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Herringbone-Patterned Firebrick Takes Style to Hearth
Fireplaces cross over into craftsmanship territory when the brick inside is laid in this graphic pattern
"is laid in this graphic pattern... Available in several colors, firebrick can be installed in all the standard brick patterns... materials in and around the fireplace. It can also withstand temperatures up to 2,200... large part in the fireplace's final design style.... be sawn in half and either stacked in the conventional way or in a pattern. The bricks... marble tile in a herringbone pattern to make what I call a 'candleplace' - none of the..."
Make Things Magical With Paper Lanterns
Set some poetry in motion with affordable Asian-style paper lanterns that enchant as everyday or party decor
"poetry in motion with affordable Asian-style paper lanterns that enchant as everyday... originated in China and made their way to Japan, where skilled craftspeople produced lanterns... lanterns made in Gifu and designed a line of pared-down modern shapes, including the simple... lantern in 1951. His Akari Light Sculptures series, which included the pendants as... was back in China's court when the country began to produce look-alike productions of..."
Expert Talk: 11 Desk Designs That Really Work It
Boring or inadequate desks don't cut it for productivity in a home office. File these desk designs and expert insight under "To Do"
"productivity in a home office. File these desk designs and expert insight under "To Do"... pretty in pink. These ideas can help you get the best of both worlds.... totally work in a paperless environment. The iPad has totally eliminated my need to print... old desk in my home office and really want to down size. But I am afraid to loose the... it all in a stylish way. Any examples you could direct me to would be appreciated..."
Turn Up the Party Heat — the Sultry Decorating Secret
Give your home a warm and romantic vibe with candles at the entry, lined up along a wall, floating in martini glasses and more
"floating in martini glasses and more... feels sexy in the glow. Yep, even a house overrun by kids, pets and squeaky toys can be... ingredients in synthetic scents are very commone. Yes, this includes "pine scent" in a... candle in the middle of the table that served no purpose. Except maybe give a slight... alcohol in a spray bottle, to keep grease/dirt off finished wood surfaces, & have had... fireworks in the backyard that we buy before the 4th of July. The kids get party poppers..."
Stroll Through a Magnificent Japanese Garden, Newly Renovated
Get a glimpse of the Huntington's Japanese Garden today along with its storied past in a glossy new book
"storied past in a glossy new book... throw in a koi pond or two, and I’m all ears. So when I heard that the Huntington... Years in the Huntington’s Japanese Garden: Harmony With Nature, T. June Li, curator... places in Los Angeles - a gem so few visitors ever take the time to see. Magical... Library in years. My husband (Boyfriend at the time) took a very cheesy photo of me... So.Cal in December. Think it's time to go back to the Library for a visit. Must..."
My Houzz: Eclectic Elegance Distinguishes a Dallas Home
Global finds, family hand-me-downs and creative DIYs converge with ease in this Texas ranch house for a family
"with ease in this Texas ranch house for a family... decor in their Dallas ranch house. French antiques live side by side with Japanese... roots in a long line of spectacular homemakers, including her mother and grandmother... instilled in me the importance of having a creative and welcoming home, ready for en... green in your hall bath a Sherwin Williams color? I love this house! Traditional... found in your travels and inherited reminders of your family and roots. About 90..."
Grow Your Own Privacy: How to Screen With Plants and Trees
Use living walls to lower your home and garden's exposure while boosting natural beauty in your landscape
"I am in search of a good looking shrub that grows well in California, is drought... their in-ground pool with a liner had a protrusion in the side wall. This pool area... moved in, live in Willamette Valley, Oregon; want to have something that won't take... plant in the ground (pavers in existence) great article! Nature is a great tool to... plant in the ground instead of a container? The plant choices in a pot are really..."
Artful Organizers: Jars for Pretty Pantry Displays
Ditch the disheveled look of mismatched boxes and bags for colorful or clear pantry jars in an appealing arrangement
"pantry jars in an appealing arrangement... staples in jars, whether they're in a pantry or in the main kitchen on open shelving... often in large quantities when on sale (such as pasta) and store them in these large... water in a microwave-safe container, and cook on high for 1 minute in the microwave... used in packaging. I have been putting all pasta products in jars since. I do cut... write in the day we bought the item, I write in the day we open it. Except for his..."
Houzz Travel Guide: New York City for Design Lovers
Where to stay, shop, eat and explore in the Big Apple, from a design-minded architect who lives there
"explore in the Big Apple, from a design-minded architect who lives there... of NYC in the 20th century visit the louis Armstrong house in the corona area of... interested in visiting. There is really no place like New York, and having tips from... often in the more residential parts of the New York boroughs, giving visitors a change... Hotel is in fact the Standard Hotel. It is another interesting building nearby Garry..."
Houzz Tour: Colorful and Eclectic, With a Coveted View
Nobody wanted to buy this stucco box in Los Angeles, despite the water view. But after 7 years of renovating, the owners are glad they did
"stucco box in Los Angeles, despite the water view. But after 7 years of renovating, the... dropped in on one Sunday was for a “stucco box with zero charm, small windows and thick... "We went in, and nobody was there. Nobody wanted to buy it. There was just the agent... that was in front of the house (on the corner) in the "before" picture.....now the yard... landscaping in the before image. what an awesome home- love they way its been decorated..."
12 Ways to Use a Good Old Armoire
"Style in All Kinds of Places... or site built, in lieu of designing a standard coat closet. We believe that it creates... anything else in my home. My armoire is in my front hall. It's my favorite writing spot... "lived" in both my master bathroom and now in my dining room. Another one I purchased... office, in my living room. The doors close in a heartbeat when someone comes to visit... space in the room because the ceiling and wall edges extend over and behind the armoire..."
Fiber Cement Siding Takes a Front Seat
Not just a wood or vinyl substitute, fiber cement is a stellar siding choice in its own right for modern home exteriors
"choice in its own right for modern home exteriors... time. We built a small 1,000 square foot home in a remote area in northern California... compare in cost to regular siding? We redid the exterior of the house in the Spring... panels but in my online search I am having a hard time finding suppliers here in Dallas... careful in selecting Hardie Board. In New Zealand and Canada there has been a tremendous... least in the way the Hardie panels are. They are from Cembonit, and are solid integral..."
Houzz Tour: From Detached Garage to First Solo Studio
Postcollege, a daughter stays close to the nest in a comfy pad her designer mom created from the family's garage
"the nest in a comfy pad her designer mom created from the family's garage... living in this space - great bravo! I'm in the LA area as well, and am looking at... I live in such a small place?! A bigger question is are you allowed to live in the... to tell in the picture. re permits....I recently built a deck 20'x14' and began the... envious (in a good way!). I love the divider cabinet with the TV that can be swung either..."
Modern Architecture Carves Out Room for Interest
Go ahead, stand in the corner. With entryways and patios architecturally carved into the corner of a home, you'll enjoy the view
"stand in the corner. With entryways and patios architecturally carved into the corner... In a recent ideabook on modern houses in Canada, I noticed how carving into volumes... staple of traditional architectural styles as well. They are an affordable way to create... had seen in a long time - http://hometipster.com/elegant-modern-home/ By the way, if... the home in with its environment - simply lovely. Thanks again for a really good read..."
Micro Additions: When You Just Want a Little More Room
"need it in kitchen, family room, bath and more... or two in that one room. You've talked it over, but you're hesitant to add on as... allows. In some ways, it's like a bay window that spans wall to wall and floor to ceiling... more area in very tight site conditions. Traditional Exterior by Wellesley Architects... bumpout in our MBR/MBA.. jimmianne: did you use a contractor? how did you do the bumpout... bump out in our dinette area. I would love to have 3 feet added, but we keep hearing..."