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Houzz Tour: A Base Camp Designed for Adventure, Durability and Style
Rugged materials join refined good looks and clever details in a Washington family’s all-year getaway
"details in a Washington family’s all-year getaway... re to design a base camp for year-round adventure on land at the edge of a meadow... This is a vacation home for a family of four. Location: Mazama, Washington Size: 1... It is a perfect vacation spot for Seattle families any time of the year. One such... responded with a simple, rugged design that is responsive to the environment and low on m... Let’s take a tour of what the architects call The Ranchero. Houzz at a Glance Who lives..."
Efficient Architecture Suggests a New Future for Design
Homes that pay attention to efficient construction, square footage and finishes are paving the way for fresh aesthetic potential
"the way for fresh aesthetic potential... potential for a fresh design aesthetic. Here are several examples of efficiency that... president of design, Jonathan Ive, applied the idea of efficiency to design when he sought... part of a home's efficiency. The near-collapse of the economy has caused many potential... aspects of design, including beauty and cost.... a tract of land, not track homes. Thank you for a great article. I've been scouring..."
Designing for Pleasure: A Safe and Sound Perch
Canopy beds, low ceilings, high-back sofas: When it comes to comfort at home, we have something in common with our ancient ancestors
"When a chipmunk is out and about and something scary happens — a cat appears or a t... surprises to a minimum. Humans had a similar set of options for keeping themselves safe... like a chipmunk is crucial if you're trying to create a place where humans will... finding a protected spot from which to survey the nearby world can keep a chipmunk's... mode? A little practice is all you'll need. Chipmunks are social animals who don't..."
Think Like an Architect: Know Your Homesite for a Great Design
"approach a building site the way professionals do — considering everything in sight... step to a great design is understanding the site of the home. Where is the best location... home designs always have two things in common: They reflect the lifestyles of their... location for your house? Which site features do you want to highlight? How can you take... of site design and explain some standard terms architect typically use...."
7 Ways to Play With Symmetry for a Dynamic Design
Forget matchy-matchy. Today's designers are using symmetry and its opposite more loosely — and sometimes even provocatively
"Today's designers are using symmetry and its opposite more loosely — and sometimes... postmodern designers used asymmetry as a design principle. Both symmetry and asymmetry... asymmetry hold a place in today's design environment. Let's take a look at how successful... — has a few meanings. The better-known definition of "symmetry" is a balance achieved... designs) throughout history; traditional design tended to place emphasis on symmetry..."
Starting Fresh: Designs for a New Year
"Here's a little fresh, clean, refreshing eye candy to help motivate you to do just... looking for one for my master bedroom and both of the bed frames you have are perfect... declutter--a constant battle at my house! This is how we should start the new year- great... rooms were designed by Nate Fowler. Here's his website: http://www.fowlerinteriors.com/... does have a vendors list on his site. I agree - they're great. Some upholstered bedframes..."
This Designer’s Client Was Her 10-Year-Old Son
What do you give a boy with a too-babyish bedroom when he’s approaching double digits? See for yourself
"you give a boy with a too-babyish bedroom when he’s approaching double digits? See for... milestone with a new room for her son, Jack. “Two months before his birthday, we announced... energy for a fun-loving tween boy but not too bright and childish that it wouldn’t... 10 is a big deal, and interior decorator Cathy Zaeske wanted to mark the milestone... give him a new room,” she says. She involved Jack in the project all the way through..."
Look Up to the Attic for a Playful Kids' Bedroom
More privacy for them, less noise for you and lots of design fun. Make an attic superspecial for all when you turn it into a kids' room
"privacy for them, less noise for you and lots of design fun. Make an attic superspecial... superspecial for all when you turn it into a kids' room... A kids’ bedroom is a sacred space — it’s one of the few places they can truly call... kids feel a bit exposed, consider transforming your attic space into a special bedroom... bedroom just for them. A getaway on the top floor can make the perfect escape, giving them..."
9 Expert Tips for Creating a Basement Bedroom
Put overnight guests up in comfort or enjoy the bonus bedroom yourself with this professional advice for converting your basement
"bonus bedroom yourself with this professional advice for converting your basement... additional bedroom. Interior designer Letitia Holloway of Myers Designs and Debbie Wiener... to take a peek into the basement. Odds are, this typically underused room isn't living... owner of Designing Solutions, are well versed in this transformation and the complications... extra bedroom, their tips and tricks can help.... functions for the basements for homeowners. Creating a guest bedroom in the basement..."
Design Talk: What is a Settee?
"interior design and expanding their design vocabularies. During a casual chat with a... a client I recommended that she purchase a settee for the sitting area in her master... master bedroom. Her response was, "A settee? What is that?" I often take it for granted... what is a settee? Simply put, a settee is a small sofa that can accommodate two people... about design is like talking to them about a good friend. So, back to the question..."
My Houzz: Hip Midcentury Style for a Mom's Backyard Cottage
This 1-bedroom suite has everything a Texas mother and grandmother needs — including the best wake-up system money can't buy
"his 1-bedroom suite has everything a Texas mother and grandmother needs — including... unit with a kitchen, a full bathroom with a walk-in shower and plenty of space for her... But a shed was out of the question. So she designed a clever little one-bedroom... t was a running joke that once design blogger Dana McGill-Perez became old and eccentric... joke took a turn when she decided to let the Egglestons and their two boys move into..."
10 Ways to Design a Dramatic Bedroom of Your Own
"Space With a Few Tricks of the Trade... a few tricks of the trade. A touch of color, a unifying element, a monochromatic... unrealistic for our own homes. But truly, a dramatic bedroom can be created with just a... dramatic bedrooms for their dark, saturated walls, bold bedding, oversized artwork and... component for your dramatic bedroom. Check out these examples, and soon you will be off... I did a bedroomm suite for a client that is dramatic and comfortable. The drama comes..."
How to Lay Out a Master Bedroom for Serenity
Promote relaxation where you need it most with this pro advice for arranging your master bedroom furniture
"advice for arranging your master bedroom furniture... in your bedroom besides the bed? But a master bedroom can be as complicated as a living... with the bedroom across a tiny hallway. I think when designing a bedroom for a client... tables in a bedroom. Makes me wonder what's going on!! A bedroom is just that really... and my design philosophy is to keep a bedroom purely as a place to sleep, but still... three bedrooms, one of which is a designated master bedroom (that's rather rare here..."
A Bedroom for Both of You
The bedroom doesn't have to be a battleground in the war between the sexes. These solutions will keep you both happy
"The bedroom doesn't have to be a battleground in the war between the sexes. These... where good design comes in. These 11 bedrooms strike a perfect balance between feminine... of the bedroom. No, not that problem; the problem of finding a style that suits both... neutral bedrooms! Relying on foliate patterns instead of florals is a nice compromise... interior design, I didn't realize that it would sometimes be equal parts designer and..."
My Houzz: Creative Moves Turn a Toronto Basement Into a Stylish Rental
See how two Canadian designers renovated their townhouse's lower level into a bright and modern one-bedroom apartment
"Canadian designers renovated their townhouse's lower level into a bright and modern... retain a sense of its history. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: This is a basement... A basement apartment typically makes you think of a dark and cramped space with low... overhaul: a contemporary, color-happy space that hardly feels like a basement at all... that's what designers Timothy Mitanidis and Claudia Bader of Creative Union faced when..."