Houzz is the new way to design your home.
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Houzz Tour: Cowboy Lodge in Oregon
A working ranch and lodge-style home on a knoll round up equestrian art, warm wood tones and reminders of cowboy roots
"ranch and lodge-style home on a knoll round up equestrian art, warm wood tones and... money and big dreams of making something out of themselves in the Pacific Northwest... ranchers — and as doting grandparents to their many grandchildren. Houzz at a Glance... often and lead a very active lifestyle. And Alex, you're totally right — the house... updated and not too thematic, while still keeping with the beautiful environment outside..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Red Ocher
"passionate and warm, red ocher is one of the most elemental colors on earth... the two and less able to blend into the background. It's earthy and organic looking... autumn and fire and dirt (and I mean that in the nicest way). It goes well with warm... slate and terra-cotta together). I also like it with grass green and azure blue —... caves), and both are still used in traditional art and design from Africa to Australia..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Orange
Orange is the most controversial color in the spectrum, but its warmth and personality can charm almost anyone
"warmth and personality can charm almost anyone... sunsets and tropical fruit, and it is undeniably cheery and bold. Traditionally,... yellow and red, and in its truest form, it's an equal mix of the two. But it ranges... muted background color used to warm up a room. It looks amazing with blue, from navy... appetite and socialization. In decor it can be a bright pop of color or a more muted... terra-cotta and rust incarnations are extremely popular, especially in dining rooms. In..."
Modern Toile: New Twists on the Classic Pattern
"the box and into fun, contemporary interiors... red, blue, or black on a white background. Thankfully, these rules have gone out... pink!) and the designs often play around with scale. I'm also a big fan of the modern... whimsical and fun. So it's official: I've released toile from its fuddy-duddy style box... of rich blues, black and white. The toile pattern is more traditional in style and... color background), and the most obvious twist — the pink color! Tip: Don't be afraid..."
Tour a Beautiful Lake Austin Home with Designer Terri Symington
"coral and a blue/green. There is just enough color to keep it interesting and to compliment... about your background and how you became interested in design? I come from a creative... artist and her mother was a writer. Dancing was my first love and I never thought... Mediterranean and Art Deco styles. The clients are the original owners and they actually... water and cool shade. When I began the project, the home and interiors reflected..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Light Gray
The hottest new neutral can be cool or warm, formal or casual, and feminine or masculine. Talk about versatile
"casual, and feminine or masculine. Talk about versatile... rooms and with blues and beiges. You can treat them almost like a light blue. Warm... whites and warm colors like yellows, pinks and natural woods. But, of course, there... wood, and you are more than welcome to mix a warm gray with blues. These examples... that work and illustrate the beauty and versatility of the color.... black and white, but we hardly ever see a true neutral gray. What we see are infinite..."
5 Favorite Granites for Gorgeous Kitchen Countertops
See granite types from white to black in action, and learn which cabinet finishes and fixture materials pair best with each
"action, and learn which cabinet finishes and fixture materials pair best with each... granite and use it often for its durability and its earthy colors that add great texture... color and edge detail. Additionally, once the countertop hurdle is over, then there... movement and their flexibility in complementing different cabinet styles. Take a look... selections and how they seamlessly blend with either painted or stain-grade cabinets to..."
Color Feast: When to Use Gray in the Dining Room
"whites and woods to serve up elegance and sophistication... tion, and they look crisp and modern when mixed with white. You can warm it all up... color and fall back on white or beige for their dining rooms. That's not to say you... steel blue gray is in the nook and along the back wall of the kitchen and dining... deceptive and take on blue tones, lavender tones, green tones, etc. and look quite sickly... richer and more alive than do tans and grays. So grayed-greens, grayed-blues, and..."
My Houzz: Dreamy, Organic Style in a Tampa Cottage
"paint and timeworn treasures create a light and natural feel in a 1940 Florida home... Shaun and Shona Carcary, and their Chihuahuas, Dinky, Peatri, Bumpy and Dobby Location:... home, and to find a location in your dream neighborhood. Shona and Shaun Carcary... charm and good bones,” Shona says. The couple spent six years revamping and tailoring... gutted and remodeled the bathrooms and the kitchen, converted the detached garage..."
10 Ways to Make Your Neutral Palette Shine
"beige and gray with a rich combination of texture, shape and pattern... sophisticated and warm if it is done well. A lot of people are afraid to use color, worried... examples and my observations on what makes these rooms work.... ottomans and coffee tables and accessories, add pops of color, and shine. I am loving... helpful, and inspiring ideabook! So tomorrow, I'm going through my stuff and making... edits and suggestions. Thank you for me and every person who comes over now! =]..."
The Lowdown on High-Efficiency LED Lighting
Learn about LED tapes, ropes, pucks and more to create a flexible and energy-efficient lighting design that looks great
"pucks and more to create a flexible and energy-efficient lighting design that looks... from soft and warm to crisp and cool, and come in various design options that let you... bulbs and better-quality light. LEDs can last up to 25,000 hours and use 75 percent... cans and bulbs work wonders with uplighting, downlighting, accent lighting and more... vistamfg.com and take a look at their Flexi-tape and Medallion products. Quality and affordable..."
Photos of 2013: The Most Popular Kids’ Spaces
Built-in bunk beds, cool colors and other smart design elements offer ideas for kids’ bedrooms, nurseries and playrooms everywhere
"colors and other smart design elements offer ideas for kids’ bedrooms, nurseries and... designers and parents get to, well, be kids again. Things we wouldn’t normally incorporate... themes and furniture that you actually have to climb become the norm. But that’s... parents and designers feel strongly about giving their kids a space that’s well designed... rooms and found that after their rooms got a professional treatment, the kids took..."
Feast on Farm-Fresh Color
Rooms need a color fix? Take a peek inside your market basket — nature's palette is hard to beat for paint, fabrics and accessories
"tomatoes and dusky peaches to piles of squash and peppers, the natural colors of summer... effect — and that goes for your home as well. Pick up a basket and pluck a little i... lots of blue and Summer lots of Red and green. Spring anything that has Pastels in... white and white so I can add a touch of my fav color every season. Winter always... display and Autumn I am to busy cleaning up the garden so it stays white. I am no..."
Feel Free to Break Some Decorating Rules
"style and matching, and watch your rooms come alive... style and mixing, and will suggest which to pay attention to and which to ignore... inspiring and even spur-of-the-moment process. So how do we know which rules to follow... follow and which rules to break? Here I'll set the record straight regarding the guidelines... article and examples and couldn't agree more!! Brilliant ! Thank You!!!! And what a... for ma and the dogs, and the huge desk is perfect functionally, and they look fine..."
My Houzz: Eclectic, Artistic Rented House in Ojai
Original artwork, vintage furniture and vivid colors saturate a designer's quirky Southern California space. And wait 'til you see the swing
"furniture and vivid colors saturate a designer's quirky Southern California space. And... enough and was burned out from life in the busy city. She and her daughter were drawn... contemporary and vintage furniture, bold colors and one-of-a-kind artwork. Houzz at a Glance... Ventura and Santa Barbara. "We are both happy that we can actually see the stars at... homes and started her own design business. Ellwood's own house, a rental, shows off..."