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Guest Picks: Warm Up by the Fire
Anita Joyce | November 29, 2014 5
Baby, it’s cold outside, and the weather forecasters say it’s going to be another cold winter. I’m looking forward to spending time by my fireplace, front and center, possibly in my pajamas. The fire feels so warm and cozy. So what do you...
Make a Traditional Fresh Holiday Wreath the Easy Way
Rikki Snyder | November 29, 2014 27
Whether on a front door or above a mantel, few things convey the holidays better than a fresh wreath. Tracy Goldman of Sabellico’s Florist breaks down the process of making a wreath of mixed greenery into eight...
Houzz Tour: Historic Home Connects With Its Past
Kate McKee | November 29, 2014 59
It’s hard to believe it now, but the owners of this home purchased an old, run-down house with a bad ’70s addition and one bathroom. There was method to the madness, however, as the home had stunning historic details and finishes and was located on...
Shop Houzz: The Best Gifts for Kids
Houzz | November 29, 2014 8
We’ve tracked down some of the best toys for crafting, constructing, snuggling, learning and imagining, from budget finds (more than 20 gifts are $25 or less) to worthy splurges. From creative stocking stuffers to building sets worthy of a budding architect,...
Yes, You Can Enjoy Your Yard in December! Here's How
Sheila Schmitz | November 29, 2014 24
In mild climates, there's still time to plant a festive camellia in a pot near the front door and put in bulbs for a big spring show. In colder areas, it's time to gather boughs from the yard for fresh arrangements inside and out. In the Southwest, luminarias...
You Said It: ‘Let the Countdown Begin’ and Other Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | November 28, 2014 5
Phew! Take a deep breath, Americans — you made it through Thanksgiving and hopefully you’re back from that overnight camping trip outside the big-box store. It’s time to put your feet up, continue digesting and start thinking, just thinking,...
A Celebration of Design at Holiday House NYC 2014
Rikki Snyder | November 28, 2014 31
Sophisticated lounges, relaxing retreats, crystal-filled tablescapes, art from around the world and imaginative rethinking of holidays and celebrations define the displays done by designers in this year’s Holiday...
Sweeten Your Days With a DIY Advent Calendar
Sophie Sarfati | November 28, 2014 36
Using an Advent calendar is a fun way for children and adults to count down the days until Christmas. Every day during December, you discover a small gift or sweet to make your day a little brighter. Why not craft one yourself? Here’s a DIY Advent calendar...
How to Have a Just-Simple-Enough Holiday
Laura Gaskill | November 28, 2014 54
With an overblown, all-out, retail-fueled holiday frenzy at one extreme and an all-natural, homemade Christmas worthy of Little House on the Prairie at the other, I’m guessing most of us have a holiday that lies somewhere in the middle. If you...
Kitchen of the Week: Hardworking Island in a Timeless Space
Becky Harris | November 28, 2014 64
The kitchen in this 1940s Ottawa cottage was big enough for only one person to use and not suitable for the family now living there. “Before, this kitchen was about the size of a bathroom and was lackluster,” says interior designer Nathan Kyle of...
What’s in a Name? See 6 Wildflowers That Aren’t ‘Weeds’ at All
Benjamin Vogt | November 28, 2014 19
I don’t have many weeds in my garden anymore — there’s too much competition from mature and dense perennials. When I do see something out of place, its fate depends on my mood. Sometimes I yank it out immediately; sometimes I let it go to see what...
Shop Houzz: Cool and Clever Tech Gifts Everyone Will Love
Houzz | November 28, 2014 4
Tech is no longer about quirky gizmos for geeks. All kinds of innovative products are making our daily lives more dynamic, convenient and fun, and they’ve spawned a whole world of accessories. The great thing about tech today is that it doesn’t have...
See the Clever Tricks That Opened Up This Master Bathroom
Mitchell Parker | November 28, 2014 99
This was a classic case of the shoemaker’s kids going barefoot. Robin Amorello spent eight years designing other people’s master bathrooms, while the...
How to Care for a Freshly Cut Christmas Tree
Therese Ciesinski | November 28, 2014 37
Artificial trees may have increased in popularity, but for the purist, only a real tree will do. No matter how realistic it looks, an artificial tree can’t compete with the scent and feel of a real evergreen. It’s a living part of nature that, for...
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