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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. You may not remember last May. You probably blocked it out, and I certainly...
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?...
10 Ways to Dress Up the Stoop
Grand porches get more press, but you can pack just as much style into a small space. Whether you have a city stoop, an apartment building landing, exposed exterior stairs or a small porch, these 10 ideas will help you make the...
Single Design Moves That Can Transform an Entry
It takes a combination of many design elements to make a room beautiful and welcoming: things like color, scale, furniture, accessories, rugs and lighting. But even when all these things are executed well, there is often one particular thing that...
A Cool Door Feature With a Clandestine Past
We’ve all seen them in the black and white movies of the Prohibition Era. The scene plays out like this: A nervous couple knocks on a heavy door off a quiet street or alley. A tough guy with a stubbly beard and a cigar clenched between his teeth opens...
Room of the Day: This Mudroom Is Just Plain Hot
To be honest, saying a mudroom is swoonworthy is a bit like saying Uggs are sexy. Like a fleece-lined boot, the mudroom does a job, but seldom does the utilitarian space inspire a second look. But we challenge any parent out there to gaze at the mudroom...
Put On a Good Face: Design Principles for Home Fronts
We spend so much time focused on fixing up the insides of our houses, we sometimes overlook what people see as they approach the front. The focal point of any home is the entry, so that’s a great place to start, as it sets the mood and look for your...
Watch an Entryway Bar Transform Into a Table for Two
Most architects become famous by designing humongous museums or concert halls. But New York architect Michael Chen is highly sought after for small-scale projects that he calls architectural appliances...
Room of the Day: The Most Flexible Foyer Ever
When Kimberly Saunders DuBose, a designer for Ethan Allen in Wilmington, North Carolina, was asked to reimagine a garage as a living space, both her design skills...
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