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Kitchen of the Week: Walls Come Down in a Colorful Midcentury Space
Becky Harris | February 20, 2015 30
Built in the 1950s, this house was in need of a substantial redo. Like many homes from that era, it was compartmentalized and split into small rooms. “The owners wanted to open the house up, to make it light and bright and just more fun,” says interior...
Shop Houzz: Refreshed Wood for the Home
Houzz | February 20, 2015 7
Wood accents for the home have come a long way since the basic table or traditional dresser in the corner. Nowadays designers are bending it, molding it and letting its natural grain shine in a refreshed way that will warm up any room. Check out these...
Where to Embrace Custom Furnishings in Your Home
Yanic Simard | February 19, 2015 32
Creating a custom piece of furniture for a client is many designers’ dream, but it can sound more like a nightmare for homeowners. The cost, time, imagination and decisions required can make choosing a custom piece seem overwhelming compared to simply...
Great Design Plant: Asclepias Incarnata for a Butterfly Garden
Benjamin Vogt | February 19, 2015 23
Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is one of my favorite milkweeds. It’s a well-behaved, clumping stunner that brings in far more monarch eggs than other gardenworthy species I’ve tried. With wintering monarch numbers in Mexico for 2015 at...
Materials Workshop: Polycarbonate — a Low-Cost Alternative to Glass
Eric Reinholdt | February 19, 2015 95
When it comes to transparent or translucent surfaces for the home, the choice of materials is limited. Glass dominates, and it’s often the default choice. But its high cost, heavy weight and low impact resistance — and the amount of energy needed...
My Houzz: Vintage Furnishings With Stories to Match
Ellie Arciaga | February 19, 2015 35
We’ve all had some kind of luck — whether good or bad — shopping for furniture on Craigslist. Kristen Parker has been on a lucky streak with the online classifieds site since she began furnishing the 1920s Tudor-style apartment she shares with her...
Shop Houzz: Pillows for Every Style
Houzz | February 19, 2015 4
Adding pillows is an easy, fast and inexpensive way to bring color, pattern and your signature style to a space. Whether you and your home embrace traditional, eclectic, midcentury, beachy or contemporary style, the Houzz Shop has a pillow that will pop...
Room of the Day: Two Seating Areas and a Mix of Patterns
Mary Jo Bowling | February 19, 2015 36
Few people would complain about a larger living room, but when the space measures 34 by 15 feet, furnishing it can be a challenge. New York designer Claire Paquin took on such a task for a client who loves pattern, design and music. The homeowner came...
35 Makers Show Us What They Do With Their Favorite Tools
Annie Thornton | February 18, 2015 44
Tools don’t make the maker, but boy, they can be fun to use. Recently we asked you to show us the tools and materials that inspire you to create....
Houzz Tour: Country Comfort With a Touch of Chic
Catherine Macaulay | February 18, 2015 91
Being trusted by a client to carry out your vision for a home with little interference is about as good as it gets for interior designers. When Emma Sims Hilditch was approached by her clients — a couple with eight children — to redesign their manor...
9 Ways to Save on Your Kitchen Remodel
Kelli Kaufer | February 18, 2015 229
When you’re investing in a home remodeling project, you want to make sure that the results not only please you but add value to your home and save you money. Never is that more true than in a kitchen remodel, where costs can added up so quickly that...
The Abundant Garden Makes Room for Plants
Frank Organ | February 18, 2015 11
Creating space for outdoor living has grown as a landscape trend since the middle of the last century, especially regarding small gardens, taking priority over using the garden to grow plants. But for some, the main reason for having a garden, no matter...
Houzz Tour: A Wealth of Style in 800 Square Feet
Mary Jo Bowling | February 18, 2015 22
Several years ago on Christmas Eve, an accidental fire destroyed Claudia Juestel’s San Francisco apartment and nearly everything in it. The interior designer was left with the clothes on her back, a few pairs of shoes and two end tables. “I was just...
Shop Houzz: Give Your Home the Star Treatment
Houzz | February 18, 2015
Stars have always been a source of wonder, guidance and inspiration, and there are so many ways to bring that celestial enchantment into your home. Discover traditional five-point stars, majestic Moravian stars, magnificent midcentury starburst...
Room of the Day: A His-and-Hers Office They Both Want to Use
Becky Harris | February 18, 2015 26
While it was supposed to be an office for two homeowners, the space bummed out one of them out so much that her side became a dumping ground she never used for work. “My client was very into decor and home design but needed help getting started and...
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