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Room of the Day: Concrete Block Goes Chic in a Living Room
Mary Jo Bowling | March 2, 2015 27
When designers Kiera Kushlan and Jessica Centella tackled this bachelor’s condo, they were faced with an unusual design element: an entire wall of concrete block accented by two bands of black tile. Before being converted into private residences, the...
My Houzz: Elegant Redo of a Hollywood Spanish Colonial
Carolyn Reyes | March 2, 2015 71
Having grown up in a 600-year-old manor house in the Scottish countryside, movie and TV producer Guy J. Louthan is no stranger to the TLC an older home requires. So when he got the opportunity to restore a 1909 Spanish gem in the Hollywood Hills, he signed...
Storage Tricks for Those Who Love Their Stuff
Lara Sargent | March 1, 2015 38
I love my stuff and want to surround myself with all my glorious bits and bobs and keepsake treasures every hour of every day. And I buy things because I adore them — from folksy vintage tins and battered picture frames to pretty glass bottles and old...
Houzz Tour: A Custom-Made Tiny House for Skiing and Hiking
Mitchell Parker | March 1, 2015 174
Ethan Waldman jokes that building and moving into his 200-square-foot house was his mid-midlife crisis. He was just 26 years old and working a desk job he hated when he decided to take a month-long sabbatical to ride his bike...
6 Steps to Creating Your Butterfly Garden
Debbie Ballentine | March 1, 2015 24
Butterflies are among the most beloved insects. Someone once called them flying flowers. They float, they flutter and they dazzle us with their colors. We relish their dance of spring. Then there’s the bad news: Because of pesticides and habitat loss,...
Shop Houzz: Best Lamps Under $100
Houzz | March 1, 2015 3
The right lamp can add so much to a room, way beyond the light that comes from it. Lamps help define the style of a room, adding a functional accent. We know that a good lamp is hard to find, so we pulled together some of our favorite affordable desk,...
Houzz Tour: New Mexico House Grows With a Designing Family
Becky Harris | March 1, 2015 48
Decorator Heather French and her builder husband, Matt, are well matched. Some of Heather’s most beloved pieces are things she saved up for and bought as a design-obsessed teenager. Matt has been building since he was 12. And both have been avid DIYers...
10 Rise-and-Shine Color Combos for Breakfast Nooks
Laura Gaskill | March 1, 2015 37
The breakfast nook — it’s where you settle in with your first cup of coffee, wait for your toast to toast and read the paper on a Saturday morning. Shouldn’t it look as cheerful as you hope to be after downing your cuppa? From paint color ideas...
Spring Gardens Are Waking — Here's What to Do in March
Annie Thornton | March 1, 2015 21
Clean your pruners and get out your gardening gloves. Spring is here, bringing longer days, fresh blooms and annual garden chores. In the Pacific Northwest and Southwest, it’s time to prune trees. Early bulbs and wildflowers are peeking their heads...
10 Top Mid-Atlantic Native Plants
Curtis Adams | February 28, 2015 6
The mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. has a rich diversity of native plants appropriate for use in the residential landscape. The four-season climate allows for distinct seasons, with spring a welcome and noticeable change from winter, and summer long...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Beets
Marianne Lipanovich | February 28, 2015 26
If you know only canned beets, then beets from the fall or spring garden will be a surprise. First, they come in different shapes, from round to more oblong, and an array of colors. There’s the traditional deep red, but you can also find yellow, gold,...
To-Dos: Your March Home Checklist
Laura Gaskill | February 28, 2015 94
With the first day of spring coming up on March 20, the time has come in many areas to start shedding winter layers and encourage new growth. Whether the view out your window this month is of a snowy wonderland or something springy and green, these 10...
9 Dark Wall Colors to Suit Your Mood
Becky Harris | February 28, 2015 115
I wish I had a dollar for every time I describe something as “light and airy.” I love a light and airy space. Most people love a light and airy space. They commission designers to create light and airy out of dark and musty. A large percentage of...
Shop Houzz: Frank Gehry and His Influence
Houzz | February 28, 2015 11
Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry may be best known for his fantastical, gravity-defying buildings, but the designer, who now lives in Los Angeles, has also had a major impact on interior design. From Gehry’s creativity with unusual textiles to his...
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