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Becky Harris
October 1, 2014
While this ski-in, ski-out home in Steamboat, Colorado, was a great buy and had spectacular views, the owners were not particularly keen on the rustic log cabin look. Interior designer Lisa Kanning worked with them to tone down the heavy logs and make the space feel more contemporary. She used a calming palette...
Your Easiest Fall Decorating Ever
Sheila Schmitz | October 1, 2014 14
Fill a basket with a range of pumpkins and gourds from the market or pumpkin patch, and you'll have everything you need to welcome fall holidays with style. Then, when Thanksgiving rolls around, you can turn any edibles among your decorations into pumpkin...
Houzz Tour: An Old Dairy Gets a Contemporary Twist
Natalie Wain | October 1, 2014 5
When it came to designing the interior of The Dairy, the owners were leaning toward an elegant monochrome scheme, but interior designer Lindsey Rendall wasn’t so sure. “When I first saw the building, I thought monochrome would be too harsh,” she...
To-Dos: Your October Home Checklist
Laura Gaskill | October 1, 2014 6
With the air turning crisp, leaves falling and farmer’s markets overflowing with squash, gourds, apples and potatoes, October is a time to celebrate the harvest — and button up the home and garden for the winter ahead. From raking leaves to sharpening...
Guest Picks: Fill That Corner in Style
Suzy Q Mirjam | October 1, 2014 5
Do you have an empty, lonely, dark corner in your room? Most designers face the same dilemma: “What on earth am I supposed to put there?” Instead of throwing in just anything, make that empty space a useful part of your home. Weather you create a...
Fall Is Calling: What to Do in Your October Garden
Annie Thornton | September 30, 2014 26
I like having options — from which flavor of tea to drink after lunch to which route I’ll take to walk home. Gardening this month is no different. Whether you’re after garden chores or perhaps some seasonal puttering, it’s all about picking your...
Houzz Tour: Family Has Room to Spare in New Rural Home
Joanna Tovia | September 30, 2014 16
When Howden Homes builder Shane Howden and his wife, Kristie, designed their dream house in a small town southwest of Melbourne, it wasn’t an arduous task. “We knew exactly what we...
Working at Home Together (and Apart)
Alison Hodgson | September 30, 2014 31
If you and your partner both work at home, you are part of an ever-expanding number. Personally, I can think of four families who have recently, and rather abruptly, had a spouse join the other in coming home to work. One of the couples lives...
15 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent
Laura Gaskill | September 30, 2014 27
Selling your home is a big deal — so while it may be tempting to go with the first word-of-mouth recommendation you get, when it comes to choosing a real estate agent, it pays to do a bit more research. Your real estate pro will be responsible for setting...
Room of the Day: A Piece of Manhattan Inspires a Brooklyn Apartment
Annie Thornton | September 30, 2014 35
From the towering trees of the forest to the solid mountains and the infinite expanse of the ocean, nature influences designers and homeowners. We frame views, choose colors and build homes to honor these anonymous masterpieces. Engineered constructions,...
Houzz Products: Stock Your Kitchen for Autumn
Houzz | September 30, 2014 2
Fall begins with a crispness in the air, leaves beginning to change color and apples ripening on the trees. And with the new season also comes a natural desire to gather a bit closer to the hearth and home. Get prepared to dish up your favorite autumn...
Great Design Plant: Northern Maidenhair Fern Softens Shade Gardens
Jay Sifford | September 30, 2014 11
A successful shade garden relies more on textures and shapes than perhaps any other type of garden. In shady nooks, where a profusion of blossoms is rare and almost an unwelcome intrusion into serenity, ferns rule the roost. While some fern species have...
Kilim, Flokati, Beni Ourain, Boucherouite: What’s the Difference?
Laura Gaskill | September 29, 2014 17
From flat weave to shaggy, all natural or a riot of colors, these rugs are all hot with decorators — but which is which? If you’re on the hunt for a new rug, this mini guide to four types of popular rugs is here to help.
Room of the Day: Pool House Welcomes Guests in Style
Joanna Tovia | September 29, 2014 9
When you live somewhere that people love to visit, and you like to entertain, what better solution than a pool house with an outdoor kitchen that doubles as the guest quarters? The team at Acorn Garden...
Houzz Tour: A Former Stable Becomes a Live-Work Showcase
Annie Thornton | September 29, 2014 15
Three years ago, architect Mark Lawrence and his wife, Cary, bought a 19th-century stable in the historic Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C., on the way to realizing his dream of opening a storefront in the city for the studio he and Elizabeth...