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Jody Brown
December 22, 2014 20
On the 12 days of Christmas, what will architecture give to you?
Survey Results: Kitchen Trends That Seem Here to Stay
Mitchell Parker | December 22, 2014 1
Kitchens are about so much more than just cooking food. These central hubs in our homes are where we often eat, help our kids do homework, entertain, organize schedules and even watch TV. So it’s no surprise to learn that homeowners are...
Shop Houzz: Lamps for Every Style
Houzz | December 22, 2014
Lighting truly makes a room, and it’s a good idea to have at least two light sources in every room, too. Lamps are a perfect way to add mood lighting that doubles as a decor accent in whatever your style may be. We’ve rounded up our favorites...
Mistletoe Is Coming to Town
Noelle Johnson | December 22, 2014 1
For many, mistletoe prompts visions of holiday celebrations — maybe a stolen kiss or two. When it’s not being used as holiday decor, mistletoe is actually a parasitic plant, attaching itself to the branches of trees for water and nutrients. In winter...
Room of the Day: A White Cocoon for Baby
Christine Sanchez Gaspard | December 22, 2014 8
For this project in Paris, designer Marion Alberge was called upon to work on just the baby’s room, since the rest of the apartment had just been renovated. “I started by applying the same bamboo flooring already present in the other rooms,” Alberge...
Houzzers Deck the Halls
Mary Jo Bowling | December 22, 2014 12
We asked you to show us your Christmas trees, and you gave us a forest of photos. Some of the trees are classic, many are amazingly creative, and some can only be described as one-of-a-kind (such as a black tree with Nightmare Before Christmas...
My Houzz: 1896 Victorian Home Gets a Contemporary Lift
Le Michelle Nguyen | December 22, 2014 8
“With two children and the two of us working from home, our house is always buzzing with energy,” says interior designer Kristen Peña. “People are coming and going, and we love that. We love nothing more than having a bunch of kids laughing and...
Houzz Tour: A Light-Filled Paris Studio Redesigned for Living
Aurélie Roman | December 21, 2014 9
A secondhand-furniture enthusiast had lived for years in her quirky but charming studio in Paris. But her home was designed more for painting than for living. She hired architect Miriam Gassmann to remodel the space and allow it to be bathed in light...
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Hardworking Garden Shed!
Annie Thornton | December 21, 2014 6
Somewhere between an outdoor closet and a grown-up’s playhouse, the garden shed gives homeowners that extra space they crave without their having to invest the time or money other construction projects require. In many cities sheds smaller than a certain...
10 Ways to Cope With Grief During the Holidays
Shelly Leer | December 21, 2014 58
I’m smack dab in the throes of grief once again this holiday season. On a recent Sunday evening, I lost my big sister quite unexpectedly. Within the past six years, I’ve lost two other siblings plus my mom, and two of those losses happened during...
Shop Houzz: Build the Best Bar Cart
Houzz | December 21, 2014
Once you invest in a home bar, entertaining really gets fun. You can sip cocktails you love, indulge in a nightcap and mix up fancy drinks that wow friends. First you’ll want a bar cart, then stock it with the right glassware, barware and tools —...
Great Design Plant: Winterberry Rouses Frosty Gardens
Charlotte Albers | December 21, 2014 13
Most people have never heard of the deciduous holly called winterberry — evergreen hollies are much better known and more commonly found in residential landscapes. But for gardeners in cold climates, winterberry offers a lot. It's easy to love this...
Houzz Tour: An Innovative Home Shows What It’s Made Of
Annie Thornton | December 21, 2014 14
This couple had an especially ambitious list of goals when they hired Meditch Murphey Architects to build a new house for them outside of Washington, D.C. Like many people planning a new home these days, they wanted to design for the future, incorporate...
Celebrating Kwanzaa: Honor African Heritage All Over the Home
Nicole White Quinn | December 21, 2014 60
If you feel like extending your holiday festivities beyond Christmas, then consider embracing Kwanzaa, a weeklong celebration honoring African heritage in African...