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Houzz Tour: A Historic Remodel Keeps the Romance Alive
The story of Judy Hobday’s long relationship with her 200-plus-year-old house in Stockton, New Jersey, is as passion filled as any romance novel. It started when she was 30 years old and living in a rented carriage house down the road. “I was driving...
6 Cost-Effective Ways to Go Custom Made
Words like “bespoke” and “custom made” may conjure up images of rare (and expensive) luxury items, but having a home with personalized pieces is more affordable than you may think, especially if you know where to focus your attention. For example,...
Give Your Kitchen a Café Vibe
It takes more than a coffee machine to re-create the casual, comfortable atmosphere of a great café. If you think about what you love about your favorite café, the decor and feel-good atmosphere usually have something to do with it. Getting that vibe...
8 Tips for Creating a Safe and Cozy Nursery
Decorating the nursery is exciting — especially if you’re a first-time parent. But, as with pregnancy and child rearing in general, everyone seems to have an opinion about how to approach it. Some loved ones may express disbelief that you’ve chosen...
Tempted to Try Wallpaper? 10 Tips for Finding the Right Pattern
It can add texture, color, pattern or a painterly scene — even more so than paint, wallpaper can change the entire look of a room. But given the cost and the need for professional installation (a must), wallpaper can seem like a risky commitment. If...
5 DIY Decorating Projects Perfect for the Holiday Weekend
Long weekends are great times to get a few of those to-do-list items checked off. Once you’ve done the weekly chores and caught up with friends and family, there’s often little time left for rest and relaxation during a two-day weekend. There might...
Decorating Trends: A New Houzz Survey Shows What Homeowners Want
If you ever get frustrated that your home doesn’t quite look how you’ve always dreamed it should look, then consider this: The next time you’re standing in a room of 100 people, know that 98 of them share your frustration. That’s according...
Houzz Tour: A ’60s Apartment Gets a Retro Revamp
This fifth-floor apartment built in the 1960s needed opening up to make it lighter, brighter and more livable. But in updating the decor, Mr. Mitchell interior designer Andrew Mitchell resisted...
Room of the Day: Wrapped in Blues and Silvery Hues
Interior designer Jocelyn Chiappone loves the quiet sophistication a monochromatic color scheme can bring to a room. It allowed her to honor this traditional Rhode Island house’s classic architecture while freshening it up with metallic finishes,...
Room of the Day: Child Safety at Play in a Nautical-Themed Nursery
After working with interior designer Beth Bourque on the rest of their home, the Hingham, Massachusetts, these new parents were ready for her to transform son Finn’s nursery. The...
Get Turned On to a Lighting Plan
A well-lit room looks, works and feels better; it’s as simple as that. Whether you are starting from scratch with a new home or are looking to tailor your current space to better fit your needs, a lighting plan should be on your radar. Here’s the...
Room of the Day: A Dining Room Makes a Dramatic Entrance
First impressions are everything. So for this dining room, the first room seen upon entering this traditional waterfront home in Baltimore, the homeowners wanted something that would really grab attention. They asked designer Elizabeth...
Houzz Tour: A Historic House Gets a Feng Shui Adjustment
While completing a renovation on their intended home away from home in Rockport, Massachusetts, this Brooklyn, New York, family of five wanted to make sure they brought some of their favorite borough with them. They also wanted to make sure the house...
Going Beyond Technology in the Media Room
Technology is only one aspect of media room design. The right furnishings also are key to creating a space in which family members will want to gather to enjoy TV, music, video games and digital media together. A media room can be the hub of...
Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts: What’s the Difference?
They all start with “art,” but each of these three styles has its own distinct look. Here you’ll learn how to decipher the differences between art deco, art nouveau and Arts and Crafts style once and for all. We will start with the newest to appear,...
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