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Room of the Day: Traditional Living Room Gets a Contemporary Spin
Jeannie Matteucci | October 26, 2014 24
Dallas bachelor Steve Menna originally contacted designer Traci Connell about giving a facelift to the two-story rental home he owned in the Lakewood Heights neighborhood....
Houzz Tour: Simplicity Rules in a Canadian Lake House
Becky Harris | October 26, 2014 31
Spare and sleek don’t have to equal cold and stark. Although this family wanted a monochromatic minimalist aesthetic for their vacation home on Lake Simcoe in Canada, they also wanted comfort. Interior designer Shirley Meisels paid careful attention...
Great Design Plant: Polystichum Polyblepharum
Jay Sifford | October 26, 2014 6
A well-designed shade garden makes up for its lack of raucous colors by providing subtle surprises at every turn. Here structure, texture and shape rule. While many plants provide only one of these qualities, there are some that rank high on all three...
Shop Houzz: Visit the Neverwas With Steampunk
Houzz | October 26, 2014 11
Steampunk might conjure visions of cast iron computers, followed by a procession of gears and pistons or contraptions from the pages of Jules Verne or H.G. Wells. Originating as a literary subgenre of sci-fi, steampunk has evolved into a cultural...
A Modern Tractor Shed Stakes Its Claim in the Landscape
Mitchell Parker | October 26, 2014 25
A tractor shed is probably the last thing you’d expect anyone to toss some design love to. But because these homeowners would be seeing the structure every time they came up the driveway, they wanted something that would catch the eye. They...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Orange
Jennifer Ott | October 25, 2014 67
Orange is a high-energy color that hollers, “Look at me!” — a great choice for an entry to a home. But it’s not an easy color to work with. Bright orange is intense and needs to be paired with more soothing, neutral hues to avoid appearing too...
Great Design Plant: Gelsemium Sempervirens
Falon Mihalic | October 25, 2014 7
The late-winter blooms of Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) herald the onset of spring in the south. Gelsemium sempervirens is a very common plant in gardens of the U.S. South, because it is a fragrant, native, evergreen climbing...
My Houzz: Family Home Stays True to Style
Nanette Wong | October 25, 2014 38
When stylist Janette Crawford became a new mother, she wanted to be sure that the arrival of her daughter didn’t mean the departure of good design in her home. To stay true to her design sensibilities, she took care with every purchase and style decision. Two...
Room of the Day: Eclectic and Casual in a Michigan Great Room
Mitchell Parker | October 25, 2014 42
“Casual” and “family” were the two keywords that drove the design of this great room in a new west Michigan home. The open floor plan allows the couple and their two young boys to be together even while doing different things, while...
Guest Picks: Embracing the Rich Colors of Fall
Darlene Weir | October 25, 2014 6
The colors I am crushing on this fall are chartreuse, aubergine, gold and brown. Each brings a rich autumnal glow into the home, and together they create a stunning color palette. I hope these products will inspire you to bring these colors into your...
You Said It: ‘Every Centimeter Counts’ and Other Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | October 24, 2014 13
Houzzers, Halloween is a week away — have you bought the candy yet? I haven’t, because in spite of the fact that I make the tiniest hole in the bag, before the big night it all seems to fall out, unwrap itself and land in my belly somehow, and then...
Plant Your Steps for a Great Garden Look
Frank Organ | October 24, 2014 22
Steps may be the quickest way up or down garden slopes, but that doesn’t mean they have to be mundane or just about utility. Minimalist designs might call for clean outlines of pristine stone and concrete, but in some gardens, especially traditional...
Houzz Call: Have a Beautiful Small Bathroom? We Want to See It!
Mitchell Parker | October 24, 2014 317
We’ve offered plenty of professional advice on how to make the most of small full bathrooms, but now we want to hear from you. Have you designed a wonderful small bathroom this year?...
Guest Picks: How to Furnish a Gender-Neutral Nursery
adrianne lentine | October 24, 2014 11
Whether you choose to find out the gender of your baby or not, keeping the nursery on the gender-neutral side can be a nice idea. A light and airy design scheme for the major furniture pieces will allow you to add fun dashes of color with the accessories....
Houzz Tour: Midcentury Meets Mediterranean in California
Mary Jo Bowling | October 24, 2014 52
For many of us, personal style is not a one-note thing. It wasn’t for this couple, who love both classic Mediterranean style and a midcentury modern aesthetic....
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