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Room of the Day: A Dining Room Makes a Dramatic Entrance
Jeannie Matteucci | August 25, 2014 39
First impressions are everything. So for this dining room, the first room seen upon entering this traditional waterfront home in Baltimore, the homeowners wanted something that would really grab attention. They asked designer Elizabeth...
Houzz Tour: A Historic House Gets a Feng Shui Adjustment
Becky Harris | August 25, 2014 71
While completing a renovation on their intended home away from home in Rockport, Massachusetts, this Brooklyn, New York, family of five wanted to make sure they brought some of their favorite borough with them. They also wanted to make sure the house...
Get a Grip on Climbing Walls
Annie Thornton | August 25, 2014 26
Home climbing walls rank with bowling alleys, arcades and home elevators as objects of home fantasy. What kid, or adult for that matter, hasn’t checked off “climbing wall” when dreaming about his or her ultimate fun house? But unlike many other...
Great Design Plant: Anise Hyssop Delights Licorice Lovers
Heather Holm | August 25, 2014 36
If you love black licorice, as I do, then you will want to include anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) in your landscape; crushing the foliage releases an anise (licorice) scent that smells wonderful to a licorice lover but helps keep deer and...
Simple Pleasures: Plan a Rejuvenating Retreat Right at Home
Laura Gaskill | August 25, 2014 26
When you hear the word “retreat,” what comes to mind — writing in a cabin by a lonesome lake, engaging in spiritual study or practicing yoga on the beach? How about doing a retreat in your own home? It may at first seem like an improbable idea (although...
Going Beyond Technology in the Media Room
Christine Tusher | August 24, 2014 21
Technology is only one aspect of media room design. The right furnishings also are key to creating a space in which family members will want to gather to enjoy TV, music, video games and digital media together. A media room can be the hub of...
Autumn Joy: How to Get 3 Months of Fall Flowers
Benjamin Vogt | August 24, 2014 36
I’ve become a bit of an aster hound. There are just so many asters out there that we never hear of or that nurseries don’t sell. And I’m talking native species asters...
Guest Picks: Light the Way to Fall Days
Jake & Jamie Bartlett | August 24, 2014 26
The summer heat is still turned up to high, but the days are slowly getting shorter. And this calls for more evenings lit up by lamps. Lamps can add coziness to your room, especially when you’re cuddled on the couch reading a good book in their soft...
Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts: What’s the Difference?
Laura Gaskill | August 24, 2014 101
They all start with “art,” but each of these three styles has its own distinct look. Here you’ll learn how to decipher the differences between art deco, art nouveau and Arts and Crafts style once and for all. We will start with the newest to appear,...
Hemp, Hemp, Hooray! This Superplant May Be Legal Again in the USA
Karen Peterson | August 24, 2014 63
You can eat hemp, drink hemp and moisturize your skin with it. You can wear hemp, write letters on it, sit on chairs upholstered with it, walk on rugs woven of it and keep out the sun with drapes made of it. You can paint, varnish, lubricate and...
13 Character-Filled Homes Between 1,000 and 1,500 Square Feet
Mitchell Parker | August 24, 2014 116
For many people 1,000 to 1,500 square feet is the Goldilocks zone — not too big, not too small. But making these right-size spaces stand out can be as unlikely as a fairy tale. Homeowners who have been able to hit that outward expression just right,...
Guest Picks: Get Antiques-Fair Style Right From Home
Anita Joyce | August 23, 2014 7
When September comes into view, I have to admit I get a bit excited — OK, a lot excited. Not only am I relieved that the summer heat is on its way out, but I’m also superpumped about Antique...
The Right Stone for Your Garden Design
Frank Organ | August 23, 2014 84
Stone has always been a cost-effective hardscape material for all garden styles. In gravel form it has been used in landscapes from the raked Zen...
Objects of Desire: File These Secretary Desks Under ‘Gorgeous’
Christine Tusher | August 23, 2014 22
When I think of a secretary desk, I think of my dad’s home office while I was growing up. When my dad needed to work, his antique mahogany secretary became an elegant place from which to telecommute. But when my parents entertained, it was closed to...
20 Favorite Flowers for the Fall Landscape
Marianne Lipanovich | August 23, 2014 44
Gardeners tend to get excited about spring, looking forward to trying out new plants and maybe even making a big move and changing their landscapes. And in summer there’s the joy of the garden in full bloom, and most fruit trees and vegetable gardens...
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