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5 DIY Decorating Projects Perfect for the Holiday Weekend
Catherine Macaulay | August 28, 2014 17
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 20
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 36
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 24
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 96
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 54
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 25
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...
Make This Fall’s Garden the Best Ever
Noelle Johnson | August 27, 2014 16
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...
Room of the Day: Wrapped in Blues and Silvery Hues
Becky Harris | August 27, 2014 42
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,...
11 Tips for Building a Bathroom in the Attic
Shana Ecker | August 27, 2014 25
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...
Light and Personality Fill a Remodeled London Home
Natalie Wain | August 26, 2014 47
This house in Hackney, London, was in poor condition when the owners enlisted the help of architect Brian O’Tuama. They wanted a complete refurbishment without the hassle of obtaining planning permission, so they extended and improved within permitted...
Key Measurements to Help You Design the Perfect Front Porch
Steven Randel | August 26, 2014 120
Front porches nearly disappeared from new homes in the late 20th century, but our fondness for them remains. The porch allows a gracious and practical transition from public to private — a place where one can soak up the late-summer sun, visit with...
Hidden in Plain Sight: 10 Cleverly Closeted Home Spaces
Lisa Higgins | August 26, 2014 31
Everybody loves a good closet, a place where you can shut a door to conceal clutter in one fell swoop. In that spirit, forward-thinking designers and homeowners have learned the advantage of tucking all kinds of living spaces — home offices, laundry...
How to Create an Unforgettable Garden
Jay Sifford | August 26, 2014 41
What do people see when they come over for a visit? Your garden, as does your house, makes an impression on every one of them. Is the impression good or bad? Memorable or forgettable? If the mere thought of this question makes you cringe, don’t worry;...
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