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246 Ideabooks by Cathy Lara
Houzz Tour: Glamorous Victorian in London
This eclectic, high-octane terrace house is unlike anything you've ever seen. Hold on to your hats, folks!
A peek into the home of designer and tastemaker Abigail Ahern is a madcap ride down a glam rock-themed rabbit hole. The words "tantalizing" and "badass" come to mind — both fitting descriptions...
Houzz Tour: Contemporary Riverside Home in London
A mom and her son trade country life for an industrial city area, giving their converted space a fresh, contemporary bent
Interior designer Vincent Cullane was asked by his client to create a contemporary look for a riverside home in London, reflecting the design tastes of a working mum in finance and a teenage...
Houzz Tour: Storied Family Farmhouse in Ohio
A shelter and DIY blogger with a passion for interior decorating breathes new life into her husband's ancestral home
Erin Souder's farmhouse was built by her husband's great-great-grandfather in 1873, so when the couple moved in five years ago, she knew that they were in for a few tricky renovations and decorative...
Could Your Home Help Your Kid Be an Olympian?
Looking to nurture a future sports star or just get your kid up and moving? Take some coaching from these homes
A tug-at-your-heartstrings "Thank you, Mom" commercial airing during the Olympics celebrates the dedication of sports moms all over the world. It got me thinking, what if you could set the stage for sports right at home to nurture budding swimmers, gymnasts,...
5 Modern Vintage Design Lessons From Emily Chalmers
Layering vintage looks can give a home unmatched personality and character. This London stylist shows you how
Before upcycling, thrift store diving and sorting through Grandma's linen closet became hip, London interior stylist Emily Chalmers had her finger on the pulse of all things vintage. She's always loved...
5 London Homes That Score Major Design Points
With an undulating wall, a backsplash the color of a child's eyes and more, these spaces rate high in creative, evocative design
As the world erupts with cheer over the start of the Olympic games, I thought I'd gather a few London homes that score high when it comes to home design. With these two contemporary spaces, a minimalist modern shed/office and a couple of eclectic row...
Take a Peek Inside the Olympic Village Apartments
Comfy, colorful private digs and common areas send a winning design message to Olympic athletes in London
Olympians from all over the world are arriving in London by the thousands as I write this, and making their way to Olympic Village. The village is its own neighborhood and community, dotted with tree-lined streets and containing open, green spaces. The...
A Los Angeles Basement Becomes a Cozy Man Cave
Family Guy writer and producer Kirker Butler wanted a space in his Los Angeles home where he could write scripts, chill and feel inspired — a hybrid space that's part man cave, part home office. Butler sought the expertise of interior designer...
Houzz Tour: A Fixer-Upper Becomes a Labor of Love
A thrifty spirit and endless vision enable a hardworking Kansas couple to create a charming home on a small budget
Katherine Fugit and her husband, Conan, fell in love with their home upon first sight — even though the house was previously bank owned, without heating and riddled with black, liquid-oozing...
A Mod Nursery Has Twice the Appeal
Sharing is caring in this bedroom designed for a toddler and a baby, with appealing graphical elements and plenty of room to play
Interior designer Emily Mughannam's clients needed their kids to share one room in their San Francisco home, but the kids' different ages made for a design challenge: The nursery...
10 Wall Writings That Look on the Bright Side
Words have power, and these use it for good with wall typography that encourages, uplifts and humors
It's a tough world out there, and sometimes we need a little reminder — while we're brushing our teeth, going up the stairs or flying out the front door — that everything is going to be OK. We've all seen typography around the house in the form of...
Houzz Tour: Beach Cottage Chic in Rhode Island
A traditional coastal cottage gets a makeover with bold color punches and splashy surprise additions
When Kate Jackson's clients phoned her, they were desperately seeking a facelift for their guest cottage in the coastal village of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The space is adjacent...
10 Snazzy Home Spruce-Ups from Estee Stanley
The star-connected stylist reveals her favorite accent pieces, the secret to fab flowers and which fabric always looks great
For celebrity stylist and interior designer Estee Stanley, fashion and home decor go hand in hand. Known for her effortlessly chic brushstroke when dressing Hollywood starlets and their casually cool homes, Stanley has now teamed up with her celebrity...
Homeschool Spaces Make the Honor Roll
Each of the homeschool spaces below earns an A-plus for hard work. Not only are they all soothing, beautiful and clutter-free, but they also provide intellectual stimulation — not an easy task for even the most seasoned designer or DIY-er. Here's a...
If This Shoe Were a Room ...
Christian Louboutin, shoe designer of the stars, celebrates his company's 20th anniversary with the launch of a capsule collection at the end of the month. Before you take a look at the shoe-inspired spaces below, here are a few Houzz-related...