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What a Landscape Architect Wants You to Know About What They Do
Falon Mihalic | December 13, 2014 62
Landscape architects do many things. We design parks, plazas, green roofs, gardens, public art, fountains … and the list goes on. It is a broad and flexible field with professionals working across many sectors. Yet there are many myths about what we...
Shop Houzz: Gifts for Those Who Like to Drink and Be Merry
Houzz | December 13, 2014 1
Having a drink with loved ones is among the surest ways to brighten up a dark, wintry day. We’ve curated gifts from Shop Houzz for coffee devotees, tea lovers, cocktail crafters, beer connoisseurs and...
Living Room Features That Never Go Out of Style
Cheryl Freedman | December 13, 2014 39
They’re the simple pieces that stand the test of time. Never in or out of fashion, the items in this bunch are classically chic and tasteful, and eternally look good (so you won’t be forking over money to replace them in two years’...
Simple Pleasures: Decorating Is Fun
Laura Gaskill | December 13, 2014 22
Just like the title of famed decorator Dorothy Draper’s book, decorating is fun! Or at least, it can be, once you get beyond the...
Have a Blooming Winter: How to Force Amaryllis Bulbs Indoors
Sara Rivka Dahan | December 13, 2014 25
The art of tricking a bulb into flowering indoors is called forcing, though with the amaryllis bulb, “coaxing” may be a more fitting term. Generally with most bulbs, once you force them to flower inside, their energy is spent and it’s unlikely...
You Said It: ‘Happy Is Such a Good Thing’ and More Quotes of the Week
Becky Harris | December 12, 2014 13
This week on Houzz, we continued our holiday preparations and looked toward some of the changes we’d like to make in the new year. Whether you’re planning an extensive renovation or a move, looking for a new wall color or planning to swap a few things...
6 Holiday Gifts From the Garden
Benjamin Vogt | December 12, 2014 15
If I won the lottery, I’d give all of my friends new sports cars for the holidays, but I’m not sure that would mean as much as making something from my garden with my own hands. It’s amazing what the garden can give us in every season of the year...
Houzz Call: How Do You Put Your Garage to Work for Your Home?
Mitchell Parker | December 12, 2014 129
The garage is one of those vital supporting acts in a home. Its basic and original function is to protect your vehicle or vehicles from the weather. But the rise of attached garages in the mid-1950s meant that with a shorter, often protected,...
Understand Your Site Plan for a Better Landscape Design
Falon Mihalic | December 12, 2014 16
The site plan represents the overall design for a landscape and is the primary tool used by the landscape architect to lay out the space. Landscape architects are trained to create the design in plan view as one of the first phases in the design process....
Shop Houzz: Gifts for the Art Lover
Houzz | December 12, 2014 6
A gift of art is personal, meaningful and lasting — and choosing a piece doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think. Figure out what to give by studying the style of art and furnishings in the recipient’s home. Start with a tiny painting...
Kitchen of the Week: New Function, Flow — and Love — in Milwaukee
Jeannie Matteucci | December 12, 2014 91
Katy Nast and son Andrew didn’t like being in their kitchen. The closed-off room cut them off from guests in the dining room, and Katy felt distanced from her son when he was doing his homework in another room. Plus, the kitchen’s mustard-yellow countertops...
11 Ways to Have More Fun at Home
Janet Dunn | December 12, 2014 103
Building or renovating a house is serious business — as it should be. But once the important stuff is done, the bills are paid and the dust has settled, you can let the fun begin. It’s clear from Houzzers’ comments that you enjoy putting your personalities...
Houzz Tour: A Vintage Home Wrapped Up in a Box
Joanna Tovia | December 11, 2014 47
Chris Maher and Charlotte Kennedy run their architecture and interior design practice, Studio 53, from home and, with three children all heading into their teens, decided to extend and renovate their newly purchased but run-down worker’s...
Great Design Plant: Cyrtomium Falcatum ‘Rochfordianum’
Jay Sifford | December 11, 2014 13
By late fall much of the woodland garden has gone to sleep until spring. Many ferns show only brown, lifeless remnants of their former seasonal glory, making the few evergreen fern species even more valuable this time of year. Let’s consider Japanese...
A Fresh and Fun Hanukkah Dessert Table and Wrapping Station
Brooke Pratt | December 11, 2014 11
Beginning December 16, friends and family will come together for eight days to celebrate Hanukkah. How about giving your celebrations a fresh spin this year with a dressed-up dessert table and gift wrapping table? Each table features easy-to-arrange decor...
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