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Thoughtful updates make a New York couple’s home ‘more of what it already was,’ says the architect-owner
"updates make a New York couple’s home ‘more of what it already was,’ says the architect-owner... out as a plan in a pattern book. What Brewer appreciates about the American foursquare... turning a modest and vintage house into his own has been a labor of love and fun.... architect and a partner at Robert Stern Architects, is the designer of many new homes, including... developed a passion for pattern-book houses, or those houses built throughout North America..."
Make a Custom Nautical Mirror for Less Than $30
"Be a captain of style with a rope-bordered mirror you can fashion in an afternoon... think. For a few hours of your time and less than $30, you can make your own captain’s... something from a specialty store. Thanks ! I need a mirror in my entry hall and I think this... nails has a tendency to get hard and brittle after a few years thus losing the adhesive... provide a much better reflection. If you ever stayed at a hotel and wondered why you..."
My Houzz: Reinventing a 1930 Fire Station for Family Life
Don't sound the alarm because the fire engine is gone; this remodeled station now happily hosts fundraisers and two generations of a family
"creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for entertaining and lifestyle blogger Alexandra... Project at a Glance Who lives here: This is a second living space for Alexandra and Adam... building into a work and play space tailored to their family’s needs. Although both the... includes a kitchen, an office, 4 living spaces and 2 bathrooms Year built: 1930... to have a great eye for a bargain, too. I wonder about this question a lot: lots..."
Guest Picks: Get a Hotel-Chic Master Bedroom Suite
"ax in a bedroom and bath done up in the style of a luxury getaway... spas have a knack for making the stress of everyday life melt away. It's easy to be... getting a high-end-resort-inspired master bedroom suite right in your own home. — Jane... which is a world of difference. I once styled a bedroom and then an entire house based... based on a tropical island bungalow I stayed in at a boutique Caribbean luxury resort..."
10 Ways Photos Can Make a Room
"forever with a fresh take on a photo wall... s are a wonderful way to adorn your walls, whether you're into Richard Misrach, Ansel... here are a few great ones.... create a tile mural as a backslash for the kitchen or bath or outdoors. http://www... formal. A little over a year ago one of my clients enjoyed photography as his hobby... describe how a large photo can impact a space. Most of my photos are printed large scale..."
Houzz Tour: A Home Inspired by Art and Life in Los Angeles
"A beach house becomes a light-filled, minimalist showcase for the owners' art and... something of a Spanish-villa hodgepodge. Jagoda eliminated excess architectural ornamentation... create a home that would reflect how this creative couple actually uses the space... a fan of mid-century modern, but the bedroom looks like cast offs from a vacation... would be a beautiful place to vacation, but I couldn't live in it on a daily basis...."
Kitchen of the Week: New Traditional Style in a 1900s Home
A more open layout gives a Seattle kitchen much-needed breathing room, while classic materials maintain its character
"A more open layout gives a Seattle kitchen much-needed breathing room, while classic... space for a mini fridge. Sarah Henry of Gaspar's Construction worked with the family... family on a renovation to increase the kitchen's size to 12 by 12 feet and add modern... workable as a kitchen, a real place for a cook and 2. I love the fact that it looks so... done, but a bit too busy for me. I do like how they "framed" the kitchen after they..."
My Houzz: Creative DIY Personalizes a 2-Bedroom Bungalow
Stenciling, custom finishes and furniture, and Scottish-inspired style give a 1920s home personality and warmth
"style give a 1920s home personality and warmth... "It was a darling house with a new roof, but I was happy to see that it hadn't been... include a hand-stenciled wooden deck, a custom-made breakfast nook and painted built-in... rehabilitated a 1920s bungalow in the Vickery Place historical district of Dallas. "It... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Alun and Selena Urquhart and their corgi, Magnus Size:... have done a wonderful job in creating a home with style, character and a lot of hominess..."
Great Design Plant: Wild Geranium Puts on a Color Show
Oodles of bright blossoms and an easygoing nature make this woodland plant a welcome addition to a shady garden
"plant a welcome addition to a shady garden... plants in a shade garden. Versatile, because it can grow in a wide variety of soil types... sounds like a great mix. I'm sorry you view it as a weed comoxki. I think its a welcome... after a garden "work out." But today, my garden plans were shortened by a yellow... can pack a punch with the stinger coming loose with a venom sac. Since most of our native... Alaska in a beautiful blue color resembling the second photo above. An ineradicable weed..."
7 Ways to Get a Cool Industrial Edge Anywhere
Whether you call an old factory or a brand-new build home, these ideas can help you forge a raw industrial vibe
"factory or a brand-new build home, these ideas can help you forge a raw industrial vibe... A home's foundation — exposed beams, brick, metal and other construction elements... you have a more modern or vintage approach, industrial elements can add an edge your... is such a great way to bring a cool industrial look to any space, whether it's a h... live in a small house that was built in 1908. At some point (decades ago), an addition..."
Add a Drop of Color to Your Living Room
"y out a new hue with pillows, upholstery and a bold accent or two... feels a little too neutral, but you are afraid of adding color or don't want to invest... waters with a few accents that won't break the bank. Here are some easy, cost effective... adding a "drop" of color.....because anything beyond a drop seems to change the dynamics... add a fun pattern to the back of a chair. I love adding a pattern to only a part..."
Houzz Tour: A Rare Tiny-Home Specimen in Sweden
"With a reptilian skin and unusual architecture, this small home focuses on nature... making a statement with this house: If you design a space well, it doesn't need to... Used as a weekend and summer home by a couple who live in an apartment in Gothenburg... to be a small house for two people; it was designed to be a house for two people... house has a working kitchen, an outdoor shower and an outhouse nearby, in addition to..."
Kitchen Counters: Granite, Still a Go-to Surface Choice
Every slab of this natural stone is one of a kind — but there are things to watch for while you're admiring its unique beauty
"one of a kind — but there are things to watch for while you're admiring its unique... It’s a natural stone, so every individual slab of the hundreds of named colors is... necessarily a sign of a job poorly done. In our own showroom, our star piece is a countertop... kitchen for a day after cleaning to allow them to dry will be a problem for a busy family... is for us to find a stone that doesn't just look "good," but that excites them and..."
10 Elements of a Great Home Bar
"Turn a wall into a stylish wet bar that makes it easy to entertain in style... to add a wet bar to your home. It should be installed where you'll host most of the... located in a rec room, great room, library, office or even in your outdoor space. Whichever... tiles or a dramatic Tuscan landscape tile mural or a wine art mosaic. Any image on... Creating a contemporary glass counter top and back bar that is illuminated with neon..."
Love to Bake? Try These 13 Ideas for a Better Baker's Kitchen
Whether you dabble in devil's food cake or are bidding for a bake-off title, these kitchen ideas will boost your baking experience
"bidding for a bake-off title, these kitchen ideas will boost your baking experience... really a science, if you think about it. Designing or modifying a kitchen for a serious... aving a baker in the family is a mixed blessing. Who doesn't love the aroma of sugar... That's a lot of calorie temptation to contend with on a regular basis. Yummy carbs... kitchens with a larger footprint. Grab a glass of cold milk — the cookies are in the oven..."