Houzz is the new way to design your home.
60 Ideabooks by Sarah Greenman
A Magical Tree House Lights Up for Christmas
An incredible tree house takes things up a notch for the holidays. Take a tour, meet the architect, the kids, and see how it came to be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwwVolkrLas “When I was 14 years old, I wrote myself a letter, which I still have,” says Jeri Wakefield. “It reads, ‘No matter what happens in my life, I pledge to be the best grandmother I can be, so when I...
My Houzz: Sleek and Chic in the Lone Star State
Cosmopolitan flair springs up in the Texas countryside, courtesy of a jewelry designer and her husband
Sarah Wilson had been a city girl for most of her adult life, squeezing into small apartments in Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Dallas. Then she and her husband, Ben, found an 8-acre stretch of land in Waxahachie, Texas, and the creative wheels started turning....
A Greenhouse Rises From Texas Tornado Wreckage
Barn damage became a blessing in disguise for a thrifty, creative couple with a hankering for more greenery
Carolyn Pace says she’d rather be up to her elbows in dirt than cooking in the kitchen. So when a small tornado demolished her backyard pole barn, the Centerville, Texas, resident worked with her husband, Gary, to transform the damaged structure...
My Houzz: Beachy Bliss in a Dallas Rambler
Beth Gillespie spent her childhood visiting family on Florida's breathtaking Emerald Coast. Inspired by the clear water, the brilliant aqua hues, the white sand and the feeling of calm, she now infuses her home decor with these same fundamental elements....
My Houzz: Elegant Updates for a 1928 Bungalow
Realtor Chris Berry specializes in selling homes in conservation districts and historic neighborhoods, and has always been drawn to the architecture of older houses because of their character. "There is something about these old homes that feels...
My Houzz: Upcycled Boho Style in an Austin Townhouse
Colorful textiles, rich hues and DIY upholstery give this Texas rental house a sophisticated, creative sensibility
Rachel Anderson is a big fan of upcycling. The blogger and jewelry maker gets creative with less in her family's Austin, Texas, townhouse rental, which she shares with her husband, Scott, and their toddler, Ruby. In fact, her online shop, aptly...
My Houzz: Color and Heirlooms Combine in a Welcoming Bungalow
Inherited furniture mixes with bright hues in a 1921 Dallas home that embraces the neighborhood and modern life
Priscilla Rieves started giving her husband, Mark, decorating advice before they were even dating. When he bought his 1921 bungalow in Dallas' Vickery Place, a historical neighborhood, he'd ask coworkers for decorating ideas. "Priscilla worked in...
My Houzz: Two Decades Hone a Ju-Nel Home to Perfection
Rick Hibbs believes that great homes are not about shelter or storage, but about creating opportunities for great experiences. Guided by this sentiment, Rick, an architect, and his wife, Susan, patiently spent two decades renovating their...
My Houzz: A Serial Thrifter's Comfortably Bohemian Bungalow
Repurposed pieces, budget-friendly decor and midcentury hand-me-downs give this 1940s house laid-back appeal
Blogger and serial thrifter Hilary Walker believes in the power of working with what you've got. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Fort Worth, Texas, rental she shares with husband David, a music teacher. The Walkers filled the 1940s house with...
My Houzz: Creative DIY Personalizes a 2-Bedroom Bungalow
Stenciling, custom finishes and furniture, and Scottish-inspired style give a 1920s home personality and warmth
Selena Urquhart's design philosophy is simple: "Start with comfortable, practical pieces and then add funky bits you love," she says. She applied this approach with her husband, Alun, when they rehabilitated a 1920s bungalow in the Vickery...
My Houzz: A Texas Home Goes Big for the Kids
Greg and Holly Homer had a vision for their family home. "Since we both work from home and homeschool our three children part time, we needed a house that would allow for play, work, friends, family and meet...
Creative Spaces: Once a Garage, Now an Art Studio and Office
See how an artist and mom on a $300 budget created a bohemian-inspired mulitpurpose studio in a weekend
Every design choice in my house is dictated by budget. I'm a work-at-home freelance artist raising two children, and every room has come together using finds from thrift stores, Craigslist and even bulk trash. I frequently work...
My Houzz: Impulsiveness Works for Work-at-Home Texans
Handmade furniture, impulse buys and hand-me-downs mix beautifully in the home of two wedding photographers
Rocky and Sara Garza are fairly impulsive people. They moved four times in the past three years in pursuit of the perfect rental. Then, after looking online for a home to actually buy, they bought the first...
My Houzz: Elegant Updates for a Traditional Dallas House
Ross and Megan Brown's World War II-era home in South Dallas possessed great bones and a graceful vibe, but the 1950s-style kitchen and baths were in need of some design love. "It wasn't the cool retro '50s; it was an ugly, dated '50s," says Megan,...
My Houzz: An 1874 Cabin Completes a Rustic Oregon Home
It took 10 years and a hand-hewn log cabin to build this labor of love. See the results of one couple's patience and vision
Pat Barrett and his wife, Patti Walker, were hunting for reclaimed wood for their dream home in Oregon when they got a call from a contractor friend. It led them to a small demolition site where a team of local students was removing plaster from an old...