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Houzz Tours: Edith Wharton's The Mount
"Famed Author Put Her Decorating Theories Into Practice... know she authored several books about decorating and garden design. The Mount is where... Wharton co-authored her first published work, The Decoration of Houses, with architect... Wharton authored many works, including The House of Mirth and Ethan Frome. They sited..."
Tour Sarah Susanka's Newest Right-Sized House
Get ideas for neighbor-friendly, efficient home design from best-selling author's latest project near Chicago
Garden Tour: Edith Wharton's The Mount
Back to the Future of the House
Can the low-tech dwellings of the past offer design lessons for homes to come? A palace curator and book author says yes
Houzz Tour: Paula Coldiron's Affordable Elegance
Book to Know: 'Long Island Modernism 1930-1980'
Photographs mix with social history from the architectural highlights of Long Island's suburbanization
Houzz Tour: A Frank Lloyd Wright Home, Lovingly Restored
In a 15-year labor of love, one dedicated Ohio couple focuses on conserving over remodeling, protecting an architectural legacy
"Storrer, the author of The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion, Wright's "Usonian" homes were designed... what the author means by a 'democratic American home', maybe YOU can answer that for... and the author. Perhaps YOU should lighten up dear. Excellent renovation, well done... and the author of this article. Thanks for your labor of love in preserving the legacy..."
Everyday Shrines for a Happier Home
Honor your passions — family, fond memories, collections — by creating displays that reflect their importance to you
Easy Green: Cut Electricity Use With 15 Unplugged Home Devices
Crank up the energy savings, courtesy of household items that come into power the old-fashioned way: manually
"and the author aren't really paying attention anyway... so best not to count on the... because the author chose to showcase some higher end products, doesn't mean you have the... insult the author with your comments is very disrespectful, and no one enjoys them. well... sierra the author is doing the whole green effort a dis-service. favorable or unfavorable... sense. The author did an excellent job at promoting these green products in my opinion..."
'Not My Precious Books!' — Pain-Free Ways to Declutter Your Library
Have your books and neatness too, with these ideas for paring down and straightening up a beloved collection
"certain authors whose works I want to own, or there's too long a wait for at the library... book or author has disappeared from their shelves. More justification to keep them... sort by author within the category. Somehow it feels better. We have books galore... order by author (not by color or size) However it is broken into categories i.e. fiction... order by author. I dust, run the vacuum along the spine and top weekly. Every 6 months..."
When Color Could Kill: Stories From the History of Paint
Delve into paint's storied past — what you learn about its history and modern incarnations may surprise you
Why My Son’s Room Will Be Red: An Expert Weighs In on Colors for Baby
Historical facts, trend recaps and enthusiastic support for painting your nursery any darn color you like
Color Magic: Tap Into Psychology to Better Use Blue at Home
OK, it's backed more by science than magic. But see how expert research can help you create powerful, even bewitching, interior effects
Houzz Tour: Natural Meets Industrial in a Canal-Side Washington Home
Wood and steel mix with copious glass in a contemporary new build that seamlessly transitions to the outdoors
On Show: The Ingenuity of Ancient Architecture