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Guest Picks: Everything Old-World Is New Again
Give even a new build a romantic history with lighting fixtures, hardware and drapes that recall the Old Country
"hardware and drapes that recall the Old Country... reclaimed and salvaged items into the decor, and included lots of new items that have... Craftsman and Victorian homes were built in the early 1900s. I worked painstakingly to... beams and reclaimed oak floors came from a salvage yard just down the street. My... changing and adapting. Love it! One of my favorite homes here! And thank you for the... objects and material. My favorite images our the dining room and the sliding doors..."
Meet Shigeru Ban, Winner of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize
This humanitarian’s vision includes inspiring new uses for everyday materials, in relief housing and other structures the world over
"housing and other structures the world over... vision and commitment, someone who has produced consistent and significant contributions... humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture. The 2014 winner... needs and circumstances.. Function and simplicity has always held value. Ban extracts... temporary, and the tubes are an inexpensive and recyclable material. Second, the tubes... 10th year and has gone to well known architects such as Leon Krier, Duany and Platerzybek..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Hamptons House Goes for Breezy Tranquility
With airy rooms, a beachy palette and a pool steps away, this vacation home has summertime relaxation covered
"palette and a pool steps away, this vacation home has summertime relaxation covered... shoes and helped me appreciate their anxiety over the cost and details,” he says... clients, and he has done extensive renovations on his own home. But he hadn’t built... Snuggled up and content. Cool, fresh and lovely. Such a beautiful house - in and out. I... a lot and in a great way. I also love the texture of the slatted exterior and the..."
Glass Home Exteriors Reflect Modern Tastes
Advances in coatings and insulation make glass a more usable choice for home exteriors than ever before
"coatings and insulation make glass a more usable choice for home exteriors than ever... overcome. And with the advanced technology of insulated glasses and special coatings... display, and generous window shades can be at odds with the architecture. Yet by using... glasses and integrating shading in front of the walls, for example, their deficits... front and back We live in a glass home and love the feeling of 'living outdoors'..."
Keep the Kids Entertained at Home
Real family homes show ideas from simple to "someday" for helping kids stay active, engaged and out from underfoot this summer
"engaged and out from underfoot this summer... intensives and everything in between. But let's not forget the importance of some much-needed... comfort and security of the house. Let's take a few design cues from real homes on... indoor and outdoor spaces so that kids have plenty to do right in their own homes... could slip and fall and get hurt. But it's also something that could happen if she slipped... Houzz and some that I disagree with, too. However, I have NEVER seen anything so..."
A Front Yard Regrows in Brooklyn
Hurricane Sandy ravaged this New York City plot, but two landscape designers have rebuilt it to be better and stronger than ever
"Lewis and Jesse Terzi to rebuild and rehabilitate their 18- by 50-foot front yard... maintaining and working, but enjoying and entertaining.... fence and had to replace quite a few flowers and plants. Just this week we put in... was born and raised in Red Hook , Brooklyn and I know what those backyards look like... contrasting and complementing things. All of this makes for a very interesting small space... my home and garden were safe, I live in a city that had major flooding this past June..."
Ornament Your Garden the Artful Way
"between art and plantings to create a garden that's enjoyably abundant... design and exterior design are blurred, we comfortably travel in and out of the garden... consideration and restraint. You want a garden that is enhanced by art but not cluttered... furnishings and ornamentation have added importance, allowing us to appreciate everything... enough" and "too much". Since I love art and have an extension collection inside my..."
Expert Talk: Freestanding Bathtubs Make a Splash
Professional designers explain why they chose freestanding tubs and how the style can enhance the design of any bathroom
"tubs and how the style can enhance the design of any bathroom... sizes and shapes and how they sit so independently in a room and seem to virtually... at me." And now these designers have given me 16 more reasons why I need to get one... massage and a wide variety of colors and finishes. check out our website and call us... foot tub and I absolutely hated crawling around cleaning under it and behind it. You've... marble and stone to copper, then fireclay, next up was the cast iron and now all kinds..."
Houzz Tour: Bright Midcentury-Modern House in Seattle
A treasure trove of vintage furniture gets a new look against a backdrop of warm wood floors and light colors in a Washington state home
"floors and light colors in a Washington state home... blessing and a slight challenge. Says Chell, "Our goal was not to re-create or preserve... fresh and relevant to contemporary living." Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: A... couple and their 2 kids Location: Seattle Size: 2,650 square feet That's interesting:... rooms... and less light in others. We just renovated, and changed out all our white... cold, and stark.... and uninteresting. Really.) shawn1dave, the blue rug witht the..."
Houzz Tour: A Little Cottage Grows Up
"of old and new. San Francisco architect Cary Bernstein met the house in 2003 when... issues and “funkiness” that had accumulated over the decades (scroll to the end for... family and needed more house. They built up instead of out to preserve the wooded... garden and feeling of a private oasis. The result, finished in 2010, celebrates modern... a calm and serene environment. I love all the light and simplicity. I am going to..."
Book Tour: Contemporary New York City Architecture
"buildings and plan your tour — and it won't add much weight to your bag when you take... architecture, and the city has experienced a surge in new construction in the last decade... contributor and founder of Archidose, has carefully chronicled the architecture of this... view, and creating walking tours organized by neighborhood to make it easy to take... provide privacy while letting in the light and views. Hill calls this "a nice alternative..."
Houzz Tour: Creative Cabin on The Water
""rag-and-bone man"—is a documentary filmmaker, linen seamstress and DIY decorator... almost hear and smell the sea. "When I lived in a dear little terrace house, I had things... house, and when I had a fantastic, huge urban loft, I had things that were appropriate... warm and cozy creative home. thank you for sharing. Tricia has such style and is... and her linens are stunning. Oh my Gosh! Love those crab net lights, and the..."
Houzz Tour: Flexing New Design Muscles on a Vermont Lake
"setting — and live there too... $500,000 and told to design and build a home of her choice — no questions asked.... in 2009 and facing a tanking economy, she had no choice but to leave New York City... ceilings and beams. The shapes and volumes of the spaces are very appealing and i... smaller and very similar as our first home, a joy to live with so much light and wood... the lake and stunning architecture, I could live in it and never go out.! Beautiful..."
My Houzz: An Austin Architect's Hip, Modern Home
A Texas architect designs a midcentury-inspired, indoor-outdoor living space for ease, flow and utility
"interiors and design, architect Francisco Arredondo of North Arrow Studio designed his... affordability and utility in mind. With the space, part of a four-unit development, Arredondo... lines and well-curated decor demonstrate a space-efficient, thoughtfully designed... Arredondo and his dog, Sandy Location: Cherrywood, East Austin, Texas Size: 1,300 square... builder and an architect who draws up what we want and adds a little here and there..."
Experience a Victorian Christmas at the Gibson House
Step back in time into the extravagant and carefully preserved Boston residence of a wealthy widow, decorated elegantly for the holidays
"extravagant and carefully preserved Boston residence of a wealthy widow, decorated elegantly... 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Cost: $9 adults; $6 students and seniors, $3 children under 12... Museum and experience traditional family life in Boston's affluent Back Bay neighborhood... furniture and personal possessions, are decorated for the holidays, brimming with historical... the home and the more that is keep original the more I can feel it envelope and speak..."