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Joanna Tovia
November 23, 2014
This house in the Potts Point area of Sydney, Australia, wasn’t a house at all when the current owners bought it, but a federation-style terrace house (Edwardian-era row house) that had been split into four apartments. It was run-down when the architects at Smart Design Studio took it on with a view to transforming...
Simple Pleasures: Stocking Up for Winter
Laura Gaskill | November 23, 2014 11
There is a certain squirrel-like pleasure in stocking up for cold weather — and potential power outages — from the regular essentials, like flashlights and warm socks, to the fun essentials, like bottles of wine and new board games. Knowing you have...
Shop Houzz: Gifts for Hipsters
Houzz | November 23, 2014
Finding the perfect gift for a beloved hipster can be quite a challenging task. One thing is for sure — your special dude or dudette won’t go for anything mainstream. Think outside the box and go for something quirky and unique. Pieces that...
Tips for Squeezing in More Guest Beds
Laura Gaskill | November 23, 2014 9
Have the whole clan coming to stay during the holidays? If you’re wondering where on earth to put everyone, these ideas can help. From chic sleeper sofas and daybeds to trundles, bunks, hide-a-beds and air mattresses, see which of these solutions can...
Houzz Tour: A Modern Take on Southwest Style
Mary Jo Bowling | November 23, 2014 8
Several months ago all the signs led interior designer Chandler Prewitt to his hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The designer had had many successful years in San Francisco, working for top designers and founding his own company. But toward the end, it...
Houzzers' Tablescapes Capture the Thanksgiving Spirit
Becky Harris | November 23, 2014 66
We put out the call, and Houzzers answered, sharing their Thanksgiving tablescape traditions and twists. Here's a smattering of what these clever table setters are up to.
Houzz Tour: Traditional Chicory Kiln Becomes a Retreat for Two
Emily Hutchinson | November 22, 2014 24
Landscape architect Charles Anderson and his wife, Tiziana Launech, scoured Australia’s Phillip Island for years in search of a traditional chicory kiln they could transform into a unique vacation home. Chicory kilns — once used for drying chicory...
Great Design Plant: Geum Triflorum
Benjamin Vogt | November 22, 2014 13
If you like troll dolls, I have a similar-looking plant for you. While prairie smoke (Geum triflorum) is nothing like a troll — it doesn’t keep asking you out when you clearly aren’t interested — ...
Exploring Architecture: Discover the Secrets of Edwardian Homes
Luisa Rollenhagen | November 22, 2014 9
As the Victorian era drew to a close with the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, the short but influential reign of King Edward VII marked the beginning of a new era in English architecture, style and society. “In the Edwardian era, everything opened...
How to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays
Marianne Lipanovich | November 22, 2014 20
If you’re a pet owner, you’re probably aware of the things you need to do to keep your pets safe around your home. But as the holidays approach,...
Shop Houzz: Let’s Do Breakfast
Houzz | November 22, 2014
Who wouldn’t want to wake up to a pancake or fried egg that smiles back at them? Elevate having eggs, coffee and toast to an even more enjoyable experience and crack up everyone around the breakfast table with this collection of clever, vivid and practical...
You Said It: Hot-Button Issues Fired Up the Comments This Week
Becky Harris | November 21, 2014 29
This week the Comments section for one of my ideabooks took a familiar turn — it morphed into a discussion about a Comments section full of “wows!” versus the value of criticism. It got me thinking about hot-button topics on Houzz. The...
Kitchen of the Week: Traditional Kitchen Opens Up for a Fresh Look
Jeannie Matteucci | November 21, 2014 71
In 2000 Brett and Jill White moved into their Winfield, Illinois, two-level brick home about a year after it was built. They never quite felt at home with the traditional style of the home, located on a scenic site along a golf course. “We’re in the...
Houzz Tour: Roughing Up a Fancy Mountain Home
Becky Harris | November 21, 2014 29
This opulent mountain home in North Carolina needed a good dressing down. Interior designer Pam McKay quickly learned that her clients were full of fun spirit and had eclectic taste and a great appreciation for local artwork. “They are an awesome couple...
Houzz Tour: A Cozy Place for Children in a Luxury Space
Natalie Wain | November 21, 2014 14
Turning this three-bedroom apartment overlooking London’s Hyde Park into a space where a father and his three daughters could relax and spend time together was interior designer Nicky Mudie’s assignment. The apartment, in the Lancasters...
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