Details Make a Big Statement

When designing a house, the big choices usually stress out us the most. Should we tear that wall down? Is this the best floor for the whole house? Will that sofa be the ideal statement piece for your entryway? But small things can have a large impact too. From cabinet pulls to accessories, details can […]

Street Smart: Room Color Ideas in an Ice Cream Shop

The Van Leeuwen ice cream truck is a familiar yellow truck parked on corners around New York City. Within my Brooklyn neighborhood, the artisan ice cream may also be found in its own shop outpost. Two things make me happy in that ice cream store: treating myself into a currants-and-cream cone along with the colors […]

Quick Project: Brighten the Space Under Your Kitchen Sink

Around this time every year, I seem to go through a mega must clean everything NOW stage. From top to bottom, the house is emptied of anything that doesn’t matter to me anymore, but it never fails that I eventually find myself running out of steam. That is usually when I change gears and locate […]

Guest Groups: Baby Blue Essentials

It is the very first thing that pops into a mother’s head the minute she sees that plus sign on the evaluation: designing the perfect nursery. Okay, so perhaps that is not the initial thing a mother thinks about, however, it was surely an early consideration for this mother and grandmother. When we found a […]

Cork Flooring 101: Warm Up to a Natural Wonder

Although cork floors have surged in popularity over the past decade or so, they’ve been kicking around for at least a century. Back in the early days, cork appeared largely in commercial and public spaces, although residential usage increased after Frank Lloyd Wright decided it for lots of the homes he designed. Its prevalence hit […]

To Take Home Design Photos

You may take an absolutely stunning home, but when it isn’t photographed well, you won’t be able to share the space with design publications, and your listing will not stand out amidst a sea of real-estate pictures. A few simple techniques will allow you to create the best of your spaces from beneath the lens, […]

5 Lofts Throughout the Nation

How a Lot of you Houzz users Aren’t from New York City or San Francisco? I put together a small round up of townhouse Houzz Tours we have showcased, and as someone who has spent all my life in Ohio, Virginia, and Georgia, it struck me as fabulous as those houses were, I was missing […]

Idea of the Week: Vanity Using a Salon Touch

Hair can call for a lot of care. From dyes, to hairsprays, to curling irons, to hair dryers, to diffusers — that the list of hair products never seems to end. Most bathroom vanities aren’t set up for all this. Wires become tangled, countertops become burned. Following decades of designing custom bathroom furniture, The Furniture […]

Great Design Tree: Persian Ironwood

Fall is prime time to see a showstopping display of colors contending with even the most picturesque of sunsets. It is a shame this spectacle usually falls into weeks of dormancy which may be as visually stimulating as watching paint dry. The Persian ironwood (Parrotia persica), though, will continue to turn heads encounter winter. With […]

Reduce It: How to Reuse, Recycle or Replace Your Sofa

Don’t old couches appear to wind up in the most random places? I’ve seen sofas on streets, on lawns, in abandoned parking lots, and on several roofs. Like other big upholstered furniture pieces, figuring out what to do with an old or worn-out sofa can be challenging. In certain cities, leaving it on the road […]

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