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Claire McCall
February 1, 2015
Community housing often gets a bad rap for being poorly designed and a blot...
Community housing often gets a bad rap for being poorly designed and a blot on the urban landscape. These two modest, ecofriendly homes, by Strachan Group Architects, sit on a shared site west of Auckland, New Zealand, and defy that stereotype....
Shop Houzz: Living the Contrast of Black and White
Houzz | February 1, 2015
Looking to make an appealing color (or noncolor) statement in your home? Then it’s time to explore the always-impactful combination of black and white. Take it all the way, add black and white accents here and there, or play up the contrast by...
Great Design Plant: California Milkweeds
Debbie Ballentine | February 1, 2015 1
In creamy white with a dash of pink, the little star flowers of milkweeds seem to sparkle and anticipate explosion into parade confetti. Yet their beauty is not their greatest asset. Milkweeds (Asclepias spp) are critical to the survival...
10 Creative Live-Work Spaces
Laura Gaskill | February 1, 2015 6
Being free of the daily commute, working in your bunny slippers or painting in a sunlight-filled corner of your own home studio — these are just a few reasons that might tempt you to find a way to work from home....
To-Dos: Your February Home Checklist
Laura Gaskill | January 31, 2015 24
This February think about getting cozy, gathering with friends, enjoying more time for your hobbies and planning changes both big (like the sale of your home) and small (new paint colors). It may still be cold out there, but there’s plenty to do indoors....
10 Ways to Make Your Home Theater More Awesome
Malcolm Stewart | January 31, 2015 20
Home theater technology has never been better — today you can even exceed the audiovisual quality of your local cinema. Whether you want to host the perfect film night, entertain after a dinner party or simply keep the kids quiet for a few hours on...
Orchids 101: How to Keep Your Moth Orchids Alive and Blooming
Marianne Lipanovich | January 31, 2015 9
Phalaenopsis, or the moth orchid, is familiar to anyone who has walked into a grocery store, home improvement store or retail flower shop. It’s also a great choice to start with if you’re interested in growing orchids. As a decorative element, moth...
Are You a Maker? Show Us Your Favorite Tool or Material
Annie Thornton | January 31, 2015 86
Mastering a craft requires practice and time spent honing technique and developing a style and perspective. Throughout that journey, tools are our constant companions. We rely on them to cut a straight line every time, produce the same color and bring...
Shop Houzz: Fresh Bedding for Kids of All Ages
Houzz | January 31, 2015 1
Decorating a child’s bedroom is so rewarding and fun! Colors and patterns know no bounds, and new bedding is an easy way to make a quick update while injecting personality. Here are a few of our favorite combinations from the Houzz Shop for babies,...
15 Farmhouse Kitchens That Made Us Swoon This Month
Mitchell Parker | January 31, 2015 72
There’s just something about a farmhouse kitchen that gets people’s attention. And not in the way, say, a supermodern kitchen might turn your head. The raw materials, simplistic design and old-world vibe that farmhouse kitchens exude seem to have...
Your Garden Is Stirring — Here's What to Do in February
Susan Haynes | January 31, 2015 12
Warming temperatures in the western U.S. are calling for delicious garden additions like artichokes, blackberries and persimmons. For those still with snow-covered gardens, enjoy some indoor planting while planning for spring. In the American Southwest,...
You Said It: ‘This House Is Keeping It Real’ and More Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | January 30, 2015 4
This week on Houzz, I got really distracted. Stories that rounded up some of the most popular houses and kitchens we’ve toured occupied my thoughts for hours. I so enjoyed checking out what you enjoy, and was delighted by the wide variety shown...
9 Things New Homeowners Know to Be True
Victoria Harrison | January 30, 2015 33
You’ve secured the mortgage, you’ve got the keys, and you’ve sent out the new-address notices. Congratulations and welcome to your new home! The hard work is over, right? Well, no. A new phase is about to begin, and it will be familiar to anyone...
If You Could Choose One Dream Space ...
Emily Hutchinson | January 30, 2015 7
Getting back into the grind of work life after a relaxing holiday can be tricky. While the computer screen begs for your undivided attention, you may find yourself gazing off into the distance dreaming about that space where you can indulge in a little...
10 Essential Wildflowers for the U.S. Central Plains
Benjamin Vogt | January 30, 2015 16
Gardening in the central Plains can be both tricky and quite easy. We’re faced with two realities: wind and annual temperatures ranging from around -40 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants have to be able to bend and not break, and so do our gardens...
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