Monthly Archive: December 2014

Shop Houzz: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Style (67 photos)

For more than 75 years, the musical film released January 1, 1939 that follows Dorothy and her fantastical journey through Oz to meet the Wizard has enchanted audiences. Remember the magic of the Emerald City and the vivid visual elements that make Oz so special? There’s no place like the Houzz Shop,…

Paring Down for Dramatic Effect (9 photos)

“There is nothing simple about simplicity. … Simplicity is complexity,” writes interior designer Nancy Braithwaite in her new book, Simplicity. For Braithwaite design is all about the difficult task of skillful editing with a well-trained eye. She works with a range of styles and a wide…

Shop Houzz: The Ultimate Cleaning Tools (55 photos)

Cleaning may not be half as fun as picking paint colors, but a good scrubbing or a quick 10-minute refresh sure goes a long way toward making a room shine. And with the right tools, cleaning your home feels less like work. The Houzz Shop stocks the titans of cleaning — everything from high-powered…

The Case for Functional Garden Design (12 photos)

Before the landscape architects of the 20th century followed their architecture colleagues and looked away from historical references for their inspiration, garden design tended to be solely about decoration, ornamentation and the cultivation of plants. While many garden layouts still reflect the homeowner’s…