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Mini-Me Mailboxes Add Curb Appeal
The spitting image of their parents or merely sharing some genes, these mailboxes show that good design goes beyond the front door
"The spitting image of their parents or merely sharing some genes, these mailboxes... Ideally, the mailbox should reflect the design of the house, in essence becoming a miniature... versions of the houses (though some examples follow), but that they should reflect the... The mailbox can be a small but important ingredient in a house’s curb appeal. So... So the selection or design of a mailbox, its post and its enclosure should be considered..."
Add a Dash of Downton Abbey Style
Oh, for a stroll through those gardens and a listen at the parlor door. Amid the opulence and intrigue, we find a few ideas to take home
"listen at the parlor door. Amid the opulence and intrigue, we find a few ideas to take... When the second season of Downton Abbey premiered on PBS Sunday it delivered in its... low-brow. The social intrigue, period costumes, and those Edwardian interiors all make... watch the story unfold during World War I.... I love the idea :) Where did the lights one from over the the counter in the downstairs... love the settings and decor it's the costumes...the clothes are fantastic! You might..."
How to Design Built-Ins That Fit Your Needs
"glass doors. However, if you need to be child-proof, don't consider glass doors on... carpenter make the shelves adjustable. Likewise, for cabinet storage, measure games and other... salvaged doors, cabinets, or pieces of wood you'd like to incorporate into the design... and draw the facade right on the wall to check yourself. Here are some examples of... built-in storage, think about what you need to store. What is unsightly and what do..."
Vignettes: Tips for Displaying the Things You Love
"adding the accessories to our rooms. Once you’ve decided on the best arrangement for... for the furniture, it’s time to play…time to make the room feel like home and a true... collected over the years during vacation and special trips? Or, perhaps you use a c... when the budget is tight or storage space is at a premium.... ne of the most enjoyable and creative parts of decorating a home comes when adding... finding just the right look? Do you like to buy new things or do you use only those treasures..."
The Inevitable Future of Drones Around Your Home
As Google joins the push for airborne deliveries, it seems only a matter of time before neighborhoods are buzzing with drones. Is that OK?
"joins the push for airborne deliveries, it seems only a matter of time before ne... feet in the air the properties she’s selling. “You get the views beyond the trees,”... bet on the future of the connected home — meaning smart devices control the home.... around the home, the sky may be the limit. And with Amazon and now Google leading... service in the works. Called Project Wing, it is the tech behemoth’s answer to another..."
Make the Most of a Console Table
"enjoy the second you walk in the door. Of course we also love their functionality; they... provide the perfect spot to set the tone for your home — and add style you can enjoy... provide storage, and ensure you'll always know where your keys are. Let's take a look... one of the first things I did was create our entry table... The rest of the house... walk in the door. Reminds me of "Under the Tuscan Sun" where she takes one little room..."
The Unofficial Houzz Academy Awards for Movie Homes
Grab a front-row seat as we hand out honors to superb homes featured in 10 flicks. The envelope, please ...
"to walk the red carpet for — right up the front walk and through the front door.... hearts over the years. These are places that have stubbornly wedged themselves into... about the ideal house. (Side note: I'd like to thank the Houzz community for nominating... here.) The thoughtful home set designs in the movies below represent a range of styles... The 2013 Oscars are making us want to give out some movie-related awards of our own..."
Discover the Joy of Welcoming New Neighbors
Don't worry about a perfect presentation — a heartfelt note and a simple treat create a wonderful welcome to the neighborhood
"glance over to check for the for-sale sign and to see if anyone is looking at it.... will sell the house quickly and for the new neighbors, whoever they may be.... one of the good things that came out of that hard time. During construction we rented... a few doors down, right next to this nice family. But, alas, they found a house that... against the attached garage . We called the fire department, ran over in the snow and..."
The Animal Statue: Pets Without Responsibilities
No time or room for a pet yet? Get your fix with some animal energy that won't scratch the furniture
"probably fawn over your friends' pets and dream about the day you can take home your own... solution for the pet-less interlude: the animal statue (faux, of course). Okay, so they... you by the door or look at you with those puppy-dog eyes, but they also don’t shed... limit to the type of pet you desire! Check out the following finds; hopefully, for the... the meantime, they’ll help you get your fix, too.... hair on the furniture :) I started writing which photos I liked the best, but realized..."
An Indoor-Outdoor Serving Bar Opens the Possibilities
Thinking about revamping your patio this year? Indoor-outdoor pass-throughs make entertaining outside even easier
"the patio side of that window? It becomes the perfect spot to pass out drinks and... you have the space?), you know that having an easy transition from kitchen to patio... extra door or window — at least not without losing valuable kitchen cabinets and... looking over your outdoor entertaining area, why not add a counter/serving bar on the... never saw the first fly even when we opened the doors until we opened the doors one morning..."
Tracing the Deep Roots of Design
Are our design choices hardwired? Consider the lasting appeal of forms from the hunter-gatherer life
"Consider the lasting appeal of forms from the hunter-gatherer life... explosion over 550 million years ago as the start of "the race for vision," as Earth's... experience. The roots of their inspiration date back in deep history to the genetic origins... 2012 book The Shape of Green, which aims to develop principles for the aesthetics of... expands upon the notion that our aesthetic preferences are hardwired. He refers to the Cambrian..."
Rudbeckia Mania: Go Beyond Black-Eyed Susan in the Garden
Branch out from typical nursery fare, with lesser-known Rudbeckia species that have delightfully unexpected features
"for them over time and let the garden evolve. I think one of the reasons I’ve found... species over and over for sale in nurseries, and hardly ever the full diversity of... some of the various kinds of Rudbeckia in the United States — and please feel free... Susan fan. The plants are OK — they look nice enough, add a nice splash to any garden... change the garden for their own purposes; that way I can learn what works best for..."
Meet the Next Generation of Incredibly Adaptable Homes
Move a wall or an entire kitchen if you please. These homes scale down and switch it up with ease as needs change
"neighborhood — the friendships forged during backyard barbecues, the park just down the street... street, the flower beds that you’ve labored over for years — but you no longer need... away from the home and community you've come to love and start over somewhere else? As... home over time. Or a kitchen that can move from one room to the next. These aren't... this is the only solution. But it doesn't have to be that way. Imagine a house whose..."
12 Amazing Reuses for Quirky Vintage Items
The best things in life are free — or nearly free. Hit the flea market or forgotten storage and check out these ideas for clever home decor
"The best things in life are free — or nearly free. Hit the flea market or forgotten... forgotten storage and check out these ideas for clever home decor... you find the next time you clean out the attic. Heck, I hope it inspires us all to clean... started out the year as I always do, motivated to spruce things up, move things around... around the house. Even if you don't find these exact items, I hope they will open..."
Houzz Tour: Charming, Rustic Lakefront Cabin in Minnesota
Vintage furnishings, reclaimed materials and a stone fireplace give a rebuilt weekend house a cozy, collected-over-time feel
"literally in the case of this charming cabin. The owners purchased the property with the... preserving the look of a 1920s lake cottage. The house was taken down to the studs — leaving... except in the closets and were responsible for a lot of the collected look of the furnishings... leaving the original fieldstone fireplace intact — and the renovation began. Yet,... Fries, the owners were intimately involved with all of the decorating and architectural..."