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495 Ideabooks by Laura Gaskill
How to Bring Beige Walls to Life
There’s no doubt beige walls are classic; but they do have a bit of a reputation for being boring. These seven color pairing ideas should help keep your beige space as energized and full of personality as you are. Related: Houzz...
Simple Pleasures: Scent and Memory
Does baby soap fragrance make you bubbly, or a whiff of the ocean float your boat? Tap into sensory pleasures to stir up delicious feelings
Thinking back to my childhood home, I remember the smells most vividly: the jasmine growing by the mailbox; the honeysuckle vines climbing the back fence; the clean, simple scent of baby bubble bath; even the subtle background scent of polished wood floors....
10 Ways to Round Up Some Texas Style
Get a Lone Star State feel minus the clichés with cool art, hipster vinyl and pieces with history to balance the look
The food, the art, the music scene, the wild and lonesome landscape — from Austin to Marfa, Houston to Dallas, Texas has it going on. Beyond the big ranches and McMansions is a whole world of fresh, independent design, and, of course, creative homeowners...
Get to Know Louis-Style Chairs
If you find remembering the differences in chair styles from 3 kings’ reigns to be a royal pain, these cheat sheets can help
Louis-style chairs originated during the reigns of French kings Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI, and they have remained design classics ever since. You’ve surely spotted these gorgeous chairs all over Houzz and in your favorite design mags — but...
How to Get Midcentury Modern Style Today
Use the building blocks of midcentury modern design to create a new version for your own life and style
Midcentury modern style has only continued to gain fans in recent years, and the trend shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. If you are drawn to midcentury...
How to Design and Lay Out a Small Living Room
All small spaces present design challenges, but as the living room is where you probably spend the most time (and certainly the one guests experience the most of), designing a small one can be especially tricky. How do you strike a balance between making...
10 Tips for a More Peaceful Home
Turn your everyday living space into a serene retreat by clearing visual distractions, softening your lighting and more
Maintaining a Zen-like space is about much more than style. It’s about cultivating a peaceful place where each object has a reason for being present, whether for its beauty, utility or both. Here are 10 ways to bring a peaceful, balanced feeling to...
Glam Home Offices for Go-Getters
If you work from home, having an inspiring home office to call your own is something you may wish for — but have you ever considered that it may help your career, too? Whether or not you have client meetings at home, a workspace that is not only functional...