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Molly Brandenburg
October 31, 2014 27
Come autumn, the days grow shorter, the nights grow longer, and on All Hallow’s Eve, the lowly squash transforms into a thing of eerie beauty: the jack-o’-lantern. A lone candle in a plain orange pumpkin not spooky enough for you? Try mixing in a few of these undying decorating themes.
My Houzz: Living a Simpler Life in Ohio
Adrienne DeRosa | October 30, 2014 12
With two sons and a daughter in college, many people might be tempted to trade in the family home for a smaller version. But John and Sherri Bryan loved their longtime home on the bank of a small lake. So after their last child moved out, the two opted...
Making a Home Away From Home
Laura Gaskill | October 30, 2014 9
If you’ve ever made a big move, whether to a different state or a different country, you are probably familiar with that uprooted feeling that comes along with leaving everything known for something different and new. It can be exciting but also...
Room of the Day: Moroccan Tile Inspires a Guest Bathroom Design
Becky Harris | October 30, 2014 8
“Just have fun with it.” That was the main instruction this bachelor gave interior designer Jennifer Prugh Visosky for the guest bathroom in his ski house. While his tastes...
Houzz Tour: Meet the Schoolhouse Saved By ‘The Birds’
Mary Jo Bowling | October 30, 2014 14
The frightening movie scene is familiar to people around the world: After a string of strange and increasingly violent bird attacks, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) goes to the local school to fetch Cathy (Veronica Cartwright), the young sister...
Decorate the Landscape With Versatile Agave
Noelle Johnson | October 30, 2014 6
Agave have a long history of being used as an accent plant in the landscape, where they attract attention wherever they are planted. With their succulent leaves reaching up toward the sky, agaves add a great spiky texture to the landscape. The ability...
Bright Idea: A Fun Shade of Red for a Sunny Playroom
Mitchell Parker | October 30, 2014 4
Chris and Alana Chernecki knew they were going to transform a sunroom into a playroom for their three young girls when they moved into their big bungalow near Winnipeg, in the Canadian province of Manitoba, last May. Alana, a former kindergarten...
Shop Houzz: Scary Good Style
Houzz | October 30, 2014 5
Owls, black cats and spiders are usually the stuff of superstition, but not when it comes to design. Fearless designers have taken these symbols that some consider scary and turned them into desirable motifs. The Houzz Marketplace is full of decor...
All the Possibilities: 4 Homes at the Edge of the Earth
Eric Reinholdt | October 29, 2014 22
When confronted with a design brief and an undeveloped site, architects often look to the edges of that site for inspiration and meaningful architectural solutions. These boundaries, both real and imagined, are exciting places in which to build....
Simple Pleasures: Your Home Is Your Château
Laura Gaskill | October 29, 2014 25
Savoring a good life should start at home, but it’s easy to get stuck in the trap of thinking our homes are not grand enough, clean enough or beautiful enough to celebrate them as they are. In her recently published book, At...
The Beauty of Bare-Root Plants
Marianne Lipanovich | October 29, 2014 1
Bare-root plants aren’t ever going to make the cover of a magazine. You won’t see glamorous models posing beside them, nor will they make headlines as the “next new thing.” But for gardeners in the know, these dormant plants have a beauty all...
Add Gorgeous Sparkle With Rock Quartz Crystal
Melisa Bleasdale | October 29, 2014 13
Though it’s the most common mineral found on Earth, there is something about crystal in its raw state that is so luxurious. Whether this semiprecious gem is hanging from a chandelier, decorating a mantel or taking a table...
What’s the Right Way to Hang Roller Shades?
Mitchell Parker | October 29, 2014 20
While hanging toilet paper over or under will always be a matter of personal preference, plenty of practical reasons contribute to the ways to...
Room of the Day: Something for Everyone in a Seattle Family Room
Becky Harris | October 29, 2014 27
Long commutes to Seattle were eating up time that the members of this family of four would have preferred to spend together. So they made a life-changing decision to trade home size for location, moving to a much smaller house in a walkable neighborhood...
Guest Picks: Dining Chairs in Every Color of the Rainbow
Chris Loves Julia | October 29, 2014 6
We’re coming up on the biggest dining time of the year — hey, Thanksgiving! — and as much as Chris and I are looking to spice up our stuffing recipes, our dining room setting could use some spice as well. Using colorful chairs is such an easy and...
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