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Dream Spaces: 12 Beautiful White Kitchens
Lisa Higgins | March 30, 2014 314
Crisp, clean white kitchens with gleaming marble counters and backsplashes are everywhere you look these days. It’s easy to see why: White makes a space look bigger and airier, and enhances other design elements. Wood floors look richer against white,...
Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Home on a Working Farm
Becky Harris | March 29, 2014 36
When it came to designing a contemporary second home for a Chicago-area family, architect Bill Bickford looked to an old barn on their 200-acre working farm in Wisconsin. The farm has been in the family for more than 25 years, and they had forged a strong...
Elements of Modernist Landscapes, Classic and New
June Scott | March 29, 2014 24
With modernist landscapes now past middle age, it’s time to consider gardens created between 1930s and 1960s as historic landscapes. What makes a modern garden modern? What aspects are to be treasured and preserved, and what may need careful updating?...
My Houzz: Laid Back With Lots of Style
Louise de Miranda | March 29, 2014 33
As an interior stylist, Marieke Rusticus loves to rearrange furniture and accessories around her house. However, the base style always remains the same: fuss free and laid back, with...
Simple Pleasures: Put Pen to Paper
Laura Gaskill | March 29, 2014 33
Do you remember the last handwritten note you received? I’m willing to bet you do (even if it was some time ago), because even a few handwritten lines tend to feel so much...
You Said It: ‘You Can Help Save the Bees’ and More Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | March 29, 2014 2
I love the hodgepodge of topics found in ideabooks on Houzz. This week I learned about this year’s Pritzker Prize winner, toured a unique home, met a new plant and more. Here are some of my favorite snippets of advice and comments.
Guest Picks: 20 Gorgeous Green Fabrics for Spring
Daniela Shuffler | March 29, 2014 12
The day my husband and I moved into our house, I painted almost the entire first floor green. Mother Nature knows what she’s doing with this hue, and though I’m not an outdoorsy type, I can’t get enough of the color inside my house. My love...
Grow a Kitchen Garden in 16 Square Feet
Bill Marken | March 29, 2014 30
With just a patch of soil and sunlight, you can create a mini kitchen garden. It won’t feed your family for the summer, but it can make your meals more interesting, and perhaps get kids interested in growing food or at least help them understand where...
Houzz Products: Throw a Perfect Potluck
Luck alone does not make a successful potluck. The beauty of a potluck dinner is in its more communal, come-together planning. Make sure you’re covered with serving pieces and seats for guests. You can mix and match dishes and keep everything simple,...
Advice on Canyon Farming From L.A.'s Vegetable Whisperer
Annie Thornton | March 28, 2014 40
The edible garden is a thing of beauty. It’s personal, and like singing a song, there is no one right way to do it. Lauri Kranz is certainly getting it right. She’s been hailed as the vegetable whisperer of Los Angeles, creating entrancing and productive...
Great Design Plant: Columbine Grows Happily in Shade and Sun
Charlotte Albers | March 28, 2014 37
When spring arrives with bursts of color and scent, one of my favorite perennials appears — star-shaped columbine. It grows in my woodland garden amid other delicate wildflowers, such as bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), trillium and speckled...
Guest Picks: Wood Plus White
Jake & Jamie Bartlett | March 28, 2014 10
One of my favorite combos to decorate with is wood and white. I love the dark, rough texture of wood against fresh, clean white. It’s hard to go wrong with this duo, as it easily fits with just about any style. You can either find something that already...
Kitchen of the Week: Pushing Boundaries in a San Francisco Victorian
Mary Jo Bowling | March 28, 2014 118
Architect Chad DeWitt of Hwang DeWitt admits he prefers the sleek lines of modernism and the freedom of a healthy budget, but when a cousin and his wife approached him to design a kitchen...
The Funniest Bathrooms on Houzz
Becky Harris | March 28, 2014 129
I know it’s immature, but bathroom humor will never stop cracking me up. I keep a stack of funny books in my guest bath, including My Life in High Heels, by Loni Anderson; a vintage copy of Barbara Walters’ How to Talk to Practically Anyone...
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