DESIGN YOUR HOME
114 Ideabooks by Rachel Grace
Guest Picks: Bright New Style for a Craftsman Living Room
How to highlight the architecture in a 1920s bungalow? Try midcentury furniture and colorful accessories
When my husband and I bought our 1920s bungalow, it was in need of TLC. As an interior designer–carpenter couple, we saw the potential and history it possessed and chose to restore it to its Craftsman...
Bathroom Floor Tile: Glass Mosaic for a Luxurious Look
It's gorgeous. It's expensive. It's slippery when wet. Learn the pros, cons and costs of glass mosaic tile here
Glass mosaic tile flooring can certainly add beauty to a bathroom, but it’s still a hotly debated material choice for flooring. No one can deny how great it looks, but some people question its durability and safety in a wet environment. Here you’ll...
Will Cork Float for Your Bathroom Floor?
Get the facts on advantages, disadvantages, costs and installation to see if a cork bathroom floor is right for you
There are a lot of factors to consider when picking out a material for the bathroom floor: price, aesthetic, installation, maintenance, sustainability and more. Cork is an especially hotly debated material choice for bathrooms. Although it's often...
Guest Picks: Eye-of-the-Tiger Decor
Home decor and fashion trends often collide. When the fall fashion catalogs starting flooding my mailbox, I took note of the many clothing articles featuring tigers and orange and black motifs. From there I hit the web to discover that home decor designers...
Guest Picks: 20 Earth-Friendly Accessories for Baby
Get your nursery in top ecofriendly form with essentials and extras that have organic cred or a low carbon footprint
With my first baby due soon, I've made a conscience effort to purchase and register for organic and sustainable baby items. Not only are they safer for baby, but if I can make an impact on my child's future Earth, I might as well get a head start. And...
Guest Picks: A Bicycle Built for Summer
Feel the wind in your hair without leaving your house with bike-adorned accessories that get your decorating wheels turning
Bicycle accessories scream summer, so why not look to this leisurely mode of transportation for decorating inspiration this season? These 18 top-notch bicycle-themed products are guaranteed to be happy additions to your summery abode. — Rachel...
Step Out Stylishly With Midcentury Tapered Furniture Legs
If you're looking for elegance and a classic shape, make a date with midcentury-style tapered legs from petite to lengthy
My home is a classic 1920s Craftsman, but my favorite furniture style hails from the mid-20th century. Midcentury modern furniture balances aesthetics and utility in a simple way that works perfectly in my house, and the midcentury wooden...
Slim Down and Shape Up With Hairpin Furniture Legs
Get your furniture up and running in midcentury style with thin U-shape legs you can find vintage or new
Most midcentury aficionados love the look of a hairpin leg, but not everyone knows about its history. Originally designed in the early 1940s, hairpin legs gained popularity due to the small amount of steel they required — a true wartime invention. Today's...
Kitchen Sinks: Easy-Clean, Surprisingly Affordable Ceramic
You get a lot for the price with ceramic sinks, and they're available everywhere. See the pros and cons here
It's easy to see why ceramic sinks shine in kitchens. Their high-end appearance, dazzling finish and easy maintenance make the price tag surprising. Plus, they're incredibly accessible — since ceramic sinks are available virtually wherever...
Guest Picks: 20 Fab Outdoor Kids' Toys and Furnishings
Keep kids engaged and comfortable this summer with games, accessories and furniture designed just for them
All parents wish for their children to play safely and comfortably outdoors come springtime. Houzz parents wish the same for their children — but with unique and stylish items to aid in playtime. I've compiled 20 top-notch outdoor toys designed for...
Kitchen Sinks: Antibacterial Copper Gives Kitchens a Gleam
If you want a classic sink material that rejects bacteria, babies your dishes and develops a patina, copper is for you
Copper has a long history in the kitchen; it has been used as a material for kitchen sinks and cookware for centuries. As a result, its advantages and disadvantage are well established and agreed upon. This beautiful metal makes an instant statement when...
Roofing Materials: Slate Makes for Fireproof Roofs That Last
After a long, cold winter and a wet spring, you may have found that it's time to put a new roof on your home. Chances are that once you take the time to do this, you'll never want to do it again. Choosing a very durable material, like slate, can mean...
Guest Picks: Get With Grassy Accents for the Home
Green it up in every room with grass-inspired prints, materials, accessories and even a charging station
April is in full swing, and I'm finally seeing green again! The grass is growing and the birds are chirping, and signs of my favorite season are showing. Fill your home, indoors and out, with grassy accessories to welcome the warmth and growth of the...
Kitchen Sinks: Soapstone for Germ-Free Beauty and Durability
Take a tip from history and consider the natural beauty of soapstone for your new kitchen sink. This heavy-duty material has been used for centuries, and for good reason. Its soft feel works great in kitchens, but its dense nature means it stays...
Kitchen Sinks: Granite Composite Offers Superior Durability
It beats out quartz composite for strength and scratch resistance. Could this kitchen sink material be right for you?
Looking for a new kitchen sink? Consider granite composite. This compact-construction material brings cutting-edge style to a kitchen — and thanks to the high density of granite particles, it offers superior resistance to scratches, chips and...