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My Houzz: Serene Simplicity in Brooklyn
"Clean white backdrops and minimal furnishings give a Red Hook rental a peaceful air... brown and blue walls with a fresh coat of white and pruning their yard to create a... Tice and Kristy Hadeka, cofounders of the Brooklyn Slate Company, have a knack for... walls and an overgrown yard, but the couple knew they could update it to fit their... designer, and Hadeka, a Parsons graduate student, source by hand each of the slate pieces..."
Guest Picks: Scandinavian-Inspired Staycation
"Crisp White and Rustic Textures Transport You to a Nordic Retreat... the look and feel of a Scandi getaway at home. Think white floors, crisp blue and white... textiles, and eclectic decor finds with a global feel. Happy summer!... The White Devil curtain is amazing. And is that gold inside the bowls, too? The... cobalt and white stripes on this pitcher from Design House Stockholm — it screams... table, and the lavender and lime color palette is one of my favorites for summer...."
Kitchen of the Week: Going Elegant and Bright in a 1900s Home
Dark and closed off no more, this Atlanta kitchen now has a classic look, increased natural light and a more open plan
"Dark and closed off no more, this Atlanta kitchen now has a classic look, increased... light and a more open plan... windows and working with an elegant white palette created the classic look and practical... kitchen and attached lounge that better suit the house and their lives. Raising the... owners, and few of the home's 1900s features remained in this part of the house. "The... couple and their 2 grown children Location: Ansley Park neighborhood of Atlanta Size:..."
Kitchen of the Week: Storage, Style and Efficiency in San Francisco
A growing family gets a kitchen they can work, eat and relax better in — and that’s easier on the eyes
"work, eat and relax better in — and that’s easier on the eyes... storage and organization. “The kitchen before was oversized and not well defined,”... relax and feel a connection with their backyard. Key structural and design changes... child and another on the way, a San Francisco couple with a lower-level flat in a... problem, and it was hard to work in.” The couple wanted to create a more efficient... that is white, white, white--or a color that looks like white to the casual observer..."
Kitchen of the Week: Casual Elegance and Better Flow
"professionals and the parents of two young children, they also wanted a workhorse kitchen... meals and frequent dinner parties. A better connection with their nearby family room... room and a designated breakfast area for casual meals were also at the top of their... kitchen and borrowed about 12 feet from an adjacent in-law suite to create enough room... island and good circulation. They also pushed out a sink wall a few feet to make the..."
Kitchen of the Week: Warm and Modern in Maryland
"storage and tailored for entertaining, this sleek kitchen appeals to every age... children and adults in their neighborhood. "They're fun, young and love to cook," says... Suburan and Aidan Design reconfigured this Maryland kitchen into a warm and open space... home, and that feels even more true for bustling families. This family of four loves... a desk and a food pantry allow for items to be tucked away, while still providing..."
Kitchen of the Week: Turquoise Tile and a Dining Nook for 16
Entertaining is a piece of cake in this remodeled beauty with an extra-large stove and seating for a crowd
"stove and seating for a crowd... allow them and their four kids to do what they love most: entertain. Interior designer... Arendsen and her team at Intimate Living Interiors responded by gutting the space, adding... guests, and creating a custom island that can accommodate everything from prep work... backsplash and custom dining nook add character, while durable materials, like bleached... floors and marble counters, will suit this active family for years to come...."
Kitchen of the Week: Big, Bold and Red in Texas
A cheerful red island, accessories with patina, and custom cabinetry give this 1960s kitchen a modern update
"patina, and custom cabinetry give this 1960s kitchen a modern update... eat, and socialize smoothly. Ralph Stow and his team at Dallas Renovation Group... cabinets, and large console island and replaced everything with high-end country-style... kitchen and building a large, bright red island, they designed a cheerful and stylish... a busy and growing family needing a kitchen that would allow them to cook, clean,... floor and island are magnificent! Please pass the KETCHUP! Warm and inviting...good..."
Kitchen of the Week: Bright and Modern in 90 Square Feet
"counters and appliances, and have everything within a fully extended arm's reach," he... windows and abstaining from upper cabinets helped make the space feel open and bright... moaning and groaning about it. Steve Justrich, on the other hand, celebrates his kitchen's... stove, and my right hand on the sink faucet at the same time." An interior designer... think so and it's great to see that a pro has used them, too! Beautiful and looks functional..."
Kitchen of the Week: Paring Down and Styling Up in a Pennsylvania Tudor
Nixing cabinetry, reducing counter space and limiting items gives a Bryn Mawr kitchen streamlined simplicity
"space and limiting items gives a Bryn Mawr kitchen streamlined simplicity... Wallace and Warner, but you wouldn't have known it from the kitchen. Dark granite and... and other 1980s touches belied the home's style heritage, which Unruh was eager to... finishes and started from scratch. The new space focuses on streamlined simplicity,... husband and their 2 young sons Location: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Contractor: Kyle Lissack..."
My Houzz: City and Country Cross Paths in a Dutch Villa
It backs onto a lushly planted waterway and even has a pool, but this Netherlands home never loses sight of its capital skyline
"waterway and even has a pool, but this Netherlands home never loses sight of its capital... front and the lush Dutch countryside at the back. Frank and Marion's 1931 house sits... garden and pool, but it still has clear views to The Hague, South Holland's capital... Frank and Marion Location: Voorburg, the Netherlands Size: 180 square meters (1,937... so high and disjointed is not as successful as hanging it lower and closer together..."
Kitchen of the Week: Whimsical and Modern in Houston
"elements and function for a family with three growing girls. The family had a distinctive... style, and they wanted their kitchen to reflect their fun-loving personalities. The... glass---AND ceiling lighting--and windows provide so much uplifting light... at what... similar and that was my favourite thing about this kitchen haha! i love this bright... unconventional and would also fit better in the relatively narrow kitchen we're working with..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Fresh Combination of New and Old
"stone, and antique lighting all combine beautifully with fresh white cabinetry in... a busy and professional family — the husband is a television executive and the wife... furnishings and textures, which give the space an inviting, warm and interesting look."... elegant and refined yet warm and inviting. I love how the curve of the nook is reflected... Greek white marble. Very nice and warm dining room, with a pretty alcove for the..."
7 Spectacular and Practical Spring-Flowering Trees
Put on a beauteous show in the garden with a landscape tree awash in flowers — just do your homework first
"money and garden space. Check locally to see which trees are appropriate for your... climate and site. You'll probably have dozens of varieties from which to choose. Check... needed and pest problems. There are individual books on many different flowering trees... Shrubs and Trees. To get you started, below are seven spring-flowering trees that... birds (and humans!), have gorgeous ethereal white flowers, and are stunning in autumn..."
Kitchen of the Week: Streamlined and Smart in Montreal
"couple and their two teenage boys wanted space where they could eat and prepare meals... Gepetto and designer Laure Guillelmi worked out a renovation within the layout of the... kitchen.....white just makes everything looks so clean and fresh. Also, white is such... second sink and the large distance between the stove and oven make it comfortable for multiple... design and use of space. Though I do wonder how MDF holds up, over time, in a kitchen..."