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My Houzz: From Underused Dining Room to Family Hangout
Ten years after Enid and Jim Brock built their hillside home in Santa Cruz, California, the couple realized that a great idea doesn’t always translate into a great room. Enid wanted the dining room...
My Houzz: DIY Details Add Personality to a Dutch Home
According to Mirjam Vetter, everything becomes prettier with a layer of chalk paint. Vetter is an avid collector of secondhand goods, and loves to transform mundane or found objects into small treasures. She rummages...
Tame the Toy Chaos: Bin Storage for All
Kids collect toys like a magnet picks up metal shavings. If you don’t stay on top of them, not only will Barbie’s Dreamhouse be a mess, but so will yours. The good news is that, with a few simple moves, organizing the stuff of a kid’s world can...
Set the Right Mood With the Right Lines
You may not think twice about the shape of the legs on your living room coffee table or the swirls on the wallpaper in your front hall, but research indicates you should. That’s because humans have different responses to curvy lines and straight ones....
Best Ways to Use Exclusive Plum, Sherwin-Williams’ Color of 2014
As 2013 winds down, our attention is shifting to the new year and what’s in store for 2014. I always look forward to the various Color of the Year pronouncements made around this time. Last week we looked at Pantone’s selection, Radiant...
Photos of 2013: The Most Popular Industrial Spaces
Warehouses, factories, mills — these might not sound like cozy spaces, but homeowners and designers are converting these buildings into modern homes with great fanfare. But make no mistake: These aren’t the kinds of places you’d expect...
Organized Chic: 15 Stylish Ways With Trays
I think of a tray as one of those things in a home that has a lot of stories to tell. A tray has been around; it has seen most rooms in a house. It has lots of experience with meeting utilitarian demands as well as aesthetic ones. Trays have many different...
The Single Easiest Trick for Serial Redecorators
If you decorate your own home, you probably fall into one of two main categories. You might be the type who paints a room, installs new flooring or carpeting, then adds furniture and accessories and hangs draperies, art and a mirror or two. When you’re...
The Best Chalkboard Wall Art on Houzz
The popularity of chalkboard paint has hit an all-time high, which means your chalkboard wall must stand out from the pack. It’s no longer enough to have a photo showing useful things like a neat grocery list or family schedule in neat penmanship, or...
Shop Your Garden for Easy Holiday Decorations
If your hands are so tied up with Santa’s shopping list and dinner plans this year that you’ve put festive decorations on the back burner, there’s no need to make a last-minute trip to the craft store. Just turn to your garden’s bounty of branches...
Celebrating the Great American Quilt
The PBS series Why Quilts Matter gives fascinating insight into the history, art and politics of that most American of crafts, the hand-sewn quilt. The series premise is that “nothing is more central to the history of women than the quilt. It...
The Seduction of Reduction
Can reading a book feel like a visit to a spa? After perusing Karen Lehrman Bloch’s new tome, The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty (Harper Design, $35), I felt strangely cleansed. Its collection of nearly two dozen spare,...
11 Ways to Get the Organic Modern Look for Less
Organic modern style blends the clean lines of modern design with the warmth and ease of natural objects and materials. A little sleek, a little rustic, this popular style mash-up is easy to live with and seems to appeal to both men and women in equal...
Naturally Festive: An Organic Approach to Holiday Decorating
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse … The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of burlap and kraft paper danced in their...
25 Gorgeous Holiday Mantels by Houzzers
We made the call, and you answered. Thank you so much to everyone who responded to our Houzz call and shared mantel photos. You all showed us everything from minimalist to "everything but the kitchen sink" approaches, and we love them all. Here is a sampling...
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