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My Houzz: A Musical Couple's Home Strikes a Personal Chord
"glass and many musical instruments animate this 1905 bucolic Washington farmhouse... Both she and Hoskin needed an open space to play their music and a yard where they could... ating music can be both artistic and exacting — not unlike decorating a home. When... finds, and changed bulb-heavy gardens to a mix of plants and trees that provide year-round... Breskin and Zeke Hoskin acquired their first home together, each had very specific..."
"our way: electronics! Ever-changing and so ... electronic-y looking, technological gadgets... other electronics: stereos, speakers, computers and alarm clocks. Luckily, Houzz... readers and designers are chock full of creative solutions for masking the electronics... equipment, and the other for guests' clothing. The frosted glass and Wenge wood screens... had my apartment in NYC (where designing for small spaces is always a challenge!)..."
My Houzz: Vintage Charm in Vancouver
"indie art and music accents to their 750-square-foot apartment... home to apartment dwellers Sandra Zovko and Simon Woodcock. As the first “skyscraper”... Line and SkyTrain rapid transit systems, every amenity Sandra and Simon could possibly... vibrant and desirable neighborhoods to live in. The pedestrian-friendly area includes... eateries, and a high concentration of heritage buildings, including the 100-year-old..."
My Houzz: LEDs and a Living Wall Color a Minimalist Slovakian Home
Thanks to a modern overhaul, this small Central European apartment is now a testament to efficiency and thoughtful design
"European apartment is now a testament to efficiency and thoughtful design... Slovakia, and began a yearlong makeover of an "an old, devastated apartment calling for... low-energy and passive houses in Vienna, architect Rudolf Lesňák moved back to his hometown... comfort and efficient storage. To do so, he custom made every piece of furniture. And... And the glossy new white space became an ideal backdrop for his most prized showpiece:..."
Houzz Tour: An Indian High-Rise Trips the Light Fantastic
Surreal colored lighting and an ubercontemporary design make an apartment near Mumbai dance with drama
"lighting and an ubercontemporary design make an apartment near Mumbai dance with drama... Chotu and Jyoti Ladha and their kids, Unnati and Umang Location: Malad, India Size:... LED-packed apartment for two local textile merchants and their two teenagers. By creating... lighting and shadow in creative ways. During the day, sunshine casts cool shadow patterns... texture and shadow,” Shah says. “You’re living in a blank canvas that you can make..."
Divide and Conquer: How to Furnish a Long, Narrow Room
Learn decorating and layout tricks to create intimacy, distinguish areas and work with scale in an alley of a room
"decorating and layout tricks to create intimacy, distinguish areas and work with scale... too far apart? How do you prevent normal-size furniture from looking dwarfed? And how... lines and pins, then you know how challenging it can be to decorate a long, narrow... one side and a media area on the other...and success! It is functional, roomy and enjoyable... his desk and computer, one for my painting and gallery and one for us to watch t.v...."
The Future of Home Automation: Cheap, Wearable and Mobile!
Look for smart watches and glasses that can control your smart-phone apps, which in turn automate your home equipment
"watches and glasses that can control your smart-phone apps, which in turn automate... expensive and complex, and tends to be composed of proprietary solutions that have to... doors and change the room temperature — all using basic equipment you already own... infancy) and resistant to change and (3) often implies a replacement cycle time-and-cost... service. And on and on. I live in the country and I have Amish neighbors. They work..."
What's That Sound? 9 Home Noises and How to Fix Them
Bumps and thumps might be driving you crazy, but they also might mean big trouble. We give you the lowdown and which pro to call for help
"Bumps and thumps might be driving you crazy, but they also might mean big trouble... lowdown and which pro to call for help... hearing and who can help. If you're hearing any of these sounds, it might be time to... Dear Aunt and Uncle. Those stands crack and snap day and night. They wake me up. They... stove and water heater and switch all the lights off and then look at your meter... can try and get a piece of fine sand paper in there edgewise and work it up and down..."
Turn Off the Video Games and Turn On Your Kid's Creativity
Going nuts planning summer activities? Kids overdosing on screen time? It may be time to foster more self-directed play
"summer fun, and family activities in general, that could be described as relaxed or, if... cruise and cast themselves as the activities' directors. This is a mistake. Raising... movies and Wii and basketball and fantasy fiction (dragons and such) and it won't... rocks and stones, and sand, and grass, and cardboard boxes on the lawn. I am totally... kindergartens and taken out the blocks and playhouses and puzzles and replaced them with..."
Blast Decluttering Roadblocks Once and for All
Change your thinking to get the streamlined, organized home of your dreams, with these guides to overcoming mental decluttering snags
"decluttering and organizing to fill an entire wing of a bookstore, and a quick online search... a book and following the author's advice, wouldn't we all have perfectly organized... experience, and from the experiences of the many Houzz readers who have chimed in with... home, and the things in it, is charged with emotion — it's not so easy to let go... topic, and some of the best tips from our conversations are pulled together in this..."
How to Get Along With the Neighbors — and Live Happier at Home
"lives and how we feel about our home and neighborhood. Whether you live in the city... relaxing, and catch up with others who walk by with their dogs or are just out for an... the hens and toss them back over the fence. Getting along (or not getting along) with... drink and sit on the porch for a spell.... later date and ask your neighbor to write down any and all concerns and perhaps invite... came over and hugged me, grimy sweat and all. He and his partner fixed up their own neglected..."
The Moving-Day Survival Kit: Lifesaving Items and Niceties
Gather these must-haves in advance for a smooth move and more comfortable first days in your new home
"smooth move and more comfortable first days in your new home... Atlanta, and I had tarried too long with friends in Virginia along the way, not realizing... Roanoke and Charlotte would create Phish-concert-caliber traffic. I spent moving-day... next day and with bleary eyes beat the movers to my house by about 15 minutes, still... first, and she set the bar very high. When I got to the house, there was a very practical..."
Home Automation Goes Mainstream and Mobile
Why Apple, Microsoft and Google will lead the way to a cheaper and simpler future for the remote-controlled home
"Microsoft and Google will lead the way to a cheaper and simpler future for the remot... pricey and complex systems for automating and remote controlling home cooling and... lighting and more. These are often installed and programmed by either special contractors... cheaper and simpler, everybody's going to do it. And taking over these kinds of emerging... Control and HomeLogic — aren't exactly well-known brands outside the home automation..."
12 Tried and True Paint Colors for Your Walls
Discover one pro designer's time-tested favorite paint colors for kitchens, baths, bedrooms and more
"tried and true paint colors along with their exact name and brand, that I think translate... calming and soothing. Great examples and thanks for the specific paint color and brand... cheery and warm and versatile! So many just thinkg it's for a modern pallet, but it's... cherry and the doors and woodwork are cherry. Wanted something that conveys a lighter... writing desk and white cotton curtains and an antique black gentleman's chest (for my storage)..."
8 Ways to Decorate With Love and Meaning
Surround yourself with happy memories, inspiring messages and delightful drawings for a home that brings joy every day
"messages and delightful drawings for a home that brings joy every day... personal and inspired by decorating your walls with reminders of the places and people... boxes and old-school map displays, finding or creating unique and meaningful wall... to do, and easy on the wallet. Here are eight creative ways to put your personal stamp... paintings and my own kids' drawings and paintings, all the more beautiful and endearing..."