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The Perks and Perils of Reupholstering Old Furniture
Becky Dietrich | April 1, 2014 106
Those of you who follow me know that I am a passionate advocate of acquiring fabulous furniture finds near Dumpsters, on roadsides or by religiously haunting thrift stores. Vintage furniture — even when discovered in a less-than-optimal...
Guest Picks: 20 Terrific Space-Saving Dining Sets
Bicultural Mama | April 1, 2014 10
Whether you live in a compact apartment or just have a house with a small kitchen, finding furniture that does not overwhelm a tight space can prove challenging. And it’s even harder to find something that can accommodate more than two or three chairs....
Room of the Day: Rustic Meets Eclectic in a Mountain Cottage
Becky Harris | April 1, 2014 57
While this Asheville, North Carolina, home could have gone in more of a rough-hewn-mountain-home direction — full-trunk tree timbers, antlers, maybe some boulders — the homeowner, who’s more of a gardening and MacKenzie-Childs...
Houzz Tour: High Contrast Shakes Up a Townhouse
Mary Jo Bowling | April 1, 2014 31
When Emily Ellis and Jemy Massie named their fledgling design firm Studio Revolution, they had nothing less than interior overthrows in mind. Their approach to the design of this...
Your April Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home
Laura Gaskill | April 1, 2014 63
With gardens springing to life, the days lengthening and the outdoors beckoning (even if it is still chilly), April is a month of renewal. It’s time to dust off...
Houzz Announces 3-D Furniture Printing
Houzz | April 1, 2014 91
Houzz engineers have again brought technology and home design together in a radical new way. Announcing HouzzPrintz, a new three-dimensional printing feature that allows you to print furniture and accessories at home — directly from the photos you see...
The 10 Hottest Color Trends for Spring
Fred Albert | April 1, 2014 94
The American Color Institute has released its 10 hottest colors for spring 2014, and the results are startling in their diversity and richness. “I don’t think we’ve ever had a list with this much variety,” says Nero Schwarz, ACI’s director...
Nature’s Color Wisdom: Lessons on Yellow From the Great Outdoors
Laura Gaskill | March 31, 2014 33
From the pure joy of summer sunlight to the rich saffron hue of a Buddhist monk’s robes, yellow is a color that cheers the heart. And it’s endless in variety, from the deliciously subtle (butter, honey, straw) to the unapologetically bold (lemon,...
8 Dreamy Ways With Outdoor Chaises
Christine Tusher | March 31, 2014 17
I may live in sunny California, but I haven’t forgotten what it was like to grow up in New Jersey, where winter often dragged on well into March … and sometimes into April. Oh, how I longed for summer and its hot days filled with the lazy rattle of...
If You Have Room for Only One Summer Crop ...
Bill Marken | March 31, 2014 24
Why miss the fun (and occasional frustration) of growing your own edibles when your space and time are in short supply? Here is a highly subjective list of edibles, including vegetables, an herb and a berry, that will put you in the game. None of these...
Do It for the Kids! A Few Routines Help a Home Run More Smoothly
Alison Hodgson | March 31, 2014 87
When my dear friend Billy told me he had described himself to a date as “kinda messy,” I told him he needed to offer full disclosure immediately. This woman was orderly to an...
Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Kitchen
Steven Randel | March 31, 2014 138
Whether you are moving into an existing kitchen, remodeling the one you have or building a new one, understanding a few key measurements and organizational guidelines can help your culinary life run more smoothly. Kitchens provide storage for...
How to Survive an Epidemic of Walking Dead
Becky Harris | March 31, 2014 123
I never thought I would be into it, because I don’t usually like scary or gory shows, but after years of reading and hearing rave reviews, I finally ordered up the premiere of AMC’s The Walking...
Guest Picks: Superstylish Indoor-Outdoor Rugs
Kelly Kole | March 31, 2014 8
As designers in Atlanta, we are asked regularly by our clients to create comfortable, functional and durable spaces that are also beautiful. Our clients require rooms that can withstand pets, kids and the wear and tear of the busy lives they lead. One...
Rooms of the Day: Bringing the Happy Into Formal Spaces
Becky Harris | March 31, 2014 25
Having recently completed their family room and kitchen in a bright, contemporary style, this Houston family of four couldn’t live with the dark, heavy traditional furnishings in their formal living and dining rooms another minute. They were looking...
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