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6 Steps to Get a Garden Off to a Glowing Start
Grow a lush, balanced garden from an empty patch of yard or neglected landscape spot with these easy-to-follow guidelines
"Grow a lush, balanced garden from an empty patch of yard or neglected landscape spot... designing a garden from the ground up, but today I'm going to give you a few steps to... attention a mature garden takes, there are so many decisions that need to be made. Bring... die from a lack of sun? One simple article cannot negate the work involved in designing... working on a fixer upper house and yard and have a cliff that I am planting a flowering..."
Throw a Calm, Happy Kids' Halloween Party — 5 Tips From a Mom
Keep your house and sanity intact with this advice from a veteran of Halloween extravaganzas with every kid on the block
"advice from a veteran of Halloween extravaganzas with every kid on the block... it was a quiet dinner with the grandparents. Then it grew into a backyard bouncy-house... For a few years, we had about 70 to 80 costumed bodies of varying ages running... throwing a successful and tame children's Halloween house party. I hope you can glean... it by a child doesn't lead to a disaster. Baby wipes are your friend. Have a pack..."
Houzz Tour: A ’60s Apartment Gets a Retro Revamp
With a newly open layout and colorful, era-appropriate decor, an Australian apartment gets its groove back
"With a newly open layout and colorful, era-appropriate decor, an Australian apartment... apartment a clean, fresh and airy contemporary appeal,” Mitchell says. The owners’ main... primarily as a place for friends and family to stay at. They loved the apartment’s sweeping... it was a smart investment in an improving area. But its small rooms and dated decor... needed a rethink. Although the kitchen and bathroom had been renovated in the past..."
Be a Good Sport: Build a Backyard Basketball Court
With March Madness in the air, be the coolest parent ever or live out your own hoop dreams with a slammin' basketball court
"dreams with a slammin' basketball court... Having a son who loves nothing more than shooting hoops, I have been hearing about... doing a little searching, I discovered other Houzzers who are big basketball fans... includes a rock climbing wall and one special court looks like it was built into an... install a court of your own, you're bound to appreciate these gorgeous designs.... create a play space for them. A great addition to any sports themed basement is a..."
Design It Like a Man: Tips for Single Guys Planning a Bedroom
What guys should consider — aside from the Xbox — to design a bedroom that's comfortable, stylish and accommodating
"design a bedroom that's comfortable, stylish and accommodating... Being a man, I’m particularly on the lookout for styles that appeal to masculine... basically it’s a means with no end, because it’s impossible — and impractical — to lump all... men into a category of style. Everyone is different. But there are some similarities... could be a lighter more minimalistic design. This is of course not a science but a guy's..."
Room of the Day: A Playful Palm Springs Style in L.A.
The great room in Kelly Oxford’s 1960s Los Angeles home combines a monochromatic palette with bursts of color — and quirky touches
"combines a monochromatic palette with bursts of color — and quirky touches... creating a Palm Springs vibe with sisal rugs, a monochromatic palette and saturated... You’re a Liar, she wanted her midcentury Los Angeles home to be anything but fake... Except for “a crazy Gaggenau kitchen remodel” in the 1980s, Oxford says, the home was in... to do a room with this palette someday. What does a "crazy Gaggenau kitchen remodel"..."
Peek in on a Traditional Christmas — in a Summery Garden
Turkey and plum pudding grace this family's holiday table, but it happens to be set smack dab in a lush New Zealand garden
"dab in a lush New Zealand garden... project as a landscape architect was this Waikuku, New Zealand, garden — her parents'... delight and a bit of awe. "Plants have died. Trees have fallen. But we've responded to... over to a magazine feature–worthy garden," she says. "I always tell people that there's... Garden at a Glance Who cares for it: The Wilson family Location: Waikuku, New Zealand... What a beautiful garden, a fantastic place to spend Christmas dinner! So good to..."
See a Party Barn Shaped Like a Game Piece on the California Coast
It hosted 48 for Thanksgiving and has cushions as big as beds. Peek inside a barn that really knows how to party
"inside a barn that really knows how to party... permit for a barn on their 16-acre property, Stuart Gasner and Kate Ditzler of California's... to do a simple prefab structure to save on construction costs, because the only reason... built a barn was the existing permit," says Gasner. "The initial design was too expensive... Barn at a Glance Location: Aptos, California Size: 1,600 square feet Designer: CCS... What a great idea! Looks like a place any young family would love to grow up with..."
Wallpaper in the Kitchen: Is It a No or a Go?
"A favorite wallpaper brings unexpected color and fun into the kitchen... prefer a clean, calming aesthetic in the kitchen, but that shouldn’t mean wallpaper... stand a chance. In an effort to gather insight into this imposing question, I’ve... retailer for a fresh and fun new look? You decide. Browse popular wallpapers... part of a week taking down wallpaper in my kitchen --what a nightmare--i had a very... needs a few more upgrades but it's a fun journey! No go. Please be a little more..."
Inside Houzz: A Walnut Wall of Storage Opens Up a Kitchen
"A 30-foot wall of storage frees up cooking areas and counters for food prep and... finding a local designer to do something different proved challenging. “They didn’t... the box a little bit.” They wanted something, well, the opposite of traditional. They... integrating a 30-foot black walnut wall of storage that took all the pressure off the cooking... gifted a kitchen. A gift that keeps on giving! @clacara, a new kitchen beats diamonds..."
Pick-a-Paint Help: How to Create a Whole-House Color Palette
Don't be daunted. With these strategies, building a cohesive palette for your entire home is less difficult than it seems
"building a cohesive palette for your entire home is less difficult than it seems... colors for a whole house, and gather inspiration (and maybe a little courage) to tackle... neutral in a shade of grey, beige, or white , or pick a color that is either a few shades... it with a smaller 30-inch round table on a pedestal to gain a few additional inches... would like a 38" white round modern table. It is funny how a few inches make a difference..."
Create a Master Plan for a Cohesive Home
Ensure that individual projects work together for a home that looks intentional and beautiful. Here's how
"together for a home that looks intentional and beautiful. Here's how... up with a master plan will help you address your house as a whole. Instead of focusing... Perhaps a living room with a 14 foot cathedral ceiling and a glass wall is not a good... can make a room work. This was a great example of redoing a house layout for optimal... would drop a huge amount. A granite countertop can't mask a sagging roof structure or..."
In the Details: A Storage ‘Jewel Box’ Lights a Manhattan Loft
Mirrored shelves bounce sunlight into an apartment’s formerly dark core, while a fireplace provides nighttime glow
"while a fireplace provides nighttime glow... of. For a client in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, these needs and the hope for... for a better overall design led her to Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem and their imaginative... plan of a typical New York City loft has naturally lit areas in the front and rear... which is a great plus for a loft owner. The fireplace is my favorite detail in the... seeing a picture with those turned off to get a better idea of the mirrors effectiveness..."
Houzz Tour: A San Diego Townhouse Gets a Bright Update
Savvy shopping and warm bamboo accents help California architects give their home a fresh, high-end feel
"their home a fresh, high-end feel... it as a blank-slate new abode. They made decisions carefully to keep costs down but... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Audrey McEwen and Jon Gaiser Location: San Diego Size:... it What a great transformation. What a clean and focused transformation...like a good... this was a great to see a real house. Lovely done Bravo to Houzz for showing us a great... is a good choice in a relatively small home like this. Great work! The soaring ceiling..."
Guest Picks: A Man Cave a Woman Could Love
"create a space for him that doesn't sacrifice style... design a man cave in our house. — Emily from Emily A. Clarke... design a manly room that even we girls could feel happy about. Here are 20 "masculine"... items for a "Man Cave" Emily! Love it, Emily! And crazy bout the Chesterfield sofa!... designing a man cave is self evident.... sitting on a cocktail ottoman. A striped throw is a great (and not overly-feminine) way..."