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Joanna Tovia
September 2, 2014 10
If you’ve been trying to choose the right shelves to go with your fireplace, you know that it isn’t as simple a decision as you might think. Shelving style, material and placement can have a major effect on the rest of the room, but it can be tempting to stick with tried and true designs that blend in rather than add...
Three More Magic Words to Help the Housekeeping Get Done
Alison Hodgson | September 2, 2014 9
My bedroom is on the second floor at the end of a long hallway, and because of this, I have made a habit of setting things on the bottom stair to put away the next time I go up. If you know that I am Not Naturally Organized, I’m sure you also know this...
10 Great Places for Rich Fall Colors Year-Round
Jennifer Ott | September 2, 2014 8
I’ve had the opportunity to live all over the United States, and while I love the climate of my current city, San Francisco, I hold some very fond memories of the crisp fall weather I experienced growing up in a small town in northern Illinois. It had...
Houzz Tour: Breezy Coastal Style in Sydney
Jenny Drew | September 2, 2014 16
Having recently moved to a new ground-floor apartment in Breakfast Point, a suburb of Sydney, Julie and John Hanna were eager to transform their home into a retreat that suited their style and needs. They contacted Adam Scougall and Benjamin Napier of...
Great Design Plant: Japanese Painted Fern Weaves a Garden Tapestry
Jay Sifford | September 2, 2014 2
So much of the woodland garden is green. While shade gardeners appreciate verdant mounds of moss, swaths of sweet box and colonies of camellias, some color...
Room of the Day: Making Way for a New Life in Austin
Mitchell Parker | September 2, 2014 10
While undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer, interior designer Sarah Stacey’s mother-in-law made a decision to edit down her life and get more enjoyment out of her home. “She had been living with boxes for years after downsizing...
Design Workshop: Shutters, All Grown Up
Eric Reinholdt | September 2, 2014 3
Passive design strategies are becoming widely accepted as a way to drastically reduce the amount of energy a home consumes. And while advancements...
Inspiring Book Nooks Welcome Young Readers
Laura Gaskill | September 1, 2014 12
It’s back-to-school time, and one great way to support your budding or independent reader is by creating a special place for curling up with a good book. Here you’ll find 10 ideas for setting up a cozy reading spot, organizing and displaying your...
Welcome the Turning Season — Ideas for Your September Garden
Annie Thornton | September 1, 2014 2
Most gardeners can agree that September is one of the best months for being outdoors. Around the United States, changing seasons breathe life into gardens and gardeners’ enthusiasm, and with this one the oppressive grip of summer’s heat finally loosens....
To-Dos: Your September Home Checklist
Laura Gaskill | September 1, 2014 15
Curling up with popcorn and a movie, simmering a big pot of soup or chili on the stove, and getting the house and yard in shape after the lazy days of summer — in September, the comforts of home beckon. From feeding the birds to having the chimney cleaned,...
Ready to Try Something New? Houzz Guides to Color for Your Kitchen
Vanessa Brunner | September 1, 2014 32
Vibrant reds, bold oranges and electric greens all have their place in the kitchen today — it’s just a matter of finding the right tone and using it correctly. Are you ready to get cooking with color? Take a look at some of Houzz’s best kitchen...
Mesquite: The Brawny Beauty for All Over the Home
Karen Peterson | September 1, 2014 6
It can be a hardscrabble life for a mesquite tree growing up in the American West. Nature hits it with everything she’s got, from the good — plenty of sunshine — to the harsh. Punishing sandstorms, monsoon deluges, winter frost and sometimes snow,...
Inside Houzz: Refaced Cabinets Transform a Kitchen
Annie Thornton | August 31, 2014 20
“I help a lot of people not move,” says interior decorator Lori Steeves. Though sometimes it takes remodeling or a move to make you love your home again,...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Salad Greens
Marianne Lipanovich | August 31, 2014 14
Salad greens have been edging lettuce out of the culinary spotlight for some time, finding a place not only in everyday salads but also in sandwiches...