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How Low Can Hedges Go? Discover Unusual Garden Borders
Short enough to step over, high enough to be a stretch ... check out these radically different hedge styles and tell us your opinion
"to be a stretch ... check out these radically different hedge styles and tell us... makes a hedge, but I see it as a linear planting kept regularly trimmed, compact... of as a hedge? They are as old as the hills and a common feature of the landscape... within a yard or line a garden background, hedges are now back in fashion. But today's... maintain a continuous barrier. If we consider this definition, does this not open up..."
Easy Green: Big and Small Ways to Be More Water-Wise at Home
These 20 tips can help us all make the best use of a precious resource. How do you save water in summer?
"can help us all make the best use of a precious resource. How do you save water in summer... summer is a great time to get serious about conserving water. Whether your goal is to... during a time of drought, keep pollution out of waterways, or save money on your home... waterways are a good place to begin.... to dry a bit. If your sprinklers are on a timing system you can even set it to a... them with a single good slosh from a jug of hot water. A bucket under shower head or..."
Your Garden Is Stirring — Here's What to Do in February
February is a good time to start seeds, shape up shrubs and watch for the earliest blooms. Here's what to do in your part of the U.S. now
"ry is a good time to start seeds, shape up shrubs and watch for the earliest blooms... western U.S. are calling for delicious garden additions like artichokes, blackberries... in the U.S., region by region. Find your February garden checklist: California |... those of us not in the continental U.S.... aka alaska. thanks so much for this. Really... we have a lot of Home & Garden shows this month. Great way to get excited about what's..."
Houzz News: Remodeling Heats Up
With the U.S. economy showing signs of recovery, homeowners invest in quality, livability and "a place to make their own"
"h the U.S. economy showing signs of recovery, homeowners invest in quality, livability... and "a place to make their own"... life — a parent or a child moving in, for example. Others are based on a pent-up demand... has been a long time coming, and it can be seen in the projects on Houzz and just about... creating a dream home. People are spending more time at home with the people they love... to get a glimpse of how widespread this change is and its impact on the home industry..."
Easy Green: Discover the Appeal of 'Ecovillages'
Communities devoted to sustainable living are catching on across the U.S., with shared resources and a neighborly approach
"across the U.S., with shared resources and a neighborly approach... it is a new-urban development within a large city or a remote rural neighborhood... offering is a chance to connect with like-minded people and really get to know the neighbors... craftsman, a victorian, a modern, a Philadelphia row house, and a Charleston porch house... enough in a chintzy sort of way, when you put it next to a spanish mission, a craftsman..."
Houzz Tour: Jewel Tones, Comfort and Craftsmanship
"Takes Us Through a New San Francisco Renovation... and now a Millbrae-based interior designer, for a peek at her latest project in San... began as a simple bath remodel and ultimately turned into a complete renovation showcasing... required a casual, low-maintenance space for their three dogs and visiting relatives... could be a real nuisance. And who wants to be trying to have a nice dinner with the... beautiful. as a furniture designer, i really appreciate the simplicity of the dining table..."
Expert Lighting Design Secrets
A professional designer turns us on to the 10 most important things to know when lighting rooms and art
"A professional designer turns us on to the 10 most important things to know when... hiring a lighting designer is the easiest solution. But if you're on a tight budget... can make a project successful." If you can afford a lighting designer, Thompson recommends... making us look so good!" Daniel Entin, Director Notre Dame exhibit in South Bend,... underpinning a basement to 8' height. There will be one large window with window well in..."
Bike-Chain Chandeliers You've Got to See
Take a video ride with us to see how an artist creates amazing lighting fixtures solely from bike parts
"Take a video ride with us to see how an artist creates amazing lighting fixtures... working with a structural engineer and sourcing the material from junkyards. Over a two-week... — used a GoPro camera to record a time-lapse video of the assembly process. Check... roommates — a mix of artists, film producers and editors called the Catalyst Art Collective... not be a whole lot easier just to run them through the dishwasher a couple of times..."
Tepee Designs Tempt Kids and Grown-ups
For imaginative play or as a peaceful hideaway indoors or out, tepees speak to the children in all of us
"or as a peaceful hideaway indoors or out, tepees speak to the children in all of... emerged as a trend-setting accessory. Whether you're hosting a backyard bash or creating... creating a rainy-day reading nook, tepees are appropriate indoors and out. Using a DIY... whip up a tepee of my own this summer (although I imagine I will be tempted to purchase... purchase a kit). Either way, I officially dub the summer of 2012 the Summer of the Tepee..."
Louis Kahn's Modern Residential Masterpieces Get Coverage at Last
See 9 of the celebrated architect's lesser-known projects, U.S. homes, in a new book filled with photos and details
"projects, U.S. homes, in a new book filled with photos and details... y has a way of mythologizing people by embracing certain accomplishments over others... tap into a deep history: the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British... exists a void in the historical coverage of the architect. Enter The Houses of Louis... the book a few years back on a brick masonry restoration project as well as a historical..."
Want an Easy Tropical Oasis? Think Container Plants
Tropical plants have taken one coastal community by storm. Come on a walk with us to get ideas for your own porch, patio or garden
"Come on a walk with us to get ideas for your own porch, patio or garden... creating a lush tropical look for your outdoor environment, a tropical container garden... again on a recent trip to the northwestern coast of Florida. What struck me most about... creating a welcoming entrance. Nearly every front porch had one — if not several — container... s for a large focal pot! Thank you for some great ideas! I recently remodeled my..."
Guest Picks: Modern Morocco
"Inspires Us to Bring a Little Morocco Home... result is a refreshing style that celebrates the old, the new and a cultural history... sharing a new ideabook featuring beautiful spaces and products that speak to AphroChic's... stay in a Riad--a bed and breakfast type of establishment INSIDE the walls of the... create a well traveled look. I love all of your picks Jeanine...especially those zig... What a wonderful comment. I love that lantern. It's gorgeous! I know you are working..."
Style Guide: Bistro Chairs
European sidewalks gave us bistro chairs, but this classic furniture style is seen in homes around the world. Pick a fave from our roundup
"sidewalks gave us bistro chairs, but this classic furniture style is seen in homes around... Pick a fave from our roundup... take a virtual trip over to European bistros and cafés. The bistro chairs designed... articles on a few of our favorites in the past, but I thought I'd make it easy and lasso... choose a favorite. If you can't narrow it down to one, that's just fine; each of the... We love a good bistro chair, especially because you can usually pick them up for a..."
8 Design Tricks From Sunny Botanical Gardens
Take a yard from stale to stupendous with ideas from these expertly designed gardens in the U.S. Sunbelt
"Take a yard from stale to stupendous with ideas from these expertly designed gardens... already know a thing or two about garden design (and I'm sure you do), you'll still enjoy... always been a big fan. Desert gardening can be a challenge! Texture and color are a must... "borrow a view" as I am looking for ideas in my own yard to frame a lovely view of... I've been a member of Houzz for a while now, and this may be my favorite article ever..."
Art Nouveau Style Creates Verve With Curves
Its breathtaking fluidity is still sweeping us away a century later. See how art nouveau style is swirling through homes today
"sweeping us away a century later. See how art nouveau style is swirling through homes... — saw a rejection of Victorian styles, historical imitations and revivals. It... demonstrated a close relationship with the fine arts, incorporating them into architecture... than just a picture it creates a whole environment. It successfully puts together two... I'm a little sad that it's somewhat lost in the room. It literally took me a few..."