October 1, 2014 6
Do you have an empty, lonely, dark corner in your room? Most designers face the same dilemma: “What on earth am I supposed to put there?” Instead of throwing in just anything, make that empty space a useful part of your home. Weather you create a...
Fall Is Calling: What to Do in Your October Garden
Annie Thornton | September 30, 2014 26
I like having options — from which flavor of tea to drink after lunch to which route I’ll take to walk home. Gardening this month is no different. Whether you’re after garden chores or perhaps some seasonal puttering, it’s all about picking your...
Houzz Tour: Family Has Room to Spare in New Rural Home
Joanna Tovia | September 30, 2014 21
When Howden Homes builder Shane Howden and his wife, Kristie, designed their dream house in a small town southwest of Melbourne, it wasn’t an arduous task. “We knew exactly what we...
Working at Home Together (and Apart)
Alison Hodgson | September 30, 2014 40
If you and your partner both work at home, you are part of an ever-expanding number. Personally, I can think of four families who have recently, and rather abruptly, had a spouse join the other in coming home to work. One of the couples lives...
15 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent
Laura Gaskill | September 30, 2014 33
Selling your home is a big deal — so while it may be tempting to go with the first word-of-mouth recommendation you get, when it comes to choosing a real estate agent, it pays to do a bit more research. Your real estate pro will be responsible for setting...
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