I grew up in homes with wall-to-wall carpeting and didn't know the beauty of a hardwood floor until my late 20s. Moving into a newly built condo in the heart of downtown, I was faced with what seemed like acres of gleaming wood floor. I loved the... more »
Who doesn't love the Italians? So cool, so well dressed, so much dolce vita. Their homes are no different. They too appear effortlessly stylish and individual. But look closely and you'll see that there are certain rules that Italian homes usually... more »
Houzzers, we made the call and you answered, showing us the dramatic difference you've made in your homes with paint. Today we're looking at how paint has changed your rooms, from the kitchen to the bedroom, from the living room to the laundry room. We... more »
If you are planning to make changes to your whole house, whether it's all at once, or over time, it pays to come armed with a plan to keep the look consistent. In this series we will be rounding up ideas and inspiration for updating fixtures, finishes... more »
More than 100,000 people have spoken. And they say this will be the year renovations come back. The number of U.S. Houzz users moving forward with decorating and redecorating projects has increased by 12 percent compared to this time last year, and 7... more »
Admit it, you have commitment issues — at least when it comes to picking a color. Believe me when I say you're in the company of many.
Besides a can of paint, there is no easier or cheaper way to add color, pattern and texture throughout your... more »
The Japanese art of chabana, which literally translates to “tea flowers,” is an ancient style of flower arranging used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. It’s a dazzling form of floral display with roots in the more recognizable form... more »
Grieving the loss of a loved one can be a lengthy process, and it's different for everyone, even when the cause of the grief is the same. After a death, a house that previously offered many comforts can create complex sorrows, because the home has been... more »
Books are for reading, sure. But they are also for stacking, displaying, propping and arranging.
A stack of thick coffee table books is as essential in decorating as a vase or a throw pillow. They add color, texture, height and symmetry. They... more »
In spring it's time to get outside and enjoy your patio. So make the most of your space without a huge investment of time or money by planting, scrubbing and accessorizing your way to a renewed outdoor room.
From the free (rearranging furniture)... more »
One of my clients is a recently divorced mother of two young children. She lived in a high-end neighborhood, in a large home filled with nice, large furnishings. Then her world changed. The home was sold, along with most of its contents; the proceeds... more »
Before you update furniture, replace floors or remodel a living space, consider whether your lighting works. Lighting is a telltale sign of design quality and one of the most affordable ways to update your home without busting your budget. It sets a mood... more »
Whether it's elderly parents moving in with their children, grown children moving back in with parents, or siblings moving in together, multigenerational and extended family living arrangements have made a comeback. Living with extended family can be... more »
“People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." — Rogers Hornsby
The wait is over! Forget Punxsutawney Phil and the vernal equinox; in America, the... more »