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Taupe Color: The Enigma and Its Appeal

If someone were to ask you to describe the taupe color, what would you say? Likely your answer would involve a mumblyjumble that includes words like “browny purply grey-ey tan” or something. The reality is, taupe is a gorgeous color, but it’s one that’s a bit more challenging to pin down. It is its very difficult-to-describe nature that makes taupe ...

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Garden Tour: A Small Courtyard with a Serene Water Feature

This striking paved space features lush plants in living walls, innovative lighting and intersecting channels of water Houzz Contributor. I’ve been writing for interiors magazines for over 10 years and… More Most garden design involves rethinking a space that doesn’t work. But when landscape architect Stefano Marinaz was asked to come up with ideas for a small walled plot behind ...

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Bathroom Countertop Storage Solutions With Aesthetic Charm

Although it’s possible for a bathroom to conceal everything inside closed cabinets, some things just need to sit on the counter. This often raises a problem: dealing with the need for a practical and aesthetically-pleasing bathroom countertop storage option. While there are definitely solutions, finding the right one can be quite difficult and a little bit of inspiration is always ...

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40 Cool Wall Clocks For Any Room Of The House

Whether it’s in the kitchen, craft room or home office, wall clocks work! Thankfully, there are tons out there that not only add the functional of telling time but they add personality and style too. Check out some of our fun finds and see if one strikes your fancy. Etsy starts us off with this shabby chic number. Above your mantle, ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Kitchen Extensions

Add-ons giving larger, more open kitchen spaces with loads of light and great garden views are transforming homes Houzz Contributor and founder of Architect Your Home – Interior Your Home, a country-wide… More Where once kitchens were small spaces to be concealed, people now love to have large, open cookspaces that form an important part of living. Extending a home ...

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Kitchen Tour: Fresh White and Wow Details in a Northern Irish Kitchen

This bright, contemporary kitchen looks simple, but it’s packed with painstakingly designed details and smart ideas Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several… More Although relatively new, the kitchen in this detached home in Northern Ireland wasn’t ticking many design boxes. The units were dark and their tops were clearly visible from the mezzanine ...

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Small Outdoor Space | Maximize Your Outdoor Space

You don’t need a large backyard space to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you want to sit outside in the springtime or cozy up in the fall, your geographical location does not matter when it comes to a balcony or patio space. Use these backyard, patio, and courtyard ideas if you are ready to make the most of your available space. ...

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Neutral Colors in Home Interiors and Why You Need Them

A major part of interior design is being able to display your personal style through your home décor. It is unfortunate, then, that neutral colors have gotten a bad reputation among certain circles as being “boring,” “builder grade,” and “generic.” Neutral colors are a critical element of any successful home interior for a number of reasons, not the least of ...

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DIY Bathroom Vanity Ideas Perfect For Repurposers

A bathroom vanity isn’t exactly a complex piece of furniture so you could safety assume that you might be able to build one yourself. The easiest option would be to repurpose an existing furniture piece or even something completely different, not meant to be used in this way at all. Check out some of our ideas for DIY bathroom vanity ...

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How to Create an Eclectic Bathroom

These bathing spaces trawl the style panoply for looks, influences and touches that can be combined to brilliant effect Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several… More The Collins dictionary definition of eclectic is: composed of elements drawn from a variety of sources, styles, etc. It’s a broad idea when applied to interiors, but ...

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