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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 99
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...
Room of the Day: Colorful Living Room Hums With New Energy
Mitchell Parker | September 4, 2014 33
Carol Estrada gets bored easily. The interior designer finds herself completely redoing rooms in her Houston condo about every two years. Estrada has lived in the unit with her husband, Murray Kaiman, a home-building-performance consultant, for...
Simple Pleasures: Treasuring the Gift of Grandparents
Laura Gaskill | September 4, 2014 45
National Grandparents Day is September 7 in the U.S., but anytime is a good time to honor (and just plain keep in touch with) grandparents. Whether it’s your own grandparents you want to connect with, or you would love to see your kids become closer...
Bathroom Workbook: The Right Height for Your Sinks, Mirrors and More
Yanic Simard | September 3, 2014 61
A bathroom layout is mostly a pretty easy decision. If the plumbing is already in place and you’re using standard-size pieces, like a typical 60-inch bathtub, there aren’t a whole lot of options for rearranging that floor plan. However, when bringing...
Room of the Day: Warming to a Contemporary Family Room
Jeannie Matteucci | September 3, 2014 35
Family rooms are where you go to relax, play or visit with friends. But when you have a contemporary home, it can be challenging to create that level of warmth and comfort. That was the situation facing designer SoYoung...
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