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Houzz Tour: Black and White and Beautiful in Upstate New York
"the boot in favor of graphic contrast, artful elegance and creative touches... dress in hipster black and white. The house was boxy and nondescript in its architecture... house in upstate New York was the opposite of its new owners. Jessica Musumeci and... painted in the brightest colors of the rainbow inside and out. Leanne Ford of Acre... ONLY one in LOVE with that book case???????? Gorgeous textures throughout the house..."
Tubular Daylighting Devices Bring In Natural Light
More advanced and less pricey than traditional skylights, TDDs are the most modern way to let the light in
"Design in Portland, Oregon, loves to put these tubes in his clients' bathrooms, because... albeit in a different context, "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the... you need in a room, thereby saving you electricity and money. Solatube International... install one in two hours, and they cost less than installing new windows or traditional... benefits in a few years, Eco-Structure magazine reports. The skylights are reflective..."
Guest Picks: Made in the U.S.A
"promise one in the future, but this month I thought it would be fun to compile a product... of them in your home. I will admit it was a challenge to sort companies that produce... thriving in your Hometown USA! — Ellen of Nouveau Stitch... dishes in this idea book since that was one of the purchases that I made during that... this idea book. My family and I have been trying very hard to buy USA made products... produced in the U.S. by mills like Valdese and Circa in North Carolina, Wearbest in..."
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
"kitchen is in a guesthouse and studio for a Hollywood writer and performer. Location:... the same books -- i wonder if literary tastes inform design tastes or v.versa. Hm,... quite "built-in" but just "belonging" there as if one never needed to give it a thought... kitchen in the limelight- The appliances are gorgeous I think Amy responded to the... being in the perfectly well-ordered kitchen of a sweet grandmother who made chocolates..."
Landscape Tour: Garden Rooms Edge a Lawn in New Jersey
"Built and planted forms combine to create a relaxing suburban backyard oasis... form mix in harmony. Please join us for a stroll through this shady suburban oasis.... my idea books! What an inspiration.... my husband and I moved in to our new (old) home... I'm in the second summer in my house, and really just starting to transplant, put... garden in four dimensions! Are those hostas in pots? Raised beds? I have similarly..."
12 Sofa Colors That Won't Box You In
"boxed in. Your investment piece should be versatile enough to go with a new house... your idea book or click on the photo and then add that photo to your book. So true,... great idea book - we're awaiting delivery of a custom sofa with a graphite leather frame... own idea book....they are perfect for what I'm trying to do and I don't want to lose... (Karastans in traditional patterns) and one of the most commonly recurring colors in them..."
You Said It: 'The Truth Is in the Details' and More Quotables
"hunker in for the winter, delve into projects, remember to be thankful, prepare for... producer in reality television. I get it, Becky! And I "like" all your idea books -... to idea books I had passed over before. And now that we know we should be following... weeks idea books that I identified with too. If it makes you feel better I only skimmed... an idea book of different uses for items other than there original use? I do so agree..."
Houzz Tour: Eclectic Coastal Home in Holland
"with new in their collected and reconstructed home... stled in the heart of South Holland’s popular seaside resort of Scheveningen is the... home in May of this year. The only original parts of the home that remain are the... homes in The Hague that have a garden or an outdoor space.” And, of course, the house... with real books. And what a fantastic whimsical room for Tijn to play and sleep in with... treads as book shelves....who would have thought of that? I am also nuts about that red..."
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
"draped in sheets, blankets and pillows that speak to your dreams... bedroom. In fact, there was a time when I didn’t even have a bed, so when it comes to... magazines, I’m in my version of heaven on earth. I love a well-made bed — there’s something... bed with books, magazines and my kitty at the foot. Great feeling. Nice idea book... seating in when possible. We were fortunate enough to have a fireplace in our original..."
Tune In to Vintage Radios as Home Decor
Do touch that dial. Old-time radios are showing up in modern-day homes, broadcasting a possible trend
"showing up in modern-day homes, broadcasting a possible trend... something old in new interiors. Antique radios — the kind people once used to enjoy the comic... folds in half - you could store it like a book on a bookshelf. @shakerjaebs - beautiful... use them in our bookcases as well - only trouble is too many books so they have been... introduced in the Seattle World's Fair in '62 and our home was built the same year (in..."
Where to Splurge, Where to Save in Your Remodel
Learn how to balance your budget and set priorities to get the home features you want with the least compromise
"make room in the budget for the things that are most important to you. But how do you... for open shelf material was also available in stock, 2 first cuts free, the rest $2... a hole in the top for quick access, added a small shelf over the stove - made it... windows in the eat in area, replace light in the eat in area - trying to figure out... doors and built-in niche. We've already saved by in the past couple of years refinishing..."
My Houzz: Color and Vintage Style Jazz Up Tradition in Chicago
Orange walls and one-of-a-kind artwork enliven a small fixer-upper for a couple in Chicago's Hyde Park
"fixer-upper in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. The challenge was natural for the... rooted in creative endeavors. Mat is an artist; Susie is cofounder and director of... being built faster than they were being sold. The style of the homes they toured... a unit in a multifamily building with rich wood, high ceilings and plenty of light... at home in the neighborhood. "It’s such a beautiful part of the city, located right..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Budget Makeover in Massachusetts
For less than $3,000 (not including appliances), a designing couple gets a new kitchen that honors the past
"background in historic preservation and her architect husband Rick's love for older homes... ceiling in wallpaper, plastic laminate and sheet vinyl, the couple used their professional... architecture in a fun, fresh way. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives here: Elizabeth and Rick... the top shelf of the cabinet I pulled out the drawers for a very sturdy step ladder... on the shelf, an iconic Shreve Crump and Low Boston pottery piece. nicely done. I..."
My Houzz: Creative Salvaging in the Canadian Countryside
Lighting from X-ray shades, a wine-barrel table, suitcases as props ... this couple repurposes with enthusiasm and style in equal measure
"go hand in hand for these two. For instance, when they realized their 12-foot antique... source book, home décor magazine or decorating book where I wouldn't change something... Kemble line in Verdance. I make all of my own cushions and sell many in my store with vintage... Phoebe in case he would like to know! Great house! Stunning. I absolutely love... cleaning? In my own semi minimal home I find it quite a daily chore. Awesome! I love..."
9 Ways to Make Dreamworthy Rooms — in a Weekend
Don't just sigh and shut the door. With a small change or two, you can create designer-style rooms that you'll love spending time in
"We live in the houses we can afford in the areas where we live. Which doesn't mean... impacts in a space. A fresh coat of paint, the sofa in a different position — these... lived in our dream houses with our wraparound decks and views of the sea and perfect... can do in a weekend with a tiny budget. Go ahead and create your dream house.... of the shelf, then paint it or wrap in favorite fabric. When you get tired of the..."