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Considering Wallpaper? Here's How to Get Started
New project for a new year: Give your room a whole new look with the color, pattern and texture of a wall covering
"pattern and texture of a wall covering... metallics and flocked, in addition to conventional paper and vinyl — the effects that... surfaces and an increasingly sophisticated public exposed to interior design via TV... TV and the Web. Wallpaper can transform a room in ways that paint just can’t. “Paint... dimension.” And with so many options to choose from today — including fabrics, grass cloth... pattern and texture of wallpaper is to build a room divider and use it as panels framed..."
Style Your Open Kitchen Shelving Like a Pro
Sloppy, haphazard open shelves? Not a chance when you follow these dos and don'ts for arranging items
"these dos and don'ts for arranging items... the dos and don'ts about styling beautiful and practical open shelving.... appealing, and going without upper cabinets promises to bring an airy feel to small spaces... them? And where do you put everything else? If you would love to try open shelving... me to return to do tops, sides and doors for the entire kitchen as dust and grease... can, and 1 went crazy...and we installed new uppers. The concept also works great in..."
8 New Ways to Garden This Year
"strategize and rethink what works and what doesn’t for my landscape. Will I finally tear... myself and wildlife? Well, here’s what I’ve been thinking and that I hope helps you... mailbox (and probably another half-dozen in my email). Dreaming up garden plans for... amazed and delighted by the returning lavender that shouldn't, and disappointed with... move in and establish. Best to match plant to soil and save yourself time and money..."
12 Questions Your Interior Designer Should Ask You
The best decorators aren’t dictators — and they’re not mind readers either. To understand your tastes, they need this essential info
"dictators — and they’re not mind readers either. To understand your tastes, they need this... redecorate. And because you know you need help, you’ve also decided to hire a decorator... likes and dislikes, how you live in your home etc. So when you’re looking at candidates... with you. And even if that doesn’t happen, this is vital information you need to get... family and friends and I see other peoples home and they don't even like something..."
My Houzz: DIY Efforts Reward a Berkeley Family
California parents-to-be roll up their sleeves to transform the landscape and spruce up the interior of their Cliff May home
"landscape and spruce up the interior of their Cliff May home... entryway and a backyard overrun with weeds and rotting retaining walls, they knew it... Jackson and their sons, Lucas (age 4) and Theo (2) Location: Berkeley, California Size:... designer and her husband, Nick Jackson, an attorney. The couple had always admired... Lisa and Nick decided it would be worth the extra effort, so they rolled up their... landscaping and I love the incorporation of old and new throughout the house. Impressive..."
My Houzz: 500-Square-Foot Charmer in Santa Cruz
Dreamy whites, antique finds and nature-inspired decor fill an interior designer's cozy lagoon-side home
"finds and nature-inspired decor fill an interior designer's cozy lagoon-side home... antiques and interior design shop Saffron and Genevieve, filled her 500-square-foot... Fiona Reed and her two cats, Butters and Zuzu Location: Schwan Lagoon, Santa Cruz, California... the view and its charming bones," she says. "I knew I had to have it at any cost." Once... textures and vintage decor to reflect her casual, elegant style. Houzz at a Glance..."
Relocating? Here’s How to Make Moving In a Breeze
"organizing and setting up your new home... new life and home. Then the reality of unpacking, sorting your belongings and setting... madness and help you strategically organize your belongings and thoughts for a stress-free... sets in and you cringe. But worry not. These tips will help you make sense of the... baffled and moved on! Now my new house is and will be completely different... and... piece and quiet rather than to experience even more clutter, noise and chaos. Once..."
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Chard
A year-round garden favorite with a colorful stem, Swiss chard comes into its own in early spring and in fall
"green and red and stems that range in color from white to yellow and orange to pink... summer and early fall, as well as in spring. And unlike most cool-season crops, it also... pink, red and purple. Chard likes cold weather, so it’s great to plant in late summer... steam it and top it with the evil, real butter and salt and pepper...Nice simple "clean"... last year and harvested for 6 months...not a bad return on a $1 pack of seeds. Risotto..."
Bulletproof Decorating: Upholstery That Stands Up to Anything
Kids and pets are no match for fabrics as durable as these, which meet higher style standards than ever
"Kids and pets are no match for fabrics as durable as these, which meet higher style... withstand wear and tear much better. And many natural fabrics are nearly as durable. It all... designer and fabric rep who owns A & D Studios in Washington. Today’s engineered... spring type and strength and on and on ... Until I read this piece and then the positive... way and there are some beautiful colors and patterns. There are some very soft and..."
Get It Done: Organize the Bathroom for Well-Earned Bliss
You deserve the dreamy serenity of cleared countertops, neatly arranged drawers and streamlined bathroom storage
"be long and deep, and are usually quite full of stuff. Put on your comfy shoes and... cabinets and loose baskets floating in your bathroom. Even the most well-organized neatnik... clothes, and let's head for that bathroom.... a jars and bottles on narrow shelves, easy to see and grab and no dark corners for... tongue and groove with black and white floor tiles. We have a clawfoot tub and pedestal... obvious and accessible. Six months ago I went through and threw out all the things..."
Get What You Need From the House You Have
"house and get that extra living space you need now... needs and your current space and make smaller adjustments to create the home you... practical and buy the next big thing (iPhone 5, anyone?). Why not simply evaluate your... shelves and it is a true lounge! We watch sports and have happy hours and when we entertain... ready and leave at different times. Once my husband and I retired and were both home... layout and design of the house and location over a colour scheme and work to putting..."
5 Places to Love Corrugated Metal in Your House
It’s budget friendly, versatile and even colorful. Is it any wonder this popular exterior material is making inroads indoors?
"versatile and even colorful. Is it any wonder this popular exterior material is making... garages and sheds, corrugated metal has traditionally been thought of as a humble... materials and more creative ways to express their personal style in their interiors,... physical and aesthetic, means lots of options for inside use: ceilings, walls, staircases... staircases and furniture, for starters. The material is also available in an array of..."
Travel Guide: Vancouver for Design Lovers
You'll find more than just great architecture in this diverse coastal Canadian city — terrific parks, shops, eateries and museums abound too
"cultures and ideas. It celebrates diversity, has a strong creative community and is... Mountains and the Pacific Ocean in British Columbia, Canada. At its core Vancouver is... by old and new design, including historic heritage homes, examples of West Coast modernism... modernism and buildings that show a movement toward a more sustainable urban environment... blended old and new and it's a great place to live. We are very proud of our city!!! Regarding..."
The Secret Formula for Perfect Pillow Arrangements
For a polished look on sofas and beds every time, keep this simple ratio for pillow arranging in mind
"sofas and beds every time, keep this simple ratio for pillow arranging in mind... one size and pattern on the ends, two smaller pillows in a different pattern next to... to them and finally one jazzy rectangular pillow for the center. The graduated sizing... patterns and colors add whimsy. It's especially endearing when one fabric sets the tone... tone and the others are chosen with its color scheme in mind. Use this styling secret..."
My Houzz: Casual, Organic Elegance in California
Textural, nature-loving decor joins new floors and a more open kitchen for a relaxed vibe in a 1940s home
"floors and a more open kitchen for a relaxed vibe in a 1940s home... shelving and windows. The choice of materials and furnishings resulted in a casual... Sheetrock), and that the house just needed some serious aesthetic adjustments. Within... floors and making the most of natural light. She replaced all the floors on the main... Europe and Australia. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Beverley Harper; her daughter..."