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15 Key Pieces for Modern Farmhouse Style
Laura Gaskill | August 18, 2014 68
Fresh rustic, comfortable modern, heritage with a twist — modern farmhouse style is all of these things and more. This easy-to-love style takes the best of the past and updates it with a modern eye for simplicity, color and design … and it works no...
Objects of Desire: Indoor Swings for Flights of Fancy
Christine Tusher | August 18, 2014 25
Many kids have had the experience of being stuck in the house on a rainy day, wishing they could be outside playing on the swings. Why not indulge your inner child and add whimsy to your interiors by installing an indoor swing? Whether you opt for a classic...
Room of the Day: A Happy Home Office in Atlanta
Jeannie Matteucci | August 18, 2014 36
A historic colonial farmhouse isn’t the best setting for running a successful modern consulting business. That’s why this Atlanta couple decided to turn the top floor of their traditional home into a fresh, upbeat home office where the mother of three...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Lettuce
Marianne Lipanovich | August 18, 2014 22
Lettuce is more than the iceberg variety of diner dinner salads. In fact, even iceberg lettuce (also known as crisphead) is no longer that familiar. The lettuce family is huge and rapidly growing. Lettuce itself is still a standard for salads, but it...
10 Chores You Can Whip Through During Commercials
Becky Harris | August 17, 2014 108
A while back I was at my friend Allyson’s house for dinner, wine and the Downton Abbey finale. I was surprised...
Great Design Plant: Parry Manzanita Stands Out in Low-Water Gardens
Debbie Ballentine | August 17, 2014 14
The magnificent stature, sculptural branching and sensual, deep cinnamon bark of Parry manzanita (Arctostaphylos manzanita) make a bold architectural statement. The smooth, dark red bark and sinuous branching are...
Guest Picks: Get Your Glam on With Black and Gold
Michelle @ AM Dolce Vita | August 17, 2014 12
Some things are just meant to be together: peanut butter and jelly, movies and popcorn, cookies and milk — and black and gold. This powerful color pairing brings a classy sophistication and a bold, edgy touch to any decor. The combo is versatile and...
Houzz Tour: Fred MacMurray’s Enduring Farmhouse Retreat
Mary Jo Bowling | August 17, 2014 160
Although he considered his villainous roles his best (such as Walter Neff, the murder-minded insurance salesman in Double Indemnity), to his fans Fred MacMurray was synonymous with his more charming characters, such as the all-American television...
Materials Workshop: Channel Glass Finds Its Groove in Homes
Eric Reinholdt | August 17, 2014 20
Heavy commercial and industrial projects often provide fodder for my residential work, especially when it comes to materials. Channel glass is one material that carries over well. It’s an eminently robust material whose translucency lends a soft and...
14 Fab Black and White Home Projects
Laura Gaskill | August 17, 2014 32
You would be hard-pressed to find another color combo quite as effortlessly cool as black and white. Black and white decor, whether in the form of a graphic wallpaper pattern, black and white photography, or something else, can add elegance in an instant....
Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Retreat on a British Moor
Joanna Simmons | August 16, 2014 51
West Yard Farm in Dartmoor, a moorland area in Devon, England, is a home of two halves, with an original 18th-century granite farmhouse on one side and its barn on the other. A flat-roofed extension had been constructed back in the 1950s to link the two...
8 Elegant Ideas for a Stairway Wall
Christine Tusher | August 16, 2014 24
The wall below a flight of stairs can be one of the most awkward spaces in the house. Not only does the slope of the stairs make choosing furnishings for this area difficult, but often the wall is adjacent to a closet door as well. Here are eight...
Gardening Solutions for Heavy Clay Soils
Falon Mihalic | August 16, 2014 47
Gardening with clay soils can be backbreaking work. I know because I’ve gardened in heavy clay soils before. I will spare you my stories of sore muscles and instead discuss ways to work with clay soil that will leave you with more time to enjoy being...
Great Design Plant: Broadleaf Stonecrop (Sedum Spathulifolium)
Kate Bryant | August 16, 2014 7
Pacific Northwest native plants are generally thought of as lush, leafy and green, but in fact, there is a wide world of underutilized succulent plants — even cacti — that are native to our region. Sedum spathulifolium is one of the most widespread...
Houzz Tour: Playful Irreverence Meets Sophistication in Ibiza
Natalie Wain | August 16, 2014 41
Tim Weller wanted something a little more stylish than a typical whitewashed villa when he bought this vacation home on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. He imagined a contemporary home away from home that incorporated his love of vintage pieces...
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