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Drop In on a Hot Comeback With a Sunken Living Room
Take the plunge into a new kind of practicality with an interior design feature that has a rich history
"residence in 1927. In the late ’50s, architects Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard added... House in Indiana. Saarinen elevated the style with a snappy design in the JFK airport... buried in his basement.) The style seemed to peak in the ’70s and soon tapered off... is that dropping the floor can create more headroom in spaces where raising the roof... least in the contemporary sense — to conversation pit designs by the likes of architect..."
Double Take: Did MoMA Drop a Mini House in the Yard?
Or maybe it's garden art or even a modernist-loving giant's step stool. Use your imagination, then get the true tale here
"Broadway in the burbs! Thanks for finding this, Becky. Uuuhhhh, I want one! with electric... could live in it too! Just thought of a great use -- cabana by the pool/change room! Want... sewing room in here,,all to myself... One of the most clever mini-designs I've seen. I... Made in Long Beach, MS. Please, visit us at www.gctm2.com Great !!! this is such... upstairs loft in the cupola provides a secret fort within the playhouse. Windows in the loft..."
'Mad Men' Style: Sally Draper's Tween and Teen Bedroom
Will girly pinks prevail, or will the crazy colors and patterns of the '70s drop in? Tune in for our predictions for Sally's bedroom
"the '70s drop in? Tune in for our predictions for Sally's bedroom... characters in season four was little Sally Draper. As she gets older, her character continues... styles in all areas. Team Hamm. Oh man, I can not WAIT for MM to return. Thanks... will be in junior high, not middle school(I'm speaking as one who was there.) I can't... pop art in her room(remember that awful Victorian couch she bought?) But Megan......"
Install Your Kitchen Sink for How You Like to Cook and Clean
"Drop-in, undermount, integral or apron sink for your kitchen? A design pro lays out... look. *Drop-in sinks are installed on top of or over the countertop. *Integral sinks... decision. Drop-in sinks tend to be the most budget-friendly, primarily because you can... yourself in an affordable laminate countertop. Undermount and apron front sinks often... putting in a sink). Many of the larger sinks (apron, drop-in and undermount) are 9"..."
Basement of the Week: Mediterranean Wine Cellar Style in Michigan
Drop in on a converted basement that evokes an old-world feel with its new kitchen, dining room and media room
"Drop in on a converted basement that evokes an old-world feel with its new kitchen... that way in the photo. It would be blinding to have a light in your face as well as... I am in the middle of a very large renovation project with a client and Phase II... bulb in them to soften the harsh effect of a bright white light bulb. Just my thoughts... probably stay in this part of the house :) Barbara Cool wow Would kill for a contemporary..."
Julia Child's Childhood Kitchen Gets a Makeover
Drop in on the California kitchen that may have influenced a legend, now remodeled for a next-generation cooking and entertaining enthusiast
"Drop in on the California kitchen that may have influenced a legend, now remodeled... colonial in the heart of Pasadena, California. Local lore had it that Julia Child grew... — and in fact, Child did spend her early childhood years rambling through the rooms... lived in the house for 10 years before remodeling, though Harrison dreamed about... you're in Pasadena, The Pasadena Tour Company includes this house in their coach..."
Readers' Choice: The 10 Most Popular Entryways of 2012
"Houzzers dropping in by the thousands for a closer look... everything in between. Is there an idea in here for you?... Houzz in 2012 encompass a variety of styles — a testament to the diversity of designers... ideabooks in 2012, you'll find small cottage-style mudrooms, grand modern hallways and... the door in line with the built ins. Small, but functional. All very nice, but loved... camera. In actuality, the door is perfectly straight. More photos of this space below:..."
10 Bold Ideas for Modern House Numbers
Call them creative, quirky or bold. When guests drop in, they'll simply call these address numbers stunning
"guests drop in, they'll simply call these address numbers stunning... garage one in particular! Hat in Andalucia x Very nice. I have the unfortunate circumstance... house in the country is like a farmhouse. Any ideas? Too often in Australia house... your curb in day glo paint to ensure the emergency people find your home, on time.... (built in the mid 1800s, but poorly "home improved" over the decades) I devised this..."
Feathers for Your Nest
"beauty of dropped feathers in casual collections around the house... play out in my neighborhood for years. I aspire to raise my own hens someday, but in... display them in a shadow box or perhaps standing them up in the wood box. I also have a... put them in feed bags and try to give them away, to date, i've had to work pretty... interested in taking :) I too have free range chickens and ducks, and I never get tired..."
My Houzz: Open-Air Living in the Mountains of Bali
Community, jaw-dropping beauty and sustainability come together in a tropical paradise for a London expat
", jaw-dropping beauty and sustainability come together in a tropical paradise for... extensively in Indonesia in the late '80's and early '90's, I fell more in love with Bali... grew up in a big city, but I have lived in the country for most of my life. Cities... mugged in the city, than you are to be bitten by something dangerous in the country... living in an apartment in London. Sterilized surroundings are an attempt to control..."
Customize Your Home Command Center
The right tools in the drop zone make it easier to keep track of busy lives. Here are 13 features to consider
"tools in the drop zone make it easier to keep track of busy lives. Here are 13 features... center in the middle of the action. This is not the home office — it's in an open... everyone in your home is comfortable with it. Think of the look you want. Consider... located in the eating area off the kitchen and it's extremely handy do organize my... center in the designated kid area you just suggested! Great ideas, thanks. I agree..."
Room of the Day: This Mudroom Is Just Plain Hot
"and bins in this genius family drop zone... mudroom in the home of mother and interior designer Cory Connor and not feel faint... it's use in a farm or beach setting fitting in nicely. Anything that stops clutter... I am in love with this room... I actually might be stalking it... only in a good... with it in their house, like its addition and same use in their house is mandatory... wanted in my house hidden from view, I would have a hallway. With a bench in it...."
Cliffside Homes Encourage Living on the Edge
Thrills are everyday affairs even in structurally sound homes on slopes and cliffs, thanks to jaw-dropping views and unique configurations
"affairs even in structurally sound homes on slopes and cliffs, thanks to jaw-dropping views... who live in them. Homes such as Richard Meier's Douglas House, perched along a steep... to live in a glass box in order to see the view. Although spectacular views are the... indefensible in a wild fire. I other works don't keep the good stuff in them. we have watched... lived in a great house in Laguna Niguel, CA with a beautiful view of a sloping canyon..."
Guest Picks: Seaside Style for a Landlocked Kitchen
Drop anchor here for tableware and accessories that will make your kitchen coastal cool in the heat of summer
"Drop anchor here for tableware and accessories that will make your kitchen coastal... coastal cool in the heat of summer... er is in full swing and so is the air conditioner. Lately there have been days so... freshness in an instant. Check them out on Chromatica Group's Etsy shop... https://www... surfing in someplace tropical. This tea towel makes me feel like I'm coming into port... Just in case the captain needs a sous chef, it's good to always be prepared. Everyone..."
The leaves of drop-leaf tables can be folded down to save space or raised to create a bigger surface
"leaves of drop-leaf tables can be folded down to save space or raised to create a bigger... A drop-leaf table has either one or two hinged tabletops, or leaves, that drop to... when not in use. Each leaf is supported by a bracket or arm that slides or swings out... The leaf drops down when not in use. A drop-leaf console table is a good place for keys... to fit. Drop-leaf tables increased versatility. This classic drop-leaf table has a..."