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Room of the Day: Colorful Living Room Hums With New Energy
Mitchell Parker | September 4, 2014 33
Carol Estrada gets bored easily. The interior designer finds herself completely redoing rooms in her Houston condo about every two years. Estrada has lived in the unit with her husband, Murray Kaiman, a home-building-performance consultant, for...
Bathroom Workbook: The Right Height for Your Sinks, Mirrors and More
Yanic Simard | September 3, 2014 59
A bathroom layout is mostly a pretty easy decision. If the plumbing is already in place and you’re using standard-size pieces, like a typical 60-inch bathtub, there aren’t a whole lot of options for rearranging that floor plan. However, when bringing...
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Gen Z Rooms!
Mary Jo Bowling | September 3, 2014 25
They can’t remember a time before smartphones, let alone rotary-dial phones. Collectively, Generation Z — those born in the late 1990s and early 2000s — are teens who are possibly more tech savvy and connected than any who have preceded them. They...
Room of the Day: Warming to a Contemporary Family Room
Jeannie Matteucci | September 3, 2014 35
Family rooms are where you go to relax, play or visit with friends. But when you have a contemporary home, it can be challenging to create that level of warmth and comfort. That was the situation facing designer SoYoung...
Houzz Tour: Pared-Down Glam in a San Francisco Condo
Mary Jo Bowling | September 3, 2014 38
Catherine Kwong’s personal and professional life were undergoing major changes: She had moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area from New York City, she was preparing to launch her own interior design business, she purchased her first home, and she...
Great Design Plant: Pale Indian Plantain Stands Tall and Proud
Heather Holm | September 3, 2014 11
Pale Indian plantain is the most asked about plant in my Minnesota landscape whenever I host an open house. Visitors are enthralled with its size, large flower heads, pale purple flower stalks, blue-gray leaves and overall presence in the landscape. There...
Houzz Tour: Sliding Doors Open Up a Small Space in New York City
Mitchell Parker | September 3, 2014 73
Justin Venk was still in grad school for interior design when Amanda Bresler bought an apartment in his building in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. When Bresler, who works for the company that makes Sweet Revenge liqueur, saw Venk’s apartment,...
Create Your Own Checklist for a Well-Stocked Kitchen
Laura Gaskill | September 3, 2014 92
If you are setting up a first home, looking for a housewarming gift, or just find yourself often missing a key cooking tool, this list of essentials and nice extras is here to help. From pots and pans to measuring cups, see which pieces best suit your...
Three More Magic Words to Help the Housekeeping Get Done
Alison Hodgson | September 2, 2014 79
My bedroom is on the second floor at the end of a long hallway, and because of this, I have made a habit of setting things on the bottom stair to put away the next time I go up. If you know that I am Not Naturally Organized, I’m sure you also know this...
8 Ways to Frame Your Fireplace With Shelves
Joanna Tovia | September 2, 2014 30
If you’ve been trying to choose the right shelves to go with your fireplace, you know that it isn’t as simple a decision as you might think. Shelving style, material and placement can have a major effect on the rest of the room, but it can be tempting...
10 Great Places for Rich Fall Colors Year-Round
Jennifer Ott | September 2, 2014 28
I’ve had the opportunity to live all over the United States, and while I love the climate of my current city, San Francisco, I hold some very fond memories of the crisp fall weather I experienced growing up in a small town in northern Illinois. It had...
Houzz Tour: Breezy Coastal Style in Sydney
Jenny Drew | September 2, 2014 46
Having recently moved to a new ground-floor apartment in Breakfast Point, a suburb of Sydney, Julie and John Hanna were eager to transform their home into a retreat that suited their style and needs. They contacted Adam Scougall and Benjamin Napier of...
Room of the Day: Making Way for a New Life in Austin
Mitchell Parker | September 2, 2014 46
While undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer, interior designer Sarah Stacey’s mother-in-law made a decision to edit down her life and get more enjoyment out of her home. “She had been living with boxes for years after downsizing...
Design Workshop: Shutters, All Grown Up
Eric Reinholdt | September 2, 2014 19
Passive design strategies are becoming widely accepted as a way to drastically reduce the amount of energy a home consumes. And while advancements...
Great Design Plant: Japanese Painted Fern Weaves a Garden Tapestry
Jay Sifford | September 2, 2014 15
So much of the woodland garden is green. While shade gardeners appreciate verdant mounds of moss, swaths of sweet box and colonies of camellias, some color...
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