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Shop Houzz: Decorating Your Home With Coral Reef
Houzz | January 22, 2015 1
Coral Reef is a feel-good color that brightens everything around it. No wonder this sea-life-inspired shade is 2015 Color of the Year for paint maker Sherman-Williams. This versatile blend of pink, orange and red is stunning with other vibrant hues, or...
We Can Dream: Maori-Inspired Island Home With Views of Land and Sea
Joanna Tovia | January 22, 2015 42
Waiheke Island, a dozen miles from Auckland, New Zealand, has a remote, get-away-from-it-all feeling. A couple owned farmland there and wanted to build a family vacation home that would eventually be their permanent home. The wife invited architect Charissa...
Room of the Day: A Modern Lodge Embraces Universal Design
Becky Harris | January 21, 2015 44
This family’s vacation home, in the Suncadia Resort of Washington state, had some special requirements — the daughter has special needs, and the mother of one of the homeowners is in a wheelchair. Universal design with the appropriate access and...
Design Workshop: The Modern Dogtrot
Eric Reinholdt | January 21, 2015 22
While the dogtrot house is primarily thought of as a Southern building type, its historical roots in the U.S. can be traced to the lower Delaware River valley colony of New Sweden — modern-day New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Swedish and Finnish...
Modern Storage and Sunshine Scare Away the Monster in a Kansas Kitchen
Mitchell Parker | January 21, 2015 96
Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. For this young Kansas City family, the scary beast wasn’t all gnarled hair and venomous fangs. Rather it was an enormous range hood covered in decorative scrollwork and low-end wood trim that they felt...
Oh, Deer! 10 Native Flowers That Stand Up to the Herds
Benjamin Vogt | January 21, 2015 24
Sometimes our garden leaves us wanting to give up and write a “Deer John” letter, especially if it hosts a half dozen Bambis every evening. Sprays and powders are a waste of money, because they sure don’t seem effective, but who can afford 8-foot-tall...
How to Tap Your Hall Closet’s Storage Potential
Laura Gaskill | January 21, 2015 43
It’s the first spot you reach for when you get home, and the place for last-second grabs on your way out the door — there’s no doubt...
Shop Houzz: A Little Romance
Houzz | January 21, 2015
With Valentine’s Day coming up, dinner reservations (and, in some cases, babysitters) are already booked. While a good night out is nice and needed sometimes, a romantic evening for two can be just as wonderful right at home....
Houzz Tour: Layered Look Adds a Fresh Sense of Style
Mary Jo Bowling | January 21, 2015 124
Just the other day, I spotted a woman whose style was effortlessly timeless and wonderfully fabulous. I was likely 30 years her junior, and her elegant outfit, paired with funky eyeglasses and interesting shoes, made me feel like a fuddy-duddy. Looking...
8 Essentials for Healthy Indoor Plants
Naomi Wynn | January 20, 2015 73
Nothing gives me more pleasure than having my indoor plants refreshed, repotted and repositioned, ready for a new year ahead. All too often we either love our houseplants or neglect them to death. But with some common sense on your part, a little love...
Top Design Trends From the Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market
Becky Harris | January 20, 2015 133
Designers from 76 countries and all 50 U.S. states have descended upon Las Vegas this week to check out the newest offerings from the leading home decor manufacturers, lines and brands at the winter 2015...
How to Make Your Mudroom Shine
Mary Jo Bowling | January 20, 2015 50
A recent Houzz Call for your mudroom photos drew a lot of praise for this drop-it-all zone off the entryway — and some strong opinions. Perhaps the...
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Hardworking Home Office
Anne Colby | January 20, 2015 150
Not all home offices are created equal. A desk and chair and file cabinet or two can do in a pinch. But when you work at home or spend a lot of time on your computer, you need an office space — it doesn’t have to be a whole room — that works hard...
Clever Ways to Rethink the Linen Closet
Laura Gaskill | January 20, 2015 156
If you’ve been living with a linen closet crammed too full or jumbled and messy, bring order to the chaos by rethinking this hardworking space. From dividing and conquering (towels in the bath, sheets in the bedroom) to installing smart closet organizers,...
The 2015 Best of Houzz Badges Have Arrived!
Houzz | January 20, 2015 104
The people have spoken. Or in the case of the Best of Houzz awards, the people have clicked. We recently counted how many times the more than 25 million monthly Houzz users clicked to add a photo to an ideabook in 2014. The professionals with...
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