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Attract Hummingbirds and Bees With These Beautiful Summer Flowers
U.S. native plants: Roll out a welcome mat for pollinators to keep your landscape in balance and thriving
"respect our natural landscapes and the wildlife they support. Sustainable garden practices... processes of our landscapes remain in balance. Let's look at summer-blooming native plants... ds in our garden in upstate New York. Black-eyed susan (Rudbekia) is VERY vigorous--will... side of our front door - we needed something drought and heat tolerant and these fit... beyond our patio. It is alive with bees, humming birds and other birds this time of..."
10 Friendly Furniture Pieces for a Comforting Home
Comfortable? Check. Sociable? Check. These enduring favorites will be loved long after the fashion finds have had their day
"Our passion for design can lead us to choose the fabulous over the friendly, and... room in our homes for more anonymous but no less appealing pieces. Think friendly items... sinks in our bathroom just so I don't have to use a sink with a waterlogged countertop... wish all our bathrooms had double basins. Maxida, years ago, I knew a couple (both... renewed our late grandmother,s bench/crate which was very common in old pre-war Hungary..."
Guest Picks: Solve Your Bathroom Storage Woes
"Our house was flipped a few years before my husband and I bought it, and instead... to put our bathroom essentials. Since the moment we moved in, I’ve been searching... issue in our bath, but your options are very nice and realistically affordable. Rather... redid our main bathroom, one of the main things that I wanted was a separate bath... solution for our needs. Like this Pedestal sinks are....stupid. Can't put it any other..."
How to Travel the Globe Without Leaving Your Living Room
"Making our homes look like we are well travelled, however, IS within our reach. Maps... I have our old place on an island in France, Arran where my people came from, County... corner of our family room. so cute! I have an antique school map (the kind with a map... hanging in our family room. It is huge & we had to use plexi for the "glass" b/c real... us on our upper kitchen cupboards (though I just took down the ones flanking the..."
My Houzz: Clean Swiss Style in a New Jersey Suburb
"loved our kitchen in Zurich,” she says, sighing. “Actually, everything about our... similar to our recent kitchen remodel. We also put in a Caboche over our island and were... then. Our painted glass backsplash is now found all over the internet. It is all... one in our summer cottage. They are THE BEST. Also, notice all the drawers in this... In both our houses, we put drawers of different sizes below the countertop. Buy good..."
Complete Your Landscape with a Backyard Cottage
"items on our list. We've had two gorgeous weeks of nonstop sun, accompanied by a week... store our garden stuff, and we've been planning to build a shed to round out the... bunkie in our backyard this summer , it has really added a lot to our small yard and... side of our pool to draw people back there and enjoy the gardens. I like the "surfside"... visit our web page or blog. Http://www.microhousenw.com Love the studio with triple..."
Houzz Tour: A Melbourne Gem Harnesses Feng Shui
Stylishly dressed down and with a soothing palette, this suburban Australian home has energy in all the right places
"block, our house faces our neighbors instead of the street. We also have plenty of... exactly like our Beau:) Know it s off topic a bit but in a suburb in melbourne known for... imagine people could argue the same about two sinks... Max's face in some of these... "Right now, our home office is filled with tear sheets and mood boards for our country... dreaming of our next adventure," says Ellis.An abstract painting by Ellis' mom, Robyn Donovan..."
5 Questions for Design Stars
"to put our best foot forward when it comes to the design of our houses. For that reason... and for our second bathroom we did a custom shower enclosure the size of a standard... one of our tiny bathrooms (no room for tub) with clear glass doors on the shower,... answers people come up with! Do you have the one bathroom, or do you have a second... shell of our new bathroom. The tub will go inside the stone-walled alcove. There will..."
How to Pick the Right Yellow
"used in our homes, yellow is much less complex. Rather, yellow becomes a welcoming... brightens our spirits. Because yellow is one of the most vivid colors in the spectrum... We love our yellow kitchen - sunny and bright! http://brightboldbeautiful.blogspot... Here is our living/dining room with yellow walls Kaberi Kar Gupta what paint did you... redid our master bathroom. Now I would like to paint the master a quiet blue that..."
Lose It: How to Get Rid of Old Light Bulbs
"sake of our health and the health of our planet, it's a good idea to pause before throwing... purchasing our flourescent and other bulbs mostly from China.... Don't like the idea of... them! Few people know that in only a years time we will no longer have a choice when... Some people suggest putting the bulbs into their original packaging or a small plastic..."
10 Ways to Get the Rustic Cabin Look
The homespun charm of your childhood cabin can translate to your home today with these ideas from an interior designer
"out of our hearts and into a new cabin can be trickier than it sounds. I wonder if... if our parents and grandparents knew we'd be trying to pull together the mismatched... fireplaces. In our "1933" new log house in Colorado, we will have three old wood heating stoves... so many people are after...and these are the real deal! Thank you! :) New knotty pine... but some people prefer a crisper, more tailored feel. Tucked bedding in neutral tones..."
Special Delivery: Cooler-than-Usual Mailboxes
"rooms to our house and resided, we were taken by surprise one day when we found ourselves... taken down our old (very gross) box and we'd completely forgotten to buy a new one. A... doing our addition. Then again, we had so much going on that point that building... building our own mailbox probably wouldn't have made the to-do list. But it is cool, isn't... ideabook! People are so creative! Karen74 - I think the red one was built by the homeowners..."
10 Perfect Pairings of Reading Chair and Lamp
"book in our reading chair under the warm glow of our arch lamp. Separately, the chair... in bed. Ours have dimmer switches, and the highest power is quite bright.There are... kids in our homes, or they sometimes have their own bathrooms. I am a serious reader... many people read in the bath, so if that person is able to not get their book wet..."
Architect's Toolbox: 6 Drawings on the Way to a Dream Home
Each architectural drawing phase helps ensure a desired result. See what happens from quick thumbnail sketch to detailed construction plan
"what's in our heads to something that can be visualized and subsequently built, drawings... given our goals. Second, they communicate the design intent and explain how a design... sketches keep our work human and interactive with our patrons. They get to the heart of... useful for people looking at houzz who may not have any idea of what is involved in working..."
The Elephant in the Room