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Now Approaching the Emerald City
Annie Thornton | August 11, 2014 6
Greening the city doesn’t appear to be waning anytime soon. San Francisco is continuing to transform parking spaces into parks and provide tax incentives for urban agriculture. Chicago is planning to sell city-owned abandoned lots to residents for $1...
Houzz Tour: Family Living in 980 Square Feet
Mitchell Parker | August 11, 2014 178
Despite designing Texas-size homes (often topping 15,000 square feet), designer-builders Mark Schatz and his wife, Anne Eamon, are used to living in smaller homes. For 14 years they...
Catching Up With the Queen of Shabby Chic
Laura Gaskill | August 11, 2014 166
What started more than two decades ago with a small store selling slipcovered furniture and flea market finds in Santa Monica, California, has blossomed into the enormously popular Shabby Chic style and brand. We caught up with founder Rachel Ashwell...
Guest Picks: Host a Late-Summer Soiree
Lauren Caron | August 11, 2014 12
Here we are, almost through summer, and what better way to enjoy these last lazy, mild nights than dining al fresco? Invite your friends; invite your family. Decorate with accents of wood, glass and brass paired with rope and woven details, and you can...
Room of the Day: Color Energizes a Texas Playroom
Becky Harris | August 11, 2014 35
This Frisco, Texas, playroom was “blank, cold and barren, and I wanted to make it cheery, warm and welcoming,” says Dona Rosene. Her clients, who found her via Houzz, have a young son and daughter, who kept them too busy to finish the decorating themselves....
Best Cutting-Garden Beauties for Late Summer
Charlotte Albers | August 11, 2014 11
Late summer is prime time for casual potluck dinner parties on the patio or screened porch. When guests are coming over, I like to make decorative arrangements using whatever's blooming in my garden. When we're invited to other people's homes, I like...
How to Add a Pullout Spice Rack
Karen Egly-Thompson | August 10, 2014 54
How can spices make your food taste so good but leave such a bad taste in your mouth when it comes to organizing all of them? I’ve seen spice racks overtaking every inch of wall space or countertop. I’ve seen spice bottles spilling out of cabinets...
Tips for Winning a Bidding War in a Hot Home Market
Christine Tusher | August 10, 2014 64
With the real estate market finally recovering, some markets across the U.S. are seeing the return of the bidding war. While this is great news for sellers, it’s a source of stress for buyers who not only don’t want to overpay, but also may not have...
Houzz Tour: Baroque Minimalism in New Jersey
Nora Burba Trulsson | August 10, 2014 167
The four-story, 1890s brownstone in Hoboken, New Jersey, had potential. The problem was that the once-gracious home had been carved into three dim, grim apartments. Architect Jensen...
Yes, You Can Use Brick in the Kitchen
Becky Harris | August 10, 2014 93
Houzzers, I get the feeling from some Comments sections that many of you are afraid of using brick in the kitchen, and that’s a shame. Brick can lend a wonderful historic look, warm up a kitchen or make you feel like you’re in an urban loft. On the...
Great Design Plant: Hibiscus Syriacus ‘Sugar Tip’
Karen Chapman | August 10, 2014 19
I’ve never been especially fond of hibiscus. The flowers are impressive, but when it’s not in bloom, hibiscus is just another green-leaved shrub that contributes little to the garden and certainly doesn’t merit a place in my containers. Hibiscus...
Storage Help for Small Bedrooms: Beautiful Built-ins
Becky Harris | August 9, 2014 45
So many of the master suites I see these days are so large that sometimes I wonder if homeowners are hosting a ballroom dance class for 20 in there. Most of us are lucky to fit a queen-size bed, a couple of nightstands and a dresser into our bedrooms...
Great Design Plant: Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata)
Curtis Adams | August 9, 2014 8
Spotted beebalm (Monarda punctata) is a magnet for pollinators, particularly bees and wasps, and can be an integral part of a native planting around a vegetable garden. This Eastern native...
How to Stage Your Kitchen for a Home Sale
Laura Gaskill | August 9, 2014 106
A major kitchen overhaul can cost a huge amount of money — money you probably will not fully recoup when you sell. Instead of going for a full-on remodel, consider what small changes you can make to update your kitchen. Paint rather than replace cabinets,...
Guest Picks: The Kid’s Got Game!
Rita Templeton | August 9, 2014 3
Football. If you’ve got a kid whose fascination with it borders on obsession, you’re going to want to check out these cute finds. I’m not a football fanatic myself, but even I can’t help admitting that I’d like to hang out in a room with such...
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