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My Houzz: Highlighting Farmhouse Roots in a Seattle Suburb
Kimberley Bryan | July 2, 2014 36
“We wanted our house to feel like summer camp — just quirky enough to be interesting,” says Kimberly Taylor. The photographer and founder of The Grow Hope Foundation and her husband, Chris, a video...
Dare to Go Gray in the Garden
Frank Organ | July 2, 2014 31
Gray has become a popular color choice for interior walls, as it combines so well with many colors without overpowering them. It is what is known as a neutral or achromatic color — that is, a color without color. Gray can adapt to colors adjacent to...
Andirons: From Status Symbols to Style Markers
Mary Jo Bowling | July 2, 2014 11
To James Gallagher, an antiques dealer in North Norwich, New York, a fireplace sans andirons looks naked. “Without them it appears to be a black hole,” he says. Gallagher’s view is understandable, as he’s been selling museum-quality fireplace...
Kicking Back in a Relaxing Lowcountry Boathouse
Becky Harris | July 2, 2014 35
A couple and their two dogs get supercasual in their boathouse, just a hop and a skip from their more formal main house. Located on The Ford Plantation outside Savannah, Georgia, the sweet, 600-square-foot outbuilding has architecture that’s a mix of...
10 Gorgeous Courtyards From Mod to Moroccan
Laura Gaskill | July 2, 2014 28
A house with a courtyard just may be the (totally unofficial) dream home in temperate locales the world over. An area without a roof, enclosed either completely or partially by the walls of a building,...
Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Dream Bedroom
Steven Randel | July 2, 2014 39
We spend more time in bedrooms than in any other room in the house. Even though we are sleeping most of that time, we end and begin our days there. An organized and well-considered space can improve your mood when you need to get to sleep, and get your...
Objects of Desire: Beautifully Individual Concrete Floors
Christine Tusher | July 2, 2014 57
If you have pets, kids or a clumsy housemate, chances are that durability is a top priority when it comes to choosing finishes in your home. And perhaps no flooring material is as durable as concrete. It is also sustainable and budget-friendly, works...
Houzz Tour: A Bark-Covered Floating Getaway on Lake Union
Becky Harris | July 1, 2014 64
When you first lay eyes on this floating house, you may think it’s the secret lair of some fantastic villain in a James Bond film. But builder Bob Little assures me that the couple who commissioned it as their Seattle pied-à-terre couldn’t be nicer....
Decorating With Antiques: Set the Stage With Lighting
Mike Dietrich | July 1, 2014 30
I majored in theater arts for my first two years of college. It’s a bit in my blood. My dad was in show business — mostly as a director and producer — and when I was a baby, Rock Hudson was my babysitter. Honest! He lived in the apartment next door...
Host a Laid-Back Girls’ Night in Your Own Backyard
Sarah Macklem | July 1, 2014 27
Ever feel like getting away with your friends, but don’t have the time, money or energy to plan an excursion? Bringing interior design elements outside for a few hours allowed me to create a chic setting for a summertime girls’ night around...
Create a Garden That Tells a Story
Jay Sifford | July 1, 2014 46
An exceptional garden tells a story. The story can reflect the personality of its creator or tell about the land from which the garden emanates. A bubbling brook, birds chirping or wind rustling through a stand of ornamental grass begins to tell the verbal...
My Houzz: A Dallas Family Home Freshens Up
Sarah Greenman | July 1, 2014 23
After 10 years in their Dallas home, Christy and Patrick Kercheville decided it was time to update their kitchen. Christy had always dreamed of having an open-concept cooking area, and wanted to transform their galley kitchen into a warm and modern space....
The Unexpected Color That Goes With Everything
Becky Dietrich | July 1, 2014 183
I have just given you a magic wand. Cool, huh? Step outside and wave it over every bit of greenery you see. Say, “Abracadabra — I change you to beige!” Now peruse the result of your handiwork. All the life, vitality, joy and color have vanished,...
Guest Picks: Sophisticated Shades of Pink for Summer
Add a fresh element to your summer decor with shades of pink, from pale shell to rose to magenta. This ideabook is full of items that I would love to have in my own home. Many would also make thoughtful gifts. Consider adding a touch of pink to your...
Enjoy Your Summer Garden — Here's What to Do in July
Annie Thornton | July 1, 2014 8
It's hot outside, and in the midst of planning your Fourth of July barbecue and prepping the pool for months of heavy use, remember that your plants are also waiting for a cool summer drink. Water, prune, feed and plant; before you know it fall will be...
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