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10 Reasons to Make a Splash With Tomato Red
Tomato red is a surprisingly versatile hue — it’s bold yet classic, fresh and modern yet comfortingly traditional. And with the markets (and perhaps your own backyard) overflowing with juicy...
Houzz Tour: Pared-Down Glam in a San Francisco Condo
Catherine Kwong’s personal and professional life were undergoing major changes: She had moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area from New York City, she was preparing to launch her own interior design business, she purchased her first home, and she...
8 Ways to Frame Your Fireplace With Shelves
If you’ve been trying to choose the right shelves to go with your fireplace, you know that it isn’t as simple a decision as you might think. Shelving style, material and placement can have a major effect on the rest of the room, but it can be tempting...
Houzz Tour: Breezy Coastal Style in Sydney
Having recently moved to a new ground-floor apartment in Breakfast Point, a suburb of Sydney, Julie and John Hanna were eager to transform their home into a retreat that suited their style and needs. They contacted Adam Scougall and Benjamin Napier of...
10 Great Places for Rich Fall Colors Year-Round
I’ve had the opportunity to live all over the United States, and while I love the climate of my current city, San Francisco, I hold some very fond memories of the crisp fall weather I experienced growing up in a small town in northern Illinois. It had...
Inside Houzz: Refaced Cabinets Transform a Kitchen
“I help a lot of people not move,” says interior decorator Lori Steeves. Though sometimes it takes remodeling or a move to make you love your home again,...
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,...
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