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Just a Few Things for the Dream-Home Wish List
Jo Froude | August 15, 2014 86
Ever had the feeling that your life could be so much better, easier or more glamorous if only you had a specific feature in your home? It’s a common complaint. But when you can’t flick through design photos or peer over the neighbor’s fence without...
Houzz Tour: A Stunning Low-Energy Home in the Cotswolds
Joanna Simmons | August 15, 2014 19
Hill Barn is a 300-year-old stone structure at the top of a hill in the heart of the Cotswolds, England. Architect Chris Seymour-Smith and his wife, Helen, know the property well, as it sits on land belonging to Helen’s father, in an official Area...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Chard
Marianne Lipanovich | August 15, 2014 30
Chard, also called Swiss chard, is a bright star of the fall garden. If you take a look at the leaves of its cousin, the beet, you can see a family resemblance. But unlike beets, chard doesn’t wait for you to notice it in the garden. It easily reaches...
Kitchen of the Week: Organic Modernism in Seattle
Becky Harris | August 15, 2014 91
This Seattle homeowner was ready for a radical change. Her architect, Nils Finne, described her approximately 85-year-old home as Tudor-ish,” with a separate kitchen and dining room....
Guest Picks: Nothin’ but Blue Skies in the Nursery
Vanessa Rough | August 15, 2014 3
The bright cover of Eric Carle’s book Above Us, in the Sky inspired this room collection. I envision a bright sky-blue wall color with a white crib, white bookshelves and a white changing table. Fun sky-themed accents will add life and whimsy...
Change Up Your Bedroom’s Look With Pendant Lamps
Laura Gaskill | August 14, 2014 22
Hanging pendants beside the bed instead of using table lamps is a great way to save precious bedside space — and the lights just might become your favorite part of the room. Here are eight ideas for hanging bedside lamps in a range of styles, from edgy...
Great Design Plant: Verbena Stricta Tolerates Tough Spots
Heather Holm | August 14, 2014 11
Thriving in unimproved places such as pastures, railway edges and compacted hiking trails, hoary vervain (Verbena stricta) is a fantastic native perennial to try where “nothing else will grow.” This medium-size, upright perennial has long-lasting...
Houzz Tour: Chic, Cozy and Creative in San Francisco
Becky Harris | August 14, 2014 34
The owners of this three-story San Francisco home worked long hours, and they wanted their place to be a true getaway. When they opened their front door at the end of the day, they wanted to feel as though they were walking into a chic boutique hotel...
15 Fun Organizing Ideas for Fashionistas
Laura Gaskill | August 14, 2014 87
It’s time for fall shopping, and you know what that means: Look out, closet; there’s a whole lot of new stuff coming your way! Here are 15 creative ways to max out your storage options and create eye-catching displays for everything in your wardrobe....
Houzz Products: Get a Whole New Look — Without New Furniture
Houzz | August 14, 2014 14
Want to transform a room without investing in new furniture or a major remodel? Just redecorate from floor to ceiling by changing the rug, walls and lighting. We’ve created vignettes of complementary trios of wall treatments, light fixtures and rugs...
Room of the Day: A Living Room With Personal, Portable Style
Mary Jo Bowling | August 14, 2014 32
Blye Faust wanted some of Southern California’s relaxed, beachcentric style to migrate north with her when she moved from Santa Barbara to Belvedere, a small island in Marin County, California. She and her family (husband Aaron and a 2-year-old son)...
10 Top Plants to Grow Indoors
Maya Anderson | August 14, 2014 67
Looking for a single ingredient that has the ability to make just about any room look better? It’s a plant. The humble houseplant is well and truly back on trend, and for good reason. A splash of healthy greenery instantly makes a room feel fresh...
Considering Renting to Vacationers? Read This First
Mary Jo Bowling | August 13, 2014 99
As a writer who specializes in interior design and architecture, I look at a lot of properties, and I’m seeing something interesting: Homeowners are remodeling and building with short-term or vacation rentals in mind. I stumbled across...
Bring in Warmth and Character With Reclaimed Wood
Ruth Garner | August 13, 2014 66
Few things warm up a room better than the authentic patina and rich tones of reclaimed wood. Even a simple panel or shelf brings a unique, natural element to a room — and it works whether the room is contemporary or traditional, adding character and...
Mondrian Inspires a Modern Addition
Annie Thornton | August 13, 2014 49
It’s a dream for architects to build their own houses. “You always want to do something extraordinary,” says John Marx, a principal at Form4 Architecture. In...
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