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Joanna Simmons
July 30, 2014 1
Our passion for design can lead us to choose the fabulous over the friendly, and, while nothing can compete with a midcentury Danish chair or a classic Eames lounger, there is room in our homes for more anonymous but no less appealing pieces. Think friendly items of furniture — tables, chairs, dressers and more — that...
10 Ways to Round Up Some Texas Style
Laura Gaskill | July 30, 2014
The food, the art, the music scene, the wild and lonesome landscape — from Austin to Marfa, Houston to Dallas, Texas has it going on. Beyond the big ranches and McMansions is a whole world of fresh, independent design, and, of course, creative homeowners...
4 Obstacles to Decluttering — and How to Beat Them
Alison Hodgson | July 30, 2014 296
My husband and I began dating when we were still children. He was 16 and I was 15, back in the olden days when people still talked on the phone and wrote letters. By the time we got married and had three kids, we had almost 20 years of correspondence....
Guest Picks: Gilding the Lighting
Brass, copper, gold and all things gilded are making a serious push in interior design. Don’t think of the shiny, lacquered builder brass that everyone’s been busy purging from their homes, though. That 1990s style is out, and warm, patinated, antique...
Great Design Plant: Skylands Oriental Spruce, a Favorite Conifer
Jay Sifford | July 29, 2014 2
Conifer addiction can be a terrible thing. Just ask anyone who knows me. Visitors to my garden frequently ask me which of my 100 conifers is my favorite. Without hesitation, I answer the Skylands Oriental spruce. It has beautiful...
Designer Tips for Creating a Better Bedroom
Christine Tusher | July 29, 2014 9
We’ve probably all looked at a particular room in our house and thought there was something missing. That thought can be particularly annoying when you’re looking at your master bedroom. After all, it’s hard to relax when you have the nagging feeling...
Duck Egg Blue, the Friendliest Color Around
Joanna Simmons | July 29, 2014 8
There are some shades that stand confidently apart from fashion and resist any attempt to be tied to a specific interior style or look. Duck egg blue is one of them. Equally at home in a country kitchen, an elegant French bedroom or a funky child’s...
Room of the Day: An Elegant North Carolina Dining Room
Becky Harris | July 29, 2014 9
North Carolina interior designer Heather Garrett could see that her clients were drawn to dramatic spaces and charcoal hues, but because they hosted a lot of lively Sunday brunches and had young...
Bulletproof Decorating: How to Pick the Right Kind of Paint
Fred Albert | July 29, 2014 23
Although there’s no such thing as an indestructible interior, there are steps you can take to make your home stand up better to kids and pets. One key element is the kind of paint you choose. The right blend, finish and color can make a difference in...
Simple Pleasures: Scent and Memory
Laura Gaskill | July 29, 2014 28
Thinking back to my childhood home, I remember the smells most vividly: the jasmine growing by the mailbox; the honeysuckle vines climbing the back fence; the clean, simple scent of baby bubble bath; even the subtle background scent of polished wood floors....
40 Dogs Who Are Having a Way Better Summer Than You
Mitchell Parker | July 29, 2014 42
Dogs are important members of many households. That’s why in the past here on Houzz, we’ve compiled readers’ images of their furry friends at home, in the office or...
Houzz Tour: A New Look for Former Student Digs
Natalie Wain | July 29, 2014 19
“Students don’t tend to look after houses,” says architect Kieron Roberts, of Riach Architects, “and to be honest, this building was a bit of a wreck when we first saw...
Look Up and Dream: 11 Ideas for an Inspired Ceiling
Lisa Higgins | July 28, 2014 17
There’s nothing wrong with a white ceiling. White works beautifully with most colors, and it’s an easy way to deal with vast stretches of open space. But sometimes it’s nice to create something special above your head. Drape your ceiling in fabric,...
A New Stepped Entry Glows With Style
Becky Harris | July 28, 2014 19
Where some see mundane home maintenance and upkeep, others see an opportunity for design. These Mill Valley, California, homeowners viewed replacing their tired exterior staircase and leaky windows as a great chance to transform their home’s entry into...
Get to Know Louis-Style Chairs
Laura Gaskill | July 28, 2014 10
Louis-style chairs originated during the reigns of French kings Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI, and they have remained design classics ever since. You’ve surely spotted these gorgeous chairs all over Houzz and in your favorite design mags — but...