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What's the Big Idea? In Architecture, It's the Parti Pris
Learn about the concept of this guiding principle in design to make sure you and your architect share the same vision
"which is French, likely originated in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the 19th-century French... kitchen with windows instead of upper cabinets and the dining area inside the sunroom (like... that is windows on all sides and overhead. And you step outside to a kitchen garden... from the French Prendre parti meaning " to make a decision ", often referred to as the... parti" in French means something even stronger than "Make a decision", it's about "choosing..."
Doorless Showers Open a World of Possibilities
Universal design and an open bathroom feel are just two benefits of doorless showers. Here's how to make the most of these design darlings
"On a French-class trip to Paris at the innocent age of 14, I arrived at my hotel... out, the French were onto something. Doorless showers have become a design darling in... similar to window tint. We actually just did this to cabinet doors that had mirror and... a bare window wall such as the one in this bathroom, you'll be on full view from the..."
History Comes Home: The Story of Toile
"is the French word for cloth. The toile we're talking about is more properly known... with the French aristocracy, and in 1783 King Louis XVI gave Oberkampf a royal commendation... 1756, the French (and the English) banned the importation of all Chinese fabrics (especially... protect the French Wool and silk industries. When the ban was finally lifted cotton toile... coincided with French and English markets being filled with expensive Chinese fabrics and..."
Houzz Tour: New Spanish Style in San Sebastián
"to the French border — so many of the houses in this part of the country have a profound... profound French, turn-of-the-century influence. When Irastorza found the space he... next to a French side table and old Phillips floor lamp to create a cozy window-side... antique French country table, which melds beautifully with the home's golden wood floors... stained-glass window fills the space. A vintage leather German chair from the '50s and a..."
Dip Into Chartreuse for Intoxicating Interiors
Somewhere between green and yellow lies alluring chartreuse, a visually powerful, amazingly versatile color for interior designs
"itself, a French word that just sounds fancy and elegant. As it turns out, the name... in the French Alps. As you probably already guessed, the color of the liqueur is a... of the French monks Chartreuse elixir, but not so sure if I could warm up to it as... from the french liquor named after the monks Grande Chartreuse monastery who produced... of the window screens. This modern kitchen space uses chartreuse as an accent color..."
Houzz Tour: Child-Friendly Two-Bedroom in Chicago
How to Save a Boring Box of a Room
Whip a ho-hum format and low ceilings into high-design shape with these ideas that offer a big new vision
"and huge windows and amazing ceilings. But in reality most of have a least one boring... blah windows, zero molding, standard closet. But starting out with a boring, boxy... boring window a world of good and add some much-needed drama. Switching out a boring... chic/ French country room seems more like a part of a small store to me with items... "Shabby French Cottage" has to be every man's worst screaming nightmare of interior..."
Love Your Living Room: Make a Design Plan
Create a living room you and your guests will really enjoy spending time in by first setting up the right layout
"out the windows with the window seats. If anyone has advice for a long, thin room... rest are french doors, windows and the opening to the open plan kitchen. We can't work... lot of windows. So I was challenged with window treatments and artwork. That large... for your window treatments, probably good to do the same thing to each window. I'm a... doors, windows, etc. on plain paper. Then use tracing paper and try out different..."
Basement of the Week: Luxurious and Lovely in Tennessee
Bright artwork led to this walk-out’s restful, neutral palette, but the generous amenities are the real soothers here
"space with french door window and 9 feet ceilings a 'basement'...more like 'lower floor'... with the window treatment colors. I love everything about it! On the other hand I do... it's of French origin, but there is no better way to describe this kind of space, I... guess. Big windows are often a part of the concept, too. whoa you are making me cry this... lots of windows and even more importantly, they have what appears to be a 9' ceiling..."
Roots of Style: Do You Live in a Minimalist Traditional House?
Cottages, bungalows, farmhouses ... whatever you call them, houses in this style share several characteristics. See how many your house has
"door and window trim employ the use of classical detailing, although in a much simpler... form. Window sizing and door placement are established according to the layout of... Palladian window and six over six windows? Is it now Colonial Revival? It is amazing... brackets, windows were typically tall 2 on 2 with window hoods, and porches were typically... Mission, French ect... variations. I personally think windows look rather bare without..."
"framing the windows. There seems to have been a trend favoring simple window treatments... a few windows in my house that need drapes!... white window treatment made for my living room; they are simple pinch pleat panels... for the window treatment to give a classic, glamour look.... beautiful french doors and a transom window. I often see another choice in such situations... the bay windows, stretching up the entire height of the room, while also referencing..."
Houzz Tour: Better Flow for a Los Angeles Bungalow
"set of French doors facing the street, but got confused when he approached it and... lovely tall windows gave a lot of light....now there is one awkward smaller window next... Other windows in other rooms letting in light is great! But why minimize windows... original windows and not the "high" window. I agree that the family area with the... The window looks odd and should be rectangular like the other windows. As for..."
My Houzz: International Meets Industrial in a Brooklyn Loft
Global pieces and antiques bring warmth and personality to an artist's home in an 1890s industrial building
"'gitane' is French for 'gypsy,' which is basically me in a nutshell," she says. Preciado's... industrial windows and the way you have invited that light into the private space of your... those windows are so great, and I love what she's done with the place. Love this... large window, serves as the main storage. This wall can hold about 1/2 a cord of... under that window first and then when running low, move to the secondary storage under..."
Houzz Tour: A Georgia Foreclosure Gets a Major Overhaul
"misguided bay window didn’t suit the scale and style of the home. The owners turned to Ili... triangular windows and towering ceilings. “Before you could craft the vision,” Hidalgo-Nilsson... pictures. French balconies on a ground floor?? Give me a bow window and the gabled entry... the new windows. Beautiful and efficient. !love the front landscaping Great job but... about the French doors - don't quite carry the look. But all that matters is whether..."
Roots of Style: Georgian Homes Offer Familiarity Through the Ages
Americans have been embracing this interpretation of classical architecture since the 1700s. Does your home show off any Georgian details?
"sash windows on each side of the entrance, sometimes with five aligning windows... give the windows such a presence. Its interesting, shoe bunny, that the shutters speak... extreme. Window glass being out of the financial reach of many of the 'under-classes'... our new windows during the next big hurricane that hits the Northeast! I love the... cedar windows throughout, Australian Tallow Wood t&g jointed verandahs front and..."