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Design Workshop: Cool Lighting Tricks
We turn you on to pro lighting strategies to highlight features, create intrigue and make the most of indoor and outdoor rooms
"to pro lighting strategies to highlight features, create intrigue and make the most... Good lighting designs balance three primary types of light: ambient, task and accent... awareness of light levels around us and assigned them meanings — the warm afternoon sun... sun, a cool and snowy sky, a candlelit table — all of them connected to human emotion... invokes light to play on these emotions, to render the scale and mood of our spaces..."
Chill Out: 10 Cool Ways to Beat the Heat Outdoors
Step away from the A/C's artificial blast — and treat yourself to these more natural cool-down methods in the great outdoors
"natural cool-down methods in the great outdoors... these cool features into your outdoor space, you'll find yourself spending more and... surrounding outdoors. Nice! This is a great summary of how to make the most of outdoor... up an outdoor area, homeowners can instantly create an area that is protected from... hose, light enough to move them where you want them. Loved the article and great... embedded lighting in the colums. I am a fan of pergolas - this one we built last summer..."
Houzz Products: Furnish a Cool Modern Patio
Want your outdoor room to be comfy and edgy at the same time? These sleek, chic patio furnishings and accessories can help
"your outdoor room to be comfy and edgy at the same time? These sleek, chic patio... and the outdoors are beckoning — it’s time to give your outdoor room a fresh look and... off an outdoor rug, spot clean with mild detergent and then hang it up to dry in the... on your outdoor sofa to create a cozy nest. The pale gray hue and modern print would... leave outdoors. This generously proportioned sectional will seat a crowd comfortably..."
Make a Mod Solar Lamp Trio for the Garden
What’s that hovering ethereally in the dark? A set of cool globe lights showing off your DIY ingenuity
"set of cool globe lights showing off your DIY ingenuity... twine light globes for my kitchen ceiling fixture. I recently decided to move on... Way cool. The fountain lights especially so. Dont move it yet. Great DIY light... ball of light. They had string lights in them. I was thinking about using solar string... creative lights project!!! Brilliant! (get it?) Your great pics make it easy to... especially the light in the fountain. And there are so many other ways to make use of those..."
Pitch Some Retro-Cool Camping Style at Home
Enjoy a summer camp feel the grown-up way: heavy on picturesque picks for the home and backyard, light on sandy sheets and chilly feet
"backyard, light on sandy sheets and chilly feet... in our outdoor fireplace. The best part is the fact that I get to sleep inside with... great outdoors, I love the idea of constructing a screened shelter just steps from... surplus or outdoor store for inexpensive enamelware. Collect vintage paintings. Thrift..."
13 Extra-Cool Things to Do With a Backyard
Sure, you could just plop down on a blanket. Or you could create a dragon’s lair, a mosaic gallery, a party in a jungle ...
"to your outdoor living space. From surfboard showers to freestanding bathtubs, here’s... being outdoors just for the pleasure of it all? Two things - 1. An outdoor shower... flames on a cool night. Be careful with outdoor showers. Many town ordinances forbid... want the lights and the chairs in # 2. Love them! Only problem with outdoor furniture... to take outdoor showers so no more bath time wrangling. :) 2. I'm super happy to see..."
10 Cool Ideas for Backyard Retreats and Playhouses
Get away from it all without packing a bag, by setting up an outbuilding tailored to your imagination
"and the outdoor world is beckoning. What better way to enhance outdoor living than... with a cool new structure in the backyard? Whether you dream of lounging in a hammock... our time outdoors, especially here in the north country when the sitting outdoor season... ng an outdoor room! Love all of these! They look better than some houses. The... ty So cool to see an airstream on your list! We were lucky to get ours last year..."
5 Hot Cool-Season Grasses
Chill out this spring with resilient grasses that will kick-start your garden and may just last all year
"suggests, cool-season grasses grow when the weather is cool. They're straight out of... categories: cool season and warm season. It's important to understand the differences between... winter. Cool-season grasses may go dormant and even brown in high summer, but with... 'Northern Lights' has variegated foliage that turns pink when the weather cools.Photo... may be a cool-season grower, but it does best with soil on the dry side and plenty of..."
Light Up Your Night With an Easy Outdoor Table Lamp
"some soft light to my outdoor space. An electricity-free and battery-free outdoor table... really cool pink acrylic lamp, and to the hardware store and a few minutes with a... type of light with a wall bracket or an actual outdoor light. Replacing the bulb with... landscape lights don't give off much light. Not sure how bright it would be. I'm guessing... power the light. lovemcm=Just put the solar light portion out in the sun early in the..."
How to Get a Pizza Oven for the Patio
New project for a new year: Light a fire under plans for an outdoor oven and claim the best pizza in town
"year: Light a fire under plans for an outdoor oven and claim the best pizza in town... makes outdoor living taste fabulous!! As a masterful outdoor kitchen builder and... that's outdoor living fabulously. For more great outdoor kitchen ideas. Go to THE... wants an outdoor wood fired oven. Love the gargoyle! Thanks for this article. I would... completed a outdoor patio for a client that included a pizza oven. We think the mason..."
Make Outdoor Magic With String Lighting
"string lights may help your patio or porch put a sparkle in someone's eyes... nonpermanent outdoor lighting method has transformed my backyard and can transform yours... little light onto your outdoor evening celebration.... swing, and outdoor gatherings are at their peak. Each night as I descend upon my outdoor... string lights that whimsically resemble ... well, lucky stars. The simple, cost-effective... to have lights go across a pool? I noticed all the outdoor string lights in your web..."
My Houzz: Cool Studio in the Mountains of B.C.
Outdoor Lighting to Make Your Home and Landscape Glow
Let your home be a beacon at night with exterior lights for pathways, pools, trees and, of course, the front door
"exterior lights for pathways, pools, trees and, of course, the front door... uplighting. Lighting can be as minimal and inexpensive as a few solar lights from a home... extra outdoor rooms all night long. Start with the front door to welcome visitors... a few lights to your garden or backyard patio, or even spice up a few trees with... bit of light can go a long way in the dark. Take a peek into a few homes at night..."
My Houzz: Cool and Coastal Newport Beach Home
A cool color palette, international accessories and sweeping views of the coast grace this modern California home
"A cool color palette, international accessories and sweeping views of the coast grace... including lighting, furniture, paint, flooring, tile and cabinetry. Inspired by the design... into the cool palette of this open, airy home. Over the years, Amanda and Blake have... yesterday in a light shade of grey for my bedroom and now I feel so confident about it. I... off the cool blue tones in the rest of the home, 11-year-old Will's room is the tidiest..."
My Houzz: Cool, Curated California Getaway
Two art collectors splash their exuberant style over a midcentury modern home in California's Orange County
"good light and it reminded us of Palm Springs." By tearing out old carpet, giving... those outdoors. Where can one get them? I love the style of this home! My daughter... , The outdoor chairs are all vintage finds from various shops and flea markets in... letting light in on two sides of the room. Jonathan Adler vases and a purple ceramic... pretty cool story. It was a surprise birthday gift from Patti three or four years..."