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Dream Spaces 55 Ideabooks

By day the owner of this barn is a family man who works in the commodities market. But nearly every Thursday night, his thoughts turn from the trading price of gold to the songs of Jerry Garcia as he and his pals gather to play Grateful Dead hits in what was once a stable in the backyard of his house in Redding, Connecticut....
8 Wonders of Imagination in Architecture
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” You might think a quotation like this is from an incredible artist...
Architecture: Incredible Scottish Homes on Houzz
What comes to mind when you think of Scotland? Sweeping landscapes, dramatic coastlines and wide-open skies are some of the things that have come to characterize our views of the country. A quick browse through Houzz shows some wonderful examples of bold,...
My Houzz: Winging It in a Scottish Castle
In 2000 Nicola Hallsworth moved from England to Scotland, where her husband, Fred, had bought a house in the suburbs of Glasgow. Being a country girl at heart, Nicola wasn’t keen on life in the suburbs and longed to move to the countryside. One morning...
Just a Few Things for the Dream-Home Wish List
Ever had the feeling that your life could be so much better, easier or more glamorous if only you had a specific feature in your home? It’s a common complaint. But when you can’t flick through design photos or peer over the neighbor’s fence without...
Design Workshop: The Case for Big Overhead Doors
I absolutely love the look and feel of colossal doors, the way they lift and slide out of the way with the slightest effort. But their cost can make...
9 Ways to Make Your Home Office Fabulous
There’s no rule that says your home office has to be a fun-free, functional space kitted out with a standard desk and run-of-the-mill swivel chair, and that’s your lot. In fact, how thoroughly rewarding would it be to head to work and step into a...
8 Dreamy Kids’ Bedroom Ceilings to Stir Imagination
As a child, I’d lie on my canopy bed searching for faces in the wood grain slats above me. As I grew older, I continued to focus my imagination upward, standing on tiptoe on a footstool to stick glow-in-the dark stars to my ceiling (the adhesive would...
7 Supermodel Homes and Why Creatives Rent Them
Although Cindi Osborn struggles to pin down exactly what makes a private home the perfect setting for photo shoots, she knows a winner when she sees one. “It has to have that elusive quality of ‘just rightness,’” she says. Osborn, a onetime...
Houzz Tour: Hugging the Rocky Cliffs in Big Sur
Winters in Chicago can be tough. According to the National Weather Service, this past winter was one of Chicago’s coldest, with the Windy City raking in the most days with temperatures at or below zero ever recorded. Brr. These chilly (OK,...
Dream Spaces: 12 Beautiful White Kitchens
Crisp, clean white kitchens with gleaming marble counters and backsplashes are everywhere you look these days. It’s easy to see why: White makes a space look bigger and airier, and enhances other design elements. Wood floors look richer against white,...
Dream Spaces: 14 Fabulous Indoor-Outdoor Bathrooms
The modern bathroom has become a retreat in today’s busy world, a refuge from the stress of overscheduled lives. The best ones are filled with luxurious touches — steam showers, soaking tubs, TVs and surround sound — plus elegant materials like...
Dream Spaces: Bedrooms With Amazing Views
Call me crazy, but I’d give up all the comforts of my bed (supersoft cotton sheets, cozy down comforter and plump pillow-top mattress) for one with a knockout view. I’m know I’d sleep more sweetly if my last waking sight were the twinkling lights...
Step Inside a Luxurious Pool House and Spa
Whitefish, Montana, is more than 5,200 miles from Kyoto, Japan, but a condition of our globalized world is that one can have a strong influence on the other. In the case of a luxurious pool house with spa, gym and art gallery on the shores of Whitefish...
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