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Houzz Tour: Color and Pattern Play in a Georgetown Townhouse
Very manly raspberry accents, offbeat wallpaper and doses of wit show a lighthearted spirit in this home for an evolving family
"wallpaper and doses of wit show a lighthearted spirit in this home for an evolving family... patterns and playful accents and find things that make everyone smile." Despite the... here: Liz and Jesse Levin and their 2 daughters Location: Georgetown, Washington, D.C... change and grow — just ask interior designer Liz Levin, who quickly found out that... character and functionality of her house in Washington, D.C. "A married couple's house..."
8 Plants That Snobs Love to Hate — and You'll Love to Grow
Don't dismiss these common annuals, perennials and shrubs — there are reasons they've been popular for so long
"perennials and shrubs — there are reasons they've been popular for so long... California and a few other places that you see it along highways and big commercial landscapes... so long and have been used so much. Why not give them a try? FYI: I went to the wedding... mother and daughter agreed to use.... nana and conferta 'All Gold'. The blue star and 'All Gold' pacific shore do well... to 25℉) and by the end of winter the agapanthus leaves look ragged and yellowish but..."
A Mom, a Garden and a Gift for the Neighbors
Gardening can be therapeutic in unexpected ways. See how one gardener found peace and purpose in a patch of Florida soil
"peace and purpose in a patch of Florida soil... before-and-after project comes with a story that I hope will encourage you to start... yourself and others in inconceivable ways. When my own life gave me manure, I used it... the Day' and I have been celebrating each and every day since. My wife and I miss her... condition and tending to nature gives me joy and peace. Much joy and happiness to you... watching and dancing with joy) and your neighbors and to us. Thank you for this heroic..."
My Houzz: Patience and Resourcefulness Pay Off in Dallas
Unhurried remodeling lets a growing family stay within budget and get exactly the look they want for their Texas home
"budget and get exactly the look they want for their Texas home... James and Lynsey Purl, Ava (6 years old) and Hudson (3) Size: 1,741 square feet;... James and Lynsey Purl pick one major remodel project for their home every year. One... back door and installed an outdoor grill. "You don't have to do it all at once," says... debt, and we don't have to settle." This year's project is centered not on the house... nursery and making space for their new arrival. "The baby's room is so tranquil and..."
Grand Entry Elements: Newel Posts Past and Present
"wealth and class, but newel posts today say more about individual style... beautiful — and too heavy — to be used outdoors, and Mr. Christopher became interested... store, and there were a whole pile of them,” she says of the unimpressive display... pieces and wanted to turn them into an outdoor chess set. Lusthoff was charged with... a home and reflected the social class, interests and even occupations of the owners..."
My Houzz: Sleek and Chic in the Lone Star State
Cosmopolitan flair springs up in the Texas countryside, courtesy of a jewelry designer and her husband
"Philadelphia and Dallas. Then she and her husband, Ben, found an 8-acre stretch of land... here: Ben and Sarah Wilson, daughter Goldie, and rescue dog Munchie Size: 2,700 square... Texas, and the creative wheels started turning. With the help of contractor Joe Zadwick... family, and her goal for the home was to create an open layout with a studio where... says. “And then — surprise! — we got pregnant with our daughter, Goldie, during the..."
My Houzz: Mixed-Use Oregon Home Serves and Charms
Home, restaurant, garden, rental cabin — and it gives back to the community too. This multitasking home is a wonder in more ways than one
"cabin — and it gives back to the community too. This multitasking home is a wonder... garden and deck area, and a cabin for rent. Working with a carefully chosen team of... childhood and inspired by her hands-on, creative family, McErlean created four dynamic... green roof and a water reclamation system. Now, nearly a decade later, her converted home... McErlean and son Bishop Location: Portland, Oregon Size: 1,200-square-foot interior..."
Houzz Tour: A Hillside Home Commands Attention and Views
Striking for its almost alien form, this asymmetrical Arkansas home makes the most of metal panels and sweeping vistas
"Noble and Time Maddox of deMx Architecture find inspiration in the natural context... context and indigenous structures of the area, crafting structures in a style they call... system and barn-like loft, the house references but updates the area's historical... Sharon and Charles Killian Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas Size: 4,500 square feet;... which is simple and which is on the net and it is very cheap. Global Sovereign, thank..."
You Said It: 'The Truth Is in the Details' and More Quotables
"observations and inspiration that struck a chord this week... traditions and new ideas, remembered what we were thankful for and busied ourselves getting... digest and relax. It’s a great time of year to hunker in for the winter, delve into... season and start planning for next year. Here are some notes from this week’s Houzz... charlee. And kroze: glass front kitchen cabinets. And maybe what to do with the porch..."
Steps and Stairs Elevate Modern Exterior Entryways
Gently sloped or at a sharper angle, modern ascents on a home's entrance serve both architectural and aesthetic purposes
"house's form and how it relates to nature. Beyond the roofs, walls and windows — the barriers... climate and soil conditions, but in all cases the need for a house to shed water, to... paramount and one that gives shape to the approach. This ideabook looks at a variety... steps and stairs are terrible for both the disabled and for aging in place. Respectfully... elderly and disabled, but it's not always feasible. And I agree that accommodations..."
Homes Away From Home: 10 Charming U.S. Bed-and-Breakfasts
Looking for a more personal stay on your getaway? These homey bed-and-breakfasts roll out the welcome mat in style
"homey bed-and-breakfasts roll out the welcome mat in style... eclectic bed-and-breakfasts are cozy, one-of-a-kind havens for travelers of all ages, styles... styles and budgets. Take a look — a cozy tepee in Washington, a historic farmhouse... colors and simple yet comfy furniture, and had that priceless cozy feel about it that... Ridge Farm and Lodge, Hood River OR One of a Kind Bed and Breakfast in Burlington Vermont..."
Inside Houzz: How to Contact a Home Pro and Get Your Project Going
When you're ready to begin that remodeling project or landscape design, here's how to contact a pro on Houzz and get started
"Angeles and in the process of relocating her family to Dallas when she saw a story... Construction, and contacted him for her project. Whether you are looking for a firm to help... Houzz and get the conversation started. More guides to using Houzz... scope and material specifications through discussion and reviewing samples during... back and forth can begin to develop the scope and material specifications further..."
Unifying and Beautifying a Washington Island Landscape
"wding and style conflicts give way to thoughtful, unified gardens that better match... overcrowding and masses of weeds. “And there were stylistic conflicts, too, with a naturalistic... structure and thoughtfully kept some mature elements from prior gardens.” But, she says... meadow feel and Asian modern trying to merge unsuccessfully.” Treherne set to work, creating... house and the spectacular waterfront setting. Landscape at a Glance Who lives here:..."
Guest Picks: 20 Gray and White Bedroom Finds for Both Sexes
Rest assured that these soft shades will create a relaxing feel, while textures and patterns ensure a bedroom that's no snoozefest
"textures and patterns ensure a bedroom that's no snoozefest... subdued and mature. I love how calm gray is and how it complements silver and white... a gray and white room can come through via patterns and textures. Perhaps the best... husband and wife. — Natasha from Schue Love... in grey and white, with small pops of turquoise and chartreuse. And I'm having my living... richness and warmth which might be missing from a purely grey and white palette. :)..."
Decorating With Antiques: Sit Pretty on Settees and Sofas
Get character and comfort when you bring home an antique seat — you can even reupholster it to perfectly fit your style
"character and comfort when you bring home an antique seat — you can even reupholster... artistic and comfortable. Decorating with antique seating can be a fascinating and beautiful... live with and put to use things from the past. This gives us a sense of connectedness... s and continuity with our forebears. With antiques, we’re using things in the present... existence, and much human ingenuity has been brought to bear to meet that need in ways..."