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Overnight Guests Coming? How to Be a Great Host
Laura Gaskill | August 28, 2014 344
If you have ever had a bad experience as a weekend guest, you know just how awful it can be. Dog hair in the sheets, bare windows, nothing for dinner, missed rides at the airport — I have experienced all of these and more ... thankfully not at the same...
Light Dances Through a Renovated Row House
Natalie Wain | August 28, 2014 23
This row house in Bloomsbury, London, had plenty of character when the current homeowner bought it in 2012, but it needed an update to maximize space and the distribution of light. For instance, the entrance to the property opened directly into the living...
Tempted to Try Wallpaper? 10 Tips for Finding the Right Pattern
Laura Gaskill | August 28, 2014 39
It can add texture, color, pattern or a painterly scene — even more so than paint, wallpaper can change the entire look of a room. But given the cost and the need for professional installation (a must), wallpaper can seem like a risky commitment. If...
Houzz Tour: Stunning Curved Architecture Rises Among the Trees
Becky Harris | August 28, 2014 65
These homeowners are building the dream house of a lifetime, which takes time, patience and flexibility. Not just on their part, but on the part of their architect as well. It’s so fitting that they found architect Robert Oshatz, who rolls with his...
5 DIY Decorating Projects Perfect for the Holiday Weekend
Catherine Macaulay | August 28, 2014 20
Long weekends are great times to get a few of those to-do-list items checked off. Once you’ve done the weekly chores and caught up with friends and family, there’s often little time left for rest and relaxation during a two-day weekend. There might...
Great Design Plant: Foamflower Cushions Shady Garden Areas
Curtis Adams | August 28, 2014 7
Need a densely growing ground cover for a shady spot? Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) fits the bill and then some. The foliage of this Mid-Atlantic native plant is evergreen, except in very cold winters, and the white, midspring blooms brighten...
Houzz Products: Innovative Things to Make You Say, ‘Wow’
Houzz | August 28, 2014 21
You know innovation when you see it. That new tool you never knew you needed — till it becomes your go-to. It’s the reimagined product that simplifies your life or the well-designed furniture that just feels cool. It’s that magic “aha” moment...
Room of the Day: A Guest Room Like No Other
Mary Jo Bowling | August 28, 2014 41
Cyndi and John Kane found themselves with a larger nest when their son left their Pawhuska, Oklahoma, home for college. Following an American tradition so established it’s practically a rite of parental passage, they turned their son’s vacated room...
What Monarch Butterflies Taught Me About Garden Design
Benjamin Vogt | August 27, 2014 30
The monarchs are beginning their migration south this month and will be in full tilt into September, ending up in central Mexico around the end of October. Over their thousands of miles, both in fall and again next spring, they will inspire gardeners...
Decorating Trends: A New Houzz Survey Shows What Homeowners Want
Mitchell Parker | August 27, 2014 107
If you ever get frustrated that your home doesn’t quite look how you’ve always dreamed it should look, then consider this: The next time you’re standing in a room of 100 people, know that 98 of them share your frustration. That’s according...
Checklists for a Well-Stocked Home
Laura Gaskill | August 27, 2014 70
A well-stocked home can help you handle the little surprises — drop-in guests, dastardly spills — life throws at you with a bit more grace. If you are setting up home for the first time or just want to refresh your space, these 10 checklists will...
Houzz Tour: A ’60s Apartment Gets a Retro Revamp
Joanna Tovia | August 27, 2014 32
This fifth-floor apartment built in the 1960s needed opening up to make it lighter, brighter and more livable. But in updating the decor, Mr. Mitchell interior designer Andrew Mitchell resisted...
Room of the Day: Wrapped in Blues and Silvery Hues
Becky Harris | August 27, 2014 46
Interior designer Jocelyn Chiappone loves the quiet sophistication a monochromatic color scheme can bring to a room. It allowed her to honor this traditional Rhode Island house’s classic architecture while freshening it up with metallic finishes,...
Make This Fall’s Garden the Best Ever
Noelle Johnson | August 27, 2014 19
As the heat of summer begins to wane, people venture out from the comfort of their air-conditioned homes to enjoy the cooler temperatures of fall. People aren’t the only ones who enjoy fall temperatures — plants do too. In fact, fall can be one...
11 Tips for Building a Bathroom in the Attic
Shana Ecker | August 27, 2014 29
Many of us don’t have room to add a luxurious four-piece master bathroom to our homes, unless we sacrifice a spare bedroom or carve into our closet space. (Heaven forbid!) But some savvy...
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