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Mary Jo Bowling
April 16, 2014 5
Interior designer Alice Black enjoyed working on this house so much, she would love to have another project like it. In many ways, she says, the large house is typical of what you would see in the Hamptons — shorthand for dark ebony floors,...
Basement of the Week: Gaming and Jamming Near Toronto
Becky Harris | April 16, 2014 5
This basement was designed with two teenage boys in mind — one a musician, and the other a gamer. Although the basement was previously finished, interior designer Paula Biondi gave it a...
Bling Where It’s Least Expected
Karen Egly-Thompson | April 16, 2014 6
Anyone who’s ever gone fishing with a flashy lure or held a baby while wearing blingy earrings knows that shiny things are attractive. There’s a magnetic draw to them. In fact, recent...
How to Choose the Right Window Shades
Becky Dietrich | April 16, 2014 10
Although the lines of distinction are not that clear, for simplicity’s sake it’s safe to say that shades are the warm, fuzzy version of blinds. Whereas blinds are made of hard substances, like wood and aluminum, shades are made of soft materials,...
My Houzz: Ease and Coziness in Rural Australia
Jeni Lee | April 16, 2014 18
Cherie Hausler was working as a freelance food writer and stylist in Sydney, and her partner, Damien Feuerherdt, was a freelance sound engineer and musician, when Feuerherdt’s mother found a 150-year-old bluestone farmhouse for sale in Australia’s...
Going Solar at Home: Solar Panel Basics
Christine Tusher | April 16, 2014 16
Solar-powered homes were a rarity as recently as a decade ago. But a plethora of federal and local tax incentives along with increasing worries about climate change have made them commonplace. Installing solar panels can decrease your household’s...
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Bathroom
Laura Gaskill | April 16, 2014 12
Wet towels and dirty clothes dumped on the floor, the sink littered with products, soap scum caked on every surface … In the daily rush to get out the door, the bathroom often fares the worst (and that’s not even mentioning the really grubby stuff)....
Guest Picks: Fun and Functional Kids’ Bathroom Finds
Laurel MacDougall | April 16, 2014 8
Second to the kitchen, the bathroom takes the biggest beating in a home with children. This is where the kids bathe, brush their teeth, shower, do their hair, wash their hands and — well, you know. And because you too are likely going to be spending...
Wine Storage for the Rest of Us
Becky Dietrich | April 15, 2014 28
Before the wine police throttle me, let me concede that wine cannot really be successfully stored in less-than-perfectly-controlled conditions. Of course, that assumes you are a connoisseur buying high-end wine for either investment or long-term maturing. But...
Guest Picks: Curtain Call
Ashley Brown | April 15, 2014 12
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Curtains are the hardest home decor item to shop for. While recently looking around for dining room curtains, I found that there were mostly two common curtain themes: old-fashioned and affordable, or stylish...
Inside Houzz: Setting a Midcentury Mood in Portland
Annie Thornton | April 15, 2014 41
Eight years ago Robert and Amanda Nathan added 900 square feet to their 1950s home in Portland, Oregon, reorienting the living room and adding a couple of bedrooms and a bathroom. “We generated ideas old-school, from magazines and books, and simply...
Chic New Interiors Take a Ranch House Beyond Typical
Mary Jo Bowling | April 15, 2014 29
Before-and-afters like this one have launched a million projects, snagged thousands of jobs for clever designers and ignited countless dreams. Nothing illustrates possibility like a dramatic interior transformation — especially when that potential lies...
Houzz Tour: Stacking Up to a Modern Master in Kansas
John Hill | April 15, 2014 14
Inspiration for the design of a new house can come from many places, such as a client’s interests and wishes, a place’s context or another building. The latter, referred to as a precedent in design circles, was one major influence on Matthew...
Room of the Day: Potting and Puttering in Toasty Warmth
Becky Harris | April 15, 2014 35
Winters can be extra tough on Minnesotans who love to garden. A small addition to her 1919 bungalow allows this passionate gardener to keep her hands in the dirt all year long while protecting her favorite potted plants. “We wanted to make the new addition...
12 Warm-Weather Makeover Ideas for the Bedroom
Laura Gaskill | April 15, 2014 9
The longer, warmer days of spring and summer beg for a lighter touch in the bedroom and guest quarters. Pack up the thick duvets and woolen blankets and set out something fresher and prettier —...