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Becky Harris
January 24, 2015 37
“He’s an entrepreneur, he’s a multiple Ironman competitor, he plays in a band and has about a million other activities going on, so he desperately needed an organized and...
“He’s an entrepreneur, he’s a multiple Ironman competitor, he plays in a band and has about a million other activities going on, so he desperately needed an organized and...
Orchids 101: Get Started Growing Orchids at Home
Marianne Lipanovich | January 24, 2015 24
Orchids were once special-occasion flowers, available only from a florist or a grower. Most people thought growing them required a greenhouse and an exceptionally green thumb. Today orchids retain their aristocratic allure, but they’re readily available....
We Can Dream: Lush Life on a Historic Normandy Estate
Christine Sanchez Gaspard | January 24, 2015 6
The Montperthuis estate in France’s Normandy region had a 15th-century manor and an 18th-century house — but no gardens. Its new owners, a young couple, asked Philippe Dubreuil to design landscaping that worked with the architecture of the buildings,...
DIY Tree Forts and Deck Bring Out the Neighborhood Kids
Mitchell Parker | January 24, 2015 8
While living in a small 1920s bungalow in downtown Orlando, Florida, with their son, this professional couple found out they were expecting another child. They left the downtown area in search of more space and lucked into a semisuburban home...
Shop Houzz: Valentine’s Gifts for Friends and Family
Houzz | January 24, 2015
Valentine’s Day isn’t just about roses and romance. Take the opportunity to show your family members and dearest friends how much they’re loved and admired with a thoughtful gift from the Houzz Shop they’ll cherish well past the day.
Houzz Tour: Refreshing Citrus Twist in a London Home
Catherine Macaulay | January 24, 2015 4
For a newly purchased home in a new London development, interior designer Bhavin Taylor wanted to bring color and character to the space through carefully chosen artwork and furniture. One of the benefits of the property’s being new was that no heavy...
How to Help Your Home Fit Into the Landscape
Jay Sifford | January 23, 2015 16
Winter’s cold, dreary days are the most splendid days for daydreaming. Many people find distraction and solace in planning outdoor projects that will commence with the warmer, kinder days of spring. Planning now will save precious time later, particularly...
You Said It: ‘Art Is a Lot Like Food’ and Other Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | January 23, 2015
This week we checked out which photos excited Houzz users the most, did some trend spotting at one of the biggest furniture markets in the U.S., learned about the many features of a Hoosier cabinet and dreamed of sitting in a beautiful seaside spot. What...
8 Stress-Busting Tips for Hosting Small Gatherings
Laura Gaskill | January 23, 2015 22
Does the phrase “dinner party” strike fear into your heart as a host? If so, know that you’re not alone. While traditional dinner parties can be beautiful and rewarding, big, special-occasion affairs can also cause stress — and they’re not the...
Must-Know Furniture: The Hoosier Cabinet
Karen Egly-Thompson | January 23, 2015 55
A Hoosier cabinet is a freestanding kitchen workhorse that was popular in the first half of the 20th century. So much more than just a storage cabinet, this versatile piece was outfitted with a flour sifter and more. Today the Hoosier cabinet can be an...
Kitchen of the Week: Bungalow Kitchen’s Historic Charm Preserved
Becky Harris | January 23, 2015 45
This Brooklyn, New York, couple loves to cook, but their kitchen was small and dysfunctional, especially for two people trying to work at once. They wanted to add counter space, a more efficient and functional layout, and modern appliances while...
Shop Houzz: Great Ideas for Study Stations
Houzz | January 23, 2015
With planning, creativity and the right resources, you can make getting homework done a no-brainer. Just make sure you give your kids what they need to succeed, including a solid desk, an adjustable chair, task lighting and ample storage. Fortunately,...
5 Reasons to Consider a Landscape Design-Build Firm for Your Project
Falon Mihalic | January 23, 2015 15
For homeowners who are looking to get a landscape project under way, a landscape design-build firm can streamline the process. Using a design-build service has pluses and minuses, depending on the scope of work and goals of the project. Design-build companies...
Houzz Tour: British Charm and the Look of a New York Loft
Natalie Wain | January 22, 2015 18
This updated live-work space is a far cry from the office building — complete with desks — that greeted architect and designer Thomas Griem when he first stepped over the threshold in 2012. The client, a freelance photographer, was relocating from...
Small Carpenter Bees Are Looking for a Home in Your Plant Stems
Heather Holm | January 22, 2015 22
Unlike domesticated, managed honey bees that nest in human-made hives, most wild bees are solitary (they don’t nest in a colony) and...