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Bungalows: Domestic Design at the Dawn of the Auto Age
Craftsman details, open floor plans and detached garages make the bungalow-style home an enduring favorite
"Shingle-Style Homes from Seaside to Suburb As much as these homes were brought about by... domestic design (ranches, split-levels, 1970s Colonials) and larger lots to fully integrate... enviable homes for today's family. Many cities across the country have actively promoted... on your home. I want more details and to see more!!! We just finished a new home in... done in homes these days. I feel it completes the home. With the side garage it makes..."
Travel Guide: San Francisco for Design Lovers
Visionary architecture, great museums, amazing food and shops — you don't have to leave your heart here to take inspiration home
"Francisco design like a local, from a local.... called it home in '87-92. Dealing with the hills in SF was a breeze compared to dealing... city for design, coffee (hello, Blue Bottle!), museums, shopping and walking off the... HotelWhat design-friendly destinations are on your do-list this year?Seattle home design:... Landscape designer Flora Grubb (yep, that's her real name) has created an oasis dedicated... Museum. Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, the museum houses art and artifacts..."
Book to Know: 'Marrakesh by Design'
A transplanted design connoisseur shares ways to conjure the enticing feel of Morocco in your home and outdoor rooms
"transplanted design connoisseur shares ways to conjure the enticing feel of Morocco in your... Marrakesh by Design, a fascinating guide to Moroccan home design. Filled with gorgeous... distinctive home aesthetic — a combination of Middle Eastern romanticism and French formalism... Moroccan homes, Montague's newly published book makes the style accessible through a... of key design elements — color, finishes, patterns and more — and how-to guides...."
Design Workshop: The Intriguing Effects of Exposed Framing
Reveal the structure of your home for interesting design opportunities and eye-catching visual effects
"of your home for interesting design opportunities and eye-catching visual effects... structure of a home as the bones. This structural frame, so fundamental to architecture, is... these homes are hand crafted. In the coming age of 3d printed homes, this may be of... their designs by making the essential parts and pieces of their homes worth looking... s and homes of all sizes, shapes and costs. I love the subtle reminder that these..."
Find Your Design Style
"These 8 Home Photos to Find Your Signature Look... forward in designing a space they will love. What's your design style? Take a look at... their design aesthetic. I review them, find common threads throughout their chosen... small home sits on over 30 acres. Would love to see some Southwestern homes in the... in my home are well-loved over time and well loved by me. Clutter makes things hard... the bath design (Clean)! Cool, contemporary, clean. More and more so the older I get..."
Houzz Call: Send in the Design Cats
Post your best photo of your cat at home, in the garden or with you in your studio. It could be published in a featured ideabook
"cat at home, in the garden or with you in your studio. It could be published in a... cats at home, in your garden and in your workspace. We all know that cats help you... rescued designing cat at the design center. Always an "eye" to my selection, I can... bag? My home would not be a home without my cats my precious babies Amber likes the... a cozy home. She acts as if she is the most beautiful accent in our home :) Just another..."
10 Ways to Get More Storage Out of Your Space
"(stairway shelves), smart (unpackage before putting away) and unexpected (mini library)... in our home, I could see the shelves on steps working for us (in a different home-our... Like many homes built 15-20 yrs ago, our home's family room has a built in cabinet intended... love our home! This article pairs well with todays downsizing article. I love the use... except the shelves on the stairs. Stuff will spill out, especially where little kids are..."
Design Solutions for 11 Tricky Spaces
Creative furniture placement, smart storage and sleight of hand turn your home's problem areas into stylish places to enjoy
"turn your home's problem areas into stylish places to enjoy... every home has its own design challenges. If you've hit a roadblock (where in the... in your home, and you'll wonder why she suggests sitting on the back porch even though... of any design project, it helps to look at your space with fresh eyes. Go out, grab... bring a design-savvy friend along with you and ask what he or she would do with the... Small home, long hallThe solution: Rather than let precious space go unused, put..."
12 Extreme Interior Designs
Their over-the-top moves may prompt disbelief, but these rooms will never go unnoticed. See how their risks can work in your home
"comes to home décor, this sentiment certainly rings true. Going large scale at home... big bold design move is that your space will thrill and amaze. The potential pitfall... brazen designs; in each example one fearless big move created a room that wows.... extreme design in my home. I really like free flowing colorful design. Well actually... moves in design. Thanks for including the Jilly rug. Most of these are a bit too bold..."
Guest Picks: Science-Inspired Design Finds
"interior design for centuries. Science, too, has impacted our homes, but often in such... in our homes in more obvious ways. Vintage scientific instruments and prints are right... to your home. — Lucy from Four Walls and a Roof... that are designed to resemble a pixelated image. Pixels are to design today what atoms... interior design. The Satellite Chandelier was inspired by Sputnik, which was launched... numerous designs based on this shape, but this one is still my favorite. If you're..."
Designer's Touch: 10 Butler's Pantries That Bring It
Help your butler's pantry deliver in fine form with well-designed storage, lighting and wall treatments
"with well-designed storage, lighting and wall treatments... in your home. Usually used to store serving items, it's an entertainment-loving host... these designer tips to emphasize and draw attention to the pantry you already have... AliciaTappDesigns.com very well I love that blue pantry. Shane whats the best size for... these homes have massive kitchens and a little surprise pantry is a fun concept.... just for libraries anymore. When you need storage and you can't add width, add height..."
Read All about It: Books as Design Elements
"into the home’s owner. I could spend hours browsing other people’s bookshelves and coffee... touch of a library ladder. While I often think of libraries as staid, traditional environments... make a design statement. In this room, one simple book on the coffee table adds interest... combine open shelving to house pretty books with covered spaces to hide a mess. It's a great... other design elements. Like the image above, this room is clean and simple, while..."
Micro-Design: Neat Little Niches
"suburban homes and I'm faced with wall niches — and what to put in them so they remain... backdrop. The designer did a wonderful job of calling subtle attention to this niche while... employs a library ladder, which brings some excitement to the everyday task of cooking... This design takes advantage of an opportunity to display family photos in a modern... Contrasting shelves that peek out a bit from the wall another layer of texture to this..."
Organizing the Office: Inspiring Shelves and Cabinets
"keeping your home office neat and organized. It's tough to get started so I'll give you... point: shelves. You're going to have to sit down and do a little planning, and then... on the shelves, alternated with other things (a vase, etc) - the magazine storage... commercial shelves, but what kind of business would have those? Better yet, where would... around on shelves on the wall. Long open shelves along an entire wall are a good option..."
This Designer’s Client Was Her 10-Year-Old Son
What do you give a boy with a too-babyish bedroom when he’s approaching double digits? See for yourself
"building designer married his childhood sweetheart who became an interior designer,... onto 3 shelves on the left, ALL toys went on the shelves to the right, boxes from... for your design work. And if you sent him a bill, your an awful parent. Thank you Cathy... interior designer could give her child with an updated room more appropriate to his... a few design ideas to take away not relating to a child’s room like painting cork..."