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Shop Houzz: Create a Great Guest Room
Houzz | November 5, 2014 6
For a guest room to be inviting, it needs to exude comfort and warmth. Think of all the things you appreciate at a favorite hotel, like good linens, extra pillows, a bedside lamp and a comfy chair. Add extra touches that reflect your style, like...
5 Classic Shaker Designs for the Contemporary Home
Laura Gaskill | November 4, 2014 14
Shakers viewed simplicity and careful work as a form of prayer, which led to the design of beautifully pared-down furniture, revered to this day by modern and traditional design lovers alike. Officially called the United Society of Believers in Christ’s...
Design Workshop: Is a Phased Construction Project Right for You?
Eric Reinholdt | November 4, 2014 55
Squaring a project’s goals and budget — often two very different things — is a common problem architects and homeowners confront in a project’s earliest planning stages. The two almost never align when we begin. Working to reduce the size of the...
These Aren’t Your Grandparents’ Junipers
Jay Sifford | November 4, 2014 49
Let’s take a journey back to our favorite childhood memories. For many of us, those memories include playing hide-and-seek or kick the can with the neighborhood kids on sultry summer or crisp autumn nights. Inevitably we hid beneath trees and shrubs,...
Houzz Tour: High-Low Mix in a Colorful Victorian
Natalie Wain | November 4, 2014 39
This Victorian terrace house in East London was in poor condition aesthetically when it was bought by its current owners in 2008. They were attracted by its central location and quirky, three-story layout, and saw plenty of potential in spite of its worn...
Room of the Day: A New Yorker’s Bold New Bedroom
Mary Jo Bowling | November 4, 2014 13
The owner of this New York City apartment had experienced a lot of change in the years he’d lived there. But while he had graduated, had taken a job and was building profession, the space had remained a time capsule. He hired Lindsay Boswell and...
DIY Spirit Reinvents an Industrial Home
Mitchell Parker | November 3, 2014 53
After living for six years in his downtown Edmonton loft, in the Canadian province of Alberta, this homeowner was ready for a change. He liked the industrial nature of the space — soaring ceilings, raw redbrick walls, exposed ducting and conduit —...
Autumn’s Spent Flowers Enrich the Off-Season
Benjamin Vogt | November 3, 2014 18
The older I get, the more my garden experience is about celebrating the echo of plants — the ghosts of flowers, which provide so much additional beauty for months on end. The absence of growth, the muted colors and earthen tones of the leftovers resonate...
Houzz Tour: Clean Lines and Whimsy in a Rustic Ski House
Becky Harris | November 3, 2014 32
“It was dead, and we needed to bring it to life,” says Jennifer Prugh Visosky of this rustic ski house. Having sat empty for a few years before her clients bought it, the house was dark and dated. Visosky, of Grace...
Going Bold With Just Enough Color
Dominic Bagnato | November 3, 2014 35
If I could write this ideabook in color, I probably would. Color almost always captures the mood, the personality and the energy of the space you are creating, and even more that of the creator. You can tell a lot about people from the way they dress,...
Room of the Day: A Loft Space Filled With Character
Mary Jo Bowling | November 3, 2014 29
This Boston loft started life as a chocolate factory, so perhaps it is fitting that designer Steven Santosuosso of Homepolish was asked to make something sweet out of a few key ingredients....
My Houzz: A Fresh Start in a Welcoming 1950s Home
Kate Hansen | November 3, 2014 45
When a newfound freedom brought the promise of a fresh chapter in Carolee Coco’s life, it meant starting again in a different home — a 1950s clapboard house in suburban Melbourne. Embarking on full-time study in psychology meant that...
These Windows Let In Light at Floor Height
Joanna Tovia | November 3, 2014 30
If you don’t have to-die-for views, but your home could be transformed with a little more natural light, consider the low-set window. Whether it shows off a garden, reveals feet walking by or just offers a glimpse into the world beyond your walls, windows...
Budget Decorator: Shop Your Home for a New Look
Laura Gaskill | November 3, 2014 101
I love switching things up at home and experimenting with decorating styles, but like most of us, my decorating budget does not allow for purchases made on a whim. Instead of spending money (and cluttering up my home with more stuff), when I want a change...
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