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Mary Jo Bowling
November 23, 2014 3
Several months ago all the signs led interior designer Chandler Prewitt to his hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The designer had had many successful years in San Francisco, working for top designers and founding his own company. But toward the end, it seemed like he was swimming upstream in the Golden State. “The cost...
Houzzers' Tablescapes Capture the Thanksgiving Spirit
Becky Harris | November 23, 2014 61
We put out the call, and Houzzers answered, sharing their Thanksgiving tablescape traditions and twists. Here's a smattering of what these clever table setters are up to.
Houzz Tour: Traditional Chicory Kiln Becomes a Retreat for Two
Emily Hutchinson | November 22, 2014 17
Landscape architect Charles Anderson and his wife, Tiziana Launech, scoured Australia’s Phillip Island for years in search of a traditional chicory kiln they could transform into a unique vacation home. Chicory kilns — once used for drying chicory...
Great Design Plant: Geum Triflorum
Benjamin Vogt | November 22, 2014 9
If you like troll dolls, I have a similar-looking plant for you. While prairie smoke (Geum triflorum) is nothing like a troll — it doesn’t keep asking you out when you clearly aren’t interested — ...
Exploring Architecture: Discover the Secrets of Edwardian Homes
Luisa Rollenhagen | November 22, 2014
As the Victorian era drew to a close with the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, the short but influential reign of King Edward VII marked the beginning of a new era in English architecture, style and society. “In the Edwardian era, everything opened...
How to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays
Marianne Lipanovich | November 22, 2014 13
If you’re a pet owner, you’re probably aware of the things you need to do to keep your pets safe around your home. But as the holidays approach,...
Shop Houzz: Let’s Do Breakfast
Houzz | November 22, 2014
Who wouldn’t want to wake up to a pancake or fried egg that smiles back at them? Elevate having eggs, coffee and toast to an even more enjoyable experience and crack up everyone around the breakfast table with this collection of clever, vivid and practical...
You Said It: Hot-Button Issues Fired Up the Comments This Week
Becky Harris | November 21, 2014 19
This week the Comments section for one of my ideabooks took a familiar turn — it morphed into a discussion about a Comments section full of “wows!” versus the value of criticism. It got me thinking about hot-button topics on Houzz. The...
Kitchen of the Week: Traditional Kitchen Opens Up for a Fresh Look
Jeannie Matteucci | November 21, 2014 44
In 2000 Brett and Jill White moved into their Winfield, Illinois, two-level brick home about a year after it was built. They never quite felt at home with the traditional style of the home, located on a scenic site along a golf course. “We’re in the...
Houzz Tour: Roughing Up a Fancy Mountain Home
Becky Harris | November 21, 2014 23
This opulent mountain home in North Carolina needed a good dressing down. Interior designer Pam McKay quickly learned that her clients were full of fun spirit and had eclectic taste and a great appreciation for local artwork. “They are an awesome couple...
Houzz Tour: A Cozy Place for Children in a Luxury Space
Natalie Wain | November 21, 2014 15
Turning this three-bedroom apartment overlooking London’s Hyde Park into a space where a father and his three daughters could relax and spend time together was interior designer Nicky Mudie’s assignment. The apartment, in the Lancasters...
Shop Houzz: Games People Play
Houzz | November 21, 2014
Playing games with family and friends is one of the best parts of holiday celebrations — besides all the great food. Especially at this time of year, we like pulling out classic games that don’t require a joystick or computer monitor. So what’s...
7 Things to Know About Foo Dogs
Laura Gaskill | November 21, 2014 19
Foo dog statues, with their striking, often colorful appearance, have become a favorite of decorators in the West — but their history spans thousands of years, tracing back to ancient China. If you’ve ever spied these creatures and found yourself...
Medicine Cabinets: Should You Get a Recessed or Wall-Mounted Style?
Karen Egly-Thompson | November 21, 2014 32
More than a storage place for aspirin and toothpaste, a medicine cabinet greets our reflection in the morning and ushers us to bed at nighttime. It’s the go-to for most of our everyday needs and a must in the bathroom. Despite...
6 Shed-Inspired Homes Down Under
Rebecca Naughtin | November 21, 2014 6
You don’t have to own land in the country to build a dream home using traditional techniques and style. This ideabook considers how to draw on the vernacular influences of the Australian shed for modest and often economical architecture that resonates...
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