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My Houzz: A Modern-Day Homestead Brings a Family Together
Kimberley Bryan | September 11, 2014 60
Modern family life can feel like a never-ending whirlwind of conflicting schedules, work and outside activities that scatter family members hither and yon. For the Beck family of Poulsbo, Washington, bringing the family together means making the most...
Houzz Tour: Good Vibes for a Hollywood Couple in Laurel Canyon
Becky Harris | September 10, 2014 72
Pretty Little Liars actor Ian Harding lives in Los Angeles, but he’s not a beach guy. Fans of the mountains, wildlife and trees, he and his girlfriend, artist and blogger Sophia...
10 Reasons to Love Banquettes (Not Just in the Kitchen)
Laura Gaskill | September 10, 2014 72
Banquettes just may be the secret weapon of the decorating world. They are comfortable, space saving and useful in just about every room. Whether your space is large or small, an apartment or a house, classic or modern, there is sure to be a banquette...
The Kitchen Storage Space That Hides at Floor Level
Yanic Simard | September 10, 2014 96
The humble toe kick is an often-overlooked design detail, and maybe for good reason: It stands practically underfoot, serving in fact only to give our feet a place to rest while we’re working at the counters and cupboards above. However, whether in...
Insulation Basics: Designing for Temperature Extremes in Any Season
Mariana Pickering | September 10, 2014 25
When it comes to insulation, more is more. The more insulation you’ve got, the more efficient your house will be — not just in winter but all year. This year’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere was a bit tricky to characterize. Thanks to a return...
6 Unsung Bulbs for Fall Planting
LuAnn Brandsen | September 10, 2014 38
Next year's garden may seem far away, but you can get it off to a great start by planting spectacular bulbs this fall. Some add much-anticipated color to the bare winter landscape, others jazz up summer borders, and still others bloom into fall. Many...
Cooking With Character: 13 Personality-Packed Kitchens
Laura Venuto | September 10, 2014 50
With all of the utilitarian appliances and functional cabinetry to consider, it can be easy to overlook the kitchen as a place to be playful, colorful, quirky and bold. But the kitchen should showcase your personality and work with the rest of the house....
Guest Picks: Shed a Little Light on the Subject
Claudia Hill | September 10, 2014 10
I do a lot of work at my desk, so I’m always in the market for a task lamp that gives me enough light to do my work and is also great looking. And now that it’s back-to-school time for so many of us — whether as a student or a teacher — I thought...
How to Make Your House Feel at Home Where It Is
Rebecca Naughtin | September 9, 2014 50
We often see architectural designs that don’t seem to fit in with their surroundings. Following design clues from the environment is a good way to avoid that. Considering the scale, materials, proportion and siting of your house are just a few ways...
Purple on the Outside
Mary Jo Bowling | September 9, 2014 55
In Christina Harris’ experience as a color consult and forecaster, two colors elicit the strongest reactions: purple and orange. Harris, the owner of Colorific, says those feelings are magnified...
My Houzz: Walls and Shelves Are This Collector's Colorful Canvas
Margot Hartford | September 9, 2014 48
Every room in Deanne Delbridge’s one-bedroom apartment features a different primary color that reflects the room’s distinct personality. “The living room illustrates my anthropological side,” she says....
19 Kitchen Projects Every Homeowner Should Know About
Mitchell Parker | September 9, 2014 69
These days the kitchen is the most important room in the house. We’re constantly calling it our main hub, where we cook fresh meals, entertain guests, do homework, post messages and, yes, every now and then watch TV. But with the increased focus on...
15 Cozy Book Nooks and What They Want You to Read
Becky Harris | September 9, 2014 99
Don’t be sad that this year’s beach-reading days are over. As we head into fall, we can look forward to snuggling up next to the fire with a hot toddy, finding a cozy nook, wrapping up in a fuzzy throw and getting our read on. Some of the most...
So Your Style Is: Aviation Inspired
Mary Jo Bowling | September 9, 2014 15
For the past few weeks, air travel has been in the news — and not in a good way. Three flights have been diverted because passengers were arguing over reclining seats, sparking what CNN has termed the “right-to-recline debate.” No matter where you...
To Make Your Garden Memorable, Add a Hint of Mystery
Jay Sifford | September 9, 2014 28
“Mystique” is one of those words that conjures up enticing and seductive mental images, perhaps of a clandestine meeting in the shadows in a foreign country. It’s one of those provocative words that always leaves something to the imagination. Do...
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