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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....
Nature’s Color Wisdom: Lessons on Pink From the Great Outdoors
Laura Gaskill | March 11, 2014 34
From the serenity of a pink morning sky over the ocean to market-fresh rhubarb and French breakfast radishes, there’s a pink for every mood and personality. It’s true that pink can sometimes get a bad rap — cotton candy and princess...
Houzz Tour: Unusual Mixes of Old and New in Texas
John Hill | March 11, 2014 97
Any architect will tell you that the key to a successful building is a good client. Of course, what exactly a “good client” is can vary greatly. For architect Hugh...
5 Places to Love Corrugated Metal in Your House
Karen Egly-Thompson | March 11, 2014 98
Typically used on roofs, garages and sheds, corrugated metal has traditionally been thought of as a humble outdoor-only material. But as people increasingly seek sustainable materials and more creative ways to express their personal style in their...
Houzz Products: Set Up Your Dream Coffee Station
Houzz | March 11, 2014 52
Among adult Americans, 63 percent drink coffee every day. The ritual begins long before we take that first sip: We carefully measure...
Guest Picks: Bursts of Green for Spring
At The Picket Fence | March 11, 2014 28
The long, cold winter has us dreaming of greener pastures. Good thing spring is almost here. To prepare, here are 20 ways to add a touch of viridescence to your home. Just be careful: The rest of your decor might turn green with envy. — Heather...
Room of the Day: Antiques Help a Dining Room Grow Up
Becky Harris | March 11, 2014 59
It’s hard to believe that this dining room once “looked like a satellite store for Toys ‘R’ Us,” says interior designer Jules Duffy. “I had to tell my clients that they...
Explore Your Garden Personality: The Romantic
Jay Sifford | March 10, 2014 69
We gardeners are a diverse, passion-driven crowd. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to us. Some of us are brazen in our approach, utilizing bold colors or rare plants to stake our claim in the world as collectors,...
12 Key Decorating Tips to Make Any Room Better
Judith Taylor | March 10, 2014 179
I hate to break it to you, but designers don’t follow a secret rule book. There are no hard and fast laws governing what we do. We are creative types by nature and love to imagine, dream and explore, following our intuition. That said, there are some...
Dream Spaces: Gracious, Spacious Front Porches
Lisa Higgins | March 10, 2014 55
Like rotary phones and black and white TVs, a good old-fashioned front porch makes me think of quieter, gentler times. Those were the days when, without the distractions of the digital world, homeowners would gather in rocking chairs or lounge on porch...
Get a Perfectly Built Home the First Time Around
Bud Dietrich, AIA | March 10, 2014 107
There’s a myth going around to the effect that you’ll never get your house built just right. There will always be something you forgot, something you’d do differently, something that’s just not quite right. I’ve heard folks tell me time and...
My Houzz: A ‘Whimsical Museum Gallery’ in Texas
Sarah Greenman | March 10, 2014 58
Librarian Megan Charters is always on the hunt for unique vintage home decor. Her tendency to hunt for treasures is so well known that even friends and family have begun scouring thrift shops, garage sales and auction houses on her behalf. Charters’...
Room of the Day: Seaside Dreaming in a Texas Study
Fred Albert | March 10, 2014 22
Catherine Dolen calls this room a study, but it’s really much more than that. “It can be a workspace, but it could just be a place for reading, for conversation, for a glass of wine after dinner or a nice place to relax,” says Dolen, the owner...
Guest Picks: Glam Central Home Office
Lemonade Makin' Mama | March 10, 2014 8
I currently share a home workspace with my husband. Though we share nicely and take turns, I never feel like I can completely personalize the desktop and make it reflect my more feminine style. Lately I’ve been considering creating two separate areas...
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