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Styling the Bed: Accent Pillows Done Right
"camps on the bed styling front: those who hate the fuss of accent pillows and those... between the two. You can have a stylish bed without putting a lot of effort into... tagged all the photos for my idea book! I love the upholstered headboards, the sophisticated... bedroom. For the master I prefer that upright stack. Thanks for the variations in style... lines of the rooms, and the use of color. It's amazing what a "finished" bed can do..."
American Home Style: The Row House
Narrow, tall and efficient to build, row houses are still going strong in urban centers after more than a hundred years
"From the early 19th century through the early 20th, America's cities grew at a rapid... accommodate the new urban population, block after block of a new type of urban dwelling... dwelling, the row house, was constructed. This narrow and tall structure could be built... economics. The distinguishing feature of these row houses was their narrowness. Typically... it's the adaptability to our 21st-century lifestyles that makes these houses as..."
Idea of the Week: Salvage Style Steps Up
"off of the old for a new look. But all that old stuff adds up, and at the end you're... some of the old into the new design.... go to the nearest landfill, clever contractor CapeRace Cultural Adventures in Ne... recognized the flooring on the bottom step as having been like that in my great-grandparents'... think the brown, red, and tan one (in the bottom picture) was in my great-great aunt's... cool how the different ages and styles mix together. Isn't that crazy? I think any one..."
Room of the Week: A Master Suite in a Warm, Mexican Style
"here in the Northern Hemisphere, and here at Houzz we've been craving cozy evenings... front of the fire. What better way to do that than to have a fireplace right in your... integrate the look of one of their favorite cities — San Miguel de Allende, Mexico —... Wetmore and the clients actually ended up spending almost a week in San Miguel to get all... all the inspiration they could. "They really wanted to show me what was so special..."
Design Opportunity: Style in the Stairs
"all of the design potential for these elements. Here are a very wide range of styles... opportunity to the maximum. Convinced, but not sure where to find such fine handiwork where... overlook the opportunity to do something decorative with the stair risers which can... with the metal shop on the best and most cost-effective way to construct and install... pattern for the holidays! a one-piece, powder-coated steel railing inspired by wooden corral..."
My Houzz: Going Heavy on the Metal for Industrial-Style Beauty
"home, the couple mixed items from their own label with antique and heirloom pieces... Hoorn, the Netherlands Size: 100 square meters (1,399 square feet); 3 bedrooms, 1... above the dining table and the dust bin in the corner. I love the way Northern Europeans... I love the article, the pics, the people that allow us a glimpse of the place they... Love the simplicity. I would love to know where the pendant lights above the dining..."
Room of the Week: Cozy Living Room Makes a Style Statement
"chill in the air, and we've been craving an afternoon in front of the fire here at Houzz... blurred the lines of a bold black-and-white color scheme to create a room that centers... around the fireplace without letting it take over.... isn't the seating a bit far apart...... mixed in the spaces. The bottom floor of the home is a single great room, consisting... intimate. For the fireplace, the client wanted a material that wouldn't make the TV stand..."
Sitting in Style: The Key to Successful Dining Room Design
"Number one: The sit test! Is it comfortable and designed with the human form in mind? Number... guests is the easiest way to ensure a triumphant dinner party. Often times chairs are... view of the Bay beyond. Also love benches in the Dining Area! Very nice ideabook.... I like the round table setting in the dining room by Mark English architects. Beautiful... I love the chandelier in the first dining room. Would you have details on it-manufacturer..."
How to Mix Furniture Styles on the Patio
"furniture to the sitting area you have already but it is not the same finish, or even material... material as the rest of what you own? YES! As a decorator, I am always encouraging my clients... replace the entire set, but after reading this, I feel perfectly comfortable supplementing... supplementing the set with a couple of brightly colored plastic chairs and matching colored... cushions on the existing chairs. You just saved me $$$!! Spray paint is a girls best friend..."
2012 Trends: New Tile Styles for the Kitchen
Large-format, mosaic, metallic, and wood tile designs will be darlings of showrooms and trade shows this year
"so that the final kitchen has a pulled-together look, not just a current one. These... trends from the top U.S. design centers and upcoming Coverings trade show can give your... along the lines of the floor tile shown in the next to last photo. All the durability... love the large format tiles for the beautiful lines that you can create and the... you love the color of your walls, choose the clear background for printing and let the..."
Pave the Way to Landscape Style With Flagstone
Define a patio, build a path, make a fire pit ... learn about flagstone's many uses, plus costs and considerations, here
"Why all the different prices? Is this a DIY material, or one that only pros can use... damage. The larger the droplet the faster it drops into the correct place. In concert... yes, the one on the left was just starting...the one on the right is completed and... throughout the summers, though it's hard to scrape the snow off during the winters! Thanks... weeds for the last few years. We purchased the home with the firepit already there. Weeds..."
Style Trick: Use Office Furniture Outside the Office
"around the house. Whether it's a vintage card catalog, flat file or a desk-turned-dining... love the idea and colors of the furniture the photo with the garage door looks like... rarely used the desk that was in the room before, but we did need the file cabinet. Removing... LOVE the room with the yellow file cabinet and cafe sign ~ awesome!!! "purloined... Removing the desk and switching to a stand alone file allowed room for the sofa bed..."
Photo Styling the Kitchen with Food
"little styling enhancement from food when getting ready for its close up. Here is... is on the market). The green color is beautiful. These photo-taking instructionals... year on the latest (and hopefully last) version of my house and as I finish up all... given all the "blood, sweat and tears" that's gone into its renovation. Applying these... great for styling, when you need something a little more shelf stable (like when your..."
Design Workshop: The ‘Disappearing’ Guardrail
Putting the focus on the view instead of the rail on a porch or balcony is sometimes clearly the best option
"tting the focus on the view instead of the rail on a porch or balcony is sometimes... we make the guardrail get out of the way and allow the view to assume center stage... architect, the most common request I receive by far from clients discussing deck guardrails... invisible. The only one for me is the glass. All the rest share a common flaw, the top... (as does the snowstop on the roof). As a final flourish, we used the same system on..."
Kitchen of the Week: Old Meets New in the Northwest
"from the clients' much-loved previous home. Even though they were moving into a... house, the clients wanted to incorporate salvaged pieces from their original Tudor-style... offset the older elements, creating a beautiful blend of traditional and modern styles... Tudor-style home. Designers at Seattle's NB Design Group used contemporary materials... cabinets near the sink or the refrigerator...you have to travel the length of the kitchen..."