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12 Decor Pieces That Kick It Up Southwest Style
Rustle up some desert-style design from kitschy to eye catching with these Southwestern essentials for the home
"ski at Taos. I had to drive from LA to Taos because I had just started my first job... married in Taos last June! So guess what>> 2nd generation SW Lovers!!!! The first "idea... is the Taos Inn. Re: all my collected items, well, they are in Hold Everything pull-out... ristra. The Taos Inn is a great place to eat, but I wouldn't want to live there. Now Taos..."
Roots of Style: Many Cultures Make Their Marks on Mediterranean Design
If you live in California, Florida or certain other parts of the U.S., your architecture may show distinct cultural influences
"them . Taos pueblo is ancient and still perfectly maintained , San Felipe , San Ildefonso... Road to Taos in the villages along there .. not to mention all the old adobe chuches... Trampas , Taos , Abiquiu - to the tiny ones all over N.M. like Madera village church... near Taos , Abiquiu , etc . , you get alot more owner-built creative houses of... style--in the Taos, NM area are made of Pumice-crete walls, rather than traditional adobe..."
Roots of Style: Pueblo Revival Architecture Welcomes Modern Life
Centuries-old details of adobe construction still appeal in the desert Southwest, adapted to today's tastes
"return to Taos and Santa Fe, NM. I never tire of this l architecture. I agree. These... live in Taos, NM and love our adobe home. We would like to see some interiors of adobe... visited Taos 5 times and I find the community very eco friendly. John has no idea... are. Taos is a great place to start! I love this area and visited often during the... in this Taos, New Mexico, house that's full of technology and aimed at sustainability..."
6 Amazing Homes Dug Into the Earth
Designed to disappear or with portions peeking out, these houses bring a new meaning to 'communing with nature'
3 Ways Native Plants Make Gardening So Much Better
You probably know about the lower maintenance. But native plants' other benefits go far beyond a little less watering and weeding
Southwest Gardener's October Checklist
Softer light and milder weather make desert gardens a real joy this month, but watch the water and don't forget to plan
Why You Might Want to Build a House of Straw
Straw bales are cheap, easy to find and DIY-friendly. Get the basics on building with this renewable, ecofriendly material
Mad for Miniatures? Show Us Your Dollhouse
It seems just about everyone loves to see a smartly outfitted miniature house. Check out these amazing examples, then show us your own!
Houzz Tour: Going Clean and Bright in the Tucson Foothills
A thousand extra feet and an interior makeover give a 1970s Arizona townhome a whole new personality
Houzz Tour: Nature Suggests a Toronto Home’s Palette
Sunlight Used Right: Modern Home Designs That Harness Solar Power
Embracing passive heating principles through their architecture, siting and more, these homes save energy without skimping on warmth
Can We Bounce Some Great Recycled-Rubber Ideas Off You?
No need to bemoan that spare tire. Old rubber is getting a guilt-free second life as flooring, pavers, sinks and even furniture
10 Statement-Making Skylights, Big and Small
Brighten rooms with natural light while adding a dose of creativity via a skylight that draws attention
Roots of Style: Prairie Architecture Ushers In Modern Design
Twentieth-century Midwestern architects gave us broad-shouldered homes inspired by the landscape and modern times. Learn the details here
6 Water-Wise Perennials for Blazing High-Altitude Summers
Scorching weather and high elevations don't have to mean scraggly plantings. These blooms are as gorgeous as they are tough