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My Houzz: Indonesia-Inspired California Home
Global patterns, curated finds and a calming xeriscape garden bring tranquility to a textile designer's Dana Point home
"kitchen countertops and backsplash. The mosaic animals add colorful personality to... wanted a material that would be a stark contrast between the garden and the path. What... time. The material appears natural, like the desert Call loves. This agave hybrid features... natural materials such as rocks and wood bring a feeling of groundedness for Call...."
So Your Style Is: Southwestern
Does the singular beauty of the American desert speak to you? If so, Southwestern design style may be ideal for your home
"durable materials such as leather, cotton and burlap.But remember ... Too many heavy... edges of countertops, stud backsplashes or cloak an accent wall. But remember ... Don't... traditional materials and construction methods that characterize Southwestern style. Choose... sleeker materials to keep from creating a space that feels one-dimensional. More 'So..."
When Mother Nature Meets Your Modern Nature
Longing for a cabin feel that suits your modern tastes? Here are some ingredients for the perfect aesthetic blend
"contrasting materials. Highlight floor-to-ceiling views. The glory of a cabin is the s... orientation of materials will translate modern or transitional. Horizontal lines featured... concrete countertops and several shades of gray for a perfect modern cabin mix. Full-height... rustic material selections for a fireplace could be copper, natural stone or stainless..."
My Houzz: Dreamy, Organic Style in a Tampa Cottage
"building materials from the school in South Africa where Shona used to work as a nursery... using materials salvaged from a chicken coop. "I love the eclectic feel of mixing... ) The countertops are marble, while the kitchen island was made from barn wood floors... appliances and materials. Shelves: Ekby Mossby/Ekby Bjärnum, Ikea; island: Blue Moon Trading..."
Homes Away From Home: 10 Charming U.S. Bed-and-Breakfasts
Looking for a more personal stay on your getaway? These homey bed-and-breakfasts roll out the welcome mat in style
"salvaged materials for an eclectic look. In the backyard, a natural pool is surrounded... glass countertops and mesquite cabinets. The house still has its original antique... ecofriendly materials aren't the only thing that makes this hotel green. Each morning an... salvaged materials, is shown here. Vegetables and herbs from the Park Lane garden often..."
Houzz Gifts: Set an Organic Glam Table
"classic material with the rare ability to bring the organic and the glam at once. The... from the material the logging industry leaves behind, adds warmth. Take a break from... excess material the logging industry leaves behind. Great grains aren’t just for the... on the countertop — or even corralling desk accessories. These bamboo coasters with..."
Space-Saving Tips for Your Small Home Office
"make the countertop more shallow if you like. Make sure any combustible countertop material... extra countertop for larger projects — or even office space for two. On the wall... every day. Countertop over the heater. Don't let your radiator eat up precious room. Build... material is at least 9 to 12 inches above the radiator, though. Pull-out desk drawer..."
My Houzz: Rooftop Retreat Addition in Toronto
With the feel of a boutique hotel, a contemporary third-floor addition gives the grownups some welcome space in a family home in Canada
"steel countertop wraps to form a seamless farmhouse sink, anchoring the drawers in... steel countertops. The textural exposed ceiling and industrial pendant lights help... provide a material counterpoint to the pale finishes in the rest of the space and continue... The sink countertop wraps down to form the bath surround. This design concept is carried... in the countertop. The custom mahogany millwork was built by Gibson Greenwood and..."
Small Luxuries: Wine Refrigerators Offer Handy Storage
No more tossing whites in the freezer at the last minute. Get the facts on wine coolers so you can just chill before guests arrive
"under a countertop, either. When they're mounted above the countertop, as this one... several materials to fit different design styles. Some high-end models also come with... compact countertop models cost as little as $115. Whether you're willing to splurge... small countertop model will suit your wine storage needs, the right wine cooler could..."
Houzz Tour: Breezy Outdoor Living in Newport Beach
Skylights, floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of outdoor space help a modern California home take advantage of a sunny coastal climate
"simple material palette emphasize the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces... for the materials and furniture so that the family's possessions and accessories could... marble countertop. The island faces a casual dining area where the family eats almost... marble countertops and oiled teak cabinetry all glow from the light that floods the..."
Expert Talk: 10 Reasons to Hang a Chandelier in the Kitchen
Unexpected? Sure. Incongruent? Not at all. Professional designers explain why a chandelier can work in kitchens from traditional to modern
""All the materials, though rich, were very played down— for example, the white quartz... stone countertops and the Calacatta marble brick tile with mother-of-pearl in the... masculine materials used in the kitchen." Emphasize repetition and balance. "I decided... illumination: countertop and general lighting, under-cabinet task lighting, over-cabinet..."
My Houzz: Creative Open-Concept Home in Toronto
Three young designers give a neglected boardinghouse in Canada new life with an industrial-modern makeover
"kitchen, the countertop wraps up the wall and onto the ceiling, though the material of choice... together with materials from local suppliers, have a braided black and blue cable that adds... concrete countertop that folds to run up a wall and onto the ceiling. Overhead, installed..."
Houzz Tour: Light Dawns on a Toronto Penthouse Loft
Somber details in a former warehouse give way to bright white walls, nautical touches and exposed fixtures with an industrial edge
"subtle materials and finishes in the loft, careful not to take away from the well-worn... adding materials and finishes that took away from the existing beauty of the place... lored countertops, kitchen faucet and double bowl sink all speak an industrial language... Standard; countertop: Ceasarstone in concrete "The ship's wheel is not just for show..."
Guest Picks: Ecofriendly Finds for a Greener Kitchen
Going green is easier with these cooking and storage accessories, chic biodegradable dinnerware and more
"on my countertop, so naturally I want to keep it all confined to a bowl. I like how... compostable materials won't make me feel one bit guilty. I will definitely make these part... recyclable materials are fragile at best. If I take a trip for groceries on my bike, this... about this countertop composter as opposed to the millions that have popped up on the..."
3 Award-Winning Bathrooms From 2013 KBIS to Judge for Yourself
See if you agree with the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show judges on these glam, nature-loving and girly bathroom designs