Houzz Tour: A Warm, Calm Palette Creates a Welcoming Home (7 photos)

  In the small guest bedroom, Flanagan used clever tricks to make the most of the space. “The owners already had the twin beds, but I added curved headboards to soften the angular space,” she says. “We used the pattern to unify the small area and picked a diamond design [from Osborne & Little’s Les … Continue reading Houzz Tour: A Warm, Calm Palette Creates a Welcoming Home (7 photos)

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These Clever Landscape Designs Rise to the Challenge (13 photos)

Post-renovation, the once imposing 22-foot-high concrete walls have become vertical surfaces on which to show off a recirculating waterfall. Two types of wisteria ( Wisteria sinensis and W. frutescens ), chosen for their staggered bloom times, frame the water feature.

5 Breezy Living Rooms That Open to the Outdoors (12 photos)

Houzz Contributor. Landscape designer, a former garden editor for Sunset Magazine and in-house designer for Sunset's Editorial Test Garden. Her garden designs have been featured in the Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping, Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings (cover), Inhabitat, and POPSUGAR.

A Baker’s Dozen Kitchen Cabinet Color Ideas (13 photos)

3. Periwinkle. This butler’s pantry off a kitchen in Boise, Idaho, embraces periwinkle paint for the cabinets from ceiling to floor. A pantry area can be a fun place to embrace a bold color, though here glass cabinet fronts help tone down the strong choice.