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November 2015

10 Ways to Dress Up Your Kitchen Island (10 photos)

The kitchen island or peninsula is often the home’s hub, where family and friends gather to help with the cooking (or just the eating). This central position makes it an important design feature and a great place to add personality…

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To-Dos: Your December Home Checklist (11 photos)

With the winter holidays coming up (and all of the gift giving, decorating, cooking and planning that go along with them), and in some regions snow and ice to contend with, December is a busy month indeed. Keep your home…

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3 Easy DIY Gift and Wrapping Ideas (14 photos)

If you find yourself out of wrapping paper, need an activity for your kids, are looking for a last-minute gift for your neighbor or simply want to add a few handmade items to the gifts under your tree, here are…

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Shop Houzz: Cyber Monday Rug Deals (79 photos)

Since Amir Loloi founded his company in 2004, Loloi Rugs has been known for innovative designs. The rugs in the company’s collection range from affordable machine-made rugs to carpets made by hand using old-world techniques.
Sale prices valid now through…

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Room of the Day: Living Room Nods to Old Hollywood Glam (9 photos)

“People who rent should never feel like their hands are tied when it comes to design,” says interior designer Katie Hodges. When sprucing up her own apartment in Hollywood, California, she knew she would be staying awhile and wanted to…

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Houzz Tour: Modern and Connected to the Land (23 photos)

When the owner of this airy, one-story new build in Southwold, England, first approached Charles Barclay Architects about building a house on the site of an old barn, she was clear she didn’t want one that was “just a house…

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On the market: 1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon

I’m guessing you haven’t seen a living room quite like the one in this 1960s Reginald Gale-designed midcentury property in Barnstaple, Devon. Big thanks to Nick for the tip off. It is the first time on the market for Blindwell,…

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Photo Flip: 82 Fireplaces to Warm Your Heart (82 photos)

As the temperatures outside begin to drop, those extra throws and blankets start making their way out of storage, but when it comes to warming your bones, there are few substitutions for a roaring fire. Here’s a collection of 82…

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DIY: Shiny Gold Accents to Make Your Hanukkah Table Glow (9 photos)

With metallic yarn and a collection of glassware that you may already own, you can whip up a gorgeous menorah and create additional lights. Simply add tea lights to wineglasses and fill wide-mouthed vases with oil and floating wicks. Group…

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25 Gorgeous Holiday Mantels by Houzzers (25 photos)

We made the call, and you answered. Thank you so much to everyone who responded to our Houzz call and shared mantel photos. You all showed us everything from minimalist to “everything but the kitchen sink” approaches, and we love…

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10 Ways to Make Your Home a Haven (10 photos)

A home should be more than just somewhere to live. It should also be a retreat — a place in which you feel relaxed and nurtured. All too often, though, our houses slip into a more perfunctory role. Sometimes they…

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The Return of the High-Back Farmhouse Sink (17 photos)

I find it fascinating when a once-popular element of the home finds its way back onto the design scene in a fresh and relevant way. Such is the case with the high-back farmhouse sink. Found in houses as early as…

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My Houzz: Small-Space Living in a Restored Bungalow (19 photos)

Brian Hickman appreciates the imperfections of authenticity and the simple charm of period detail. So it’s no surprise that this serial remodeler bought a 1919 Craftsman bungalow fixer-upper in the Bluff Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California, and set…

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Kitchen of the Week: Double Trouble and a Happy Ending (9 photos)

Jules and Lawrence Duffy considered themselves lucky that their Jersey Shore, New Jersey, vacation home survived Hurricane Sandy in 2012 with only the basement destroyed. But in January 2014, they got a call from a neighbor: Water was pouring out…

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FX Awards 2015: A snapshot of the evening

Katherine Houston

The 2015 FX Awards was quite possibly one of our best years yet. We've received a notable amount of positive feedback from what was an impressive evening filled with celebrations, fine dining, a bit of…

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From Falling-Down Garage to Tidy Guest Quarters (9 photos)

Eric and Marianne Haesloop’s garage didn’t have a lot going for it. The decaying structure took up a prime sunny spot at the rear of the lot. And besides, living in such a walkable neighborhood near plenty of transit lines,…

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