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Jennifer Flores
April 17, 2014
As a child I loved to lie down on picnic blankets and watch the clouds roll by. I always had fun looking for shapes and imagining fanciful stories. Luckily for me, whimsical clouds are a popular motif in home decor, so we can all bring that daydreamy feeling into the home. Clouds are a natural choice for kids’ rooms,...
Make Your Own Barn-Style Door — in Any Size You Need
Christina Katos | April 17, 2014 2
I have a thing for barn doors and often photograph random ones while sightseeing. I live in New England, so they’re easy to find on old barns in seaside towns or farmhouses in the country. I love the look of industrial hardware combined with a simple...
Unifying and Beautifying a Washington Island Landscape
Bonnie Monte | April 17, 2014 1
Tish Teherne, principal of Bliss Garden Design, creates beautiful landscapes for a living. But this project on Bainbridge Island, Washington, was a particular labor of love, since it’s her own home. “The former homeowners, both architects,...
Step Away From the Wallpaper: Why Decorating Risks Are Overrated
Laura Gaskill | April 17, 2014 14
In popular design shows in which designers compete against one another, “safe” is usually code for “boring” — it’s all about making a statement and standing out from the crowd. But your home is not a design contest; it’s real life....
Houzz Tour: A Modern Art Showcase in the Hamptons
Mary Jo Bowling | April 16, 2014 13
Interior designer Alice Black enjoyed working on this house so much, she would love to have another project like it. In many ways, she says, the large house is typical of...
Basement of the Week: Gaming and Jamming Near Toronto
Becky Harris | April 16, 2014 9
This basement was designed with two teenage boys in mind — one a musician, and the other a gamer. Although the basement was previously finished, interior designer Paula Biondi gave it a...
How to Choose the Right Window Shades
Becky Dietrich | April 16, 2014 15
Although the lines of distinction are not that clear, for simplicity’s sake it’s safe to say that shades are the warm, fuzzy version of blinds. Whereas blinds are made of hard substances, like wood and aluminum, shades are made of soft materials,...
My Houzz: Ease and Coziness in Rural Australia
Jeni Lee | April 16, 2014 25
Cherie Hausler was working as a freelance food writer and stylist in Sydney, and her partner, Damien Feuerherdt, was a freelance sound engineer and musician, when Feuerherdt’s mother found a 150-year-old bluestone farmhouse for sale in Australia’s...
Bling Where It’s Least Expected
Karen Egly-Thompson | April 16, 2014 13
Anyone who’s ever gone fishing with a flashy lure or held a baby while wearing blingy earrings knows that shiny things are attractive. There’s a magnetic draw to them. In fact, recent...
Going Solar at Home: Solar Panel Basics
Christine Tusher | April 16, 2014 19
Solar-powered homes were a rarity as recently as a decade ago. But a plethora of federal and local tax incentives along with increasing worries about climate change have made them commonplace. Installing solar panels can decrease your household’s...
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Bathroom
Laura Gaskill | April 16, 2014 16
Wet towels and dirty clothes dumped on the floor, the sink littered with products, soap scum caked on every surface … In the daily rush to get out the door, the bathroom often fares the worst (and that’s not even mentioning the really grubby stuff)....
Guest Picks: Fun and Functional Kids’ Bathroom Finds
Laurel MacDougall | April 16, 2014 8
Second to the kitchen, the bathroom takes the biggest beating in a home with children. This is where the kids bathe, brush their teeth, shower, do their hair, wash their hands and — well, you know. And because you too are likely going to be spending...
Guest Picks: Curtain Call
Ashley Brown | April 15, 2014 13
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Curtains are the hardest home decor item to shop for. While recently looking around for dining room curtains, I found that there were mostly two common curtain themes: old-fashioned and affordable, or stylish...
Wine Storage for the Rest of Us
Becky Dietrich | April 15, 2014 34
Before the wine police throttle me, let me concede that wine cannot really be successfully stored in less-than-perfectly-controlled conditions. Of course, that assumes you are a connoisseur buying high-end wine for either investment or long-term maturing. But...
Inside Houzz: Setting a Midcentury Mood in Portland
Annie Thornton | April 15, 2014 44
Eight years ago Robert and Amanda Nathan added 900 square feet to their 1950s home in Portland, Oregon, reorienting the living room and adding a couple of bedrooms and a bathroom. “We generated ideas old-school, from magazines and books, and simply...
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