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Your Floor: How to Shop for Tile
"tile box and get exactly what you need... color and pattern that will work in a room. Every tile manufactured and sold has... intended use, and that intended use is made pretty clear on the label of a box of tile. However... project, and it may even save you money.... carrara marble tiles on the floor and tub surround. I love the size of the tiles but... series and I'm going to dive into the subtleties of engineered floors and yes, I agree..."
Kitchen of the Week: An Entryway Kitchen Opens Up
More square footage and seamless transitions help a historical pied-à-terre's kitchen blend in beautifully
"footage and seamless transitions help a historical pied-à-terre's kitchen blend in... living and dining area combined in limited square footage, which means the spaces... entrance and foyer, so the clients wanted it to create a warm welcome. Interior designer... storage and workability while keeping the rest of the kitchen simple, focusing on high-end... materials and clean lines. Photography: Ben Gebo... built, and I advised them to remove the fixtures and put a nice piece of marble over..."
6 Ways to Rethink the Kitchen Island
When an island would be more hindrance than help, look to these alternative and very stylish kitchen setups
"alternative and very stylish kitchen setups... functional and beautiful centerpiece of a kitchen design, and it's one of the most popular... of red and its Saarinen table and Eames chairs, is stunning. And I really like the... cooking, and her husband and children who needed space to prepare smaller meals and... living room and the stairway to the cellar on the south, and a formal dining room and huge... home: and another : And another example of your theory : love the narrow, high table..."
15 Ways to Create Drama With Light Fixtures
Use lights as artful decorating elements, and watch them draw attention for more than their ability to illuminate
"elements, and watch them draw attention for more than their ability to illuminate... lamps and light fixtures help set the mood of a space with their light, but they... repetition and composition are all important factors to consider when choosing light fixtures... accentuate and illuminate rooms in very provocative ways.... German and her Great Grandfather designed and did all the Marble and Statues on the... robes and Tapestry and another Uncle steeped in "Modern" and "International" style..."
12 Inspiring Ways to Decorate a Mantelpiece
Rustic, minimalist, gloriously cluttered ... there’s a mantelpiece style to suit every room and fireplace
"fireplaces, and for centuries we have been using this built-in shelf as a place to show... muse and get creative. These 12 stylish approaches show just how much fun can be... fireplace and making over your mantel.... Hawaii and this marble fireplace is one of my favorite things about the house. We... too tiny and insignificant just piled on the mantle. Pick a look, pick a theme and stick... right and left and under a flat screen??? it remind me of the picture Following the..."
City View: History Meets Modern Tastes in St. Louis
This Missouri city celebrates a heritage that goes way back, but its architecture and interiors are moving decidedly forward
"architecture and interiors are moving decidedly forward... confidence and security about who you are, which enables St. Louisans to be adventurous... architecture and attitudes will surprise you. Residents treat their history as a living... teams and academics. Our city has many FREE museums and our Zoo is free and we have... Danby marble that matched the marble slab walls in both of our bathrooms. And it... daughter and I travel once a year and and found out immediately that fly-over country..."
Guardians of the Gate
Dog statues have long been used to adorn a home’s exterior, and man’s best friend usually has a message, too
"exterior, and man’s best friend usually has a message, too... meaning, and these statues can give us a clue about the people who built the house,... valued and what they wanted to communicate to passersby.... cornered him and managed to sweep him into a box and put him back outside....I'd rather... watchful and ferocious when it came to guarding me and our home. I love the dogs in... black marble Toad Hall~ I looked on your website and found this lovely statue. Nice..."
10 Tile Patterns to Showcase Your Floor
There's more to a tile floor than the tile itself; how you lay out your tile can change the look and feel of the room
"the look and feel of the room... patterns and the sales staff can recommend sizes and configurations to suit your space... local tile and stone showroom and ask for assistance and to see grout samples. The sales... angles, and is bordered by a tile entry and tile kitchen/family room. I cannot match... Hopscotch with and 18"x18" and 12"x12" tiles. Pattern instructions online are confusing.... = 69% and 12" = 31% which is 31 (12") and 30.7 (18"). BUT, then they add an equation..."
9 Ideas Coming to a Kitchen Near You
2012 kitchen updates: Tall, solid-surface backsplashes, smarter storage, handy task stations and sheen instead of shine
"stations and sheen instead of shine... spaces and improved functionality to reduce stress in our busy lives. All of these... stall and floor, very intricate variety of marble tiles) and we were simply too pooped... I make and freeze soups and casseroles and reheat them. For these reasons, as well... microwave and appliance jut out is and would provide some storage above and below even... drawer, and put it in my island. It's much safe than being higher up, and has a lower..."
Let's Toast Small Kitchens Everywhere
It's time for a tribute to the many wonderful qualities of compact kitchens — and some tips on how to plan them well
"kitchens — and some tips on how to plan them well... efficiencies. And to share some designer tricks for making a compact kitchen feel grand.... Carrara marble countertops and backsplash! I've had great luck with IKEA cabinetry... dining area and kitchen. This was designed on a very low budget, Honed Marble on the counters/... light gray and the ceilings another color and the space appears taller. @sandra is the..."
15 Ways to Warm Up Your Bathroom for Winter
Keep the chill away in body and spirit with everything from warm colors to high-end bathroom features
"in body and spirit with everything from warm colors to high-end bathroom features... shower and that fabulous copper bath tub... Oh, and someone to run the bath, light... edge off and prevent that icy wake up call. Love each and every one of these ideas!... textues and lighting. Hats off to the designer and installers job well done! We stayed... veined marble goes across the floor and up the wall on the "patterned" bath. Think..."
Houzz Tour: Stellar Views Spark a Loft's New Layout
A fantastic vista of the city skyline, along with the need for better efficiency and storage, lead to a Houston loft's renovation
"efficiency and storage, lead to a Houston loft's renovation... space. And that's true most of the time. But a prior incarnation of this apartment... d off and didn't take advantage of the fact that the apartment has views to the north... south and west. Heather Rowell of Content Architecture, working with Robert Sanders... efficient and maximized those views at the same time. "We created a core in the middle... laundry area and two bathrooms." This freed up all of the exterior walls while still keeping..."
Houzz Tour: A Manhattan Loft Slides Into Flexibility
Sliding doors and "smart glass" windows help turn a constricting apartment into an expansive, open loft
"doors and "smart glass" windows help turn a constricting apartment into an expansive... client and artist Suzanne Russell often deals with "interrelated parts that are always... moving and changing." It's a philosophy that Valy applied when she incorporated sliding... cabinets and "smart glass" windows that go from transparent to opaque. "Casper [Russell's... perfection and minimalism, so the loft is our collaborative attempt at translating their..."
7 Reasons Why Your Shower Floor Squeaks
No one wants to deal with a squeaky fiberglass shower floor. Here's what might be happening and how to fix it
"happening and how to fix it... solid and never squeak. And, they pass a 48-hour flood test prior to tile installation... these and when installed properly will function flawlessly and generally cost less... shower pans and close to 50 schulter showers and I don't work for Schluter. I have ripped... squeak and looks like a million bucks with our frameless glass walls and door if your... water and then spray foam it in place and let it set for 24 hrs then drain. A couple..."
5 Questions for Design Stars
"design and budget mode. Oh, yes, budget and city building codes rule the design process... vanity and put a new one in - or paint the wood. I've done that before too and it... expensive, and your room will look so clean and fresh when its done. plus you can get... the tub and upgrade the tile on the floor and tub surround. If the bathroom sparkles... curtain and the best chromed fixtures you can afford for the bath and the sink. Upgrade..."