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Kitchen Tour: An L-shaped Layout and Neutral Scheme Boost Space

A contemporary new kitchen gets pewter-colored cabinets accented by leopard-print bar stools and dark pendants Houzz Editorial Staff. Writing about the cost of renovation and what it takes to… More Kitchen at a GlanceWho lives here: A family of fourLocation: Markham, Ontario, USASize: 21.8 square metresDesigner: Soda Pop Design The backstory: The homeowners contacted designer Cynthia Soda because they were ...

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Sleepover-Friendly Bedrooms the Kids Will Love

Whether it’s hidden or on show, an extra bed that’s ready to go will make slumber parties a breeze Houzz Contributor with over 15 years as an interiors writer, stylist and content… More Tired of blowing up air beds for impromptu sleepovers, or setting up mattresses in the living room? Then perhaps it’s time to upgrade your child’s bedroom into ...

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Sleepover-Friendly Bedrooms the Kids Will Love

Whether it’s hidden or on show, an extra bed that’s ready to go will make slumber parties a breeze Houzz Contributor with over 15 years as an interiors writer, stylist and content… More Tired of blowing up air beds for impromptu sleepovers, or setting up mattresses in the living room? Then perhaps it’s time to upgrade your child’s bedroom into ...

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10 Beautiful Blue Bed Linen Schemes for Dreamy Bedrooms

Check out these ideas for using different shades of blue to boost your bedroom’s appeal As well as being a Houzz UK and Ireland contributor, I have been involved in creating… More Blue’s versatility is ideal for a bedroom, as its many variations can create different looks: navy is rich and sumptuous; pale blue feels fresh and clean. If you ...

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How To Decorate A Large Living Room

The most important area in every home is the living room, regardless of whether it has been designed as a reception saloon, dining area, play zone for kids, or a peaceful reading nook. Basically, spacious living rooms can assume several different roles, especially with no extra rooms around to cover for those. This is why big living room ideas should ...

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Modern Kitchen Trash Can Ideas For Good Waste Management

The humble trash can doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it deserves. We often dismiss it and we take it for granted without taking the time to realize that there’s more than one way to think about this. Where I come from everyone keeps their kitchen trash can under the sink, inside the cabinet. While that can be convenient ...

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Fresh Color Combinations: Colors that Go With Gray

At its purest, gray is the perfect blend of black and white, which makes it the epitome of neutrality and balance. Of course, when gray is used in interior design, there are undertones (warm or cool) to be identified and considered when creating color combinations. Although gray itself refrains from exuding emotion, it is likely pretty pleased to be the ...

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Garden Tour: An Outdoor Space Fit for Lounging and Entertaining

Relaxing and socialising is easy in this low-maintenance garden complete with its very own mini retreat Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More When the owners of this property asked Claire Burrage of Clara Bee to redesign their garden, the main thing that dominated the view from the house was a trampoline. ...

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9 Living Room Choices Guaranteed to Divide Opinion

From what art to hang to what goes on the windows, it’s all about compromise when it comes to decorating the living room Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More The living room is the space that everyone makes a beeline for to relax and hang out, so it goes without saying ...

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Wicker Baskets – Incredibly Versatile And Practical Even Today

We’ve seen them around and we consider them rustic, old and even very familiar even when we’ve never actually used them. We’re talking about wicker baskets. They have, indeed, a long and rich history. We often associate them with rattan furniture and other accessories with which they bear similarities. Wicker furniture is believed to have been around since ancient Egypt ...

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How to Share a Small Bedroom – Without Falling Out

Don’t let a tiny sleep space kill the love between you and your partner! Follow these design tricks and tips for happy co-habiting Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several… More Sharing a small home with your partner can put pressure on both of you. It is harder to be forgiving of mess, but ...

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Dressing Table Ideas For Every Size Bedroom (Even Tiny Ones)

Always wanted a dressing table? Then take a look at these clever designs Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More Often overlooked in bedroom design, the humble dressing table could be worth a second thought, as the right one can elevate a room from functional to luxurious. Don’t think you can ...

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