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Off the Beaten Path: Delightful Alcove Spaces
"overlooking the main concourse. From this vantage point I get to be a part of all the... reusing the area below the stairway. And sometimes these are bump-outs added to provide... like the underside of a roof in a Cape Cod styled house. Sometimes these are "found"... watch the hustle and bustle at New York's Grand Central Station is from one of the... along the periphery. Whether for art, a bed, a chair, a tub or any other reason..."
Love to Cook? You Need a Fan. Find the Right Kind for You
Don't send budget dollars up in smoke when you need new kitchen ventilation. Here are 9 top types to consider
"also have the option of various types of downdraft models, either in the form of integrated... about style — knowing what will work best for your kitchen and the way you cook is... sit on the wall behind a stove or cooktop. They can be mounted under upper cabinetry... separate from the hood unit in the kitchen the advantage no fan noise. One of the down sides... so that the vent would fit behind it. The different widths and the gap between cooktop..."
The Modern Jetsons Pad
"examples of the Jetsons style - including the famous cartoon family themselves:... kid, and The Jetsons were my favorite. On top of that, the second I set foot in Tomorrowland... hooked by the late 1920's vision of the fabulous future. Bold blues and reds, sweeping... time in the years since admiring interiors that capture the same cool energy and aesthetic... The Jetsons family is the best animated sitcom ever! I agree that they had a beautiful..."
Make Your Fireplace the Focal Point
"room’s style. That said, the fireplace can prove to be the perfect place in a room... lining the interior of the fireplace, seeking an unusual surround or throwing in... The main function of a fireplace is to provide warmth, but it’s also a great spot... to make the most of your fireplace.... is in the living room and the other, across the way, is at the head of the peninsula... "don't want the fireplace to be the focal point" in the room, particularly if the home..."
Basement of the Week: Movies, Workouts and Billiards
Family togetherness moves to a whole other level with a remodeled basement designed to appeal to all
"delivered. All the family members, especially the kids, now enjoy the basement. Basement... Powell, the owner of this colonial-style home outside Washington, D.C. While the house... All of the pipes go from the exercise room down the wall on the right side of the media... one of the nicest basements I have ever seen. No lie. The colours, the space, the... corner of the media room to the right of the screen that houses all the media equipment..."
Houzz Tour: Naturally Modern in the Montana Mountains
Earthy materials and a woodsy palette anchor this home to its site, while clean lines and ecofriendly touches make it a standout
"intended the design to feel like it still fit with the local style. He tapped architect... Park, the town of Whitefish boasts a largely rustic architectural vernacular: log... And when the owner of a sloping forested lot with views of Whitefish Lake and a ski... locked into the landscape with natural, humble materials. In other words, a home that belonged... speaks in the same "voice," and the effect is stunning. I love that the angle of the..."
How to Get the Mad Men Look
"before the mid-century modern style sets were built, but the sets are supposed to... The new season of Mad Men started this week, and I watched again and again, studying... studying the sets. Their set designers are so genius - nothing goes into one of their... favorites are the new offices at Sterling, Cooper, Draper and Pryce. They have all of the... that have the same look. Feel free to school me in how to use "meta."..."
Setting the Table
"leave the lovely printed plates out as an accessory or hang them on the wall.... on to the kitchen. These are just a few inspiring tables, from styled product shots... The only dishes I know how to prepare are cereal with milk and chicken noodle soup... soup from the can, so I often take on table setting and dishwashing duty as my contribution... like in the first image, but I really don't want to muck up an artful plate with globs..."
Basement of the Week: Casual Luxury in Toronto
With a toddler-ready play zone and a gym for Mom and Dad, everyone’s happy in this comfortably decked-out space
"swap our the master bedroom upstairs for one of the bedrooms down here. “The style upstairs... entertaining — the homeowners wanted to be able to entertain in a more casual way, where friends... while the kiddos had a fun place to play and run around in a cozy, comfortable space... I love the tile in the shower. What is the wall color in the bedroom where the bicycle... tiles in the foyer, They have the ceramic tile and the mosaic (see the close-up of the..."
Classic Summer Furniture: The Adirondack Chair
"while the basic elements of the classic remain, there have been some adjustments... Shabby Chic–style Adirondacks and plastic Adirondacks. But no matter the details, they... designed in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. In 1903, to be exact. Throughout its... life, the Adirondack chair has become an iconic image of summer. It's synonymous... called the sets The Night Sky Over Candle Lake and Sunset Over The Pond. The other..."
Houzz Tour: Bringing the Outdoors Inside on Bowen Island, B.C.
"acres in the Cowan Point area on Bowen Island, B.C., "We could see where the house would... visited the island several years before with her sister and friends. The island presented... came to the island to help renovate a summer cottage at Hood Point into an all-year... European-style farmhouse surrounded by nature. Who lives here: Brad Carter and Linda... including the cabinets below the sink and the granite edge, but the stove top area looks..."
Houzz Tour: Los Angeles Condo Gives Green the Go
A profusion of leafy textiles, jade-painted pieces and green trellis patterns create a fresh feel against crisp white backdrops
"during the decision-making process of the condominium's redesign. They communicated... although the process was out of the ordinary for Workman, she successfully reimagined... Regency style. "I was concerned that my client wasn't there to see the gradual changes... had in the past. But when she finally arrived in L.A. from a six-month hiatus, she... awestruck by the transformation. She nearly sobbed in happiness," says Workman. Houzz..."
Guest Picks: Stylish Desks for the Student in All of Us
"about the chance to start fresh and get organized. It is almost like the new year... on to the spirit of new beginnings. Currently I’m on the hunt for a desk that the... break the bank, but I want something attractive that will slide right into our space... These desk styles include those perfect for growing students and just right for Mom or... actually left the desk when I moved out in the hopes that the next tenant would get even..."
Freshen Up the Bath With Lush and Healthy Plants
"addition to the bathroom. But keeping houseplants healthy in the often humid, low-light... choices for the bathroom — plus ideas for placing and styling them.... The organic forms and oxygen-boosting properties of plants make them a welcome addition... conditions of the bath is not always straightforward. To make things easier, here are seven... Even if the house gets hot, the evaporating water cools the nearby air and the walls..."
Highlights From the 2012 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show
Innovations in sinks, outlets and surface materials for kitchens and baths shone at this year's show
"I had the opportunity to pop into the 2012 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show this past... pick of the show: the U-Socket, bringing order — and USB charging stations — to an... Chicago. The displays dazzled me for hours, and I found particularly interesting the... drop-in-style apron sink to an interchangeable backsplash design, get ready for hundreds... the kitchen sink) ... as opposed to the bathroom which requires the GFCI outlet...."