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Becky Harris
April 24, 2014 5
Back in the 1930s, this lakeside community in the Santa Monica Mountains of California was established by Hollywood types who craved clean air and nature. Cecil B. DeMille, Elizabeth Montgomery and Ray Bolger (the Tin Man) frolicked here, enjoying their second homes during their time off. Today the Malibou Lake community...
Houzz Quiz: What Color Should Your Front Door Be?
Jennifer Ott | April 24, 2014 45
Your front door is the perfect place to express yourself with color. But which color truly reflects you? This handy quiz is here to help.
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Bedroom
Laura Gaskill | April 24, 2014 12
We’ve already tackled the living room, entry...
Breezy and Bug-Free Modern Porches
John Hill | April 24, 2014 13
The brutal winter of 2014 has finally given way to spring and warmer temperatures. So now it’s time to start thinking about what comes with those higher temperatures: bugs. As great as it is to be outside in the spring, summer and fall, it’s even...
Houzz Tour: Reviving a Farmhouse in California’s Wine Country
Fred Albert | April 24, 2014 8
Tucked atop a knoll overlooking a valley ringed with vineyards, this Healdsburg, California, vacation home is both commanding and quietly humble — a case where the view is far more exalted than the house that looks out to it. Tidy...
Guest Picks: Throw a Fabulous Fiesta
Shannon Wellington | April 24, 2014 7
Whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo or just looking to inject some color into your home, these bright and fun furniture pieces and accessories will liven up your place in no time! — Shannon from Shannanigans...
Houzz Tour: Upping the Sophistication in a Charming Tudor
Mary Jo Bowling | April 24, 2014 12
Few homeowners would willingly sacrifice a bedroom, but since the woman who owns this Tudor cottage in Palo Alto, California, a) lives by herself and b) has future plans for a second-story master bedroom suite, she took the plunge. Architect Kathleen...
Imagination Rules at the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase
Mary Jo Bowling | April 23, 2014 25
A lot has been written about the innovative spirit of San Francisco and its environs this past year. Judging from the 2014 Decorator Showcase, a benefit for University High School in which Bay Area designers...
Tune In to Vintage Radios as Home Decor
Mary Jo Bowling | April 23, 2014 16
More and more I’m spotting something old in new interiors. Antique radios — the kind people once used to enjoy the comic stylings of Fred Burns, Bob Hope and Fanny Brice — seem to be making a comeback.
My Houzz: Sleek Lines and Innovations in Portland
Whitney Lyons | April 23, 2014 9
Portland developer Eric Thompson of Oregon Homeworks wanted to create a custom contemporary house for his family that would leverage technology, materials and finishes to ultimately lower his overall utility costs. “We really tried to push ourselves...
There’s a Party in the Backyard, Says a Houzz Landscaping Survey
Mitchell Parker | April 23, 2014 12
Hey, did you see the weather report for this weekend? We should totally have a party in my backyard. Invite everyone you know! Bring comfortable shoes, though, because I don’t have chairs, and sitting on the rock-strewn ground kind of hurts....
Copper, the Dynamic Topper
Courtney Lake | April 23, 2014 20
Brass has slowly climbed its way to the top of the design heap over the past few years. But closely on its heels is its cousin, copper. Like burnished brass, copper gives off a glow that can enliven almost any space with its warmth and earthiness. ...
A Quirky Ontario Cabin Gets a Lighter Touch
Becky Harris | April 23, 2014 19
Eccentricity is what gives a space personality, while its history gives it a soul. Although the rooms in this Tiny Beaches, Ontario, log cabin were dark and a bit peculiar when interior decorator Enza Ricco took on their makeover, she...
Single Design Moves That Can Transform an Entry
Becky Dietrich | April 23, 2014 25
It takes a combination of many design elements to make a room beautiful and welcoming: things like color, scale, furniture, accessories, rugs and lighting. But even when all these things are executed well, there is often one particular thing that...
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