Annie Thornton


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San Francisco, CA  
About me:
Houzz Editorial Staff 
My favorite style:
Thoughtful design 
My next house project:
Learning how to furnish on a budget 
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5 Prairie Wildflowers That Can Heal Your Soil

Get free, organic soil fertilizer with nitrogen-pumping plants that draw pollinators too Full Story
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Hugh Janus
I've been eyeing the purple prairie clover online at High Country Gardens for a couple of years . . . you may have just kicked me over the buying edge!
last Friday at 10:16am     
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Lawn Gives Way to a More Natural Lakeside Garden

Meadow grasses, beach pebbles and driftwood replace turfgrass in a nature-friendly landscape on Lake Washington’s shore Full Story
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Bonnie Monte
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I checked with Paul Broadhurst. He said nine months.
Bonnie
last Tuesday at 8:05am     
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Houzz Tour: Personal and Plaid

When it comes to interior design, Scot Meacham Wood wears his heart on his tartan sash Full Story
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Annie Thornton
This ideabook gives me the guts to paint my ceiling red!
last Tuesday at 10:29am     
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loniluna
I would like to point out the multiple pieces of art on the walls. So many Houzz articles talk about hanging pictures at eye level. Not so, Houzz!
22 hours ago     
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VSP Interiors
What an amazing apartment! Love! The headboard is wonderful. Thanks for this great article on this very talented designer!
20 hours ago     
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20 Outdoor Rooms With Entertaining Flair

Some have fire features and grills; others, just a table and chairs. But all of these open-air rooms show guests a good time Full Story
     Comment   July 21, 2014
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redpoint
Thank you Houzz for showing some ideas that do not have to cost a fortune! My favorite photos are always the ones that are the least upscale. (That being said--I did save the stone-and-fire pic to my dream folder.)
last Saturday at 7:26am   
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California Fence Company
Great ideas, I loved it very much. Those who would get the opportunity to live in such picturesque settings would be very lucky. The outdoor space with the wood fences is a place where you can spend your day and forget all your worries- a peaceful retreat away from all the stress.
last Saturday at 9:19am   
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Modern Planting Ideas From a Historic English Garden

Low-maintenance, climate-fitting plants are just the beginning of the good things in this bishop’s updated garden Full Story
     Comment   July 20, 2014
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ptreckel
I am putting this garden on my list to visit the next time I am in the UK! For those who love English gardens and historic restoration projects, check out: "Gertrude Jekyll's Lost Garden: The Restoration of an Edwardian Masterpiece" by Rosamund Wallinger. It is a wonderful book! My favorite gardening book. Well written, fantastic photos, and funny, too! Truly inspirational.
July 20, 2014 at 10:03am     
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Great Design Plant: Texas Ranger Explodes With Color

If purple is your passion, embrace Leucophyllum frutescens for its profusion of blooms and consider the unfussiness a bonus Full Story
     Comment   July 18, 2014
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Falon Land Studio LLC
I saw this beautiful plant in Dallas recently and the blooms are one of my most favorite colors. See the evidence in my photo below- almost a perfect match ;-) Seriously, the bloom color is out of this world!
July 18, 2014 at 12:37pm     
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4 Homes With Major Storage That Looks Great

Wish you had more room for your stuff? Get ideas from these inspiring built-in storage designs Full Story
     Comment   July 18, 2014
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Maria Malocha
Love it.
July 14, 2014 at 7:05pm     
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goodewyfe
Brilliant use of space in the Brooklyn apartment. Many people in NY have to rent storage space because they have no room for their winter stuff in summer/summer stuff in winter. And, of course, luggage.
July 14, 2014 at 8:34pm     
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Annie Thornton is following Landscape Architecture Magazine and Bill Marken
July 16, 2014
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The Simple Secret to Gardening Success

Learn the kinds of soil and a DIY type test to make sure you’re putting the right plant in the right place Full Story
     Comment   July 15, 2014
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skagitnana
Kudos from a retired agronomist. This is a great presentation for homeowners, should be required reading for first time gardeners. I'd like to see you do one on drainage, too.
July 15, 2014 at 2:24pm     
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July 15, 2014
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July 14, 2014
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Get a Cool Garden Look With Gray and Blue Plants

Looking for plants that calm with color in the heat of summer? Look no further than these 14 soothing beauties Full Story
     Comment   July 11, 2014
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timorton
These are the most delicate of the cactus type plants, just wondering what they will tolerate for cool temps
on Sunday at 8:23pm   
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Chris Hughes
Blue Fescue or Elijah Blue grass looks great when first planted but keep in mind they don't live long. Yes you can propagate them, but I planted a bunch of them in my modern garden not even 2 years ago and most have turned an ugly yellow and appear dead now.
13 hours ago   
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Grow a Garden of Succulents for Easy Beauty

Low-water plants in a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes? Sign us up — and check out our faves here Full Story
     Comment   July 10, 2014
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Annie Thornton
HI ccclaxton, Thank you for all the additional information about Euphorbia tirucalli. As you point out, botanical names are very important for identifying plants accurately.

It would be interesting to hear how climate and location affect this plant's coloration. All of the resources I consulted confirm the coloring sequence mentioned in this article. The photo used here showing the plant's red tips was taken in late winter.
July 10, 2014 at 12:51pm   
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TRU Landscape Services
Great ideas for using succulents. They're great for our environment here in Orange County. Here's a vertical succulent wall the homeowners put up on one of our latest projects. They are assorted varieties, but the customers also had pots of jade throughout the yard.
July 18, 2014 at 2:02pm     
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Kathy Dunn
I would love to have a succulent wall planter on the side of my garage, but have some concerns about dampness between the planter and wall that might cause mildew or even deterioration of the wall surface. What is your experience with this??
July 18, 2014 at 7:56pm   
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Houzz Tour: Thrifty TLC Transforms a Beach Bungalow

A California architect finds ‘the perfect mix of potential and a dump,’ and gets right to work Full Story
     Comment   July 9, 2014
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Annie Thornton
Hi robin6055. The trapdoor leads to a smaller underground storage space, typically called a "California basement".
July 9, 2014 at 3:23pm     
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A. S. K.
Really great remodel... Love how the space spills outside. We have dreams of a similar remodel for our small California ranch. Thanks for sharing.
July 19, 2014 at 11:23am   
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Carlita B • Christian
I love this! Makes want to move to California...
July 21, 2014 at 6:47am   
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July 3, 2014
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My Houzz: A 1900s Edwardian Gets an Eclectic Refresh

Thanks to a 7-year renovation and a quirky mix of art and furniture, a Toronto home gets its groove back Full Story
     Comment   July 3, 2014
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Annie Thornton
I love this house. The back deck and built-in bench are perfect.
July 3, 2014 at 9:02am     
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tarasocorro
Fabulous home! Beautiful mix of old and new. Wow!
July 19, 2014 at 5:43am   
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springbabe21
Love the remodel top to bottom! I am looking at beginning a kitchen redo down to the bare bones. What cabinets did you use please? They are wonderful.
July 20, 2014 at 6:14am   
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Annie Thornton is following Jason Lees Design
July 2, 2014
Annie Thornton is following Debbie Ballentine, Bonnie Monte, EPT DESIGN, In Situ Architecture and Claudia Pelizzari Interior Design
July 1, 2014
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