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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...
The Most Helpful Furniture Piece You May Ever Own
Mike Dietrich | June 14, 2014 92
How many times have you been sitting in your favorite chair with a cup of coffee in one hand and a book in the other, and you needed the simplest thing: a little side table that was just the right size so you could put down your cup and turn the page?...
My Houzz: Curve Appeal Among the Trees
Lauren Piasecki | June 14, 2014 43
Scott Wise and Bob Moore’s house is frequently referred to as “the round house,” with its semicircular fan shape and a plunge pool at the center of a radial design. The home was originally designed in 1954 for Saul and Edith Lipkind by Pittsburgh...
How to Make a Top-Down, Bottom-Up Window Shade
Julie Kim | June 14, 2014 18
Since I deal with privacy issues in my high-density neighborhood, I always coveted the costly window treatments that open from the top portion of...
What to Know About Working With a Custom Cabinetmaker
Laura Gaskill | June 14, 2014 40
Been dreaming of custom cabinets for the kitchen or bath, or perhaps a gorgeous built-in entertainment center, home office or fireplace surround? We caught up with four industry pros for expert tips on what to look for in a custom cabinetmaker, plus the...
Guest Picks: Viking Nursery Finds to Explore
Vanessa Rough | June 14, 2014 11
I recently came across a cute set of viking bookends, and they inspired me to create a viking-themed nursery. This collection is filled with little details that will spark the imagination and hopefully lead to a lifelong love of adventure. — Vanessa...
Decorating 101: How to Choose Your Colors
Fred Albert | June 14, 2014 87
Once you have figured out what style of interior you want and how much you want to spend,...
You Said It: ‘We Call It Character’
Becky Harris | June 13, 2014 6
This week the Houzz ideabooks ranged from covering the nitty-gritty details of spray-foam insulation to describing one man’s quest for the perfect mailbox. One writer helped us figure out if we’d love or hate having soapstone counters; another...
Houzz Tour: Flexing New Design Muscles on a Vermont Lake
Mitchell Parker | June 13, 2014 63
Kristen L’Esperance never imagined she would move back in with her parents at age 30. But after graduating from the Pratt Institute with an architecture degree in 2009 and facing a tanking economy, she had no choice but to leave New York City...
Great Design Plant: Ceanothus Pleases With Nectar and Fragrant Blooms
Kate Bryant | June 13, 2014 39
The evergreen wild lilac (Ceanothus sp) is one of a handful of distinctive and iconic plants native to the U.S. West Coast. Nearly impossible to grow outside of California, Oregon and Washington, it thrives where summers are hot and dry and...
Kitchen of the Week: Storage, Style and Efficiency in San Francisco
Jeannie Matteucci | June 13, 2014 95
With a 2-year-old child and another on the way, a San Francisco couple with a lower-level flat in a two-unit Edwardian building needed a more user-friendly kitchen that would be a better fit for their growing family. Their existing galley-style kitchen...
How to Replace or Revamp Your Garage Doors
Laura Gaskill | June 13, 2014 59
A garage that faces the street (especially a large two- or three-car garage) can take up a lot of visual real estate. If your garage doors are in poor shape, clash with the style of your home or are just uninspired, replacing...
My Houzz: Chic Meets Whimsy in Vancouver
Heather Merenda | June 13, 2014 61
Katie and Cedric Lo were living in Singapore when they learned they were expecting a baby. The couple wanted to raise their family in their native Canada and decided to relocate to Cedric’s hometown of Vancouver in 2012. They found a dilapidated property...
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