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More Top Paint Picks for 2014: New Greens, Blues and Neutrals
Valspar’s new colors aim to lift spirits and express creativity. Here’s how to use 9 of them in lively ways
"installment of our series on top paint companies’ 2014 colors of the year, we look to Valspar... moved into our home a couple years ago we basically painted our entire house in the shades... grey). our neighbor's purple lit up the street a few months back, but now ours makes... up two stories. I love indigo blue. Our cabin has this color in the bedroom and it's... painted our fence the licorice sort of colour to give a feeling of space, why inside..."
Create a Place for Books
"sparking our imaginations and giving good company: books. (Yes, I realize the irony... sparking our imaginations and giving good company: books. " I couldn't agree more, Becky... given us our own library. It is one of my favorite spots in the house. It has warmth... the two story library!! @jillvaleri - could you share what the name of that modular... is two stories high. This transitional open space serves as a library, home office..."
Bath of the Week: Black, White and Classic, With Some Twists
"give them our own creative twist.” That thinking drove the design of this bathroom and... same on our next house in a few years. yep-just like i always say-men design houses... renovate our tiny main bathroom (7' x 4' plus 60" tub alcove). I have been told to... despite our very hard water, no water spots. Maybe it would work on the black subway... bath in our old house, plus tiles downstairs, never had any problems with it. (I got..."
Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts: What’s the Difference?
If the zigzag and swirly designs of the past leave your head spinning, these descriptions will straighten you right out
"and work our way back through history, tracing the roots of each style.... things into our needs or desires to make our homes beautiful and passions become real.... well in our 1920s home and is softer and more invitiing. Tough to find at times, but... feeding our ideas and thoughts and understandings to create a nuance to whatever fits... fits our design needs. Just as apriltini said, mix it all up, and make it work for..."
Houzz Tour: A New Home in an Old Backyard
With a large lot and an architect dad, building from the ground up was the perfect solution for this Los Angeles family
"build our own house from the ground up and have a chance to design it exactly as... find it. Our last house was 1600 sq.ft. for us and 2 teenagers with each in a separate... larger than our previous house. Bravo Houzz for showing a more "typical" sized home... raised our five boys in a 1200 sq ft home. It was what we could afford and it worked... from this story than probably any other. Love it! I'm living in a smaller house by choice..."
Have Your Own Red Carpet Moment Anytime
"farewell to our crimson crony. You can enjoy a red carpet moment anytime you want — right... including our dining room space that we designed! We had an 1870 Boston townhouse and... backdrop for our collection of 19th century drawings My mother loved red and included something... become our bought, temporary home was a definite must go! Functional floor covering... know the story, was his sacrifice of their daughter to appease the gods and get a favorable..."
Share Tactics: Great Ideas for Shared Kids' Rooms
Maintain peace and maybe even inspire togetherness with decorating strategies from a designer with seven grandchildren
"bedroom. Our older son was 3½ years old when his brother was born. Although we spent... process of our new home. We have plans for a special room for our 2 granddaughters.... jumped on our beds all the time-- mini trampolines. Some injuries--but none that involved... Ruckinski used our space saving beds in this children's room in Manhattan: http://www.houzz... them, as our girls are sharing a room. Such great advice. I live with my husband in..."
8 Questions to Help You See Through Green Hype
With the ecofriendly bandwagon picking up some dubious passengers, here's how to tell truly green products and services from the imposters
"protecting our planet ... but the ad is for bottled water or even an oil company. What... of this story is that our Province (State) three yeas ago had an energy conversation... place our national fleets (post office, UPS, FedEx, Wal-Mart trucks,etc) on cleaner... repairing our 1983 Whirlpool dishwasher until its dying breath. It uses little water... affect our environment and future generations. Heads up for starting a dialog! If..."
Decorate With Intention: Let Your House Help You De-Stress
Break free of automatic TV time and learn how to really unwind and recharge with these easy ideas that don't cost a dime
"until bed, our bodies and minds don't have a chance to fully recharge. By setting up your... after our daughter is in bed we take our books and head to the bedroom. We turn... project of ours in Yale Town. What is the best colour to just "Relax"? JW Yes YES... than just our bellies; it signals us to slow down and appreciate what we have. " Many... morning with our espresso machine. It takes a little more time than a plunger but I enjoy..."
So Your Style Is: Cottage
Cheerful, laid back and welcoming, cottage style feels like a giant hug. Find out how to make this appealing look work its magic
"prop up our feet. There's a lot of leeway for the individual expression that anchors... planks to our family room wall in an effort to create a cottage look. The white paint... us post our comments. I would have to live my everyday life with traditional, but,... floors in our current home and they are not child, dog friendly. Any suggestions that... English,ours is a bit different. Nice enough though. I can explain the differences..."
10 Broad-Stroke Ideas for Choosing and Displaying Art
Conquer bare walls with these easy, unintimidating basics for picking meaningful artwork and hanging it right
"sense of our tastes and deeper selves. And so searching for the right piece — and the... many of our college work and hung them in our home office. The abstract artwork adds... renovated our foyer and living room in our 1980s Tudor and centered the renovation around... art on our walls that my parents, husband and I have collected over the years. I would... made of our own travel photographs. They sit on picture ledges for easy rearrangement..."
8 Splendid Side Yard Designs
Treat your skinny side yard like the beautiful green corridor it wants to be, with these verdant garden designs as inspiration
"close our eyes while rushing through that narrow space, merely to get from point... said that our side garden was their favorite part. I wanted to have movement in our garden... that is ours, the other half belongs to the neighbour. Unfortunately with our house... about the story of our garden. If you like small gardens and spirituals places, you might... week was our second time being in the garden show and we had about 300 people coming..."
Reinvent It: A Texas Bathroom Says 'Bonjour' to Salvage
Serendipity leads to vintage Parisian swank in this renovated bathroom, starring a French door in place of shower glass
"perpetual in our house," says furniture dealer and stylist Brad Ross. He and his wife, Tiffany... one of our glass doors from our kitchen as a pocket door in our soon to be renovated... have in our homes. THAT is a fabulous/clever/practical remedy for how to enclose a... to redo our shower enclosure for only $1500. What are the faucets? I agree. that regular... house by our builder. Switch toilet and sink to other side and is exactly the same as..."
15 Spectacular Christmas Palettes Beyond Red and Green
Instead of dragging out holiday decorations in the same old expected colors this year, dare to consider these gorgeous alternatives
"thing on our minds right now, stores are already rolling out mounds of red and green... things to our tree - and there is pic from 2011 Look, your xmas colors are your colors... porch! Our Family tree is multi colored.; Nautical tree is greens & blues; Kitchen... greens and our Bedroom tree is a palm tree with multi colored lights ... Guess I'd better... - so our Christmas is on the 7th of January, and New year on 13th...So how can you..."
Decorating With Antiques: Tables to Elevate the Everyday
They may have common uses, but antique tables bring a most uncommon beauty to dining, game playing and more
"past into our modern lives, adding a unique kind of beauty and spirit to the everyday... tables on our website under the Vintage/Industrial Table Collection. Many of our tables... Visit our website and see our different styles at www.citylivingdesign.com or call... times and stories. Sit in an antique chair beside antique table, listen to our grandparent... much of our modern furniture will stand the test of time. Compare those tilt top tables..."