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Houzz Tour: Artistry and Illusion Season a Baton Rouge Townhouse
Fred Albert | June 11, 2014 53
“Wow, what a great old house!” visitors often exclaim when they see Ty Larkins’ home for the first time. Larkins can’t help but smile. While the structure resembles the kind of Greek...
Guest Picks: Set a Summery Table for Outdoor Entertaining
The daylight is sticking around a little bit longer, the breeze is a tad bit warmer and the need to be outside enjoying every single drop of the seasonal shift is getting very strong. Why not celebrate the season with new stylish accents to dress up your...
Loft Beds Give Rooms a Lift
Samantha Schoech | June 11, 2014 37
Getting your bed up in the air can be space saving and utilitarian, but it can also be fun. There is something cool and a little playful about loft spaces. They feel private and tucked away, even when they are airy and light. And they often have the added...
Great Garden Combo: 9 Plants for an Intriguing Entrance
Karen Chapman | June 11, 2014 41
Many of my favorite hikes have begun at a trailhead with little more than a simple sign indicating the direction to take. There is a sense of anticipation as one ventures along the path, wondering what will be discovered along the way; the journey is...
5 Ways to Protect Yourself When Buying a Fixer-Upper
Christine Tusher | June 10, 2014 43
A fixer-upper can often seem like a first-time homebuyer’s dream: an older home with great bones that simply needs an update or perhaps a few tweaks to its layout. Unfortunately, even seemingly straightforward projects can be fraught with hidden...
Insulation Basics: What to Know About Spray Foam
Mariana Pickering | June 10, 2014 152
While we all wish there were a single answer for any given problem, oftentimes that’s just not the case. This is true for material options for home insulation. Despite what the market says is the most popular insulation material or method at any given...
Follow One Man’s Midcentury-Mailbox Dream
Annie Thornton | June 10, 2014 151
When Greg Kelly and Laura Herring relocated their family of four, they did what some might call unconventional. They moved into a home in the same neighborhood that was half the size of their previous home. Working with architect Richard Hall, they transformed...
The Rainbow Connection
Fred Albert | June 10, 2014 21
June is Gay Pride Month. And whether you live in West Hollywood or West Virginia, chances are that you’ll start seeing rainbow flags round every corner as joyous celebrants take to the streets. To be honest, I’ve never been crazy about rainbows...
My Houzz: A Modern Home Meets Its Neighbors Halfway
Lucy Call | June 10, 2014 37
In 2010 Seth and Rachel Striefel saw the potential in a vacant piece of land sandwiched between two Victorian-era homes in the Central Ninth neighborhood of Salt Lake City. “The home on the site had burned down 15 years earlier,”...
Houzz Tour: A Brooklyn Townhouse Takes a Warm, Contemporary Turn
John Hill | June 10, 2014 64
Typically a semiattached or attached house shares a property line and wall with a neighbor or two, but not necessarily anything more. And given the ease of communication today, such proximity is no guarantee that we’ll share our lives or secrets with...
Guest Picks: All Squared Away
Lori Langille | June 10, 2014 6
The simple square offers endless possibilities in design. It adds a calming symmetry to a room, particularly when contrasted with more organic forms. It’s hip to be a little square! — Lori from automatism...
Bank on Branches for Beautiful Furniture
Becky Dietrich | June 10, 2014 37
My husband and I made an ill-considered and somewhat disastrous move from the city to the country when we were 45 and going through a midlife crisis. The only happy things about it were the chickens in our backyard and the abundance of fabulous twigs...
Room of the Day: Princess the Snake Reigns in a Luxe Library
Becky Harris | June 10, 2014 78
Looking at this luxe and comfortable room, I cannot help but think, “Hmmm … Professor Plum, in the library, with the … snake?” The most important, challenging and educational part of tackling this room for the designers at Laura...
11 Creative and Thrifty Ideas for Bedside Tables
Karen Egly-Thompson | June 9, 2014 63
Bedside tables are the landing pad for so many of our things — cell phones, books, tissues and reading glasses, to name a few. And yet the tables themselves are rarely as varied as the stuff that goes on them. Why are we so engineered to accept a generic...
9 Ways to Make Your Yard More Fun for Kids
June Scott | June 9, 2014 39
Play is at the heart of childhood, and an inspiring outdoor play area can give children many hours of enjoyment. But what if your garden is compact? Maybe you would like to avoid having a playset that takes up precious yard space, or you don’t...
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