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Photo of the Week: Sleeping on Air
Odds are you'll have to do a double take after seeing this photo. Nope, it's not Photoshopped. This bed in London's Notting Hill neighborhood gets its floating appearance from a clever structural trick. Installed by British designer Kia...
6 Garage Organizing Tips That Really Work
Garages tend to become dumps for just about everything. Because they are big open spaces, they're easy targets for that suitcase that won't fit in the closet, the rollerblades your daughter doesn't want to throw away yet, the sewing machine...
Touchdown! Winning Seating for Your Football Party
Labor Day has passed, school has begun and the air is crisp. To me, that really only means digging out my sweaters, but to millions of fans everywhere, the turning of the leaves equates one thing and one thing only: football. Weekends across the...
Photo of the Week: An Office Where Creativity Blooms
With school back in session, we've got offices on our mind at Houzz. If the mere thought of office work often creates anxiety, the key is to create a space that does nothing but promote pure...
Game Rooms: Carve Out a Place for Fun
Fall is coming, and the kids will have to find indoor activities. Do you have a spot for them to get their creativity blazing? A place where they won’t be in your way? Basements are good choices for game rooms; so are converted...
Pint-Sized Design: Charlie's Owl-tastic Nursery
About seven years ago I took on my first residential decorating job: a boy's nursery. Scared to death that the new clients would utter words like "jungle mural" or "baseball bat decal," I was pleasantly surprised when they preferred a few colorful nods...
Goodnight, Irene: It's Time to Reclaim Your Basement
Our thoughts and prayers go out to family, friends and everyone else affected by Irene, a storm that left devastating flooding in its wake. If that includes you, here are some tips for getting that water out of your basement and getting on with your...
Gyms for Every Home
Almost all of us could use more exercise in our lives. More power to you, if you don't! I find it helps to make workout space as accessible as possible to minimize the opportunity for...
9 Ways to Get Your Room's Color Right
You know how when you walk in a room and it just feels right? There can be a number of reasons why this happens. One of the more important reasons is the color story of the room. Color plays such an important role in the psychology of a space....
Getting the Room Right: Part II
It's fun to look through all of the wonderful, professionally designed rooms here on Houzz — including those in this ideabook — for great ideas and inspiration. The designers make it look easy, don't they? But if you look at the Houzz
Design Ideas for a Teen Boy's Room
Designing for a teenage boy is much simpler than it sounds. Before you discount my theory because I used the words "teenage boy" and "simpler" in the same sentence, consider this caveat: A successful design comes about when you observe how he lives...
Hallways With a Beckoning Beauty All Their Own
The popularity of open floor plans in modern and contemporary residential design — most evident in the "great rooms" that combine living room, dining room and kitchen — has not completely abolished the space that traditionally connects distinct rooms:...
Create Your Own Massage Room
Aaaah — relaxation! More and more we are looking to our own homes to provide a haven from the outside world. After spending a day hard at work and hearing news reports about the economy, when we come home, we want to be soothed. And admit it — just...
Add a Drop of Color to Your Living Room
If your living room feels a little too neutral, but you are afraid of adding color or don't want to invest heavily in making colorful changes just yet, test the waters with a few accents that won't break the bank. Here are some easy, cost effective and...
28 Great Real-Life Home Offices
We asked you to show us your workspace, studio or office, and you responded with inspiring office decor ideas for every type of workspace imaginable. Read on for home office inspiration from a 20th century milk house, an ancient historian's library, a...
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