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Take a Mini Springtime Tour of Monet's Giverny Gardens
Virtually stroll through the inspiring French gardens, gathering an eyeful of spring blossoms and painterly views
"through the inspiring French gardens, gathering an eyeful of spring blossoms and painterly... inspired the great impressionist painter Claude Monet: Giverny, in northern France.... spent the last years of his life. Visiting the gardens of Giverny in early spring... you see the delicacy of buds and tender shoots, and feel the sense of rebirth. If you're... Come back in late summer when the roses and nasturtiums are out. What you will find now..."
Room of the Day: Monet Colors Make a Sunroom Irresistible
Drab-day blues? Not if these cheery colors, overstuffed furniture and natural textures have anything to say about it
"says. It’s easy to see why this sunporch has become the family’s favorite getaway spot... just what the designers ordered for this family home outside of Minneapolis. “The room... touch.” The new touches include a Monet-inspired color palette, natural elements and... tempt the family to gather here year-round. “The room is a people magnet,” Penfield... stunning in its simplicity. Love how the cat blends in with the colors of the room! That..."
Kitchen of the Week: Tipping a Hat to Vintage in Hollywood
Inspired by a quirky antique, this kitchen for a writer-performer recalls the 1920s without conjuring a movie set
"pired by a quirky antique, this kitchen for a writer-performer recalls the 1920s... meeting for the project, he showed me a 1920s General Electric voltmeter and said, 'This... here: The kitchen is in a guesthouse and studio for a Hollywood writer and performer... I want the space to feel like,'" says designer Amy Sklar. Kitchen at a Glance Who... kitchen in the limelight- The appliances are gorgeous I think Amy responded to the..."
Mini-Me Mailboxes Add Curb Appeal
The spitting image of their parents or merely sharing some genes, these mailboxes show that good design goes beyond the front door
"The spitting image of their parents or merely sharing some genes, these mailboxes... Ideally, the mailbox should reflect the design of the house, in essence becoming a miniature... The mailbox can be a small but important ingredient in a house’s curb appeal. So... reflect the essence of the house, whether in terms of style, material or some other... Check out the mailboxes below as houses in miniature.... that mailboxes should be scaled-down versions of the houses (though some examples..."
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... most of the house has the architectural detail of that period, the kitchen was a relic... Swanson’s historic Manchester, Massachusetts, home was built in 1850 by a prosperous... relic of the 1950s (or thereabouts). Swanson, owner of New England Design Works and... straddles the line between traditional and contemporary, with a small nod to the home’s..."
13 Dramatic Exterior Paint Makeovers by Houzzers
See real-life before and afters of home fronts transformed with paint, in wide-ranging colors and styles
"paint, in wide-ranging colors and styles... you are the greatest. I asked you to share your dramatic paint makeovers, and the last... paint on the exteriors of their homes.... gingerbread houses to midcentury modern gems, new paint colors make a house seem new. See... temperatures in the teens at night and highs during the day in the 20's after weeks of some... some of the heaviest rain we have had in a while. (notice the heavy moss in the beds..."
Follow One Man’s Midcentury-Mailbox Dream
"ill-fitting mailbox leads a determined dad on a quest — and possibly to a new business... a home in the same neighborhood that was half the size of their previous home. Working... opened the indoors to the outdoors and sculpted a house that was just right.... little more in line with their needs and midcentury modern tastes. Hall tore down walls... service, in fact it's the norm in the state I live in. Love the work put into this...."
Room of the Day: A Great Room in a Former Church
"bell make the most of this converted church’s good bones... In the early 1930s, the story goes, residents of Tamalpais Valley, in the city of... classrooms in the 1970s. It was converted to a private residence in 2000 and purchased... like with the original church, the awe-inspiring moments happen in the main chambers... church. The Methodist Church bought the building and expanded it to include a meeting... purchased by Jodi Riviera. In 2013, Riviera, husband Brian Buchanan and their four kids..."
Room of the Day: Elegant Transitional Style in a Traditional Setting
"reigns in this Boston brownstone’s living room — even with show-stealing draperies... in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Although the building dates from the 19th century... decorate in a traditional manner. She put that theory to the test in a brownstone... respect the architecture’s history but be light, bright and, most important, very family... found the star of her show. Photography by Michael J. Lee..."
Guest Picks: 20 Mailboxes for Express Delivery of Style
Treat your mailbox like the design accessory it is, with a letterbox or mail slot that leaves boring far behind
"your mailbox like the design accessory it is, with a letterbox or mail slot that... generic mailbox with a well-designed gem. Distinctive front-door accessories are an... these 20 mailboxes below or find a prize letterbox of your own! — Rachel from Raenovate... mountain "in city limits" road. in addition the road is difficult to cross to retrieve... retrieve the mail. How does one get the box removed to the door? jdm- What a frustrating..."
'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
"Europe or the U.S., then bring your favorite 1920s design ideas home... heard, the 1920s are here all over again. The young women in Downton Abbey are wearing... up at art deco antiques shops. And another big one, The Great Gatsby hit theaters... of them in the Robert Redford Gatsby movie. Also, the huge Biltmore mansion in North... I love art deco. I am decorating my dollhouse in the style. Here is the living room..."
Houzz Call: Show Us the Best Kitchen in the Land
"The Hardworking Home: We want to see why the kitchen is the heart of the home... nirvana in the past year. Design pros: Upload in the Comments section photos of the... It’s no surprise that “kitchen design” was one of the top searches on Houzz in 2014... finding the perfect layout, the most beautiful finishes and the best appliances. Today... kitchen in the Comments section and tell us how you collaborated with the pros for..."
Thank U 4 the Gr8 Gift: How to Send Thanks in the Digital Age
We click open invitations and RSVP via text, but a handwritten thank-you is sometimes still best. Here's how to tell
"way from the rules learned and passed down by our grandparents and parents. Not only... do? In this new series we will be covering the answers to these questions and many... (when was the last time you said "sir"?), but new technologies have come along that have... changed the way we live our lives. Modern life is brimming with unclear rules, such... explore the finer points of modern manners. Join us today as we delve into what goes..."
The 4 Things Home Buyers Really Want in Kitchen Cabinetry
For the biggest return on your kitchen investment, you've got to know these key ingredients for cabinetry with wide appeal
"For the biggest return on your kitchen investment, you've got to know these key... kitchen is the perfect place to invest money. The trick is to get it to appeal to the... people by spending your money on what most of them really want. Kitchen cabinetry... attract the right buyers. There are four key factors to consider: quality, symmetry... the house value, the housing market in that geographical location, the comps in that..."
Book Tour: Decorate by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick
"year, the book is already in its third printing in the U.S. and is quickly spreading... over the years. She began the blog as a way to catalog her favorite design finds... explained in a practical way, and the photography capturing a wide range of rooms and... ideas in one easy-to-navigate tome, it's probably prolific design blogger Holly Becker... surprise the book is chock-full of information and inspiration. Becker and co-author..."