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Houzz Tour: Scottish Farm Cottage Looks to Sun and Stars
Joanna Simmons | October 16, 2014 38
Julie and George Nicolson, owners of a sheep farm in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, had originally thought they would put a mobile home on their land to rent out as a vacation home and boost their farm’s income. Julie approached designer Sam...
10 Ways to Snug Up Your Bedroom
Laura Gaskill | October 16, 2014 49
What’s better on a crisp fall weekend morning than grabbing a cup of hot coffee and something to read and returning to a cozy bed? Make your bedroom the snuggest place around by layering rugs, blankets, twinkling lights, plump cushions...
My Houzz: City Condo Is Set to Entertain
Margot Hartford | October 16, 2014 40
William Aldinger found a place that had everything on his wish list for a home in San Francisco, including two bedrooms, a top-floor location and a balcony. “I also wanted a place where I could have friends over for dinner and drinks. And I knew...
Great Design Plant: Rhododendron Canescens
Falon Mihalic | October 16, 2014 11
The Southern garden wouldn’t be complete without azaleas. Every spring they make a big statement in every color you can imagine. The Piedmont azalea (Rhododendron canescens) is a native woodland shrub with a pale pink color that will offset the...
Room of the Day: Comfort and Sophistication
Jeannie Matteucci | October 16, 2014 40
There was a lot to like about the living room in Brian Garrett and Stephen Fronk’s 1878 Victorian flat. Located in San Francisco’s Liberty Hill Historic District, the home had 12-foot ceilings and lovely architectural details. But the long, narrow...
Outside In: You, Me and Nature, Cozy Together
Karen Peterson | October 16, 2014 43
Inspiration is the “aha” moment that precedes the creative process; it’s the spark that stimulates the imagination — and of course, hands down, there’s nothing quite as inspiring as nature. The following is a peek at...
Great Design Plant: Helianthus Maximiliani Attracts Beneficial Insects
Heather Holm | October 15, 2014 7
Prairies really begin to shine in the fall as the native grasses turn copper, bronze or gold. The tall flower stalks of Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani) rise above this golden grass palette, unveiling clusters of large yellow flowers....
Are Stone Floors Right for Your Home?
Laura Gaskill | October 15, 2014 59
Stone floors are beautiful, sturdy and extremely long lasting — and they can work in just about any room in the house. In fact, they are one of the only flooring materials (aside from perhaps concrete) that can be used both indoors and out with ease....
My Houzz: A Pre-Revolutionary Home for a Modern Family
Corynne Pless | October 15, 2014 97
Jaime Costiglio kept her eye on a gorgeous saltbox home in a nearby town for years, hoping for it to go on the market. It did, and she and her family jumped at the chance to call it their own. “We always felt like we belonged in this...
Roller Shades Raise the Curtain on Style
Mary Jo Bowling | October 15, 2014 50
In the past the roller shade has perhaps received second billing to window coverings such as draperies or Roman shades. Traditional white roller shades have been the humbler, less flashy option. But a new crop of shades is changing perceptions of the...
Room of the Day: Home Office Makes the Most of Awkward Dimensions
Becky Harris | October 15, 2014 29
When it came to designing this tiny office in San Francisco, interior designer Alicia Weaver had her work cut out for her. Tucked off a stairway landing, the space measures only about 10 feet long by 4 to 5 feet wide. Just because space is...
8 Great Kitchen Cabinet Color Palettes
Jennifer Ott | October 15, 2014 253
If you like the layout of your existing kitchen and your cabinets are in good shape, painting them can be a smart way to go. Another budget-friendly route is to purchase and install new cabinet boxes (or “carcasses,” as I’ve heard them called fondly)...
My Houzz: Layers of Patina and an Artist’s Touch in a New York Colonial
Rikki Snyder | October 14, 2014 86
The New York home of artist Jennifer Lanne and her husband Dick Lanne is equal parts family retreat and backdrop to display their work. The house and Jen’s two studios are filled with her work, which she rotates...
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