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Better Your Bed (and Body) With Bolsters and Neck Rolls

Get physical support and decorative elements for your bed in one fell swoop with long, tubular pillows artfully arranged Full Story
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Keates Nelson
Bolsters are too big, but I often use a little travel pillow instead of a regular pillow. Tucked under my neck, it's just enough support and cushioning, especially in summer when I like to have less cloth and bulk around my face. And it's small enough to put aside when I don't use it.
July 4, 2014 at 9:26pm   
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cm2121
I like the historical concepts photo with one pillow, a neck roll. Just hate being a guest at someones house and having to figure out a place to put all the throw pillows so I can actually sleep in the bed. It has always seemed "unwelcoming" to me.
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3 Steps to Creating Quick, Easy and Colorful Succulent Containers

Take a bright container, add a colorful succulent or two and have a professional, summery design in minutes Full Story
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yogapaws
... love the brake rotor planter and the stone/statue addition.
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Next step Dana: Set up a rainwater harvesting system for edible garden, plants, cooking and so forth. Make your structure shield you from the cold. Take it to the point where you reduce power bills. www.clementedesignisgreen.com Trees? save them. They sequester emissions. oxygenate the air. Feel the difference?
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Outdoor Style: Creative Ways With Classic Concrete

Have you cast concrete aside as being too dull or crack-prone? Learn about new design options along with the basics of using it outside Full Story
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alibonelli
Concrete 'furniture' is great for those of us who live in high wind areas!
July 6, 2014 at 1:34pm   
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mamma6681
like the moss between the concrete-want something you can mow over
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Find the Right Glass Door for Your Patio

It’s more than just a patio door — it’s an architectural design element. Here’s help for finding the right one for your home and lifestyle Full Story
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arrbe
Funny story about a house we bought before construction. The model home had beautiful french doors and we asked for the same style in our house. No problem since we were the first home in the development. We took pictures as the foundation, walls roof, etc were finished. Just after the French doors were installed in our house, we stopped by the model home which now offered only siding doors as the exit to the patio. After asking about the change, we were told that the French doors would have to be an upgrade for new home buyers because they were too costly so they had put the French doors from the model into our house. Unbelievable, how the developer hoodwinked so many. They didn't last long.
July 6, 2014 at 7:52pm   
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Houzz Tour: A Georgia Foreclosure Gets a Major Overhaul

Gutting and redesigning turn a mishmash 1925 home into a unified haven with better flow Full Story
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snug1gles
Does anyone know what they paid and what the cost of the reno was?
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smtadra
Beautiful home! Love every room! Coloring, layout, finishes all perfect! Light fixture in office is gorgeous, source?
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Kitchen of the Week: Chinoiserie Chic in New England

Sumptuous hand-painted wallpaper stands out in a Massachusetts eat-in kitchen, thanks to light and bright supporting players Full Story
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bgildar
Cabinetry. Like the cabinets above the stove top
July 4, 2014 at 7:22am   
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Chairs are from Hickory Chair and the wall color is Benjamin Moore Classic Grey. Table base is vintage. Glass top is from Crate and Barrel circa college days.. soon to be replaced! Thanks for all the kind words!
July 5, 2014 at 5:42am   
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28 Great Homes Smaller Than 1,000 Square Feet

See how the right layout, furniture and mind-set can lead to comfortable living in any size of home Full Story
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Anne Pratt
I love my 665 sq. ft. house! Lower heating costs, less cleaning time, sunny and pleasant. My only hardships are entertaining (you have to be creative - my biggest party was an open house, with guests coming and going from 1 - 6 pm) and at times, work-at-home clutter. I'm in my early 60s and my friends with bigger homes express nothing but envy. This is a house I can stay in; it would be unaffordable and impractical in a larger (especially multi-story) home.
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@Sharon Miller: I grew up in a house that was barely 1100 square feet that had 3 modest bedrooms, 1 bath, an eat-in kitchen, dining room, living room, and a basement with a workshop, canning and freezer space, and laundry area with a shower. It startles people today when I tell them that our parents raised 6 kids there. Yep, 8 people in that house before the older ones started heading off to college. It can be done...and happily.
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How to Grow 10 Favorite Fruit Trees at Home

Taste test this summer, then plant a mini orchard in fall or winter to enjoy fresh-off-the-tree fruit next year Full Story
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onevoice
Sarah Anspaugh, you just might've come across the clue for keeping robins away from ruining an entire crop of cherries - plant Serviceberry adjacent to them.
As your experience indicates, they appear to prefer them.
Sorry I can't help you out with any info on Paw Paw - but there's plenty online.
July 1, 2014 at 9:01am     
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tesshiva
My husbands old Golden Retriever adored the rotten pears off the ground under their tree. I can remember watching him chomp the mushy fruit, absolutely grinning while angry yellow jackets buzzed all around his head. That dog must have had the worst gas, later in the day!!
July 6, 2014 at 9:41am   
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Design Workshop: The ‘Disappearing’ Guardrail

Putting the focus on the view instead of the rail on a porch or balcony is sometimes clearly the best option Full Story
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redryder60
Maybe it's just me but I need a rail where I don't feel I'm gonna fall off! I like the idea of these transparent ones but too many are too scary!
July 2, 2014 at 12:36pm   
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Great article!
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How to Choose a Front Door Color

If choosing a door paint isn't an open-and-shut case for you, here's help Full Story
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the_misfit
@Shea Joy - I think turquoise sounds lovely with peach (painted?) brick, but to match the brick correctly (and be as bright as you'd like but not too bright), you may need to go through a lot of paint samples. It's definitely worth it, though! Make sure you love the color before you paint the whole door. Have fun testing!
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mkprizwan
Tina Andropoulos -did you also paint the door red ? I have a blk wrought iron screen door and never thought to paint it!
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My Houzz: Traditional Meets Casual in a 1920s Florida Home

Nothing is too precious in this upgraded St. Petersburg home, except maybe the imaginative projects of the kids Full Story
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dowlingk
No, I can't and just tried to look, but look up wool saddle blanket and you will find some really beautiful ones. You'll need a rug pad, but it will be very inexpensive for a rug.
June 30, 2014 at 2:44pm   
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chatchka
I live right up the street from this lovely home! How wonderful to see a home from our neighborhood featured on Houzz. Congrats!
July 1, 2014 at 5:34pm     
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16 Ways to Get More From Your Small Backyard

Make a tight or awkward yard a real destination with these design tricks from the pros Full Story
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perezgroup
Very nice!
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I too have a small backyard and I think I can use some of the tips mentioned in the ideabook. But I think you have made use of too much of hardscaping which needs much time and efforts. Anyways the ideas were great. I would love to incorporate at mine.
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Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

Get details and costs on top counter materials to help you narrow down the choices for your kitchen Full Story
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greaterishe
Why wasn't corian counter tops a popular choice? I love my corian counter top and it's easy to maintain.
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Mary Lou Spear
Corian will scorch, I believe and it is not a natural substance. There is nothing more beautiful and durable than granite in IMHO.
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Artistic Planting Ideas From a Brazilian Superstar

His abstract designs and native plantings changed the face of landscape architecture. Could Roberto Burle Marx’s style enhance your garden? Full Story
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ggarrone64
Excellent Burle Marx. Gabriela from Uruguay.
June 29, 2014 at 4:27pm   
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Great article. Any time I am stumped on a design I look to Burle Marx for some inspiration. Never fails! I still have to make it to Brazil to enjoy them in person.
July 1, 2014 at 4:13am   
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Key Measurements for the Perfect Garage

Get the dimensions that will let you fit one or more cars in your garage, plus storage, mechanical and whatever else you need Full Story
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suzare17
Grandeur de garage
June 29, 2014 at 6:04am   
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Undoubtedly so!

But, like houses, one person's dream may hold no appeal to the next person who comes along.

I've built wine cellars the size of bedrooms with elaborate cabinetry and chilling systems for wine enthusiasts, $100k kitchens for cooking nuts, $300k backyard makeovers for folks who like to entertain outdoors. These individuals considered these features to be "critical" to their enjoyment of the home.

To most of the people who would be interested in an elaborate garage, features like those above might be considered "ok" if they were already in place when they bought the house, but certainly not warrant the expense of adding them after the fact. But, to someone who's interests like in areas typically associated with a garage, having adequate space to enjoy your hobby is very important.

Frequently these interests also tend to be gender specific. From the feminine perspective it "just a garage, what's the big deal"? But to the guys, it's their place to escape, pursue their passions, entertain their buddies.

And as in all other areas of living space, careful planning can make a huge difference in the enjoyment level after the money is spent. Those few extra feet those guidelines add may make 10% difference in the cost of the structure - and 100% difference in the enjoyment level of the user.
June 30, 2014 at 3:22am     
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Houzz Tour: Outdoor Spirit in St. Louis

With a pool and central patio, this Missouri home on 3 lots lures everyone outside despite the handsome interiors Full Story
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Shawn Knan
Good House
June 26, 2014 at 9:50am   
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VERY nice home! Revitalizing inner city properties is the greenest form of development. Couple that with an age in place plan like this (master bedroom on the main, with future care giver accommodation attached) and you have a "home" in the truest sense. Great work!
June 26, 2014 at 11:15pm     
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When Less Is Really More in Your Garden

8 ways you can make a powerful garden statement by embracing simplicity and surroundings Full Story
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raffey76
Waterfall
June 21, 2014 at 12:55pm   
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marsia
I really appreciate seeing so many restful, well thought out designs, as all I can think looking around my yard, is how many projects I have yet to do. I think I need to simplify and take all the things that reseed in my paths and everywhere and put them in big patches like this. I have trouble weeding perfectly good plants that reseed out, so I have a really unruly property (lots of stuff like raspberries overtaking part of the veggie garden). I think it's great emphasizing big shapes of the landscape and really appreciate the idea of how to blend things with the house. Thanks for another inspiring article!
June 21, 2014 at 10:22pm     
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The Best of My Houzz: 20 Creative Kitchen Islands

Nixing ready made for readily imaginative, these homeowners fashioned kitchen islands after their own hearts Full Story
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Ancient Surfaces
Thanks Becky! Wonderful article as always!
We'd like to share with you our lovely thick 'Foundation slabs' Limestone island.


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Sooo inspiring, Becky- thanks for another fantastic article!
July 5, 2014 at 11:13am     
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8 Low-Cost Luxuries With a Big Payoff

Consider the small stuff — like switch plates and throw pillows — to give your home a touch of class Full Story
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cindinfocus
When I remodeled to sell our 100+ year old home, I had to do something to the 70's remodeled brass switch plates and doorknobs that had tarnished badly. Since our budget was strained with the recarpeting, new HVAC system, repainting, I had to look for an affordable alternative. It took a few coats of antique bronze finish spray paint, topped with a few coats of satin finish Lacquer left over from my photography career, and every doorknob, strike plate, floor register and switch plate had a fabulous period style look to it. It took several weeks to do, but it made the house!
June 22, 2014 at 7:17am     
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Love, love, love the switch plates!
June 25, 2014 at 2:27pm     
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Guest Picks: The Well-Stocked Starter Kitchen

We’ve got all the kitchen basics and tableware you need (or that recent grad needs) to make cooking a joy Full Story
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chookchook2
Thanks for the electric knife tip, sherrieholmes.
July 1, 2014 at 7:22pm     
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secerrato23
I would like to buy the Floral spoon rest. Pier import don't list it. I think it will look beautiful with the Flower Market MacKenzie-Childs canisters Thanks
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Make a Mod Solar Lamp Trio for the Garden

What’s that hovering ethereally in the dark? A set of cool globe lights showing off your DIY ingenuity Full Story
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Meena
Way cool. The fountain lights especially so. Dont move it yet.
June 27, 2014 at 12:48am   
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litheson
Great DIY light work
June 28, 2014 at 5:42am   
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