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Expressive Modern: The Interiors of Amy Lau
"Modern: The Interiors of Amy Lau (Fall 2011, The Monacelli Press), explores the techniques... Whether the home is a simple Manhattan loft or an upscale country cabin, she has an... artistic style to create a look truly her own. Lau's first book, Expressive Modern:... behind her style and shows homeowners simple ways to incorporate her eclectic look.... Love the designs. Great ideas! The designs are one of a kind. Wonderful! Some ideas..."
Atmosphere In the Dining Room
"to fit the need, can vary greatly in atmosphere by the details in the choices of chairs... different styles both say that what creates the most uniqueness in a space is atmosphere... views of the Bay. Finding the right atmosphere for your dining room can definitely... love the first one where you can see right outside while you eat! Awesome!... difference. The light color, the symmetry, the sleek classic table shape, the textiles--all..."
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
"remodeled the 1912 house for her family, creating a timeless, traditional style to fit... sits at the top of a hill behind San Francisco's famous Haight-Ashbury neighborhood... history and style, including this stunning home by Candace Barnes. Barnes, a San Francisco... gorgeous (and the rest of the house is delightful, too!). Are the floors original, or made... taste...the architectural charm, the subtle tonal palette, the mix of textures, the..."
Iconic Armchairs that Stand the Test of Time
"other in the house. Vintage classics add character, individuality and style to a space... designed with the human form in mind. Comfort and style -- what could be more timeless?... stand the test of time because of their aesthetics and proportions. I think a successful... you:) The iconic Stickley! I love Eames rocking chair for nurseries!!!!... designed the egg chair in 1958 for the Radisson Royal Hotel. Similar form to the womb..."
The Many Moods of Leopard
"accessories. The animal itself symbolizes bravery, courage, stealth and strength, and I... intimidated by the power of such a vivacious print.... decor style. This ideabook contains a mixed bag of decorating styles. Each space... bench with the chartreuse( ish) walls is great fun. I have to say it is the last photo... gives the wow factor. I think it is possible for leopard to look tacky if used to... materials are the focus of this space. The leopard printed burlap votive covers keep the..."
How to Achieve the Bohemian Effect
"This style is one of the easiest and most cost-effective to achieve. Since it's... mixing styles and periods of furniture, you can incorporate many of your existing... Love the idea of the clothes hanging on the tree stump! I like the Chinese cabinet... sfgirlbybay- the photo is part of the interview we did back in August. The interview is... I love the elegance and decay image at the top. The walls are fab. My bed was bought..."
8 Elements of the Perfect Party Island
"up in the kitchen. These days, many of them start there, too. If you enjoy hosting... hosting style to determine what makes sense for you. Here are some sensible style tips... paint onto the reverse side of the glass. The effect reflects the ocean onto the glass... resemble the shimmering effect of the ocean. Using kiln-formed glass with a pebble... I love the countertop! Could you please tell me where you got the countertop from..."
Kitchen of the Week: Quirky Texas Remodel
"Amps Up the Personality of 130-Year-Old Kitchen... for the kitchen. When the house was built, the kitchen was on an open back porch with... shotgun-shack style. Mace purchased the house after falling in love with the home's tall... later, the new owners closed in the porch, and threw on a few awkward additions. Mace... describes the space's look as "grandma on acid." Most of this home was built in the... feet. The home was full of history, and just what he was looking for — except for..."
Design Workshop: The Art of Joining Materials
Watch for carefully crafted meeting points in a home's building materials — they're among the hallmarks of great architecture
"among the hallmarks of great architecture... It was the first time I connected the abstract vision I had been drawing on paper... is when the true education of an architect begins, the moment when one realizes that... that the lines on paper represent the meeting points of materials, what we call joints... consumed with the process of making and the art of joining materials. What these joints say... remember the first time I set foot on a bustling construction site as an intern architect..."
Kitchen of the Week: Marrying Past and Present in Los Angeles
Something old, something new and all the rest make for a happy kitchen union in a tony L.A. neighborhood
"and all the rest make for a happy kitchen union in a tony L.A. neighborhood... meals in the heart of the home. While some developers might go for a blank-slate,... spec, the kitchen is important. Potential buyers need to be able to imagine themselves... project. The unique and harmonious mix of traditional and modern elements has an appeal... favorite style is. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives here: This speculative project was..."
Kitchen of the Week: Uncovering History in an 1800s Colonial
Brick features from long ago return to prominence, but a raised ceiling and newly open layout set them squarely in the now
"many of the home's historical features — including the original brick oven and fireplace... fireplace in the kitchen. Designer Eric Luciano decided to start over, tearing down the... surrounding the brick oven to reshape this kitchen into a more workable space that also... honors the home's history. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives here: A couple in their... simple style help pay tribute to this kitchen's all-American roots. Once an orchard..."
Kitchen of the Week: An Austin Galley Kitchen Opens Up
Pear-green cabinetry, unusual-size subway tile and a more open layout bring a 1950s Texas kitchen into the present
"connect the 160-square-foot galley-style kitchen to the adjacent living room. "This... The original kitchen in this midcentury Austin, Texas, home had its charms, but its... relief to the long, narrow room," says Black. Interior designer Barbara Granett chose... like the one pictured - especially the glass door of the oven. All of the stoves... I love the white cabinets with the "x"! Love everything about it...the x door cabinets..."
Houzz Tour: Updating a Midcentury Aerie in the Berkeley Hills
The setting was splendid; the house, not so much. Now the two are right in line, with high quality to spare
"The setting was splendid; the house, not so much. Now the two are right in line,... brighten the home, and to bring the quality of the structure in line with the magnificence... check out the home, and the response was so favorable, he cut his vacation two weeks... to see the place in person. “I loved it the moment I saw it,” he says. Perched on... overlooking the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, it has unmatched views. But..."
Kitchen of the Week: Turquoise Cabinets Snazz Up a Space-Savvy Eat-In
"reflects the homeowners' style and the home's roots. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives... character. For the kitchen the homeowners wanted more room and a playful look that felt p... reorganized the space, putting all the cabinetry on one wall and a fold-up table on the... think that the sink is too close to the edge of the cabinet run? According the the NKBA... Love the color of the cabinets, love the mirror back splash, love the soapstone..."
Kitchen of the Week: Cooking With Creekside Views in Maryland
"island in the middle of the room that gave them the functional kitchen they wanted.... to make the most of them. That was the case for a professional couple in Annapolis... ttage-style home, they used the 270-square-foot space to create a modified U-shaped... location and the surrounding woodlands. When they built a major addition to their large... love the view to the water, and love the cabinets. The troth in the island will..."