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The Clever Details Designers Use to Upgrade Interiors (10 photos)

May 21, 2017 1:45 pm

Although there’s no magic formula that ensures the creation of a beautiful space, there are a few tips you can employ to get you going in the right direction. At the heart of every room design is practicality — because you won’t enjoy that chic sofa so much when you discover that its covers are […]

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9 Reasons to Tile Your Ceiling (9 photos)

May 21, 2017 1:45 pm

If you’re looking to redecorate a room, or even simply to replace your old popcorn ceiling with something fabulous, consider a ceiling treatment that puts an ordinary material like tile in the place you’d least expect it. Here are nine reasons to consider tile for your ceiling design. Houzz Galleries

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Oscar-Winner Jeff Bridges Sells His Montecito Mansion (at a Discount)

May 20, 2017 1:45 pm

Photo: ShutterStock The Dude abides — by this sale. After listing the home two years ago, actor Jeff Bridges has finally sold his 5-bedroom, 5.5 bath house for just under $16 million. Bridges — best known for his roles in “The Big Lebowski,” “Crazy Heart,” and “Hell or High Water” — bought the property in 1994 […]

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In Search of Alvin Lustig

May 20, 2017 1:45 pm

Settling into a midcentury home in Los Angeles, a young couple celebrate its provenance: quite possibly a rare residential project by the legendary graphic designer.  “We could have imagined ourselves in a Craftsman bungalow,” recalls Andrew Romano. When he and his wife, Dustin Ferrer, first moved from New York to Los Angeles, their requirements were […]

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A New Sustainable Subscription Program Is Helping Us Rethink the Way We Shop For Linens

May 20, 2017 1:45 pm

San Francisco-based Coyuchi—pioneers in coastal-inspired organic cotton textiles for the home—is introducing a new subscription model that will make us re-think the way we shop for and use our bedding and towels. Every year, more than 10 million tons of textile waste ends up in America’s landfills, but Coyuchi is out to change that. Cleverly applying the […]

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A Lean Cabin in Washington Dismantles the Indoor/Outdoor Divide

May 20, 2017 1:45 pm

In Washington’s Methow Valley, a modern cabin with an outdoor living room allows views of the surrounding woodland and meadow to perforate its volume. By day, the Chechaquo Lot 6 cabin gives the impression of floating in a forest clearing; by night, its windows glow against the wooded darkness. From all vantage points, the landscape […]

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How to Infuse Your Home With the Flavor of India (10 photos)

May 20, 2017 1:45 pm

Are you drawn to the quintessential Indian aesthetic? Looking for inspiration to add its influences to your home? Use this checklist of typical design elements to help you bring a touch of Indian style to your interiors. Houzz Galleries

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9 New Decorating Ideas Featured This Week (9 photos)

May 20, 2017 1:45 pm

Every week, Houzz features dozens of fantastic homes and rooms with remarkable design characteristics. We pulled out some of our favorite decorating tips from feature stories this week to give you a list of notable tips and tricks to try in your next project. Each idea is also an entry point into related… Houzz Galleries

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Want to buy a home at the start of your career? Get one of these 10 college degrees

May 20, 2017 1:45 pm

A new report from realtor.com shows which degrees are best for homeownership, and one degree stands out above the rest with the fastest path to homeownership. On the opposite end of the spectrum, educator degrees present the slowest path the homeownership as it would take nearly seven years to save up for a home. HousingWire.com […]

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U.S. Homeowners Spend $15,000 in Hidden Costs to Sell a House

May 18, 2017 1:45 pm

Selling a home not only takes time, but also costs money. To help with budgeting, Zillow and Thumbtack identified several common – but often overlooked – seller expenses. From closing costs to home prep projects like carpet cleaning, U.S. homeowners can expect to spend more than $15,000 on these extra or hidden costs to sell the […]

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