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Woodipedia: Mahogany Furnishes a Rich Look
Its beautiful depth of color is cherished the world over. Learn about mahogany types, costs and uses here
"depth of color is cherished the world over. Learn about mahogany types, costs and... were made out of mahogany," says David Schorsch of Schorsch-Smiles American Antiques... mahogany has a long history in the U.S. as a wood prized for its rich color and stability... overharvesting of Cuban mahogany, which was predominantly used in these styles, has made it... with a similar reputation for stability and coloration.... being it's a more sustainable wood species. You can learn a little bit more about it..."
Houzz Tour: Builder's Beige Gets a Makeover
"wanted a family-friendly home that was as vibrant as they are; a happy place that... hosts out-of-town guests and loves to entertain. "This is definitely the party house... terms of finishes ... and it was builder's beige," she says. The home lacked moldings... Houzz at a Glance Who Lives Here: Duke, Cathy and their two children Location: Toronto... This is a two-story, four-bedroom home with an in-law suite in the basement. In all..."
Houzz Tour: Traditional Shingle With a Modern Soul
A home’s shingle-style exterior fits in with the neighborhood and allows for an open, harmonious flow inside
"A home’s shingle-style exterior fits in with the neighborhood and allows for an open... home has a traditional shingle-style exterior out of respect to the historic area and... When a couple starting their family decided to build a home, they wanted everything... around a modern interior. The process was a true team effort between the architect... well as a pleasing flow throughout the home, the team picked motifs in textures, colors..."
Attic Bedrooms Turn a Corner
No longer mere storage space for broken dolls and old clothes, attics are being turned into the most stylish of bedrooms
"call in a contractor to find out if the existing joists can support the weight of a... think of upgrading to a bigger home. Instead, many are looking for ways to maximize... possibility of turning your unused space into a bedroom. Not all attics will be suitable... on to a home is the attic. If you have an unfinished attic, consider the possibility... conversion to a living space. Here's what you need to consider first. Is the space easily..."
My Houzz: Wasting Not, Wanting Not in a New Portland House
Salvaged and secondhand elements make for a home that's earth conscious, thrifty and beautifully personal
"make for a home that's earth conscious, thrifty and beautifully personal... tore down a dilapidated 1920s home in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland, Oregon,... with a very specific vision: to build a sustainable home from the ground up without... figure out what I can change them into." Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Shannon... Quimby, a photo stylist and salvage decorator. "We used everything, and we saved everything..."
My Houzz: A Chicago Two-Story Circles the Globe
International travelers bunk downstairs, while pieces plucked from around the world grace both levels of this two-unit home
"they rent out most of the year to international and U.S. visitors. Houzz at a Glance... bought a 1906 two-flat: a two-story brick building with separate residences on each... with one-of-a-kind pieces. Depke couldn't shake her wanderlust, though, and her family... spent much of her 20s and 30s exploring Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Eleven... connected with a common entrance. Since then Depke and her partner, landscape architect Dave..."
Daylight Saving Time: Gain an Hour — and a Bright Interior
"splashes of white, color and reflected light... and a perhaps a mirror here and there. If you’re feeling a bit in the dark this season... many of us will be greeted with an extra hour of morning sunlight due to the end... check out the following shots to brighten your outlook. More: A Little Sparkle,... end of Daylight Saving Time. While that’s much appreciated in the morning, it means... everything a bit darker than we’re used to in the summer. Have no fear: the literal darkness..."
Step Inside a Stunning Nature-Inspired Sanctuary in South Australia
"proved a bit more difficult for a surrounding garden. "It's an experiment that has... taken me out of my comfort zone and made me question my sanity at times," she says.... soil full of rocks, rampant rabbits, kangaroos and parrots have created a challenging... arrival of 20 species of birds to her garden has provided welcomed inspiration. Studio... after a six-year battle with the terrain, her sanctuary is complete, allowing her..."
My Houzz: Spirited Style for a Santa Cruz Beach Bungalow
"treasures give a designer's 1940s home a lively, personal vibe... moved out, she expanded the middle of the house by converting a bedroom into an office... that show a design approach full of intention. "I like spirited, inspired interiors that... space and a laundry area. She capped off the interiors with artwork, personal collections... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Lorri Kershner and her dog, Fin Location: Santa Cruz..."
My Houzz: Loving Efforts Restore a 1787 Farmhouse
Careful attention to original details preserves and revives a vacant New England home with a considerable history
"revives a vacant New England home with a considerable history... interior on a dark winter night. "We stopped to shut a door left open by the Realtor and... site of Revolutionary War–era romance, dainty fox-hunt teas and formal piano recitals... stepping into a time warp," Ferrini says. After buying the home in 2007, they set to work... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: David Ferrini and Barry Barton Location: North Framingham..."
My Houzz: Chic Boho Style for a Hawaii Apartment
Cream colors, curiosities and worldly accessories make a Maui watchmaker’s rented home an intriguing, inviting nest
"make a Maui watchmaker’s rented home an intriguing, inviting nest... designer, a maker, a collector and, above all, a dreamer. The Wisconsin native has discerning... taste and a sense of urban sophistication — a signature style she honed working at Designs... home has a pared-down look with a highly edited mix of earthy items, secondhand furniture... space is a reflection of her worldly adventures and hippie sensibilities. The light..."
Your Bed: Complete the Look With Artwork
"bed with a piece of art that takes over where the headboard leaves off... you have a headboard or not, a piece of artwork will add color, drama and personality... scale of the overall look. If you feel like your bed could use a little extra pizzazz... look. A stunning piece of artwork may be just what you’re missing. More: 11 Inventive... take a look at the following photos to see how other designers have nailed the look..."
Houzz Tour: A Fresh Pacific Northwest Take on Midcentury Modern
"renovation of their 1968 home in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands, they head there as often... didn’t set out to re-create ’60s modern,” says McLeod, who worked with partner Kerry Johnson... goals of respecting the original home’s spirit with honoring the incredible natural... — it’s a fresh Pacific Northwest take on midcentury modern.” The pair listened closely... spin from a view of the room to a view out the windows with ease! My delight in this..."
Brass and Gold Accents Make a Comeback
"to go out on a limb and say I'm digging all the warm brass and gold you see used... to be a straight platinum or sterling silver kind of girl. But now I'm loving rose... More: A Little Sparkle, a Little Shine... shades of brass and gold that I'm seeing pop up in the bathroom, kitchen, and around... making a comeback! Not a fan of the gold or brass; but love the dog! Brass is a... like a mix of metals. As far as I'm concerned brass never went out of style. Used..."
Kitchen of the Week: Curves in Unexpected Places
An awkward space is transformed into a stylishly quirky, sociable kitchen, thanks to inventive design and quality craftsmanship
"into a stylishly quirky, sociable kitchen, thanks to inventive design and quality... owners of this Richmond, England, house were writing a wish list for their family... to have a contemporary design, to use every bit of space and to have an inclusive feel... be left out of the fun. They run their own business from home and are enthusiastic... kitchen a lot. Enter kitchen designer Johnny Grey, known for his unique vision and..."