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Joanna Tovia
September 16, 2014 20
If you’re going to work from home, you want it to be a home in which you like working, and that’s exactly what these homeowners set out to create when they embarked on building their house in far northeastern New South Wales, Australia. With help from architects Sarah Aldridge and Jason Trisley of Space...
Budget Decorator: 12 Ways to Perk Up Your Home for Fall
Laura Gaskill | September 16, 2014 22
With the crisp fall air comes a natural desire to cozy up at home with warm drinks, fluffy throws and the glow of candlelight. It’s also a time of year when you might want to entertain more. By making a few smart purchases and, if you’re feeling crafty,...
Sound Advice for Designing a Home Music Studio
Eric Reinholdt | September 16, 2014 8
Most musicians will admit to sharing a single core skill necessary for mastering their instrument: control. When it comes to designing spaces for practicing, performing, recording or just jamming, control is equally important to acousticians and architects....
Houzz Tour: Room for Fun in a Sophisticated Family Home
Natalie Wain | September 16, 2014 16
When Sacha Berger and her husband decided to redesign their home, in London’s Queen’s Park, they were determined that it would reflect their eclectic personalities. Berger, who runs her own vintage...
Great Design Plant: Sensitive Fern Shows Its Strengths
Jay Sifford | September 16, 2014 9
Ferns elicit primal human emotions, which is why many gardeners, including myself, are drawn to them. They mentally transport us to another place and time. Just five minutes in my fern garden can be the antidote to one of my busy and stressful days, and...
First Things First: How to Prioritize Home Projects
Alison Hodgson | September 16, 2014 34
I recently received a desperate email from a friend. For a variety of reasons, school and work related, she and her husband and two little boys had been bumping around the globe for years. They had just moved back to the States and bought their first...
Room of the Day: A Great Room in a Former Church
Mitchell Parker | September 16, 2014 29
In the early 1930s, the story goes, residents of Tamalpais Valley, in the city of Mill Valley, California, got together to hand build a new one-room nondenominational church. The Methodist Church bought the building and expanded it to include...
Houzz Tour: Details Make the Difference in 700 Square Feet
Mary Jo Bowling | September 16, 2014 18
Randall Reynoso and Martin Camsey were remodeling their Monterey-colonial-style home in Sacramento, California, when life intervened. Reynoso, who works in banking, was transferred to his company’s San Francisco office. Realizing he would need to be...
Mysticism and Meaning Meet in an Ohio Artist’s Gardens
Karen Peterson | September 15, 2014 29
Every garden, every landscape we create has a story to tell. It’s why we do what we do: to express ourselves. We have something to say. It could be as direct as stating our love of good, fresh food by way of a healthful vegetable garden, or as thoughtful...
Inside Houzz: See the Android App's Latest Features
Houzz | September 15, 2014 1
A new version of Houzz for Android is now available on the Google Play™ store. One of the biggest updates to the app is to the Your Houzz screen, which has been redesigned to...
Great Design Plant: Wild Bergamot, Friend of Foragers
Heather Holm | September 15, 2014 11
Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is one of the most resilient North American native plants and is a delight for bumble bees and butterflies. It can be used in a variety of situations, including butterfly...
12 Ways to Make That Inspiration Board Truly Inspiring
Laura Gaskill | September 15, 2014 13
Wall-mounted inspiration boards are satisfyingly tactile and can be unique wall art in their own right. Let these 12 fresh takes on the classic bulletin board inspire your own installation, from clipboards and pegboards to entire walls filled with ideas....
My Houzz: Reflecting Personality in a Rented Townhouse
Kate Hansen | September 15, 2014 18
When designer Jessica Viscarde and her partner, Ryan Ward, moved to Melbourne, Australia, two years ago, they decided their ideal suburb would be close to the...
My Houzz: Winging It in a Scottish Castle
Catherine Macaulay | September 15, 2014 105
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...
Room of the Day: Elegance and Comfort Strike a Balance
Becky Harris | September 15, 2014 30
This Philadelphia family room needed to stand up to two adults, four children and a dog tramping through it on their way to the backyard and back staircase. One of the homeowners also wanted it to evoke the serene feeling of her family’s favorite vacation...