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Decorating With Antiques: Painted Furniture Brings the Eye Candy
Mike Dietrich | July 14, 2014 24
A room decorated with antiques can often appear somber and a little too serious, especially if all the case goods (wooden tables, chests, armoires etc.) are nothing but drab, brown furniture. The glow and patina of a beautiful 18th-century Georgian...
Kitchen Counters: Quartzite Offers Strength and Beauty
Jeannie Matteucci | July 14, 2014 72
When choosing a kitchen countertop material, many homeowners who might have gone with granite or marble are giving quartzite a second look. Before you bring this material into your kitchen, take the time to learn the pros, cons and special considerations...
Houzz Tour: New Twists for a Traditional New York Saltbox
Mitchell Parker | July 13, 2014 23
Architect Stephen Moser took one look at the Shelter Island setting in New York and knew exactly what style of house he wanted to play with for the design of his artist sister and her psychologist husband’s new weekend home. It seemed only fitting that...
Design Workshop: 9 Ways to Open a House to the Outdoors
Eric Reinholdt | July 13, 2014 33
Spaces that are neither indoors nor completely outdoors are often among the most trafficked spaces in a home. And they make for good design: We use them to negotiate changes in elevation between inside and outside, for entertaining, to reduce the...
15 Creative Backsplashes Full of Character
Becky Harris | July 13, 2014 73
A distinct backsplash can bring so much to a kitchen. In addition to its primary function of protecting a wall from kitchen splatters, a backsplash can reinforce a great focal point; add an interesting texture, color or pattern to a minimalist design,...
Guest Picks: Desert Beauty for the Baby's Room
Vanessa Rough | July 13, 2014 13
The cactus mobile in this ideabook was just too cute for me to resist, so I went and collected a roomful of items that would work with it. I especially like the thought of a white nursery with lots of green and coral accents to liven it up. —...
Houzz Tour: Having Fun With a Half-Buried House
Matthew Ankeny | July 13, 2014 62
The email that architect Jeff Fountain received from his client was short: “This is going to be FUN,” it read. Curious, Fountain and his team at Copeland...
Budget Decorator: 10 Ways to Deck Out Your Patio
Laura Gaskill | July 13, 2014 69
Been gazing out at your backyard, wishing you could spruce up your hangout space? You don’t need to spend a lot to make a big difference in the way your outdoor rooms look and feel; you can whip up furnishings and decor, hunt for vintage bargains and...
Roots of Style: American Farmhouses Pay Tribute to Regional Traditions
Steven Randel | July 12, 2014 31
“Farmhouse” may imply a casual and informal home style, but farmhouse architecture developed through astute observation of details and an appreciation of pure form. As a homage to regional building techniques, farm structures and folk interpretations...
Go Au Naturel in the Bath With Beautiful Stone
Lisa Higgins | July 12, 2014 48
Using natural materials is all the rage in design. In bathrooms, for example, rocks and stones plucked from the great outdoors are finding their way underfoot and on the walls, and are being fashioned into dramatic tubs and sinks. Using river rocks, polished...
Guest Picks: Tactile Treasures for the Home
Laura Gaskill | July 12, 2014 6
The Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi centers on the belief that beauty is found in imperfection. It’s quite refreshing in this day and age, when everything seems to be about the glossy and new, don’t you think? This month I have rounded up...
Houzz Tour: Elbow Grease and Steel Create a Modern Texas Farmhouse
Mitchell Parker | July 12, 2014 102
When Shane Pavonetti tells people he spent $165,000 on his new modern farmhouse in an up-and-coming neighborhood of Austin, Texas, he quickly has to explain that the situation isn’t normal. That’s because he was the architect, general...
Take a Summer Vacation in the Backyard
Mike Dietrich | July 12, 2014 24
Let me first confess that my idea of camping is a long, luxurious stay at a five-star hotel with a spa and a Michelin-rated restaurant. But when my two sons were growing up they had an entirely different perspective. They actually liked sleeping...
4 Homes With Major Storage That Looks Great
Annie Thornton | July 12, 2014 14
A creative designer can hide storage in plain sight, but a bold designer brings it front and center. Many of us put a lot of thought into how we...
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