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You Said It: ‘Take Things All the Way’ and More Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | September 6, 2014
This week on Houzz must have worn out your Bookmark buttons. If you’ve been dreaming of barn doors, considering shutters, planning out a bathroom renovation or wondered why something makes it upstairs but winds up on top of your bed, there was an article...
Houzz Tour: Warm, Curvy Modernism in Palm Springs
Mary Jo Bowling | September 6, 2014 37
Warm weather and great golf courses drew Laurie and Les Cooper to Palm Springs, California. The couple also loves midcentury design, so it was only natural that they fell in love with a home built in 1965 by Rick Harrison, an architect known for creating...
Guest Picks: Awesome Orange Accents
Meaghan Mountford | September 6, 2014 26
Recently my toddler found my Cheez Doodles. Admittedly, I didn’t hide them very well. She dug right in. All 10 fingers were soon coated in orange cheese dust. At the time I joked about changing my home decor to all orange so that I wouldn’t have to...
Got a Hot, Humid Landscape? Add Tropical Flair With Air Plants
Falon Mihalic | September 6, 2014 10
Air plants are unique, because they occupy an ecological niche in the treetops of the forest. Because of this special place in the ecosystem, they provide habitat and food to beneficial insects, which then become food for birds. Adding air plants to your...
My Houzz: Eccentricities Fill a London Flat
Amar Patel | September 6, 2014 33
As with all good homes, a tour of this one-bedroom flat in East London is like walking inside the mind of its owner. Lego, typographic prints, Barbie dolls, taxidermy, train station signs and a giant teacup all sit under the same roof. It’s an eclectic...
Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Family Home Opens to Views and Light
Joanna Tovia | September 5, 2014 29
Before deciding to knock down their old, not very livable house in favor of building a new home, the owners of this Canberra, Australia, home considered the needs of their young family. They wanted a modern family home where they could entertain, play...
Kitchen of the Week: Brick, Wood and Clean White Lines
Becky Harris | September 5, 2014 130
This 1949 Los Angeles ranch had its charms, but in the kitchen the lack of storage, funky old booths and cabinets past their prime were not functional for the young family who were living there. The homeowners had admired interior designer Thea Segal’s...
6 Overlooked Asters for Tough Spots
Benjamin Vogt | September 5, 2014 12
Asters are one of the most diverse groups of flowering plants out there, and how I love planting underutilized native asters. With shrinking pollinator numbers and habitat loss, it’s more important than ever to plant natives. And the late summer-fall...
10 Reasons to Make a Splash With Tomato Red
Laura Gaskill | September 5, 2014 54
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...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Peas
Marianne Lipanovich | September 5, 2014 2
Fresh peas are a sign of spring, one of the sweetest, most tempting offerings of the garden. They’re also less well known as a fall and even a winter crop for mild areas, as they thrive in cool weather. There are two general types of peas....
Houzz Tour: A Drive in the Country Ends in a Remodel
Mary Jo Bowling | September 5, 2014 98
Gary Leopold had two interests: drives around the Berkshires, in western Massachusetts, and midcentury style. Those subjects intersected in a 1,600-square-foot Cape Cod cottage in Williamstown. The compact home was built in 1949 on a site blessed with...
Houzz Tour: Up and Out Around a Heritage Tree
Nora Burba Trulsson | September 4, 2014 54
Natalie and Christian Kopp bought a 1930s ranch-style home in Austin with plans for a renovation and addition that would turn the dwelling into a more comfortable place to raise a family. The obvious location for the addition was the back of the house....
Great Design Plant: Passiflora Incarnata
Ginny Stibolt | September 4, 2014 41
Passiflora incarnata (also known as maypop, wild passion vine and purple passion flower), is a wonderful vine to add to your landscape for its summertime beauty and its habitat values for butterflies and other pollinators. The flowers are beautiful...
5 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Barn Door
Melisa Bleasdale | September 4, 2014 172
Ah, the barn door. It seems nothing has captured homeowners’ imaginations as much as a rolling door system since French doors came onto the scene. Made of nearly any material you can think of, barn doors can add character and style...
Houzz Products: Save a Taste of Summer
Houzz | September 4, 2014 5
Besides the sunny days, barbecues and vacations to the shore, juicy fruits, aromatic herbs and garden veggies are some of the best parts of summer. Extend the season by freezing, canning, pickling or preserving your favorite produce. These kitchen essentials...
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