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What's Trending in Living Rooms Right Now?

By Bryan Anthony, HouzzA well-designed living room should create an inviting atmosphere no matter the style. This design philosophy holds true for the most popular living room photos added to Houzz in the last three months. Whether the room features a minimalist aesthetic, a nautical touch or an industrial edge, these spaces provide great decorating ideas. In reverse order, here are the most popular living room photos uploaded from July to September, as measured by the number of people who saved them to their ideabooks in that period.Kelly Rogers Interiors, original photo on Houzz6. Green with envy. A Massachusetts family of four that loves color turned to designer Kelly Rogers to infuse their living room in vivid shades of green. Rogers selected a pair of celery green velvet swivel chairs and matched them up with a carpet and drapes in...

If You're Looking For a Healthy Lifestyle, This Might Be The Type of Community For You

For thousands of homebuyers across the U.S., total wellness has become a way of life, and typical fitness amenities alone don’t make the cut when looking for a new community. Those seeking opportunities to put down roots in communities that embrace a healthy-living lifestyle can look to Freehold Communities and...

6 Timeless Decorating Trends That Will Never Go Out Of Style

By Anne Colby, Houzz When looking through photos of beautiful high-end rooms, it can be tempting to think, “If I had that kind of money, of course I could create a gorgeous living room (dining room, bedroom) like that.” But a gazillion-dollar budget doesn’t guarantee a great-looking room. And you...

Your Complete Guide to Tile Terminology

By Janet Dunn, Houzz Don’t know your terra cotta from your travertine, your bullnose from your bicottura? All trades have their jargon — a language that professionals understand but that can bewilder consumers — and the tile industry is no exception. Although buying tile doesn’t require a degree in tile...

Why Post and Beam Construction is the Simplest Solution

By Bud Dietrich AIA, HouzzSimple and transparent while being an elegant expression of craft, post and beam construction has a lot to offer. It's one of my favorite building methods.First, post and beam construction is just so simple. We just can't get any more direct than having vertical posts that...