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Historic Home Connects With Its Past

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its hard to believe it now, but the owners of this home purchased an old, run-down house with a bad ’70s addition and one bathroom. There was method to the madness, however, as the home had stunning historic details and finishes and was located on an attractive street. With a view to turning the home into something functional, attractive and …

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New Life and Style for a 1976 Airstream

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Jordan Menzel went out for a bike ride around downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, one afternoon and saw an Airstream trailer parked on the side of the road. “A few days later, I was combing Craigslist and saw it was for sale,” he says. “While I hadn’t been planning to take on a restoration project, let alone live in an …

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Room of the Day: A Dining Room Makes a Dramatic Entrance

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First impressions are everything. So for this dining room, the first room seen upon entering this traditional waterfront home in Baltimore, the homeowners wanted something that would really grab attention. They asked designer Elizabeth Reich to help them create a cozy, sophisticated and warm place that would set the tone for the rest of the house. Reich brought in a bold color …

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Cool Color Palettes: Enviable Green and Blue Spaces

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We may be transitioning from summer to fall, but I’ve seen no let-up in the popularity of green and blue hues in homes. That’s because while they don’t scream autumn, they do form an excellent palette for those looking to inject color into a space without going too chroma crazy. This is because blue and green are adjacent on the color …

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Objects of Desire: Indoor Swings for Flights of Fancy

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Many kids have had the experience of being stuck in the house on a rainy day, wishing they could be outside playing on the swings. Why not indulge your inner child and add whimsy to your interiors by installing an indoor swing? Whether you opt for a classic tire and rope ensemble or a handwoven egg swing, the result is …

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Houzz Tour: Chic, Cozy and Creative in San Francisco With an haute couture dress and swanky hotels as inspiration, this 3-story home is as artful as it is comfortable

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The owners of this three-story San Francisco home worked long hours, and they wanted their place to be a true getaway. When they opened their front door at the end of the day, they wanted to feel as though they were walking into a chic boutique hotel lounge that was also cozy, refined and functional. The couple loved the open-plan …

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Design Workshop: Give Me an ‘H’ Look to modern versions of an H-shaped medieval floor plan for more privacy and natural light

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Like most architects, I am a perpetual student of the floor plan. I find it fascinating to trace the roots of a particular configuration to its origins. The roots of the H-shaped plan, in the vernacular hall house of medieval Northern Europe, are especially interesting. More specifically, this layout was often called the double-ended hall house. In these homes the hall …

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Houzz Tour: Baroque Minimalism in New Jersey

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The four-story, 1890s brownstone in Hoboken, New Jersey, had potential. The problem was that the once-gracious home had been carved into three dim, grim apartments. Architect Jensen Vasil and interior designerIsabelle Peribere collaborated to restore the brownstone to a single-family home for a well-traveled couple who’d just relocated to the area. The designers stripped away walls and decades worth of shoddy materials, and …

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Drama’s Afoot With Striking Black Floors

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Smart, sophisticated and the perfect base for any kind of decor, a black floor is timeless. Whether you prefer solid, boldly patterned or partnered with white, black is a wonderful choice underfoot. And here’s proof.     Use it as a backdrop. One of a black floor’s best roles is as a foil for fabulous accessories. This monochromatic scheme is energized …

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Rethinking the Master Bedroom

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For some time now, it’s been the norm in new construction to include an enormous master suite in the plans. Is it a blessing, or is it just overboard? The answer is, there is no cookie cutter answer — it depends on you. Zeroing in on what you personally want and need from your master bedroom can help you build …