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Karen Wilson
October 20, 2014 11
There’s no better room in which to indulge your dramatic decorating fantasies than the dining room, where you can create a space that’s great for entertaining. Whether your dining area is open-plan style and includes the kitchen, or you have the luxury of a separate room, think like a set designer and add some decadent...
A Punch List for Party Decorating
Laura Gaskill | October 20, 2014 7
When planning a party at home, decorating can easily slide down the to-do list as more essential tasks (like menu planning, shopping and cleaning) take priority. But isn’t much of the fun of a party the feeling that things are a bit fancier than the...
Great Design Plant: Encelia Californica
Debbie Ballentine | October 20, 2014
California brittlebush (Encelia californica) is a must for low-water habitat gardens. This vigorous and dependable subshrub shows off its exuberant mass of large daisy-like flowers in spring and fall. Its long, bountiful bloom periods,...
Guest Picks: Add Pizzazz With Black and White
Black and white is one of the most classic color combinations. This bold, graphic and timeless pair adds punch to any space. In everything from elegant bedding to abstract art, black and white has the power to transform a room. — Kristy and Beth...
Room of the Day: Addressing the Green Piano in the Room
Becky Harris | October 20, 2014 19
We’ve all heard of the pink elephant in the room, but interior designer Charmean Neithart thought she’d heard her clients wrong when they informed her she’d have...
Houzz Tour: A Shape-Shifting Space, Cloaked in History
Joanna Tovia | October 20, 2014 13
When you have only 140 square feet (13 square meters) with which to create a bedroom, a dining room, an office and a media room, you want to make the most of it....
Houzz Tour: Snug London Cottage Has a Spacious Feel
Jo Froude | October 19, 2014 22
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...
10 Reasons to Love Big, Comfy Sectionals
Laura Gaskill | October 19, 2014 26
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 34
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SWOnch-rbs 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 18
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 43
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 50
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 93
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 27
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...