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American Home Styles: The Queen Anne
"The Queen Anne's wide porch, gable and tower were welcome additions to the neighborhood... At the tail end of the 19th and early into the 20th centuries, a popular home style... style in the United States was the Queen Anne. The Queen Anne was clearly a transitional... and view the street. An abundance of large windows keeps the interior of the Queen Anne... transitional style, creating a bridge between the exuberant Victorian and the restrained..."
Roots of Style: Colonial Monterey Sets the Stage for Unique Design
French, Spanish and English features mix in enigmatic Monterey-style architecture. Here's how to recognize this type of home
"Monterey-style architecture. Here's how to recognize this type of home... built from the 1930s through the 1950s, but the roots of the style go back to Spanish... with the exception of the signature balcony, variations on the Monterey style are... hanging over the front door with one or two French doors opening onto it from the second... Monterey was the capital of the region during Spanish and Mexican rule. Houses of that..."
Lay of the Landscape: French Garden Style
Symmetry and geometry define this decorous landscape style, appropriate for both grand gardens and intimate spaces
"landscape style, appropriate for both grand gardens and intimate spaces... highlight the centerpiece of the entire space, which would be the house (or, in most... neighbors to the south and its British neighbors to the north. Still, there are elements... order are the heart of French landscape design. The gardens are also meant to be viewed... French style does have its roots in Italian landscape design. The resulting French..."
Kitchen of the Week: Classic Style for a Southern Belle
Marble counters, white finishes and even a pair of chandeliers give this South Carolina kitchen a timeless feel
"over the island! I love the contrast of the white with the pine floors! Can I get... Liked the flow of the kitchen and the neatness of the layout. Also, I find a very... problem is the placement of the electrical outlets. They interrupt the lines of the horizontal... along the wall. And why did the electrician place the outlet right in the middle... middle of the side of the island? Shouldn't the outlet be higher, up near the trim? It..."
American Architecture: The Elements of Federal Style
With a boxy design as staunch as the forefathers of America, federal architecture has left a lasting mark up and down the East Coast
"staunch as the forefathers of America, federal architecture has left a lasting mark up... aficionados as the American phase of the Adam style, prevailed in the fledgling United States... indicates the time period (1780–1820) when the style, known among architecture aficionados... particularly the English Adams brothers. The brothers had traveled to Italy and are credited... design style comes with another confusing name. In design, the word "federal" simply..."
Decorating Around the World: Creative Amsterdam Style
"ideas for the playful details, fearless color and art in these inspiring Dutch homes... ahead of the curve. I was lucky enough to spend a small part of my honeymoon on a houseboat... remember the amazing creative energy of this region. Come along as we peek inside the... prints from the work so it requires a certain amount more risk on the part of the artist... love the bright colours. It is easy to be brave with small items - but the reward..."
Styling Your Bedroom: The Corner Bed Floor Plan
"Put the bed in the corner for a whole new angle on your furniture arrangement... Houzzers made the corner bed look work. More: Put the Bed Up Against the Wall... making the floor plan difficult? Before you pull out your hair, consider the corner... look, the corner bed may the answer you’re looking for. Take a look at how a few... corner bed style. Whether it’s getting the most out of floor space, increasing functionality..."
My Houzz: English Cottage Style Graces a Home Bathed in Light
Starting with a bare lot, a downsizing Illinois couple builds a fitting home that welcomes the sun everywhere you turn
"welcomes the sun everywhere you turn... Shaw, and the couple wanted their new home to capture its essence and historic feel.... suburb of Chicago) Size: 3,500 square feet; 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, coach house... ttage-style home. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Tim and Dona Lawler Location:... pretty. The architect and designers did a fantastic job capturing the style on the... funny, BUT the house is gorgeous! Especially love the rounded door in the foyer/dining..."
Get the Look: Sophisticated Country Style
"to Keep the Farmhouse, Lose the Chicken Coop... performing at the CMAs, or Carrie Underwood on the cover of Vogue. Here are a few tips for... bad rap; the word conjures visions of tea cozy collections, gingham overload and cow... country style means a place that is relaxing, feels like it has history, has some nice... Country Style has evolved over the years. My home has changed with the times also.... "taking the 'K' out of 'kountry krafts'" :) Raisin' me a family workin' on the farm..."
Is Belgian Style the New Shabby Chic?
Elegant yet relaxed, Belgian style looks to be a worthy heir by evoking calm, comfort and harmony at home
"Belgian style looks to be a worthy heir by evoking calm, comfort and harmony at home... Belgian style has the soft comfort, light feeling and worn finishes but presents them... selectively. The style is a balancing act of light items and items with heft — a mix of... Staples of the style include Belgian linen for draperies, upholstered pieces and accessories... Belgian style is simplified and harmonious, which is what makes it so elegant yet..."
Country Style Soothes the Soul
Take cues from country living for a design style that feels as easy, free and open as a Midwestern plain
"design style that feels as easy, free and open as a Midwestern plain... ne of the classic signs that your country style has been done right is the feeling... home in the country. The problem with true country living is that land is expensive... country to the riverside and everything in between, these homes will inspire your own... The second picture, the one with the bathtub, I am green with envy. How cool would..."
Lay of the Landscape: Tropical Garden Style
Create a vacation paradise in your backyard even if temperatures sometimes dip with these guidelines for tropical-style gardens
"live on the edges of these climates, places like the American South or Pacific Northwest... throughout the summer and bring indoors over the winter. Fortunately, many of our favorite... easy. The plants that define "tropical" — palms, bougainvillea, bromeliads, orchids... handle the cold while looking like they were imported directly from a tropical jungle... should find the time to discover what the names of all the plants and flowers I have...."
Give This Style the Old College Try
"evoke the collegiate aesthetic at home, from subtle to seriously fanatical... '60s, The Official Preppy Handbook and the movie Animal House. The reality at age... crispness in the air, the leaves are starting to change, football season is in full swing... kidding, the dorm was called Balz. Yup, pronounced like you think.) However, the Balz... collegiate style stem from a romantic ideal of brick Ivy League dorm rooms of the 1950s..."
Pick the Right Paint Finish to Fit Your Style
The question of finish may be as crucial as color. See which of these 9 varieties suits your space — and budget
"The question of finish may be as crucial as color. See which of these 9 varieties... impact on the look and feel of your room. Read on to get the rundown on nine of the most... more, the choices are endless — and the decision you make can have a profound impact... your style. But what about the finish of your walls? From velvety matte to high... Applying the wax at the end was fun and easy. I also like the faint smell of the wax..."
Regional Style: The Jersey Shore
"hair, the Jersey shore is a happening hotbed of colorful seaside design... about the houses. Forget the amazing seafood and boat rides on the bay. Forget... Forget the boardwalk and frozen custard. I want to walk the sidewalks and ogle the scores... and down the tiny towns along the shoreline. Join me as we check out the seaside beauties... down to "the Shore," and you'll most likely be greeted by salt spray in your hair, summer..."