37 Ideabooks by Sheila Schmitz

Yes, You Can Enjoy Your Yard in December! Here's How
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In mild climates, there's still time to plant a festive camellia in a pot near the front door and put in bulbs for a big spring show. In colder areas, it's time to gather boughs from the yard for fresh arrangements inside and out. In the Southwest, luminarias...
Houzz Call: Send in the Design Cats
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The dog people have had their day. Cat lovers, it's your turn. We want to see your best photo of your cats at home, in your garden and in your workspace. We all know that...
50 Dog Photos Worth a Wag
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We asked for your best photos of your dogs in design, and the images are still galloping in like unleashed corgis. As of this writing, you've shared more than 640 great...
Houzz Call: Send in the Dogs
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Anyone who has a dog for very long knows they offer daily reminders about loyalty, patience and love, and can lift our mood with a look and a wag. Designers, contractors, architects and DIYers: We'd love to see how your dogs make your house...
12 Great Kitchen Styles — Which One's for You?
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Style is easier to recognize with your eyes than with words: You know it when you see it, and the photo that inspires you most can often surprise you. Think you know your kitchen style? Check out these guides to a dozen favorite kitchen design themes,...
Merry Christmas From Homes on Houzz
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The holiday is here, and you've done whatever decorating you were going to do. Now's the time to sit back and enjoy the day. Join us in the passenger seat on a virtual holiday drive through the extended Houzz neighborhood.
7 Quick and Easy Indoor Halloween Decorating Ideas
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Even with just a few days till October 31, it's not too late to decorate. Pumpkins from the grocery store, leaves from the backyard and a few things around the house can transform a table or mantel into Halloween central.
Mercifully Minimal Halloween Decor
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If you've been holding back on that trip to the pumpkin patch, take heart from these porches and front yards. They show that one pumpkin from the grocery store — two if you're feeling frisky — is all that's needed to sit pretty through November.
Your Easiest Fall Decorating Ever
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Fill a basket with a range of pumpkins and gourds from the market or pumpkin patch, and you'll have everything you need to welcome fall holidays with style. Then, when Thanksgiving rolls around, you can turn your decorations into pumpkin breads, squash...
Architects, Show Us: What's on Your Desk Right Now?
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Architects' drafting tables have many similar features, but each working desktop is as unique as the person hunched over it. We know, many of you prefer to stay behind the scenes and sketch in peace, but we'd love a glimpse of where your work turns wood...
Houzz Survey: Livability Trumps Home Value
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Even as new and existing home sales and prices climb, homeowners are prioritizing aesthetics before profit, according to the February 2012 Houzz & Home Survey conducted among users of the Houzz app and website. Results are based on 29,127 respondents...
Designer Sketch: Josh McCullar
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Meet Josh McCullar, 34, a Richmond designer for SMBW Architects currently working on a modern house on a 21-acre woodland hillside overlooking a lake in Goochland...
Great Grill Setups Take the Party Outside
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A great place to grill turns summer cooking from indoor chore into prime party entertainment. And few foods are as memorable as fresh vegetables and meats kissed by fire. If you're thinking about boosting the joy factor in your summer cooking arrangement,...
Magical Garden Paths
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You work hard on your garden — planning, planting, weeding, composting, trimming... Now enjoy that well-earned yard even more with a great path through its best features. Whether your place is rustic, modern, shady, sunny, wild or groomed, you'll find...
What's in Your Garden?
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You've done your tilling, weeding and planting. Now's the time to soak up the beauty. Did you walk out into your garden today to be surprised by something gorgeous or tasty in your flower bed, rock garden or vegetable patch? We'd love to see it.
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