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Annie Thornton
September 30, 2014 18
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 own path. You can prep soil for spring planting, divide grasses...
Houzz Tour: Family Has Room to Spare in New Rural Home
Joanna Tovia | September 30, 2014 1
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...
15 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent
Laura Gaskill | September 30, 2014 4
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...
Working at Home Together (and Apart)
Alison Hodgson | September 30, 2014 8
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...
Room of the Day: A Piece of Manhattan Inspires a Brooklyn Apartment
Annie Thornton | September 30, 2014 11
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 1
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 4
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 10
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 4
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 6
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...
Curl Up With Some Dreamworthy Nap Spots
Natasha Saroca | September 29, 2014 11
Did you know that September 29 marks the start of Sleep Awareness Week in Australia? (It comes along in March in the U.S.) If not, there’s no...
Guest Picks: Accessories That Are Perfect for Fall
Chris Loves Julia | September 29, 2014 4
It’s fall — the most wonderful time of the year! While I don’t necessarily decorate my house for autumn, I incorporate a few warm colors, nubby textures and weather-appropriate accessories (and scents!) to make my home coincide with the changing...
Small Gem Lawns: More Impact From Less Grass
Carol Crotta | September 29, 2014 7
Backyard lawns often have been the background music in the garden, the understated foil to flower borders, trees and shrubs. Today, however, people are rethinking the notion of the sprawling, wall-to-wall, nondescript lawn. Not...
Houzz Tour: A Fresh Pacific Northwest Take on Midcentury Modern
Becky Harris | September 29, 2014 34
“Wanting to spend time in your vacation home even in bad weather — that’s the litmus test,” says interior designer Ian McLeod. These homeowners are so thrilled with the renovation of their 1968 home in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands, they head...