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1945 Ideabooks by Becky Harris
Room of the Day: Just Right for 2 and a Crowd
Cozy enough for a couple but welcoming to extended family, this Portland home has lots of design tricks up its sleeve
This townhouse, on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, is the result of some magical design kismet. “About two years before we started this project, one of the homeowners and I took a home tour together,” says interior designer Jenni Leasia....
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Room of the Day: A Master Bath Embraces the River View
Stone columns, rich walnut trim and attention to the smallest details create a private, relaxing pavilion
Spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River and the compelling architecture of the home drove the design of this beautiful bathroom in Rockport, Ontario. “We built the scheme around the stone and the architecture,” says interior designer Julia...
15 Cool Rooms and the TV Shows They Want You to Watch
It’s finally time for our “stories” (as my friend Michael calls sudsy TV shows, in honor of his grandmother) to pick up with new episodes again. With ever-changing technology, fall premieres may not have exactly the same urgency they did back when...
You Said It: ‘It’s Different ... But Then, Aren’t You?’ and More Wisdom
Highlights from the week include celebrating individuality and cutting ourselves some decorating slack
In a week where independence was in the headlines, I found myself looking for streaks of independence around Houzz. During this time when entire TV networks force obsession with resale value upon us, I am always happy to find unique design moves, quirky...
Kitchen of the Week: High Function and a Little Secret in Missouri
There’s plenty of room for cooking and a hidden feature too in this flexible, family-friendly kitchen
This kitchen has a clever secret, but we’ll get to that in a minute. The family who lives here hired designer Nathan Taylor to turn their kitchen into a more flexible, functional space that all of them could enjoy. They didn’t want to...
You Said It: ‘Put It Back’ If It Won’t Help Your House, and More Wisdom
Highlights from the week include stopping clutter from getting past the door, fall planting ideas and a grandfather’s gift of love
We refused to give up the gardening until spring, offering insight on how to gather seeds, getting to know new fall bulbs and how to add a little mystery to our gardens. We learned how to keep the stuff we don’t need from ever entering our houses, and...
Room of the Day: Elegance and Comfort Strike a Balance
A high-traffic Philadelphia family room combines rustic and refined elements with stylish durability
This Philadelphia family room needed to stand up to two adults, four children and a dog tramping through it on their way to the backyard and back staircase. One of the homeowners also wanted it to evoke the serene feeling of her family’s favorite vacation...
Kitchen of the Week: Warm Contemporary in the Mountains
When this Minnesota family of four travels to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, they dive into all that valley has to offer, from skiing to rodeos, and they wanted their ski home to reflect how they spend their time there. “We talked a lot about how they wanted...