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How to Use Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year
Though the Color of the Year selections from paint companies are geared specifically for use in home decor, Pantone’s choice is meant for broader application, such as in the field of graphic design and the fashion industry. Indeed, Marsala, Pantone’s...
Houzz Tour: Toronto Loft Gets an Industrial Style Overhaul
Looking for a simple, clean and modern makeover for their orangey, oak-filled loft, this Toronto couple found their way to Rad Design. Founder and principal Golbou Rad...
Prevent Slips and Floor Damage With the Right Rug Pad
Choosing a rug is an important decision. Its style, shape, size, color and texture can make or break a room. But while the rug steals the spotlight, something less glamorous also deserves special consideration: the rug pad.
What to Know About Adding a Reclaimed-Wood Wall
Adding reclaimed wood to your interior is a quick way to introduce warmth and texture. Used in abundance, it has a rawness that can balance overly neutral or modern spaces and anchor sprawling floor plans. But while installing reclaimed-hardwood floors...
Room of the Day: A Modern Slant on a Traditional Space
“The place was originally a beige box,” says interior designer Janet Gust. Since 2007 the designer has been helping this young Houston family personalize their spec home room by room. Recently they got around to the family room, and the timing was...
How to Give Neutral Paint Colors a Subtle Jolt
I have to admit: As much as I love big, bold color, I like it best when it is used with restraint — and used strategically. After all, a little bold color goes a long way, and it’s all too easy to go from “wow!” to “ouch.” For the color-shy...
Houzz Tour: Couple Pares Down and Pumps Up the Style
With their daughter off to college, this couple was ready for a complete lifestyle change, and moved from their suburban home in Andover, Massachusetts, to a two-bedroom condominium in Boston. In doing so they reclaimed about 10 hours a week...
Yes, You Can Go Bold With Wallpaper in a Powder Room
Designers love to take chances and go bold in powder rooms, particularly when it comes to wallpaper. Why? First, because the door is often kept closed, it’s a chance to break the continuity of a first floor’s decor and do something that surprises...
A Family Steps Up to a Cheerful New Attic
A vibrant floral wallpaper in deep blue, bright turquoise and camo green beckons people up these stairs to the attic. Since moving from Holland to Portland, Oregon, interior designer Lynne...
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...
Make a Traditional Fresh Holiday Wreath the Easy Way
Whether on a front door or above a mantel, few things convey the holidays better than a fresh wreath. Tracy Goldman of Sabellico’s Florist breaks down the process of making a wreath of mixed greenery into eight...
Houzz Tour: Diverse Styles Create an Eclectic Family Home
These homeowners had an enormous garage that formed the entire first floor of their home but was accessible only by going outside their house. Awkward, too big and underused, the garage was wasted space with great possibilities....
Room of the Day: Finding Middle Ground in a Master Bedroom
Saddled with long and stressful commutes, this husband and wife craved a master bedroom that would serve as a true retreat after long workdays. However, they were having trouble agreeing on a bedroom style for their traditional home — she...
Houzz Tour: A Home of a Different Color
Designer Erin Iba and the owners of this Boulder, Colorado, home were put together by Designer Premier, an agency that pairs interior designers and architects with potential clients....
One Table, Two Holiday Settings
Make setting your holiday table fun, simple and inexpensive by transforming one set of basic centerpiece items for both fall and winter feasts. The trick is to keep things natural, using fresh herbs, branches, seasonal fruits and other pretty items you...
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