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Jay Sifford
September 23, 2014 22
The lowly boulder is often overused and misunderstood. Readily available from stone and hardscape purveyors, boulders are plopped down and strewn about with abandon and seeming disrespect, despite the fact that they are...
Design Workshop: Smart Ways to Store Wood Outdoors
Eric Reinholdt | September 23, 2014 10
Shorter days and cooler nights are a reminder of how much I look forward to the fall, but also that winter isn’t far away. I watch the hard frost creep closer my studio here on the East Coast with each day, and I realize that it’s probably time to...
Key Measurements for Planning the Perfect Dining Room
Steven Randel | September 23, 2014 13
Formal dining spaces may be used less frequently than other areas in a house, but a dining room remains a desirable feature, whether it is a distinct room or integrated into an open plan. Shapes and sizes of dining tables, chairs and furniture need to...
Wake Up Your Bathroom Decor With a Gorgeous Statement Wall
Lara Sargent | September 23, 2014 5
You might be tempted to play it safe when it comes to bathroom walls and opt for plain white tiles or just a simple lick of paint. But perhaps it’s time to unlock your creative side and install a wall with a wow factor, be it an intricate pattern of...
Dream Spaces: Home Offices You’d Be Delighted to Work In
Kate McKee | September 23, 2014 11
With technology making the workplace more flexible than ever, more of us are working from home offices. This has its perks. You don’t have to struggle with parking or public transport, and you can have your lunch break whenever you want. The downside...
8 Perennials for Great Fall Color
Benjamin Vogt | September 23, 2014 18
Out here on the prairie, trees are relegated to towns, cities and river bottoms. Stand upon a bluff overlooking the Missouri River valley in eastern Nebraska, and the tree color is stunning well into late October and early November. If you squint just...
A Junk Room Gets a Crafty Makeover
Jenny Drew | September 23, 2014 10
While some of us may see underutilized space in the house as the perfect dumping ground for miscellaneous bits and bobs, others see it as an opportunity to create something useful, and this room is the perfect example. Beneath all the clutter...
Great Design Plant: Purple Needle Grass, California’s State Grass
Debbie Ballentine | September 22, 2014 4
Selected as the official California state grass in 2004, purple needle grass (Stipa pulchra) has a tough constitution and showy awns, making this native bunchgrass an option for low-water home gardens and restoration projects...
We Can Dream: An Expansive Tennessee Farmhouse on 750 Acres
Mitchell Parker | September 22, 2014 30
There’s not much to Williamsport, Tennessee, in terms of restaurants, live music or storefronts. That’s all in Nashville, about an hour’s drive away. But what Williamsport lacks in nightlife, it more than makes up for in sheer beauty. Rolling...
Houzz Tour: Clever DIY Tricks Warm a Rustic Rental Cottage
Jenny Drew | September 22, 2014 14
This rustic worker’s cottage resides in the country suburb of Guildford, northeast of Perth, Australia. It was the perfect place for interior designer Nelly Reffet and her partner to rent while they started a family. When they moved out and into another...
Room of the Day: A Master Bath Embraces the River View
Becky Harris | September 22, 2014 9
Spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River and the compelling architecture of the home drove the design of this beautiful bathroom in Rockport, Ontario. “We built the scheme around the stone and the architecture,” says interior designer Julia...
Once a Barren Rooftop, Now a Serene City Getaway
Bonnie Monte | September 22, 2014 13
A lush garden isn’t out of reach in the heart of New York City. Landscape designer Todd Haiman turned a barren rooftop into a serene escape, complete with a dining and grilling area, a daybed, an outdoor shower and plants galore. Careful planning made...
5 Ways to Put Fall Leaves to Work in Your Garden
Therese Ciesinski | September 22, 2014 36
In fall my town holds leaf collection days, when homeowners (or their landscape services) blow or rake fallen leaves off their properties into big piles in the streets. Later a truck comes and vacuums them away. What I see being vacuumed up are dollar...
Not a Big Cook? These Fun Kitchen Ideas Are for You
Laura Gaskill | September 22, 2014 25
Kitchen design tends to be centered around the presumption that you will be spending loads of time in your kitchen cooking. Not so earth shattering, right? But the fact is, not everyone loves to cook. Not everyone could really use a supersize fridge,...
Houzz Tour: Nature and Efficiency Inspire a Woodland Home
Natalie Wain | September 21, 2014 11
When Clare and Jonathan Potter bought a piece of land in southeast England with a view to building their own home, they were determined to embrace sustainable living. The land is set amid 18 acres of glorious ancient woodland in the New Forest area, and...
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