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To Manage Stormwater Sustainably, Understand Your Site
Falon Mihalic | March 19, 2015 24
The key to creating a truly resilient and sustainable stormwater management plan for your home landscape is to understand your site. Look at how water works in your landscape and how it fits into the big picture. Identify existing issues and opportunities...
21 Tips for Organizing Your Stuff
Laura Gaskill | March 19, 2015 144
While decluttering should always be the first priority when getting your home in order, there comes a time when you need solutions for what to do with the stuff that’s left. When your home is...
Shop Houzz: The Bronze Age
Houzz | March 19, 2015 3
The metal that defined an age is making its way into the modern home. Bronze in its different finishes — oiled, champagne and antique — is adorning homes from downtown lofts to rustic farmhouses. The versatility of this copper-based metal is in its...
Houzz Tour: Sophistication and Style in a Compact London Flat
Natalie Wain | March 19, 2015 56
Sometimes it’s clear from the start that a renovation will need to be drastic. So it was with this compact flat in the heart of London. “The building is Victorian, but a 1960s conversion had left the property with a warren of rooms that didn’t function...
Room of the Day: Playhouse Becomes a Favorite Spot for Grandchildren
Becky Harris | March 19, 2015 17
A shabby toolshed had become a blight on this otherwise beautiful Dallas backyard. The homeowner decided it was an opportunity to take advantage of the slab it sat upon and build something new for her young grandchildren to enjoy when they visited. Her...
My Houzz: Thoughtful Updates to an Outdated 1900s Home
Danielle Sykes | March 19, 2015 49
Dave Roberts and Lara Van Lannen’s home in Winthrop, Massachusetts, had plenty of charm in the form of original wood floors, doors and architectural details, but it was in major need of an update. “Ninety percent of the rooms were covered in bad,...
Houzz Tour: Artful Architecture in the Heart of Paris
“It was just pure accident that I heard about this 3,250-square-foot [302-square-meter] piece of land in Paris. It was like a dream come true,” says architect Emmanuel Thirard, who bought it despite its sloping ground and other constraints. His family’s...
Great Design Plant: Illicium Parviflorum ‘Florida Sunshine’
Jay Sifford | March 18, 2015 5
The woodland garden, more often than not, is a study in interwoven shapes and textures. Rich greens rule where the jewel-toned flora of the prairie don’t dare to tread. In the forest, yellow and chartreuse are elusive and coveted. One native shrub brings...
My Houzz: Neighbors, a Love Story
Tamara Armstrong | March 18, 2015 32
Rob and Barb Orford share a love of objects with character and a story to tell — including their home, which played a crucial part in their meeting. Musician Rob purchased this house in 1992, and the following year Barb bought the house next door. One...
Landscape Design Features Play With Natural Light
Courtney Olander | March 18, 2015 16
When I was studying photography in college, my professor said there were three things that were imperative in making a successful image: technical ability, access to the subject and light. That last point has always stuck with me, and I’ve realized...
Shop Houzz: Create a European Farmhouse Look for the Bedroom and Bath
Houzz | March 18, 2015 17
European farmhouses have a definite flair that differs from that of American farmhouses. You’re likely to find a white palette with layers of antique furniture done in a more minimalist, edited-down fashion. Capture the simplicity of the French countryside...
Stormwater Planters Manage Runoff in Small Gardens
Falon Mihalic | March 18, 2015 22
Even if you don’t have room in your yard for a swale, a rain...
Room of the Day: A DIY Dining Room Full of Cheer
Mitchell Parker | March 18, 2015 39
If you’ve ever been to Washington state, then you know things can get a bit dreary when the gray winter rains settle in. That’s why Emily and Scott Baker decided to make their dining room a beacon of cheer inside their otherwise monochromatic...
A Few Words on the Power of Simplicity
Eric Reinholdt | March 18, 2015 182
Our homes today are afforded luxuries our ancestors living in primitive huts could scarcely imagine. Works of architecture are limited more by economics than they are by physics; less by climate than by image. What we can imagine, we can build. But what...
Kitchen Pass-Throughs Make Outdoor Dining a Breeze
Joanna Tovia | March 17, 2015 31
The kitchen pass-through window historically was used to hide kitchen clutter from guests and to help maids and chefs deliver food efficiently to formal dining rooms, says architect Rebecca Naughtin. Recently the feature has made a comeback...
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