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10 Elements of a Dream Master Bath
A heavenly bathroom could be just a few features away. Would any of these be must-haves for your renovation?
"A heavenly bathroom could be just a few features away. Would any of these be must-haves... aming of revamping your master bath? From dual showers and soaking tubs to saunas... if any of these 10 features make the wish list for your ultimate master bath.... window has a picture of Lake Como. It feels almost like a real window in a windowless... Since part of the discussion relates to views, I took a couple of shots of what we see..."
Room of the Day: A Maine Guest Cottage Steeped in Charm
Once offering eggs for sale, this little guesthouse now offers a serene experience in a refined rustic setting
"offers a serene experience in a refined rustic setting... down as a training exercise. But Landry intervened and transformed the Buxton, Maine... property into a rural haven steeped in contemporary country charm. Photography by Brea McDonald... past like a steel cage full of fake eggs or a picture of farming eggs reaching to its... that it's a cottage, a getaway, not a year round home, so of course it should be simple..."
Get a Bird's-Eye View of America's Housing Patterns
See the big picture of how suburban developments are changing the country's landscape, with aerial photos and ideas for the future
"picture of how suburban developments are changing the country's landscape, with aerial... to see a satellite view of anyplace on the globe, I loved looking at books with aerial... photography. A few favorites that focus on natural and human-made landscapes of the United... diversity of the country's suburban housing in terms of scale and form, but also that... Wark's A Field Guide to Sprawl and Alan Berger's Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban..."
Every Room Needs a Little Bit of Black
"queen of all colors was black.’ — Pierre-Auguste Renoir... It’s like a touch of horseradish in a bland sauce — it adds just the right amount of... years one of my design mantras has been, “Every room needs a little touch of black.”... never out of style and oh-so-seductively hints of power. In this case what’s true... world of fashion is also true in the world of interior design. Black is the universal..."
Room of the Day: Curiosities Bring Quick Intrigue to a Living Room
From blank box to captivating, exotic concoction, this room goes for the wow factor — and the whole house took just 4 days
"action of mine. Life has a way of doing that. Ever lost a treasure to a moving van... being a very big Fan of Zebra, the painting needs a zebra in it, not a cow, lol... smell of the inks in a photography book, etc. I just installed a wall of shelves... believes a time is coming when a library of actual books will once again be a hallmark... The tree of life". The wall of collectibles is simply amazing. It must have cost a fortune..."
Reluctant DIYer's Diary of a Dresser Makeover
"lasted a good long time, but it's due for a makeover. While I appreciate the beautiful... ready for a change. I was hoping to wrap this up in a weekend, but it was not meant to... I had a secret New Year's resolution this year. It was to successfully complete a... a Do-It-Yourself project from start to finish. I'm just going to put this out there:... being a perfectionist (do you remember Phil Hartman as the Anal-Retentive Handyman..."
Kitchen of the Week: Preservation Instincts Create Vintage Modern Style
"this 1908 kitchen join new custom accents for a look that bridges the years... buried much of the original architecture under a mishmash of styles, but the couple still... create a fun, casual and authentic-feeling space. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives... remodeling the kitchen of their own 1908 Portland, Oregon, house. Remodels in the 1920s and... years of experience: preserve what you can, salvage whenever possible and stay true..."
Basement of the Week: Guests Gets a Cottage-Like Stay
Converted to a comfy space with a full bath, a bedroom and extra amenities, this Maryland basement is great for visitors and the owner alike
"ed to a comfy space with a full bath, a bedroom and extra amenities, this Maryland... create a dreamy guest cottage, but believe it or not, you can create the same feeling... When a single woman in Bethesda, Maryland, wanted some private space for visiting... created a bright and charming guest cottage–like space under her two-story colonial... complete with a living room, bedroom, full bath, hidden washer-dryer station and workspace..."
The Wonder of Walnut: A Love Story
"thousands of years. Two species of walnut are grown commercially: the common walnut... creamy hue of its sapwood to the brownish black of its heartwood. When it's dried in a... a kiln, it takes on a more uniform brown color. When it's left to air dry, it turns... warmth of walnut. Its golden, chocolatey tones have soothed and enchanted people for... turns a purpley brown. Like all woods, walnut's beauty comes from its variability...."
Houzz Tour: Moments of Meditation in a Utah Buddhist's Retreat
Rocky exterior walls and other thoughtful design touches give this home a sense of spirituality and belonging to its site
"this home a sense of spirituality and belonging to its site... she is a practicing Buddhist of the Tibetan sect, and her retreat consists of a residence... ) and a studio (under construction). We'll take a tour of the residence and see how... A week after seeing one of Imbue Design's projects in Salt Lake City, the head of... composed of Christopher Talvy, Hunter Gundersen and Matt Swindel — to design a retreat for..."
It Takes a Village: 2 Homes Made of Multiple Structures
Separate buildings join in style and intention in these home bases, showing that sometimes more is just right
"as a series of connected or freestanding pavilions is desirable. Maybe the home... g mix of family members. Or maybe the home grows over time, so that a home expansion... both take a decidedly modern approach to family living, with the best of both the traditional... build a home that is all under one roof, there are times when building the home as... expansion is a new pavilion rather than just an addition. Here are two homes that have..."
Basement of the Week: A Man Cave Goes Chic and Family Friendly
"lighten up a dad's dark rec room and make space for guests and family... Basement at a Glance Who lives here: A family of 3 Location: Portland, Oregon Size: About... been sort of a man cave, heavy on the cave. While the husband still wanted it to serve... wanted a space that was cool, modern and full of light, where they could hang out... to be a family-friendly spot that he could enjoy with his wife, 12-year-old daughter..."
Portrait of a Terrible Housekeeper
"during a particularly chaotic move, he packed up a box of dirty dishes. Do I need... taking care of things in his home as much as he does with everything outside it. It's hard... to the kitchen after he's licked them! And a dishwasher might be a good idea so he... chore of ridding my mailbox of all the crap. I've been out of the US for so long... think of the bugs and critters having a field day under his sofa. Billy is not a..."
Guest Picks: A Cornucopia of Fall Accessories
No need to go out of your gourd decorating. A few small seasonal pieces are all it takes to transition a home to fall
"go out of your gourd decorating. A few small seasonal pieces are all it takes to... this time of year: a few ceramic pumpkins on the mantel, a colorful wreath hanging on... perhaps a seasonal dish served on a festive plate. Even the smallest piece of decor... transition a home from the airiness of summer to the coziness of fall. — Annemarie from... store, get a sweater for a couple $$ & make your own.... was that a knitted/ knit effect cushion I saw? I love everything in this idea book!..."
Houzz Tour: 1950s Hilltop Home Gets a Dose of Modern Style
"A dark San Francisco home is opened up to natural light and beautiful views of the... half of a design-savvy couple with a young son (and baby number two on the way)... view of the blue sky, the endless ocean and the city "is just like a piece of art on... house was a dark warren of walls and clutter." Architect Mason Miller knocked down... way for a view in each main room. A master suite was added to the top floor, and Baker..."