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Your Windows: Dress in Layers
"Your Light, Look and Privacy With Beautifully Layered Window Treatments... insulation, light filtering and privacy. They also add depth and dimension to your room's... holds true in all scenarios, but this ideabook proves this declaration to be true at least... rooms in layers? Here are 8 compelling examples of why you should give it a try.... We are in the process of outfitting our windows in our newly constructed home. All..."
Asian Style Banishes Boredom in a Bachelor's Bedroom Makeover
Beige walls and lost-looking furniture give way to a warm but masculine look with sublime natural light
"layered in texture, manipulated light, made it feel larger than it really is and dressed... dressed it in a way that is comfortable and inviting. Bedroom at a Glance Location: Jack... study them in another mode side by side but the pictures are smaller - look at the gray... I move in??? ;-) Thanks Becky for answering Evonne's question. That helps me too... chest in this photo. I have a whole dining room set of what looks like the same wood..."
Houzz Tour: Modern, Ecofriendly Prefab in Seattle
Green materials and a connection with nature help this prefab house, and the family who lives there, tread lightly on the earth
"to live lightly on the earth — albeit in small steps. "Monica and Sam Guckenheimer... all live in smaller houses with more outside spaces preserved for tree growth, play... treading lightly on the earth," she says. "They were so happy with the house concept... you're in the dining area or having a drink out in the patio. "The Guckenheimers realized... space in this house. Each functional zone is clearly defined but has multiple uses..."
Kitchen of the Week: 1920s Renovation in California
An outmoded kitchen for a family gets modern amenities, a fresh teal-accented palette and smart lighting
"smart lighting to open up the space.... kitchen in Los Angeles from cramped to charming. The owners, a family of four, wanted... upgrade the lighting. Not an option for everyone's remodel. This space is a mixture of... floors in this kitchen. I would walk barefoot all the time in it. Beautiful job! yes... floors in my kitchen - are they the natural hand made ones made in Mexico - where... said that in our house we reduced the height of our cabinets in our kitchen as the ceiling..."
On Trend: 'Weightless' Elements Figure Heavily in Furniture
Lightness of being has never been so bearable as with these intriguing international chairs, tables and other furnishings
"Lightness of being has never been so bearable as with these intriguing international... flair in a light and airy direction, while rich wood finishes and natural colors... things light. Autoban's Cloud Table. A lightweight table inspired by — you guessed... looks light and refreshing. Autoban's Sleepy Blind Tufted Rocker. Now here's a rocking... point in a living room. Autoban's Flying Spider. Like a pillow for the ceiling, this..."
Kitchen of the Week: Going Elegant and Bright in a 1900s Home
Dark and closed off no more, this Atlanta kitchen now has a classic look, increased natural light and a more open plan
"natural light and a more open plan... remained in this part of the house. "The addition just felt very unfamiliar to the home's... putting in new windows and working with an elegant white palette created the classic... profile led lights from C Lighting under the cabinets and recessed lights in the ceiling... pendant lights in front of the windows where is the task lighting? Bringing in the... pendant lights over the island, how did you get enough lighting at counter level...."
Runway to Room: Fall in Line With Camouflage
"edginess in your home or office. If you like this pattern but in small doses, there... popping up in home design. Spring 2013 fashion collections by designers like Perry Ellis... wear in many forms. Now this timeless print has made home decor its new frontier... bold and in-your-face, so decide early on if you're willing to live with that much edginess... accented in camo (mossy oak) , my room is going to be light brown and a darker brown..."
My Houzz: Window Love in a Midcentury Texas Home
Ample light sold this couple on their first home, but bold paint colors and DIY projects made it theirs
"Ample light sold this couple on their first home, but bold paint colors and DIY projects... windows in the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows in the dining area and extra-wide... looking for in their first home. "The second my husband and I walked in, we knew we were... windows in all three bedrooms created the cheery, expansive atmosphere they were looking... ceiling light by the way...http://is.gd/4xNWVM Love the splashes of color! we just..."
My Houzz: Minimalist Living in Rotterdam
"home. In their five-story house in Rotterdam, they keep things super simple, injecting... city home in 2007, transforming a multi-story property from a demolition site into a... completed in January 2011. While a few finishing touches are yet to be made, the couple... with a light whitewash. The planks are 18cm wide. Perhaps they are avoiding built-ins... art, and light, and space. Perfect. I bet this family spends a lot of time together..."
Houzz Tour: Energy-Efficient, 'Lean' House in Maine
"amazing light draw an environmentally conscious family to a new home... homes in a development in Maine where the lots had not been generating loads of interest... Matero. In this case, he teamed up with a group of developers and real estate agents... screened-in porch, avoiding the need for a move if the owners' needs changed. The homeowners... get more light. wonderful. when I see kitchens with a hundred cabinets you wonder what..."
My Houzz: Bold and Modern in Toronto
A light-filled modern home with skyline views sits comfortably alongside its historically preserved neighbors
"A light-filled modern home with skyline views sits comfortably alongside its historically... is also in the midst of building a contemporary home in the downtown core with architect... similar in style to the rest of her historic Toronto neighborhood, builder Kate Prevedello... is clad in wood slats, gray brick and steel panels, and Prevedello took care of the... to live in a place she'd created, to feel it out and notice things more intimately..."
Houzz Tour: Spacious Contemporary Home in Hong Kong
Outdoor grounds, an open floor plan and light-filled interiors help this Hong Kong home defy the norm
"plan and light-filled interiors help this Hong Kong home defy the norm... located in The Vineyard area, where each home has its own garden, a luxury in high... feet are in a city plagued with congestion and cramped high-rise buildings. Which is... house in Yuen Long is so special: Its interiors boast bright open spaces, and the... rarity in Hong Kong. "The Vineyard is far away from Hong Kong's business district... Even in New Territories, this is huge...."
Take Better Photographs of Your House in a Snap
Let your home show its true colors with these tips for photographing with the right camera settings, lighting and more
"featured in Dwell, you can still benefit from having a few quality photographs for future... out the light: 1. First, turn on every light in the room to at close the light intensity... to get light in that way if possible (maybe some light can stream in from the hallway... bring in a light source, I would try and shoot with the light source behind me to... the light in the room without over exposing the vanity lights. If you don't have..."
Houzz Tour: A Vision Come True in Santa Barbara
Call it luck or fate, but this designer foresaw the house she ended up buying. Now she calls the light, neutral interiors home
"calls the light, neutral interiors home... settling down in different parts of the U.S. to experience what each has to offer. From Colorado... to live in Santa Barbara and decided that this was as good a time as any,” she says... friends in the area and no fear to hold her back, she began her Santa Barbara home... would live in,” she says. “I could see the name of the street, the garage that was to... Finn's in there! He's trying to blend in with the decor... Beautiful place! Thanks..."
Houzz Tour: Contemporary Nest in Fun Vancouver Neighborhood
"apartment in Vancouver, B.C.'s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood in early 2011 and was the first... living in her brand new space presented some initial challenges, Cannon has enjoyed... interest in interiors and design has made it easy to transform this 567-square-foot... buildings in the area are ugly and without any character at all, volcanic rock facade... around in your kitchen without bumping into your livingroom furniture. Such a shame..."