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Visit a California Hillside House Rooted in Nature
Walls of windows open to stunning mountain and bay views on one side and a serene pool courtyard on the other
"mountain and bay views on one side and a serene pool courtyard on the other... south and west toward Mount Tamalpais and San Francisco Bay and manages to feel both... suspended and anchored to the site. It also makes deft use of concrete, glass, salvaged... stone and planted roofs to further celebrate nature.... project and for including the floor plan. What a great use of negative space and as... water And concrete. Curving lines And life complete. Nature, Stretching endlessly..."
Kitchen of the Week: Tiny, Fruitful New York Kitchen
Desserts and preserves emerge from just a sliver of counterspace and a stove in this New York food blogger's creatively used kitchen
"serts and preserves emerge from just a sliver of counterspace and a stove in this... kitchen and uses it to whip up delicious seasonal desserts and preserves for her blog... storage and prep space certainly makes things difficult, but it also forces her to... cooking and decor. Whether it's turning a drawer into extra prep space, using every... grateful, and be content. It is also possible to be greedy and complaining and never..."
Houzz Tour: A Magical Mansion in Ukraine
"stern and Western European design combine in this colorful and eclectic home... castle and the cottage from Hansel and Gretel, this home in Ivankovychi, Ukraine,... decor and natural light. "It's the first building you see when approaching the village... interiors, and a second time for a couple with two children who found the minimal decor... We just returned from Ukraine, where we work with a children's center, and the whole..."
Decorate With Intention: 12 Remodeling Sanity Savers
When the idealistic visions subside and reality sets in, these tips can help keep your spirits up and your work on track
"subside and reality sets in, these tips can help keep your spirits up and your work... blown and you can't find your good shoes under the pile of scrap wood and duct tape... theoretical and you hear yourself saying things like, "Oh, we could just knock all of these... breath and make a plan. Read on to find a dozen ways to stay sane while you are creating... coaxing and pleading and begging and bribing them to return? Or is it just some mysterious..."
April Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home
Refresh and organize your rooms and outdoor spaces to meet the new season with a spring in your step
"fresh and organize your rooms and outdoor spaces to meet the new season with a spring... areas and simplifying your living areas, one shelf at a time. And when you are finished... your home and prepare for the season ahead by deep cleaning, sprucing up outdoor areas... drink and toast your lovely, freshly cleaned home.... the trim and strip the wallpaper in the kitchen and kids rooms and paint those walls... Oh! and I am a good cook. April is for washing windows inside and out and flip..."
Universal Lighting Design Strategies for 4 Key Home Areas
Brighten the way for eyes of any age with ambient and task lighting that supports safety and imparts beauty
"ambient and task lighting that supports safety and imparts beauty... rooms — and ages — can benefit from this simple lighting approach: up, down and all... areas and creating bright focal points, but as we age, we require more uniform and... materials and dyes respond differently, but it is a part of the process, and especially... house, and installed 4 solar tubes in the bathrooms, master walk-in closet, and hall..."
Great Lakes Gardener's March Checklist
Spy emerging bulb blooms, raise an eye to the sky and cut back old foliage to prepare for bigger and better things to come
"the sky and cut back old foliage to prepare for bigger and better things to come... frost and snow. March is widely variable, and so much in the garden depends on the... mittens and a winter coat or puttering in shorts and a T-shirt, we gardeners in this... to see and do in March. Meteorological spring begins March 1; the sun is warmer, so... birds return. The birds that headed south last fall are returning, including great..."
Guest Picks: Pride-of-Place Decor
"accessories and artworks are all over the map — in clever and well-crafted ways... families and experiences shape who we are, our locations are inextricably linked to... emotions and sometimes even a lack of love. But each piece here still recognizes the... homage to and honor the place where you live or love or want to live or have seen or... trinkets and compulsory souvenirs in favor of items that are unique or cleverly crafted..."
Sublime Coastal Woods Gain a Healthy New Foothold in Maine
Erosion was threatening, and much of the wildlife had fled. See how a homeowner and her landscape architect drove back the danger
"threatening, and much of the wildlife had fled. See how a homeowner and her landscape architect... insects and Hurricane Hanna. The understory was gone, leaving the property exposed... elements and quickly eroding. Landscape architect Matthew Cunningham gave the first... problems and planting native pioneer species. Here are the amazing results, lauded by... a few and the ferns filled in the area? We live near Atlanta and have a wooded yard..."
10 Feel-Good Household Tasks for Fall
Scrub, organize and inspect now to sail through the holidays with a light heart and a clean conscience
"organize and inspect now to sail through the holidays with a light heart and a clean... weather and the holiday season in sight, early fall is a great time for taking stock... cleaning and/or organizing early in the season (while time is on your side), in anticipation... the dust and grit, out from under, and off. And rotate and flip. All of it weekly, and... Houzz! And I need to do each and every one of these, thanks for organizing it in such..."
6 Design Ideas for Happy Pets
Keep your dog or cat feeling safe and in high spirits, and you'll all feel more at peace. Here's how
"feeling safe and in high spirits, and you'll all feel more at peace. Here's how... creatures and all was peaceful, that meant predators weren't lurking nearby, about to... happy and healthy. If they're not, they add to the tension in our lives. (A moping... article and the comments and reader photos in particular, made me feel so warm and... breeze and sniffing and watching the world go by, and the balcony has a view of a..."
White Slipcovers for Pure Practicality
With a washing machine and bleach on your side, white slipcovers for couches and chairs keep your furniture looking pristine
"machine and bleach on your side, white slipcovers for couches and chairs keep your... choice, and if it is an upholstered model, they'd be right: The poor snow-hued sofa... young, and as they get older you can change to white linen. White is always good,... headboards and other upholstered pieces can also benefit from a slipcover. Here are 12... denim, and both work well, and look FAB, but the denim is definitely more durable..."
Holiday Party Prep: Plan Your Table Settings
Do a dry run with dinnerware, table decorations and the buffet setup now to avoid surprises and stress later
"decorations and the buffet setup now to avoid surprises and stress later... kitchen and prepped the house. Now it’s time to nail that perfect table setting, so... flowers and salad forks. These nine tips will help you set a beautifully festive table... for salt and pepper shakers. Between the candles and the flowers and a river of gourds... sister and her husband. I had done a Thanksgiving Still Life the year before and..."
7 Reasons Not to 'Clean Up' Your Fall Garden
"pluck and rake, consider wildlife, the health of your plants and your own right to... melting and dripping to the deck below. The robin arched its head downward and pecked... them. And I have little doubt that winter wouldn't have meant so much, or been easier... watching it return again and again to gather the downy seed and then fly to a tree to line... those), and anything else than has structure and substance for wildlife and/or interest..."
Get Maximum Coziness in a Minimalist Bed
If stacks of plump pillows and fluffy coverlets make you toss and turn, make your bed in a simpler style that's no less comforting
"pillows and fluffy coverlets make you toss and turn, make your bed in a simpler style... opinions, and the feedback is fascinating. Although a number of you love the layered... duvets and artfully placed throws, others are put off by the thought of dealing with... time. And how can I blame you? So for this go-round, I thought I'd take the opposite... duvet and pillow (with cheaper, firmer pillows for sitting up and reading) and my..."