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Outfit a Beach House From Deck to Drawer Knobs
Whether you are in the process of fixing up a beach house or dream of owning one, this ideabook is chock-full of ideas for fixing up your getaway. Here you'll find products, ideas and color schemes, from outdoor showers and wraparound decks to paint colors...
12 Smart Ideas for Decorating Empty Corners
I was a fairly well-behaved child in school, so I don't recall ever getting sent to a corner. If I had, I'm sure I would have done the same thing I do in any other space: think about how to decorate it. Corners are not just for time-outs; corners are...
Reinvent It: Antique Glass Goes Door to Door
Using architectural salvage can make all the difference in retaining an older home's original character and style during renovations. For this 1906 colonial home in New Castle, New Hampshire, period elements like this reclaimed door enhance the home's...
Decorate With Intention: Design Your Ideal Dining Room
Living rooms get a lot of attention, but a dining room that suits your style and fits your needs can make each day a bit richer. So why not give yours a little extra love? If you haven't been using your dining room, it could be that setting it up properly...
Bedroom Color: The Secret to More Sex and More Sleep
More sleep and more sex? Yes, please! A new survey involving 2,000 Brits shows a strong correlation between the color of your bedroom walls and decor with how much sleep and sex you're having. The takeaway: People with blue rooms appear to be getting...
Runway to Room: Fall in Line With Camouflage
Since fashion and home decor have long been kindred spirits, it's no surprise to see the fashion du jour, camouflage, popping up in home design. Spring 2013 fashion...
14 Ways to Style Your Mantel for Spring and Summer
The mantel is often the focal point of the living room in winter, but it can be hard to know how to decorate the fireplace once warmer weather arrives. Do you play it up with fresh colors and artwork, or let it hide out behind strategically placed chairs...
Why Men Really Do Need a Cave
Calm down, ladies. When a man wants his own space in the house — be it a cave, garage, bar, media room, billiards hall, woodshop...
Lay Out Your Living Room: Floor Plan Ideas for Rooms Small to Large
One of the first things I do when I see a room for the first time is study the options for furniture arrangement. Sometimes there can be more than one great option. Occasionally, things like windows, a fireplace or doorways can limit options and stump...
Unravel the Mystery of Black
Many scientists say that color is light, and because black is the absence of light, it isn't a color. Of course, in interior design terms, we use black pigments and classify the color as a neutral. Black goes with everything, and many would argue that...
Love Your Living Room: Make a Design Plan
Living rooms are often the hardest-working rooms in our homes. If your living room has no real flow, or you are not maximizing the area to its full potential, you probably aren't enjoying it as much as you could. Maybe it's time to take charge. Start...
Get the Look: 'Scandal' Style for a Sensationally Chic Home
Have you been bitten by the Scandal bug? I have. While Showtime's Homeland is my favorite drama, ABC's Scandal has it beat in sets, fashion and chemistry,...
Let's Bang Out New Ways With Vintage Typewriters
I've been looking at the trends that were sweeping design blogs when I started at Houzz several years ago, charting their tipping points and how designers are freshening them up after their ubiquity. One trend that has hit its peak is incorporating charming...
Outfit a Southern Plantation-Style Home — Paint to Porch Furnishings
With their gracious porches, well-proportioned rooms and rambling grounds, Southern plantation-style homes in the U.S. have a lot to offer. Whether you are renovating a historic Lowcountry...
5 Edgy Trends in Today's Tile
Cutting-edge style can cover a range of looks, from the glamour of polished alabaster to the grittiness of a graffiti-covered urban street. Whether inspired by the mainstreaming of subculture via films like Exit...
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