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Cooking With Character: 13 Personality-Packed Kitchens
Laura Venuto | September 10, 2014 52
With all of the utilitarian appliances and functional cabinetry to consider, it can be easy to overlook the kitchen as a place to be playful, colorful, quirky and bold. But the kitchen should showcase your personality and work with the rest of the house....
Guest Picks: Shed a Little Light on the Subject
Claudia Hill | September 10, 2014 11
I do a lot of work at my desk, so I’m always in the market for a task lamp that gives me enough light to do my work and is also great looking. And now that it’s back-to-school time for so many of us — whether as a student or a teacher — I thought...
How to Make Your House Feel at Home Where It Is
Rebecca Naughtin | September 9, 2014 49
We often see architectural designs that don’t seem to fit in with their surroundings. Following design clues from the environment is a good way to avoid that. Considering the scale, materials, proportion and siting of your house are just a few ways...
Purple on the Outside
Mary Jo Bowling | September 9, 2014 63
In Christina Harris’ experience as a color consult and forecaster, two colors elicit the strongest reactions: purple and orange. Harris, the owner of Colorific, says those feelings are magnified...
My Houzz: Walls and Shelves Are This Collector's Colorful Canvas
Margot Hartford | September 9, 2014 49
Every room in Deanne Delbridge’s one-bedroom apartment features a different primary color that reflects the room’s distinct personality. “The living room illustrates my anthropological side,” she says....
19 Kitchen Projects Every Homeowner Should Know About
Mitchell Parker | September 9, 2014 70
These days the kitchen is the most important room in the house. We’re constantly calling it our main hub, where we cook fresh meals, entertain guests, do homework, post messages and, yes, every now and then watch TV. But with the increased focus on...
15 Cozy Book Nooks and What They Want You to Read
Becky Harris | September 9, 2014 103
Don’t be sad that this year’s beach-reading days are over. As we head into fall, we can look forward to snuggling up next to the fire with a hot toddy, finding a cozy nook, wrapping up in a fuzzy throw and getting our read on. Some of the most...
To Make Your Garden Memorable, Add a Hint of Mystery
Jay Sifford | September 9, 2014 28
“Mystique” is one of those words that conjures up enticing and seductive mental images, perhaps of a clandestine meeting in the shadows in a foreign country. It’s one of those provocative words that always leaves something to the imagination. Do...
Room of the Day: Red, White and Bright in a Fun, Multifunctional Space
Catherine Macaulay | September 9, 2014 24
When Shivaa Sharma moved into her tiny South London flat in July, she enlisted interior designer Bhavin Taylor to help her realize the full potential of the 16-by-9-foot space. “When I first met Shivaa, the main...
So Your Style Is: Aviation Inspired
Mary Jo Bowling | September 9, 2014 16
For the past few weeks, air travel has been in the news — and not in a good way. Three flights have been diverted because passengers were arguing over reclining seats, sparking what CNN has termed the “right-to-recline debate.” No matter where you...
Houzz Tour: A Modern Remake Brings Ocean Views Into Focus
Joanna Tovia | September 8, 2014 59
Perched high on a hill with glorious, tranquil views over the Pacific Ocean north of Sydney sits a modern design marvel. In its former life as a simple beach house, it had failed to take advantage of this privileged position. So the...
5 Ways to Pare Down Your Stuff — Before It Gets in the Door
Laura Gaskill | September 8, 2014 231
Can you nicely refuse unwanted things others might try to foist on you? What can you say when relatives do not see the gifts they have given you proudly displayed on the mantel? And how can you win the battle with your own mind as you try to shove yet...
8 Things Successful Architects and Designers Do
Eric Reinholdt | September 8, 2014 63
Every architect’s design process is extremely personal and nuanced. For example, I have certain tools that I reach for ritually when I start a new project. One is a favorite lead pencil with a lightweight, medium-size barrel and a thinly ridged grip,...
So Your Style Is: Curiosity-Cabinet Chic
Melisa Bleasdale | September 8, 2014 30
Curiosity-cabinet chic is somewhat mysterious, sometimes melancholy and subtly reminiscent of the Victorian fascination with the natural wonders of the world. In a nod to old European curiosity cabinets, rooms are rich in uncommon treasures mixed...
Room of the Day: A Spacious Porch Brings Family Life Outside
Becky Harris | September 8, 2014 48
Interior designer Lindsey Hene had South Africa on her mind when she was designing her family’s back porch. She and her husband, Doug, had just returned from a safari, and the trip provided fresh inspirations...
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