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Houzz Tour: Good Vibes for a Hollywood Couple in Laurel Canyon
"shine in a house nestled in the trees... perched in the trees in L.A.’s famously bohemian Laurel Canyon. The house itself was... suffering from an identity crisis. Built in 1948, it had undergone disjointed renovations... lives in Los Angeles, but he’s not a beach guy. Fans of the mountains, wildlife and... things in this house, and I zeroed right in on that shower curtain! That indigo sofa... artist, in another place it would look wonderful. In this one it appears makeshift..."
My Houzz: Dreamy, Organic Style in a Tampa Cottage
"natural feel in a 1940 Florida home... cottage in Bayshore Beautiful, an oak-filled neighborhood inTampa, Florida, just steps... location in your dream neighborhood. Shona and Shaun Carcary waited 17 years — until... steps from the bay. Natives of South Africa, the Carcarys (she’s a personal trainer;... a bed in the garden, and a bar in the garage- I'm in heaven. Truly a wonderful cottage... something from every person...from some how not to act, and from others, how to act...."
My Houzz: Cozy Country Meets Bohemian Artistic in Australia
"to live in a rustic country cottage. In exchange, Campbell manages the surrounding... furnishings from around the world. Goodall, an artist, uses the space to display her... Robertson, in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia Size: 1,722 square... being in the house and in cars, but they are harmless and in fact are not a bad thing... from iron bark" The man from iron bark. Classic http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/a..."
Houzz Tour: Sensitive Minimalism in the Arizona Desert
Beautifully framed views and a design that sits lightly on the land make for a thoughtfully integrated modern home near Tucson
"landscape in both regards. This is particularly important in the desert Southwest, where... ally; in the former case it describes how a building physically touches the earth... earth, and in the latter case it is about reducing a building's negative impact on the... landscape from the terrace adjacent to the pool.... modest in size but incredible in presence and execution. This house in Arizona (which... together in practical ways. One thing that I'm wondering about is the pool. Here in..."
Houzz Tour: Updating a Midcentury Aerie in the Berkeley Hills
The setting was splendid; the house, not so much. Now the two are right in line, with high quality to spare
"right in line, with high quality to spare... vacationing in Sardinia when he received an urgent email from his real estate agent, letting... house in California’s Berkeley Hills that had just come on the market. “I told her... place in person. “I loved it the moment I saw it,” he says. Perched on a hillside... Design in San Francisco to lighten and brighten the home, and to bring the quality... structure in line with the magnificence of the view. Today house and vista work together..."
Dreaming Of: A House in the Woods
"Trees — in a Real Forest or Where You Live Now... to and from work each day, I find myself gazing across acres of windswept fields and... place in the city, and most have ample sunlight ... but mine? Mine seems to drift... to sit in the family room in the winter. I live in a passive solar home and depend... a home in the forest too! I was born in Seattle and grew up playing in the woods and... cows once in awhile. I am living in my dream home in the woods. Only took 50 + years..."
Design Surprises Amaze in an Eye-Popping Manhattan Penthouse
Mathematics meets fun in a most unusual 7,000-square-foot space topping a landmark New York City building
"meets fun in a most unusual 7,000-square-foot space topping a landmark New York City... penthouse in lower Manhattan. The residence was designed by David Hotson, who inserted... moves from the entry and living area to the top-floor attic and back down again.... slide in the house at one time in their lives? Fabulous space- would love to see... I'd get in that slide! I'm claustrophobic in small dark spaces. I'd become a screamin'..."
Turn That Spare Room Into a Walk-in Closet
"spacious walk-in closet in what was once a spare bedroom, a nursery or that home gym you... a walk-in closet is not a huge task, and it can reap instant rewards. “People want... stuff in one space,” says Angel Martin, co-owner and senior design consultant at... Closets Plus in Bangor, Pennsylvania. Martin’s firm is one of countless companies that will... materials from a hardware or home improvement store. Which method you choose will depend..."
Houzz Survey: Renovations Are Up in 2013
Home improvement projects are on the rise, with kitchens and baths still topping the popularity chart
"responses from Houzz’s 14 million monthly unique visitors. Indianapolis architect Mark... already in his business. “There was a hiccup at the end of the year during the fiscal... increase in projects. His four-person firm now has 50 active projects, including new... change in the latter category, with more people fixing up homes with the intention... living in them longer than previously. Before, many homeowners were buying properties..."
My Houzz: Clean, Cool and Bright in Austin
Natural light, lots of white and enviable tidiness give artwork the spotlight in a home for Texas newlyweds
"spotlight in a home for Texas newlyweds... 10th time in 10 years for her work in information security, she was ready to settle down... residence in Austin, Texas, she met Chris, an account manager, and the couple started... start from scratch with pieces that matched their new lives, Pam sold her year-old... I live in San Francisco and can afford 10x less than what you can in Austin :) You've... homes back in 2008. There are lots of great homes in Austin that are under 2,000 sq/ft..."
Houzz Tour: Reviving a Farmhouse in California’s Wine Country
"drenched in sunshine, the 1,680-square-foot farmhouse was built in the late 1800s. But... toilet in the middle. “It was literally falling apart,” says architectural designer... Associates in nearby Sonoma. “It needed a lot of love.” Despite the home’s problems,... executive from San Francisco. “She just wanted a place where she could roll up, drop... whether in the same structure or in neighborhoods. The preservation effort in New Orleans..."
Room of the Day: Dark and Daring Pay Off in a Den Redesign
Indigo walls and woodwork, textured furnishings, task lighting and a media center turn a neglected room into a family hangout
"no one in this family of four was using this room on their home’s first floor. After... space from being wasted. “My clients knew they liked handsome fabrics, rich textures... bowl is from west elm. Love the paint color Beautifully done! Plants and vases on... nearby in the book store. The "leather bound" in the photo, might actually be a nifty... items from the residents, including art. For me, the joy in home decorating is making..."
My Houzz: Sleek and Chic in the Lone Star State
Cosmopolitan flair springs up in the Texas countryside, courtesy of a jewelry designer and her husband
"springs up in the Texas countryside, courtesy of a jewelry designer and her husband... apartments in Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Dallas. Then she and her husband, Ben, found... of land in Waxahachie, Texas, and the creative wheels started turning. With the help... comes from a large family, and her goal for the home was to create an open layout... cabinet in the kitchen I just can't see a pot of soup cooking in this house. However..."
Houzz Tour: Minimalism in a Pastoral Mood
Local materials help a Connecticut farmhouse look right at home, while its simplicity fits the owners’ aesthetic
"In Appalachian coal country, the abandoned mines stay, for the most part, quiet,... are far from still. Inside, laborers work silently, pressing forward. The shafts stripped... and here in the damp recesses of mineral-rich hills, the fungi thrive, and the boards... rooted in the local vernacular,” she says. When the client sought her out to design... farmhouse home in the sloping hills of Lakeville, Connecticut, she did what was only natural..."
My Houzz: Global Panache for a Dallas Refuge
Inspiration from travels helps new parents create a worldly, personal home and garden in their own corner of the globe
"ation from travels helps new parents create a worldly, personal home and garden in... in their own corner of the globe... get back from our trips — whether the destination be West Texas or Bali." Inspired... potential in their expansive yard and 1940s interior, and were willing to invest the... houses in the area), Brianne and Trey set to work transforming their property with... through in this house...not too designed. Looks lived in and loved. And the garden..."