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Houzz Tour: Renovations Modernize a 1970s New Jersey Colonial
Better access to a great yard, an opened-up interior and family-friendly features improved this home for a Princeton family
"colonial is in a great neighborhood on 2 beautiful acres, but its layout was not suited... flow, let in more natural light and expand the views of the backyard," says architect... backsplash in the kitchen (as seen in the photo)? it's marble, I believe it's all one... though, in as much as the mudroom entry looks more inviting than the original main... always as pretty as it is in the picture Beautiful home! I love the wall color..."
How to Add a Window Seat
"window. As long as you keep your new bay within the width of the existing opening,... spaces as well as a focal point in the room. the last photo in the article doesn't... windows in every room of my home. I'd love to put in seating like this in a couple... value in a bay or bump-out windowseat is the focal point it provides, as well as... window). As seen in the photos above, roman shades and woven wood shades are slim enough..."
Great Design Plant: Rozanne Cranesbill
Try this vigorous scrambling beauty as a ground cover or container plant for captivating garden color all summer long
"beauty as a ground cover or container plant for captivating garden color all summer... option as well as a colorful one. In the rock garden, Rozanne would look right at... behaved in both regards. I have never seen it set seed or spread by runners, and it... perennials in a garden border. As a container specimen, it would make a dramatic statement... geranium as just another perennial that will need fussing with. To discount it so readily..."
Must-Know Modern Homes: The Gamble House
Masterful use of wood helps make this Pasadena home, now open to visitors, a model of California bungalow style
"day, and in this light their architecture can be seen as modern. Easily one of their... wood is as much about quality as quantity, for they exploited the wood's potential... House in Pasadena, California, where the brothers moved in 1893 while they were both... both in their mid-20s. A short visit to see their parents in Pasadena turned into... architects in Boston. Early residential commissions reflected their education in classical..."
10 Surprising Ways to Decorate with Leather
"thing. As long as the hides of cows have been available for use in the home, they've... Dad sits in. Think of the fancy leather dining chairs that Mom wants in the formal dining... may be seen as a contemporary choice. However, it's a modern choice that usually harkens... furniture in standard neutral colors is the most common option for leather in the home... space in which we live. For this reason, leather often has a very classic feel...."
See Chelsea Flower Show Ideas Flourishing in a Real Backyard
"trends in high-design show gardens translate to everyday yards? The proof is in the... shows such as Chelsea. Even in my small garden, these trends and fashions from over the... woven in its design and plantings. Since starting my new garden in Devon, England... In May 2013 the renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show celebrated its centenary and once... shows such as Chelsea influence the way we design our gardens, or is it just theater by..."
Color Watch: Green Tones for the Home
"Just as it does in nature, green brings life to a home. Green is second only to blue... blue as a favorite color, studies say. It's the pervasive color in the natural world... backdrop in interior design. And as we transition between seasons, green is an easy... lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing, with a natural balance of cool and warm undertones... incorporate as an accent without transforming your entire space. The natural greens, from..."
Old is New: Cement Tile Makes a Comeback
"perfected in Spain shortly thereafter. It's from this early Spanish mastery that most... places them in a mold and then the mold goes into a hydraulic press. What results is a... installation, as seen in this faux tile, stair-riser example. This is removable and reusable... I saw in San Jose were the first I'd ever seen outside of Florida and it was in Costa... r use as well as in pools and fountains unlike concrete tiles. I think there was..."
Frame the View with Divided-Light Windows
"known as multi-light, fall into the latter category, in my book. In a divided-light... can be seen as a pro or a con, since parts often have to be ordered separately from... referred to as glazing or sash bars, muntins divide a single window sash or casement into... known as glass). Multi-light windows came about because of the unavailability of... arrange in a grid (separated by muntins) to create large windows and doors. Expensive..."
Luxuriate in a Gentlemen's Club Look at Home
Rich colors, comfy furniture and cozy paneling make these masculine spaces inviting, but you can keep them as private as you please
"keep them as private as you please... scene as well as I know my own home. One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when... I've seen it at least 50 times over the past 25 years. The film is set in colonial... lounge in the bar, drinking scotch and whiskey. Numerous tables and chairs serve as... as the gathering point for conversation and debate. There are several things in... goes to in Out of Africa - the Muthaiga Country Club - is in Kenya and still exists..."
How to Design Built-Ins That Fit Your Needs
"built-ins? 1) THINK ABOUT YOUR NEEDS: When considering built-in storage, think... stacked as well as standing upright. I recommend having your carpenter make the shelves... and sit in front of the area where you are considering installing built-ins. Don't... built-ins for some friends who are building an addition onto their house, and luckily... THINGS UP: As for aesthetics, look around the room for horizontal lines to line built-ins..."
Built-In Buffets Beef Up Dining Room Style
Call them sideboards or dining buffets. Stack on a china cabinet or not. No matter the style, these built-ins serve up sophisticated storage
"built-ins reached their full potential. The dining room buffet in particular has... emerged as one of my favorite built-in pieces. Whether it features a china cabinet... built-in dining buffets have been modified and styled to work beautifully in many... sideboards in stained wood to modern buffets in a mix of finishes, dining room built-ins... built-ins are home runs in terms of storage, style and sophistication...."
Nesting Tables: Function and Style
"commonly seen in living rooms, often next to arm chairs. However, I have seen them in... is just as important as where you put them. They can be very functional but can also... a room in the same way that side tables or end tables do. However, they are slightly... in bedrooms, kitchens and even bathrooms. Every room could use a little but more... today in almost any material. Acrylic nesting tables are increasingly popular. Wood..."
Renovation Detail: The Built-In Breakfast Nook
On the menu: one order of cozy seating with plentiful sides of storage. For the kitchen or any other room, built-ins fit the bill
"built-in breakfast-nook seating. As much as I love our bump-out nook, I can't help... built-in seating, we are wasting space. A built-in seat has the natural space for... account. In the not-too-distant future we'll be bidding farewell to our freestanding... built-in seating and storage. A cozy dining area and extra storage give me the warm... built-in furniture in any room. My own built-in kitchen banquette is one of my favorite..."
Embraced by the Built-In Bed
Enjoy the custom fit, integrated lighting and storage possibilities in these architectural sleeping quarters
"possibilities in these architectural sleeping quarters... considering it as a built-in rather than a store-bought item. This decision can be based on... built-in bed for your current house or next project, read on. Browse built-in bed... In most houses the bed is a piece of furniture, something that can be moved to various... such as design consistency, a custom fit, and the incorporation of storage. This... frame in photo #7 the way it curves I like the built in beds, if I had the funds..."