The Polite House: On Dogs at House Parties and Working With Relatives

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Houzz TV: This Amazing Lake House Made a Couple’s Dream Come True

 

Karen and Grant Richards bought a 5-acre parcel of land between a creek and the shores of Lake Austin, in Texas, with the dream of building a home that would serve as a retreat from their careers in San Francisco and, someday, as a place where they could spend their retirement years enjoying the outdoors. They turned to architect Brian Comeaux of Lake Flato Architects to help them create a modern lakeside home. But quickly, the forward momentum of their dream came to an abrupt stop.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

 

Use these ideas for clearing out the clutter and keeping rooms neat and tidy

Spring cleaning may get more of the hype, but I would argue that spring organizing is even more important. When your belongings are neat and tidy, your whole home feels cleaner and more inviting, and daily life is easier and more pleasant. If you’ve got the spring-cleaning bug, don’t stop there. Take advantage of your motivation and devote a weekend (or two) to clearing out clutter and getting organized all around the house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Organize Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

Rethink your nightstands, TV, once-worn clothing and more for restful nights of slumber

Imagine a clutter-free space dedicated to luxuriously restful slumber — a room where everything from the scent in the air to the sheets is carefully chosen to enhance feelings of relaxation, peace and (yawn…) sleep. You’ve got the blackout shades, now here are 10 little things, from bedtime rituals to smart storage solutions, to help turn your bedroom into the ultimate sleep cave.

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Barn-Style Never Looked So Elegant

Houzz Tour: Saddled-Up Chic for a Modern Barn-Style Home

 A mix of textures makes this family-friendly house comfy, welcoming and stylish

These homeowners found interior designer Tineke Triggs after admiring a very colorful room she’d completed for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase. “He called me up superexcited and said, ‘I loved your showcase room,’ but it was nothing like what I wound up doing for them,” Triggs says. Instead, a neutral color palette highlights brushed beadboard, rich saddle leathers, glittering brass accents, poofy faux fur and fringe — just a few of the textures the designer wound up weaving into this family-friendly modern barn-style house.
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To-Dos: Your May Home Checklist

With Mother’s Day and Memorial Day coming up this month, there is plenty of incentive to get those outdoor spaces ready to entertain. Tick these 10 items off your to-do list so you can get to the good stuff: hanging out around the grill, kicking back on the porch and savoring the season.
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