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Houzz Tour: The Case of the Disappearing Clutter in Toronto
With two young children, it's no mystery why this minimalist-leaning Canadian couple renovated with plenty of sleek storage
"With two young children, it's no mystery why this minimalist-leaning Canadian couple... renovated with plenty of sleek storage... renovated with my wife, who is also an architect — you could say that that was one of... Round with a laugh. He and his wife, Andrea Kordos, worked steadily on their semidetached... home in Toronto for almost five years, shaping it into a space that works for the... their home with alot of love and thought. Your living room in general and your coffee..."
My Houzz: A Handcrafted Bohemian Homestead in Texas
Overflowing with art and intertwined with gardens, this pieced-together home is a marvel of creativity
"owing with art and intertwined with gardens, this pieced-together home is a marvel... experiment in sustainability and creativity.” She and her husband, Eddie, who is also... when they built their home, piecing together a derelict house, a lakeside cabin and a... from home in their welding and sculpture studio. The homestead has grown from a sin... Island, but in a positive way. You can almost feel the creativity and energy in (and outside..."
8 Ways to Hide Your Home Office
The work stops here. Separate office and home life with curtains, built-ins, doors and other out-of-sight strategies
"home life with curtains, built-ins, doors and other out-of-sight strategies... abode with a faraway office wing to keep your workspace at bay. Even most small homes... small desk in a guest room that has a sofa bed in beautiful red leather. I'm happy as... chair with a back. A built-in dining room hutch can be the perfect place to have... small built in workspace and there are lots of ideas here, very timely, thank you..."
Expert Talk: Wall Dividers Pull Rooms Together
Open layouts are popular, but these designers explain how a little division can sometimes finish the look of a room the way nothing else can
"be used in almost any room. Let's take a look and see how we can divide and conquer... I live in a tropical location and dividing walls is certainly the in-thing here, with... with the Thai/Bali style of living. You mostly see these in the bedrooms where the... ignored in residential design. It really is lovely to have light flow from one space... space!). In this remodel of a Pietro Belluschi home, we let a two-sided mirror help..."
Xeriscape Gardens: How to Get a Beautiful Landscape With Less Water
"easier with the xeriscape approach’s 7 principles... ning, integrated habitat. If you live in an area that is drought prone, or if you... created in 1981 by the Denver Water utility for a new and comprehensive approach to... interested in living lighter on the land, consider a xeriscape garden.... room" in a city park in my home town. The lawn mower was actually created in the... I live in coastal Northern California with mediterranean like summers and rain in..."
Houzz Tour: Stunning Desert Hillside Home in Arizona
An extraordinary, expansive home near Phoenix celebrates and interacts with the beauty of its natural surroundings
"interacts with the beauty of its natural surroundings... bring in the engineers and the big trucks — big trucks full of massive boulders.... and its built landscape related to its spectacular surroundings. The architects were... represented with the use of desert colors, textures and by blurring the line between the... included integrating water, which cascades down the hill and appears to continue across... house with 1 bedroom and 1 bath That's interesting: Some of the boulders added to..."
My Houzz: Cape Cod Style in California
A family of four transforms their Pacific Coast home with warm, beachy accents and plenty of space to entertain
"Coast home with warm, beachy accents and plenty of space to entertain... table was custom-built with extra height so guests can see the ocean while they eat —... exterior. But with the help of Todd Custom Homes, Tuvalu Home and R.J. Imports, they were... bluffside home in California's Orange County, the stunning ocean view and expansive outdoor... lived in the Cape Cod area for over 13 years, and lived in Orange County for 5 years..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Chartreuse
As earthy or electric as you please, this yellow-green hue brings the zing or just freshness to homes from traditional to modern
"spring-y with bright white and vivid with purple. It's very popular in modern design... avocado, a bed of Scotch moss or the belly of a lovebird. Chartreuse is halfway between... sulphur. In its lighter, softer form chartreuse makes a great wall color for earthy... rooms. In its boldest, brightest form it is as eye catching as neon. Chartreuse can... wonderful with reds, oranges and blues, especially turquoise and cobalt. Bright chartreuse..."
How to Build a Raised Bed for Your Veggies and Plants
Whether you’re farming your parking strip or beautifying your backyard, a planting box you make yourself can come in mighty handy
"juniper beds in his parking strip farm in Seattle. Though the boxes, built by designer... species in the Oregon forests, where it is typically harvested from, making it a great... I put in custom built beds made from recycled plastic (milk cartons) from a company... raised bed in copper. Three years now slug-free in my four raised beds (Seattle).... garden in raised beds. The pictures were sent to us from one of our customers in AZ..."
Decorating With Antiques: Armoires, the Versatile Beauties
Give any room more character and function with an armoire — this queen of antiques is also a storage workhorse
"function with an armoire — this queen of antiques is also a storage workhorse... Built-in closets are a rather newfangled idea. Although they could occasionally be... found in colonial America, they didn’t come into common use until after World War... you’re in an old house that’s missing them. But there’s one reason to be thankful... around in centuries past, because their absence gave rise to one of my favorite pieces..."
Up and Away: Gravity-Defying Furniture
"Effect With a Floating Vanity, Console or Bed... credenzas, nightstands, bathroom vanities off the floor and suspended from the wall. It... involved in getting the piece cantilevered off the wall.... them up with all their dishes. It's just not that hard to do and looks great! Love... recess in the last one, what a good idea for a hallway or passage way, since we're... elements with this small difference in installation. Another small boxy vanity with..."
Make a Clean Break With Laundry Chaos
Bins and bags, sorters and other storage — we've got several loads' worth of ways to keep your laundry neat
"guest bed, which works great — except when there are actual guests in it. I know... tucked in a corner of the garage. It's not the location that bothers me, though; it's... Houzzer with this dilemma. If you're also fighting the laundry battle, check out this... piles in check — no remodeling required. What additional tips do you have? Share... complete with geckos. I brought one in the house with the clean clothes once, scared..."
Inspiring Murphy Beds
"concept in our own home. So I bought a $299 murphy bed mechanism, which came with plans... enamored with murphy beds and their ability to add versatility to a space. It seemed... In remodeling my 1945 home, I wanted to create a multi-functional space I could use... simple wall bed frame. I hired a cabinet crew to build and install the frame, attach the... flank it with bookcases. Construction costs came to about $700, including materials..."
Simple Pleasures: Indulging in Teatime
Get out the china cups and cream-slathered scones. Tea with treats can make even an uneventful day feel extravagant
"scones. Tea with treats can make even an uneventful day feel extravagant... toast in bed, here are a bevy of ideas for adopting this age-old ritual. A Very... carries with it many different customs, the particular tradition of tea (the meal)... origins in England in the mid-1800s. A few variations on the teatime ritual include... formal tea. In the States, we mistakenly call it high tea, when in fact that is a much..."
Designers Get Creative in a D.C. Show House
With a historic home as a canvas and a worthy cause as an incentive, designers pulled out all the stops for the 2014 project
"With a historic home as a canvas and a worthy cause as an incentive, designers pulled... House was built in 1929 and originally owned by the founder of the city’s Madison Hotel... pediatric care in the Washington metro area since 1870. While the home retains many of its... floors and custom cabinetry, a tremendous amount of updating was done. Fantastic design... Ave., in Northwest Washington, D.C.; $25 general admission. More info Photography..."