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Designs Worth Discovering: Rookwood Pottery Tile
Get to know the company that put American ceramics on the map in the 1880s to see why its tiles are newly popular today
"We love our Rookwood heritage here , thanks for doing it justice! WOW! Great article... tells a story. Its very inspiring for artists and craftsmen to come across heartening... heartening stories like that of Maria Longworth Nichols Storer and her impelling artistry... great story about the repair of the department store entry. It would have left a... shop in our town that sells the beautiful tiles, light fittings, cushions and wears..."
My Houzz: History Resonates in a New Washington Farmhouse
"reclaimed in our old-house kitchen, but going on four years, that thing hasn’t shown up... photos and story! Thank you for sharing. Real, genuine, organic--all the cliche terms... another story . I usually like rather more modern interiors but there is something... FEATHER57 - our outside is never exciting in March and this too is a project we are completing... completing on our own. New plantings have already gone in & we are working on a terrific..."
The Passive House: What It Is and Why You Should Care
"about our houses the way we think about our electronics. We can’t just expect it... with our resources and our environment. While 100 years is not during my lifetime;... goal. In our region of woods and water it's oftentimes difficult to implement solar... The story was based on the Biblical character. At the beginning of the film Abraham... fireplace in our design venacular. But it was really a centralized "chimney" with a padded..."
Displaying Kitchen Supplies — Hot or Not?
Do some kitchens just beg for a cozy row of canisters and gear for all to see? Have a look and let us know what you think
"we hang our aprons. Around the corner is the pantry. Does our kitchen look like a... all like our kitchens to work for us yet have a "look" that pleases our individual tastes... making our formal dining rooms part of the kitchen. I have news for all those designers... somehow keep our kitchen, which is by definition a working room, as clean and tidy as our... cook. In our u-shaped kitchen, the refrigerator is at the left, the stove is in the..."
Great Design Plant: Retreat to the Shade of Hardy Catalpa
Big foliage and a towering height provide a shady respite in summer, but that's not all hardy catalpa offers dedicated gardeners
"them on our tree last year. Fish in our pond do seem to like them. This is a lovely... second story of our farmhouse in Michigan. Its flowers scented my bedroom in Spring-it... tree in our neighbor's yard drops pods, flowers, and huge leaves in our yard all... too!!!! Our local power company has to trim our catalpas back every few years for that... moved to our new place, a friend has a Catalpa, ready to come to me ! We've had a huge..."
11 Tips to Get the Creative Space You Crave
Life, liberty and the pursuit of your craft. OK, that's paraphrased, but we think you have the right to an inspiring workspace of your own
"turned our unused formal dining room in to our Family Creative Studio. It had become... still have our own space to be creative. We spend much more time in there now! What a... Now with our house remodel, I'm trying to decide if I keep my crafts in the house or... garage of our previous home and flea market finds I have repurposed over and over again... within our existing space, and not with much change to walls, windows, due to budgeting..."
Ribbons of Fire: 10 Artfully Minimalist Fireplaces
Long and lean and sleek to the core, these gas-burning fireplaces make a powerful contemporary statement
"I love ours, but do your homework. Be sure to check the BTU output so you don't skew... those for our master bedroom; that was the plan when we got rid of the ugliest Art Deco... seen. Ours was supposed to be one of those that burn gel, mainly for show than any... waiting for our favourite carpenter to make time (at least two weeks with some other stuff)... these in our kitchen seating area, by the sofa. My question is, do you leave the wall..."
How to Give Your Garden More Soul
"a good story- a great place to tell stories and make up some new chapters. Loved... soul of our place. 9 such a nice article...and i love the "funny man" story...thank... until our yard reflects our lives and home. I'm planning a peaceful secret garden... feature for our small pond. Then we have our metal birds (made in Africa) I painted them... control in our area was transfering them back under the redwoods. P.S. Don't try picking..."
Inside Houzz: Ideabooks Aid Design Collaboration in Seattle
Homeowners find their designers on Houzz, use ideabooks to communicate their remodeling ideas, and get the home they'd longed for
"during our on-line d(E)sign meetings with our clients. Then we visit our clients Ideabooks... planning our 2nd story remodel, I had discovered houzz but no one would look at my idea... remodeled our kitchen recently - Houzz was definitely our inspiration as we spent hours... building our home. Our G.C. suggested to us that we go to Houzz and send him ideas... bath in our recently bought house. It had the water heater and gas furnace in a closet..."
Homes That Might Be Trying to Tell You Something
Happy range hoods, a judgmental fireplace ... once you start noticing faces around the house, you may see them everywhere
"One day our friend's 5 year old daughter was playing in our front yard when my husband... I see Our Lady of Guadalupe blessing Michael Jackson in our kitchen backsplash..... walking our dog. An octopus!! Reminded me of the hours I spent seeing "stories" in... here at our shop, now I will be looking for faces in photos for the rest of the day... walls of our master bath that it is becoming an increasingly difficult to shower......"
10 Statement-Making Skylights, Big and Small
Brighten rooms with natural light while adding a dose of creativity via a skylight that draws attention
"leak. Our wet and rainy weather here in the Pacific NW is infamous, if our skylights... windows. Our room at night sometimes feels more like a sleeping porch as I look out... rooms. On our current project we are installing many skylights as bringing in the natural... Velux in our home after installing dozens for clients. The Velux sky lights can be... skylights on our old house and thought about putting lights on the trees outside that you..."
11 Tricks to Make a Ceiling Look Higher
"ceilings of our bungalow are only 8 feet high. During its renovation our architect occasionally... trick in our Gym with even lower ceiling. As there no other color, but one, you see... stripe in our bedroom. The ceilings are 8'. With tan and white stripes, we left the top... around our Living & Dining room area and it looks great, the rooms look bigger and... painted our master bedroom after 25 years of papered walls/white ceiling in a standard..."
Look to the Sun for More of Your Home's Lighting
Manage sunlight with design-savvy windows, solar tubes and skylights to save energy and show your home's beauty
"timely story! According to the EPA, buildings use 36 percent of total energy use and... brand ours is, but never a leak. One of the best investments ever. It took a dark... planned for our upcoming reno. We just installed two solar tubes, one in a hall bathroom... second-story place. Solar tubes won't work here since there are two floors above.... winter, ours heats naturally all through the day, such that we haven't needed to switch..."
4 Cool Paint Colors Touted for 2014 — and How to Use Them
"that in our house. It's our all-over color, and was here when we moved in five years... colors in our designs until it has feeling and it be a part of art and it makes our design... green on our living room walls for years. I am still not tired of it. It is cheerful... great with our light wood tone floor and white woodwork. I am less intrigued by the other... color for our new kitchen. Every part of the day, it has a different shade of color..."
Time Travel to Houzzers' Childhood Homes, Part 3
"Wonderful stories. Our childhood homes and neighbourhoods really did help form the people... tells the story that I, being probably four years old, stopped dead in my tracks there... built our home. I would love to purchase my childhood home, but sadly I live in... to give our families a "home". We did not expect much but rather - minus the technology... We knew our neighbors, the local police and the people who owned the stores down town..."