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You Said It: ‘Or Is It Just Me?’ and Other Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | January 16, 2015 3
This was a week when I had to play a lot of eeny-meeny-miney-moe. Articles had so many good ideas in them that I had a hard time choosing a favorite tip, comment or idea. I suppose it was because this week’s content was heavy on the most popular hardworking...
Great Design Plant: Ribes Malvaceum
Debbie Ballentine | January 16, 2015 10
Pink chaparral currant (Ribes malvaceum) revives the sleeping garden with elegant pink tassels and handsome mallow-like leaves on its upright branches. The white to pink flowers bloom as early as October and continue as late as March. It is an...
Small-Space Living: 8 Stylish Multitasking Studios
Bryna Howes | January 16, 2015 27
It’s no secret that both the rental and home buying markets are hard to break into for some. Accordingly, many of us have to compromise somewhere along the line — whether that means sacrificing outdoor space, enduring a longer commute, knocking off...
Shop Houzz: Classic Valentine’s Gifts — With a Twist
Houzz | January 16, 2015
When the year’s most romantic holiday rolls around, Valentine’s Day shoppers often rely on traditional gifts of flowers and candy. For a sentiment that’ll last longer than freshly cut roses and chocolates, the Houzz Shop has options inspired by...
Kitchen of the Week: Renovation Honors New England Farmhouse’s History
Becky Harris | January 16, 2015 123
“Clients who live in historic houses tend to be really intense and passionate. They love everything that’s wrong and right with their homes,” says designer Heather Alton. “Working with them is challenging but also a lot of fun.” These homeowners...
How to Add a Radiant Heat System
Mariana Pickering | January 16, 2015 115
So you’re thinking about adding radiant heating or cooling to your house. Unless you have particular renovation constraints, you’re most likely going to be looking at a hydronic system — one based on water. Here are some tips to help you get started...
How to Capture Your Home in Its Best Light
Niobe Syme | January 15, 2015 12
So much living happens in a home that we can easily forget its beauty and character outside of daily routines. The house is nearly living too, as history and relationships are encoded in the personal world that those who live there have created....
8 Native Shrubs for Year-Round Bird Feeding
Benjamin Vogt | January 15, 2015 32
Tell me if you’ve ever had this problem in your garden: One day, perhaps in winter, you’re enjoying a cup of coffee, looking out at your landscape. You’re admiring the grasses and perennials, sedges and trees, when suddenly it hits you like a freight...
Modern Function and Simplicity in an Updated 1970s Kitchen
Mitchell Parker | January 15, 2015 82
Wendy and Doug Brown’s Indianapolis home felt like a time capsule. When they moved in with their two kids, ages 6 and 11, the home hadn’t seen a single update since it was built in 1974. Even the kitchen appliances were from four decades...
Aussie Style: Enduring Appeal of the Classic Queenslander Veranda
Johanna MacMinn | January 15, 2015 41
Walking into a Queenslander is like stepping into a bit of Australian history. These homes are found in Queensland — Australia’s northeast state, bordering the Pacific Ocean and the Coral Sea — and neighboring areas. Their high...
Shop Houzz: Industrial Style for the Kitchen and Dining Room
Houzz | January 15, 2015 4
Industrial pieces for the dining room and kitchen start with tables, chairs and benches inspired by salvaged machine parts with metal and reclaimed wood. Movable workstations, metal gadgets, wire baskets and vintage glass...
Get Your Broom Closet Just Right
Laura Gaskill | January 15, 2015 45
The broom closet (or cupboard) may be tiny, but it can cause major frustration when it’s not designed well. Whether you’re looking to incorporate a new broom closet into your remodel or want to better outfit your existing utility zone, these ideas...
Room of the Day: A Splash of Turquoise in a Vintage-Inspired Bath
Becky Harris | January 15, 2015 68
A couple fell in love with a historic Victorian-era home just north of Columbus, Ohio, in spite of the fact that it needed a lot of work. Because the home had just one tiny bathroom, they decided to convert a bedroom into a master bathroom. Now they have...
Room of the Day: Ocean Inspires a Light and Breezy Design
Mary Jo Bowling | January 14, 2015 33
When interior designer Andrew Howard first stepped into this living room, its dark woodwork called to mind a mountain lodge. Nothing is wrong with that, but given that the home is in Florida and mere blocks from the beach, it seemed to be speaking the...
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