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How to Help Your Town’s Beneficial Birds and Bugs
Annie Thornton | April 7, 2014 25
Urban Hedgerow, an art and ecological collaborative in San Francisco, has been planting wild habitats in the city landscape since 2009. In addition to raising public awareness of and creating discussion about the importance of the beneficial bugs and...
9 Imaginative Ideas for Industrial Rebar in the Garden
Jay Sifford | April 7, 2014 73
There is a part of me that takes great delight in using ordinary things in unintended and unexpected ways. I enjoy the puzzled looks on the faces of store clerks when they ask about my current project. Consider rebar. Short for reinforcing bar, rebar...
How to Keep Your Outdoor Furniture Looking New
Christine Tusher | April 7, 2014 20
Few pieces take more punishment than outdoor furniture. Whether it’s getting soaked at a pool party or braving a blizzard, it’s bound to take some abuse. That’s why it’s good to give your outdoor furnishings some occasional TLC. While today’s...
My Houzz: Super Efficiency and Serenity Near the Florida Surf
Mina Brinkey | April 7, 2014 33
Architects Jody Beck and Ross-Alan Tisdale, the husband and wife behind Traction Architecture, wanted to design a beachfront getaway their entire family...
Houzz Tour: Lovingly Resurrecting a Historic Queen Anne
Mitchell Parker | April 7, 2014 325
Interior designer Carl Mattison and his husband and business partner Rob Smith have lived in the historic downtown Atlanta neighborhood of Grant Park for about 13 years. It’s walking distance to the famed Atlanta Zoo, the city’s oldest...
Guest Picks: Red All Over
Heidi Gustad | April 7, 2014 17
Red isn’t a color for everyone, I know. But it’s my favorite color — probably because of its boldness — so I want to make a case for red in home decor. A lot of people find it too intense to handle, particularly in potentially costly interior...
Room of the Day: Putting the Dining Room to Work
Mary Jo Bowling | April 7, 2014 46
Truth: This room is about real life for real people. The owners of this space (located in a San Gabriel, California, ranch house) are one of those families for whom entertaining happens more often on the patio by the grill than around a linen-covered...
History Gets a New Spin on a Victorian Facade
Mary Jo Bowling | April 6, 2014 31
You see it everywhere in San Francisco: Victorian homes that have been stripped of their ornamentation and covered with stucco or (worst-case scenario) asphalt shingles. They call to mind a poorly done facelift on an aging movie star: All the character...
What to Know Before Buying Bar Stools
Becky Dietrich | April 6, 2014 66
It’s hard to imagine any kitchen without some sort of bar stool. Bar stools have become positively ubiquitous — and for good reason. They allow family, friends and even strangers to join...
Houzz Tour: A LEED Platinum Home With Farmhouse Style
Mitchell Parker | April 6, 2014 38
When most people think of a sustainable, highly efficient modern house, the last thing that probably comes to mind is a charming cottage-inspired home in a historic upstate New York neighborhood. But that was exactly the point for this couple, who...
The Best Uses for a Bay Window
Elizabeth Miller | April 6, 2014 39
The bay window is a blessing and a curse. If you have one, you might not know what to do with it. If you don’t have one, you dream of all the things you could do with it. No matter which group you fall into, these ideas for either utilizing...
10 Great Outdoor Chill Zones
Laura Gaskill | April 6, 2014 61
In the warm months, there’s nothing better than coming home and immediately kicking off your shoes, grabbing an ice-cold drink and heading right outside. Sitting outdoors in the fresh air is a great way to loosen up, unwind and let go. Summer...
Guest Picks: Have a Shiny, Happy Spring With Green and Gold
The green and gold color combo is popping up in many spots around the home. And it’s not just the earthy shade of green, but emeralds, pastel mints and crisp greens paired with metallic gold or gold-toned brass. My personal favorite is the combo of...
Houzz Tour: Curves Ahoy! See a Unique Floating Home
Becky Harris | April 6, 2014 87
While I was watching Portlandia last week, the unique floating house where the sleazy character of Bacon (played by Fred Armisen) met with Marty, the celery guy (played by Steve Buscemi) made my eyes pop out of my head. When I happened upon it...
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