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Golden Globes: 6 Design Ideas From ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
Becky Harris | January 10, 2015 32
This Sunday I’ll be watching to see how many Golden Globe Awards go to Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. The world he and production designer Adam Stockhausen created for the...
Houzz Tour: Bright Hues Energize a Light-Filled Victorian
Kate McKee | January 10, 2015 45
Stylist Sophie Gunnersen and her husband, Andrew, loved the bayside location of their new Melbourne home. But it also had all the features on their wish list. The Victorian terrace house was loaded with character and had an open-plan living and...
You Said It: ‘Work With the Space You Are Given’ and More
Becky Harris | January 10, 2015 15
We’re more than a week into January, and let’s keep that 2015 resolve going strong. It’s not easy. I can sense my motivation just beginning to wane — how about you? Houzz helped snap me back this week. Stories showed us how to make our home workout...
Great Design Plant: Tradescantia Ohiensis Adds Shades of Blue
Heather Holm | January 10, 2015 17
Blue is a hard color to come by when designing or planting perennial gardens. Ohio spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), an eastern U.S. native, helps solve this color deficit by providing clusters of blue flowers in early spring. Use this finely...
Shop Houzz: Stock Up on Bedroom Basics
Houzz | January 10, 2015
If there’s any part of the home that should be your sanctuary, it’s the bedroom. Slipping into soft sheets and snuggling up with the right pillow and a warm comforter are some of the pleasures of a wintry night. Give your bedroom staples a refresh...
Speed-Dial Color Selection to Get the Best Result
Kimberly Collins Jermain | January 10, 2015 79
Color selections are best made quickly. Landscape painters know this because they learn that long deliberations only make colors appear the same. Science tells us that our visual receptors, rods and cones respond immediately to light waves reflected...
Stick to Your Resolutions: Help From a Pro Organizer
Jennifer Phelps | January 10, 2015 35
A new year means a fresh start — an opportunity to do bigger and better things than we did last year. But sometimes just looking at our ridiculously long resolutions list gives us a hangover worse than the one on New Year’s Day. Why do...
Design Workshop: The Many Ways to Conceal a Garage
Eric Reinholdt | January 9, 2015 21
Cars are among the largest physical objects we own, which helps us rationalize the generous square footage we allocate to them on our property and in our homes. Because of their size, they’re not an easy aesthetic problem to solve. Architects and designers...
Houzz Tour: Arts and Crafts Cottage Gets a Lively Remake
Janet Dunn | January 9, 2015 84
With the arrival of their third child, interior designer Bronwyn Poole and her husband, Jason Ballantine, needed to upsize, and they found this 1920s cottage in Sydney, Australia, shortly after they began their search. It was by no means a snap decision,...
We Can Dream: Rural Retirement Home a Haven of Beauty and Tranquility
Joanna Tovia | January 9, 2015 112
When you’re building a house you plan to never leave, having a long-term vision is crucial. Fortunately, planning ahead is one of Tena and Terry Wheeler’s strengths. Over the past 10 years, the couple acquired 10 poorly farmed lots with...
Guest Rooms That Work
Laura Gaskill | January 9, 2015 83
The guest room can be one of the most underused spaces in the house. It’s wonderful to have one when you need it, but when guests are nowhere in sight, it can feel like wasted space or a drop zone for odds and ends....
Shop Houzz: Start Afresh With an Organized Entrance
Houzz | January 9, 2015 5
Winter is just getting going, yet cold-weather gear is already taking over and making a mess of many homes. Restore order and make your entrance tidy, warm and welcoming with these stylish, clever and space-saving storage products from the Houzz...
Kitchen of the Week: Good Looking and Accessible to All
Jeannie Matteucci | January 9, 2015 90
When Dave and Judi Cornis found that houses on the market didn’t seem compatible with Dave’s wheelchair, they decided to build a home that would suit their needs. The empty-nest couple chose a scenic site in Port Townsend, Washington, a community...
Small-Space Ideas Unfold in Origami-Like Cube Loft
Annie Thornton | January 8, 2015 46
In 1984 architect Charles Moore — educator, author and one of the leading practitioners of postmodern design — joined the architecture department at the University of Texas at Austin. There he started a design practice with architect Arthur...
Houzz Tour: Home Keeps Its Place on ‘Sustainability Street’
Kate McKee | January 8, 2015 18
Situated in a Sydney, Australia, cul-de-sac locally known as “Sustainability Street” because of its commitment to reducing negative environmental impacts, this midcentury brick home needed a stylish renovation that kept sustainability in mind. Homeowners...
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