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Bathroom Countertops 101: The Top Surface Materials
Lisa Kahn | December 19, 2014 72
Choosing the perfect material for one’s bathroom countertops can be a bit of a brain teaser, thanks to the abundant — and quite attractive — options available at nearly every price level. But because bathroom surfaces typically don’t face...
Great Design Plant: Spigelia Marilandica
Curtis Adams | December 19, 2014 1
Many hummingbird plants grow best in full sun or partly sunny sites. Some early spring bloomers will grow under trees, but there aren’t many choices for later in the season, after the shade canopy fills out. Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica)...
Shop Houzz: Give Your Home a Global Look With Ikat
Houzz | December 19, 2014
Ever since the ikat pattern zigzagged onto the design scene in big way, it’s only gotten more popular. While “ikat” refers to a special way of weaving in Asia and Central and South America, the distinctive pattern is now printed on wall coverings,...
My Houzz: Hard Work Pays Off in a DIY Cottage Renovation
Laura Garner | December 19, 2014 69
After months of searching through the MLS real estate listings website as a hobby, Sarah Brown came across a 1950s cottage that was exactly what she and Chad Zentner were looking for — a renovation project that would allow them to exercise...
Kitchen of the Week: A Small Galley With Maximum Style and Efficiency
Becky Harris | December 19, 2014 104
When architect Stephanie Horowitz and her husband, Alex, moved into a new condo in Boston, they were expecting their first child. They wanted to make some changes in a hurry to ensure that the home was healthy and functional for their growing family....
See How to Make a Scandi-Style Beaded Star
Sophie Sarfati | December 19, 2014 6
A white beaded star ornament looks elegant hung on a wall or tree, or attached to a gift in place of a bow. And it’s fun to make with materials from the craft or hobby shop. Here’s how.
Houzz Tour: Much to Like About This Traditional Beauty
Becky Harris | December 18, 2014 38
Interior designer Jules Duffy had a running start when it came to decorating this northern New Jersey home. “This is such a beautiful home,” she says. “The proportions of the rooms are absolutely perfect.” Not only that, but the previous owners...
Experience the Holidays at Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio
Cynthia Lynn | December 18, 2014 75
Every holiday season the Oak Park, Illinois, home of Frank Lloyd Wright is decorated as it would have been in the early 20th century. Led by "junior...
6 Rockin’ Red Plants for Winter Gardens
Charlotte Albers | December 18, 2014 36
With a little planning, it’s possible to have bold, beautiful red in the garden year-round. What a difference color makes during the colder months, when there’s little to catch the eye. If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to bring more pizzazz...
Shop Houzz: Gifts for Book Lovers
Houzz | December 18, 2014 1
Wondering what to get the readers on your list? Start here with our hand-picked collection of eye-catching bookends, hefty coffee table books and reading nook essentials from the Houzz Shop. You’ll find something to please every bookworm on your list....
My Houzz: Midcentury Meets Vintage in the Mission
Nanette Wong | December 18, 2014 7
Moving from separate homes to a shared apartment and blending furniture and accessories may be difficult for some couples, but for Jesse Hayes, a graphic designer, and Kate...
New Sophistication for a Connecticut Bachelor Pad
Jeannie Matteucci | December 18, 2014 30
For his first home, Tom Thulin wanted what most people want: a place where he could relax and unwind. The busy 38-year-old bachelor and owner of a large distributor of baseball equipment chose a three-bedroom, three-level contemporary home built in the...
Gift Wrap Ideas That Add a Personal Touch
Amanda O'Sullivan | December 18, 2014 58
Have you ever received a gift so beautifully wrapped that you didn’t open it right away, but let it sit unopened so you could admire it a little longer? There is something heart warming about receiving a gift that has been wrapped creatively with extra...
Great Design Plant: Simmondsia Chinensis
Noelle Johnson | December 17, 2014 5
This Southwestern native shrub is a great choice for those who want a low-maintenance desert plant that looks good growing next to cacti or flowering perennials and can even function as an informal hedge. Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) is known...
Creative Ideas for Space-Saving Bedside Lighting
Yanic Simard | December 17, 2014 40
When it comes to the bedroom, a lot of thought usually goes into choosing the perfect nightstand. So it always surprises me when homeowners then proceed to...
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