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Smart Ideas You Have to Steal from the Most Popular Utility Rooms (7 photos)

Be creative in a small spaceIf there’s one thing Houzzers are remarkably good at, it’s finding clever solutions to small space living. This ingenious utility room in a cupboard is a great example of how to squeeze a laundry area into a kitchen-diner. The homeowners have had a cupboard custom-built to house the washing machine […]

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10 Rooms on Houzz That Sum Up Jackie Kennedy’s 1960s Style (10 photos)

Lighten upIf you think your renovation plans feel overwhelming, put yourself in the former First Lady’s shoes, faced, in 1961, with a White House in need of a decorative overhaul (she had the presidential home painstakingly restored the same year). According to the White House Museum, the building has 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms across […]

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The 11 Most Popular Kitchen Photos on Houzz and What They Tell Us (11 photos)

Embrace cottage styleThis cottage-style kitchen was a clear winner; you wanted to know everything about it, from the paint colours to where the floor tiles, cupboards, worktops, range cooker and even the shelving were from. The design is a clever mix of country and contemporary and it clearly ticked a lot of Houzzers’ kitchen wish […]

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10 Snazzy Styling Tips for Your Mantelpiece (11 photos)

Houzz contributor, interior design project manager and blogger. I have a passion for all things beautiful combined with a meticulous eye for detail. Through my company, Feioi, I offer design advice and a complete project management service for stress-free interior design. Houzz contributor, interior design project manager and blogger. I have a passion… More Source […]

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10 Brilliant Ways to Use Wasted Space in the… Kitchen (10 photos)

Pick pint-sized appliancesDon’t assume that big is better when it comes to kitchen appliances. It’s possible to find smart styles designed for small spaces – and you don’t have to sacrifice precious storage to shoehorn them in. For example, this electric Aga is just 60cm wide, meaning the cosy cottage kitchen you’ve been hankering after […]

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10 Ways to Make Your Décor Feel More Grown-up (11 photos)

Up the luxe with a faux-fur blanketHere’s an easy one: buy a faux-fur blanket, then fold it neatly at the end of your made bed. (Yes, made bed. You’re a grown-up now.) Then, when you feel like swapping things around, take that same blanket and drape it casually over a side chair, or spread it […]

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Ideas to Steal From Your Fantasy Holiday Cottage Bedroom (11 photos)

Try out a twinTwin guest rooms are common in holiday cottages, where bedrooms are often shared by children or friends. It’s also a good tip for a flexible spare room at home – and can look beautiful. In this coastal-style room, the décor is kept airy with plenty of white and a subtle dash of […]

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How to Add Character to Your Kitchen With Paint (12 photos)

Step 1: wash your walls Kitchen walls tend to get greasy with minute particles of airborne oil, especially around the cooking area. “It’s always a good idea to wash the walls with a sugar soap solution before you start decorating,” advises Shillingford. “It’s not a difficult job, but it can be awkward, so make sure […]

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Houzz Tour: A Bold Extension Soars on this Victorian Semi (18 photos)

Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several books on design and numerous features for glossy homes mags over the years. For Houzz, I cover decorating ideas and trends and interview designers and professionals for their insights to create in-depth features. My favourite pieces to write, though, are Houzz Tours, […]

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10 Ways Photographic Art Can Enhance Your Home (10 photos)

Identify the perfect positionWhen styling a room with art, it’s a good idea to assess the space and determine the key areas you want to fill. With a fireplace, it’s an interesting tactic to avoid the obvious – hanging an artwork on the chimney breast – and select, instead, a pair of matching works to […]

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