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Houzz Tour: Living and Working in Style
Jenny Drew | October 7, 2014 21
Interior designer Claire Stevens spends most of her time redesigning and decorating her clients’ homes, but when she moved into the apartment of her husband, Hamish McIntosh, in Brisbane,...
Houzz Tour: A Great Escape Hugs Cliff and Tree
Claire McCall | October 6, 2014 46
If you’ve heard the expression “between a rock and a hard place,” you’ve heard a description of the location of this house. Strung along a cliff edge on beautiful Waiheke Island, a 40-minute ferry ride from the city of Auckland in New Zealand,...
Great Design Plant: Parkinsonia Flor Paints the Desert Green and Yellow
Noelle Johnson | October 6, 2014 13
Perhaps the most iconic tree of the desert Southwest is the palo verde (Parkinsonia florida), with its characteristic green trunk and branches. This native desert tree comes with a Spanish name that literally translates to “green...
Carve Out a Neat Little Nook
Laura Gaskill | October 6, 2014 82
Nooks can fit just about anywhere in the house — mudroom or sunroom, kitchen or den. But designing and furnishing a nook can be a challenge. “When carefully designed, I think nooks can add charm, character and warmth to interior architecture of all...
9 Fun Ceiling Colors to Try Right Now
Jennifer Ott | October 6, 2014 70
I’m always on the lookout for creative ways to sneak fun color into a client’s home. It can be tough to pull off an intense color on all four walls of a room without making the space feel small, dark and claustrophobic, so I tend to prefer injecting...
Decorating With Neon: It’s a Gas
Mary Jo Bowling | October 6, 2014 34
In the 1940s, long before LED banners and electronic message displays, American cities were lit up in a rainbow of neon signs every evening. The signs were (and still are) made by bending glass tubes into the desired shapes and filling them with a mixture...
Room of the Day: Connecting With Style in a Former Social-Club Lodge
Jeannie Matteucci | October 6, 2014 31
In the early to mid-1900s, this historic Mill Valley, California, building served as a social-club lodge where members of various Bay Area Swiss organizations gathered for dinners, games and hiking. The Swiss Club Tell, named after the legendary folk...
Good Fences, Good Neighbors — and Good Views
Carol Crotta | October 6, 2014 46
Good fences make good neighbors, Robert Frost instructed. Good fences can make even better neighbors when they keep the vistas and sight lines open, even as they establish a boundary. The fences below masterfully set property or area limits while maintaining...
Wham! Pow! Bam! The Animated Home
Mary Jo Bowling | October 5, 2014 19
As people gear up for New York Comic Con on October 9, fans are digging out their costumes for the four-day conference dedicated to all things comics, graphic novels, movies, television and more. More than...
Make Your Checklist for Entertaining Season
Laura Gaskill | October 5, 2014 63
Fall and winter offer ample opportunities to entertain, not only on holidays (of which there are plenty!) but also with more casual gatherings. And whether you entertain a lot or a little, having a well-stocked home can take a lot of the stress out of...
Houzz Products: How to Create a Classic Look for the Bath
Houzz | October 5, 2014 21
When it comes to design, the word “classic” means “a timeless example of the best.” But everyone has a different idea of the epitome of style. We’ve assembled four very different looks for the bathroom that are traditional and enduring, including...
Fresh Take: 13 Great Ways to Say Yes to Plaid
Becky Harris | October 5, 2014 36
When I hear “plaid,” my mind immediately conjures up L.L. Bean flannel shirts, Scottish tartan kilts and very traditional rooms. Plaid patterns adorn dark libraries full of leather-bound books, offices that smell of rich mahogany, hunting cabins,...
Houzz Tour: Taking on the Ruins of an 1800s Bourbon Distillery
Mitchell Parker | October 5, 2014 116
There are three things that define Lexington, Kentucky: bourbon, tobacco and horses. And all three played a starring role in the construction of Ron and Elise Wallace’s house: Stone-ruin walls from an 1800s bourbon distillery and reclaimed...
The Easiest, Most Versatile Cake Stand You'll Ever Make
Rikki Snyder | October 5, 2014 104
Why should cake have all the fun? Cake stands can display many other foods, such as fruits, cookies, candy and cupcakes, serving as great centerpieces and dishes for your parties. So whether you're hosting a holiday buffet, birthday party or baby shower,...
Rugs Find Their Place on the Wall
Mary Jo Bowling | October 4, 2014 56
There are many reasons to hang a rug on the wall — including the need for large art, preservation (rare rugs are for places where you do not dare to tread) and texture (there’s nothing two dimensional about a rug). Whatever the motivation, relocating...
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