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Houzz Tour: Just What Mom Wanted, Off the Washington Coast
With an art studio, age-in-place features and a view-maximizing design, this home shows just how well the architect knows his client
"along when things seemed to be moving at a snail’s pace. “We would have been in the schematic... — all things that inspire his mom’s artwork, which can be found throughout the house... And she loves it.” Houzz at a Glance Location: Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, off... give... Love it! Love the son, love the mom, love the house and all the thoughtfulness... sharing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE. I'm so glad to see houses with universal design..."
Geek Chic: When Left and Right Brains Live in Harmony
"brainy things? Valentine's Day is a good time to show a little left-brain love. A... We've all heard of the Left Brain vs. Right Brain theory. Math and Science vs. Creativity... -nice thing as much as I do because they have nothing to relate to. Or do they?... precious thing. I've collected the odd thing since college & try to use them in different... redwood. I loved this article! Got so inspired by it. Thank you! We used this vintage..."
Get Your House Guests Talking
"We all love when our house guests tell us how much they like our homes. Sometimes... across things they have never seen before. Like our weird stove that's sheltered by... about things other than work or yesterday's weather.... While we do love it and it adds a bit of charm to our 50's ranch house, it can be... fun. :) Love this ideabook! I am still inching away at the basics of getting my house... but I'd love to do some more creative stuff one day! Fun stuff! Esp the door and the..."
Houzz Tour: Clean Lines and Whimsy in a Rustic Ski House
Contemporary furnishings and whimsical accessories lighten up a Western-style vacation home in Wyoming
"dead, and we needed to bring it to life,” says Jennifer Prugh Visosky of this rustic... “She loves gray, blues and pops of honey,” Visosky says. “She really wanted the... to get things together in time for a big extended-family Christmas at the house, Visosky... brightened things up, balanced the rustic nature of the space with clean lines and brought... in this lovely mountain home. Love the duck lamp. I'm loving many elements to this..."
The Worst Rug Ever: 6 DIY Missteps
Yes, you can take reusing and upcycling too far. These imagined floor coverings show that not every material has a second life
Houzz Call: Share Your Personal Holiday Traditions
"some old. We’d love to hear about them and the special moments they bring — what you... types of things you remember doing as a kid that you still do today and new traditions... children and loved ones. Here are some to start you off.... the ones we added when we started our own family. When I was a kid we always opened... nutcracker so we'd sleep, which we did. We have so much extended family nearby that our own..."
15 Outdoor Pet Projects You'll Lap Up
These bubbling fountains, shelters and other creations by Houzzers are treats for pets and inspiration for other owners
"zers, we put out the call, and once again you answered. Your unconditional love for... building things that make them happy. And your projects have also made your patios and... pets' love of the outdoors — and to the need to keep pets safe and comfortable. Have... They love hanging out up there. We then created a cat enclosure outside using an... them out. We aren't the only ones to enjoy it - wild cockatoos also love to visit!!!..."
Houzz Tour: Styles and Eras Mix in a Former Stable Block
Modern touches balance bountiful antiques in a beautifully eclectic home that housed horses in the 1700s
"years when we bought it,” says von Stockhausen, of VSP Interiors. “It was in pretty bad... the main thing for me was the space: the huge windows, the light and the high ceilings... fell in love with.” Von Stockhausen’s previous home — a beautiful but small cottage... absolutely love it, but because I’m a designer, I’m always thinking about what I can do... to have things to look at in a room. Lots of things. I love the personalized wallpaper..."
Beef Up Your Ranch Kitchen
"some, I love it! I love keeping my kitchen to myself, working in my own little space... little thing is. Join me today as we look at some ideas for making your ranch kitchen... huh? We had to reconfigure the whole thing and move what my husband calls "the business... afterall. lovely redo! I am loving the color of the cabinetry! Instead of describing... layout we have :) A few things I have done to keep the kitchen open feeling is to..."
Houzz Call: What Have You Salvaged for Home Use?
If your floors, furniture, exterior materials or other home elements have a past life, we'd like to hear the story
"life, we'd like to hear the story... house? We'd love to see more of your clever salvaging ideas; please share photos and... kinds of things have you salvaged, reclaimed, repurposed or reused around your house... stairs, We made, we laid, we recycled, we were completely off grid, completely self... Until we find something we love, we did a DIY fixture using a parasol I was given... taste. We saw a LamLee fixture on this site that we fell in love with, but it is no..."
Houzz Tour: Bold and Eclectic Tribeca Apartment
"changing a thing. "Honestly, it was gorgeous before I touched it," says Sabbe. "But the... client loves modern and eclectic colors and patterns, so Sabbe dressed up the minimalist... client loved. "My client wanted people to walk in and think, 'This is so you.' If... agree that we did a great job accomplishing that," Sabbe says. Browse eclectic home designs... I LOVE this! Very appealing. fab ! Great apartment, nice article! great article..."
Guest Picks: Affordable Kilims in Colors for Everyone
Add a handmade feel with kilim rugs, pillows or even a bench in hues from dazzling to subtle — and some cost as little as lunch
"scream, we all scream for … kilims. I am one of the masses of people having a love... The only thing I don’t love: the typical hefty price tag. So I set out to find some... to me. Love! :-) Beautiful! I love these patterns! They are so gorgeous! I have one... tacks. Lovely! Thanks for the article. Jhm7025, what lovely, interesting ways to use... kilims. Love your use of color! Love kilim pillows, room dividers, poufs, etc, but..."
Houzz Tour: Industrial Floating Home in Seattle
A Seattle couple downsizes to a dreamy floating house on Lake Union, with a putting green, local artwork and an industrial aesthetic
"couple who loved to boat to the nearby San Juan Islands decided to cut their primary living... clients; we sat down together and I immediately started sketching concepts while they... One thing the couple wanted was a home with unique character. The city waterfront's... couple who loves to go boating Location: Seattle Size: 2,174 square feet; 2 bedrooms... and I love how friends can just kayak by and say hi! I love it! Love everything..."
Houzz Call: What Home Collections Help You Feel Like a Kid Again?
Whether candy dispensers bring back sweet memories or toys take you back to childhood, we'd like to see your youthful collections
"childhood, we'd like to see your youthful collections... priceless. We'd love to see what makes you feel like a kid again. Here are a few special... first thing I do is check online to see if any of the items have exponentially a... Comments, and we'll follow up with an ideabook showcasing your display.... explore. Love the kitchen! Great doll house. Love your collection - We are still in... younger, we would pick them up at places like Hard Rock Cafe' in cities that we visited..."
How to Add Touches of Chinoiserie
"realize we haven't shown you a chinoiserie ideabook yet. I'll take a stab at it: What... these things as clearly as possible. Quoting from other sources, Wiki says "Chinoiserie... stuff he loved so much, and the English garden designers based their follies upon "... vases to lovely jar and gourd shaped lamps COLOR: Bold reds, Sleek Black, Rich Jewel-tone... beautiful. Love the red curtains! Love the ideabook. Thanks. I would love more information..."