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360 Ideabooks by Laura Gaskill
Simple Pleasures: A Room of Your Own
A room of one’s own … who doesn’t want that? A private space where you can make every creative decision, where you can spend your time exactly how you want to, with no interruptions (such as small people tugging on your pant leg). A pipe...
Guest Picks: Snowy, Starry Winter Decor
Let winter's magic reach every room with accessories, furnishings and fixtures done up in nighttime blue and snowdrift white
I’m trying to embrace winter this year, which is no easy task for a native Californian, to be sure. But because this is my fifth winter in New England, I’d say it’s about time to roll with it. The interior I’m envisioning is magical and...
9 Creative Window Designs for All Kinds of Spaces
Sure, you can always go with classic single- or double-hung windows, but what if you want something more creative? From pivoting, French and accordion-style windows to the truly different (tree trunks, garage doors), these nine window designs from around...
11 Ways to Get the Organic Modern Look for Less
Take advantage of nature, budget-friendly sources and almost-free artwork to create a look that's warm and sleek
Organic modern style blends the clean lines of modern design with the warmth and ease of natural objects and materials. A little sleek, a little rustic, this popular style mash-up is easy to live with and seems to appeal to both men and women in equal...
8 Reasons to Nix Your Fireplace (Yes, for Real)
Dare you consider trading that 'coveted' design feature for something you'll actually use? This logic can help
Do you use it? Do you love it? Does it even work? If you’ve been secretly wishing you could say goodbye to your fireplace, but thought that wasn’t even an option (what about resale value?), maybe, just maybe, it’s time to reconsider.
Modern Manners for Conflict-Free Family Visits
Avoid thermostat wars, pet peeves and the great shower squeeze with these tips for having family as houseguests
Where are you supposed to have Grandma sleep when you don’t have a guest room? Who controls the thermostat? Who gets the first shower? And do you have to let your brother bring his dog? Having family come to stay can be both easier (you know what to...
10 Beautiful, Decorative Gifts to Make on the Cheap
Save money while spreading the love with these personal DIY projects (pssst ... you can even keep them for yourself)
Creating something yourself can cost less than buying new, but it doesn’t always work out that way. When you have to buy tons of specialty crafting tools and materials to complete a project, the cost (and the time it takes you to make it) can...
10 Ways to Do More With a Customized Workspace
Use a small space efficiently or get every last feature you desire. Custom desks and shelves make any home office work smarter
Why settle for a regular desk when your workspace can offer so much more beauty, space efficiency and flexibility? A custom or semicustom piece can suit your space and your style to a T — and may not even be in the home...
10 Feel-Better Things to Do on a Sick Day at Home
It’s that time of the year … and no, I don’t mean the holidays. Seasonal colds are making their rounds, and more likely than not, you’ll have a day or two this season when you must call a time-out. Sick days aren’t exactly fun by anyone’s...
14 Ways to Get More Bedroom Storage
Quit wading through that clothing swamp. These bedroom storage solutions will put you back in serenity territory
Once-worn clothes piled up on the chair, stacks of unread magazines teetering beside the bed, clothes spilling out of overstuffed drawers … sound at all familiar? If so, you are in good company. Finding a place to put everything in the bedroom is not...
10 Elements of a Dream Master Bath
A heavenly bathroom could be just a few features away. Would any of these be must-haves for your renovation?
Dreaming of revamping your master bath? From dual showers and soaking tubs to saunas, live-edge wood and built-in storage, more options abound than ever before. See if any of these 10 features make the wish list for your ultimate master bath.
10 Bold Ideas for Modern House Numbers
Call them creative, quirky or bold. When guests drop in, they'll simply call these address numbers stunning
Plain house numbers not cutting it? There’s no reason to settle when there are so many inventive options out there. From unique techniques and materials (like lit-from-within neon, laser-cut steel and customized concrete) to clever placement...
8 Things Interior Designers Want You to Know
Get the scoop on certifications, project scope, working from afar and more, from 2 Best of Houzz designers
Have you been dreaming of hiring an interior designer? Wondering if hiring a designer is right for you, or just want to know more about what the process is really like? We asked two Best of Houzz interior designers, Kate O’Hara of Martha...
10 Things Architects Want You to Know About What They Do
Learn about costs, considerations and surprising things architects do — plus the quick route to pinning down their style
We spoke with two Best of Houzz architects, Nils Finne of Finne Architects and Matthew Coates of Coates...
9 Ways to Style That Credenza
A smart storage option for the living room, media center or dining room, a credenza also provides the perfect opportunity to show off your sense of style with artful accessories. And when you have company coming, a polished display can make your home...