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Kitchen of the Week: Warm and Industrial in New Hampshire
Generous helpings of wood keep white subway tile and cabinets from feeling cold in a kitchen redesigned long-distance
"feeling cold in a kitchen redesigned long-distance... it I am in love with this kitchen! It has everything I would love to have in my next... items in the kitchen rather than in the basement. Twist swivel stool from World Market... timeless and traditional in kitchens. The gray on the island is a subtle diversion that... a built in butchers block ends up looking kinda scrappy after a bit same as a wooden... antique one in a natural wood finish (to co ordinate with my white kitchen and antique..."
Room of the Day: Rustic Meets Eclectic in a Mountain Cottage
"have gone in more of a rough-hewn-mountain-home direction — full-trunk tree timbers,... walked in the house,” says interior designer Pam McKay of Dianne Davant and Associates... The built-ins are very Early American, and the window treatments, fireplace, ceiling... rug. Traditional upscale decor in the NC mountains has never been about a rustic... why the built-ins flanking the fireplace aren't the same height. It would require a..."
Frank Gehry Helps 'Make It Right' in New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina survivors get a colorful, environmentally friendly duplex, courtesy of a starchitect and a star
"needs in mind. In a press release Gehry says, "I wanted to make a house that I would... believe in what Brad is doing for the community and was honored to be included" in... belief in Pitt's Make It Right foundation, Louisiana now houses one of only 22 Gehry... residences in the United States. Construction of the Gehry duplex was completed late last... last week in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane..."
Houzz Tour: A Washington Farmstead Celebrates Its Site
Survey the beautiful results of a thoughtful collaboration between an architect, a landscape architect and the homeowners
"called in a colleague, landscape architect Scott Lankford. The farmhouse turned out... especially in Spring when endless fields of bright tulips are in full bloom. If you live... our Dad built in the 40's fit so beautifully into the site. Janet Sollie Winkle Hi... live in the U.S. and can't afford to travel to Holland, head to Mt. Vernon, WA instead... idea. In that climate, shielding a patio from strong winds makes a huge difference..."
Houzz Tour: Openness Meets Intimacy in Wisconsin
Courtyards, a terrace and thoughtfully placed windows connect a home to the outdoors in a dense Madison neighborhood
"outdoors in a dense Madison neighborhood... Maniaci fell in love with his dream home 25 years before actually purchasing it, let’s just... intimacy in a relatively dense neighborhood. At the time, though, he couldn’t financially... who was in a wheelchair, had reconfigured the plumbing and electrical elements — outlets... corridors in an ad hoc fashion. So instead of purchasing the house right then, Maniaci..."
Houzz Tour: Sensitive Minimalism in the Arizona Desert
Beautifully framed views and a design that sits lightly on the land make for a thoughtfully integrated modern home near Tucson
"landscape in both regards. This is particularly important in the desert Southwest, where... ally; in the former case it describes how a building physically touches the earth... earth, and in the latter case it is about reducing a building's negative impact on the... modest in size but incredible in presence and execution. This house in Arizona (which... together in practical ways. One thing that I'm wondering about is the pool. Here in..."
Make Your Own Barn-Style Door — in Any Size You Need
Low ceilings or odd-size doorways are no problem when you fashion a barn door from exterior siding and a closet track
"I live in New England, so they’re easy to find on old barns in seaside towns or farmhouses... farmhouses in the country. I love the look of industrial hardware combined with a simple... space in a room. (Pocket doors are high on my list, too.) When I renovated my basement... use this in place if a pocket door in my next house. I wanted to add a door in an area... $15. I built a framework and used hardware cloth (wire in tiny squares). It's crude..."
Houzz Call: Send in the Dogs
Have the greatest dog in the world? Share your best design photo featuring the dog you live or work with
"greatest dog in the world? Share your best design photo featuring the dog you live or work... company in the workshop or on the job. We want to meet them! Please post your best... your dog in the Comments section below. We'll be featuring some of the best photos in... in an upcoming story for the homepage. Update: See the follow-up feature and add... member in our family 4 years ago. Here's Dempsey sitting in his window seat in the..."
Drop In on a Hot Comeback With a Sunken Living Room
Take the plunge into a new kind of practicality with an interior design feature that has a rich history
"residence in 1927. In the late ’50s, architects Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard added... House in Indiana. Saarinen elevated the style with a snappy design in the JFK airport... buried in his basement.) The style seemed to peak in the ’70s and soon tapered off... headroom in spaces where raising the roof isn’t an option. But in a broader sense, the... least in the contemporary sense — to conversation pit designs by the likes of architect..."
Wood in the Bathroom? Absolutely!
Wet places and wood can be a match made in design heaven — see great examples and get tips for sealing and installing bathroom wood here
"match made in design heaven — see great examples and get tips for sealing and installing... cleanliness in wet areas like kitchens and baths. In fact, you can do amazing things... even in the bathroom. The way it feels, sounds and even reflects light is wonderful... handyman in San Francisco put in tongue and groove wainscoting in my bathroom and I... grew up in Japan, where wood bathrooms are traditional. Although I only built my current..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Loft Rises in a Onetime Bakery
Industrial style gets a rustic, personal edge in a historic Chicago building, thanks to lots of wood and meaningful collections
"personal edge in a historic Chicago building, thanks to lots of wood and meaningful collections... walkable one in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. They bought a loft-style condo in an... residences in the 1990s. Their three-level unit had enough space for their casual lifestyle... owners in the house either crammed in a little book, or in frames in a small back... kitchen built out in an old, massive oven reminds me of something horrible from History..."
How to Pick a Shower Niche That's Not Stuck in a Rut
Forget "standard." When you're designing a niche, the shelves and spacing have to work for your individual needs
"difference in function and style. Is glass or Caesarstone best? How many shelves are needed... niches in relation to a built in bench? Please check out my easy to install and clean... any wall in the shower. Also there is no real relationship between a built in bench... too but in this case the owner built the shower and niches by himself so we had to... next tile in the puzzle. You can see in the first picture that we cut the tile - made..."
Houzz Tour: Personality Drives a Modern Addition in Portland
Artistry goes hand in hand with increased light and space in this playful home filled with eclectic and cheeky details
"goes hand in hand with increased light and space in this playful home filled with eclectic... this home in Portland, Oregon, might not seem that different from its neighbors. But... thumb in a traditional neighbourhood when one can build in an area where like houses... someone built that monstrosity in my neighborhood, I'd move. The next day. Wow, some... great view in this neighborhood? And a staircase was not an option? And the storage loft..."
My Houzz: Enchanting Nature-Inspired Home in Ojai
Organic shapes, art nouveau and all things nature influence an architect while designing his family's home on a spacious plot in California
"Hidden in the trees and designed to reflect the family's love of nature, the home... feature and built around it. I'm one of those lucky people who lives in the tropics.... construction in the sculptural shapes .... is it cob? I could easly live in this house.... live here in a heartbeat. It's as if a hobbit and an elf (for you Lord of the Rings fans)... locals built a new bar and decided to keep the tree and build the bar around it...."
Room of the Day: Dressing a Dining Alcove in Bright Blue
Vibrant upholstered walls and seats plus thoughtful architectural details give a nook in Chicago a happy vibe
"a nook in Chicago a happy vibe... put a built in bench across the back under the window, but only if the table would... paper-traditional-wallpaper-houston What a beautiful room. I love the creative wall... of blue in a dining room especially with the textured wallpaper. So much attention... Serebe in your backyard, why don't you do an article on this community? These upholstered... breakfast nook in St. Etienne. Gray days call for something that is going to be bright and..."