364 crush it Stories
Guest Picks: Crushing on Orange
"you call it tangerine or persimmon, 20 ways to use Pantone's top hue for 2012... you call it coral, tangerine or orange, the hue is sure to add some life to any space... with a crush on orange as well. — Courtney from A Thoughtful Place Tangerine Tango... orange! If it wasn't for the fact that it winter, I would take a picture of my sun room... is fun. It makes the room and it's fun and happy. Maybe this spring I will post a picture..."
Color Crush: A Pop of Turquoise
"consistently crush on. I like its soft, watery shades as much as the bright and bold ones... ones. It's a color you often find in cottage style and shabby-chic spaces, but turquoise... times it looks plucked from somewhere in the Far East. Here are a few favorite displays... much. it adds a great dimension to the things you already have. also adding it in... but now it might be a splash of turquoise! I think I have a little bit of turquoise..."
Celebrate the Crush With Wine Barrel Furniture
From wine country to you: Enjoy the rich patina of wine-barrel wood in chandeliers, furniture, floors and more
"Crush Season is later than usual here in Northern California, and it will likely... harvested, crushed and stored at wineries. In honor of Crush, let's look at some ingenious... Erin. It was fun finding all this wine barrel stuff. Who knew? A half-whiskey barrel... cats used it as a personal catnip lounger! I'd find grey kitty hais in clumps amidst... After it is no longer useful for that purpose, it makes a great beverage cooler...."
Designer Crush: How to Decorate Like Thomas O'Brien
Compose an elegant yet contemporary home with a touch of American casualness, in the style of this renowned designer
"one of its top 100 design firms (AD100) for 2012. If O'Brien's name sounds familiar... book and it's fantastic! Makes for a great client gift. Thanks Wendy! Thanks, Joni... I've been crushing on Thomas O'Brien's style since I first heard about him. Classic.... tradition on its head. When laying tile or brick, place the pieces on end for an ultrac... idea, and it is the human dimension that I bring to even my most formal interiors — allowing..."
Blue Crush: Tranquil Palettes Inspired by the Sea
"love love it! That's true obsessive! GORGEOUS!... pale blue it surrounds and adding dimension to the space. Bright white throughout ties... ties it all together. Every time you use color, incorporate a lighter shade of that... area gets its cool from the deep, ocean-inspired blues of the cushions and the firebowl... pieces, it's impressive to see how coherent—and dazzling—this area looks.Next: More..."
Why It's OK to Hate Your New Custom Sofa
It takes time to get used to bold new furniture, but dry your tears — the shock can be good for you. Here's what to expect
"It takes time to get used to bold new furniture, but dry your tears — the shock can... It took you days, weeks, even months (OK, years) to decide on your new sofa or chair... make sure it worked. You carefully measured. Perhaps your interior designer approved... response, it will be short-lived. And soon you will welcome your new piece with open... drapes it to see it during various times of the day, it grew on me. In fact it's my..."
Benjamin Moore Floats Breath of Fresh Air as Its Color of 2014
Touted as a new neutral, this baby blue can stand on its own or support bolder colors. Here's how to use it
"stand on its own or support bolder colors. Here's how to use it... while it’s not a color I would rush to use in my own home, I can see it working well... found it a bit “thin” — too pastel and more than a little underwhelming. But in... a love-it-or-hate-it color, which is weird given it's a "neutral". To me, it's not... definitely use it again! I like that color , it's on my business card, I call it the Tiffany..."
Reinvent It: Street Signs Become a Lively Kitchen Backsplash
City surplus as unique decor? A Seattle family said sure, and now it's the star of their remodeled kitchen
"and now it's the star of their remodeled kitchen... to make it much more efficient and added new windows. Project at a Glance Who lives... memorabilia , it can give a room a comfortable and casual feel. As a backsplash it feels... to me it was the lighting. But the old sink looks black too, and it's also SS... I bet it glows at night - great idea! @pas5, I guess it's more proof of just... think it was a rental apartment in Paris, I'll see if I can find it and post..."
We Can Work It Out: Living (and Cleaning) Together
Run a household without fussing and fighting with these ideas for how to work together on household chores
"I did it like clockwork, but if any of it got done it's because I did it.... "Whaaaaaat?" It was my turn with the disbelief. As if on cue, Paul appeared in the kitchen... really see it. Of course I knew Paul was neat, but honestly, he never cleaned; I was the... owning it! He thought it was broken because it took effort to push it across the carpet... you name it, it all ends up on the kitchen bench (that's if it makes it to the kitchen..."
How to Pick a Mulch — and Why Your Soil Wants It
There's more to topdressing than shredded wood. Learn about mulch types, costs and design considerations here
"Depot. It's cost effective and I like the look of it. It actually smells really good... ingests it, it can make them seriously ill. I live in a very windy spot so it is very... I put it in the spring and by the summer it is mostly gone so it kinda of a waste... how hot it was! It's alot more expensive than regular mulch, and it all came out the... water it, but in three to five months time there is no root development it will..."
Is It Time to Consider Fake Grass?
With more realistic-looking options than ever, synthetic turf can be a boon. Find the benefits and an installation how-to here
"us. Is it right for you? Find out here.... barefoot on it as it is impossible to touch without cover. It was a big investment and... grass" as it's exposure to sun starts to break it down. Is it biodegradable?? One commnet... what is it made of? How long does it take to totally offgas? is the cost worth it vs... blow dry it, and rinse if it's necessary. It always looks trimmed and GREEN:) We put... & took it w/ me from place to place (boy is it heavy!) & just rolled it out over..."
Fine Thing: A Wine Fridge Right Where You Want It
"cloth over it... hmmm again floor space dictated a move.. now it sits in a hall way in... I had it to do again I'd put it on the counter. Please be aware that the Vino Temp... unless it was in the fridge. Since it was a studio, space was at a premium. Then we... keeping it topped up :) LOL! That's the best part, emptying the fridge! Nice ideas... home. it started in the kitchen... but took up too much space.. Moved to the dining..."
11 Space-Savvy Alternatives to Wine Cellars
Don't be crushed without a dedicated room for your grape varietals. Store and display your wine the creative, budget-friendly way
"'t be crushed without a dedicated room for your grape varietals. Store and display... maintain it, and it is easy to access. This is also a great idea for other beverage... it if it was open and I’d store a couple bottles of inexpensive wine (to be used... decorate. It doesn't matter if it's for a strict budget or for a huge one. For me that... storage. It was my understanding from a client of mine who has an extensive collection..."
My Houzz: Copper Tones Warm an Amsterdam Apartment
"and a crush on copper help an Amsterdam resident conquer his compact space... Crushes on copper are becoming more common--we're seeing more and more of it turn... copper crush. :) Great copper light fixture,I would like to see it with an antique... copper but it is transparent which works good for lampshades. Now i know how my space... "copper" and its many color facets. I like the metal. But more than that, I really love..."
TGIR: The Case of the Disappearing TV
They Got It Right: If you can’t beat it, camouflage it. See how these designers made TV screens almost unnoticeable
"y Got It Right: If you can’t beat it, camouflage it. See how these designers made... They Got It Right. Here at Houzz it’s our shorthand for a particularly clever interior... Either hide it completely (if it is small enough) or -- if it is huge-- feature it prominently... computer. It all seems a bit pretentious to me. It is what it is. It's like hiding grandma... to hide it, then I don't want it. But I want it, so it is right there in your face..."