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Tell a Story With Design for a More Meaningful Home
"beyond a home's bones to find the narrative at its heart, for a more rewarding experience... realize that home design can, and should, tell a story too. In a sense, a home's design... does a home's design do this? How, in fact, can a collection of wood, brick, concrete... Wonderful home. Owners of FLLW designed homes are always so inspirational. It's that... article hits home for me, both in the way I’ve designed and remodeled our home and the clients..."
Colorful, Luxe Designs for the Traditional Home
Designer Steven Gambrel’s debut book offers a peek at his signature style: a balance of bold hues for classic yet modern living
"Designer Steven Gambrel’s debut book offers a peek at his signature style: a balance... Gambrel-designed home. And his daring color choices are never out of place. Whether... interior designer Steven Gambrel’s work is his dazzling use of color. Lacquered walls... Whether designing an oceanside retreat, historic country manor or city residence, he creates... me, to design a backdrop for that lifestyle is a very exciting task.” Steven Gambrel:..."
Home Setups That Serve You: Designing the Entryway
Get an entry that works for your particular habits, needs and style with this interior designer's wisdom
"beautiful home, but that's not the case! The design for your home should always support... lifestyle. Designing a house that embraces your life and look is easy: Notice how you... can make design choices that will help make your life easier, less stressful — and yes... ..and design accordingly! So many great ideas!!! You are an amazing designer and... that your home should support and serve your needs. A lot of designers forget that key..."
Plan Your Home Remodel: The Design and Drawing Phase
Renovation Diary, Part 2: A couple has found the right house, a ranch in Florida. Now it's time for the design and drawings
"1970s home with good bones and assembled a team to help them turn it into their dream... follow the design and drawing portion of the project. In a project like this, design... evaluate design options and keep the project on track. This team approach should save... developing the design and drawings. Here are the first steps we're taking to get the drawings... evaluate the design against the budget. Just as the design is elastic, changing as we know..."
3 Home Design Solutions to Challenging Building Lots
You don't need to throw in the towel on an irregular homesite; today's designers are finding innovative ways to rise to the challenge
"today's designers are finding innovative ways to rise to the challenge... must use designers to reconceive stock house plans or come up with custom designs to... the new homes’ septic flow were gobbled up by suburban sprawl for a generation. But... of new home building sites. Wetlands are often present. Septic fields are often located... existing home onto sites whose contours, wetlands or soil conditions make simple expansion..."
5 London Homes That Score Major Design Points
With an undulating wall, a backsplash the color of a child's eyes and more, these spaces rate high in creative, evocative design
"London homes that score high when it comes to home design. With these two contemporary... to the home. See for yourself with a closer look at the five spaces below.... get a designer to design a few details .I will get back to the designers once the... kitchen designers, decorators and interior designers in your area, head over here:... of your home and glean design ideas from the community in our Discussions section:..."
When Architects Design Homes for Themselves
See the amazing results when 7 modern architects take on their own idiosyncrasies in very personal designs
"Modern Homes, I realized that in a third of them the architect also served as client... Wright home and studio) are now house-museums — able to be visited by the public but... process of design? Let's look at seven architects and their houses to consider these questions... living in a home designed by Charles Stinson has completely inspired my space design and... rally designed homes are an artistic gift to any designer's landscape. I jokingly..."
Mountain Homes: Big Design for Majestic Places
"and lake homes celebrate the materials and sheer scale of place... started the design of a new home in the Blue Ridge mountains of western Virginia. The property... of the design process, we looked at classic American mountain houses built from the... These homes situated in the wild have given up the refined elegance, gentility and... these homes. Built in the land of giants where mountaintops touch the heavens, trees..."
Mexican Design to Inspire a Home Anywhere
Brimming with courtyards, churches and creativity, the Yucatan Peninsula is a fountain of ideas for design lovers
"art and design of Mexico inspire me. From colonial towns to ancient Mayan ruins, Mexico... fascinating designs. This fall I will be headed back to Mexico to drink in more architecture... bring it home. Excellent home ideas. I 'm Spanish and adore the open courtyard look... and am home again filled with new ideas ! Amy, I like how you've found spaces here... grandparents' home the living room, all bedrooms and dining room faced the open courtyard..."
'The Collected Home' Offers a Wealth of Design Tips
From planning to decorating, the father of 'new traditionalist' style dishes out scads of design suggestions you might never have considered
"scads of design suggestions you might never have considered... create a home that functions the way you need it to, in a way that applies not only... every design style. This includes everything from highlighting architectural details... Collected Home recently. It is one of the best design books I've ever purchased. Sounds... into his design, not just for appearance but for practicality, too. The outlets in... behind designing your closet. Things that just make sense! And things we may not..."
Hotel to Home: Capture a Greek Haven's Divine Design
Bliss and style get along swimmingly at Mykonos Blu resort in Greece, with aquatic colors, breezy decor and incredible views
Live Boldly In Your Home Design Choices
"in your home and let your personality shine through... bold design choices will truly make a home your own. Get inspiration from these... these designers, then take a chance and test out a bold new design of your own.... in your home just for YOU! I get so much daily inspiration from my studio/office h... tudio-home-office.html Many fun ideas here. I have several clients who are not shy... the bold design choice speaks volumes about the designer. Make a bold choice to celebrate..."
5 Common-Sense Ways to Get a Greener Home Design
You don't need fancy systems or elaborate schemes to make your home energy efficient and sustainable. You just need to choose wisely
"make your home energy efficient and sustainable. You just need to choose wisely... with your home design project is a decision made by degrees, with layers of opportunities... resources your home consumes — in the building of it and in the long term. Here are five... to help home owners navigate the sea of green options, as with design, there are many... a well designed home with an original 1930s or 1950s tiled bathroom, but people have..."
Home Styles: New Traditional Design
"beautiful homes show traditional interiors merging with simpler lines and colorful updates... traditional design and those who like contemporary design sometimes seem like they're standing... are five homes we've featured in past Houzz Tours that prove just how well this style... home interior. It looks fabulous. It gives me the wonderful idea for a home decoration... ns of design in it that are unexpected, and that's what makes the traditional part..."
Designer's Touch: Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal
From pavers to plantings, these professional tips can help your home make an instant impact on the street
"help your home make an instant impact on the street... true of homes as it is of people. Your home's positive physical appearance from the... professional designer tips to heighten character and charm while you increase resale value... to look designer finished. Great job! Traditional Landscape design by New York Landscape... about the home. That makes the most important impression of all. I have planted a lot... Landscape Design, Inc. Too, one of the reasons this house works better is that the there..."