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Jo Froude
October 19, 2014 10
As three-bedroom, three-bathroom houses go, this light, bright, 19th-century cottage is on the small side. In a 1,000-square-foot property, you might not expect to have the space for a separate dining area or find an en suite bathroom roomy enough to accommodate twin basins as well as a tub. But this house is all about...
10 Reasons to Love Big, Comfy Sectionals
Laura Gaskill | October 19, 2014 9
They’re big, comfy and totally napworthy. If something’s been holding you back from indulging in the pure comfort of a sectional, here are 10 reasons to just go for it. Whether your space is large or small, family friendly or slick and modern, see...
Falling for Color: 9 Ways With Pumpkin Orange
Jennifer Ott | October 19, 2014 16
With Halloween right around the corner I just had to grab the opportunity to give some love to one of my favorite hues: pumpkin orange. The key to working with this intense color is to use it for those items or areas in your home that you wish to call...
Shop Houzz: Celebrate Day of the Dead With Chef Isabel Cruz
Houzz | October 19, 2014 1 Chef Isabel Cruz loves autumn, because it means Dia de los Muertos isn’t too far away. Traditionally observed on November 1, Day of the Dead is when people remember their dead ancestors in a really fun way,...
Houzz Tour: New York Apartment Redesign Cooks Up Good Looks
Mary Jo Bowling | October 19, 2014 17
Over its 150 years of existence, this apartment in a New York City brownstone has been home to a fashion model–actress, a renowned DJ and the woman responsible for the look of Vogue. It was Grace Coddington, longtime creative director for arguably...
A Peek at 2 Prettily Dressed Fall Porches
Julie Ranee | October 19, 2014 39
Good friends Charlene Miller and Merry Munk enjoy sharing and showing off their salvage style on their central Ohio porches. These two can often be found scouring flea markets, auctions and garage sales in search of their next treasures. Their finds all...
Seeking a Quiet, Relaxed Spot? Try Upholstering Your Walls
Karen Egly-Thompson | October 18, 2014 46
There’s something extraordinary about a room with upholstered walls — and it’s not just the visual stimulation. When you walk in, you can immediately notice the difference in sound, too, or rather lack of it. Footsteps don’t resonate, speech is...
Bathroom Workbook: 7 Natural Stones With Enduring Beauty
Shana Ecker | October 18, 2014 76
There’s no other material quite like natural stone. No two pieces are exactly alike, and nothing else adds the same organic warmth and texture to a bathroom. Not to mention the longevity. If they’re well maintained, your stone surfaces can last...
Room of the Day: Dark and Daring Pay Off in a Den Redesign
Becky Harris | October 18, 2014 25
They tried calling it the music room, the den and the library, but no matter what they called it, no one in this family of four was using this room on their home’s first floor. After meeting interior designer Becca...
Great Design Plant: Chionanthus Virginicus
Falon Mihalic | October 18, 2014 3
White fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) is a large shrub or small tree with a native range across the southeastern United States, but it can tolerate temperatures in colder zones. Fringe-like flowers cover the tree for two weeks in late spring,...
12 Rustic Touches That Add Warmth to a Kitchen
Becky Harris | October 18, 2014 63
It’s getting darker earlier and earlier this time of year, making us crave a warm and cozy nest on cold evenings. The best place to start is the heart of the home, the kitchen. Gathering with family and friends for comfort food like butternut squash...
Houzz Tour: Modern Retreat Emerges From a 19th-Century Ruin
Joanna Tovia | October 17, 2014 41
When the owners of this home in rural Victoria, Australia, stumbled upon what had been ruins in a field, they saw a property that could be a country haven away from the demands of their busy hotel nearby, as well as a place where they could grow...
You Said It: ‘Change Is Good’ and Other Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | October 17, 2014 4
It was due — a You Said It column rounding up quotes, tips and advice grabbed from the Comments sections of stories. Taking several hours to read through those sections was a refreshing way to get my creative juices flowing — a topic readers explored...
Make Your Floors Terrific With Terrazzo
Karen Egly-Thompson | October 17, 2014 36
The popularity of terrazzo flooring peaked in the 1950s and 1960s as an economical option for slab construction houses in quickly developing Sunbelt states. But this versatile, durable, customizable and easy-to-maintain material deserves...
My Houzz: Creative Color in a Seattle Craftsman
Kimberley Bryan | October 17, 2014 66
There’s truth to the idea that artists help one another. Sometimes they even help you find your home. When Edward Mossheart, a psychotherapist, decided to start his own practice in Seattle, a move from rural Ellensburg, Washington, was in order. “We...