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Becky Harris
February 27, 2015
“This is just a happy, happy house,” says designer Heather Alton. But it wasn’t always that way. When a newly divorced mother of three bought the property, she was drawn to the...
“This is just a happy, happy house,” says designer Heather Alton. But it wasn’t always that way. When a newly divorced mother of three bought the property, she was drawn to the...
6 Midcentury Designs That Look Better Than Ever
Janet Dunn | February 27, 2015
There’s an unwritten fashion rule that if you can remember wearing it, don’t touch it when it has a revival. This applies to mini-skirts, denim jumpsuits, hot pants and white vinyl boots. Luckily, it doesn’t apply to the world of interiors, as we...
Shop Houzz: New York City Style
Houzz | February 27, 2015
With more than 8 million people calling it home, New York City boasts a style of urban living like no other. New Yorkers are well read and beyond hip, and their homes (no matter how small) effortlessly blend a little grit with a creative bohemian spirit....
My Houzz: Contemporary Home Hugs a Central Courtyard
Lucy Call | February 27, 2015 3
Vincent and Pam Oles didn’t have far to go when they moved into their contemporary home. Vincent, an architect, had designed and built their new house on the vacant lot they owned next door in the Sugarhouse neighborhood of Salt Lake City. Vincent...
Pool Slides: What's Possible, Who Can Build It and What It Will Cost
Matt Clawson | February 26, 2015 15
I was recently meeting with clients to discuss a rear yard landscape plan, and their 7-year-old son was sitting in. To keep him busy, they cued up Houzz on their iPad and let the boy’s imagination run wild through a photo search. What was he...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Lettuce
Marianne Lipanovich | February 26, 2015 24
Lettuce is more than the iceberg variety of diner dinner salads. In fact, even iceberg lettuce (also known as crisphead) is no longer that familiar. The lettuce family is huge and rapidly growing. Lettuce itself is still a standard for salads, but it...
Houzz Tour: Usonian-Inspired Home With All the Wright Moves
Nora Burba Trulsson | February 26, 2015 18
This Chicago couple looked to Frank Lloyd Wright for inspiration when designing a weekend home on a 2-acre parcel of land in the rolling hills of northwestern Illinois. The husband, a surgeon, has been a fan of the Wright ever since he did a class project...
Kids’ Rooms: 10 Gender-Neutral Nursery Ideas
Laura Wheat | February 26, 2015 8
If you’re preparing the nest for a new arrival and have resist finding out the sex of baby, you may be in need of some nursery decorating inspiration. Or perhaps you simply aren’t excited by traditional colors? Either way, forget outmoded ideas of...
My Houzz: Country Chic and Contemporary Styles Blend in a Family Home
Heather Banks | February 26, 2015 3
Cheryl and Andy Anderson fell in love with the family-friendly Steiner Ranch community in Austin, Texas, when they were searching for a new home in 2010. But while builder Taylor Morrison’s floor plan worked well for their lifestyle and fit their needs...
Shop Houzz: Host a Spring Brunch
Houzz | February 26, 2015
Blooms, spring branches, fresh coffee and warm baked goodies are sure to lure sleepy family and friends to your house for a brunch to welcome in spring. A festive morning gathering puts everyone in good spirits and is less intimidating than a dinner...
9 Tips for Making Your Shelf Display Look Great
Jessica Viscarde | February 26, 2015 11
So you have things in your home that you love and want to show off, but you aren’t quite sure how to display them, or how to get that professional touch stylists and designers seem to get. Well, I’m going to show you how — to get that polished look...
New Home Renovation Study Paints Positive Growth Picture
Mitchell Parker | February 25, 2015 1
For the first time in several years, Seattle landscape designer and architect Lisa Port is investing in the company she’s owned with her husband for 15 years. She’s bought new computers, updated their CAD...
Great Design Plant: Lonicera Sempervirens
Ellen Sousa | February 25, 2015 5
Trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) is an adaptable and well-behaved vine native to woodland edges in the eastern U.S. that will grow in any moisture-retentive soil with plenty of sun. Unlike Chinese and Japanese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis...
Soak It Up: How to Manage Stormwater in Your Landscape
Falon Mihalic | February 25, 2015 5
Snowmelt and spring rains are on their way, and in many places, excessive runoff from them is a recurring springtime problem. As a homeowner, you can help by allowing water to infiltrate your property instead of sending it offsite through...
Getting a Roommate? Ideas for Making Shared Spaces More Comfortable
Kate Burt | February 25, 2015 8
One effect of the recent recession is the rise in live-in landlords. Perhaps you’re one of them, or are considering taking in a housemate. It’s something I did for years, and the experience taught me there’s a knack to planning...