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Adrienne DeRosa
July 30, 2014
A very dilapidated motorcycle garage on New York City’s Lower West Side seems to be an unlikely choice as a home for a husband-and-wife design team with six children and another one on the way. But it proved to be irresistible. “We drove by it several times and knew it was the one for us,” says Cortney Novogratz,...
How to Get the Front Door You’ve Always Wanted
Mitchell Parker | July 30, 2014 1
A front door is one of the first things people see on a home. It’s something most homeowners use multiple times every day, coming to know all its intricacies and scuffs and flaws. For something that takes up such a small fraction of a home’s...
Great Design Plant: Evergreen Huckleberry Appeals All Year
Kate Bryant | July 30, 2014
Evergreen huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) is surely one of the most versatile, attractive and wildlife friendly of all the Pacific Northwest natives. Factor in the delicious berries that are adored by wildlife and humans alike, and you have a plant...
10 Friendly Furniture Pieces for a Comforting Home
Joanna Simmons | July 30, 2014 2
Our passion for design can lead us to choose the fabulous over the friendly, and, while nothing can compete with a midcentury Danish chair or a classic Eames lounger, there is room in our homes for more anonymous but no less appealing pieces. Think friendly...
10 Ways to Round Up Some Texas Style
Laura Gaskill | July 30, 2014 2
The food, the art, the music scene, the wild and lonesome landscape — from Austin to Marfa, Houston to Dallas, Texas has it going on. Beyond the big ranches and McMansions is a whole world of fresh, independent design, and, of course, creative homeowners...
4 Obstacles to Decluttering — and How to Beat Them
Alison Hodgson | July 30, 2014 300
My husband and I began dating when we were still children. He was 16 and I was 15, back in the olden days when people still talked on the phone and wrote letters. By the time we got married and had three kids, we had almost 20 years of correspondence....
Guest Picks: Gilding the Lighting
Brass, copper, gold and all things gilded are making a serious push in interior design. Don’t think of the shiny, lacquered builder brass that everyone’s been busy purging from their homes, though. That 1990s style is out, and warm, patinated, antique...
Great Design Plant: Skylands Oriental Spruce, a Favorite Conifer
Jay Sifford | July 29, 2014 7
Conifer addiction can be a terrible thing. Just ask anyone who knows me. Visitors to my garden frequently ask me which of my 100 conifers is my favorite. Without hesitation, I answer the Skylands Oriental spruce. It has beautiful...
Designer Tips for Creating a Better Bedroom
Christine Tusher | July 29, 2014 15
We’ve probably all looked at a particular room in our house and thought there was something missing. That thought can be particularly annoying when you’re looking at your master bedroom. After all, it’s hard to relax when you have the nagging feeling...
Bulletproof Decorating: How to Pick the Right Kind of Paint
Fred Albert | July 29, 2014 44
Although there’s no such thing as an indestructible interior, there are steps you can take to make your home stand up better to kids and pets. One key element is the kind of paint you choose. The right blend, finish and color can make a difference in...
Duck Egg Blue, the Friendliest Color Around
Joanna Simmons | July 29, 2014 22
There are some shades that stand confidently apart from fashion and resist any attempt to be tied to a specific interior style or look. Duck egg blue is one of them. Equally at home in a country kitchen, an elegant French bedroom or a funky child’s...
Room of the Day: An Elegant North Carolina Dining Room
Becky Harris | July 29, 2014 15
North Carolina interior designer Heather Garrett could see that her clients were drawn to dramatic spaces and charcoal hues, but because they hosted a lot of lively Sunday brunches and had young...
Houzz Tour: A New Look for Former Student Digs
Natalie Wain | July 29, 2014 27
“Students don’t tend to look after houses,” says architect Kieron Roberts, of Riach Architects, “and to be honest, this building was a bit of a wreck when we first saw...
Simple Pleasures: Scent and Memory
Laura Gaskill | July 29, 2014 34
Thinking back to my childhood home, I remember the smells most vividly: the jasmine growing by the mailbox; the honeysuckle vines climbing the back fence; the clean, simple scent of baby bubble bath; even the subtle background scent of polished wood floors....
40 Dogs Who Are Having a Way Better Summer Than You
Mitchell Parker | July 29, 2014 71
Dogs are important members of many households. That’s why in the past here on Houzz, we’ve compiled readers’ images of their furry friends at home, in the office or...
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