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Great Design Plant: Amorpha Canascens
Benjamin Vogt | December 30, 2014 7
This Great Plains native is said to be responsible for that zipping noise homesteaders heard when they plowed up prairies. But trust me, you don’t want to get rid of lead plant (Amorpha canescens), as it deserves far more use in ornamental gardens....
A Designer Edits — and Adds — for Dramatic Effect
Becky Harris | December 30, 2014 84
“There is nothing simple about simplicity. … Simplicity is complexity,” writes interior designer Nancy Braithwaite in her new book, Simplicity. For Braithwaite design is all about the difficult task of skillful editing with a well-trained...
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Fabulous DIY Kitchen
Mary Jo Bowling | December 30, 2014 185
Are you one of those intrepid homeowners who have taken on a kitchen remodel themselves (or mostly themselves) and achieved stunning results? We want see your project and hear how you did it. We will be selecting a few kitchens to feature and will interview...
Shop Houzz: The Ultimate Cleaning Tools
Houzz | December 30, 2014 7
Cleaning may not be half as fun as picking paint colors, but a good scrubbing or a quick 10-minute refresh sure goes a long way toward making a room shine. And with the right tools, cleaning your home feels less like work. The Houzz Shop stocks the titans...
Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Addition Makes the Connections
Grace Chamia | December 30, 2014 20
Bill and Christine McCorkell purchased their Edwardian clapboard home in 2010 with the intention of renovating. They and their two kids needed more space, and they built an additional story to accommodate extra bedrooms and bathrooms. But...
Christmas Cleanup Tips for the Not Naturally Organized
Alison Hodgson | December 30, 2014 153
Cleanup? I finally got my feet up! Let’s face it: After all the time and work we’ve put in to making the holidays, the last thing anyone wants to do is clean it all up. If that resonated with you, you are probably Not Naturally Organized and...
Simple Pleasures: Welcoming the New Year
Laura Gaskill | December 29, 2014 43
From the simple pleasure of hanging up a fresh new calendar to late-night feasts and off-the-wall traditions...
Colors of the Year: Look Back and Ahead for New Color Inspiration
Jennifer Ott | December 29, 2014 84
Sure, this time of year is all about joyful tidings and merrymaking, but if you are a color nerd like me, you also look forward to it for the various Color of the Year announcements by paint manufacturers and color management companies. I recently attended...
Room of the Day: An Island Bed Makes Way for a Reading Niche
Mary Jo Bowling | December 29, 2014 30
Noz Nozawa says it took a little time to get this room right. OK, a lot of time. “I think I tried 100 different layouts before I hit on this one,” she says. Like many breakthroughs, it happened when her life changed. “My boyfriend moved in with...
The Case for Functional Garden Design
Frank Organ | December 29, 2014 46
Before the landscape architects of the 20th century followed their architecture colleagues and looked away from historical references for their inspiration, garden design tended to be solely about decoration, ornamentation and the cultivation of plants....
Key Measurements for Entrances Great and Small
Steven Randel | December 29, 2014 74
Entrance areas are often given less priority when a home is being designed, but these spaces are just as important as any other. You will likely use them far more often than you realize. Not only do they provide an entry point and a transition from...
Shop Houzz: Embracing the Many Facets of Bamboo
Houzz | December 29, 2014 3
People often mistake bamboo for wood — it’s actually a durable grass. It can be harvested every five to six years, unlike oak, which takes 30 to 50 years to replenish. That makes bamboo an excellent, renewable and beautiful choice...
My Houzz: A Quaint Chalet Becomes a Charming Family Home
Le Michelle Nguyen | December 29, 2014 25
Leaving bright city lights for the quiet starlit woods was the right move for Maude Côté and her fiancé, Remi Bergeron.“My fiancé and I are loyal Montrealers, born and raised,” says Côté, a graphic designer....
6 Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs
Alison Hodgson | December 29, 2014 186
Remember back in July and August when we were all, “Summer! Ugh! It’s so hot and sticky and dusty and cluttered up with towels and beach bags! Blech!” Summer, on behalf of all of us, I’d like to say how deeply, truly and unimaginably sorry...
A Modern Kitchen Inspired by Edwardian Style
Catherine Macaulay | December 28, 2014 196
As part of a full renovation and extension of a Georgian country home, the designers at Artichoke crafted a kitchen in the extended area that complements the architecture of the original house. “We decided that actually a version of an Edwardian...
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