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Glam Home Offices for Go-Getters
Laura Gaskill | July 17, 2014 33
If you work from home, having an inspiring home office to call your own is something you may wish for — but have you ever considered that it may help your career, too? Whether or not you have client meetings at home, a workspace that is not only functional...
My Houzz: Clothing Designers Bring Their Fashion Sense Home
Nanette Wong | July 17, 2014 19
Three years ago Josh and Lauren Podoll began their search for a bigger home while nurturing two kinds of babies: their newborn son, Dashiell, and a women’s clothing line. They found a recently renovated home that would house their office, studio and...
Guest Picks: Set Up a Comfy Guest Room
Cindy Germann | July 17, 2014 19
My guest room is a blank slate right now. It needs a fresh coat of paint and some personality to really feel welcoming. My vision for the room is a peaceful retreat where guests can unwind and relax in their own space. I want it to feel calm, so no matter...
Turn a Beat-Up Bar Cart Into a Thing of Beauty
Sarah Dorsey | July 17, 2014 35
The other week at a furniture auction, I found a sad, beat-up laminate bar cart for just $2. (Yes, $2!) I was able to look beyond its scratches, dings and other signs of wear because I knew all it needed was a little TLC, wood filler, sanding and paint....
How to Choose the Right Sofa Cushion
Mike Dietrich | July 16, 2014 60
You’ve had that sofa or chair for 20 years, and an objective, honest look at it said it had to go! The seat is sagging, the cushions are lumpy, the upholstery is shredding, and the cat prefers it to the litter box. So you went shopping, naively...
Simple Pleasures: Savor a Starry Evening
Laura Gaskill | July 16, 2014 27
When you are on vacation, it seems natural to end up outdoors in the evening and even into the night, simply enjoying being outdoors. On camping trips it’s all about stargazing and marshmallow roasting; at a beach house, you might sneak down to see...
Get the Look of Wood Cabinets for Less
Fred Albert | July 16, 2014 74
While plastic laminate cabinets might seem like a relic of another era, they actually are a practical, affordable, and — dare we say it? — stylish alternative to conventional wood cabinetry. “The general public doesn’t have an understanding about...
My Houzz: Light and Serenity Fill an 1890 Home
Esther Hershcovich | July 16, 2014 33
“The main problem with our home was the lack of light,” says Ephraim Cohen. He and his wife, Yehudit, bought the house two years ago after moving from the U.S. with plans to retire in Israel. It was close to their daughter and grandchildren, and the...
Great Design Plant: Northern Bush Honeysuckle, a Bronze Beauty
Karen Chapman | July 16, 2014 24
What first attracted me to this gently mounding shrub at the nursery was the distinctive bronze foliage that glowed in the sun. The fragrant tubular yellow blooms came as an unexpected bonus, as did the discovery that deer do minimal damage to it —...
Room of the Day: Playing Up Color in a California Lounge
Jeannie Matteucci | July 16, 2014 30
Who wants to hang out at the mall? Not these teens. They relax with their friends in a colorful former family room off the entrance of their parents’ updated Danville, California, ranch home. Designer Kristin Rowell and her team from ScavulloDesign...
10 Ways to Hide That Air Conditioner
Mariana Pickering | July 16, 2014 114
Ductless mini-split air conditioners are popping up all over the place as an energy-efficient alternative to central air conditioning systems. Why? Because you can individually control zones of your house, so you don’t waste energy cooling a room you’re...
Guest Picks: Pineapple Home Decor to Scoop Up
It’s pineapple season (in home decor, that is)! I’ve been spotting pineapples in decorating across all styles and all types of home accessories. The pineapple as a design motif is quirky and whimsical, and that’s what I love — there’s a certain...
How to Get Your Furniture Arrangement Right
Fred Albert | July 15, 2014 150
Like a blank page or canvas, an empty room can be either an opportunity or a challenge. With so many ways to fill it, how do you know where to start? I've taken some of the basic rules of furniture arrangement and distilled them...
The Simple Secret to Gardening Success
Falon Mihalic | July 15, 2014 12
Avid gardeners and those in the landscape industry talk about soil a lot. Clay, sand, topsoil, mulch, amendments, compost — we throw around these terms regularly because the ground is so essential to what we do. For anyone who claims to have...
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