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Your Easiest Fall Decorating Ever
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...
Room of the Day: A Piece of Manhattan Inspires a Brooklyn Apartment
From the towering trees of the forest to the solid mountains and the infinite expanse of the ocean, nature influences designers and homeowners. We frame views, choose colors and build homes to honor these anonymous masterpieces. Engineered constructions,...
Kilim, Flokati, Beni Ourain, Boucherouite: What’s the Difference?
From flat weave to shaggy, all natural or a riot of colors, these rugs are all hot with decorators — but which is which? If you’re on the hunt for a new rug, this mini guide to four types of popular rugs is here to help.
Houzz Tour: A Fresh Pacific Northwest Take on Midcentury Modern
“Wanting to spend time in your vacation home even in bad weather — that’s the litmus test,” says interior designer Ian McLeod. These homeowners are so thrilled with the renovation of their 1968 home in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands, they head...
10 Tips for a College Apartment That Says ‘Home’
Your home should support you, help you relax at the end of a busy day and, when you’re a student, keep you going through long study sessions. But when it’s your very first apartment we’re talking about, creating a space that feels like home can...
How to Get Curves in All the Right Spaces
Curves can soften a living zone, draw the eye to a certain feature or focal point, and visually lengthen an area. When used well, they can enhance the flow of a room and be used to define different spaces. They can also...
Chinese Altar Tables Set a Soulful Tone at Home
When it comes to foundation pieces, few things are as timeless and useful as the console. Its long, lean lines and minimal depth help make the most of space-constrained rooms. To add a touch of intrigue, consider using a Chinese altar table...
So Your Style Is: The Doctor Is In
It’s not that people enjoy reminders of the optometrist’s or doctor’s office, but salvaged medical equipment and symbols can give a room a strong dose of industrial style. These items tend to be streamlined, utilitarian and sturdy. Plus, they spark...
Dream Spaces: Home Offices You’d Be Delighted to Work In
With technology making the workplace more flexible than ever, more of us are working from home offices. This has its perks. You don’t have to struggle with parking or public transport, and you can have your lunch break whenever you want. The downside...
Houzz Tour: Clever DIY Tricks Warm a Rustic Rental Cottage
This rustic worker’s cottage resides in the country suburb of Guildford, northeast of Perth, Australia. It was the perfect place for interior designer Nelly Reffet and her partner to rent while they started a family. When they moved out and into another...
Black, White and Gold Add Up to Bathroom Design Heaven
So you want all-out glamour, luxury and indulgence in your bathroom, but you don’t want it to look like the Palace of Versailles or the ladies’ powder room at Harrods? Getting the balance right without tipping over into kitsch can be tricky, but these...
15 Cool Rooms and the TV Shows They Want You to Watch
It’s finally time for our “stories” (as my friend Michael calls sudsy TV shows, in honor of his grandmother) to pick up with new episodes again. With ever-changing technology, fall premieres may not have exactly the same urgency they did back when...
Raise Your Glass to Home Bars in All Shapes and Sizes
Unleash your creative prowess when designing a custom home bar. While a tiny unit can be squeezed into an empty corner, a larger-than-life bar that takes over a whole room can work as a real party starter. Just add swizzle sticks, mood music and...
Avast! 9 Spaces to Treasure for Talk Like a Pirate Day
For the average landlubber, September 19 may come and go as a rather uneventful day. For others it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a parody holiday started by two guys in Oregon who felt everyone should glorify the days when swashbucklers ruled...
Houzz Tour: Apartment Redesign Looks to the ’70s for Bold Inspiration
We all know the value of location when it comes to buying a new home. This Edinburgh, Scotland, apartment has that issue taken care of. Situated on the second floor of a handsome Victorian building in the city’s beautiful West End, the apartment has...
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