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Thriving in Student and Studio Housing
"overhead lighting, curiously purple squared carpet, and small square footage of student... husband and two children and I just had a blast in post-grad housing in Palo Alto,... rules, and some effort and forethought, such a raise-one-eyebrow kind of place can... enough room and individuality in small temporary dwellings such as student housing or studio... design and ideas. I forwarded this site to granddaughters who are in college, and..."
Houzz Tour: Thoroughly Modern and Family Friendly
"house and put its large rooms, tall ceilings, natural light and well-executed floor... couple and their two young children as “hip and edgy but family style.” Glossy finishes... finishes and high-impact details mix with family-friendly materials and loungeworthy... choices and have a little fun. When she met the homeowners, Lowengart was immediately... style and how their newly purchased house in Marin County, California, didn’t reflect..."
The Allure and Appeal of a Glass Sink
"(like blue and green). They reflect the light of the room in ways that differ from traditional... sinks and installed ones that were made from glass instead. Glass sinks add a neat... bathrooms and kitchens. For one thing, glass sinks are usually made in unusual shapes... colors and effects of glass you can make a sink that really makes your rooms stand... you like and what works with your budget then make it all work in your home...."
Hot Color Combo: Cool Blues and Warm Brass
It's trending all over, but navy or royal blue with brass or gold just also might become a new classic pairing
"solid and stately, and paired with the right blue, the look is sophisticated and... navies and royal blues paired with warm metals like brass, copper and gold. You've... years, and if you've ever had to live with badly designed brass light fixtures or cheap... blues and brass, from the kitchen to the living room and everywhere in between.... spread, and while it may be a trend, I don't think it's going anywhere anytime soon..."
Chic and Moody: Dark, Seductive Bathrooms
"seductive and are always memorable and experiential.... a dark and stormy night... It wasn't exactly, but the bathrooms I've been looking... covetable light-flooded bathrooms. But whether treated with paint, wallpaper, plaster... darkness (and the right lighting) really makes them special. Absolutely fabulous ideabook... powder room and I love it... I'm not a fan of black and very dark bathrooms. They say... sharp and stylish. Dark and stormy bathrooms are certainly visually interesting..."
My Houzz: Artistry and Personality Color a London Flat
A photographer’s Holland Park home does much better than just get by with a little help from friends
"of pots and pans to buy, let alone how to choose stuff like work surfaces and large... style and taste,” says Connell. “This was meant to be our perfect project that we... stepped in and helped steer Connell through many of the burdensome tasks that can accompany... permissions and licenses for alterations. “I was so lucky her friends were so loyal and... guests and an indulgent hideaway for herself. “Even on a miserable London day, there..."
Houzz Tour: Elegant and Modern in San Francisco
"color, light, symmetry, and quirkiness." Photography by Matthew Millman... unapproachable and hard to live in. Surprisingly, some designers would say the same thing... color and pattern. But as Warner pared down her usual details, it ended up being... for her and an experiment in minimalist style. "I learned that I don't need tons of... table and where can it be purchased? Ha! I wasn't impressed until the last three..."
My Houzz: Industrial L.A. Loft Sparkles and Shines
"vintage lighting, a penchant for retro bar accessories and a sequins-filled closet... Deojay and her cats, Paddington and Chloe Location: Downtown Los Angeles Size: 700... clean, and representative of the things she loves.Her place shines with personality... cute, and creative, though didn't get bare concrete wall as an art.... pillow and arc lamp are from her two favorite sources, flea markets and Home Goods... trendy. And now, it's a clean and simple white," she says. It creates a landing pad..."
10 Color Combos You Never Thought Would Work
Orange and blue? Purple and green? Yes and yes. Unlikely pairings can look great if you do them right
"range and blue? Purple and green? Yes and yes. Unlikely pairings can look great if... Blue and orange. Pink and blue. Pink and green. (Hell — pink and anything.) And... you use and how you combine them that make the difference. Even blue and orange can... were blue and orange. It was bad enough seeing this rancid combination on the cheerleaders’... hallways blue and orange, it was the worst attack on education since the Scopes Trial...."
Bathroom Design: How to Pick Out a Vanity
Learn how to choose the right materials, style and size for a vanity that fits your bathroom and works for your needs
"style and size for a vanity that fits your bathroom and works for your needs... bathroom and vanity designers to get the professional scoop. Here are their suggestions... faucet, lights and mirror. Also, I agree with kwriter, lighting is the most important... narrow mirror. Vertical lights work best, illuminate best, and are infinitely more... shop - and we bought it 'blindly' and I'm so glad we did: I think it looks cool, it..."
Shower Lights Bathe Bathrooms in Brightness
Lighting in colors as dazzling or soothing as you choose can bring a whole new dimension to your shower routine
"Lighting in colors as dazzling or soothing as you choose can bring a whole new dimension... hower lighting generally gets little attention compared with lighting in the rest... simplest lights can add such enjoyment and sparkle to your daily routine. The right... right light can make or break a bathroom, and all too often the subject is given no more... downlight and weatherproof trim. Lighting should be worked out from the very start..."
My Houzz: English Cottage Style Graces a Home Bathed in Light
Starting with a bare lot, a downsizing Illinois couple builds a fitting home that welcomes the sun everywhere you turn
"Shaw, and the couple wanted their new home to capture its essence and historic feel... Tim and Dona Lawler were ready to downsize from their beloved 19th-century Illinois... space and simplify their lifestyle. Their former house was designed by renowned... Illinois, and worked closely with architect Michael Abraham, contractor Mark Hickman... Hickman and Dona's sister, interior designer Diane Kahn, to design a cozy English-cottage-style..."
How to Ditch the Drapes and Let Your Windows Shine
If your home has beautiful windows and you don’t need to hide a view, consider dressing them in these elegant, creative ways
"windows and you don’t need to hide a view, consider dressing them in these elegant... beautiful — and functional — home privacy solution, great for covering up an unwanted view... windows and privacy isn’t an issue, why hide them? Consider some of these classic and... and creative ways to dress your windows, whether you live in a secluded country house... .free and worth every penny!) My husband and I live in an urban area and love the..."
Get the Lighting Right: 8 Mistakes to Avoid
"kitchens and baths that waste energy and do not get light where it is needed most. These... about lighting in residential environments. In trying to tackle a lighting dilemma... unsure of lighting solutions and tricks of the trade. But sometimes, knowing what not... common lighting mistakes to avoid, and how to do it right, as demonstrated by Houzz... about lighting and tinker constantly with getting the lighting right for ambient..."
A Lesson In Lighting: How To Use Wall Sconces
"Make Wall Lights Work for You... great lighting plan will improve the appearance of colors and furnishings, and it... you look and feel better in your space. There are three main types of lighting that... Lighting is one of the most important elements in design, but it is often overlooked... task and accent. Wall sconces — depending on where they are positioned — can fit... glass and light fixtures are gorgeous! And having visited your web site and viewed..."