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Inside Houzz: Setting a Midcentury Mood in Portland
Wanting to keep their home’s 1950s vibe but lose the outdated functionality, a couple finds help on Houzz
"their home’s 1950s vibe but lose the outdated functionality, a couple finds help on Houzz... their 1950s home in Portland, Oregon, reorienting the living room and adding a couple... saw Risa’s work. “We were looking for an architect that was easy to work with, had... Boyer’s portfolio and valued the positive reviews past clients had left on her Houzz... bathroom(s)? It would be nice to see some b/4 and after pics. Well done. Definitely..."
Trend Spotting in Milan
Many Italian designs debut during April’s Design Week. Have a look at some in the Brera neighborhood that caught one writer’s eye
"April’s Design Week. Have a look at some in the Brera neighborhood that caught one... Milan’s Design District, there’s a fantastic kickoff to the new season in interior... It’s a time when new products debut, when the latest materials, furnishings and... nonna’s (grandmother’s) pantry, where all good things come from in Italy!When the... last year’s CERSAIE expo. Inspired by the Italian rationalist movement of the 1920s..."
Room of the Day: A Piece of Manhattan Inspires a Brooklyn Apartment
A view of the East River’s Manhattan Bridge offers a starting point for a living room’s color palette and design
"River’s Manhattan Bridge offers a starting point for a living room’s color palette... New York’s East River, passing directly in front of Sheena and Paul Murphy’s apartment... own, it’s the turn-of-the-century architecture outside their living room window that... the room’s center open. A Windsor chair sits off the floor and has open sides and and..."
Room of the Day: A Playful Palm Springs Style in L.A.
The great room in Kelly Oxford’s 1960s Los Angeles home combines a monochromatic palette with bursts of color — and quirky touches
"Oxford’s 1960s Los Angeles home combines a monochromatic palette with bursts of color... the 1980s, Oxford says, the home was in its original 1960s condition. Even the lace... high-styled 80s, not minimalist 80s. And by today's standards, it does look a little wildly... the 80s. So since when are whole kitchens named after their appliances, and why... interesting 80s modern black and white kitchen in one of the pics. It looks to be high-styled..."
A Designer Edits — and Adds — for Dramatic Effect
Interior designer Nancy Braithwaite’s new book shows how it’s possible to edit rooms of all styles to create their best look
"Braithwaite’s new book shows how it’s possible to edit rooms of all styles to create their... artisan’s work in her minimalist contemporary beach house. She has mixed artworks by... français s'il vous plait. Merci The oversized fixtures makes everything... piece(s). idk if its not fun or lots of fun to visit her house as a child. i just... “It’s not easy to pare away at what is possible to reveal what is absolutely necessary..."
Tap Into Stud Space for More Wall Storage
It’s recess time. Look to hidden wall space to build a nook that’s both practical and appealing to the eye
"It’s recess time. Look to hidden wall space to build a nook that’s both practical... there’s much usable space right in their walls — between the studs that make up the... a wall’s structure not only is functional, but can also add architectural interest... my 1960's tri-level, which is spacious but very short on storage. For anyone on a tight... an 1890's Colonial Revival carriage house, we had to open most walls for new insulation..."
Mistletoe Is Coming to Town
The sight of this mistletoe may not always bring about festive feelings, but for U.S. Southwest gardeners, it’s not all bad
"for U.S. Southwest gardeners, it’s not all bad... When it’s not being used as holiday decor, mistletoe is actually a parasitic plant... Let’s get down to the basics about mistletoe and why finding it growing in your... the tree’s vascular system to absorb water and minerals. It’s important to note that... mistletoe’s trying to take root inside its branches. Mistletoe is more often seen growing... the tree’s trunk, complete removal isn’t wise or even possible. Controlling mistletoe..."
Survey Results: Kitchen Trends That Seem Here to Stay
More than a third of respondents in Houzz’s annual kitchen trends report now have the means to remodel. Here’s what else they told us
Simple Pleasures: Put Your Records On
"It’s cool to just relax on a recliner, delving deeply into tunes? Now that’s music... often it’s simply on in the background, practically unnoticed. Much like reading a novel... old 78's from the 40's and 50's and 45's from the 60's. this music can't be duplicated... and 50's 60's 70's too....well and swing is good too..so 40's OK and old blues from... the 60's. I also have a stack of 45s from the 50s and 60s. I do enjoy the deliberate..."
My Houzz: Color and Fun Behind a Victorian Facade
Eclectic high-end and thrifty furnishings give a Toronto family’s traditional 1880s townhouse new flair
"family’s traditional 1880s townhouse new flair... an 1880s Victorian townhouse in the Dundas West neighborhood. Its spot on a quiet... late 1800's and early 1900's before private automobiles were widely used. People had... the 1800s when bedrooms were tiny. Although it is stated that the house is 2000 sf... tiny 1880's row house in toronto in summerhill andi also knew right away from the exterior... the 1880s, indoor toilets had not been invented. You can be sure that this house has..."
Old Hollywood Style for a Newly Redone Los Angeles Bath
"her 1920s classic bungalow’s bathroom a glam retro makeover... the 1920s bungalow. “This house is so old Hollywood,” says Schwartz-Muller. “You can... the 40's-60's that hasn't been renovated to go back and live in that modest charm... the 80's stuff in my bath with vintage American Standard 50's toilet and sink (the... my 1960s condo that I wiped out to make an open floor plan, I'm rather regretting... crashing one’s knees into the toilet immediately after opening the door.Unfortunately, the..."
'Great Gatsby' Style: 9 Inspiring Art Deco Escapes
Kick up your heels at a jazzed-up room across Europe or the U.S., then bring your favorite 1920s design ideas home
"the U.S., then bring your favorite 1920s design ideas home... the 1920s are here all over again. The young women in Downton Abbey are wearing drop... late-1800s era home. My mother gave me an art deco bedroom set when I married, long... the 20s were a great time for working people to experience most of our "modern day"... the 1920s so remarkable stylistically is that great design was virtually mandatory... the 1920's style and architecture. We just purchased a second home built in 1920 in..."
Get the Look of Wood Cabinets for Less
No need to snub plastic laminate as wood’s inferior cousin. Today’s options are stylish and durable — not to mention money saving
"as wood’s inferior cousin. Today’s options are stylish and durable — not to mention... believes. It’s usually a cost-effective option and more environmentally stable and easier... in 1960s & 70s dens? Ten years from now, people will be posting pictures on Houzz... are 100's of colors available in plastic laminate as well as 100's of patterns. It's... the 80's. They have really held up well and are very easy to clean. However, I am..."
Chore Time: How to Work Better as a Family
"That’s not just a crumb-strewn counter or a yard scattered with leaves. It’s a valuable... didn’t. It’s probably just as well, because standing there clearheaded, I had an epiphany:... in my 20s and 30s. One other thing I might add that we have found very effective is... It's's good to hear someone else admit that they don't work well with their spouse... yardwork,” it’s OK to say, “I do too!” And just keep working.Let your children take the lead..."
8 Last-Minute Additions to a Summer Edible Garden
Been dawdling in summer’s delightful slowness? It’s not too late to get these vegetables and herbs going
"summer’s delightful slowness? It’s not too late to get these vegetables and herbs... cliché — it’s not too late to get your garden going. Here are some options to start gardening... eBay (she’s great for organic seed potatoes, I recommend Kennebec, they’re a good starter... the 90's with the "flavor saver" tomato and people thought it was so nasty they stopped... of 100's of years that have become "true" in their reproduction. The most notable..."