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8 Ways to Beautifully Integrate an Outdoor Hot Tub
Christine Tusher | March 13, 2014 30
Soaking in a bubbling outdoor hot tub is one of life’s great pleasures. When the tub is not in use, though, staring at those ugly vinyl covers can feel like a bucket of cold water is being dumped on your head. Hot tubs present bigger aesthetic challenges,...
What to Know Before Refinishing Your Floors
Fred Albert | March 13, 2014 128
After about 20 years, most hardwood floors start showing their age; scratches, dullness and discoloring are the most common signs that the wood is due for refinishing. Fortunately, the typical ¾-inch-thick hardwood floor can be sanded about six to eight...
Room of the Day: Brass Warms a Brownstone Bathroom
Becky Harris | March 13, 2014 63
Sure, unlacquered brass has been making somewhat of a comeback in the U.S. recently, but for Shanti Crawford, the trend never went away in the first place. The co-owner of Indigo and...
Guest Picks: Nodding to Nautical
Rosa Pearson | March 13, 2014 15
Navy blue and white are an ever-popular color combo for spring decor, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite nautical-inspired items as the weather starts to warm up. Nautical themes can be overdone, so I wouldn’t put all of these in one room....
Soothe Your Spirit With a Buddha in the Garden
Lisa Higgins | March 13, 2014 44
Gardens are easy on the eyes — and the mind. Just gazing upon a well-designed bed can be soothing and restorative. So it’s not surprising that statues of Buddha, who epitomizes tranquility and serenity, have a place in today’s landscapes. You’ll...
Guest Picks: Smart Storage for Collections and Craft Supplies
Heidi Gustad | March 12, 2014 22
I’ve got a lot of craft supplies. My husband collects books and records. Needless to say, we have a lot of stuff, and we’ve tried to come up with creative solutions for organizing it all. If you’re a collector, being smart about your storage can...
The Transformative Power of Ceiling Trim
Bud Dietrich, AIA | March 12, 2014 43
We often overlook the ceiling as a place to trim, most likely because we tend to think of the ceiling as something out of sight as we focus on the surfaces directly ahead of us: the walls. But adding some trim to a ceiling can provide a whole new dimension...
Garden Inspiration From a Visionary Victorian
Frank Organ | March 12, 2014 24
“Large or small, [the garden] should be orderly and rich. It should be well fenced from the outside world. It should by no means imitate either the willfulness or the wildness of nature, but should look like a thing never to be seen except near the...
Paint Color Ideas: 8 Uplifting Ways With Yellow and Green
Jennifer Ott | March 12, 2014 88
After experiencing a peculiar weather phenomenon the other night that can best be described as “thunder-sleet,” I’m more than ready for spring to arrive. In fact, I’m already thinking of how I can pull my home from the darkness of winter and give...
My Houzz: Cozy Country Meets Bohemian Artistic in Australia
Luci Dibley | March 12, 2014 134
Thanks to a mutually beneficial relationship with some friends, Australians Harriet Goodall, Mat Campbell and their two children get to live in a rustic country cottage. In exchange, Campbell manages the surrounding...
Room of the Day: Reclaiming a Family Area From Kid Chaos
Becky Harris | March 12, 2014 45
“This room has really changed this family’s lifestyle,” says interior designer Jules Duffy. Redesigning the family room along with the adjacent turquoise dining room let the parents reclaim their...
Get the Organizing Help You Need (Finally!)
Laura Gaskill | March 12, 2014 81
Clutter and disarray driving you bonkers? Perhaps it’s finally time to call in some organizing help. Whether you need assistance with a large room or a small closet, or you need an entire household reboot, this guide can get you started. ...
Houzz Tour: Better Flow for a Los Angeles Bungalow
Mitchell Parker | March 12, 2014 147
The front door was in the wrong place. That’s what stood out to architect Jeff Troyer when he arrived at his client’s 1920s home in Los Angeles to talk about a kitchen remodel. That discussion would have to wait. Walking up, he saw a set of...
10 Relaxing (Restrained) Themes for Outdoor Rooms
Christine Tusher | March 11, 2014 45
Outdoor rooms are built for relaxing, which makes them great spots to have more of a theme than you might have indoors. Yet the thought of a themed outdoor room can bring to mind cheap tiki torches and pink plastic flamingos (not used ironically). Well,...
My Houzz: Wanderlust-Fueled Decor in Salt Lake City
Lucy Call | March 11, 2014 43
Erik and Lisa Craighead love to travel. “We have intense wanderlust and love renting houses, apartments and cars, so we can tour around and have adventures,” says Lisa, a creative director and freelance writer....
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