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Design Greener: Using Reclaimed Wood
"repurposing and reusing. While, thank goodness, sustainable forestry practices are becoming... boards and beams have all kinds of character that they worked hard to earn in former... patinas and edges that make them unique. Consider adding a layer of history to your... home with reclaimed wood. I'm actually living by example this time around - my kitchen... counters and built-in shelf counter were all fashioned from wide plank pine floorboards..."
Houzz Tour: 10 Acres, 3 Generations and Many Animals in North Carolina
"a farm and invite everyone to live there. The scheme worked, and now their children... children and grandkids, as well as goats, chickens, ducks and alpacas, share the 10-acre... Britten and his wife, Sarah, came up with a brilliant plan to lure their family — a... steep roof and simple all-wood design. “We wanted it to echo the flavor of an Appalachia... William and Sarah Britten Location: Outside Asheville, North Carolina Size: 480 square..."
Outside In: You, Me and Nature, Cozy Together
From reclaimed tree trunks to soaring coastal views, designers and homeowners are finding ways to bring the inspiring outdoors inside
"From reclaimed tree trunks to soaring coastal views, designers and homeowners are... imagination — and of course, hands down, there’s nothing quite as inspiring as nature. The... the pros and their clients have teamed up to bring the outdoors most definitely indoors... elements and shapes of the local landscape.... form and function with a whimsical note that is strong and sturdy. I can imagine... details and faithfulness to design and concept are truly magical. I also love the first..."
Your Floor: An Introduction to Solid-Plank Wood Floors
"the Pros and Cons of Oak, Ash, Pine, Maple and Solid Bamboo... well-made and correctly-installed solid wood floor will add warmth, character and value... floors and solid wood floors are very different things, and there are different situations... equal, and the many species of wood that get made into floors have different char... planks, oak and birds eye maple floors. The oak & maple lasted just fine. The pine showed..."
Houzz Tour: A Revolutionary Renovation in Connecticut
A 200-year-old farmhouse retains elements of its past, like reclaimed wood, yet feels decidedly modern. Yoga, anyone?
"like reclaimed wood, yet feels decidedly modern. Yoga, anyone?... by hand and scavenged foundation stones from the surrounding property. After his premature... dated and neglected, with systems that had outlived their usefulness. "It was my... maintain and uphold the architectural history of the house," says the homeowner, a former... nature in and to connect the house to its surroundings." Houzz at a Glance Who lives..."
Knotty and Nice: Highly Textured Wood Has a Modern Revival
"meeting and the editors around the table groaned audibly. Knotty pine was considered... dated and dowdy — a leftover from the 1950s ranch house that should be torn out as... theory? Reclaimed lumber has paved the way for a more accepting wood palette. Or maybe... between maple and birch, painted with the same paint and number of coats. Our final... floors and ceiling in pine tongue and groove paneling. Every room including the kitchen..."
My Houzz: Neutral and Natural Elegance in Texas
Creamy hues, plush furnishings and vintage touches create a serene setting for a stylist and her family
"furnishings and vintage touches create a serene setting for a stylist and her family... family and “cleanse her palate,” as Pugh says. “I deal with color and pattern all... popcorn ceilings and removed the heavy odor of cigarettes. Pugh has now realized... here: Nat and Dana Pugh; the youngest of their 3 sons, Gavin (age 18); and their boxer... patterns and flashy home accessories. But after a long day at work, she returns home..."
Your Floors: Zebra, Tiger, and Teak Wood, Oh, My!
"the Pros and Cons of Exotic Woods: Hickory, Cherry, Rosewood and More... America and Europe. In this second installment, I'll review the characteristics of... commonly used and exotic wood species that are also being used as flooring. Some of these... harvested and some are not. Any time you're looking at wood floors, make sure the wood... patterns, and they're best left with natural finishes although your options are limitless..."
13 Home Design and Decor Trends to Watch for in 2013
It's predictions ahead as we find out what's on the radar of designers and makers for the coming year
"designers and makers for the coming year... that more and more people are becoming braver in their spaces and really using their... personal and meaningful space will translate into designs and home decorating in 2013... ideas new and old for 2013 have shown up on the horizon. Designer Abigail Ahern says... design and decor as an extension of their individuality." The need for a more personal... ideas and likes and I got a house that I adored. And I had fun doing it! Wow, I..."
13 Character-Filled Homes Between 1,000 and 1,500 Square Feet
See how homeowners have channeled their creativity into homes that are bright, inviting and one of a kind
"inviting and one of a kind... inviting and one of a kind. Here are 13 examples of homeowners who did just that.... sh*t and donate, downsize, re-evaluate my life and space and emerge WHOLE again.... 10-ft ceilings and a view of the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and then rented this…our... that live and love our small homes. Keep up small home ideas. Ps and some small garden... number and size of the windows and glass doors in the room. Even in the ones where..."
Kitchen of the Week: Chestnut and an Open Fire in Connecticut
Antique chestnut boards give a kitchen with a wood-burning oven vintage flair, balancing its modern amenities
"there, and loved every imperfection in the boards, like knot holes and mortise and... business and travels to Africa extensively,” says Jeff Schneider, a designer at Crown... power and joy of the reclaimed and honored Chestnut wood. If anyone ever paints over... design and color that is dictated and fed to us and it moves the economy as well.... the reclaimed chestnut lumber, and I'd be very interested to know the square-foot cost..."
Houzz Tour: Antiques and Old-World Luxury in the San Francisco Hills
Traditional furnishings and muted colors complement European architecture in a beautifully remodeled 1912 house
"furnishings and muted colors complement European architecture in a beautifully remodeled... palette and European-inspired architecture combine with 18th- and 19th-century antiques... steep and winding streets, Ashbury Heights sits at the top of a hill behind San... history and style, including this stunning home by Candace Barnes. Barnes, a San Francisco... designer and antiques dealer, remodeled the 1912 house for her family, creating a timeless..."
Houzz Tour: Embracing Old and New in a Montana Bungalow
This home’s exterior fits the historic neighborhood, but its new, more modern floor plan fits the owners’ lifestyle
"feel and university, and has a similar feel to the homeowners’ former neighborhood... books and beloved objects and design elements from their old home. They liked bungalow... gardening and making wine, they also wanted a place to stomp their grapes, Lucy and Ethel... styles and wanted their house to fit in,” says architect Greg Dennee of Locati Architects... welcoming and wonderful; it’s no surprise their home is, too. Houzz at a Glance Location:..."
Houzz Tour: Open and Cozy Family Space
"another and improve the flow, to make the house feel larger, and stay within a tight... footprint, and using as many local materials as possible. Enter architect Pi Smith, of... Smith and Vansant Architects PC. "Each room was about 13 feet wide with light only... walls to ceilings. The light coloration and skylights sure helped as well. Now I REALLY... sensible size and beautiful.....architect, builder and homeowners are to be commended! what..."
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..."