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Planning a small bedroom can be fun (honestly). With the right design tips and techniques, you can turn your snug room into a dreamy retreat. From clever storage solutions to multitasking furniture, these great ideas will breathe new life into your compact scheme.
Get to Know Louis-Style Chairs
Laura Gaskill | July 28, 2014 1
Louis-style chairs originated during the reigns of French kings Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI, and they have remained design classics ever since. You’ve surely spotted these gorgeous chairs all over Houzz and in your favorite design mags — but...
The Future of Smart Design: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
Eric Reinholdt | July 28, 2014
I’m always shocked at the amount of waste I see when visiting a typical project under construction. We all tend to accept that construction is a messy process, but stop to think for a moment about the message that a cluttered and wasteful jobsite sends...
Guest Picks: Colorful Patterned Area Rugs for All Tastes
Marni Elyse Katz | July 28, 2014 5
Right now I’m down in South Florida, at the little condo my husband and I purchased almost two years ago. Yes, it’s a funny place to spend summer, but we’ll be back on the cape in August. But there’s big news down here! The flesh-tone...
How to Touch Up Your Home’s Exterior Paint
Christine Tusher | July 28, 2014 1
A pristine exterior paint job not only increases your home’s curb appeal; it also helps protect its trim, flashing and siding from damage from the elements. That’s why maintaining your paint is so important — letting it bubble and flake between...
My Houzz: Creative Flair Brightens a San Francisco Apartment
Camille Simmons | July 28, 2014 7
When Ana and Patrick Kamin moved to San Francisco from Hamburg, Germany, two years ago, they wasted no time personalizing their sunny top-floor apartment in a six-unit converted Victorian. They started with paint and furniture...
15 Ways to Enhance Your Cabinets With Grilles
Becky Harris | July 27, 2014 10
For those who love the idea of clear glass cabinet doors but don’t think their china, books and objects are ready for their close-ups, a grille can be the answer. The metal mesh material allows for peeks through cabinet doors, which adds depth...
10 Marvelous Ways With Mezzanines
Joanna Simmons | July 27, 2014 6
Floating between the ground and the ceiling, a mezzanine level is a bonus slice of extra space. Although mezzanines can work in any style of home, they are typically found either in very big, open properties — where the mezzanine bisects a lofty roof...
Houzz Tour: Wild Ideas in the Windy City
Mary Jo Bowling | July 27, 2014 20
This house in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood is no less than a love letter to the Windy City, architectural history and art created by three native Midwesterners. It started with the owner, a man with an outsize personality,...
Houzz Tour: Styles and Eras Mix in a Former Stable Block
Natalie Wain | July 27, 2014 11
A lust for natural light and more space for her burgeoning antiques collection attracted designer Henriette von Stockhausen to this converted former stable block in Dorset, England. “It was built around 1730 and was converted a while ago, but it hadn’t...
How to Bring Beige Walls to Life
Laura Gaskill | July 27, 2014 25
There’s no doubt beige walls are classic; but they do have a bit of a reputation for being boring. These seven color pairing ideas should help keep your beige space as energized and full of personality as you are.
Guest Picks: Fanciful Chinoiserie for Your Outdoor Dinner Party
Daniela Shuffler | July 27, 2014 5
With summer flying by, I’m itching to host an outdoor dinner party before the warm evenings disappear. My party of choice would be one with chinoiserie flair, starring a gorgeous tabletop decked out in some of my favorite items for an evening that is...
Houzz Tour: Old-School Charm With a Contemporary Twist
Natalie Wain | July 26, 2014 39
“When the clients first approached me, the brief was to remodel and extend an existing house they’d bought,” says Martin Back of The Bazeley Partnership, speaking of a home near the town of Bude in Cornwall, England. “But it soon became clear...
12 Questions Your Interior Designer Should Ask You
Mike Dietrich | July 26, 2014 65
So, you’ve decided to redecorate. And because you know you need help, you’ve also decided to hire a decorator or an interior designer. What do you do next, other than anxiously chew your nails? Designers are almost like psychiatrists, because...
Wake Up Your Woodwork With Black
Joanna Simmons | July 26, 2014 117
Yes, it’s dark. Yes, it’s powerful. And yes, you should work some into your home. Black is having a moment — and with good reason. Used on shelving, cabinets, door frames and more, it adds contrast, frames views and brings welcome heft to any scheme....
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