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9 Reasons to Buy a Painting
Laura Gaskill | November 10, 2014 121
There’s no doubt that buying prints and posters is fun (and affordable) — but there’s a lot to be said for saving up for a piece of one-of-a-kind art. If you’ve been sticking with framed prints, let these 10 reasons tempt you into your neighborhood...
Shop Houzz: Make Room for Company
Houzz | November 10, 2014 2
Hosting a big holiday dinner at your place this year? You might need to add some extra seating to accommodate your guests. We’ve got all the essentials in the Shop Houzz collection, including serveware, spare seating, expandable tables and accessories...
Dream Spaces: A Secret Garden of Your Own
Kate McKee | November 9, 2014 40
I’ve been hooked on the idea of a secret garden ever since reading the novel The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and seeing the 1993 film adaption starring Maggie Smith and John Lynch. Many of us, unfortunately, don’t own a...
My Houzz: New York Chic and Laid-Back Hawaiian Style on Maui
Ashley Camper | November 9, 2014 103
The first time Sarah Schmidt came to Hawaii on vacation was 15 years ago. At the time, she says, “I thought to myself, ‘I could live here,’ and I almost quit my job,” Schmidt says. It wasn’t just the welcome break from her high-stress job on...
Houzz Tour: Bold Modern Update to a Miami Mediterranean
Becky Harris | November 9, 2014 41
This family’s 1990s Mediterranean-style home outside Miami was looking tired. After seeing what the design team at DKOR Interiors had done for friends...
Shop Houzz: Design a Bedroom Your Kids Will Love
Houzz | November 9, 2014 6
What are your kids wild about? Maybe it’s a world full of beloved animals, high-sea and outer space adventures, popular sports, flowery escapes or something else exciting and fun. Transform a simple bedroom into an inviting and magical space by...
Grow a Beautiful Fall Garden in a Pot
Kim Gamel | November 9, 2014 32
I don’t know about you, but where I live (USDA zone 6) it’s been a long, hot, dry summer. With triple-digit temperatures for most of the summer, my containers look worse for the...
Get What You Need From the House You Have
So, you've come to the realization that your home is no longer the perfect fit for you or your family. Something is missing, you need more space, or your house just doesn’t feel just right anymore. It's...
Winter Gardening: Ideas for a Dream Potting Room
Becky Harris | November 8, 2014 27
Winter can be a tough time for gardeners in cold climates. As the ground freezes, we start to get antsy for the days when we can stick our hands in some soil. Potting rooms are great for staying occupied until spring. There’s no rule that says potting...
10 Things to Know About Prefab Homes
Laura Gaskill | November 8, 2014 38
Are prefabricated homes, which are constructed at least partially offsite, really more eco-friendly than stick-built homes? How do costs compare? If you’re wondering if a prefabricated home is right for you, or if you’re just curious, these 10 need-to-know...
Great Design Plant: Serenoa Repens
Falon Mihalic | November 8, 2014 20
Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a resilient, drought-tolerant palm native to the coastal plain of the southeastern United States, from South Carolina to eastern Texas. Associated with pine flatwoods and scrub forests...
Houzz Tour: A Sun-Soaked Solution for a Narrow Site
Joanna Tovia | November 8, 2014 35
After living for years in a small unit, architects Tim Hill and Dominique Ng dreamed of building a home of their own. With the existing derelict house demolished, so began a joyful and exhilarating journey to make the most of a small site and fill...
Shop Houzz: Perk Up Your Powder Room
Houzz | November 8, 2014 2
If you’re like most of us, your bathroom gets its yearly 15 minutes of fame during holiday entertaining season. Get it ready for its closeup with some new guest towels, vanity accessories, a shower curtain or scented soap. You’ll find plenty of ways...
Color Guide: How to Work With Chartreuse
Samantha Schoech | November 8, 2014 94
It's a vivid, electric color. Happy, even. It's the inside of a perfect avocado, a bed of Scotch moss or the belly of a lovebird. Chartreuse is halfway between green and yellow — a yellowish green, a greenish yellow. But the spectrum within this color...
You Said It: Imagine It Empty and More Tips of the Week
Becky Harris | November 7, 2014 17
Houzzers, have you ever felt your creative mojo completely drain from your brain? It happened to me this week, and it’s panic-inducing. So I stared at the screen for a few days, adding a sentence here or there, barely able to finish a story. Then I...
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