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Food and Community Thrive in a U.K. Allotment Garden
Get a peek at a rented garden plot in England where edibles and flowers mix and local residents can mingle
"edibles and flowers mix and local residents can mingle... parish and and manages it. Throughout the country, land plots like this have been... garden and grow crops in. For Copley-Smith, it’s a wonderful opportunity to expand... seedlings and learn by mistakes — experiment,” she says. This mantra extends beyond the... looks and what it produces. Walking through the seasons inspecting and analysing... calm and enjoyable ! What are your pathways made of and how do you maintain these..."
20 Favorite Vintage Items and How to Use Them
"Patina and Personality to Your Home With Great One-of-a-Kind Finds... character and personality to your home? Consider mixing in some vintage furnishings and... and accessories. These may include photographs, objects, maps, perhaps even a metal... shops and sites like Etsy to find good deals on these items. Who knows? You may become... green and white, then did the next one in turquoise and white. They are really fun..."
Houzz Tour: Industrial Outside, Sleek and Warm Inside
Concrete blocks on this modern Arizona home's exterior give way to wood, metal and colored glass indoors
"architect and builder are one and the same? Such is the case with the Martinek House... pivot and slide open to connect inside and outside. Design-build company 180 Degrees... footage and providing a number of courtyards of various sizes and orientations. Houzz... prison. Orange is new black anyone? The stairs and the frameless corner windows are... interiors and the back exterior. Although 4th photo (carport corner) makes it look like..."
You Said It: ‘Name Your Garden’ and More Ideas of the Week
"inspiration and observations that struck a chord this week... megabudget and a construction crew at my beck and call. Here are some of my favorite... anything but white sheets either, and they were all flat, never fitted. Before I got into... quotes and ideas. Lots of food for thought. Good job, Becky! Growing up semi-middleclass... used a white sheet as a skirt under our tree. I wasn't aware of store-bought ones... galvanized tub and wicker basket ideas! Such easy solultions. Definitely going to do that..."
Guest Picks: Out-of-the-Ordinary Cabinet Pulls and Knobs
Whether your decor is traditional, eclectic, rustic or offbeat, this cabinet hardware can show it off and take it into another realm
"it off and take it into another realm... excitement and thrill of walking into the fairy-tale world of talking animals, a mystical... mystical lion and a treacherous witch? A wardrobe with those magical powers to transport... knobs and pulls, chrome and white knobs and pulls, chrome knobs (that we painted... teacher and I thought it was such a cool way to showcase history and have fun in the... for dirt and grime' is not an image I'll forget soon (and I will probably steal it,..."
Bedding Trends: Tailored and Tucked In
"prints and texture wrap the mattress now... duvet and overly dressed beds on the blog, Good Life Of Design. I hadn't given this... homeowners and designers are currently taking with bedding. It didn't take long to see... tucked and made up...not too inviting that way. My husband and I each have our own... Europe and experienced this setup and it works great for us. We don't have a top... thick, white comforter w/ 3 white Euro shams & constantly changing, softly colored..."
My Houzz: Beachy Tranquility and Togetherness on Puget Sound
"style and a peaceful palette create a welcoming waterfront home for a family... school, and her husband, John, a business owner in aeronautical engineering, fell in... there and hoped for the best. But when that home proved to have many unexpected... John and Michele and thank you for sharing your your home! Sonia and Bob :) You've made... window trim and darker doors darken the house and takes away the total beach feel and is..."
Houzz Tour: Comfort and Elegance in Manhattan
"a chic and modern home designed with kids and entertaining in mind... boys — and also a gracious setting for entertaining. The answer: three floors for... floor and a floor for kids' rooms, designer Jarlath Mellett gave the family everything... "elegant and chic," Mellett says, "but relaxed."... grays and whites, but the layering of textures and interesting lines of the furniture... mature and clean interiors yet comfortable and sumptuous. Nice rooms but there doesn't..."
Update Your Windows for Good Looks, Efficiency and a Better View
Great home project: Replace your windows for enhanced style and function. Learn the types, materials and relative costs here
"style and function. Learn the types, materials and relative costs here... ventilation and protection from the elements, they significantly contribute to the character... installed, and then she painted them off white. WHY? Why would someone do that? And... maintained and kitchen and bathrooms contemporarily renovated, the building inspector... build and maintenance, he actually said a pleasure to inspect and report on. wuff..."
4 Obstacles to Decluttering — and How to Beat Them
Letting go can be hard, but it puts you more in control of your home's stuff and style. See if any of these notions are holding you back
"stuff and style. See if any of these notions are holding you back... husband and I began dating when we were still children. He was 16 and I was 15, back... phone and wrote letters. By the time we got married and had three kids, we had almost... cards and letters a few years ago and read it in one sitting. Afterward I had the... in time and smother my teenage self with a pillow and maybe Paul's too while I was... neatnik and the tiniest bit twitchy when it comes to cleaning and organization. “If..."
Expand Your Horizons With Map Wallpaper and Decals
"rooms and four papers and decals that chart a new course in decorating.... places and new experiences. Decorating with map wallpaper lets your mind wander on... green and brown relief look to colorful, graphic designs. Patient DIYers can also... skill and time to get right. Nautical maps are also a popular wall covering. Here... paper and nautical charts looks great, especially with an orange coach.... past week and saw this post by Houzz. I love that you also suggested where we can them..."
Get Stone and Ceramic Surfaces Super Clean
Keep your kitchen or bathroom looking as good as on installation day with the right cleaning methods for counters and tiles
"the new and sleek appearance of your home begins. Kitchen and bath designer Kayron... methods and materials from day one. If you have a cleaning person to help you, "review... products and methods with them," she says. "Don't assume that they know the right cleaning... kind of orange color and is almost impossible to completely remove - even with undiluted... stone and engineered marble? How would you clean porcelain sinks? And how about..."
Kitchen of the Week: Green and Gorgeous in California
An apple-green countertop color matches this kitchen renovation's green approach: ecofriendly floors, sustainably harvested wood and more
"it bold and happy. Of course, a countertop that vibrant meant that all the other materials... flooring and zebra wood cabinetry as a fresh contrast to the bright green. The result... produce, and lasts much longer than conventional limestone concrete. And magnesium... kitchen and some left over white cabinets from the 50's. Sorry, no can do!! Nice but... storage and space, colour you can change anytime but layout is the key! Love everything..."
Try a Handmade Oushak Rug for Warm Spice Tones and Softness Underfoot
Lovely to look at and delightful to touch, these sumptuous Turkish rugs work with a range of room styles
"look at and delightful to touch, these sumptuous Turkish rugs work with a range of... elegant and incredibly soft, and work well with a range of styles — is it any wonder... carpets and where they come from.... books and carpets and plants and pets make a house a home...and have as I have travelled... mountains and designed 9 rugs for that project, all wool, wool and silk, and all silk... subtle and warm! I love this article, and the lovely warmth of the rooms. I am a bit..."
Simplicity vs. Simpleness in Architecture — and Why You Should Care
"beauty and ability to inspire are at stake... calms us and somehow inspires us, not only in architecture but also in other forms... Dana and @ Incite - Well said, thank you. When the eye has to travel all over and not... simple and a bit of an obsession for many of us. Think about the Shakers and the... House, and it wasn't as bad as you think. Also, I've been in it 4 times, and each... easier and a great "aha". More difficult to translate is the importance of white..."