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Modern or Contemporary: What's the Difference?
"10 homes illustrate the essence of modern and contemporary home design styles... strain of design today, such that new postmodern, neo-Classical or other neo-traditional... Modern design as having black and white, straight lined, unadorned, starck elements... by the home at the top of this thread -- it is in a neighborhood filled with traditional... traditional homes (brick cottages, center-hall colonials, etc.). I'm sure the neighbors..."
Louis Kahn's Modern Residential Masterpieces Get Coverage at Last
See 9 of the celebrated architect's lesser-known projects, U.S. homes, in a new book filled with photos and details
"U.S. homes, in a new book filled with photos and details... idea of "home," designed houses and considered their furnishings. Nine completed projects... Academy Library in Exeter, New Hampshire; the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas;... abandoned the design of residences, even as his monumental buildings overshadowed them. Granted... about each home's creation. Here are some of the included houses and stories from this..."
Collecting Rainwater and Eggs From a California Chicken Coop
"a hen home’s design soar into double-duty territory... artist and designer Alex Wyndham, to design it for them. The couple, both teachers, already... Wyndham designed a structure that could collect rainwater, as every drop counts in... barrels at Home Depot here. Why not use a more attractive hip or gable roof design, with... egghead designed this roof. I love this idea! So simple, so clever. I am saving this... Attractive design, however it's worth pointing out you can achieve the same result with..."
8 Victorian Drawing Rooms for Modern Living
Whether you remodel it for an open plan or keep it intact, a Victorian drawing room can graciously adapt to modern needs
"Victorian home. These rooms were feminine, comfortable and hospitable. Places for receiving... middle-class homes the drawing room may have been the only reception room, and therefore... Victorian home will depend on your needs, but here are a few tips for modern adaption... style of home. Few decorating/design magazines will show rooms with dark wood trim... Victorian homes. I am in the Midwest considering buying a gorgeous Victorian home. It..."
Design Calendar: January 6 - 31, 2012
Architecture exhibits, design panel and more: See what's on the Houzz list of things to see and do this month
"exhibits, design panel and more: See what's on the Houzz list of things to see and do... Huntington Library in Southern California and see furniture by mid-century craftsman Sam... other design lovers, here is our shortlist of things to do around the country this... with designers such as Eames and Noguchi. @newcondo, Thanks for the tip! What's... , and DesignThe Theater at Museum of Arts and Design2 Columbus Circle, New York,..."
City View: Atlanta's Design Style Warms to Many Tastes
Outdoor living and hospitality? Of course. But Atlanta's architecture and interior designs express much more than just traditional notions
"interior designs express much more than just traditional notions... declare that home design in the hip-hop capital of the world is Gone with the Wind fabulous... Tara or a home appointed by Sugarbaker Designs. Atlantans are embracing traditional and... cient homes. I've reached out to Atlanta design professionals to get their opinions... modern design and everything in between, from the spectacular stock of Victorian and..."
12 Features You Don't Want to Miss When Designing Your Dream Closet
"first home? If you were like most new homeowners, your focus was probably on finding... finding a home in a particular area of town, with the square footage you needed and still... Closet design isn't always utmost in the mind of first time homebuyers. Funny thing... third home, closet space tends to garner a lot more attention. Families grow, careers... better design of the closet space we already have. Do you have closets that function..."
Design Workshop: 3 Ingenious Ways With Wall Cabinets
For storage, space dividers and more, look to integrated cabinetry that enhances a room’s architecture and helps you live better
"in your home? If you’re like me, you don’t have a square inch to spare. A well-designed... of a home. Let’s look at three distinctly different approaches to integrating cabinetry... custom designed feel. We recently did a home for a client with an expansive collection... find this design the last thing I would want in my home. @gsfg - It's certainly possible... collection of home electronics. We were able to camouflage it behind the much needed family..."
50 Gifts for the Design-Loving Mom
"moms with home offices, new moms, organized moms, interior-design-obsessed moms, techie... favorite home decor items for Mom this week. We've gathered up gifts for foodie moms... style at home, and every other kind of mom we could think of. Thanks so much to Lily... but the library embosser is my favourite. It was Mothers Day in the UK a few weeks... interior design fan, she's going to love this gorgeous book by Kelly Wearstler. This..."
Edit Your Photo Collection and Display It Best — a Designer's Advice
Learn why formal shots may make better album fodder, unexpected display spaces are sometimes spot-on and much more
"husband came home and let us know he didn’t like our idea. This is a guy who absolutely... people’s homes and be hit in the face with their kids right away,” he explained. “It... in my home.” We compromised and ended up hanging a single, albeit artsy, black... built our home a year ago, we built it with universal design principles in mind, and... their home and to frame them and hang them on a large wall makes the photos you do..."
Old Dining Room, New Use
Is your dining room feeling neglected? Transform that valuable space into an office, pool room, library or lounge
"your own home. When was the last time you used your formal dining room for a formal... office, a library or a secondary living space. If you've thought to yourself how nice... are, by design, the place in our homes where family and friends gather to share the... in our home that was designed as the family/TV room was just too noisy with cooking... into a home library. Wall to wall walnut bookshelves and we plan eventually to even..."
10 Ways to Go Greener Through Design
"your home add to its overall value, but it allows for you to save resources and... of your home. Check out these 10 suggestions for adjustments you can make in your... your own home that will add to its eco-intelligence, functionality and beauty.... amazed by homes that are knee-deep in toys. These two designs also encourage even the... great design opportunities. 2. Low VOC paints. Americans spend most of their time..."
Watch an Entryway Bar Transform Into a Table for Two
On the heels of his ingenious folding apartment, an architect turns his talent to a versatile feature for a Manhattanite
"famous by designing humongous museums or concert halls. But New York architect Michael... latest designs is an entryway bar in a bachelor’s apartment in Manhattan’s Chelsea... ; the home is less than 1,000 square feet.... only as a design, but also as an engineering project! Architect Michael Chen must be... clever design shines. this is amazing. Congratulations Way cool! Love how it appears... Brilliant design & execution, Would love to see more articles devoted to clever use of..."
Help Me Design My Wine Cellar - Please!
"about its design – but we’d love some suggestions! It’ll be a fairly utilitarian space... using for design inspiration. I’ll continue to post photos throughout the construction... Swedish shelving for the wine - nothing fancy - but beyond that, we're stuck. If you... ideas for design, please share them in the comments. They’ll be much appreciated, I promise... current design doesn't have to last forever and hopefully we'll be able to invest more..."
Design Elements: Beautiful Reclaimed Wood
"barns, homes or even factories. If you own an older home, you may already have some... to your home and save a tree or three at the same time? Consider sourcing reclaimed... interior designers and builders are adding reclaimed wood's wonderful texture to floors... our new home. I think I may have to steal you design! Reclaimed wood. Love this post... of this home The counters and shelves in this industrial kitchen are made of reclaimed..."