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Sarah Nolen
January 29, 2015 3
My clients are always asking me how to create that mysterious seamless connection between an indoor and outdoor kitchen, and vice versa. You may be thinking, “What on earth...
My clients are always asking me how to create that mysterious seamless connection between an indoor and outdoor kitchen, and vice versa. You may be thinking, “What on earth...
10 Fresh-Brewed Ideas to Steal From Your Local Café
Kate Unsworth | January 29, 2015 12
I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves heading to my favorite local café on the weekend — partly for the food and company, but also for that cool café decor, buzz and vibe. Cafés have an ambience that’s conducive to eating, drinking, chatting,...
Shop Houzz: Mod Magazine Storage
Houzz | January 29, 2015
Even in this digital age, there’s something we love about curling up with a new magazine. The challenge is taming magazine clutter. Create a designated place for issues you want to keep, and make a plan to purge after a certain date to prevent overflow....
20 Creative and Colorful DIY Ideas for Kids’ Spaces
Laura Gaskill | January 29, 2015 2
Looking for an alternative to cartoon character decor? There are tons of ways to put a personal stamp on a kids’ space, and they don’t need to be costly. From a bunk-bed fort to wall art, these projects and ideas are sure to get your creative juices...
How to Hire a Landscape Architect
Falon Mihalic | January 29, 2015 4
You see all of the breathtaking gardens on Houzz and cruise the portfolio pages of landscape architects while dreaming about the possibilities for your own landscape. Landscape architects have many different styles and approaches, diverse backgrounds...
15 Design Tips to Know Before Remodeling Your Bathroom
Mitchell Parker | January 29, 2015 15
Pop quiz: What’s the average amount of space required for a toilet? How much does a basic bathroom remodel cost? And how do you pick out the right vanity? If your answers to these questions are some combination of “What?” “Huh?” and “Um …...
My Houzz: Renovated 1912 Farmhouse Radiates Warmth and Charm
Kimberley Bryan | January 29, 2015 23
A little-known perk of being a firefighter is salvaging damaged homes’ materials that would otherwise be thrown away. At least this is what you do if you are Rich Smith, a firefighter and plumber, and you are reinventing a 1912 farmhouse for modern...
Shop Houzz: Mad About Marsala
Houzz | January 28, 2015 1
Pantone announced its Color of the Year for 2015, Marsala, and it’s a departure from the bright hues that have been on top the past few years, such as purple, vibrant red and teal. Marsala is a muted brownish red —...
Great Design Plant: Chamaecyparis Pisifera ‘Curly Tops’
Jay Sifford | January 28, 2015 9
Most gardeners have, deeply buried somewhere in their minds, a list of attributes that their imaginary perfect plant would possess. For me it would be a plant that is versatile and easily grown to a manageable size; has blue foliage, incredible texture,...
The 20 Most Popular Kitchens on Houzz
Mitchell Parker | January 28, 2015 32
There’s little doubt that simple, all-white kitchens top a lot of homeowners’ wish lists. But while some spaces in this collection of popular...
Room of the Day: Designer Outfits a Condo Top to Bottom in 5 Weeks
Becky Harris | January 28, 2015 10
The night before her client was due to arrive in Austin, Texas, from Dubai, interior designer Sarah Wittenbraker was installing furniture, making up beds and arranging peonies while her husband assembled Ikea pieces and her mother steamed bed skirts....
The Essentials: Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Home
Anne Colby | January 28, 2015 9
You know what you want in your new kitchen, bath or bedroom — but will it fit in your space? Architect Steven Randel helps you answer that question with his Key Measurements series, which takes the...
Houzz Tour: A Gin Distillery Turned Bachelor Pad
Natalie Wain | January 28, 2015 9
This North London canal-side apartment — part of a former gin distillery — dates back to 1894, but a bland redevelopment in the 1990s had created a rabbit warren of rooms. “It was very tired and dated when the owner bought it,” recalls designer...
How to Go Geometric Without Going Overboard
Grace Chamia | January 28, 2015 8
Though geometric patterns have been used in architectural and interior design for centuries — think ancient Greece and Morocco — you might have noticed they’ve become increasingly popular in modern homes over the past few years. Perhaps it’s their...
Simple Pleasures: Put On Your Slippers
Laura Gaskill | January 27, 2015 160
The moment you enter your home after a long day is an opportunity to slow down — and one simple way to ensure you do that is by getting in the habit of taking off your shoes and slipping on a pair of comfy slippers. This small daily ritual says that...