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Spend Less Without Being a Grinch: 8 Holiday Ideas
"gifts and use nature's decor to work holiday magic without blowing your budget... displays and festive events, the holiday season can sometimes feel like a never-ending... you set and stick with a budget you feel comfortable with, you are bound to feel better... better ... and probably more festive as well, knowing the holidays aren't bankrupting... breath and start the holidays off on the right foot: with a plan to spend less money..."
Design Trends for 2010: "Odyssey"
"term, and this is how she describes the trend: "Futuristic. Natural. Think Star... here - and with the combination of "natural" and "futuristic." These spaces typify... textured and/or combined with natural fibers. I’m talking here of a trend that is a... design, and other very human-oriented trends. One trend, however, was completely... structured and feminine. How this translates into interiors will be via the emergence..."
Designer's Touch: 10 Jaw-Dropping Media Rooms
"family and friends. If you are lucky enough to have a home theater or media room,... friends and family will never want to leave. 4. Behind the scenes. Add texture and... moldings and sconces to accentuate the stage and create a full theater effect. Bravo... installing fiber optics into the ceiling. Sit under the glowing night sky while watching... books and movies in the same room? Simply install decorative shelving for that d..."
Decorating Secrets: How to Layer Patterns Right
"reality TV star or perhaps an arch nemesis — it's likely you found him or her both cold... cold and uninteresting. The same goes for interiors: A lack of layers can lead to an... colors and textures is often second nature for design enthusiasts, adding layers of... of hits and misses in my own design career, I just recently got the pattern-mixing... brain and it loves the two "h's" - hierarchy and harmony. I always like to think..."
Don't Touch Another Stain Before You Read This
Even an innocent swipe with water may cause permanent damage. Here's what to know about how rugs and fabrics react
"solutions and problems you can run into,” says Alec Houle, a carpet and upholstery cleaner... OxiClean down and step away from the coffee spill. Unless you want that carpet or sofa p... fabrics and how they react to different liquids. “There are so many different fabrics... small dogs and they have gotten sick on it and had one bathroom accident and with the... washer and dryer) and when they get too stained, buy new covers and just stuff the..."
Houzz Tour: Going Completely Off the Grid in Nova Scotia
Powered by sunshine and built with salvaged materials, this Canadian home is an experiment for green building practices
"sunshine and built with salvaged materials, this Canadian home is an experiment for... husband-and-wife architects Keith Robertson and Jennifer Corson when they set out to... Corson and Keith Robertson, both architects at Solterre, and their children Lil (age... systems work and how to make smart use of recyclable materials was to get their hands dirty... (age 9) and Clay (12). Location: 3 Pastures on Second Peninsula, near Lunenberg, Nova..."
11 Tricks to Make a Ceiling Look Higher
"to heat and to circulate air through; they also create challenges for sound and light... control and often double the expense of painting, covering windows and adding artwork... artwork. Low and moderately high ceilings can be warmer, more intimate and more in proportion... extra wide and deeply connected to the outdoor spaces. Using these concepts, and with... furnishings and decor, you can make any ceiling feel just a bit taller...."
How to Settle on a Shower Bench
We help a Houzz user ask all the right questions for designing a stylish, practical and safe shower bench
"footprint and how the bench will be used often provide the best answer. If you have a... transfers and ease of cleaning are things to consider, too.... shower area and the outer floor. You need just two control units and and two ore three... mud-bed and the tile) on top of the heating system is. And over night and during the... footing and on and on.... It's tuff to learn all online. Get a taste and use your... codes and bylaws. And not even here in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland are the..."
Show News: Rare Quilts Get Museum Time
See 6 intricate designs from a California exhibition and get tips for building your own quilt collection
"exhibition and get tips for building your own quilt collection... summer and fall, 35 quilts, patterns and other ephemera from Volckening's collection... researched and purchased more over time. As his collection grew, so did his passion. Today... graphic and complex New York Beauty pattern — the first quilt pattern Volckening ever... designs and patterns and fabrics and threads and tools. It is an art that can be taken..."
My Houzz: Easygoing Elegance for a Massachusetts Saltbox
With beers on tap, a pizza oven and a guitar collection, this home mixes classic with generous doses of fun
"pizza oven and a guitar collection, this home mixes classic with generous doses of fun... Cheryl and Nick Grant, their 3 children and Labrador retrievers Bella and Bear Location:... patio, and a kitchen with a dark, cloistered pantry, closet and desk area. "As soon... on tap. And new hardscaping created an outdoor patio and kitchen with a fireplace and... heryl and Nick Grant are cooking enthusiasts. That passion is reflected in their..."
Bed Down in a Cocoon of Beautiful Textiles
Make your bedroom a real haven with a bed draped in sheets, blankets and pillows that speak to your dreams
"blankets and pillows that speak to your dreams... physically and visually. Nothing says comfort to me like a big, fluffy, bed nest. At the... cats and magazines, I’m in my version of heaven on earth. I love a well-made bed... romantic and full of fantasy and yet it's not trite or too feminine and could work... sheets and pillowcases rapidly become discolored and often you CAN'T bleach them white... cold); and crisp cotton sheets. Oh, and of course I have a duvet :). Like article..."
Clues to Your Home's Architectural History
"the era and style of your house's details... eras and styles and how they look on a grander scale. But in most homes, the hallmarks... diluted, and the square footage has been reduced to build a more affordable house. These... small and often unassuming, it is amazing how many attributes they have in common... what era and architectural style your modest-size older home belongs to? Below you'll... details and influences of Spanish, Cape Cod, colonial revival Cape, minimalist traditional..."
So Your Style Is: Coastal
"right and breezy, coastal style transports you straight to the beach no matter where... Light and breezy, with a palette drawn from sand and shells as much as sea and sky... boating and beachcombing. And the bonus? You can pull off the look even if you're hundreds... feel apt and appropriate, you don't need to scoop up every piece you spot with a sand... Australia, and have found with our light and blue sky the colors of blue white and paprika..."
15 Ways to Get the English Cottage Look
"fabrics and small swaps to conjure a country-house vibe... revamp and refresh your home’s interiors with paint, vintage finds and creativity... bathtub and roll-arm sofa, thankfully (for your wallet) that’s really not necessary... gather and have a cuppa and talk and share company. In this high tech and busy world... small and cramped, with low ceilings and inadequate plumbing, heating and storage... of Mass and father North and South were built by other groups---and show that proudly..."
3 Dark Kitchens, 6 Affordable Updates
Color advice: Three Houzzers get budget-friendly ideas to spruce up their kitchens with new paint, backsplashes and countertops
"kitchen and your cabinets are in decent shape, consider painting them to get a fresh... sinks and appliances, moving the oven and the refrigerator and adding a backslpash... collection and glass fiber optics setups (see... http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/246/)... counter tops and backsplash; new linoleum floor for kitchen and family room; paint kitchen... cabs in and out; refinish HW floor; paint entire house in and out. Was it worth it..."