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Kitchen of the Week: Brick, Wood and Clean White Lines
Becky Harris | September 5, 2014 135
This 1949 Los Angeles ranch had its charms, but in the kitchen the lack of storage, funky old booths and cabinets past their prime were not functional for the young family who were living there. The homeowners had admired interior designer Thea Segal’s...
6 Overlooked Asters for Tough Spots
Benjamin Vogt | September 5, 2014 12
Asters are one of the most diverse groups of flowering plants out there, and how I love planting underutilized native asters. With shrinking pollinator numbers and habitat loss, it’s more important than ever to plant natives. And the late summer-fall...
10 Reasons to Make a Splash With Tomato Red
Laura Gaskill | September 5, 2014 58
Tomato red is a surprisingly versatile hue — it’s bold yet classic, fresh and modern yet comfortingly traditional. And with the markets (and perhaps your own backyard) overflowing with juicy...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Peas
Marianne Lipanovich | September 5, 2014 2
Fresh peas are a sign of spring, one of the sweetest, most tempting offerings of the garden. They’re also less well known as a fall and even a winter crop for mild areas, as they thrive in cool weather. There are two general types of peas....
Houzz Tour: A Drive in the Country Ends in a Remodel
Mary Jo Bowling | September 5, 2014 100
Gary Leopold had two interests: drives around the Berkshires, in western Massachusetts, and midcentury style. Those subjects intersected in a 1,600-square-foot Cape Cod cottage in Williamstown. The compact home was built in 1949 on a site blessed with...
Houzz Tour: Up and Out Around a Heritage Tree
Nora Burba Trulsson | September 4, 2014 55
Natalie and Christian Kopp bought a 1930s ranch-style home in Austin with plans for a renovation and addition that would turn the dwelling into a more comfortable place to raise a family. The obvious location for the addition was the back of the house....
Great Design Plant: Passiflora Incarnata
Ginny Stibolt | September 4, 2014 43
Passiflora incarnata (also known as maypop, wild passion vine and purple passion flower), is a wonderful vine to add to your landscape for its summertime beauty and its habitat values for butterflies and other pollinators. The flowers are beautiful...
5 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Barn Door
Melisa Bleasdale | September 4, 2014 178
Ah, the barn door. It seems nothing has captured homeowners’ imaginations as much as a rolling door system since French doors came onto the scene. Made of nearly any material you can think of, barn doors can add character and style...
Houzz Products: Save a Taste of Summer
Houzz | September 4, 2014 5
Besides the sunny days, barbecues and vacations to the shore, juicy fruits, aromatic herbs and garden veggies are some of the best parts of summer. Extend the season by freezing, canning, pickling or preserving your favorite produce. These kitchen essentials...
Simple Pleasures: Treasuring the Gift of Grandparents
Laura Gaskill | September 4, 2014 46
National Grandparents Day is September 7 in the U.S., but anytime is a good time to honor (and just plain keep in touch with) grandparents. Whether it’s your own grandparents you want to connect with, or you would love to see your kids become closer...
Room of the Day: Colorful Living Room Hums With New Energy
Mitchell Parker | September 4, 2014 34
Carol Estrada gets bored easily. The interior designer finds herself completely redoing rooms in her Houston condo about every two years. Estrada has lived in the unit with her husband, Murray Kaiman, a home-building-performance consultant, for...
Bathroom Workbook: The Right Height for Your Sinks, Mirrors and More
Yanic Simard | September 3, 2014 64
A bathroom layout is mostly a pretty easy decision. If the plumbing is already in place and you’re using standard-size pieces, like a typical 60-inch bathtub, there aren’t a whole lot of options for rearranging that floor plan. However, when bringing...
Room of the Day: Warming to a Contemporary Family Room
Jeannie Matteucci | September 3, 2014 35
Family rooms are where you go to relax, play or visit with friends. But when you have a contemporary home, it can be challenging to create that level of warmth and comfort. That was the situation facing designer SoYoung...
Houzz Tour: Pared-Down Glam in a San Francisco Condo
Mary Jo Bowling | September 3, 2014 40
Catherine Kwong’s personal and professional life were undergoing major changes: She had moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area from New York City, she was preparing to launch her own interior design business, she purchased her first home, and she...
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Gen Z Rooms!
Mary Jo Bowling | September 3, 2014 27
They can’t remember a time before smartphones, let alone rotary-dial phones. Collectively, Generation Z — those born in the late 1990s and early 2000s — are teens who are possibly more tech savvy and connected than any who have preceded them. They...
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