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See Light Play in 14 Homes From Paris to Texas
Whether their screens let the light dance or their opaque windows diffuse it, these homes are beacons of great design
"raindrops on glass; other times it's a purposely designed element on the facade. Architects... clear glass window focuses our attention somewhere beyond the surface: a distant... projected in the material, perhaps creating a kaleidoscope of light. From shading devices... such as glass block and translucent onyx, these architects show us how to use sunlight... large glass pane, it has worked flawlessly in cohesion with the modern and rustic..."
Kitchen of the Week: Exquisite Artistic Backsplash
Rippling colored glass forms an imaginative wall, while a clever layout embraces practicality in this stunning Texas kitchen
"colored glass forms an imaginative wall, while a clever layout embraces practicality... ty in this stunning Texas kitchen... artistic glass backsplash and a smart eat-in layout.... to be in Vancouver this fall, once in September and twice in October. Thanks again... clutter in counters etc. And the pillow in the table area pick up on the back splash... wasn't in the budget. So unless someone plans to be in their home 10+ years, perhaps..."
The Bay Window Goes Modern
Square tubes, cantilevered cubes, mixed glass ... new plays on bay windows are boldly branching out in modern architecture
"mixed glass ... new plays on bay windows are boldly branching out in modern architecture... the idea in modern houses and in modern renovations of old houses.... elements in favor of new forms, one of the elements left behind is the bay window. Yet... traditions in architecture rather than abandonments (columns, for example, are turned... panes of glass. They keep the heat from the sun out in the summer & let it in in the..."
Kitchen of the Week: New Surfaces Cover All the Style Bases
Stripped and done anew in marble, milk glass and wood, this Brooklyn kitchen has fresh midcentury appeal
"done anew in marble, milk glass and wood, this Brooklyn kitchen has fresh midcentury... home, in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. The couple, who have a 1-year-old... bring in a clean, midcentury-inspired style. Light and dark custom cabinetry, Calacatta... vintage milk glass dishes (I have my grandma's milk glass punch bowl) but have never see... see milk glass tile. Interesting choices on the wood colors. However, nothing in the..."
Idea of the Week: Float Shelves in Front of Windows
Houzz Tour: Stunning Berkeley Courtyard House
Glassed-in walkways, courtyards and views link a contemporary California home's three structures to their setting
"Glassed-in walkways, courtyards and views link a contemporary California home's three... located in the Berkeley Hills. The aptly named Berkeley Courtyard House opens itself... is it glassed in? In the picture taken on a rainy day, it looks wet. wandm...I agree... walkways are glassed in....I think it would be fun to live in a home like this. I find this... figurines in the living room and a ceramic duck in the kitchen would warm it up nicely..."
Extend Your Growing Season With a Cold Frame in the Garden
"under glass to transplant or harvest... Here in Vermont, it's too cold and the days are too short in December to think about... arrive in my mailbox. Sometime in late January I'll begin to test the soil to see... sliding glass top, located along the south wall of the garage. At the time I didn't... gardening in a warmer zone, you'll be able to sow seeds a little earlier as weather allows... under glass is nothing new. From bio-domes to conservatories to commercial greenhouses..."
Houzz Tour: A Luxurious Home Embraces the Landscape
With a stunning new pool, it was only fair that glass walls and outdoor living rooms followed for this remodel in Santa Barbara
"fair that glass walls and outdoor living rooms followed for this remodel in Santa Barbara... gone off in them as well; they understood that the outdoors needed to be pulled into... it's been in her family for 3 generations.... have been in the family for 3 generations if it was built by Lauri's father? Isn't that... looks like in your world. Okay...this house is fabulous. Love it! Great design that i... achieved in this home. Simply beautiful. With that view you don't need TV or books...."
Turn Up the Party Heat — the Sultry Decorating Secret
Give your home a warm and romantic vibe with candles at the entry, lined up along a wall, floating in martini glasses and more
"floating in martini glasses and more... feels sexy in the glow. Yep, even a house overrun by kids, pets and squeaky toys can be... ingredients in synthetic scents are very commone. Yes, this includes "pine scent" in a... candle in the middle of the table that served no purpose. Except maybe give a slight... Polish glass candelabra, and Pier One, who sell good quality dripless candles, so... alcohol in a spray bottle, to keep grease/dirt off finished wood surfaces, & have had..."
My Houzz: Coastal Elegance for a 1917 Bungalow
Sea glass and beachy colors join the family silver and traditional seating in a 4-bedroom Florida home
"Sea glass and beachy colors join the family silver and traditional seating in a 4-bedroom... color/brand in each room! Gorgeous home. I'd move in in a minute! lovely design... with... different in the US? In Canada a bungalow would not refer to a two story house. In... amazing here in print, almost as amazing as in person. Christy is such a talented designer... could live in this home....if the homeowner ever ventures to Houston; keep me in mind..."
Have Your Open Kitchen and Close It Off Too
Get the best of both worlds with a kitchen that can hide or be in plain sight, thanks to doors, curtains and savvy design
"or be in plain sight, thanks to doors, curtains and savvy design... front that in the great debate on open versus closed kitchens, I am firmly on the open-plan... kitchen mess in open view of their guests. Some would rather not smell their dinner through... clean in a jiffy and the frosted windows in between let in light but obscured the view... sliding door ideas .... well done. In my experience, over-bar glass cabinets and raised..."
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Deep Red
Rich reds draw the eye and send an inviting message. See if one of these palettes speaks to you for your own front door
"exterior doors and trim. But once you've settled on a red hue for your front door, how... front door? Fortunately, with thousands of photographs of home exteriors at your... front door, along with sample exterior palettes to help you make one work on your... behind a glass storm door. I have seen doors permanently damaged from the heat. I really... front doors and garage doors a deep maroon colour in the past. Am now considering..."
Houzz Tour: Ocean Views Exhilarate on the Sunshine Coast
Expansive gable windows and French doors offer an uninterrupted vista of the Pacific in this bright British Columbia A-frame
"French doors offer an uninterrupted vista of the Pacific in this bright British Columbia... tie it in with the site and felt that it should be a low-profile structure from the... could do in regard to the footprint and layout of the house," he says. Working with... sitting in that tub. Very nice... ove the see thru fence made of, looks like glass... All the doors are tempered, security glass with multi point locks (12 locking points..."
Grow Herbs for Fresh Flavor and Good Looks in the Garden
With sun and a patch of ground, you can have all the fresh flavor you need for cooking right outside your door. Here's how to get started
"outside your door. Here's how to get started... walls or in window boxes, or used as a ground cover. Get plants from the nursery for... spots in your pots or borders — or take a new look at your yard for a dedicated place... quickly in summer. I like to place a bunch of seeds in a pot and cut it back before... grown here in NC in the cooler months. Pretty sure it can be frozen like basil. Right... herbs in the yard for wildlife. Last fall I planted daffodil bulbs in my lawn, just..."
Kitchen Ideas: 12 Refrigerators in Disguise
"icebox in a stylish fashion, and they’re doing it well. Refrigerators are big investments... currently in your budget, it’s fun to window shop. Check out the following photos and... drawers in the island across from it. - Two identical cabinets - one houses a fridge... refridgerators in most cases would be banished from the land as most of them are just an eyesore... would be in counter top level like an freezer but would like to use a refrigator I would..."