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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
"Design risks pay off in a Seattle bungalow that combines fearless patterns with subtler... with a designer!" With Brenner's help, Vila was able to design a kid-friendly and... dream home, a classic Craftsman bungalow, Lisa Hebner Vila began searching for pieces... Craftsman home. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Lisa Hebner Vila; her husband, Gilbert... defend the designe;to a good designer the client is the boss, and while a designer should..."
10 Bestselling Ways to Decorate With Books
"chapter with shelves and arrangements that show off your literary side... space in libraries. Whether you love to read or simply enjoy the look of books, you're... ideas on shelving systems, or how to integrate other collections into a library. the... example of design 'sense' gone wrong (rounded shelves; terraria). If someone has books... actually have libraries file them in alpha order....makes it easy to find the author you're..."
Architect's Toolbox: Celebrate Those Happy Accidents
Sometimes a home's greatest pleasures were never planned. See two examples of serendipity in design, and share your own story!
"mes a home's greatest pleasures were never planned. See two examples of serendipity... serendipity in design, and share your own story!... was a designed-in feature of their homes — but that their cocktail chatter later... architects and designers we should be open to serendipity as a design tool. Below are two... about homes he was building in the American Southwest. What was special about these... these homes were the master bedrooms, which would almost always have a large expanse..."
Book It: Bring a Mini Library to Your Front Yard
Take a book, leave a book. An ingenious lending-library idea is sweeping the nation — see if it's right for your neighborhood
"lending-library idea is sweeping the nation — see if it's right for your neighborhood... Little Free Library you can see hundreds of Little Free Libraries. I am touched by the... the Library Journal. I think this is because the American Library Association loves... Little Free Library always say, Libraries Big or Small we Support Them All! I can only... keep the library from getting cleaned out entirely and the books resold, I designed..."
So Your Style Is: Traditional
Smitten with classic home design? Use this primer to bring the best of the traditional look to your house
"classic home design? Use this primer to bring the best of the traditional look to your... collection of designs yet! Each designer did a wonderful job - and the "style secrets" and... want my home to say "warmth and welcome"....I am traditional with ALL your "Make it... "hits home" with me....guess I'm just a "traditional" gal at heart. franki When... Only your library photo has wood stained baseboards... just curious. Thanks for including..."
Houzz Tour: Seaside Shingle Style Gets Modern Edge
Scandinavian design gives a traditional home in Massachusetts fresh energy and flexible space for visiting family
"avian design gives a traditional home in Massachusetts fresh energy and flexible... Scandinavian design," says Verbridge. "If their shingle-style home did not have such a great... " says designer Jean Verbridge of Siemasko and Verbridge. While raising four children... their home, on Boston's North Shore. But once the kids grew up, the parents were... shingle-style home *Keeping the house familiar and homey for the clients' grown children..."
Get More Mileage From Your Coffee Table Books — as Decorating Elements
Take a page from resourceful decorators by using your gorgeous books in design-savvy ways around the home
"books in design-savvy ways around the home... clients home this is my must have item. Or items plural I should say! They are all... over my home and they make lamps that are to short for a space fit perfectly and add... in my design projects. What are people going to do in ten years time when Houzz makes... What is a designer coffee table book? :) JW I find stacks of books more than 3 high to... of my design books to better position my monitor. Not only are they functional,..."
Bye-Bye, Boring Bookcase: Inventive Ways to Store Your Reads
"wheel' shelving around the round window. Just saw these honecomb shelving units today... tube with shelves around a center pole. Wonderful out-of-the-box suggestions, Christine... Traditional shelves--horizontal surfaces that float on wall brackets or rest on vertical... photos of home libraries From the designers of the unusually named Ofo (first photo)... makes a library look patriotic.More: Put a Mini Library in Your Front Yard | Browse..."
My Houzz: DIY Love Reforms a Dated Cape Ann Home
Handmade touches and classic neutrals transform a dark Massachusetts house into a beautiful home fit for a family
"beautiful home fit for a family... their home three years ago, wanting room for their son to play and grow in. The location... interior. The home had dark and dated rooms untouched for decades, zero insulation and floors... to call home. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Jen and AJ Migonis and their son... Ann, the home had absolutely no insulation when the family moved in.... lovely home. You've achieved what all of us are striving for - a happy home filled..."
My Houzz: Wondrous Steampunk Style for a Massachusetts Victorian
Grab your aviator goggles. This trip through a 1901 home that blends sci-fi and bygone-era imaginings is a wild ride
"a 1901 home that blends sci-fi and bygone-era imaginings is a wild ride... start a design company, ModVic, which seeks to help homeowners and designers create... Victorian home. The couple added traditional elements to the house, too, after they... : The home has an original 1930s elevator, still functional.... about the home, especially the kitchen! Looks more like a museum than a home ... but... While the library appears to have some interesting items, it looked way too crowded and..."
My Houzz: Accessibility With Personality in an 1870 Home
"accessible home with warmth and charm... England home. As with most old structures, however, this onetime boarding house needed... dowager home a new lease on life. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Laurie and Bruce... This home is so beautifully designed, while keeping a warm, cosy feel. All the special... looking home. I'm inspired by your creativity/bravery! So many of the homes I see... inspiring home. This is probably my favorite home featured on this entire site. It makes..."
My Houzz: A Centuries-Old French Estate Charms Again
Time and local artisans help a couple realize an idyllic French country retreat — and you can rent it
"Dolman and designer Chantal Dussouchaud came across a deteriorating centuries-old structure... provincial design. “Being 300 years old or older, the house is a storybook in itself,”... Great home! I wished I had this kind of home to showcase to others and let them rent... process of designing and decorating our "French country" home in Florida. I would live... beautiful old home but if feels up to date too. Bonjour, Amazing house and amazing work...."
Kitchen of the Week: Drab and Dysfunctional to Radiant in Minnesota
Clunky storage and lackluster floors get nixed in favor of open shelves, plaid vinyl and an effective kitchen work triangle
"of open shelves, plaid vinyl and an effective kitchen work triangle... soon. Designers Jen Ziemer and Andrea Dixon solved these issues in a kitchen remodel... every home show (HGTV) and so many designers use these in their projects. Wow... rack and shelves instead of using wall cabinets. Great use of space. Those floors are... in a library or office. How long this take from beginning to end? Love this kitchen... why do designers go with low end cabinets with overlay doors on such a beautiful kitchen..."
My Houzz: Mixed-Use Oregon Home Serves and Charms
Home, restaurant, garden, rental cabin — and it gives back to the community too. This multitasking home is a wonder in more ways than one
"Home, restaurant, garden, rental cabin — and it gives back to the community too.... multitasking home is a wonder in more ways than one... converted home in the city's Alberta Arts District, is at the heart of a thriving creative... Vibrant Home with the emphasis on 'Home'. Beautiful home and a beautiful story! It... timeless design. I love the back story of the homeowner's parents' home, and it's easy... into this home's design. Thanks for sharing! I must admire someone who not only dreams..."
Home Elevators: A Rising Trend
The increasing popularity of aging in place and universal design are giving home elevators a boost, spurring innovation and lower cost
"universal design are giving home elevators a boost, spurring innovation and lower cost... have a home elevator installed. They lived in a two-story home with the main living... their home was not large — maybe 1,800 square feet. But my grandfather knew how... in her home, so he put one in. Now that's love! That was around 35 years ago, way... their homes as they aged, but with the Baby Boomers' influential numbers and recent..."