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My Houzz: Duplex Now a Bright and Spacious Single-Family Home
Esther Hershcovich | February 12, 2015 30
Caroline Denis’ family used this 1930s duplex in Montreal as a rental unit until she moved in to be closer to where she was going to school. The space worked well for her and her then-boyfriend, David, when he later moved in. But after they married...
Orchids 101: Cymbidiums Add Beauty Indoors and Out
Marianne Lipanovich | February 12, 2015 12
Cymbidiums are a welcome addition to a garden or patio as well as a home, producing 3- to 4-foot-long sprays of up to 30 flowers on multiple stems from winter through spring. Even out of flower, they have arching leaves that add texture to a garden. For...
Must-Know Furniture: The Tulip Chair
Karen Egly-Thompson | February 12, 2015 41
Architect and designer Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Chair, which he designed for furniture giant Knoll in 1958, has become ingrained in our collective visual consciousness. Even if you didn’t realize it had a name, you’ve likely seen a Tulip...
Freshen Up the Bath With Lush and Healthy Plants
Laura Gaskill | February 12, 2015 48
The organic forms and oxygen-boosting properties of plants make them a welcome addition to the bathroom. But keeping houseplants healthy in the often humid, low-light conditions of the bath is not always straightforward. To make things easier, here are...
Shop Houzz: Haute Couture for Your Home
Houzz | February 12, 2015 1
Every February, New York City gets an early taste of spring as world-renowned clothing designers debut their upcoming collections on the runways during Fashion Week. Experience runway-style excitement — even when you’re relaxing in your loungewear...
Houzz Tour: Farmhouse Retreat With a Sophisticated Edge
Mary Jo Bowling | February 12, 2015 82
To understand the style of interior designer RJ Thornburg and lighting designer and sculptor Warren Muller, you have to know how they named their company. Their business, bahdeebahdu (say it: BAH-dee-BAH-doo), is named after an animal they’ve never...
Sitting Pretty: Headboards With Storage and Style
Kate Burt | February 11, 2015 15
Headboards can be a simple decorative detail or a handy surface to lean on for late-night reading — but they can also be so much more. So if you’re in the market for an upgrade, tap into the possibilities for this piece of furniture and consider choosing...
Personal Spaces: 10 Homes Make an Outdoor Connection
Laura Gaskill | February 11, 2015 28
There’s a lot to love about indoor-outdoor living, whether you dream of gathering for evening nibbles on the patio or bringing in the view with floor-to-ceiling windows. Get ideas from these creative homeowners who’ve made a connection with the outdoors,...
8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Meeting With Your Designer
Kelli Kaufer | February 11, 2015 75
As a designer who typically charges an hourly rate for design services, I tell my clients to do their homework before meeting with me. I give them a checklist of what they should consider before I arrive, asking them to think about what they want, what...
Great Design Plant: Corylus Americana Awakens the Woodland Garden
Heather Holm | February 11, 2015 10
American hazelnut (Corylus americana) is one of the first native shrubs to flower in spring. Before the leaves emerge, the separate male and female flowers begin to develop on the bare branches. The male flowers, in particular,...
Shop Houzz: Great Danes of Design
Houzz | February 11, 2015 7
Arne Jacobsen, born February 11, 1902, and Verner Panton, born February 13, 1926, are two of the most influential designers from Denmark. Jacobsen was a successful architect and designer of furniture, textiles, wallpaper and silverware,...
Add Excitement With Vibrant Ceiling Color
Joanna Tovia | February 11, 2015 61
Painting your ceiling can seem like a daring move, but as these rooms demonstrate, it ain’t necessarily so! A bright and beautiful ceiling hue can bring a layer of personality to a space that just can’t be achieved by painted walls alone. These homes...
Houzz Tour: Ranch Home With a Fresh Approach to Pattern
Becky Harris | February 11, 2015 38
This young couple was excited to go bold in their newly renovated ranch, but knew that careful editing would be key in keeping the look refined. They brought in interior designer Sarah Wittenbraker toward the end of construction to help create eclectic,...
10 Easy Edibles for First-Time Gardeners
Marianne Lipanovich | February 11, 2015 74
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...
Easy Valentine’s Day Touches for Even the Least Romantic
Amanda O'Sullivan | February 10, 2015 18
Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and for those who struggle with romance, this can be a terrifying time. The high expectations and pressure to produce romantic gestures and gifts can be overwhelming, as well as expensive. Not to mention the feelings...
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