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Houzz Tour: Platinum-Rating Hopes for a Sterling Modern Home
Efficiency takes an artful form in a minimalist San Francisco home furnished with iconic and custom pieces
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Don’t Be a Stickybeak — and Other Home-Related Lingo From Abroad
Need to hire a contractor or buy a certain piece of furniture in the U.K. or Australia? Keep this guide at hand
"design terms are no exception to the language madness. And in light of recently announcing... "looby" (term of endearment). :) Our girls speak a mixture of America and English slang... and some terms vary here even from town to town. My mother' family always called kitchen... use the term "earth" for dirt / soil , but I don't know if that's acceptable in the... come to terms with me referring to both the Garden Shed & the Garage as just 'the shed'..."
So Your Style Is: Contemporary
What's contemporary style? Strong lines, smooth forms, minimal accessories — with room for rule breaking
"broad terms, it represents an about-face from the conventions of traditional decor... hear the terms "contemporary" and "modern" tossed about interchangeably, but they're... comes to "privacy". As long as the lights are off, you can't see much anyway. Of course... wants privacy for the bedroom and the bath, but what is so private about a kitchen... but privacy, hated! Love it love it love it finally I understand my taste LOVE..."
You Said It: ‘What Do You Want Your Deck to Do?’ and More Quotables
"ourselves. In terms of real estate, we dug deeper into how to create and manage a short-term... short-term rental and picked up great tips on how to win a bidding war. Here’s a look at... parties, privacy and more), how to think about accessing the deck from the house and... short-term rentals, people are considering new ideas about design and the act of... short-term renters is a huge trend that has sent hotel owners scrambling for lobbyists..."
Modern or Contemporary: What's the Difference?
"of the term "contemporary" that refers to a particular strain of design today, such... included. The term's use is clearly narrower than the literal definition, yet it is still... of both terms still muddies the waters. The term contemporary is more misunderstood... the 2 terms interchangeably but I knew there was a distinction but could not quite... with the term in architecture, it uses historical elements in ironic ways (columns as..."
Roots of Style: Queen Anne Homes Present Regal Details
Complex facades with bay windows, multiple shingle patterns and even towers make these Victorian-era homes a sight to behold
"cousins. The term “Victorian” arose from the long 19th-century reign of Queen Victoria in... The term “Queen Anne” comes from the label that 19th-century English architects... does that term come from? Anyone know? @amcarman, 1910 was a transitional period out... also a term for vernacular examples of Victorian houses called "Folk" Victorian. There... where the term came from. This article is a travesty because the author clearly knows..."
Style 101: The Birthplace of Today's Rustic Look
A look back to the beginning of cabin and lodge design can help you decide on a rustic look for your home today
"structures. Terms like "cottage," "farmhouse," "cabin" and "lodge" mean something different... these terms and styles — and may help you pin down the rustic style you yearn for... you say "Terms like "cottage," "farmhouse," "cabin" and "lodge" mean something different... using the term "rustic" because all they could picture was a farmhouse. We are from western... use the terms "Lodge" or "Cabin" when describing our style. Can't wait to read the..."
What's the Big Idea? In Architecture, It's the Parti Pris
Learn about the concept of this guiding principle in design to make sure you and your architect share the same vision
"The term "parti pris," usually shortened to "parti," literally translates as "departure... way, the term, which is French, likely originated in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the... about privacy issues, with neighbours lot graded above his narrow back yard, and... BBQing in privacy!!!! So sometimes, the departure point can come as a complete surprise..."
The Two Faces of Homes
Often proper in the front and more private in the back, modern and contemporary homes lead a double life
"(1894) in terms of the contrast between the formal street front and the asymmetrical... contemporary term for the latter would be "curb appeal," but the front is still formal and... symmetrical in terms of the openings in the dark two floors, a balance that is violated by... rigid in terms of symmetry and a grid pattern, but the increased transparency makes... least in terms of architectural form. Such is the case with this house designed by Abramson..."
Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Modern Kitchen
Frameless cabinets, horizontal lines and lack of ornamentation top the list of what defines modern kitchen style
"use the terms interchangeably, but there are differences in look and terminology.... tricky term because sometimes it's used to describe something that's the opposite... needs in terms of ornamentation. 7. Consistency in style of accent pieces. Accents... bunch of terms are thrown around to describe this type of cabinet construction: frameless..."
Glass Box Architecture Endures
Design Talk: Eclectic vs. Collected
How to Build Your Housekeeping Muscle
Train yourself to clean and organize until the routine becomes second nature with this step-by-step approach