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My Houzz: A Farmhouse-Style Getaway in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Toning down the brown and redesigning for modern living, a trio of friends turns a 1980s fixer-upper into a woodsy retreat
"down the brown and redesigning for modern living, a trio of friends turns a 1980s... the boundaries of the property,” says Morgan. “The art studio was built, and all... the property required some serious design love. The three friends asked contractor... getaway. “The gardens started taking shape. We got chickens. The dogs got used to the... Cooper, the CEO of a psychiatric hospital, spotted a fixer-upper on 18 acres in the..."
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..."
Pick the Right Drapery Top for Your Room's Style
From rod pockets to goblet pleats, the headings of your curtains speak volumes about your attention to detail
"pleats, the headings of your curtains speak volumes about your attention to detail... look the same, take a closer look at the top of each. The heading of a window treatment... individual style — sometimes more than the fabric itself does. From elaborate to unpretentious... heading styles speak volumes about attention to detail. Check out some favorites below... The panels in the back-tab ripple fold picture are yummy! And the room's not bad..."
Learn the Lingo of Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles
Understand door types, materials and cabinet face construction to make the right choice when you shop
"to make the right choice when you shop... a big style statement in kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms, and the doors, drawer... about the basic types and why some cost more than others, I visited Canyon Creek... overlay, and the drawers to the right are full overlay. Pull out the drawers and the drawer... Obviously, the inset door/drawer design hides the edge bellow the plane of the cabinet... for each style is exactly the same size. The only difference is that the drawer fronts..."
Guest Picks: The Artfully Styled Kitchen
"Upgrade the Look of Your Kitchen... linger at the dinner table long after the last bite has gone. — Kelly Serra from The... into the most vibrant room of the home. Scour your bookshelves and closets for... The kitchen has long been an afterthought when it comes to accessorizing and decorating... quite the opposite, it is truly eye opening how adding a few simple treasured items... move into the kitchen and freshen up your look. Bring in colorful artwork and sentimental..."
American Architecture: The Elements of Craftsman Style
Proud of its handiwork details and with nature as inspiration, Craftsman architecture stands out for its purity of style
"California, at the turn of the 20th century. The Greene brothers were influenced by the English... became the most popular style of small house throughout the country from about 1905... against the Industrial Revolution in an effort to promote the work of craftsmen and... and the handmade over the machine made), as well as by Oriental wooden architecture... on of the style through national periodicals like House Beautiful and Ladies' Home..."
Lay of the Landscape: English-Style Gardens
"designed in the early 1700s as a reaction to the formality of the latter. The goal was... is it the French-style garden set in a strict geometric pattern. In fact, the first... define the basic elements of an English garden, the style itself has grown and changed... basics of the style can be applied even to the smallest garden.... represents the landscape of the English Isles and much of North America. This is not..."
Lay of the Landscape: Mediterranean Garden Style
Earthy, lush and warmly welcoming, a Mediterranean garden can thrive in any warm-climate landscape with a few adaptations
"courtyard, the vibrant colors found in the homes bordering the Adriatic and Aegean seas... either in the center of the space or on the wall. Nothing says Mediterranean like terra-cotta... Finishing the Look The final touches include water features, pots and other accessories... This style also allows you great flexibility, whether you want the look of a classic... furniture styles work well in these spaces, but be sure the pieces are strong enough..."
Basement of the Week: Modern Style Converts an Empty Concrete Box
From raw wasteland to fab living, sleeping and storage space, this snazzy basement now covers all the angles
"impossible. The solution for their 1914 bungalow lay below ground. "While the basement... it was the easiest way to add square footage without blasting out the back or going... peek at the transformation of this former dungeon. Basement at a Glance Who lives... are the best part of many pictures, no matter how gorgeous the home is! Love the... kathyjop, the colors are all included in the text below I always ask for the budget..."
Basement of the Week: Mediterranean Wine Cellar Style in Michigan
Drop in on a converted basement that evokes an old-world feel with its new kitchen, dining room and media room
"old-world style. Once a yucky concrete wasteland, the basement is now a favorite spot... wanted the walk down into her condominium's basement to take her far away — all the... Europe. "The owner wanted to create a cozy Mediterranean wine cellar look," says Lisa... separate the spaces, and warm neutrals, tiles that resemble tumbled stone and Venetian... with both the person sitting at the stool as well as the person standing behind the counter..."
The Perfect Kid-Friendly, Storage-Happy, Style-Loving Seating Solution
Turn a corner into do-it-all kitchen seating with a customizable banquette, and let the comfy-cozy mealtimes begin
"and let the comfy-cozy mealtimes begin... The banquette, made popular in the diner era, has made its way into the home kitchen... might be the perfect solution to any issue a child can throw at it.... seating for the corner to the right in the picture below. The corner is about 6x6 after... figured out the height of the seating needed to be about 19" (the height of most standard... idea why the picture cut off. Link here (under the picture) to the picture I was trying..."
Home Style: Enhance the Lines You Have
Make the most of your home's best features by extending lines, reinforcing shapes and continuing curves
"Make the most of your home's best features by extending lines, reinforcing shapes... emphasizing the inherent beauty is always the first matter of business. Instead of trying... analyzing the intrinsic positives of your site and house. Enhancing the lines, character... home is the first step to a well-designed space. Some homes are blessed with strong... where the sun scorches the grass all summer? (4) Decided if you are the person who..."
Schoolhouse Style Rocks in the Kitchen
Which class-y idea suits your kitchen best? a) a vintage clock; b) storage lockers; c) chalkboard counters; d) all of the above
"staring at the clock in anticipation of the school day's being over? Bet you weren't looking... around the classroom for design ideas then. It's fun to wax nostalgic for those... from the classroom for your kitchen below — we promise there won't be a test at... LOVE the lockers. May I ask the price range for them? I see some on eBay in the... not in the pic too. Jenn love the barstools in the 3rd picture. Where did you..."
The Credenza: Compact Office Storage With Style
"assembling the right storage table for your home workspace... see why the credenza is a popular choice of furniture for a home office. It can store... sorts of styles, from modern to traditional and made from woods to hard plastic. You... credenza style? Read on for some suggestions for working this flexible and stylish storage... The third photo from the bottom looks like that hutch is very narrow. Do you have..."