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Jake & Jamie Bartlett
September 19, 2014
If you’ve ever seen my home, you would know I like to decorate with one-of-a-kind pieces, bright colors and bold art. But amongst all those statement pieces, I’ve found that I do need a few understated items to pull everything together. And just because these pieces won’t stand out, it doesn’t mean they can’t...
Kitchen of the Week: High Function and a Little Secret in Missouri
Becky Harris | September 19, 2014 2
This kitchen has a clever secret, but we’ll get to that in a minute. The family who lives here hired designer Nathan Taylor to turn their kitchen into a more flexible, functional space that all of them could enjoy. They didn’t want to...
Great Garden Combo: Play With Foliage Patterns in a Border
Karen Chapman | September 19, 2014
I’m something of a plant rebel. If I’m told a plant can’t grow in shade, I’ll try it. Not hardy? I’ll test it. You shouldn’t mix certain colors? I’ll find a way to make them work. So don’t try to tell me I can’t mix different patterns...
Architecture: Incredible Scottish Homes on Houzz
Victoria Harrison | September 18, 2014 8
What comes to mind when you think of Scotland? Sweeping landscapes, dramatic coastlines and wide-open skies are some of the things that have come to characterize our views of the country. A quick browse through Houzz shows some wonderful examples of bold,...
My Houzz: Spanish Meets Tuscan in Southern California
Camille Simmons | September 18, 2014 5
Carl and Daphne Hester celebrated their retirement in 2006 by moving to a beautiful new home near Palm Springs, California. Before they moved in, Daphne, an interior design enthusiast, left no corner untouched, ensuring that their home would reflect both...
Kitchen Workbook: 12 Elements of Tropical-Style Kitchens
Kate Unsworth | September 18, 2014 6
Tropical kitchens are bright, breezy and balmy — think palm trees rather than seashells. They’re relaxed spaces to be in, and are characterized by warm, natural, organic materials such as wood and rattan. The tropical look encompasses both down-to-earth...
Houzz Products: Say ‘Prost’ to Oktoberfest
Houzz | September 18, 2014 3
Roll out the barrel and grab that lederhosen or dirndl — it’s time for Oktoberfest! German-style festivals celebrating the fall harvest and fine local lager start in September and wrap up in early October. The biggest Oktoberfest celebration in the...
Get Inspired by a DIY Mouse Pad
Sarah Dorsey | September 18, 2014 1
Making your own mouse pad is a quick way to get an office accessory that matches the rest of your room’s style — and personalizing your message and design is easier than you might think. In about an hour, with limited supplies, you can have your own...
Are Vaulted Ceilings Right for Your Next Home?
Joanna Tovia | September 18, 2014 21
Soaring ceilings with interesting architectural detail can hold allure for many people looking to buy or build a house. There’s no doubt that vaulted ceilings — also known as...
Room of the Day: Playing All the Angles in an Art Lover’s Living Room
Jeannie Matteucci | September 18, 2014 16
This businessman and art lover had a blank canvas on his hands when he purchased an empty one-bedroom, one-bath high-rise condo in the vibrant Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. The building itself is curved, so each condo has some...
11 Trees for Brilliant Fall Color
Marianne Lipanovich | September 18, 2014 50
One of autumn's joys is watching the leaves on the trees change color; look at the enduring popularity of day trips (or even longer excursions) just to enjoy this phenomenon. If you're lucky, you can enjoy the show at home thanks to the trees that are...
Houzz Tour: Bright and Light, With a California Beach Vibe
Natalie Wain | September 17, 2014 20
“The moment I stepped through the door, I had that feeling, and I knew I had to have it!” says Gabriel Holland, recalling the moment she viewed her home in Bridport, England, for the first time. It was, she says, dark, dingy and stuck in a 1970s avocado...
Rise and Shine: Beds That Favor Your Creative Side
Joanna Tovia | September 17, 2014 8
Unless you’re giving guests the grand tour, your bedroom tends to be off-limits to anyone but you and your other half (and pets and children, if they’re lucky). So why not throw caution to the wind and make a statement about who you really are behind...
Great Design Plant: Violet Silverleaf Thrives on Scant Water
Noelle Johnson | September 17, 2014 1
The gray foliage of violet silverleaf provides a perfect color contrast to green shrubs seen throughout the Southwestern landscape. This drought-tolerant shrub is transformed with the appearance of violet flowers sporadically throughout the summer and...
Mix and Match Kitchen Materials for a Knockout Design
Yanic Simard | September 17, 2014 16
The kitchen is all about mixing and matching. Experienced chefs often love to break away from that ho-hum recipe mold and create something new with a dash of unexpected flavor. Achieving this in your kitchen design is possible in many ways. Here are some...
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