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Kitchen of the Week: Bling Brightens a Luxe Florida Kitchen
Jeannie Matteucci | July 4, 2014 28
Nothing wrong with a little bit of bling every now and then. That was the mantra of these Florida homeowners when they set out to add some sparkle to their new kitchen. A pair of linear nine-light crystal chandeliers takes on the role of sparkly jewelry,...
Americana the Modern Way
Christine Tusher | July 4, 2014 7
Where I grew up in rural New Jersey, rows of 200-year-old homes spend their summers decked in red, white and blue bunting, with folksy craft-art renderings of Uncle Sam keeping it company on the porch. People took pride in the fact that George Washington...
How to Add a Backyard Shed for Storage or Living
Mitchell Parker | July 3, 2014 117
Most of us can use more space, whether it’s for working, storing or doing hobbies. But adding square footage to an existing home can be time consuming and costly. That’s why many homeowners are turning to backyard sheds. These freestanding...
8 Last-Minute Additions to a Summer Edible Garden
Marianne Lipanovich | July 3, 2014 29
If that beautiful garden you dreamed of planting in January is still a bare patch of ground in the hot July sun, don’t despair. While gardening articles and books generally recommend spring planting for summer vegetables — the standard caveat of...
Simple Pleasures: 25 Ways to Make the Most of Your Staycation
Laura Gaskill | July 3, 2014 60
Taking time off from work to stay at home is a wonderful way to save cash while still getting the R&R of a vacation. At least it can be … as long as you commit to enjoying yourself and don’t just spend the time catching up on household...
20 Outstanding Outdoor Living Rooms
Fred Albert | July 3, 2014 74
When I was growing up, “outdoor living” consisted of some aluminum folding chairs and a Weber grill. But with the advent of synthetic wicker, all-weather fabrics, outdoor lighting and indoor-outdoor carpets, you can now live as stylishly and comfortably...
Houzz Products: Take the Party Anywhere
Houzz | July 3, 2014 2
After slogging through a long winter, you’ve earned a summer of maximizing every minute in the warm sunshine or under a starry sky. Look to the great outdoors for your perfect party spot — whether you want to watch fireworks; dine in your yard, at...
Grow a Garden of Succulents for Easy Beauty
Annie Thornton | July 3, 2014 42
Succulents are every gardener’s dream. They offer something for everyone, from the person who has yet to keep a plant alive, to the homeowner looking to minimize a summer watering schedule, to the artist who paints with plants. See if one or more below...
My Houzz: A 1900s Edwardian Gets an Eclectic Refresh
Andrew Snow | July 3, 2014 33
Eight months pregnant with their first child, Gloria Apostolou and her husband, Kirk Marshall, were running out of time to find a new home for their growing family. They had recently lost in two bidding wars and were starting to feel dejected, when their...
My Houzz: Highlighting Farmhouse Roots in a Seattle Suburb
Kimberley Bryan | July 2, 2014 36
“We wanted our house to feel like summer camp — just quirky enough to be interesting,” says Kimberly Taylor. The photographer and founder of The Grow Hope Foundation and her husband, Chris, a video...
Dare to Go Gray in the Garden
Frank Organ | July 2, 2014 30
Gray has become a popular color choice for interior walls, as it combines so well with many colors without overpowering them. It is what is known as a neutral or achromatic color — that is, a color without color. Gray can adapt to colors adjacent to...
Andirons: From Status Symbols to Style Markers
Mary Jo Bowling | July 2, 2014 11
To James Gallagher, an antiques dealer in North Norwich, New York, a fireplace sans andirons looks naked. “Without them it appears to be a black hole,” he says. Gallagher’s view is understandable, as he’s been selling museum-quality fireplace...
Kicking Back in a Relaxing Lowcountry Boathouse
Becky Harris | July 2, 2014 35
A couple and their two dogs get supercasual in their boathouse, just a hop and a skip from their more formal main house. Located on The Ford Plantation outside Savannah, Georgia, the sweet, 600-square-foot outbuilding has architecture that’s a mix of...
Objects of Desire: Beautifully Individual Concrete Floors
Christine Tusher | July 2, 2014 56
If you have pets, kids or a clumsy housemate, chances are that durability is a top priority when it comes to choosing finishes in your home. And perhaps no flooring material is as durable as concrete. It is also sustainable and budget-friendly, works...
10 Gorgeous Courtyards From Mod to Moroccan
Laura Gaskill | July 2, 2014 28
A house with a courtyard just may be the (totally unofficial) dream home in temperate locales the world over. An area without a roof, enclosed either completely or partially by the walls of a building,...
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