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Glass Lamps: The Ultimate Neutral Lighting Fixtures
See your way to using clear glass table and floor lamps in any style room to put the focus exactly where you want
"in any style room to put the focus exactly where you want... coral in the first photo. In the second photo, we lightened-up a traditional glass-topped... feature the Stinson lamp from World Market). The third photo features a slim profile... I'm on the hunt for them! Very pretty - especially when shooting photos with the... from the beauty and function of the glass lamps. Made a glass lamp out of a Makers... allows the naturally distressed finish of a desk and a vintage oil painting to shine..."
The New Nostalgia: History With a Kick
Just like fashion, interior design sometimes flashes back with an edgy yet restrained interpretation of the past
"maximizes the careful tension between the then and the now.... forms the emotional basis for our material histories. But as much as we love the... of hot. The same rule applies to interiors — building the narrative of a space maximizes... created the "new nostalgia." Fashion design trends in fall 2012 are leaning toward... colors. But the look also has restraint; too much of anything and it starts to look costume-y..."
Color Inspiration From the Mediterranean
Feed your creativity with the vivid blues, golds and terra cotta from Greece, Italy, Spain and Morocco
"with the vivid blues, golds and terra cotta from Greece, Italy, Spain and Morocco... comes from the vivid blue sea that surrounds the Greek isles and the golden yellow tones... rs of the Mediterranean reflect some of the best and most interesting aspects of... market. The sun-baked clay buildings in Spain and Italy, and the lush vegetation found... found in the South of France are also influences. With so many colors, patterns and..."
Modern Icons: X Marks the Spot
"Use the X Shape to Add Geometry in Design... and is the Roman numeral for 10. Around the home, the X shape can grab attention and... sure when the letter X started popping up in the history of design, but I'm sure it was... early. The "X" means many things in many languages; it can mean a nay vote or a yea... where the X has been turning up.... Love the Hans Wegner table and the X console - very cool! I've also had my eye on..."
Escape to the Tropics
"inhale the ocean air, dine on the catch of the day, and sip your favorite beachside... beverage — the one with a little umbrella adorning the glass. I often recall experiences... out like the set of Gilligan's Island for my mind to wander. All it takes is just a... me to the tropics. If perhaps you live in such a climate, this ideabook will remind... The strings of oyster shells were meant to become an oyster chandelier Erika, until..."
Houzz Tour: A Luxurious Log Home in the Canadian Mountains
Live-edge wood and other details reflect nature's gifts in a spacious family getaway nestled in the Canada's Okanagan Valley
"nestled in the Canada's Okanagan Valley... loves the outdoors. Situated so it can soak up 360-degree mountain views, the home... outfit the house with everything a family could need and more, while highlighting... the stunning views and rustic landscape in each and every room. "We pulled our... most of the homes in the new sub divisions.....Ooooo Rant OVER haha To the owners... care for the furniture choices (execpt the dining table), but the house and grounds..."
Discover the Power of Prisms
Bring a touch of the sublime to your room designs with light-bending beauties that harness a spectrum of color
"touch of the sublime to your room designs with light-bending beauties that harness a... recall the dabs of vibrant color that dotted the wall in the afternoon sun. The way... gives even the humblest room an air of the sublime.... Behold the Flight and the Apex. I like the lamp as well, do you know who makes it... number on the hardwood floors where the sun hit. I must keep my eye out for the prisms... like the prism lamp in picture #5. I never thought about it before either - what..."
Readers' Choice: The Top Kitchens of 2010
The Year's Most Popular Kitchens Had White Cabinets, Black Accents, Floating Shelves or Uber-Organized Pantries
"The Year's Most Popular Kitchens Had White Cabinets, Black Accents, Floating Shelves... roundup of the most popular photos on Houzz continues today, this time with the hub of... households: the kitchen. Clean, simple spaces dominated here, with easy design details... picks from the year's most popular kitchens:... are on the fence with the idea of a white kitchen. Love the look of the contrasting... leaving the large island and the cabinet section surrounding my cooktop the original..."
Finish Rooms the Elegant Way With Marquetry Furniture
Go all-out fancy or subtly refined. With endless inlaid patterns to choose from, the level of artistry is up to you
"from, the level of artistry is up to you... Marquetry is the art of applied veneer, usually wood, in a pattern or picture. The art... but not the same as parquetry, which is wood inlaid in a geometric pattern, most commonly... veneer. The wood veneer may include mahogany, walnut or maple as well as more unusual... application; the outcome is usually an heirloomworthy piece that adds a touch of distinction... they are the focal point in that room. I prefer the more subtle to the high contrast..."
Modern Icons: The Anziano Chair
"favor. The chair we're celebrating today, the Anziano chair, takes this true classic... designed by the Greeks sometime around 400 B.C. They were called Klismos chairs, and they... popularity in the 19th century when classical architecture and design came back into favor... techniques. The result is a stunning piece with classic Greek roots, mid-century modern... idea what the story was with this chair until I started digging into it; I always thought..."
The Well-Concealed Kitchen
"parts of the house into the kitchen, making them warmer, cozier and altogether less... chair in the kitchen — or something as simple as painting cabinets so they look more... changes the whole experience of cooking and eating.... see that the idea is catching on! It is the most lived in room of the house so it should... mention, the range referred to as 'vintage' in the kitchen with the suzani rug is actuall... kitchen into the living room. By mounting the exhaust fan in the basement and running a..."
Modern Icons: The Eames Wire Base Table
"According to the Herman Miller website, the Eameses used these tables when hosting a Japanese... y and style are reason enough.... until the end of the year. It was made available to honor the late Ray Eames in the... Becky, The Eames Wire Base Low Tables in color are a limited edition piece only available... the year of her 100th birthday. These are great when placed together, or just by... Lessons of the EamesesCharles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the PainterModern Icons:..."
Relish the Romance of a Slovenian Garden
Dappled with coneflowers and bursting with hydrangeas, a romantic European garden near the Julian Alps inspires enchantment
"garden near the Julian Alps inspires enchantment... especially the area around Lake Bled. And when I saw these photos of one home and garden... outside the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, I decided I would go ahead and share. And... anytime in the near future, there are some garden ideas I might steal for my current yard... sharing the beauty of Slovenia with the Houzz community . I discovered the beauty of... red in the autumn and they bloom all summer missed the picture of the "white hydrangeas"..."
Hang the Perfect Light Over Your Holiday Table
"better with the right chandelier or pendant light for your dining room... laughter, and the most mood-enhancing piece, your overhead table lighting. The right light... family for the holidays? Create a festive, warm and inviting atmosphere this year by... 8-10" from the edge of the table to the edge of the chandelier (so 16-20" less than the... be 1/3 the width of the table 5) Measure your room in feet, and then add the length..."
Guest Picks: The Coastal Kitchen
When summer heat means your kitchen is like ... er, an oven, let these pieces bring in the freshness of a sea breeze
"bring in the freshness of a sea breeze... respite from the day to day — what every adult needs in the summer months. So for the days... vacation with the simple act of pulling an espresso shot or making a bowl of ice cream. They... bring the feeling of the sea indoors. The towels are pre-shrunk and machine washable... sturdy — at the kitchen counter or boatside. When on the go, eat lunch in style with this... bowls are the perfect size for a cup of summer berries or ice cream. I love the nautical..."