Heather Martinez

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Flip for Decorating: The Bookcase

Learn how to arrange and decorate your bookcases to showcase your things.<p>Don't just fill your shelves. Color them, arrange them, decorate them, dress them, personalize them. The books you store on your shelves are just the beginning.

Home Decorating

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The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Home Decorating

278 The Most Cool Kitchen Designs Of 2013

A Window Seat For Your Cozy Home

After wrapping up another wonderful holiday season – well sort of, we still have New Year’s Eve to look forward to – it’s time to hit the hay. I …

Tell Us: Your 2014 Design Resolutions

We asked, you answered. Here are New Year's design goals from House Beautiful's Facebook fans. Share yours in the comments below!<p><b>1. Cheery Editing</b>"If an item doesn't make me smile, it will have to go. I want this to be the year that I edit and add with intention."— <i>Tammy</i><p><b>2. Quality Control</b> "To focus …

Flea Markets

Expert Advice: 10 Ways to Live with Less from Zero Waste Home

When Bea Johnson, her husband, Scott, and their two children moved from a large house to a temporary apartment while they were looking for a new home …


30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

Interior Design

24 Crazy Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas

More room to buy more things!<p>If you're lacking on kitchen storage space but aren't feeling a huge reno, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers, and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days. No demo day required!

Storage Ideas

5 Low-Tech Essentials for Keeping the House Warm

My family of four lives in a sweet cottage built almost 100 years ago in the Napa Valley. It has great bones and many original features (double-hung …

Napa Valley

10 Affordable Furniture and Decor Finds for the New Year

The new year has arrived, and if you’re anything like me, you’re looking around your home and dreaming of the DIY projects and room makeovers that …

From A Spacious Desk Into A Cozy Bed In Just A Second

It’s a new year and plenty of work to be done but, even though there is plenty of enthusiasm, it will eventually fade away and you’ll just want to …

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75+ Fabulous Designer Foyers

What a way to welcome your guests...<p>You know what they say about first impressions. Make sure the entryway furniture, paint color and seating you choose send the right message (as in, "Wow, you live <i>here</i>?").

Cleaning Has Never Looked So Chic: 10 Pretty Products That Get The Job Done

What Decorating Mistakes Drive You Nuts?

What's the decorating mistake decorators see in people's houses that always drives them nuts? Ten of the best do a little venting....<p>"Decorating that doesn't match the personality and lifestyle of the people living in it. You wouldn't wear the same clothes as your mother, and you shouldn't decorate …

Home Decorating

On the Road: A Makeover for a Maine Bus

An instant guest bedroom on wheels? That’s what Portland, ME-based architect Will Winkelman of Winkelman Architecture was asked to create from a 1959 …


15 Organization Apps That Will Change Your Life

Create calm from the chaos in your phone, pantry, and beyond.<p>There's a reason they call it a smartphone. Take advantage of everything your device has to offer and get your to-do list under control with a few hardworking apps. Your old-school planner doesn't stand a chance.


Jellyfish House: Cantilevered Rooftop Pool with Glass Floor

A pool with a glass floor projects off the second story of a modern concrete home, giving those relaxing on the semi-enclosed terrace below a fun …

Designers' Simplest Makeover Ideas

From adding dimmers to clearing out 'make-do' pieces.<p>From adding dimmers to finally saying goodbye to 'make-do' furniture, 6 interior designers share the secrets of their own quick-change acts.