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Love Luxury? Comb Through the Wonders of Cashmere
"Cashmere is one of those textiles that can help in all of those areas. It offers texture... hours over the finishing touches in our homes. We want our sofas to have lovely throws... to feel luxurious, our cushions to be plump and our beds to become havens. Cashmere... fabric that has to be touched to be believed.... TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS. More than 6 years ago, the Chicago Tribune documented this... think the room in the second picture would look nice without the curtains. It seems..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Addition Joins a Historic California Home
Two design pros give their century-old home extra breathing room while boosting its energy efficiency
"under the entire structure to provide more space during the prewar era. The cellar... only from the exterior. The house stayed in this state for decades until the current... add to the property, with a keen eye on energy efficiency. The new addition celebrates... celebrates the house's past and future with a cohesive connection to all of its components... District of Fremont, California Size: 2,000 square feet, including the 1,000-square-foot..."
One Guy Found a $175,000 Comic in His Wall. What Has Your Home Hidden?
"Gonzalez of Hoffman, Minnesota, had a pleasant surprise while remodeling his house.... Stuffed in the walls with old newspapers for insulation was a rare comic book from 1938:... Superman. The comic sold recently at auction for $175,000.... place! One of the grates is in one of the crape myrtles in the yard. We had to cut... Layers of flooring and old newspapers from the 30s...At the top of the hill a very... dumping area at the top of the hill and as the trees grew in it grew around the dump..."
Tongue and Groove Wall Paneling Joins the Comeback Club
"is all the rage. While the technique has been around for what seems like eons, the... change the feeling of a room, horizontal tongue and groove walls especially pop in... comparison to the blank canvas of drywall. This classic wall treatment is an especially... appearance has made a recent comeback. Tongue and groove joints allow flat pieces of... to be joined together to make a single flat surface. Known for their rich texture..."
Outdoor Fabric Joins the In Crowd
Stepping out in even the poshest interiors, durable outdoor fabrics have transcended sidekick status
"in even the poshest interiors, durable outdoor fabrics have transcended sidekick status... fabrics are one of the great design success stories of the past 10 or 15 years. It used... range of chic colors and motifs, and homeowners have embraced the idea of using them... consists of three walls of windows and that means a lot of sun. My first round of furniture... of three walls of windows and that means a lot of sun. My first round of furniture..."
6 Ways to Bring the Richness of Leather Home
Skin has always been in around the home, from classic sofas to luxurious walls, but today's leather options are broader than ever
"Skin has always been in around the home, from classic sofas to luxurious walls, but... leather has come a long way since the cave ages, thanks to modern science. Today both... today’s design-oriented world, leather has some truly unique uses. Let’s explore... ather has been used for clothing, protection, furniture and rugs since prehistoric... only use the faux leather on the sides and back. The faux leather will not wear well..."
Houzz Tour: Arizona's Dialogue House Has Something New to Say
Get in on the conversation about this minimalist masterpiece in the Phoenix desert, remodeled by its original award-winning architect
"in on the conversation about this minimalist masterpiece in the Phoenix desert, remodeled... interesting: The house's name refers to the dialogue between the house and the pool; the... The story of the Dialogue House in Phoenix spans a decade and a half. Architect Wendell... built for one client but fell into disrepair. The new owners, the Hylands, bought the... designed the house in the late 1990s, earning a prestigious Progressive Architecture..."
Kitchen of the Week: Wood-Loving Luxuriousness in Vancouver
Live edges and organic shapes feature prominently in this spacious, highly customized Canadian kitchen
"echoes the waves of the ocean outside shapes the style and functionality of this Vancouver... Ines Hanl of The Sky is the Limit Design worked with the clients' wish list to design... honor the home's timber-frame construction, the beautiful surrounding landscape and... nothing for the faint of heart, for sure!" Hanl says. Click photos to view larger images... kitchen — one that would allow them to host family dinners where they could all cook..."
Luxuriate in the Calm of a Minimalist Garden
"But the concept of the minimalist garden follows the ideas of the modernist ar... combined with the benefits of low maintenance. Let's look more closely at some of the common... design has moved beyond interior design into the garden. In recent years, glossy lifestyle... architecture of the 20th century, when concrete and glass buildings required an unadorned... leads from the Zen gardens of Japan. Minimalist gardens have become popular with those..."
My Houzz: Modern Features Join Period Details in Toronto
A hundred-year-old home in Canada gets a new addition and modern updates, with respect for its beautiful original elements
"elements. The couple set to work, extending and modernizing the storied house with a... decades of ownership. When purchased by architects Ginger Sorbara and Douglas Birkenshaw... Birkenshaw, the century-old home had beautiful period details, such as a grand stairwell... layers of patina wherever possible. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Ginger Sorbara... neighborhood of Toronto Size: 5,000 square feet; 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms..."
Kitchen of the Week: Warm Luxury in San Francisco
"else, the owners of this warm and colorful San Francisco kitchen wanted a space that... lifestyle. The homeowners are eclectic empty nesters who love to entertain and have talks... calendar. The pair hired architect Andre Rothblatt to redesign their small, galley-style... opened up the kitchen by knocking down several walls and adding windows. Warm woods,... kitchen. "The couple does not have traditional home décor by any means," says Rothblatt..."
Readers' Choice: The Top 20 Patios of 2011
"warned — the most popular patio photos from 2011 may make you long for summer... cabins, the top patio photos this year showcase the diverse locations that Houzz users... outdoor areas also rose up in the ranks. Take a look the 20 most popular patio photos... Which one is your favorite? More Readers' Choice winners of 2011: Kitchens | Bedrooms... away from the natural beauty of the outdoors. My favorite is #13. A modern garden for..."
Readers' Choice: The Top 20 Laundry Rooms of 2011
Make doing the wash easier (and even fun) with ideas from the year's most popular laundry room designs
"doing the wash easier (and even fun) with ideas from the year's most popular laundry... since all of the most popular photos from 2011 are light, bright, and well-organized... you like the most! More Readers' Choice winners of 2011:Kitchens | Bedrooms | Baths... look at the most popular laundry room photos uploaded in 2011, and tell us which one... where are the piles of dirty laundry that are always on the floor of my laundry room..."
Want a Gem of a Surface Material? Luxury Agate's a Dazzler
"hundreds of these special insides? Natural agate is one of the most jaw-dropping home... coat the slabs with epoxy resin, then polish the resin on one side to leave a smooth... boring on the outside, but when you cracked them open, an eye-popping center of gleaming... swirls of colors shone through? Who would have thought, staring at the tiny, artful... can foot the expensive bill, which is due to the painstaking fabrication process: Take..."
Kitchen of the Week: Navy and Orange Offer Eclectic Chic in California
Daring color choices mixed with a newly opened layout and an artful backsplash make for personalized luxury in a San Francisco kitchen
"personalized luxury in a San Francisco kitchen... complement the unique navy cabinetry. Topped off with a stunning counter-to-ceiling backsplash... kitchen has a lively but luxurious look that would feel at home on either coast. Kitchen... family of 4 Location: Diamond Heights neighborhood of San Francisco Size: 400 square... family of four was moving from New York and wanted to bring their eclectic city style... opening up the kitchen and adjacent spaces into a free-flowing great room, designer Paige..."