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Pros Share the Design Features Their Clients Want Right Now (13 photos)

Home professionals on Houzz say that over the last few years, homeowners have been rethinking the design features and elements that are best for their homes. The pandemic redefined what’s important for their clients. “Since people now have the option to work remotely, I am seeing...

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Bathroom of the Week: Light and Airy Look With a Wet Room (6 photos)

This couple loved the character of their 1930 Tudor home. But their main bathroom was a different story. A lavender toilet and tub and a pink pedestal sink sat juxtaposed with green and lavender tile. If that wasn’t enough, a dark walled-in shower, an awkward layout and virtually nonexistent storage...

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8 Inspiring Ideas From the 2022 London Design Festival (8 photos)

The relationship between nature and design was at the forefront of many designers’ minds at the 2022 London Design Festival, which comprised numerous events across the capital. The beautiful intricacies found in the natural world were used as a starting point for an array of surfaces, lighting and furniture....

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The 10 Most Popular Home Offices of Summer 2022 (10 photos)

This Trending Now story features the most-saved home office photos uploaded to Houzz between June 15 and Sept. 15, 2022.
The key to a well-designed home office is finding the right mix of style and function. And this countdown of the most-saved home office photos recently uploaded...

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Before and After: Gardens and Patios Transform 3 City Rooftops (9 photos)

A flat, usable rooftop can be a bonus space. It gives you the opportunity to create an outdoor oasis with unmatched sweeping vistas. It also comes with challenges, from hot sun to strong winds to less appealing views of machinery and vents. See how three designers turned barren and underused rooftop...

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12 Fresh Fall Container Designs for Your Home and Garden (13 photos)

If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your entryway or patio for fall, look no further than this fresh batch of container gardens — with tips from the designers on how to arrange your own. These rich designs combine fall favorites with unexpected ingredients, including preserved lotus pods, orange...

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Before and After: 3 Homes That Optimize Indoor-Outdoor Flow (17 photos)

Outdoor rooms should ease the transition from the house out into the landscape. However, at these three homes, the existing outdoor spaces (including decks, patios, porches, pathways and gardens) seemed disconnected from the architecture of the houses and the spaces inside.
The design professionals...

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Highlights From Maison & Objet 2022 (9 photos)

The Maison & Objet fair, held twice a year in Paris, has been a meeting place for professionals in lifestyle, interior decoration and design from around the world since 1995. The September 2022 show brought together more than 2,000 brands and nearly 60,000 visitors, a third of whom came from abroad....

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To-Dos: Your October Home Checklist (10 photos)

The leaves are falling, pumpkins are showing up at market, and the cozy comforts of home beckon — it must be October. Make the most of this month’s bountiful harvest, get some exercise raking leaves in the brisk air, and button down your house in preparation for winter. Then sit back, relax and warm...

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8 New Kitchens With Stylish Countertops (8 photos)

Countertops often account for a significant amount of surface area in a kitchen. So in addition to providing workspace, countertops also have an important effect on how a kitchen looks. Here, design and remodeling pros share details about various countertop materials, colors and pairings they used to...

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Houzz Tour: Spanish Colonial Home Gets a Colorful Makeover (16 photos)

Designer Alison Kandler and this homeowner have similar tastes in interior design. “She loves color and pattern as much as I do,” Kandler says. “The more whimsical and fun it is, the more we both are going to like it.” This became evident to the homeowner a few years ago when she was searching Los Angeles-area...

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Kitchen of the Week: Warm and Cheerful Style With Pink Cabinets (8 photos)

This couple wanted a kitchen that sparked joy — and they definitely weren’t getting that with their existing kitchen’s basic white and gray finishes and closed-off layout.
In search of a brighter, cheerier look with more storage and an improved layout, they turned to design-build pro Philip Hide....

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Houzz Tour: New Furnishings Suit Homeowners’ Love of Art (11 photos)

The clean and contemporary architecture of this downtown Austin, Texas, house suited its young homeowners. They called on the interior designers at Etch Design Group to help them furnish it. As often happens, the scope of the project grew a bit, including a new fireplace surround and a partial renovation...

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Pros Share the Design Styles Their Clients Request the Most (11 photos)

Forming a strong emotional attachment to a design style, aesthetic or point of view can happen naturally when you’re considering a new home project. You might gravitate toward certain design styles — whether it’s traditional, midcentury modern or a newer aesthetic like cottagecore, coastal grandmother...

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Bathroom of the Week: Light Look With a Blue-Green Vanity (5 photos)

Diana de los Rios’ Craftsman-style home has been in her family since it was built in 1924. It’d been remodeled over the years, but when she and husband Nicholas Santillan and their 4-year-old son moved in in 2021, they wanted to update the rooms with a fresh and timeless style.
A big focus was...

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Before and After: 3 Backyards With a Beautiful Water Feature (9 photos)

The sound of falling water brings a sense of peace and serenity to an outdoor space. It also creates a focal point within the landscape, drawing people to both the sound of moving water and the play of the water itself over the surfaces. The fountains in the three landscapes showcased below vary in size...

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Choose the Right Pendant Lights for Your Kitchen Island (29 photos)

The kitchen island pendant can be the jewelry of the kitchen, an important fixture to help with your everyday tasks and so much more. To help narrow down your choice from the seemingly infinite range of beautiful options, here’s a guide to choosing the type and style of pendant that suits your tastes...

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Houzz Tour: Woodsy Lakefront Getaway Designed for Generations (19 photos)

When remodeling your new vacation house, giving your interior designer a budget and letting her run with it takes a lot of trust. Almost as much trust as letting your spouse choose the house without setting foot inside it yourself. But that’s exactly what happened when an Atlanta couple with two young...

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Houzz Call: Show Us Your Recent Home Improvement Projects! (4 photos)

Houzz readers, did you kick off 2022 with a list of home improvement projects to tackle? Was this the year you hired a pro to get that dream kitchen or bath? Did you finally organize your pantry or closet? Perhaps you looked outdoors for inspiration and started a garden or built a new deck?
Whatever...

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Enhance Your Landscape This Fall With 8 Outdoor Projects (16 photos)

Fall days are still long and bright enough to make being outside pleasant but cooler than the summer heat, so the idea of taking on a landscape project is inviting. If you’re looking for ways to take advantage of fall days and also get a jump on gearing up for winter or spring projects, think about what...

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The Secret Ingredient to Make Any Room Feel More Inviting (13 photos)

You know the feeling of walking into a room and immediately feeling drawn to a certain area — whether it’s a cozy seating nook or an interesting collection on the mantel? If you can’t quite put your finger on what it is about the space or group of objects that seems alluring, there’s a good chance that...

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Patio of the Week: Stylish Outdoor Lounge and Exterior Refresh (11 photos)

After living in their 1960s San Diego home for more than 10 years, this family was ready to make some changes. They enlisted designer Melissa Prevost to help them renovate their home inside and out. Prevost started with the underused outdoor areas, working with the family to...

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Color Trends for 2023 at Maison & Objet (11 photos)

Color was at the heart of the recent Maison & Object trade fair (Sept. 8-12) in Paris featuring the latest furnishings, accessories, textiles and tableware. “Today color is a powerful antidote against the incessant waves of crises,” says trend forecaster Elizabeth Leriche in the introduction to Color...

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How to Make Your Kitchen Photography More Clickable (8 photos)

One of the ways you as a home professional can attract new clients is to showcase your work with appealing photography. David Duncan Livingston, a top interiors and architectural photographer based in the San Francisco...

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5 Stylish New Living Rooms Designed Around a Fireplace (5 photos)

A fireplace can be a statement-making focal point or a more subtle element of a harmonious design. To go in one direction or the other, designers play with furniture arrangement, decor and other features. Here, designers share how they created stylish living rooms around a fireplace.

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Simple Pleasures: Celebrate Fall With These Special Traditions (11 photos)

Apple picking, baking, crunching through piles of leaves, sipping warm drinks by the fire — these are just a few of the many simple pleasures autumn has to offer. Traditions like these become rich with meaning when returned to year after year, and sharing them with family and friends only makes them...

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5 Common Bathroom Design Mistakes to Avoid (8 photos)

Adding to or remodeling your house is one of the most exciting and creative processes you can go through. But with all that responsibility comes pressure to make informed decisions that will last. How can you make sure to get the right design for your lifestyle, stay within your budget and...

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Kitchen of the Week: Creamy White Cabinets and More Openness (14 photos)

This Oklahoma couple custom-built their home in the 1980s. After raising two kids and living in the home for more than 30 years, they decided the existing kitchen needed a major makeover. Shallow basic white cabinets, aging black appliances, white square tile flooring and red wallpaper on the walls and...

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How to Organize Your Entryway on Nearly Any Budget (14 photos)

It’s easy for your entryway to become a dumping ground for all the gear associated with your family’s endeavors. Whether you enter your home through your front door, garage or a side door, I recommend choosing solutions that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Fortunately, there are many...

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10 Top Flowering Native Plants for Beauty and Wildlife Benefit (11 photos)

These 10 tried-and-true native flowering plants have it all: attractive flowers, foliage and forms; few care requirements; and the benefit of supporting birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Essentially, they’re just as well-suited to home gardens as many non-native ornamental plants (and look good...

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Mar. 29, 2022

Italian Mesh

Italian Mesh adds modern texture & color to your designs. Italian Mesh, a finely woven metal textile, is easy to install on cabinet doors & panels, wall accents, furniture, and more. It is available as 59” x 36” sheets (shipped as rolls). We offer cut-to-size panels based on your project’s specifications for easy on-site installation. 

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Mar. 29, 2022

Rattan

Open Weave Rattan is available as sheets (shipped in rolls) or cut, soaked and stretched to your exact specifications resulting in a beautiful, airy insert for all of your furniture and cabinet applications. Choose from natural or bleached in 2 styles. Rattan will stretch over time if subjected to pressure so it is best to […]

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Jan. 13, 2022

How do YOU Tambour?

No wood component is more versatile than the tambour panel. Equally at home on walls, furniture, cabinetry or as appliance skins, tambour brings the outside in and provides texture, warmth and eco-friendly design to the home. Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood is proud to introduce 12 American Made Tambour profiles to their Kitchen, Bath […]

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Jan. 12, 2022

Mixed Material Legs

Is it wood with a metal accent, or metal with a wood accent? No matter what you call it, everyone wants it. At Designs of Distinction, both our Furniture Findings and Kitchen and Bath catalogs feature all the metal and wood accents you need. From our pretty 6” Tip Toed feet, to our 5” Island […]

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Jan. 12, 2022

Furniture Components

Furniture Findings by Designs of Distinction is featuring American Made Walnut, Ash and Maple furniture parts for the both large and small furniture makers. Metal accents including hand-woven grille, ferrules and sleeves in metallic finishes and stainless steel, as well as wrought iron table bases are just some of the stock parts available to furniture […]

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Jan. 12, 2022

New Columns

Designs of Distinctions Column Collection adds two new styles and increases the functionality of the most popular island support post. New to the line are the 6” Arts & Crafts Column and Pilaster and the 3.5” Wright Column and Wright Column with Detachable Foot. Our Arts & Crafts Column is a stately design that works […]

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Jan. 12, 2022

New Slimline Collection

Introducing Designs of Distinctions new Slimline Collection of low-profile accents for kitchen, bath and furniture. Understated, Contemporary, Clean. These are all attributes of today’s kitchen design, but that doesn’t mean decorative embellishment have disappeared entirely. It just means they are more subtle, elegant and designed to blend. Designs that scream “LOOK AT ME” are gone, […]

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Jan. 12, 2022

Toe Kick Feet

Make all your cabinetry have the look and feel of furniture by incorporating one of our 5 specially designed Toe Kick Bun Feet. These feet are sized to tuck perfectly into the toe kick area without having to slab the back of a regular foot. Less hassle, easier installation and better design. Four of our […]

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Jan. 12, 2022

Metal Accents

Add a touch of metallic to all your designs with our new line of Cabinet Accent Trim. Featuring slim profile, easy to install accent strips in multiple sizes. Available in 5 satin anodized finishes with pre-installed VHB tape for easy installation. Stock colors include: Satin Brass, Flat Black, Brushed Aluminum, Chrome and Warm Bronze. Looking […]

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Jan. 12, 2022

Il Pannello

The Panel. A simple form with extraordinary versatility. Creatively arrange your wines, knives, shelves and tech in an ever-changing format. The beauty of natural walnut and white oak are combined with subtle metallic finishes to create a unique, one of a kind storage and display system. With our Il Pannello system you can mix and […]

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