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7 Building Blocks for Creating Your Dream Nursery (16 photos)

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:00
Planning the perfect nursery for your perfect little bundle of joy can be a daunting task. How do you want to welcome your baby into the world? As a world traveler, a princess, a space explorer, a lover of your favorite animated character — or would you prefer a black-and-white palette, bold colors or...

Up to 70% Off Most Popular Bar Stools (205 photos)

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:00
The Houzz Shop has done the leg work for you by compiling this collection — so you can take a back seat. Browse this popular collection sorted by hue.
Sale ends November 8, 2017.

Houzz Tour: An Accessible ‘Tiny-ish’ House in the Florida Palms (11 photos)

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 09:00
Josh Wynne built a small house on his rural property on Florida’s Gulf Coast for his father, Mike Wynne, to age in place, making it stylish as well as functional and sustainable. He incorporated many features to accommodate Mike, who has health issues that limit his mobility. The small size makes it...

9 Ways to Work a Velvet Headboard (9 photos)

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 08:00
Upholstered beds and headboards are finding their way into many of our bedrooms right now, and the most luxurious of them all are the soft, silky velvet numbers. To prove our point, we’ve rounded up our favorite rooms that feature velvet beds and headboards. Just look at how this material transforms...

Simple Pleasures: Savoring the Season of Fire and Light (11 photos)

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 02:00
And if living with winter has taught me anything, it’s to savor the warm and cozy aspects of this season. Candles, fairy lights and a roaring fire can do wonders to boost light on short, dark days and (even more important) bolster the spirits. So pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa and get cozy around the...

Your Essential Seed-Starting Glossary (6 photos)

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 13:00
Most commercially available seeds have been selected and bred for easy use. In late winter or early spring, you put them in soil, give them water and some light, and you get new plants. By starting from seed, you can grow many plants that are not readily available in garden centers.
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8 Ways to Extend Your Porch and Patio Season (11 photos)

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 11:00
As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, we tend to get into hibernation mode, perhaps a bit early. We still need to soak in that vitamin D from the sun and breathe in fresh air. Here are some easy ways to keep your porch, patio and deck inviting even as a chill sets in.

Aubergine Walls and a Silver Leaf Ceiling Create Dining Room Chic (4 photos)

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 10:00
The homeowners told designer Kristine Mullaney they wanted something a little different for the dining room in their historic Boston home. Not only did they want the adults-only space to feel radically different from the rest of the house, which was designed to be...

Holiday DIY: 25 Ideas for Make-Your-Own Decor and Gifts (27 photos)

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 08:00
Getting the crafting bug? Embrace your creative side by choosing a few doable projects to make and give. From gift wrap and advent calendars to decor and gifts, here are 25 easy and creative ideas to try this holiday season.
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Before and After: A California Wine Country House Opens Up (15 photos)

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 07:00
When it comes to the Japanese principle of wabi-sabi — seeing imperfections, the primitive and the incomplete as beautiful things — interior designer Ben Dhong is all in. He...

New This Week: 4 Breakfast Nooks Sure to Wake You Up (4 photos)

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 15:00
We all know that if you start your day off on the right foot, the rest will likely fall into place. A sunny, cheerful breakfast nook is a great way to hedge your bets. Here, four dedicated breakfast spots show how you can kick-start your morning no matter what your style.

Tour a 4-Season English Garden Designed for Outdoor Living (16 photos)

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:00
In this sun-dappled courtyard garden in Essex County, England, gravel paths crunch underfoot and wind between planting beds packed with swaying ornamental grasses and fragrant flowers. Walkways open up to multiple areas where homeowners Frankie and John Sheekey can relax and watch butterflies flit among...

Bold Colors and Big Views Star in Manhattan Guesthouse in the Sky (8 photos)

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:00
A young family of four already lived on the 15th floor of a late 19th-century building when they purchased the penthouse unit above to create a guesthouse for family and friends. While the building is full of characterful trim work and detailing common to pre-war apartments, the penthouse...

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