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Style Divide: How to Treat Additions to Old Homes?
One side says re-create the past; the other wants unabashedly modern. Weigh in on additions style here
"style. The style I deal with the most in my city is what we call Californian Bungalow... are very old. Aside from repairs and paint the house looks much like it must have in... block my old house is on. For the old cemetery for the house you would go down Brookside... like the style of the addition it not. My personal preference is to blend old and new... which the style changes completely, In most case I try to harmonize with the existing..."
Old Southern Highlands Style for a New North Carolina Retreat
"like an old Southern Highlands homestead. “They just wanted a house that fit the vernacular... log-cabin-style, making the rambling house look like a mountain shack that was expanded... spectacular styles. And did I mention that those sumptuous bedroom linens are heaven to... in the style I love, but way too big! I will take my little 800 sq, ft. rustic vacation... a good old look to the place. All in all, a great retreat home. Such a beautiful home..."
Give This Style the Old College Try
"collegiate style stem from a romantic ideal of brick Ivy League dorm rooms of the 1950s... collegiate style dreams. I bedecked that depressing room in Laura Ashley (give me a break... semester style, here are a few ways to bring it to your home.... 4 year-old's room is decorated with vintage sports memorabilia, including old felt... me to paint Alumni themed rooms. School spirit is in high gear :) Another fun and..."
Houzz Tour: Old World Style Gets an Airy Update
"of the paint and furnishings the colors give. Thanks for showcasing this lovely work... for an old house with much sentimental value. Just beautiful and airy. I love this... Love the style, just beautiful. I really liked the wood fireplace with the wood beams... crisp painted frames and flax linen upholstery with nailhead trim. EW: The oval... started by painting the walls and beams a lighter color and then had their dark wood..."
Old Hollywood Style for a Newly Redone Los Angeles Bath
"take on old Hollywood style. Photography by Riley Jamison... is so old Hollywood,” says Schwartz-Muller. “You can imagine someone like Lana Turner... liked the old style better to bad it couldn't be saved with some rearranging floor plan... liked the old style better too, and didn't really see the problem with the layout. Knees... Preserving old things just to say you did that doesn't make sense when the old things..."
True Grit: Classic, Old-West Style Design
"Grit," Old-West style is likely to see a resurgence. From aesthetic to function, here's... master the style — with or without cowboy boots and horses.... sets from Old-West movies are all about cabin-style interiors. That description may... out of style. Western style can also be elegant. This sophisticated sitting space... izing Old West can be breathtaking. This updated space sports all the textures associated..."
Houzz Tour: New Style with Old-World Warmth
"sleek style his client enjoyed. As it turned out, the house ended up being put on... Art Deco-style front door, they decided to extend it throughout the house by using it... that the style of this structure would stay true to that.Photography by Jacob Elliott... surround adds Old-World warmth. French limestone mantle: Exquisite SurfacesSconces: Urban... Custom, painted in Acadia White by Benjamin MoorePendants: Circa LightingBacksplash:..."
Dining Set Makeover: Paint and Tea-Tinted Fabric Make Old Chairs New
Reclaim dated dining chairs for far less than buying new, using spray paint, modern fabric and a handful of tea bags
"spray paint, modern fabric and a handful of tea bags... wasn't our style, but it was sturdy and comfortable, and as my dad says, "Love the one... Rather than paint the whole table, why not paint the top, or the rest, first and see if... of red paint? I only did one coat of red spray paint. But I used a base coat first... "new" painted chairs with the original table. If they had painted the table black... table! I painted an old family dining set just last summer, but kept the needle-point..."
Houzz Interview: Jennifer's Old Painted Cottage
"store- The Old Painted Cottage. In her blog, she shares with the readers fabulous photos... inspiring old painted cottage. Please tell us about your "first meeting" with your... haphazardly painted on the walls. Needless to say, this house NEEDED US. The first step... stinky old carpets in every room and replaced it with new carpet and new wood floors... We also painted all of the walls and ceilings. The biggest renovation challenge you..."
My Houzz: An Artistic Life Fills a 150-Year-Old Home
A gorgeous courtyard, eclectic style and original details shine in a Paris-born artist's beachside rental
"eclectic style and original details shine in a Paris-born artist's beachside rental... 150-year-old beachside home is equal parts living space, studio, classroom and community... accessible style. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Patricia Gelman and her dogs Robine... notice the painting above her bed, it's wonderful! Travel teaches us so much. Collecting... unique style and exquisite taste and skill of combining eclectic pieces that have..."
Idea of the Week: Give Old Furniture a Delightful Dip
"their style leaves something to be desired. Paint is a good way to upgrade a tired... coat of paint — it's more a stole or a shrug, actually. I don't know about you, but... legs into paint or better yet rubber coating, giving the chairs little socks. Very cool... spray paint it something funky. How about "socks" on a highboy? WOW I am looking... at my old chairs in a whole new way. Fantastic. What a terrific idea. It really..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Personality in an Old Atlanta Neighborhood
Artfully painted exteriors, soaring ceilings and stacked volumes make this home a decidedly different newcomer to the neighborhood
"fully painted exteriors, soaring ceilings and stacked volumes make this home a decidedly... Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward when they spied a vacant lot while walking their dog one day... Otte's painting process is fascinating and so is the house! Becky, This project would... Having John paint our house was one of our best decisions (aside from using bldgs). Having... combination of paints and methods, including latex house paint, spray paint and drizzling..."
Modernize Your Old Kitchen Without Remodeling
Keep the charm but lose the outdated feel, and gain functionality, with these tricks for helping your older kitchen fit modern times
"with huge old trees. As the owner of a 1940s Tudor, I love my home for all those reasons... cabinets, and painted the insides a coastal blue. It's worked out great! And, as Heather... century old home, took the doors off of the cupboards -love the look, but agree with... with the style of the kitchen, you have modern convenience while preserving the historical... When I painted my countertops the microwave had a temporary home on the kitchen table..."
Budget Decorator: 8 Ways to Make Old Furniture Look Brand New
Learn stripping, staining, painting and reupholstering basics to make bargain-basement furniture worthy of center stage at home
"staining, painting and reupholstering basics to make bargain-basement furniture worthy... well-loved old piece of furniture but are not sure where to begin, this guide is for you... layering paints...actually used a combo of "Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co."milk paints... before painting with my choice of paint. I make chalk paint using the plaster of Paris... spray paint and decoupaged tea-stained sheet music to refinish this old dresser...."
Houzz Tour: Century-Old Home Gets a Scandinavian Update
A hundred-year-old home of a family in New York is lovingly reworked with fresh colors and modern furniture
"hundred-year-old home of a family in New York is lovingly reworked with fresh colors and... 100-year-old home has provided an ideal canvas on which to layer our more modern style,"... midcentury-style homes in the area. Donovan and her husband jumped on the chance to give... pired style, but they paid homage to the structure's history. "Having a 100-year-old... mix of old and new under the same roof." Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Kelly..."