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How to Find and Hire a Great Landscape Contractor
"on time and on budget by hiring a great professional... budget and on time while providing good, reliable service and quality installation... design, and now it’s time to get the project built. You can pay the landscape architect... skillsets and levels of experience. A landscape contractor does not need an award-winning... screening and hiring a landscape contractor on your own. Whatever your path is for hiring..."
Houzz Tour: Tribeca Through and Through
"elements and history inspire a New York loft's gut renovation... expansive feel and fitting in three full bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. The loft was... elements, and spaces were designed to borrow light from other rooms and to transform... indoor and outdoor architectural elements is a thread that runs throughout the space... outside and the industrial quality of Tribeca," Kim says. Here's a look at how she... and the powder room is extraordinary! The brown colors and other industrial elements..."
My Houzz: Artistry and Craftsmanship Create a Heartfelt Home
"details and commissioned art ring the charm bells in a sunny California beach town... Jussi and Kiwi, and dogs Stella and Buddy Location: Cayucos, California Size: 1,844... weather and Pacific Coast views enticed Robert and Phyllis Frank to choose Cayucos... years — and bright exterior paint job. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Robert and... great job and the home will fit in nicely to the area. Pride of ownership and the joy..."
Houzz Tour: A Home Full of History and Surprise
"further and researched material and building techniques that would've been used during... design and building. He and his crew worked closely with interior designer Sandy LaMendola... century, and Minnesota architect Charlie Simmons redesigns the kitchen for new owners:... brother and sister-in-law. "Because the home had such history, the priority was making... elegant and beautiful home. I especially like the contrast of light and dark in the..."
You Said It: ‘Every Room Should Have the Right Wrong Thing’ and More
This week on Houzz we were inspired to break out of catalog styling ruts and let our design freak flags fly
"styling ruts and let our design freak flags fly... minds and let your home decor make you happy. And I hope everyone has a lovely V... homes and read about some outside-of-the-chocolate-box ideas for celebrating Valentine’s... pieces, and shared the different ways we keep our schedules on track during hectic... bowls, and more with a fish design on them. They were beautiful and most of my friends... conventional and allows us to express ourselves more. Just my thoughts and I'm not..."
How to Choose the Perfect Bed Pillow — and Sleep Better
Wake up saying 'Ahhhh' instead of 'Ow' with a pillow that provides all the support and comfort you need
"wrong one, and you'll trade 40 winks for fitful tossing and turning. Keep these tips in... finals). And the most important piece of the slumber puzzle is your pillow. Choose the... fills and have even tried the memory foam and gel pillows and have yet to find the... mattress and bedhead. This recipe is per person, I use it on a queen bed (and sometimes... on it and wondered where she could get one. It's supports my head and neck perfectly..."
When Your Tastes Clash: How to Design and Decorate as a Couple
Want to keep the peace? Work with both of your styles when remodeling, decorating or building new, for a home that feels right to all
"inside and out, but strange behavior may occur when you're making seemingly innocuous... consulted on, and she wants him happy, and he wants her very happy and there is much less... counselor and I can only guide and suggest with love and respect for both people but... modern and chic enough for the wife and you and your wife created a gorgeous estate... house and cried. The stress and negativity that happens between some couples not..."
Simple Pleasures: Scent and Memory
Does baby soap fragrance make you bubbly, or a whiff of the ocean float your boat? Tap into sensory pleasures to stir up delicious feelings
"your home and garden a wonderland of sensory pleasures — so you can savor the moment... today and create new memories to treasure tomorrow.... photography and printing - and a school resource printing up flyers and booklets. He used... sweet and comforting. My dad's smell - welding shop, newspaper, and Mentholatum... No. 5 and Tabu...I would sit in her closet in between her clothes and just breathe... perfumes and room deodorizers and what-not these days... So much better to just smell..."
You Said It: ‘We Get the House a Present’ and Other Quotes of the Week
A Dublin fashion designer’s unique home, lazy bees, ‘The Birds,’ a steampunk cat system and more quirky sightings around Houzz this week
"system and more quirky sightings around Houzz this week... to gaze and daydream, and I’m sure I will again. Elsewhere around Houzz I saw a steampunk... quirky and fun. I enjoyed looking through your fall photos so much that I have gone... structure and learned all about the daily dramas of bee life. Here are a just a few favorites... concept, and from the responses and “likes,” I see a lot of you do too. What’s on your..."
New Garden Styles Reveal Roots in Arts and Crafts Design
Landscape design from a century ago is still influencing gardens today — see if any of its features have sprung up in yours
"original Arts and Crafts garden — linear paths, terraces, tall and clipped hedges backing... paths and walls. The Arts and Crafts movement was championed by brothers Charles... the Arts and Crafts gardens that were so popular in the early part of the last century... borders and bold topiary — but gives it a modern twist. The plantings have moved away... decade and toward voluptuous borders with repetitive clumps of perennials that soften..."
Woodipedia: Walnut Wows in Traditional and Modern Settings
With its rich color and lustrous polished finish, walnut is a favorite wood for all kinds of millwork
"color and lustrous polished finish, walnut is a favorite wood for all kinds of millwork... furniture and architectural millwork. But it later became the favorite wood of many... writer and woodworker and I'll look forward to your posts. For me, it's a toss-up... article and very informative! marsia: Thanks! Please do send before and after pics... walnut and zebra wood for our kitchen with a tung oil based natural finish and the..."
Last-Minute Christmas: 3 Easy DIY Gift and Wrapping Ideas
With the holidays just around the corner, consider these creative ideas for presents and gift wrap this season
"presents and gift wrap this season... from, and asking us about our travels. Reduce, reuse and recycle... and, inspire... ribbons and bows and the embellishments at Walmart. It was $25, maybe $30 for everything... everything and fairly fast wrapping. Your packages and tree are heartwarmingly lovely... sharing, and Merry Christmas! Just a glimpse into the kitchen and mind of an avid "... the US and Europe, that my husband and I used long, long ago, before mobile phones got..."
Guest Picks: Clever and Cute Home Decor Under $20
"thing and are sold by the letter and symbols. And at that price you can afford to... their return policy is atrocious, and their main office "customer service" people... retail, and any chain can have a bad apple, but when the policy stinks and the attitude... trends and color combinations designers are coming up with. And not that this Ideabook... store and they carry so many wonderful home ware finds. It's clean and the people..."
Houzz Tour: New Love and a Fresh Start in a Midcentury Ranch House
A Nashville couple, both interior designers, fall for a neglected 1960 home. Their renovation story has a happy ending
"walls and plenty of art and knickknacks transformed the space too — and now the couple... kitchen and wood paneling everywhere. “It was a disaster — disgusting and awful,”... Crowell and James Wilson’s friends thought they were crazy. That’s because when the... 1960, and it had urine-soaked floors from previous renters with dogs, asbestos-filled... Crowell and Wilson, both interior designers, were up for the challenge. They gutted..."
Patio of the Week: Water and Fire Mingle in a Canadian Front Yard
If the illuminated moat winding through this Ontario patio doesn't dazzle you, the 8-foot-wide fireplace will
"balance and style, and over the years I have pushed him to do more of that kind of... decks and stone pavers surrounded by a lazy moat; fires, fountains and a dazzling... lounging and entertaining. Patio at a Glance Who lives here: A couple and their teenage... we grow and the new glass privacy screens and large Ipe and stainless steel gate closes... seconds and the moat and fountain are emptied. The weather is not perfect in Oakville..."