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April 18, 2014
Tea has a history of bringing people together. Don’t we all savor the conversation and memories made over tea as much as the sweets and drinks? Anytime is a good time for tea with friends. Make it extra special this spring with fun and elegant serving pieces, tableware and accessories like these from our Products section....
Fireplaces That Catch the Eye
Courtney Lake | April 18, 2014 2
Remember that polar vortex that swept across much of the U.S. earlier this year? Even in California, it left us thinking about basic needs: food, water and warmth. However, wouldn’t it be nice if those had a touch of luxe? Maybe a nice bowl of soup....
My Houzz: Midcentury Decor Personalizes a 1902 Charmer
Shannon Malone | April 18, 2014 2
After a short stint in Los Angeles, Brad and Flavia Naves were drawn to the family-friendly San Francisco neighborhood of Cole Valley, tucked next to Haight-Ashbury. “I had lived south of Market Street before and loved the vibe,” says Flavia, an attorney,...
Kitchen of the Week: Warm and Industrial in New Hampshire
Mary Jo Bowling | April 18, 2014 9
Kitchen designer Karen Swanson of New England Design Works and the owner of this New Hampshire kitchen found each other on Houzz. “She liked some of the ideabooks...
Unleash Your Guerilla Gardener
Benjamin Vogt | April 18, 2014 8
I’ll let you in on a little secret — I am a mass polluter. Every fall I walk through my small garden and gather seeds from the native perennials. I have a little...
Simple Pleasures: Digging in the Attic
Laura Gaskill | April 18, 2014 10
A rainy spring day when you can’t dig in your garden is the perfect opportunity to dig for buried treasure in the attic instead. Brew...
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Master Bedroom Touches Anyone Can Do
Becky Harris | April 18, 2014 16
Ah, some of the luxury master suites on Houzz … they have fireplaces, they have TVs that disappear into trunks, they have bathrooms that are bigger than the first floor of my house. Here’s the thing: I don’t envy the massive square footage; I don’t...
Life Lessons From 10 Years of Living in 84 Square Feet
Mitchell Parker | April 17, 2014 43
About 10 years ago, Dee Williams was living in a 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom house in Portland, Oregon. She had a $1,200-per-month mortgage, which she split with housemates to help make ends meet. The 1927 Craftsman-style bungalow had...
Room of the Day: Cheery Cottage Style for a Master Bedroom
Becky Harris | April 17, 2014 18
One antique stained glass window was the driving inspiration for this cozy master bedroom redesign. In addition to their desire to show off their antiques in the best light, these homeowners wanted a comfy, family-friendly atmosphere in every room of...
Houzz Tour: A Toronto Home Comes Back From the Brink
Mary Jo Bowling | April 17, 2014 21
When interior designer Stephane Chamard moved from Paris to Toronto for his husband, Philippe, it was an act of love. When he took on the renovation of an old home in Toronto that had been abandoned for more than 30 years, it was a labor of love. “When...
Guest Picks: Get Your Head in the Clouds
Jennifer Flores | April 17, 2014 5
As a child I loved to lie down on picnic blankets and watch the clouds roll by. I always had fun looking for shapes and imagining fanciful stories. Luckily for me, whimsical clouds are a popular motif in home decor, so we can all bring that daydreamy...
Unifying and Beautifying a Washington Island Landscape
Bonnie Monte | April 17, 2014 10
Tish Treherne, principal of Bliss Garden Design, creates beautiful landscapes for a living. But this project on Bainbridge Island, Washington, was a particular labor of love, since it’s her own home. “The former homeowners,...
Make Your Own Barn-Style Door — in Any Size You Need
Christina Katos | April 17, 2014 20
I have a thing for barn doors and often photograph random ones while sightseeing. I live in New England, so they’re easy to find on old barns in seaside towns or farmhouses in the country. I love the look of industrial hardware combined with a simple...
Step Away From the Wallpaper: Why Decorating Risks Are Overrated
Laura Gaskill | April 17, 2014 36
In popular design shows in which designers compete against one another, “safe” is usually code for “boring” — it’s all about making a statement and standing out from the crowd. But your home is not a design contest; it’s real life....