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The story of how landscape designer Connie Cunningham became a farmer and then opened...
The story of how landscape designer Connie Cunningham became a farmer and then opened a bed and breakfast has more twists and turns than a bumpy country road — but the telling reveals how love of home breeds perseverance and passion. It begins...
Houzz Tour: Prairie Grain Bin Turned Bucolic Retirement Home
The prairie structures of Great Falls, Montana, have always captivated retired art teacher Kate Morris. Driving through the undulating, grassy landscape, she imagined someday turning one of the conical metal buildings made to store grain into a...
Pet-Friendly Design: Making Room for the Dog Dish
When I say there is nothing quite so unpleasant as stepping in a dog’s water dish, I speak from experience (no thanks, Augie). Like a good pet owner, I keep my pup’s water bowl filled with fresh water. It’s located in the kitchen, where I inevitably...
Geek Lab: How to Build a Steampunk Cat Transit System
Cats are always looking for something to do. That’s why we developed the Steampunk Cat Transit System (CTS) for a private residence in San Francisco. The homeowners spend...
Get a Head Start on Planning Your Garden, Even if It’s Snowing
Winter gardening advice always includes going through gardening catalogs and deciding what plants you want to grow in the coming year. That’s a great start, but why not take it a step further? Winter is a good time to review what worked and what didn’t...
See Winning Modern Quilts on Display at QuiltCon 2015
Relationships with family and community. A ghostly face. A neon-green computer processing board. Geese in flight. These are some of the diverse themes and images seen on winning quilts on display through Sunday, February 22, at QuiltCon 2015 in Austin,...
7 Soothing Spaces: How to Use Color to Create Calm at Home
I’ve spoken with far too many friends who have had a rough start in 2015. I say anyone who needs it should get a do-over and begin anew and make it better. One way to ease your way through tough and turbulent times is to create soothing spaces in your...
Houzz Tour: Off-the-Grid Island Home Circles a Sunny Courtyard
It was something like 25 degrees below zero one February in Winnipeg, Canada, when Holly McNally picked up the National Post newspaper and flipped to the travel section. A full-page story raved about Sidney Island, part of the Gulf Islands...
Take a Peek Inside the Newly Renovated Hollyhock House
Visitors once again can tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House now that its four-year-long, multimillion-dollar restoration is complete. The Los Angeles icon has been described as the harbinger of California modernism. For a special reopening...
Modernism Week 2015 Opens in Palm Springs
Fans of modern architecture are flocking to Palm Springs, California, to attend Modernism Week, the city’s annual celebration of modernist architecture, design, fashion, arts and culture, which runs through...
10 Easy Edibles for First-Time Gardeners
The idea of growing edibles is always tempting. Photos of edible gardens promise you lush landscapes filled with a tantalizing mix of vegetables, herbs and flowers that will make all passersby stop and stare. Getting started with an edible garden can...
Get a Jump on a Cool-Season Vegetable Garden
The vegetable garden is in full glory during summer, filled with ripe tomatoes, rapidly growing squashes, hot and mild peppers, melons, cucumbers, corn and a host of other summer vegetables that can threaten to take over your yard and your kitchen. Most...
The 20 Most Popular Kitchens on Houzz
There’s little doubt that simple, all-white kitchens top a lot of homeowners’ wish lists. But while some spaces in this collection of popular...
25 of the Most Popular Homes on Houzz
There are all kinds of homes out there. But the ones that really grab people’s attention have a lot in common. If the following most popular homes featured on Houzz are any indication, standout features include small footprints, energy efficiency, clever...
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