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Guest Picks: Bright New Style for a Craftsman Living Room
Rachel Grace | March 23, 2014 28
When my husband and I bought our 1920s bungalow, it was in need of TLC. As an interior designer–carpenter couple, we saw the potential and history it possessed and chose to restore it to its Craftsman...
Houzz Tour: Heavy Metal Rocks a Modern Missouri Home
Karen Egly-Thompson | March 23, 2014 53
Superman grew up in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas. But just across the eastern border of the state in Joplin, Missouri, lives a real man of steel. For Bill Perry, who owns a steel manufacturing facility, steel is his life. So when it came time...
Canine Goes Contemporary
Christine Tusher | March 22, 2014 29
You’ve added his daily walks to your routine, and you can always, always take time out for a belly rub. But incorporating your dog into your contemporary or modern decor might be the one of the biggest challenges of pet ownership (besides getting...
You Said It: ‘What Will You Grow?’ and More Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | March 22, 2014 7
There’s no denying it: Even though a large part of the population was blanketed with more snow this week, we’re all making plans for spring. Whether you’re planning to grow edibles in a tight spot, prepping the landscape for safety or drawing the...
10 Easy Edibles to Grow in Containers
Marianne Lipanovich | March 22, 2014 28
Growing vegetables and herbs is so tempting, especially as the weather warms up. Who doesn’t want to wander out in the garden and pick the freshest, ripest edibles for the next meal? But it can feel like it’s just a dream if you don’t have a sunny...
15 Ways to Create Drama With Light Fixtures
Kurt Cyr | March 22, 2014 47
Not only do lamps and light fixtures help set the mood of a space with their light, but they do the same with their appearance. Color, scale, repetition and composition are all important factors to consider when choosing light fixtures. Whether you are...
10 Ways to Boost Creativity by Doing Less
Laura Gaskill | March 22, 2014 61
If you feel like you’ve been spinning your wheels without getting anywhere lately, it may be time to stop working so hard. By actually doing less, you may...
Guest Picks: What’s Purple All Over?
Anita Joyce | March 22, 2014 28
One of the rights of passage for a child is determining his or her favorite color. It may seem trivial to an adult, but as a child, it is quite important, as it’s a question you’ll be asked over and over again. I determined early on that my favorite...
Great Design Plant: Bugle Weed, a Quick Ground Cover
Karen Chapman | March 22, 2014 33
This versatile ground cover is often overlooked, yet I have found it to be a reliable workhorse. Ignored by deer and rabbits in my garden — so far — it fills in quickly between boulders and larger plants, bringing year-round color and texture, while...
13 Extra-Cool Things to Do With a Backyard
Laura Gaskill | March 21, 2014 53
If you’re bored of the typical lawn-and-patio backyard, then maybe it’s time to add some fun to your outdoor living space. From surfboard showers to freestanding bathtubs, here’s how you can put some character back into your backyard....
Lessons in the Rewards of Selfless Gardening
Benjamin Vogt | March 21, 2014 56
For the first few years, I gardened for myself. It was an explosion of energy as I bought plants, dug them in, dug them up and moved them a few inches. Plants, plants, plants. Oh, the colors and textures and potential. The garden was for me — my vision,...
Houzz Tour: Updating a Midcentury Aerie in the Berkeley Hills
Fred Albert | March 21, 2014 136
Derek Holley was vacationing in Sardinia when he received an urgent email from his real estate agent, letting him know about a house in California’s Berkeley Hills that had just come on the market. “I told her to let me know if there was something...
Guest Picks: Parisian Chic for Every Room
Noelani | March 21, 2014 13
Springtime in Paris — my favorite season and my favorite city to visit. Warmer weather is finally gracing us with its presence, and I am ready to take a long-weekend trip to the City of Lights, looking for my fill of baguettes, fine wine, fine fashion...
My Houzz: Going White and Bright in Montreal
Esther Hershcovich | March 21, 2014 168
Architect Maxime Vandal and designer Richard Ouellette of Les Ensembliers loved the traditional features in their 1910 Arts and Crafts home and wanted to preserve them. But they also wanted a setting in which...
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