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In her reflective 1987 story-essay, “House and Home,” the late French author Marguerite Duras bemoaned what she saw as a decline in nonutilitarian areas in the modern home. She...
In her reflective 1987 story-essay, “House and Home,” the late French author Marguerite Duras bemoaned what she saw as a decline in nonutilitarian areas in the modern home. She...
Room of the Day: Changes Come at the Speed of Life
Life isn’t static, and neither is interior design. With this Chicago family, interior designer Julia Buckingham found herself going with the flow. She started designing the house for a newly single woman with kids, switched gears to incorporate the...
Key Measurements for Entrances Great and Small
Entrance areas are often given less priority when a home is being designed, but these spaces are just as important as any other. You will likely use them far more often than you realize. Not only do they provide an entry point and a transition from...
7 Keep-Tidy Tips for Compact Entryways
Small, narrow and nonexistent entryways can be quite a challenge to set up. And keeping them neat is another matter altogether. If your entryway keeps...
8 Ways to Decorate a Center Table
Whether placed in a grand foyer, tucked in the corner of a compact entry or serving double duty as a reading spot and dining table, you can count on a center table to bring a gracious note to the home. Here are eight ways to decorate this classic piece....
Bewitching Halloween Entryways by Houzzers
Houzzers, you answered our call! Thank you for sharing your creative Halloween entryways with us. I have been having a ball checking out all of your decorations, from inviting harvest displays to decor made to frighten off the most intrepid visitors....
Room of the Day: A Most Important 5- by 14-Foot Space
Claire Paquin, principal at Clean Design and mother of two, desperately wanted a mudroom in her Scarsdale, New York, home. The only problem was that while the 1920s-era Tudor she...
Your Back-to-School Game Plan
Are you the parent of school-age children? If you are I would like to talk to you about the end of the school year. “What? Why? It’s August!” You may protest. Don’t I know it, but that’s exactly why I want to have this chat....
How to Get the Front Door You’ve Always Wanted
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...
A New Stepped Entry Glows With Style
Where some see mundane home maintenance and upkeep, others see an opportunity for design. These Mill Valley, California, homeowners viewed replacing their tired exterior staircase and leaky windows as a great chance to transform their home’s entry into...
The Best of My Houzz: 20 Entryways That Draw You In
Opening the front door to these unique homes from our My Houzz series tells us much about the creative folks who live in them. After sorting through and choosing 20 favorite entryways, I noticed that many of my choices came from the Pacific Northwest,...
8 Ways to Give Your Entryway Summery Goodness
Coming home to a fresh, inspiring entry with signs of summer on display is a great way to downshift from a busy day or week. Embrace that easy, summery feeling the moment you step through the door by making a few adjustments to your entry. Here are eight...
Get a Mudroom Floor That’s Strong and Beautiful Too
No matter how carefully you design your mudroom to hide the clutter of outdoor gear, it’s important to choose the right flooring: one that can handle muddy shoes, dripping umbrellas and sopping outerwear — and still look good. Appropriate...
Glass Doors That Welcome — and Protect Your Privacy Too
I don’t consider myself a paranoid person. But as someone who occasionally parades around the house in a towel or cuts loose when a favorite song plays on the radio, I am very conscious of passersby (or delivery people) catching me unawares. A...
No Entry Hall? Create the Illusion of One
Many of us have a front door that opens unceremoniously and without any apology directly into the living area. While this certainly saves on square footage, it does not give us much opportunity for a proper entry. So how can you create entry ambience?...
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