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Decorate With Intention: Helping Your TV Blend In
Somewhere between hiding the tube in a cabinet and letting it rule the room are these 11 creative solutions
"hiding the tube in a cabinet and letting it rule the room are these 11 creative solutions... living rooms any favors. And while most of us today are content to keep the TV visible... not let the "big black box" take over the entire room. Whether you are designing a... living room from scratch, or working with what you've got, get inspired with these... ) are the days when all we wanted was to completely hide the TV — those bulky armoires..."
Houzz Tour: Luxury and Ruggedness Blend in the Arizona Desert
With Southwest territory style outside and a contemporary look inside, this home offers every comfort in an easygoing way
"With Southwest territory style outside and a contemporary look inside, this home... children, the spouses and future grandchildren could enjoy. Of course, the home had to... home with the look and feel of a rehabbed territorial-style house. Houzz at a... sat down with architect Mark Tate to plan their "forever house" in Arizona, they planned... planned room for family members who don't even exist yet. The idea was to create a..."
Room of the Day: Addressing the Green Piano in the Room
A homeowner’s favorite furniture item presents an interesting design challenge and reveals a fascinating history
"around the green piano in the room. “When I started on the living room, the homeowner... heard of the pink elephant in the room, but interior designer Charmean Neithart thought... to keep the green piano in the corner. Of course, I thought, ‘What do you mean, green... as part of the Pasadena, California, living room and designed around it accordingly... hearing the story behind the piano, Neithart was staunchly onboard about keeping it..."
Room of the Day: Playing All the Angles in an Art Lover’s Living Room
Odd angles are no match for a Portland designer with an appreciation of art display and an eye for good flow
"designer with an appreciation of art display and an eye for good flow... condo in the vibrant Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. The building itself is curved... to work with. In the tapered 190-square-foot living room, that meant figuring out where... that made the most of the crooked, open floor plan.... wouldn’t mess with traffic flow. He hired interior designer Pangaea to come up with a smart... ndo-in-the-portland-pearl-district Thanks Charlene for the rest of the photos of..."
Kitchen of the Week: Working the Angles for Sophistication in Michigan
Blended styles and an unusual layout work together beautifully, while an angled kitchen island works hard for the cooks
"Blended styles and an unusual layout work together beautifully, while an angled kitchen... to flow with the rest of the house. Kitchen at a Glance Location: Traverse City,... Faced with a house full of odd angles and a kitchen shoved into the corner of a great... to work with the kitchen's corner location. Making the island practical and beautiful... great room, designer Sandra Bargiel of Bay Cabinetry & Design Studio embraced..."
Mango: Orange for the Rest of Us
On the fence about decorating with orange? Ease into it with mango, a gentler tone that makes rooms no less striking
"On the fence about decorating with orange? Ease into it with mango, a gentler tone... friends with orange. I tried hard when it became the new darling of the design world... can live with: mango. It has all the warmth and presence of true orange, yet it doesn't... explore the orange side of life, make note of these 10 ideas for taking that first... entered the picture, our relationship might have blossomed.) Now, though, I think..."
Room of the Day: Going Moody in the Master Bedroom
Dark paint and antiques mix with newer pieces and light bedding for a sleeping space that appeals to him and her
"antiques mix with newer pieces and light bedding for a sleeping space that appeals to him... Together the couple renovated all of the public spaces, the kitchens, the bathrooms... bachelor pad, in the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles, “the whole house was a man cave,”... By the time they were done with all of that, Mosher was suffering from renovation... bedroom with pieces they already had. She changed up the layout, had the walls and..."
Room of the Day: Refining the Rustic in a Log Home
"brings the soft, calm and comfy... worked with them to tone down the heavy logs and make the space feel more contemporary... palette of creams and grays and a range of textiles to soften the aesthetic, and added... bring the room’s vast size down to human scale. Working closely with her long-term... this ski-in, ski-out home in Steamboat, Colorado, was a great buy and had spectacular... views, the owners were not particularly keen on the rustic log cabin look. Interior..."
Rooms of the Day: Bringing the Happy Into Formal Spaces
Two renovated rooms inspire a lighter, more colorful look for a formerly traditional living room and dining room in Texas
"living room and dining room in Texas... renovated rooms inspire a lighter, more colorful look for a formerly traditional living... family room and kitchen in a bright, contemporary style, this Houston family of four... couldn’t live with the dark, heavy traditional furnishings in their formal living and dining... and in spirit. “We were inspired by the renovated spaces and wanted the colorful and... throughout the rest of their home,” says designer Laura Umansky, principal at Laura U..."
Wine Storage for the Rest of Us
"No room or budget for a wine cellar? Borrow from these simpler decorative storage... about the rest of us poor folks who buy our wine at the 5-cent sales at BevMo! and... stored in less-than-perfectly-controlled conditions. Of course, that assumes you... efore the wine police throttle me, let me concede that wine cannot really be successfully... the floor in the mud room. Yes, indeed for the rest of us who don't have the space..."
Room of the Day: Revising History in a New Orleans Bath
Original features mix with modern and vintage touches for a bathroom with surprising and beautiful character
"features mix with modern and vintage touches for a bathroom with surprising and beautiful... working on the fabled old homes in the New Orleans area is half the fun. “You find out... owner of the construction company MLM in Metairie, Louisiana, learning about history... working with the owner of this early 1900s dwelling to convert it from two townhouses... out how the people who came before us lived and what they liked,” he says. “The old..."
Room of the Day: Reaching for the Stars in a Boy’s Nursery
Heavenly decor and snuggle-ready furnishings turn a former home gym into a place for getting starry-eyed with baby
"ideas.” The goal of the project was to shoot for the moon and give the room a no-e... she and the client were both expecting babies around the same time. In fact, their... landed the assignment of converting a makeshift home gym into a nursery, she discovered... keeping the costs firmly grounded in earthly reality.... month of each other. “It was fun, because as I was doing research for my own baby’s... is just the angle of the camera. I've fallen in love w this room, especially the deep..."
Room of the Day: Balancing Rustic and Glam in North Carolina
He wanted rough hewn; she wanted more polished — and a kid and dogs needed considering. See how their family room came together beautifully
"house in Chapel Hill, North Carolina he was really happy with the rustic finishes... Garrett. In this case her solutions included upholstering with rustic leather and outdoor... fabrics. The results are a balance of rough-hewn and sophisticated styles, a harmonious... rowdy with their friends when relaxing and having beers together. “I find so many... clients with young kids and pets want cool stuff, but they can’t figure out to do it..."
Room of the Day: Princess the Snake Reigns in a Luxe Library
"books. But in this library the custom snake habitat may be most worth checking out... design in the Craftsman home in Houston Heights, Texas. In terms of nonreptilian... Princess, the homeowners’ beloved pet snake. The second part of the challenge was i... comfortable room, I cannot help but think, “Hmmm … Professor Plum, in the library, with... with the … snake?” The most important, challenging and educational part of tackling..."
Basement of the Week: Rustic Sophistication in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Good, old-fashioned fun reigns here, with a theater-style snack bar, a playroom and lots of room for just kicking back
"here, with a theater-style snack bar, a playroom and lots of room for just kicking... built in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, they let their team fly free... designing the lower level. The woodsy mountain surroundings inspired rustic finishes... while the home theater inspired some playful touches. “Because the homeowners don’t... plenty of room for hanging out as a family. Photography by Meechan Architectural..."