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My Houzz: Color and Fun Behind a Victorian Facade
Eclectic high-end and thrifty furnishings give a Toronto family’s traditional 1880s townhouse new flair
"family’s traditional 1880s townhouse new flair... an 1880s Victorian townhouse in the Dundas West neighborhood. Its spot on a quiet... late 1800's and early 1900's before private automobiles were widely used. People had... With seating for only 3 in the kitchen, and on such large barstools, family eating... the 1800s when bedrooms were tiny. Although it is stated that the house is 2000 sf... tiny 1880's row house in toronto in summerhill andi also knew right away from the exterior..."
Kitchen of the Week: Captain Courageous Style in Massachusetts
Bold, unexpected choices turn a onetime seafarer’s cooking space and butler’s pantry from lackluster to full of panache
"seafarer’s cooking space and butler’s pantry from lackluster to full of panache... Swanson’s historic Manchester, Massachusetts, home was built in 1850 by a prosperous... the 1950s (or thereabouts). Swanson, owner of New England Design Works and an award-winning... the home’s original owner. Kitchen at a Glance Location: Manchester, Massachusetts... children’s governess, and although her clothes are on, it has an exotic look to it...."
Room of the Day: A Playful Palm Springs Style in L.A.
The great room in Kelly Oxford’s 1960s Los Angeles home combines a monochromatic palette with bursts of color — and quirky touches
"Oxford’s 1960s Los Angeles home combines a monochromatic palette with bursts of color... the 1980s, Oxford says, the home was in its original 1960s condition. Even the lace... high-styled 80s, not minimalist 80s. And by today's standards, it does look a little wildly... the 80s. So since when are whole kitchens named after their appliances, and why... interesting 80s modern black and white kitchen in one of the pics. It looks to be high-styled..."
Trend Spotting in Milan
Many Italian designs debut during April’s Design Week. Have a look at some in the Brera neighborhood that caught one writer’s eye
"April’s Design Week. Have a look at some in the Brera neighborhood that caught one... Milan’s Design District, there’s a fantastic kickoff to the new season in interior... It’s a time when new products debut, when the latest materials, furnishings and... nonna’s (grandmother’s) pantry, where all good things come from in Italy!When the... last year’s CERSAIE expo. Inspired by the Italian rationalist movement of the 1920s..."
Room of the Day: A Piece of Manhattan Inspires a Brooklyn Apartment
A view of the East River’s Manhattan Bridge offers a starting point for a living room’s color palette and design
"River’s Manhattan Bridge offers a starting point for a living room’s color palette... New York’s East River, passing directly in front of Sheena and Paul Murphy’s apartment... own, it’s the turn-of-the-century architecture outside their living room window that... the room’s center open. A Windsor chair sits off the floor and has open sides and and..."
Tap Into Stud Space for More Wall Storage
It’s recess time. Look to hidden wall space to build a nook that’s both practical and appealing to the eye
"It’s recess time. Look to hidden wall space to build a nook that’s both practical... there’s much usable space right in their walls — between the studs that make up the... a wall’s structure not only is functional, but can also add architectural interest... my 1960's tri-level, which is spacious but very short on storage. For anyone on a tight... an 1890's Colonial Revival carriage house, we had to open most walls for new insulation..."
Simple Pleasures: Put Your Records On
"It’s cool to just relax on a recliner, delving deeply into tunes? Now that’s music... often it’s simply on in the background, practically unnoticed. Much like reading a novel... old 78's from the 40's and 50's and 45's from the 60's. this music can't be duplicated... and 50's 60's 70's too....well and swing is good too..so 40's OK and old blues from... the 60's. I also have a stack of 45s from the 50s and 60s. I do enjoy the deliberate..."
Old Hollywood Style for a Newly Redone Los Angeles Bath
"her 1920s classic bungalow’s bathroom a glam retro makeover... the 1920s bungalow. “This house is so old Hollywood,” says Schwartz-Muller. “You can... the 40's-60's that hasn't been renovated to go back and live in that modest charm... the 80's stuff in my bath with vintage American Standard 50's toilet and sink (the... my 1960s condo that I wiped out to make an open floor plan, I'm rather regretting... crashing one’s knees into the toilet immediately after opening the door.Unfortunately, the..."
'Great Gatsby' Style: 9 Inspiring Art Deco Escapes
Kick up your heels at a jazzed-up room across Europe or the U.S., then bring your favorite 1920s design ideas home
"the U.S., then bring your favorite 1920s design ideas home... the 1920s are here all over again. The young women in Downton Abbey are wearing drop... late-1800s era home. My mother gave me an art deco bedroom set when I married, long... the 20s were a great time for working people to experience most of our "modern day"... the 1920s so remarkable stylistically is that great design was virtually mandatory... the 1920's style and architecture. We just purchased a second home built in 1920 in..."
Get the Look of Wood Cabinets for Less
No need to snub plastic laminate as wood’s inferior cousin. Today’s options are stylish and durable — not to mention money saving
"as wood’s inferior cousin. Today’s options are stylish and durable — not to mention... believes. It’s usually a cost-effective option and more environmentally stable and easier... in 1960s & 70s dens? Ten years from now, people will be posting pictures on Houzz... are 100's of colors available in plastic laminate as well as 100's of patterns. It's... the 80's. They have really held up well and are very easy to clean. However, I am..."
Chore Time: How to Work Better as a Family
"That’s not just a crumb-strewn counter or a yard scattered with leaves. It’s a valuable... didn’t. It’s probably just as well, because standing there clearheaded, I had an epiphany:... in my 20s and 30s. One other thing I might add that we have found very effective is... It's's good to hear someone else admit that they don't work well with their spouse... yardwork,” it’s OK to say, “I do too!” And just keep working.Let your children take the lead..."
8 Last-Minute Additions to a Summer Edible Garden
Been dawdling in summer’s delightful slowness? It’s not too late to get these vegetables and herbs going
"summer’s delightful slowness? It’s not too late to get these vegetables and herbs... cliché — it’s not too late to get your garden going. Here are some options to start gardening... eBay (she’s great for organic seed potatoes, I recommend Kennebec, they’re a good starter... the 90's with the "flavor saver" tomato and people thought it was so nasty they stopped... of 100's of years that have become "true" in their reproduction. The most notable..."
To-Dos: Your October Home Checklist
It’s a great time to clean your gutters, swap out seasonal clothes and wallow in favorite fall traditions. What’s on your October list?
"It’s a great time to clean your gutters, swap out seasonal clothes and wallow in... farmer’s markets overflowing with squash, gourds, apples and potatoes, October is... cooling to 70s. I have started Christmas shopping. A locksmith once told me to lubricate... but that’s exactly why it’s smart to start thinking about gifts now. Especially if you... arrived, it’s time to settle into more predictable fall weather. Gather up stray sandals..."
Super Domes: Pendant Lights Hit It Big
What’s that creating zones in open layouts and bringing down high ceilings everywhere? It’s the newly popular extra-large dome light
"What’s that creating zones in open layouts and bringing down high ceilings everywhere... everywhere? It’s the newly popular extra-large dome light... There’s an elephant in the room in many homes these days — and we aren’t talking... that’s where we will gravitate.” Interior designer and Houzz contributor Cristin..."
Lighting That Invites Romance