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5 Teen and Tween Girls' Rooms With Fresh-Faced Style
Youthful and light, these girls' bedrooms show an age-appropriate mix of playful spirit and design-savvy sophistication
"thful and light, these girls' bedrooms show an age-appropriate mix of playful spirit... to them and listening to how they feel, asking them what accessories and colors and... tween and teen girls often want to leave behind childhood tokens while yearning for... with and then going from there," she says. Parents may not always understand their... tween and teen girls, but the rooms below show that when they work together as a..."
What's That Sound? 9 Home Noises and How to Fix Them
Bumps and thumps might be driving you crazy, but they also might mean big trouble. We give you the lowdown and which pro to call for help
"Bumps and thumps might be driving you crazy, but they also might mean big trouble... lowdown and which pro to call for help... hearing and who can help. If you're hearing any of these sounds, it might be time to... Dear Aunt and Uncle. Those stands crack and snap day and night. They wake me up. They... stove and water heater and switch all the lights off and then look at your meter... can try and get a piece of fine sand paper in there edgewise and work it up and down..."
13 Home Design and Decor Trends to Watch for in 2013
It's predictions ahead as we find out what's on the radar of designers and makers for the coming year
"designers and makers for the coming year... that more and more people are becoming braver in their spaces and really using their... personal and meaningful space will translate into designs and home decorating in 2013... ideas new and old for 2013 have shown up on the horizon. Designer Abigail Ahern says... design and decor as an extension of their individuality." The need for a more personal... ideas and likes and I got a house that I adored. And I had fun doing it! Wow, I..."
My Houzz: Finding Beauty in the Everyday
From the 2-story woodstove to the fridge in the entryway, unusual takes on simple things give this Toronto home character
"takes on simple things give this Toronto home character... pause and examine and make your eyes explode because it’s so incredibly beautiful... clovers and confounding lines and loops that produce a stunning composition while keeping... home (and its stories) and a clever approach to storage. Houzz at a Glance Who... renovating and decorating. “Photography for me is the process of turning ordinary or... Andrew and a housemate Location: Junction Triangle neighborhood in Toronto’s West..."
An Architect in Search of a Tag Line
"in a simple phrase. It doesn’t go well... website, and redesigning my business cards, and relinking my blogs, and redoing my Facebook... letters and a number, and maybe the French word for "studio." Don't judge. This all... Facebook page and email accounts, I'm beginning to dislike all words, and I'm starting to... emails and call it a day. Maybe something like one of these.... homes and businesses and found that many of your choices could well describe my business..."
6 Tips to Combine a Crafts and Homework Room
You and the kids can both be productive, with a high-performing space that encourages crafting inspiration and school assignment finishing
"You and the kids can both be productive, with a high-performing space that encourages... everything is and clean and white. Maybe someday ! Lol.... sdfaf fsaf Love the island! Craft... Craft and office space Combination table and storage Great Homeschool room ideas.... children and I need more storage and room for science stuff. I LOVE these ideas!!!!... together and the mess is blocked from view. What is that over the chandelier in #2 --..."
Great Design Plant: Columbine Grows Happily in Shade and Sun
Its ethereal beauty comes from complex forms and wide-ranging colors, but columbine’s benefits are highly attractive too
"forms and wide-ranging colors, but columbine’s benefits are highly attractive too... trillium and speckled trout lily. Columbine grows happily in dappled shade, and its... species, and there are many types adapted to regions and climates in the Western Hemisphere... gardens and mountain slopes; others prefer shade. And then there are the hybrids with... color and scent, one of my favorite perennials appears — star-shaped columbine. It..."
Try a Handmade Oushak Rug for Warm Spice Tones and Softness Underfoot
Lovely to look at and delightful to touch, these sumptuous Turkish rugs work with a range of room styles
"look at and delightful to touch, these sumptuous Turkish rugs work with a range of... elegant and incredibly soft, and work well with a range of styles — is it any wonder... carpets and where they come from.... books and carpets and plants and pets make a house a home...and have as I have travelled... forgiving and easy to clean, and the pattern in an oriental rug hides a multitude of... mountains and designed 9 rugs for that project, all wool, wool and silk, and all silk..."
How to Choose and Use Ecofriendly Kitchen Appliances
"energy and money. Here's how to pick and use appliances wisely... money and energy with these tips for selecting kitchen appliances and using them... researches and ranks the most efficient appliances, says: "If you're going to waste money... insider, and has a mission of digging up real info and pushing for change. The myth... kitchen reno and sprang for the induction cooktop, and we love love LOVE it. It is so fast..."
Before and After: French Country Master Suite Renovation
Sheila Rich helps couple reconfigure dark, dated rooms to welcome elegance, efficiency and relaxation
"hallway and his-and-her walk-in closets, adding storage and switching up the bathroom... airy and romantic, but more important, comfortable and functional. "Lots of giggles... awhile, and we were renovating room by room," says interior designer Sheila Rich. "The... wet bar and very little to no closet space. ... This was a poorly appointed master... space and extremely inefficient storage." The suite included a sitting room, bedroom..."
6 Ways to Harmonize Different Home and Garden Styles
No need to play a matching game. Unify your landscape and architecture by creating links that tie them together
"landscape and architecture by creating links that tie them together... together, and the risk of nothing standing out is great — as is the risk for, well, a... style, and your garden another? As a designer, I’m sometimes asked by clients to help... Japanese and others practice functional simple designs. Simple good designs go hand... elaborate and complex designs. They are simple well made and sustainable. Well made..."
My Houzz: Goodwill and Good Taste in a Grand Colonial
Welcoming the community for charity fundraisers and more, this Massachusetts home radiates graciousness
"fundraisers and more, this Massachusetts home radiates graciousness... here: Jim and Robin Buhrer, daughter Lauren (age 18), son Michael (15) and their Labradoodle... Jim and Robin Buhrer wanted to be closer to the center of their historic Massachusetts... the door and was invited inside for a tour. He persuaded the owner, a retired art... time, and energy - and even a risk. Beautiful job - and yes, the choice of decor..."
Edit Keepsakes With Confidence — What to Let Go and What to Keep
If mementos are weighing you down more than bringing you joy, here's how to lighten your load with no regrets
"minutes? And what about the family members who will one day inherit all of this stuff:... attic (and perhaps a storage unit, too) filled with boxes of stuff, you are not alone... stuff, and your life story. Here you'll learn how to confidently decide what is worth... all time and what is not.... will and will not fit. Then there are the grandkid's creations and cards, and the... size, and never from each and every one! We bought frames and used to up-date all..."
What You Must Know About the Sun and Your Home
Learn about the powerful effects of sunlight on house materials and more, and see 7 homes that address the sun's rays beautifully
"materials and more, and see 7 homes that address the sun's rays beautifully... Plastics fade and become brittle. The heat created on the south side of buildings by the... homes and for renovating those stock, sun-ignoring designs.... curtain and my room. It sets well after 10pm, and you still don't need a flashlight... UV rays and heat exactly when needed, and do not block the views when not in use. Mesh... doors and windows are also useful as they blend with the design of the house and..."
How to Choose the Perfect Bed Pillow — and Sleep Better
Wake up saying 'Ahhhh' instead of 'Ow' with a pillow that provides all the support and comfort you need
"wrong one, and you'll trade 40 winks for fitful tossing and turning. Keep these tips in... finals). And the most important piece of the slumber puzzle is your pillow. Choose the... fills and have even tried the memory foam and gel pillows and have yet to find the... mattress and bedhead. This recipe is per person, I use it on a queen bed (and sometimes... on it and wondered where she could get one. It's supports my head and neck perfectly..."