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Roots of Style: The Segmental Vault Home
Steven Randel | February 23, 2015 45
Don’t dismiss segmental vault houses as just Quonset huts or airplane hangars. The Quonset hut, developed and used during World War I and II, is a long half-circle of corrugated tin with a lightweight metal structure. Airplane hangars are considerably...
My Houzz: A Soothing Fresh Start in Dallas
Sarah Greenman | February 23, 2015 24
Designing the look of a new house on a short schedule can be overwhelming, especially when you’re trying to create a cohesive home for a blended family of six. “We are a very busy family with two working parents and four active children. We both are...
Stamp, Stencil, Paste: Try a New Pattern on a Wall
Laura Gaskill | February 23, 2015 48
When a solid-color wall doesn’t cut it, consider using stamps, decals, wallpaper or a painted pattern to liven up your space. A patterned wall makes an instant focal point. Take a look at these ideas to see if one gives you an idea for your house. Then...
Put Out the Welcome Mat for Leafcutter Bees in Your Garden
Heather Holm | February 23, 2015 18
With approximately 4,000 bee species in North America, the opportunities for observing bees in the garden are endless. Leafcutter bees (Megachile) are charismatic bees and commonly appear in urban and suburban gardens....
Why Wood Works in the Bath
Jo Leevers | February 23, 2015 35
Laying a wooden floor or covering surfaces in wood used to be a decor no-no in the bathroom. But modern sealants and paints and superefficient ventilation systems mean you can now embrace your inner Scandi by welcoming the tones and textures of wood....
Houzz Tour: A Creative Renovation Says Hello
Jo Bevan | February 23, 2015 39
Everyday building materials have been turned into something head-spinning in the extension and renovation of a quaint Victorian-era home in Melbourne. While raised brickwork is nothing new, using it to send a friendly greeting to all who pass has put...
Room of the Day: Elegant Master-Bath Update
Becky Harris | February 23, 2015 42
“I’m not crazy. I’ve just been in a very bad mood 40 years!” So said Ouiser Boudreaux in the movie Steel Magnolias, and if this bathroom could talk, it may have felt the same way before its recent renovation. The 1915 Colonial-style home...
Shop Houzz: Celebrating Black History
Houzz | February 23, 2015 8
We love looking at historic photographs because they connect us to the past and let us imagine what it would be like to live in another era. Or they bring a famous person we admire into our homes. This collection, inspired by the February Black History...
Designing With Conifers: Personality and Form in the Garden
Jay Sifford | February 22, 2015 15
Many of us have fond childhood memories of running through forests or parks, dwarfed by the large trees that towered overhead. Even as adults, if we are asked to close our eyes and picture a tree, similar images might spring to mind. But not all trees...
Personal Spaces: It’s All About the Light
Laura Gaskill | February 22, 2015 30
You don’t need to be a photographer or an artist to know how important natural light is — we all crave light, sun-filled spaces. So whether you’re planning to build your dream home from scratch or are looking for creative ways...
10 Countertop Mashups for the Kitchen
Katie Pegler | February 22, 2015 128
Mixing materials for kitchen countertops has many benefits. For one, you can save money by using a less expensive material for your perimeter countertops while splurging on something more luxurious for an island top. Plus, mixing materials is a great...
A Laundry Room With Bunk Beds and a Shower for Muddy Dogs
Mitchell Parker | February 22, 2015 62
Tom and Jamie Pumpelly’s four dogs like to get dirty. A lot. The couple and their dogs — two blonde Labs, a bichon and a rat terrier–Chihuahua mix — live on acreage along the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers in...
Orchids 101: Classic Cattleyas
Marianne Lipanovich | February 22, 2015 7
Cattleyas epitomize orchids to most people. Even the color called “orchid” takes its name from the the pink to purple shade of the familiar cattleya orchid used in corsages. Nowadays, though, you’ll find cattleyas in almost any color and with a...
12 Breakfast Bars With Coffee Shop Appeal
Cheryl Freedman | February 22, 2015 41
It’s that little perch where you sip your morning coffee, eat your oatmeal and skim the headlines on your tablet. There’s no doubt the breakfast bar is a brilliant way to sneak extra living space into the kitchen. Even a very small one, given a little...
Houzz Tour: Life, Love and Purpose Down on the Farm
Mary Jo Bowling | February 22, 2015 242
The story of how landscape designer Connie Cunningham became a farmer and then opened a bed and breakfast has more twists and turns than a bumpy country road — but the telling reveals how love of home breeds perseverance and passion. It begins...
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