8 Paint Colors for Your Powder Room

A powder room is a good area to take an opportunity with color. When you’ve got a room that is so modest in size, opt to make it a stunning exclamation point with daring paint choices — bypassing other decorating rules you might have heard. Such color can provice a real wow moment for guests, […]

Modern Icons: Eames Hang-It-All

Sometimes people get so caught up in trying to make a museum-quality midcentury modern aesthetic in the home they forget the look can be a lot of fun. If you are carrying your icons too seriously, look at how much fun Charles and Ray Eames had with their layouts. They never lost their sense of […]

Readers' Choice: Area of 2011 Living

In 2011, Houzz readers wanted smart and simple strategies on the best way to redesign their principal living spaces. Great rooms have been huge this season — each room in the house has become multipurpose. Living rooms also played with distinct seating areas, and numerous layers of light. Houzz users loved spaces with daring light […]

Fantastic Compositions: Walls' Language

What’s the language of a wall? A wall can tell a story concerning the essence of the distance it confines. From the Japanese Tea House, the wall is additive: a layering of wood frames and sliding screens. From the ancient ruins of Mesa Verde, the cliff is carved into little dwellings as occupied earthen chambers. […]

Plan for Summer: Protect Your Family With a Safe Pool

With winter on its own way, it’s a good time to evaluate your pool and have it ready for the sunny days of summer. Each year, a number of pool accidents are reported. Some occur on the perimeters and other people inside the pool of the pool. Slippery areas are among the most problematic. Though […]

Houzz Tour: Art-Filled Pied-á-Terre at Washington, D.C.

Though this modern penthouse is indicated by magnificent views of Washington, D.C and bold modern décor, it was the clients’ art collection that ultimately dictated the look of this area. When designer Andreas Charalambous of FORMA Design has been asked to work on this penthouse, producing particular vignettes for works by Richard Serra and Graham […]

Street Smart: Launched Bohemian-Style Curtains

These stunning drapes slide across a large bay window in my Brooklyn yoga studio, Kula Williamsburg. I really like the mix of the rich velvet curtains with the sheer, gauzy overlay. So I set out to create a similar appearance with my bedroom loft windows. HereI share my inspiration and a peek at the way […]