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Design Workshop: The Art of Joining Materials
Eric Reinholdt | April 9, 2014 18
I remember the first time I set foot on a bustling construction site as an intern architect fresh out of school. It was the first time I connected the abstract vision I had been drawing on paper to the reality — and chaos — of construction. It all...
Great Garden Combo: Rose + Clematis for Small-Space Impact
Karen Chapman | April 9, 2014 37
I love lush, abundant gardens, but in small spaces they can be difficult to achieve, due to narrow borders that don’t allow for multiple layers of trees and shrubs. The answer when you can’t go out is to go up, using one climbing plant to support...
To Chop or Not to Chop?
Sarah Macklem | April 9, 2014 199
Even though pillow chopping is often referred to as a trend, it’s a topic that has stirred the design pot for quite a few years and is still alive and well here on Houzz. As a regular Houzz reader, I’ve noticed the debate over chopped pillows in...
How to Build a Raised Bed for Your Veggies and Plants
Annie Thornton | April 9, 2014 63
For much of the year, Tom Richardson harvests everything from tomatoes to kale to carrots from six juniper beds in his parking strip farm in Seattle. Though the...
Room of the Day: Contrasts Catch the Eye in a Beachy Family Room
Becky Harris | April 9, 2014 58
When this couple and their two young children moved from California to Oregon, they carried north a love of relaxed California midcentury modern style. “This was a true collaboration with our clients, Paula and Mike, who had a very specific design aesthetic,”...
10 Ways to Shake Up a Room With Circles and Stripes
It’s easy for decorating traditionalists to be intimidated by the unfamiliar. If an eclectic room strikes you as haphazard, and the term “mixology” makes your head spin more than a Long Island iced tea, don’t fret! Mixing circles and stripes is...
My Houzz: Breezy Beauty in 750 Square Feet
Nanette Wong | April 8, 2014 59
Jeanne Chan finds “great joy in sharing tasteful finds and inspiring others to live a good life,” she says. The writer behind Shop Sweet Things, Chan moved into a hilltop rental four years ago with...
What to Know About Budgeting for Your Home Remodel
The budget conversation — it’s sometimes awkward, often slightly uncomfortable and usually comes with a bit of anxiety. Because of the nature of construction, things often cost more than what homeowners think. There are endless debates on why that...
Houzz Tour: Modern Style With Wood, Stone and Color
John Hill | April 8, 2014 28
Think “modern house” and most likely one with glass walls comes to mind, such as Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House. Even though that iconic building, completed over 50 years ago, has had a...
Great Ways to Dress a Bay Window
Becky Dietrich | April 8, 2014 35
Bay, box and bow windows are desirable, worthwhile and sought-after architectural elements. But once you own one, how are you going to dress it? That dilemma can quickly turn a point of pride into a source of frustration.
Houzz Tour: Modernism the Family-Friendly Way
Melisa Bleasdale | April 8, 2014 44
Sascha and Denise Zarins care a lot about details. Both are accomplished mechanical engineers whose inventions have earned a multitude of patents. When it came time to create a custom home for their family, they knew exactly what they wanted:...
Guest Picks: Midcentury Glam for Every Room
Barbara Matson | April 8, 2014 16
My husband and I recently took a trip to Palm Springs, California, without our kids. It was such a delight to be somewhere warm. But my favorite part of our visit was being surrounded by midcentury design and architecture. Even the inn we stayed...
How to Babyproof Your Yard
Julie Kim | April 8, 2014 38
Parents often focus their babyproofing efforts on the interior of their homes, but experts advise not to overlook outdoor spaces. Backyards present quite a few hazards for babies and small children — and some hazards are less obvious than others. For...
Room of the Day: A Cocoon for Late-Night Crashing
Mary Jo Bowling | April 8, 2014 31
For the music industry owner of this Flatiron District loft in New York City, workdays last until the wee hours of the morning. So it’s easy to see why he wanted a bedroom that was serene. Jessica Geller and Virginia Toledo of id...
How to Help Your Town’s Beneficial Birds and Bugs
Annie Thornton | April 7, 2014 25
Urban Hedgerow, an art and ecological collaborative in San Francisco, has been planting wild habitats in the city landscape since 2009. In addition to raising public awareness of and creating discussion about the importance of the beneficial bugs and...
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