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Take a Tour of Popular Colors Through the Decades
"see how culture and the economy have affected the colors of our homes... popular in a particular time. If there's an economic boom, the colors will likely be... does a palette get selected, and why does that particular palette become popular... happen in a vacuum. Politics, economics and technology all influence what colors will... celebratory. If, on the other hand, there's an economic downturn, the chosen palette will..."
The Best of My Houzz: 20 Entryways That Draw You In
"ering a tantalizing taste of what’s to come, these entryways make a strong first... inspire you to give your own entryway a makeover.... areas have hospitality down pat. Here are 20 welcoming entryways — perhaps one will... Here are a few of my exterior entry spaces... Or if you like to live a little, perhaps... owned a home with a dedicated mud room. In our current home we have a laundry room... guests. We have no front closet. So, how do you make a small entry with coats and boots..."
Houzz Quiz: What Style of House Should You Live In?
Does your heart belong to midcentury, traditional, farmhouse or something else? Take our quiz to find out
"farmhouse or something else? Take our quiz to find out... I love a lot of styles, not having to step up or down and having a yard (to house... Neither does a noisy city float my boat. I'll take a cottage or a farmhouse in the countryside... and we have a two story home with a combination of Craftsman, Prairie and a little... 'charming' is a word I use to a lot in my speaking. I use it on the design forum a lot.... do, but if given my choice I'd take a clean-lined modern or mid-century house. Can't..."
Inherited Pieces: Embrace the Approach That Works for You
"How you remember and honor loved ones through heirlooms is your decision alone... passing of a loved one, and how they should honor their family. When the ideabook generated... this was a larger issue than I had originally thought. Some of the comments amounted... life. If you have room to store some inherited items you might be glad you can dig... ago! But if you can't or won't keep your inherited item you can always take a photo..."
Houzz Call: Show Us the House You Grew Up In
"Share a photo and story about your childhood home. Does it influence your design... house you grew up in influence your design style today? Perhaps you had a conversation... outside, but if there is a special feature you remember from inside, please include it as... and now you avoid it (though I've always secretly coveted a conversation pit). We would... bathroom or one of those intercom systems from the '70s that never quite worked, and..."
Soothe Your Spirit With a Buddha in the Garden
"You can enjoy the serenity of a Buddha statue even if you haven’t been called to... sitting on a platform). And, if possible, locate your statue on a hill or a pedestal... greenery or surrounded by flowers, resting on a bed of rocks or sand in a Zen space... serenity, have a place in today’s landscapes. You’ll find these inspiring figures nestled... space, or overseeing a pool or water feature. Buddha statues come in many poses, all..."
How Portability Can Make You Happier at Home
Downsizing your stuff and going for maximum mobility can actually make your home feel bigger and your life feel fuller
"the kind you leave behind, and the kind you take with you. If you remodel the bathroom... make. If you buy a new TV, rug, couch or dining room table, you’re going to take... install a built-in vacuum system, add a tile floor or expand a closet, those upgrades... mean I have a lot of experience moving, having moved 15 times in 25 years for various... moving and have come to believe that doing so is a great idea for everyone — even if you..."
Houzzers Say: 16 Outdoor Must-Haves
"features you may want to put on your home remodeling checklist... wondered if any of you had "any must-haves/cool ideas" that she could add to her custom... that I have a whole series worth of ideas to share. Themes included building greener... easier with a well-planned home. I've taken your ideas, matched them up with some photos... all in a series, organized by space. We'll start outdoors and work our way indoors..."
City View: Chicago's Contemporary Design Will Blow You Away
Take a whirl through the Windy City's interiors and you might be surprised — they're not all in the conservative camp
"Take a whirl through the Windy City's interiors and you might be surprised — they're... whether or not Chicago has 100, 183 or 237 neighborhoods, so you can imagine that Chicago... to name a few." Indeed, as a world-class city whose inhabitants travel frequently... o has a wealth of iconic buildings — there are Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House,... to name a few. But many contemporary Chicago designers are quick to point out that..."
Do You Dare Bring Home Some Liberace Razzle-Dazzle?
"A new HBO movie highlights the ultimate showman's over-the-top bling all around the... don't have a lake house, and at this rate, I never will), I completely relate. Behind... Here's a peek at the movie sets and some ways to add just a dash of Liberace's exuberant... to land a Liberace lover's account. Soderberg, Douglas, Damon, Debbie Reynolds and... is not a coffin - it's a box for a fur cape or full length fur coat. As a child, my..."
How to Get the Front Door You’ve Always Wanted
"to get a front door installed and how much it will cost... impact. If you’re considering a new front door, there’s a lot more that goes into it... up such a small fraction of a home’s exterior surface, the front door makes a great... A front door is one of the first things people see on a home. It’s something most... tossing a new door in the back of a truck and driving it back to your home to hang... hardware or color. If you have a plain slab front door and want to "upgrade" it on a budget..."
You Said It: ‘It’s Important to Wait’ and More Houzz Quotables
"hearing “no” a lot; another learned to sand and plaster; while a third reminds us that you... spawned a complete career change. Also, many of you Houzzers shared your nutty home... gave us a dose of reality and a lot of laughs. There were also ideabooks that reminded... you don’t need to outfit your house completely in one fell swoop. One woman’s remodel... In case you missed it, here are some of the most inspiring, useful and interesting..."
10 Popular Home Design Trends — Timely or Timeless?
Weigh in on whether these of-the-moment decorating elements will have staying power or become a memory of these times
"elements will have staying power or become a memory of these times... symbols of a stuffy, bygone era. Now they are sought-after treasures with giant price... Some will have staying power, and some will go down with macrame plant hangers. We may... which? I have my predictions. What are yours?... higher than if you take the time to refurbish a vintage piece. Or to have fewer items of... Don't you think if you really love something you find a way for it to "stay around..."
7 Questions to Help You Pick the Right Front-Yard Fence
Get over the hurdle of choosing a fence design by considering your needs, your home’s architecture and more
"choosing a fence design by considering your needs, your home’s architecture and more... osing a front-yard fence should be a calculated decision — a fence changes the way... to find a fence that fits your home. Andrea Nilsen of Nilsen Landscape Design and John... would have felt like a restriction. Everyone has a wall around their property or... idea of a porch where you can wave to neighbors. There's got to be a middle ground..."
12 Questions Your Interior Designer Should Ask You
The best decorators aren’t dictators — and they’re not mind readers either. To understand your tastes, they need this essential info
"So, you’ve decided to redecorate. And because you know you need help, you’ve also... hands if you’re going to have a productive relationship.... to hire a decorator or an interior designer. What do you do next, other than anxiously... discuss with you. And even if that doesn’t happen, this is vital information you need to... about you: your personal needs, your likes and dislikes, how you live in your home..."