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A Georgia Pool House Swims in Luxurious Features
Sure, there's a place for lounging. But this pool house also sports a chandelier, a putting green and an exercise room
"chandelier in view from the main house's kitchen window. Pool: Custom Pools of Atlanta... pieces in this pool house mix materials, styles and price ranges. Chandelier: Solaria... kitchen made sense for a space where the clients want to have drinks and snacks at... Traditions in Tile An exercise room upstairs, complete with a sloped indoor putting green..."
50 Dog Photos Worth a Wag
Design hounds: Share in the pet love with Houzzers' snapshots of their beloved dogs at home, in the workshop and at play
"Share in the pet love with Houzzers' snapshots of their beloved dogs at home, in... your dogs in design, and the images are still galloping in like unleashed corgis. As... site, in the studio, keeping you safe, getting in your photo shoots and, when you... for him in through the snow in the yard and we built him a stone patio in the shade... who have made my life richer. Thanks for posting them! (Note: in the intro, corgis..."
11 Shutters to Enhance Every Window
Vinyl in the bathroom, café style in the kitchen, clerestory in the living room — today's shutters are terrific for every room in the home
"Vinyl in the bathroom, café style in the kitchen, clerestory in the living room —... custom made, shutters offer full privacy with the ability to manipulate the individual... door, let in as much or as little light as needed and serve as a spectacular companion... found in nature. Agh!!!! Shutters are marvelous for airflow without light. Computers... stored in my barn and put them to use. Most people don't realize that they are very..."
How to Design an Accessible Shower
"aging in place safer and easier with universal design features in the shower and... to lack in style, as these examples show. Being proactive in your next shower renovation... someone in his or her golden years, remember that this person may have poor vision... seeing in me in me your biggest competitor in your "hunting preserve" Or what is the... toilet in Canada? I only seem to be able to find floor-mounted ones. In Canada, any..."
Energy-Saving Ideas From 3 Affordable Green-Built Houses
"lessons in budget-friendly green building from design competition winners in New York... Crisis in the 1970s that one day homes will be built in a way that some push-ups can... indoors in the summer, warm and brightly sunny in the winter. Thick stone walls, clean... cringe. It made all the errors and descriptive analogies that make most in the building... not even in Germany. The energy standards for newly built homes are so high that most..."
10 Ways Library Ladders Give Rooms a Lift
Yes, they're great in libraries. But library ladders also work wonders in bathrooms, pantries and many more spots around the home
"great in libraries. But library ladders also work wonders in bathrooms, pantries... were used in libraries with high ceilings so that people could reach books stored on... use them in every room of the house. Check out 10 of my favorite ideas below.... may have made sense in houses in centuries past, which had dedicated libraries and dedicated... ladders are made custom to your specifications. All ladder systems are made in Germany..."
4 Questions to Help You Organize Your Favorite Photos
Organize your keeper photos with a system that's just right for you, whether it's in the cloud or you can hold it in your hand
"whether it's in the cloud or you can hold it in your hand... gallery is in our hallway...we put photos in all kinds of different frames, hung them... them in random patterns on both sides of the hall...and then as the people in the photos... things in sleeves and storing in a box. I'm afraid that box storage just makes it... I am in the process of putting them all in albums so I can share them with siblings... leave in Saigon 1964 after posting in the jungle for 3 months' to give you a genuine..."
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen's Guesthouse Brims With Charm
Celebrating nature's beauty, family and the written word, this guesthouse of two actors in Ojai fosters creativity in comfort
"actors in Ojai fosters creativity in comfort... guesthouse in the couple's home in Ojai, California, furnishing it with pieces from S... a café in Isle sur la Sorgue, France, Steenburgen realized she had read about the... designer in a magazine and had been inspired by her style. She knew immediately their... small town in the hills east and south of Santa Barbara Size: 1,000 square feet; 2 bedrooms;... I live in Santa Barbara and have worked in, and am very familiar with, Ojai and it..."
Houzz Tour: Mission District Row House
"a home in an ecologically responsible and sustainable way. Here he has made the space... railings made from woven wire loop fencing typically found in front of Victorian cottage... etc… In this instance, I made 200 turned maple balusters for their two new stairways... California in 1995. I graduated college with a BFA in Historic Preservation, after which... firms in New York, Berkeley, and San Francisco that specialized in academic/civic..."
Highlights of the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show
At the legendary U.K. flower show, traditional topiary saw a resurgence, plant communities gained popularity and a new style made the rounds
"design in our own gardens. In other words, trends don't emanate from such events.... In spring 2012, landscape designer Cleve West, who not only won Best Show Garden... Flower Show in 2011 but also repeated the feat at the 2012 show, addressed a meeting of... In part I agree. Some of the show gardens just pick up emerging trends and so magnify... the show in minute details and miss the wider themes or trends. The trends that I've..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Green
"leaves in a forest, it's easy to find one that grows on you... learn in kindergarten that blue and yellow make green. If only it were that simple... comes in nearly infinite hues, shades and values (lightness or darkness). There are... infinite. In other words, before going with green, it helps to decide what we are talking... one. The Germanic roots of the word mean "to grow." As these photos show, green can... I did in two transparent shades of green, resulting in a watercolor look. One green..."
"expression in modern architecture. It is a non-load-bearing wall, typically made of glass... invention in the early 19th century (the Hallidie Building in San Francisco is considered... windows in heavy walls. Early curtain walls were made of steel frames with single-pane... advances in technology and sustainability concerns have made aluminum framing with insulated... mounted in front of a structural frame. Curtain walls are hung from a building's structure..."
Trend Alert: Mercury Glass Buffs Up Decor
New nontoxic formulas have made silvered glass popular again, and it's bringing shine to interiors of all styles
"formulas have made silvered glass popular again, and it's bringing shine to interiors of... bling in our home decor as well. That's where mercury glass comes in. Mercury glass... objects made with it in every home store you've entered lately. Even though it has... followers in the last few years, this finishing technique has been around since the 1840s... Produced in what is now the Czech Republic, mercury glass (or "silvered glass") was..."
Roots of Style: See What Defines a Craftsman Home
Charming features and intimate proportions have made Craftsman houses an American favorite. See their common details and variations
"have made Craftsman houses an American favorite. See their common details and variations... is used in this style, resulting in almost every example's taking on its own unique... around 1905 in Southern California and are considered modern eclectic architecture. They're... blossomed in the late 20th century and continues today. The range of configurations probably... found in four primary roof shapes: front gabled, cross gabled, side gabled and hipped..."
Want a Gem of a Surface Material? Luxury Agate's a Dazzler
"countertops made from this splendid kaleidoscopic stone... toss in some crushed-up crystal boulder pieces for infill, pour in concrete and... needs in a way that allows various pieces to connect visually. All in all, agate... invest in an amazing artisan piece of furniture,” says Luke Gilcrease, who fabricates... withstand heat in a kitchen? Love this! Have you seen anyone using agate in outdoor applications... stone in home decor on CustomMade. We are manufacturer of Gemstone slabs and tiles..."