Annie Thornton


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San Francisco, CA  
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Houzz Editorial Staff 
My favorite style:
Thoughtful design 
My next house project:
Learning how to furnish on a budget 
Annie Thornton published an ideabook

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
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wuff
My painted metal furniture is showing rust through the paint, I sanded and applied a rust guard primer before top coat, I am not sure what I have done wrong, it was a lot of work, I even used a rust solution on some pieces, any suggestions??
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Hammer & Hand
These are great outdoor living areas! We really like this "outdoor living room" designed by Shapiro Didway Landscape Architecture for one our past projects.
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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
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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.
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Great Design Plant: Texas Ranger Explodes With Color

If purple is your passion, embrace this shrub for its profusion of blooms and consider the unfussiness a bonus Full Story
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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.
last Tuesday at 2:24pm     
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Annie Thornton is following Leslie Landis and Marianne Lipanovich
July 14, 2014
Annie Thornton published an ideabook

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
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Gail Klaver
Plants
July 14, 2014 at 8:42pm     
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minperkins
Spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites) is considered a noxious weed in Colorado, which requires it to be eradicated and prevented from propagating. It can cause severe skin and eye irritation and is toxic if ingested. I don't know if other states have actually legislated against it, but it sounds like something to stay away from.
last Friday at 11:42am   
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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
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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.
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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??
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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
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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.
last Saturday at 11:23am   
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Carlita B • Christian
I love this! Makes want to move to California...
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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
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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!
last Saturday 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.
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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
Annie Thornton published an ideabook

10 Great Ways to Unplug and Tune In to Nature

Whether you pledge to camp out or just promise yourself a stroll, these ideas will help you heed the call of the outdoors Full Story
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onthecoast1
My eldest daughter's birthday is in mid-May and she had a few slumber parties outside in a big camping tent. They roasted marshmallows over the fire bowl and got sick on Smores. My middle child's birthday is in August so she always had pool parties. My son's was in early March when it's still on the cool side, so we ate inside, but did have a few games setup in the yard, like a bow and arrow with a target and a pinata, and we did a scavenger hunt one year. We had a large 8' long wood picnic table that was well used when the kids were younger. Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers aren't expensive to feed a crowd so we served them at every party. Fun times. :-) For summer activities with kids, you can't go wrong with a fire bowl, picnic table, trampoline, and pool -- none broke the bank and they used them more than anything else we had, even the dirtbikes and 4-wheeler.
June 30, 2014 at 12:30pm   
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Dar Eckert
I like the bocce ball court, we just do it on the lawn but grass & lumps make the action unpredictable.
July 1, 2014 at 12:53pm     
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Annie Thornton is following Auhaus Architecture
June 26, 2014
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midmodfan
Definitely no. I think it's suffocating.
July 1, 2014 at 5:33am   
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js72455
I love the way they look from the outside, but I need more color in my home than wood alone can give.
July 2, 2014 at 3:28pm   
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Annie Thornton is following Eleven and Ann L. Pryor
June 25, 2014
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Meet a Front Yard Designed for Gathering

Hanging out with neighbors comes naturally in front of a Southern California home, thanks to comfortable zones and beautiful plantings Full Story
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Annie Thornton
Hi all,

There is a hot tub in the garden's backyard that did not make it onto the garden's plan. You can see the hot tub and cover in the background of the photo above the Echeveria planting and brick paving. On the plan, this would be on the other side of the new vertical planter wall, next to the existing apricot tree.

In the first photo you can see that the ocean is to the left of the house, not directly in front. The new trellis promotes privacy from the street while still maintaining a spectacular ocean view to the west.
June 25, 2014 at 9:21am     
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denyse0304
Stunning!!
June 26, 2014 at 9:10am   
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Hilda Robinson
Great!!
July 2, 2014 at 11:43am   
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Annie Thornton is following NATALIE SERDIUK
June 23, 2014
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Multipurpose Wonders: Vintage Crates

Hold everything — these accessible storage containers are full of texture, patina and vintage character, and you can get them for a song Full Story
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Sara Lombard
Fill those crates with unique pieces.
I love this style of mixing old with new!
Take a look at some of my amazing finds!! https://www.etsy.com/shop/LillyQueenVintage
March 24, 2013 at 7:49am     
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Apartment 46 for the Home
I recently did a playroom and added them to the walls to hold art supplies. Craigslist is also a really great source.
June 23, 2014 at 9:19pm     
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