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Take the Harry Potter Design Quiz!
"really be over? Luckily, we can lessen the withdrawal pangs by reliving the drama of... in the last movie. On one hand, I am ridiculously excited to see it. On the other... of the wizarding world by visiting fan sites, rereading the books — and taking our... yourself the Muggle-born design expert on the Harry Potter series, show your eye for... honor of the 7 books, of course) on some of the not-so-obvious design elements from..."
Holiday Decorating Ideas from the Atlanta Holiday House
"I hit the Atlanta Holiday House over in Buckhead. The place is bananas - it is a... up for the Christmas holiday by many sought-after Atlanta designers. The decorations... were the finishing touch upon $2,500,000 worth of furnishings. The designers at... form in the laundry room (oh, I stopped counting laundry rooms at the fourth one -... more of the interior design of the holiday house in another ideabook, but for now,..."
Must-Know Modern Homes: The Gamble House
Masterful use of wood helps make this Pasadena home, now open to visitors, a model of California bungalow style
"exploited the wood's potential through craft and raised the beauty of their architecture... broke from the applied decoration of the prevailing Victorian, Queen Anne and mission... es of the California bungalow style they helped fashion is the Gamble House in Pasadena... slowly, over time, they developed their own response to the Southern California context... considering the houses of brothers Charles and Henry Greene, it is "wood." They used lots..."
My Houzz: Creative Salvaging in the Canadian Countryside
Lighting from X-ray shades, a wine-barrel table, suitcases as props ... this couple repurposes with enthusiasm and style in equal measure
"home, the basement flooded. They had to gut the space and start over. But resilience... reassembled the ends. For a makeshift kitchen island, Gizuk affixed a piece of Carrara... are why the couple refers to decorating as a family sport. Houzz at a Glance Who... love it! The colours, the upcycled items, all the gorgeous bits & bobs, delightful.... Pouring over the details in each photo will take time. I absolutely adore the green..."
The Large Wall Clock...An Important Element for Your T.V. Debut
"Over the past few years, there seems to have been tremendous interest in the use... about the enormous, round clock hanging on the back wall of the family room. I was... around the sofa in their living room. I don’t recall the subject matter or theme... mid-interview, the show took a complete right turn as Oprah changed the subject and began... see in the modern homes of today. In a room where the walls may be covered with..."
Is Your Garden Minding the Viewing Speed Limit?
"you're the landscape architect for the highway department. You're stuck for ideas... stretch of the interstate, so you click your browser shortcut, head over to Houzz and... Assuming the traffic engineers have done their job, the typical viewer would buzz past... where the viewer is sitting on the terrace looking at a focal point bed 100 feet... What are the odds anyone would appreciate that brilliantly conceived combo of chartreuse..."
The Hottest Houzz Discussion Topics of 2012
Discussions rocked and rolled this year with advice, support, budding friendships — and oh, yes, a political opinion or two
"dilemmas. At the top of the list were conversations about kitchen remodeling, paint, color... The Houzz Discussions section took on a big life of its own in 2012. Houzz readers... mount a TV over a fireplace. Also, everyone was just having fun chatting about home design... Here are the hottest Houzz topics of 2012.... to put the TV over the fireplace, etc etc? :) Kinda bummed that I missed out on the... all had the same taste would it not? I'm looking forward to the new year and the vast..."
Go Ahead, Eat in Front of the TV
But at least do it stylishly. A favorite guilty pleasure turns sophisticated with seats, tables and screens designed for a mealtime show
"meals. The only exception was on nights when I had friends over — my parents often... follow much the same pattern with our son, including the occasional pizza picnic on the... front of the tube. Which one would you go for? Share your thoughts in the Comments!... watched the show. I remember clearly how much fun it was to feel like we were getting... eating with the TV on, it can be a welcome treat to bend your standards once in a while..."
Guest Picks: Live a French Romance in the Bedroom
Luxuriate in a room made for relaxing French-style, with elegant bedding, charming accessories and furniture with romantic appeal
"of the home, built in the 17th century. The host gently opened the doors, revealing... on the side of the hill, where the owner led me to what would be my room for the... the window as he opened the exterior shutters, revealing the most breathtaking view... amazed by the stunning vistas of the verdant valley below, with the postcard town of... visit to the Luberon Valley in the South of France years ago. I arrived at a home on..."
Know Your House: The Basics of Insulated Concrete Form Construction
Get peace and quiet inside and energy efficiency all around with this heavy-duty alternative to wood-frame construction
"dividends over the lifetime of the house.... n for the exterior walls of a house. One is insulated concrete form (ICF) construction... While not the least costly way of building, ICF construction makes houses extremely energy... quiet in the interior. In climates with temperature extremes, such as very warm and... through the wall around the plastic webbing locations. We stripped back the insulation... check with the ICF manufacturer to make sure that the membrane is compatible with the..."
Dad's Domain: The Garage
"a room over the garage to hang his Three Stooges poster, to install the inflatable... concluded that the garage ranks high on the list. I remember when we were moving and looking... plane from the Package Store owner and to store all of the Tony Little Gazelle and ab-blaster... was on the small side. My mother finally said "Danny, all you ever do in your shop... tools on the wall an open paint cans." It was so true that he could not stop laughing..."
Houzz Tour: Soho Loft Shows the Warm Side of Modern
"fall head over heels with the forthcoming images. Welcome to the Dragoo Residence.... married the love of her life in 2007, she and her husband arrived at the marriage with... palette. The result is a layered and refined mix of collections, art and decorative... change the way I decorate my current home. She stated, "I prefer not to walk into... space. The colors in the first photo, mixed with the dark floors and the Modernica sofa..."
Awkward Windows and Doors? We've Got You Covered
Arched windows, French doors and sidelights get their due with treatments that keep their beauty out in the open
"French doors and sidelights get their due with treatments that keep their beauty out... windows and doors that are not so simple to cover, such as front doors with large windows... privacy, and the sunlight can damage possessions. Here are some of the best solutions... add to the beauty of a home and supply natural sunlight into interiors, but they might... These hold the bottom of the blind to the door so that it doesn't swing. The downside..."
Roman Shades: The Just-Right Window Coverings for Summer
"lowered with the help of a cord system and rings sewn onto the back of the fabric. When... polish to the interior design of any room. If drapes are too fussy and blinds are too... from the sun. In their most basic form, roman shades are simply fabric window covering... raised, the fabric stacks in evenly sized horizontal folds. With summer heating up... check the blog for the DIY instructions. Thanks. Great Education on the different..."
Spruce Up the House With 50 Clever DIY Ideas
"ll it the end of cabin fever, the calm after the spring cleaning storm, or just a... animals all over the place. Whatever it is about spring, we here at Houzz find it to be... be the time of year where we start to look at everything around us with fresh eyes... out of the house. With that in mind, we decided to compile fifty of our favorite DIY... around the Houzz community. Take a look, and maybe get ready to prepare your own list..."