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Room of the Day: Guest Suite Welcomes Family and Friends
Becky Harris | February 17, 2015 29
Creating a welcoming guest suite for her adult son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and friends was a priority for this homeowner. In one of the two guest bedrooms of this Dallas ranch-style home, interior designer Dona Rosene repurposed existing pieces...
7 Soothing Spaces: How to Use Color to Create Calm at Home
Jennifer Ott | February 17, 2015 85
I’ve spoken with far too many friends who have had a rough start in 2015. I say anyone who needs it should get a do-over and begin anew and make it better. One way to ease your way through tough and turbulent times is to create soothing spaces in your...
Houzz Tour: Historic Home Combines Elegance and Comfort
Kate McKee | February 16, 2015 63
The owners of this beautiful heritage home had a vision to restore it to its former glory, and enlisted Terri Shannon from Bloom Interior Design & Decoration to help them turn their dream into reality. Shannon describes the home’s style as contemporary...
7 Backyard Sheds Built With Love
Annie Thornton | February 16, 2015 81
After asking you to show us your hardworking backyard sheds, we discovered that not only are homeowners adding backyard sheds, studios and greenhouses; they’re...
Personal Spaces: Homeowners Work Their Pendant Lights
Laura Gaskill | February 16, 2015 29
Pendant lighting can make a statement, define zones within a larger space and (most important) cast a warm, flattering glow on you and your guests. Whether you crave farmhouse style or midcentury modern, get inspired by these 10 examples of pendant lights,...
Houzz Tour: Casual Ranch-Style Living at Its Best
Becky Harris | February 16, 2015 102
This couple had reached a love-it-or-list-it moment. The rambling ranch they’d lived in for more than a dozen years was located near the beach, great shops and the horse barn property where she rides show jumpers. It had a generous lot and was the first...
Great Design Plant: Juniperus Squamata ‘Blue Star’
Jay Sifford | February 16, 2015 10
Certain garden plants earn their designation as go-to plants, and usually for good reasons. Consider Blue Star juniper (Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’). It has a compact size and offers evergreen foliage with seasonal interest, versatility,...
Shop Houzz: Born in the USA
Houzz | February 16, 2015 1
In honor of Presidents’ Day, we’re celebrating all things American. Whether it’s the quaint charm of small towns, the stately grandeur of colonial furnishings, the honest craftsmanship of the Shakers or the playful patriotism of pop...
Design Ideas From 21 Much-Loved Rooms
Mitchell Parker | February 16, 2015 10
There are just some rooms that make your eyes light up as soon as you walk into them. Whether it’s full of sunlight and comfortable furniture or impresses with the way it handles and organizes myriad things for everyday life, a single well-thought-out...
Room of the Day: Color Them Happy in Los Angeles
Mary Jo Bowling | February 16, 2015 37
When people come to Caroline and Jayden Lee’s home in Atwater Village, Los Angeles, for the first time, they often look around and exclaim, “This place is so you!” That’s music to the ears of Jess Taylor, who, along with husband Jonathan, designed...
Tips for Decluttering Your Garden Workspace
Marianne Lipanovich | February 15, 2015 15
Before you succumb to the flats of annuals at the garden center, take a tip from articles that stress cleaning, decluttering and reorganizing your home and do the same for your garden work area — whether it’s a potting shed or greenhouse, small potting...
Houzz Tour: Off-the-Grid Island Home Circles a Sunny Courtyard
Mitchell Parker | February 15, 2015 167
It was something like 25 degrees below zero one February in Winnipeg, Canada, when Holly McNally picked up the National Post newspaper and flipped to the travel section. A full-page story raved about Sidney Island, part of the Gulf Islands...
Personal Spaces: 11 Inventive Ways With Wallpaper
Laura Gaskill | February 15, 2015 28
From soft and subtle to all-out glamorous, wallpaper can create just about any effect you can dream up. Whether you’re thinking of adding a single accent wall or papering a whole room, let these 10 creative applications inspire your search for that...
Shop Houzz: Small-Space Living
Houzz | February 15, 2015 8
Whether you live in a petite rural cottage or a city studio, coping with a compact space is not always easy. But with the right furnishings, living in a small space doesn’t have to mean sacrificing comfort or style. Find all you need to set up your...
See a DIY Powder Room Transformation for $1,100
Mitchell Parker | February 15, 2015 85
Chrissy Torres is determined when it comes to tackling home projects. Once while stripping a fireplace wall in her Saint Paul, Minnesota, house she fell off a chair and broke her arm so badly, it had to be put back together with a plate. But...
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