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Design Workshop: 9 Ways to Open a House to the Outdoors
Explore some of the best ideas in indoor-outdoor living — and how to make the transitions work for both home and landscape
"apparent scale of our structures, to temper weather extremes and for visual screening... screen and scale device. Breaking up the tall wall, it offers a nicely proportioned place... that the scale of the space at the lowest and most private zone is appropriately small... perceived scale of the two-story home while filtering the sunlight entering the large... important scale element that establishes how comfortable we feel in an indoor-outdoor..."
12 Extreme Interior Designs
Their over-the-top moves may prompt disbelief, but these rooms will never go unnoticed. See how their risks can work in your home
"large scale at home can be very intimidating. However, you will never know if it... large scale of the fixture helps define the lounging area within the vast, open floor... large scale is to zoom in; a closeup of a sunflower is the focal point of this powder... large-scale artwork that commands attention and makes us take a second, third and... child as a scale model makes this oversize door look even larger than it is, but even..."
Design 2012: General-Store Style Goes Mainstream
"vintage scale with its rusted edges sitting on a new granite countertop is a perfect... vintage scale. Without the old scale with its worn edges, the space could look too... vintage scale. This piece has its own charm, keeping the kitchen from looking too... vintage scale is a cool spot to keep a few notebooks by your bed. More: Vintage Modern..."
Floral Wallpaper for Today
"colorways and scale to create an unconventional look for one of wallpaper’s most known motifs... different scales to create a playful checkerboard look. Look for the unusual. In general... interiors. The scale and colorway of this paper give it a contemporary edge. Simplify the... oversized scale of the Tobago design by Arte Wallpapers is fresh and contemporary. Go... larger in scale. This paper is both soft and modern. Look for bold colors. Yellow itself..."
Houzz Tour: Warming Up in Fort Lauderdale
How do you make a palatial-style home cozier more intimate? With organic touches, a soft color palette and resized trim
"human scale. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: A family of 5 Location: Fort Lauderdale... lessens the scale of the expansive ceiling.Art piece: Michael Dawkins; pillows on side... balance the scale of the rooms. The wood makes a big impression in the entry, creating... to the scale of the space and add shine. White leather chairs and accent pillows bring... fits the scale of the room and lets the conversation flow. The custom chairs are tufted..."
Inspiring Winter Scenes From the Denver Botanic Gardens
Use seed heads, bare branches and grasses to design lovely garden displays when the ground is frozen
"large-scale public garden like this one, it is easy to dismiss it as being too vast... emphasizes the scale of the artwork, and its tan color also draws attention to the earth tones... larger-scale pieces. 3. Use grasses to create mystery. I’m naturally inquisitive,... of the scale, a fine, wispy texture, such as Mexican feather grass (Stipa tenuissima..."
Home Styles: Why Postmodernism Still Matters
"large-scale buildings like the Portland Municipal Services Building by Michael Graves... pared-down but scaled-up metal cylinder, is definitely an exaggeration of a traditional element... exaggerated scale and the classically symmetrical facade make it a graphic device for the... play with scale. Here we see the same architects playing with a traditional gable form..."
Design Workshop: Playing With Fire
"similar in scale and proportion. The following examples show how the application of two... match the scale of the landscape beyond? The series of interlocking L-shapes comprising... match the scale of a large space. Minimize it. An equally valid approach is to minimize... fireplace is scaled in a way that’s hard to ignore, even in an extremely dynamic room. Oversize..."
Breakthrough Budgeting Info: The Houzz Real Cost Finder Is Here
"sliding-scale graphic will give you information about the average price of various... sliding-scale graphic, which includes the average cost in your area as well as what... below the scale is information about the percent of people who hired a professional,... sliding scale you will find popular inspirational photos for most project types in..."
Mini-Me Mailboxes Add Curb Appeal
The spitting image of their parents or merely sharing some genes, these mailboxes show that good design goes beyond the front door
Design Workshop: Thinking Differently About Doors
"shift scale with little effort. By contrast, residential construction has historically... out. The scale denotes "front door" and, more important, sets up the experience of the... dictated the scale of the pivoting door. A door sized to the proportion of a person would've... perception of scale. In this shower wall, small mullion divisions stack to make this space..."
Sculptures in the Landscape
The Sectional Sofa Gets a Modern Makeover
Basement of the Week: From Dumping Ground to Family Zone in Minnesota
"textures and scales, and design tricks that made the space feel larger. He topped the basement... presence. Its scale now stands up to that of the adjacent TV screen. A poured concrete countertop... making the scales and textures work was very rewarding for Alshash. "In the end I was..."
Learn the Language of Trusses in Design
If figuring out all those intersecting beam configurations under roofs makes your eyes cross, here's help