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Step Right Up: Expressing Movement on Modern Stairs
"changes our perception of the design... any of our stair designs anymore without "movement". Be it people or doors or ..... them in our previous house, I would now choose cables or metal rods. Tiny hands or... not even our professional window cleaner could clean the gap between treads and glass... playroom is 2 stories high, there is enough room for walking up the stairs without bumping... single-story home, but at work, my office is on a mezzanine with modern open-riser..."
How to Help Your Town’s Beneficial Birds and Bugs
"wildlife in our built environments, the group is also beautifying it, leaving custom bug... word of our silent allies through the dwellings they inhabit. Though more people... homes for our beneficial bugs and wildlife. “We have 81 species of native bees in the... Hedgerow, and our urban environments supply limited habitat opportunities for them to survive... populations in our urban environments. Constructed habitats for spiders help reduce houseflies..."
All the Ways Color Invades Us
Color for alertness, for rest — and for a calming effect? Explore some ways we can benefit from our use of color around the house
"benefit from our use of color around the house... affects our lives and our moods more than we realize. We just finished a 6 month renovation... mood. Our clients wanted a media space were they could relax after a long day of... around our visual landscape and definitely has an emotional impact. Mosaics can be... "neutral." Our walls, furniture, clothing... Look at the rest of the world, Africa, Asia... ideas of our youth. By the way, when we read your words that pink is "decidedly butch"..."
Gardening for the Bees, and Why It’s a Good Thing
When you discover how hard bees work for our food supply, you may never garden without them in mind again
"work for our food supply, you may never garden without them in mind again... percent of our food. Bumblebees are vanishing at an alarming rate due primarily to habitat... essential to our world. How can we not garden with and for the bees?... problem in our vegetable garden and struggle every year to keep our plants alive. I cannot... 'fruits of' our and our beloved bee population's labour:) Their primary school aged daughters..."
How to Choose the Perfect Bedsheets
Don't lose any shut-eye over scratchy or ill-fitting sheets; our mini guide to materials, thread count and fit will help you sleep tight
"sheets; our mini guide to materials, thread count and fit will help you sleep tight... contact with our skin, sheets are as important as a quality mattress and cozy blanket in... Here are our top pointers to help you decode the labels and choose the sheets that will... around our website and blog, we've put a lot of research and time into our pages!... we make our own linens at our atelier in Montreal, we can sew you a custom sheet if..."
Architect's Toolbox: Vestibules Remake an Entrance
Easing our passage from the outdoors in, vestibules from times past are transitioning to the entryways of the present
"asing our passage from the outdoors in, vestibules from times past are transitioning... domains of our lives. In the 1950s and 1960s, as heating systems improved, we stopped... can ease our way from one realm to the next.... one in our house built in 1926 - tiny, no windows, could barely get one door open... all of our winter gear. Most of the Arctic Entryways are not as beautiful as the... pictures of our vestibule elimination. Unfortunately in the before picture the vestibule..."
Houzz Call: Looking for Dogs in Design
"appear on our homepage. We are on the hunt for a Houzz Pet of the Week, and your pooch... rug in our dining room and now all grown up on a bed in our guest room for kids.... shares our home with 11 year old Nikki. Molly, our cocker spaniel, is checking out... time of our lives! My scrappy couldn't wait to get the best position next to our new... burner! Our "great" Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Saas-Fee enjoying our recently renovated..."
Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism
A new exhibition explores how Jewish architects and designers in postwar America reimagined our homes and everything in them
"reimagined our homes and everything in them... look of our homes and and the things that fill them. It’s the first exhibition to explore... Good job. Our house has one of those thermostats when our ducted heating was serviced... part of our design psyche. The Honeywell thermostat is something we all know and took... bringing our attention to it. Clearly, if Dreyfuss didn't design this object, Nest... bringing to our attention. The Kaufmanns. Two stunning homes! The window in the first picture..."
Getting it Wright: Today's Prairie Style
"design in our time. More: Visit Fallingwater, a Frank Lloyd Wright Masterpiece... time - our thinking being that even he would have modernized over the years and his... their story about this style of home. i so love this house!!! Haven't seen the falling... design of our time..."
On Show: Weird, Wondrous Science Meets Design
Houses grown, not built. Power-generating soil. And snail poop that ... well, see for yourself in our coverage of a new Rotterdam exhibit
"yourself in our coverage of a new Rotterdam exhibit... change our lifestyles and ideas of what a home is if we don't want to deplete our... this...as our populations increase, our available land will decrease, and we will have... about our families and communities and are concerned about our children's futures... address our current concept of cemeteries . Here's a great one: vertical soil-less... greening of our cities to be generally far too respectful of themselves and others to ever..."
Cork Flooring 101: Warm Up to a Natural Wonder
Comfortable, sustainable and easy on the eye, cork has a lot going for it. Use our guide to get familiar with this natural flooring material
"it. Use our guide to get familiar with this natural flooring material... flooring for our 1976 raised ranch home. We installed our own cork in two bedrooms, closets... it in our old house, and will sing the praises of cork all day long due to our experience... building our new kitchen and we use the back bedroom door to access our garage kitchen... because our cork has a different finish than standard polyurethane. I have specified..."
Smart Shopper: How to Buy a Mattress
Confusing options, hair-raising prices, haggling ... Our guide can keep you from losing sleep over mattress shopping
"haggling ... Our guide can keep you from losing sleep over mattress shopping... bought our second Sleep Number bed after putting one in our cabin a couple years ago... have had our all natural latex mattress (from Flobeds.com) for 15 years and absolutely... one for our cabin. Never having to go to a mattress store again is a treat all by... off-gas into our home. I realize I'm not being all too helpful, but I'm just not an expert..."
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Kitchen
Strike fear into the hearts of gunky corners and grimy walls. Our weeklong plan will get your kitchen spick-and-span from top to bottom
"walls. Our weeklong plan will get your kitchen spick-and-span from top to bottom... matter what our schedules or what distractions may come our way. kiersten12 - I keep... because of our blackboard on the kitchen wall which has our daily plans on it (who's... leave our house looking like a tornado ran through it. This a great article to print... lived in our barn for 4 months last year while we remodelled and I realised how little..."
14 Tips for Decorating an Attic — Awkward Spots and All
Turn design challenges into opportunities with our decorating ideas for attics with steep slopes, dim light and more
"with our decorating ideas for attics with steep slopes, dim light and more... work as our "master" with mostly our existing furniture (it's for sleeping in our case... 2 of our 3 "bedrooms" are upstairs in our little cottage, and right now, although... opposite our bed up as our "nursery" for the baby. We found out we're expecting a baby... ideas. Our bedrooms are under the eaves and wow there are so many things to workaround..."
Houzz Pets: Call for Cats in the Casa
"Design for Our Next Pet Ideabook... Taro in our newly renovated bathroom. Picture 1 is Taro and Tonks in our den. Picture... are how our cats are at home. We tried our best to make the house as comfy as we can... match our living room. that cat looks kinda like a dog... This kitty would not get... taken over our bed i love this!! Mr. Bones and Chewie keeping warm in the sink, on a cold... spot. Our cat in bed. I made a big soft floppy rough linen cushion-in-a-basket for..."