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My Houzz: Bold Wallpaper Kicks Up a Century-Old Craftsman
Design risks pay off in a Seattle bungalow that combines fearless patterns with subtler colors and a sophisticated practicality
"Brenner of Matthew Craig Interiors. "I told Matthew that I wanted really big, bold... to walk out with a designer!" With Brenner's help, Vila was able to design a kid-friendly... neighborhood of Seattle That's interesting: While renovating the house, Vila and Brenner... found old newspapers dating back to the 1930s stuffed in the walls.... "stewardship" of the home. @ crabtree studio-I understand the problem of tiring of patterns..."
The Best of My Houzz: 20 Creative Kitchen Islands
Nixing ready made for readily imaginative, these homeowners fashioned kitchen islands after their own hearts
"ready made for readily imaginative, these homeowners fashioned kitchen islands after... heart of many of these homes is the kitchen, of course. And the heart of the kitchen... but most of the time going strictly the DIY route, these residents take clever and... a pair of swivel bar stools, a double-door and a single-door lower kitchen cabinet... bottom of each caption, so that you can check out the rest of the homes. Enjoy! I..."
Why Grow Quince? For Beauty, Fragrance and Old-Time Flavor
Delightfully perfumed fruit and lovely spring blossoms make this apple and pear cousin worth a spot in the garden
"member of the same family grouping, known as pome fruits, with many of the same c... a type of fruit, they’re not quite as showy of a landscape plant, and the fruit is... not fond of humidity. The large fall fruits resemble apples or pears, depending on the... apple of legends and myths. That being said, there are some notable differences... member of the Chaenomeles genus. While the different flowering quinces do have beautiful..."
Age Is Just a Number: Houzzers’ Homes Old and New
"years old — are reminders of what makes us so crazy in love with the idea of finding... colors and, of course, ages. The latter is one of those things that stirs up all sorts... sorts of emotions. Some people revere old houses for their charm. Others shy away from... the eye of the homeowner. And we’ve got the proof. We asked Houzzers to tell us how... how old their homes are and what they love about them. The stories behind these 18..."
TGIR: The Case of the Disappearing TV
They Got It Right: If you can’t beat it, camouflage it. See how these designers made TV screens almost unnoticeable
"designers made TV screens almost unnoticeable... First of all, TGIR stands for They Got It Right. Here at Houzz it’s our shorthand... black void of a turned-off television by having the screen backed by a dark wall.... photos of the family everyday instead of once in a while pulling out an album. I... thinking of installing the TV in a recess in a wall of cabinetry, surrounded by books... some sort of 'blind' or screen that comes down over the front of the tv and hides it..."
Holiday Decorating, Old-School Style
"grumpy old man, but when the hell did it become common practice to have your house... obsession of turning our abodes into Wonka-inspired gingerbread houses is getting out... out of hand. I might be in the minority, but I think decorating your house at Christmas... collage out of a select group of cards to fit this year's color scheme - if it makes... myself of the beauty of simplicity in all things. The Christmas season should be..."
Old-School Swagger for a Modern Bath
Sepia photos, a leather-look floor and crisp finishes make for a room that’s dapper but appeals across the board
"Check out this new bathroom’s old-school swagger.... photo of Neal Caffrey, the character played by Matt Bomer on the TV show White Collar... the kind of image she wanted to capture in this room. Crestin was also inspired by... Reminds me of chambray shirts and riding boots with a whiff of expensive cologne... The... to kind of bring it all together. The old bath was very easy to pin down as a late... go out of fashion. Well done! I'll be using this as reference for my own bath remodel..."
Roots of Style: See What Defines a Craftsman Home
Charming features and intimate proportions have made Craftsman houses an American favorite. See their common details and variations
"have made Craftsman houses an American favorite. See their common details and variations... years of the 20th century. Pattern books and periodicals furthered the study of the... range of configurations probably contributes to the adaptability of this architecture... fusion of wooden Asian architectural details, the English Arts and Crafts movement... masterpiece of the ideals that the Craftsman style promoted, the fashion translated to..."
Kit Houses Stand the Test of Time
"houses have made their way into the modern day... collection of kit homes. Like the bungalow, the kit home started with the dawn of the... , all of the parts, from lumber to windows to the kitchen sink, were delivered ready... popularity of the kit house grew, so did the available styles and sizes. Sears and others... and many of these homes are still standing. In fact, there are several communities... growth of inner-ing suburbs. More: The Bungalow: Domestic Design at the Dawn of..."
Old is New: Cement Tile Makes a Comeback
"that most of cement tile's current Moorish-inspired patterns arise. Though it's often... two are made with different methods and since both are deeply patterned, richly colored... supplier of architectural and antiques,we have very large range of old colored cement... range of old and replica tiles,please check out our website for more information... couple of coats of the clear, watery sealant and then when it is dry, a light coat..."
Bathroom Workbook: 7 Elements of Craftsman Style
"decades of the 1900s. But the mix of wooden details with a minimalist Asian mind-set... the help of architects who’ve studied the style. Joseph Metzler of Sala Architects... and has made the style one of his specialties ever since. “It wasn’t something focused... at some of that appealing wood grain. One of the best explanations of Arts & Crafts... many of these old houses are still alive today. You cannot get the "look" of a Craftsman..."
Guest Picks: Everything Old-World Is New Again
Give even a new build a romantic history with lighting fixtures, hardware and drapes that recall the Old Country
"most of my visitors think that I remodeled an old house. People assume it is old... middle of the Houston Heights, Texas, where many of the existing Craftsman and Victorian... lots of reclaimed and salvaged items into the decor, and included lots of new items... have an old-world feel. The front porch ceiling is covered in antique painted beadboard... while the old beams and reclaimed oak floors came from a salvage yard just down the street..."
Basement of the Week: Rustic Sophistication in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Good, old-fashioned fun reigns here, with a theater-style snack bar, a playroom and lots of room for just kicking back
"Good, old-fashioned fun reigns here, with a theater-style snack bar, a playroom and... and lots of room for just kicking back... plenty of room for hanging out as a family. Photography by Meechan Architectural... mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, they let their team fly free and have fun designing... McKay of Dianne Davant and Associates. And because they have two young daughters... plenty of homes that are way out of my price range all the time, whether a color..."
8 Popular Cabinet Door Styles for Kitchens of All Kinds
Don't mess around picking cabinet doors. Let our mini guide help you choose the right style, and save the messes for cooking
"cabinet doors. Let our mini guide help you choose the right style, and save the messes... cabinet door style can be one of the most important factors in your kitchen's new design... cabinet doors one of the most visible design elements in a kitchen, but they can also... be one of the most expensive. From the elaborate to the simple, there's a door style... at some of the better-known styles here and see which will work for your home's style..."
Learn the Lingo of Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles
Understand door types, materials and cabinet face construction to make the right choice when you shop
"stand door types, materials and cabinet face construction to make the right choice... and the doors, drawer fronts and side panels come in a wide range of options and prices... photo of the style of cabinet you want and find a picture of the type of hardware... with lots of doors drawers look better IMO if the kept simple Couple of observations... simple doors .. unlike many door styles favored in the US. True inset doors/ drawers..."