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Jay Sifford
October 21, 2014 2
As humans we seek to understand ourselves, our environment and our world. Designers, writers, artists and philosophers, past and present, realize that we frequently need help to process our world in an attempt to understand it. We instinctively look for commonalities, a common thread, to help us process information. The...
10 Ways to Bring Charm to Your Home’s Exterior
Laura Gaskill | October 21, 2014 9
Whether you have a cottage that needs a little TLC or a nondescript colonial you’d love to inject with a bit more personality, deciding on changes to the exterior can be tricky. It’s important not to force a completely unrelated style on your home,...
Great Design Plant: Low-Maintenance Allium Cernuum
Curtis Adams | October 21, 2014
When the weather cools in fall, it’s time to plant spring-blooming bulbs. Most of the familiar ones are from faraway places: tulips have their origins in the Mediterranean region and Asia Minor (Turkey), and daffodils originate from southwestern Europe....
Shop Houzz: Refresh Your Foyer for Fall
Houzz | October 21, 2014 1
The front door and foyer are where you greet guests, and those two areas set the tone for your entire home. So what does your entryway say? From wreaths and doormats to elegant entryway furnishings, find all you need to make a warm, welcoming first...
Room of the Day: Cherished Objects Personalize a Living Room
Becky Harris | October 21, 2014 11
“I’m from Louisiana, so I love to tell stories,” says interior designer Lynne Parker. Her life has taken her to many places far from the bayou, including Amsterdam, where she...
Houzz Tour: A New Mediterranean Home Goes Country
Mary Jo Bowling | October 21, 2014 21
Most renovation stories start with a dreary assessment of the house before the remodel. In this case there were no leaky ceilings, dark rooms or cramped spaces to describe. When Jim and Stephanie Stafford purchased this home in Sonoma, California, it...
How to Wow Your Guests With a Dramatic Dining Room
Karen Wilson | October 20, 2014 21
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...
A Punch List for Party Decorating
Laura Gaskill | October 20, 2014 10
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 20
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 27
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 30
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 36
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...