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5 Creative Ideas for Forest Scene Walls

Artistic wall design has become a huge trend in homes over the years. From geometric patterns to realistic art, statement walls fit into just about any home style. Using either paint or wallpaper, a good design adds dimension to a room through a point of interest. One of the best ways to take advantage of […]

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Beyond the Terra Cotta Pot: CB2’s Modern Planter Line

Whether you're just starting to test your green thumb or have a veritable jungle at home, CB2's modern planter line has something for you.

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Which Architectural Style Is Right for You?

Planning to build a home may leave you equal parts excited and overwhelmed. Building means making hundreds of choices on the way to your move-in date. The first, of course, is the type of home you’ll build. Architectural style is almost as unique as the families that live within the home, so it’s a deeply […]

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Check out Oprah’s New Orcas Island Getaway

Variety has done some super sleuthing to discover that Oprah Winfrey just spent $8.275 million on a private estate on Orcas Island, Washington. Orcas Island is between Seattle and Vancouver in the San Juan Islands archipelago. Oprah’s new compound, named Madroneagle Estate by the seller, features two waterfront parcels totaling 43 acres and 3,000 feet of shoreline. […]

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7 Easy Ways to Decorate With Lilac

Lilac has unseated Millennial Pink as the most exciting pastel for our homes, and we couldn’t be happier. While pastel pink can be a soothing addition to a contemporary color palette, lilac and lavender are more versatile and easy to use. Once thought of as nostalgic and sentimental, today’s lilac works wonderfully in contemporary spaces […]

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Historic-House Road Trip: West Coast (25 photos)

Summer vacation typically means leaving the house. But when you’re a historic-architecture buff, it can be just as fun to make a house your destination. Historic and architecturally significant homes are spread across the U.S., and as road trip season gets underway (a 2018 National...

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Green Walls Wake Up a Tired Living Room (5 photos)

About the only positive thing Logan Hinton could say about their 1900 two-story home in Kansas City, Kansas, when she and fiancé Danny Mantyla moved in was that at least it was still standing. “Structurally, it was OK,” Hinton says. “Cosmetically, you could see everything was excruciatingly...

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9 Most Popular New Spaces for Getting Your Work Done (11 photos)

Our Trending Now series features the most-saved photos uploaded to Houzz in the previous three months.
Whether you work from home or just end up bringing work home, having a beautifully decorated space to focus in can make doing your job more enjoyable. These nine home offices...

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A Slice of Yorkshire Wilderness in the Middle of London (9 photos)

When you look at this wild slice of the Yorkshire Dales, it’s hard to believe that it’s actually a show garden built in a few short weeks on a relatively small plot in the heart of London. Designer Mark Gregory explains how you can bring elements of his beautiful garden into your own.

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A Tranquil Front Yard Retreat for an Urban Garden (8 photos)

On a busy street, steps away from downtown Berkeley, California, a family of four finds peace and connection in their front yard. “On warmer evenings we will sit out there after work with a glass of wine. On the weekends we have lunch or read in the courtyard. The kids like the pebbles...

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8 Ideas From the Most Popular New Bedrooms (8 photos)

Our Trending Now series features the most-saved photos uploaded to Houzz in the previous three months.
Most people want their bedroom to be a relaxing space that’s easy to fall asleep in, but that’s no reason for it to be boring. As the designers of these popular bedrooms show, a bedroom...

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The Most Popular New Kid-Centric Spaces (12 photos)

Our Trending Now series features the most-saved photos uploaded to Houzz in the previous three months.
Houzzers’ favorite child-friendly spaces from the last three months run the gamut and include an elaborate indoor play set in Russia and a minimalist kid-size alcove in Kentucky. Parents...

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How to Decorate a Boho Living Room (18 photos)

Boho-chic decor has nothing to do with hard-and-fast rules. It’s a style that, when done properly, rises above trends and fads to create a timeless expression of a personal taste and carefree way of life. Of course, there are some common features seen in boho decor, and here are some to consider when...

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Refresh Your Kitchen Color: 8 Ideas for This Weekend (8 photos)

This is a good weekend to collect beach treasures (while being mindful of ecosystems), plan a block party and shop for a few holiday gifts (trust us, you’ll be glad you did). And with Bastille Day coming up on July 14 and the Tour de France happening right now, Francophiles have two great excuses to...

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Small Edible Garden (6 photos)

Growing edible plants in a small garden, especially one in the city, can be a challenge since issues with light, drainage and soil health abound. In their new book, Grow Food Anywhere, Mat Pember and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon of Melbourne, Australia-based Little Veggie Patch address these growing...

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The 10 Most Popular New Bathrooms (10 photos)

Our Trending Now series features the most-saved photos uploaded to Houzz in the previous three months.
Customization and creativity stood out to Houzz users who saved their favorite bathroom photos over the last three months. Furniture transformed into vanities, colorful mosaic-tiled floors...

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Houzz Tour: A Customized German Penthouse (21 photos)

Building your own home is usually the only way to have free rein with the layout. With remodels, floor plans often can be changed only as much as plumbing connections and load-bearing walls will allow. That’s usually true of new homes built by developers too. Of course, the earlier you sign up with a...

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Our 20 Favorite Ideas for Outdoor Living Spaces

One area of the home to come the furthest in terms of design over the years is the outdoor living space. These were once just spaces to place a patio furniture set and maybe a grill. But these days, people are including televisions, entire kitchens (including the kitchen sink) and dining areas fit for a […]

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5 Surprising Building Trends for 2018

With half of 2018 in the books, it’s becoming clear which trends are making a comeback. And, when it comes to building, you might be surprised at what’s hot. Years of white-on-white design and maximialist furnishings are giving way to a more organic style. Whether you’re building a new home or just doing renovations, looking at […]

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Painting Furniture: What? Why? How?

Do you have an outdated piece of furniture, or simply a piece that no longer fits your decor? You may be tempted to replace the item; however, painting furniture is an easy (and inexpensive) way to give your pieces new life. Painted furniture can add a pop of color to a room – like a red […]

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7 Unexpected Ways to Update Your Kitchen Color Palette

After our long-term love of neutral and sparkling-white kitchens, we’re all craving a bit more color. You don’t have to change everything about your beautiful kitchen just to add new colors to your palette.

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Get the Details That Brought These 15 Patios to Life (15 photos)

It’s easy to overlook the patio. Sure, a patio is convenient when you need a place to wipe your feet or leave your shoes before heading inside from the backyard, but it’s also an opportunity to enhance your indoor and outdoor living experiences by tying them together. A well-designed patio smooths the...

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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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  • Greg Alder
    Fruit Trees: Selection, Irrigation, and Care Greg Alder started gardening in Africa while living there as a Peace Corps teacher. Greg and his wife now raise their children and much of their food on an acre just outside of San Diego. Greg volunteers as a Master Gardener in addition to growing a lot of avocados […]
  • Lynlee Austell
    Beautiful Landscapes with Far Less Water Lynlee Austell-Slayter, MBA, UCCE Master Gardener, Sustainable Landscape Expert. Lynlee inherited her love of plants and nature from both her parents and grandparents. Her mother was a botanist and science teacher. Her grandfather and father collected state fair ribbons for their horticultural talents. Her father also worked as a […]
  • Debra Lee Baldwin
    Designing with Succulents Whether your garden occupies an acre or a patio, succulents can serve as easy-care, low water problem-solvers. As Debra introduces these textural, intriguing plants–which come in every size and color–you’ll find inspiration and ideas to express your creativity and beautifully enhance your outdoor living spaces. Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored […]
  • Linda Bresler
    Carefree, Colorful California Gardens Linda is the owner of Living Designs by Linda, a landscape design and consulting firm that specializes in colorful, water-wise gardens that look lovely year-round. One of Linda’s landscape designs was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner, 2012 Garden of the Year, by San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine. She recently acquired […]