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Guest Picks: A Pale Color Palette to Quiet the Senses
"Set a soothing tone with neutral colors and inspiring artwork for a room that's a... live in, a little quieting goes a long way. I am finding myself drawn to pale colors... selected a few goodies that I feel nurture the sense of calm we all crave at the end... end of a long and busy day. In the ideal pale interior, I would put together calming... etc. to a new exciting color combination, and it feels like a whole new room! ..there..."
Hit a Bold Color Balance
A slap-happy approach to vivid hues equals a surefire dizzy spell. Keep your rooms in a happy state of equilibrium instead with these tips
"A slap-happy approach to vivid hues equals a surefire dizzy spell. Keep your rooms... rooms in a happy state of equilibrium instead with these tips... color to a space is no haphazard process. Here’s the thing: When the eye notices a bold... elsewhere in a room. Therefore, a space’s sense of balance requires that these attentio... color to a neutral room and ensure balance is to incorporate it in small, medium and..."
Houzz Tour: Lofty Ambitions Fuel a Manhattan Makeover
A bare-bones space becomes a personal, eclectic showcase at the hands of a designer who loves collecting
"A bare-bones space becomes a personal, eclectic showcase at the hands of a designer... foundation for a great interior is great architecture. So he spent months searching for just... loft in a converted school building fit the bill: open space, hardwood floors and plenty... Houzz at a Glance Location: New York City Who lives here: Charoonkit Thahong Size: 1... nice! A few "before" pix would have been a nice contrast. Maybe it wasn't cluttered..."
So You Want to Get a Cat
If you're a cat lover, the joys outweigh any other issue. If you haven't lived with one yet, here are a few things to know
"you're a cat lover, the joys outweigh any other issue. If you haven't lived with one... here are a few things to know... leave a cat for a day or two without a care in the world that he or she isn't lounging... lounging by a sunny window much of the day. You can't really say the same for a dog.... garden as a toilet." But if you haven't had a cat before and you're at all fussy about... bringing a cat home. For example, whenever she has been house hunting, cat lover Patricia..."
The Classic Gable Takes a New Turn
A common house shape has a decidedly uncommon use at Vitra's showroom in Germany. We step inside for a closer look
"A common house shape has a decidedly uncommon use at Vitra's showroom in Germany... York. A project that incorporates the same form is VitraHaus, a five-story showroom... gables"; it's a project that certainly would fit into my previous ideabook on gables with... can take a bus there in a round about fashion but you'll see Basel and a bit of the... It's a truly magnificent space and delightful as a store. I visit it at least twice..."
Guest Picks: Accessories for a Dashing Entryway
A slim table, a place for keys and a few personal touches create an entry that's both welcoming and functional
"A slim table, a place for keys and a few personal touches create an entry that's... creating a simple, cool and functional entryway. And hopefully now I'll have a place... It's a sign the rest of the house is going to be amazing too. Now that most of my... I have a hall tree with a bench, which is handy to sit on while putting on or taking... I'd like a cute umbrella stand (most are really buckets). I'd also like a boot puller..."
Small-Bathroom Secret: Free Up Space With a Wall-Mounted Sink
Make a tiny bath or powder room feel more spacious by swapping a clunky vanity for a pared-down basin off the floor
"Make a tiny bath or powder room feel more spacious by swapping a clunky vanity for... for a pared-down basin off the floor... isn't a necessity. Available in an array of shapes, sizes and styles, a wall-mounted... up had a wall-mounted sink in it. I remember thinking that a sink with a cabinet... it was a sign of a higher standard of living, and a pedestal sink the mark of 'Old... to put a half bath in a former closet. Didn't know that they are a trend? We had..."
My Houzz: A Paean to the 1950s and '60s in Pennsylvania
With vintage furniture, a sunken den and pristine original details, this home is a true homage to midcentury style
"furniture, a sunken den and pristine original details, this home is a true homage to... operated a practice out of the house. They had built a wing that included a waiting... rooms, a reception area and a parking lot. The Fishers turned the latter into a sprawling... Call it a pipe dream come true. Matthew and Bobbie Fisher fell in love with a renovated... designed for a young dentist and his wife, and included space for a fully operating dental..."
Guest Picks: Creating a Cozy Breakfast Nook
A modern table, banquette seating and a few colorful accessories make a spot you'll hate to leave on Sunday mornings
"A modern table, banquette seating and a few colorful accessories make a spot you'll... wanted is a cozy, casual space to have breakfast. There's something about having a nook... Here are a few of my favorite pieces for creating the perfect space. — Lauren from With... backing for a sleek, durable, easy to clean, frameless design. For a matte finish or a... I made a pendant lighting fixture with a colander for my breakfast nook..."
Houzz Tour: Double the Space for a Newly Modern Seattle Home
Breathing-room woes go out the window with an extensive remodel that adds a bedroom, a roof deck and an in-law apartment
"that adds a bedroom, a roof deck and an in-law apartment... offered a light at the end of the tunnel. By casting the project as a remodel, despite... adding a rooftop deck and, in a partial-daylight basement, an in-law studio apartment... fulfilled a lifelong dream of Hurlock-Murphy's to have a home library. With such limited... slept on a Murphy bed. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Mary Hurlock-Murphy, her... r and a half years. That’s how long Mary Hurlock-Murphy, husband Grant Risdon, their..."
Easy Makeover: Spirited Spruce-Up for a Bar Cart
A bar cart gets some much-needed service with a little dusting, rearranging and decoration, for a dashing new look in less than an hour
"A bar cart gets some much-needed service with a little dusting, rearranging and... , for a dashing new look in less than an hour... could use a good cleaning, some reorganizing and a general spruce-up. It was an easy... you on a tour of my friend Lucas Miré's loft here in Atlanta. Since then the pictures... could use a sprucing. We removed and washed all of the liquor bottles and glassware,... terrarium on a stem. It keeps some sprigs of green present for those days when the table..."
Houzz Tour: Legacy Lingers in a Historic Log Cabin
Built in 1809 and remodeled for today, this Georgia cabin has both a history and a place in the lives of future generations
"has both a history and a place in the lives of future generations... included a new staircase, a large eat-in kitchen, a master suite, a guest suite and... and a music room. They needed a garage and wanted a deck off the back of the house,... When a woman spied a tiny ad in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that read, "Log... Smith, a skilled craftsman with a knack for buying old cabins, carefully disassembling... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: A retired couple Location: Talking Rock, Georgia Size:..."
Houzz Tour: A Guesthouse and Grotto in 68 Square Feet
"A Seattle homeowner creates custom quarters and a backyard retreat with reclaimed... build a patio with a barbecue, but wanted to create a pleasant exterior space where... grotto took a year and a half. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Hal David Location: Seattle... constructed a tiny guesthouse and grotto as a space-efficient and creative solution for... plant a hazelnut tree. After a trip to Europe, he was inspired by the grottos he..."
My Houzz: A 'Home of the Future' Finds Present Perfection
Rescued from the brink of destruction, a 1965 home gets a complete, thoughtful overhaul from a Dallas couple
"destruction, a 1965 home gets a complete, thoughtful overhaul from a Dallas couple... middle of a remodel by New Leaf Construction. Built by Dallas' famous Ju-Nel Homes architects... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Mark and Betsy Nanchy, dog Pearl and cats Peeps and... given it a fresh makeover more suitable for today. Very nice! I'm a sucker for these... envision a satisfying life there. Lovely Home, Love the out side space as much as what..."
Add a Dash of Downton Abbey Style
Oh, for a stroll through those gardens and a listen at the parlor door. Amid the opulence and intrigue, we find a few ideas to take home
", for a stroll through those gardens and a listen at the parlor door. Amid the opulence... we find a few ideas to take home... giving us a high-brow period drama that feels wickedly low-brow. The social intrigue... Here's a brief look at some key characters and room elements that could be inspired... I'm a Downton Abbey follower and you nailed it. You are clearly a fan! Thanks... spend a cold rainy day catching up on the beautiful period decor, costumes and locals..."