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My Houzz: Art and Color Light Up a Texas Home
Family artwork and patience lie at the heart of this Austin home, along with striking colors, a converted garage and a spacious backyard
"A big backyard, plenty of natural light and an ideal location close to downtown Austin... landscaped his backyard, and — most impressively — converted the former carport into a dining... help of a friend. The clear glass dining room table, found at a local consignment store... other dogs bark at it."Another one of Brown's favorite pieces in the home is the... family friend who painted a beautiful series inspired by his trips to Africa.Rug:..."
Hens Nest in Style in a Modern Nevada Coop
Take a mini tour of a backyard chicken coop built by a pro designer with all the essentials for the 'clients' and then some
"tour of a backyard chicken coop built by a pro designer with all the essentials for the... Nevada, backyard, she used some of the principles from her interior design work in... have has backyard chickens for many years. I enjoyed the article very much. It shows... keeping a backyard flock. Kudos to you for having chickens. I've seen those egg farms... in the backyard and always have fresh eggs for cootking and to give away to family..."
This Hillside Garden Succeeds on Multiple Levels
Once a kids’ playspace, this terraced backyard now has a hot tub, dining area and other lounging spots for grown-up fun
"terraced backyard now has a hot tub, dining area and other lounging spots for grown-up... Even the dog enjoys the view.See more backyard escapes... out with friends. A gas-powered fire pit is set in a cantilevered concrete hearth. A... stop the dog from digging up the garden,” Tohl explains. Another Tohl-designed steel..."
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Pet Projects!
Bubble windows, fountains, doghouses, showers — what outdoor treats have you put together for your furry friends?
"fountain for dogs to drink from!! Would love one of those in the backyard. Dog houses... happy dog. We just completed a dog friendly back yard makeover. We have a fetching... x 60' "dog pen" on one side of our backyard. This rather deluxe "dog pen" has a huge... Oscar and friends prefer hanging on the porch. They are inside dogs at night and in... fantastic backyard!!! I just don't know how it would hold up with 4 large dogs! I would..."
Backyard Bliss: Have a Master Plan
"for a dog to roam? Do you want to spend a lot of time out there when it gets colder... for the backyard and designate areas for everything you want to include - save a sunny... for the dog away from the area you want to tread through with bare feet, plot out where... My backyard is a tiny, mosquito-infested patio that drops off into an unusable... of some backyards I covet. Enjoy!... landscaping my backyard. Love all these pics...lots of wonderful inspiration here! Good luck..."
Hello, Honey: Beekeeping Anywhere for Fun, Food and Good Deeds
"dedicated backyard beekeeper --we have two hives in our yard, and one with a friend... NOT bee-friendly, even though they might be labeled as such. Many of the big box retailer's... neighbors and friends) before we knew it. I hope to extract 120 lbs this year. I am... insect friendly flowers. I am duly impressed that we have a TED-talker in our midst... to my backyard. We have every kind of bee imaginable, including the bee that defies..."
Outdoor Fountains Bring the River to You
Chill out with a custom or kit water feature for your patio or yard — there's even one for a furry friend
"of our backyard. It needs something and I'm inspired by these water features... Now... occasional dogs being walked. There's a table and chairs at one in of the "alley" and... in the backyard and voila, instant pond, found a submersible water pump at a curb... of our backyard where we took out an old fruit tree. We poured a cement slab in a... $500. Dogs Love Water, TooNo dog can resist a day at the river. This feature from..."
Easy Green: 23 Ways to Reduce Waste at Home
Pick from this plethora of earth-friendly ideas to send less to the landfill and keep more money in your pocket
"earth-friendly ideas to send less to the landfill and keep more money in your pocket... my mom friends, we trade everything from sports equipment, clothes, books, dvds, you... for my dog from old jeans or shirts. I just tear them apart and tie a couple of knots... to the dog. Thanks for the great article. There is more than the ' science and numbers... kids have friends over and they want to draw or write or make lists. I like the idea..."
Cozy Outdoor Rooms Let You Snuggle Up to Fall
Drape a throw and let the firelight glow. These ideas for your outdoor room will make fast friends of you and autumn
"make fast friends of you and autumn... Our backyard faces west and temps are over 100F daily, reaching their peak around... in my backyard. They are green and blend in with the palms and banana trees. They've... lucky dogs. Shade cloth has little air holes in it. Usually comes in dark green.... in this backyard. A round dining table and a curvy outdoor sofa gently divide the space... where friends and neighbors can mingle under the stars. Layer textiles for a wel..."
Lawn Gives Way to a More Natural Lakeside Garden
Meadow grasses, beach pebbles and driftwood replace turfgrass in a nature-friendly landscape on Lake Washington’s shore
"nature-friendly landscape on Lake Washington’s shore... with friends and BBQs and waterski moments, etc. and the pool for other moments... more eco-friendly. Spectacular job! Great result, and I can see the labour saving of... to the backyard. Love the effect of the shiny granite Hi, I really like what you have... lakeshore-friendly. What vision & artistry the architect had! Will save this one. This... family dog to run and fetch? Can you set up a net for volleyball? So I guess if this..."
My Houzz: Colorful and Contemporary in Portland
"and eco-friendly design choices combine in this custom Northwest home... imagine a dog and cat on the floor with kids playing and lots of family noise. So happy... very good friends of mine. A lot of the art on the walls is painted by Hanna! And Majken... in the backyard. That eclectic, warm vibe comes from the people more than the colors... their backyard in order to build the new house, their builder, David Hassin of Terrafirma..."
Houzz Tour: For the Love of a Cat in Philadelphia
Pet-friendly features integrated into a mod, eclectic and colorful home mean everyone in the family is happy
"Pet-friendly features integrated into a mod, eclectic and colorful home mean everyone... integrated cat-friendly fixes through simple furniture, built-in perches and subtle cat scratchers... not "cat friendly" but people friendly. This place looked like college put together... "cat friendly" except the scratching post in the closet. I was hoping for some... home cat friendly while retaining modern style. The rope idea is good, would have liked..."
Room of the Day: An Idyllic Lakeside Dock
A covered oasis in the Santa Monica Mountains is the perfect setting for watching wildlife and having evening cocktails with friends
Guest Picks: Ghoulish Goods for a Spooky House
No friendly ghosts here. These creepy Halloween decorations and eerie accessories play on the dark side
"No friendly ghosts here. These creepy Halloween decorations and eerie accessories... in the backyard? Genius. Position a low light on these guys to really creep everyone... little dog too. I love the large scale of this standing candelabra. I'd position... Even the friendly garden gnome can turn ghoulish. This guy will scare anyone who dares..."
Why Your Home Office Should Be in the Backyard
"family and friends and facilitates a clear shifting of gears from personal time to work... in the backyard. Like a rat-race commuter, you can get dressed, have breakfast, say... build a backyard office, but you don't have to. Several companies make very high-f... in my backyard: www.bitby.tv Great article! Great small, but functional spaces... for a backyard office. When they become available later in 2012, you'll be able to..."