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Design Practice: How to Pick the Right Drawing Software
Eric Reinholdt | June 17, 2014 65
Parallel rules, circle templates, vellum, drafting dots, erasing shields … you may still have some of these implements on your desk for sentimental or nostalgic reasons, or your projects may begin there, but it’s probably been a long time since you’ve...
Guest Picks: The Well-Stocked Starter Kitchen
Liza Hawkins | June 16, 2014 64
If I think back 15 years to my very first apartment, the sheer enormity of nothing in my cupboards would take my foodie breath away. Two plates, two bowls, four cups, a handful of silverware, a skillet, one pot and — well, that was about it. Part...
8 Low-Cost Luxuries With a Big Payoff
Melisa Bleasdale | June 16, 2014 69
I’m a firm believer that details make the difference in every aspect of our lives. When it comes to beautifully designed homes, the same details that take a space from ho-hum to stunning are often overlooked because of how subtle they are. In...
Great Design Plan: Zagreb Tickseed Takes Care of Itself (Almost)
Karen Chapman | June 16, 2014 29
I have two important criteria when it comes to plants: They must be drought tolerant and deer resistant. Zagreb tickseed is a winner. Rabbits did munch on one plant early in the season, but the tickseed quickly outgrew the rabbit with no detrimental effects....
Houzz Tour: 12 Years of Tinkering Produce an Amazingly Artful Loft
Matthew Ankeny | June 16, 2014 147
“The old beams,” Kursteen Salter Price says. “I left those.” Everything else, though, had to go. Price has spent the past 12 years ripping out flooring, tearing down walls and converting three separate units of her building into one cohesive...
The Beauty of Contrast: Modern Rugs in Traditional Spaces
Jason Lees | June 16, 2014 14
Modern rugs come in all shapes and sizes, and are suitable for every area of the house, including hallways and staircases. When introduced into a traditional or rustic setting, they can add vibrancy, a touch of the unexpected and a striking counterpoint....
Room of the Day: Fun in a Jiffy for a Downtown Dallas Living Room
Jeannie Matteucci | June 16, 2014 35
When a young bachelor purchased his downtown Dallas loft, he wanted a space different from his main townhouse in the suburbs. This loft would be a place where he could relax, hang with his friends and enjoy the nightlife of the city. He asked designer...
Bathroom Workbook: 8 Elements of Beachy Style
Mitchell Parker | June 16, 2014 33
Most people have a positive association with the beach, whether it came from a single family vacation long ago or comes from a wave-crashing view that greets you every morning. Either way, it’s a good feeling to evoke in your home. Bathrooms...
Take It Outside! Inspiring Ideas for Outdoor Dining
Mike Dietrich | June 15, 2014 32
As the days get longer, the temperatures gets warmer and the light gets brighter, our daily routines undergo a radical paradigm shift. Whereas just a month or two ago, we were huddled indoors eating hearty stews, roasted meat and baked potatoes, we’re...
Guest Picks: Patriotic Pride for Barbecues and Beyond
Noelani | June 15, 2014 12
Long live the Fourth of July, and long live the barbecue! They’re as American as they come. I will be celebrating both this July with friends and family and a fresh injection of festive Fourth-themed decor. We’ll all gather around the grill, patio...
Make a Mod Solar Lamp Trio for the Garden
Shelly Leer | June 15, 2014 49
Two years ago I created three trendy twine light globes for my kitchen ceiling fixture. I recently decided to move on from that crafty look and switched to something made of glass. But instead of tossing those handmade globes, I stuck them in the garage...
The Best of My Houzz: 20 Creative Kitchen Islands
Becky Harris | June 15, 2014 76
For the My Houzz series, we visit and photograph creative, personality-filled homes and the people who live there. Sometimes working with professionals but most...
Houzz Tour: Platinum-Rating Hopes for a Sterling Modern Home
Mitchell Parker | June 15, 2014 53
Architect David Marlatt has a love-hate relationship with the sun. He’s always looking to capture its natural light for the homes he designs, but at the same time trying to block —...
When Less Is Really More in Your Garden
Jay Sifford | June 15, 2014 41
I experienced one of those profound aha moments when I came across this quote by Australian architect Glenn Murcutt: “I see simplicity not so much as a disregard for complexity, but as a clarification of the significant.” In this time of internet...
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Logo!
Annie Thornton | June 15, 2014 115
Eames Office has its starburst. American furniture manufacturer Mason branded its Monterey lines with a horseshoe. How does your company leave its mark? My college drawing professor had us sign our...
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