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Historic Lisbon Apartment Preserves Ornate Details

Atelier Veloso Architects completed a historic apartment redesign in Lisbon, Portugal. Situated on the first level of a five-storey building dating back to 1893, the loft preserves great details such as the stone masonry walls and the 3.5-meter ceilings with plaster stucco and figurative decorations. Converting the apartment in order to adapt it to contemporary […]

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Dramatic Luxury Home Overlooking the Pacific

Aiming to connect living spaces with the dramatic ocean vistas surrounding the property, Ezequiel Farca Architects envisioned a luxury home with green walls and floor-to-ceiling-windows. The private residence in the photos below is located in the marina of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Overlooking the Pacific Bay, it was conceived as a holiday oasis with all possible […]

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Italian Apartment Thinks Inside the Box

This plant-filled apartment in Milan was developed around a white concrete box that houses the living room.

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A Minimalist Villa High in the Italian Alps

The 3,875-square-foot home, constructed of copper and wood, takes full advantage of its hillside location.

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Beyond Pink and Blue: 7 Palettes for Kids’ Rooms (14 photos)

There are plenty of reasons to forgo the whole pink-for-girls, blue-for-boys decorating approach. For one, perhaps you’d rather not hew so closely to tradition. Alternatively, maybe you are a fan of tradition, but you’re putting both a boy and a girl in a single room, so decorating with just pink...

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6 Ways You Can Save on Your Garden Renovation (19 photos)

Whether you’re designing a new garden or remodeling an existing one, bringing your dream landscape to life can be a pricey endeavor. Luckily, with some strategic thinking about design, plants and hardscape materials, you can keep costs in line without sacrificing style.

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Double Take: Where Is This Fairyland Forest? (6 photos)

“This project really let me get back in touch with my inner child,” designer Liz Finkelstein says. When she took on this basement playroom for a 4-year-old girl, she imagined a treehouse-like space, but a fortuitous meeting with a creative woodworker resulted in something different — a copse of aspen...

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Trending Now: 15 Sunrooms to Relax in This Spring (15 photos)

During the winter, you Houzzers were likely daydreaming about the warmth of the spring sun on your faces as you saved sunroom photos. You saved rooms with large windows, bright colors and cozy chair after cozy chair. Now you can sit back, relax and be inspired by the 15 most popular sunroom photos uploaded...

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Cool Scandinavian Style in an Open-Plan Kitchen (13 photos)

When the Beckers needed more space, they moved to a larger home just next door, but there was one feature of their old house that they desperately wanted to retain — the kitchen. They loved the cool, calm simplicity of their original kitchen, which was designed by Sola Kitchens, so they called on the...

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Shop Houzz: Reclaimed Wall Decor Under $75 (130 photos)

Accenting your home with reclaimed wood can be intimidating at first. But when done right, it brings a feeling of warmth to rooms in a range of styles, from cottage to industrial. Shop this collection to bring the timeworn character of reclaimed wood to every room.
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Sofa Secrets: It’s All in the Details (15 photos)

When it comes to selecting or updating a sofa, you might want to consider options beyond the fabric. Design details like tufting, banding and nailheads can either dress up a sofa or keep it casual. Find out which details can make a piece more traditional, more modern or just plain old spectacular....

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Color of the Week: Easter Lily (12 photos)

After featuring bold kelly green in the previous installment of this series, I figured I’d dial it down a bit this week with one of my favorite off-whites, Easter lily — an almost-white color that has the slightest...

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8 Tips for Hosting a Casual Easter Lunch at Home (10 photos)

Whether it’s your turn to host the family or you’ve decided to invite friends over for a special meal, making a few simple preparations can mean the difference between a frantic or a fun get-together. Read on and get ready for an Easter lunch that will leave you just as happy as your guests.

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Houzz Tour: Midcentury Irish Cottage With Vintage Style (18 photos)

This family home in a beautiful setting at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains south of Dublin is hiding some serious style inside. Interior designer Tonya Douglas began her transformation by maximizing the home’s light and space, then chose furniture and finishes that are child-friendly and also reflect...

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10 Tile Layouts You Haven’t Thought Of (11 photos)

We’ve all seen subway tile in a brick layout or elegant floors in a herringbone pattern. But your floor tiles can be laid out in so many more patterns than the few rectangular classics we see time and time again. If you’ve got a unique design desire, try one of these uncommon layout ideas to get a look...

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Shop Houzz: Industrial Finds Under $199 (160 photos)

You don’t have to live in an urban loft in order to enjoy industrial style. Bring in abstract accents, metallic furnishings and exposed-bulb fixtures to capture the look. We’ve made the transformation simple and more affordable with this wide-ranging selection of decor at deep discounts.
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The Beauty of Monochrome Bathrooms (13 photos)

Your idea of fearless decorating might be a splash of bright color here and there, but keeping to one color, even if it’s muted, can be the height of decorating adventure — and the payoffs can be commensurate with your derring-do. It’s generally bathroom convention to go with one color on the floor,...

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Key Trends We Spotted at Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan (22 photos)

Basic, unfussy pieces, simple contours, round forms and warm colors dominated at this year’s Salone del Mobile furniture and design fair in Milan. When the world is going through turbulent times, it seems, design tends to turn to the classic and safe. The fair ended without a dramatic statement...

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Shop Houzz: 5-Star-Rated Industrial Finds (166 photos)

With its pared-down designs and raw and reclaimed materials, industrial style has an urban edge and a no-frills vibe. Craft a space that looks like it was made for the city dweller with this collection of five-star-rated industrial pieces, including everything from mirrors and clocks to loft-style...

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Planting Guide: How to Grow Dahlias (10 photos)

Easy to grow and with a rainbow of colors to choose from, dahlias are some of the most widely grown garden flowers. If you’ve never grown them before, you’re in for a treat. Starting from humble, potato-like tubers stuck into the ground in spring, dahlias grow — as if by magic into lush...

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Trending Now: What We're Seeing in Popular Patio Photos Now (11 photos)

“Bring the outdoors in” is a design cliche I try to avoid because it’s not just tired from overuse, it’s exhausted. But today’s most popular patio photos make me feel OK about flipping it. A quick glance through the photos trending on Houzz make it clear that whether it’s a fireplace from the family...

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Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening is considered to be a relaxing activity for many people.

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San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show

  • Garden Masters Judges
    Each year the San Diego Horticultural Society invites a panel of judges for the garden displays who are experts in their fields of design and horticulture. This year the panel includes:
  • Steve Gerisher
    Pacific Horticulture Society Steve Gerischer, an award winning landscape designer, teacher, and former president of the Southern California Horticulture Society, has been gardening locally since childhood. He has appeared on HGTV’s ‘Landscaper’s Challenge (where his was the design chosen and installed) and formerly worked and lectured at Smith & Hawken in Beverly Hills, and Hortus, in […]
  • Nate Magnusson
    Nate Magnusson has over a decade of experience in landscape architecture. His work includes residential facilities, parks, commercial/industrial projects, and urban landscape design. Mr. Magnusson has extensive experience in project management, production, graphics, drafting, site design, layout design, grading, cost estimation, and construction details. He has managed numerous private and public projects in Southern California, […]
  • Nan Sterman
    A Growing Passion California native Nan Sterman is host and co-producer of the award winning public TV show, A Growing Passion, which celebrates all the ways that San Diego “grows,” from farms and nurseries to backyards ands schoolyards, to native habitats and more.  Nan is author of California Gardener’s Guide vII and Waterwise Plants for […]
  • Stacey Sturnot
    Terra Pacific Landscape CLCA San Diego Chapter President Stacey is a self-confessed “Plant Nerd” with over 23 years’ experience in the Green Industry, beginning her journey installing yards for her father’s home building business in high school. She furthered her passion in high school with Horticulture classes that included Garden Design and Plant Production. This […]