How to Take the Stress Out of Moving … for Pets (11 photos)

Not many people enjoy moving house. It’s a time of great upheaval and requires enormous amounts of planning and energy. But in-between dealing with solicitors and packing up rooms, spare a thought for your pets. Cats and dogs often find house moving stressful and disorientating, too.
Cats are…


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World of Design: 15 Swimming Pools With Dream Views (18 photos)

One in a new series from Houzz international editors on how our lives shape home design around the world
If you could have any view of the world from your backyard swimming pool, what would it be? A long stretch of sunny blue coastline, a range of rugged age-old mountains, a deep green…


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Plant Profile: Devil's Ivy, a Vining Winner for Black Thumbs (5 photos)

Known for its leafy good looks and air purifying qualities, Devil’s Ivy is a welcome indoor plant choice, and is low-maintenance, too.
Plant at a Glance
Common name: Devil’s ivy (also golden pothos, hunter’s robe, ivy arum, money plant, silver vine, Solomon Islands…


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10 Unexpected Bathroom Colour Combos (10 photos)

Even the most innovative decorator can end up playing it safe when it comes to the bathroom. Perhaps it’s because we give so much attention to the main reception rooms, where we spend the vast majority of our time, that the bathroom becomes something of an afterthought.
A standard white three-piece…


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Smart Storage Solutions for Messy Entries (13 photos)

Entries are magnets for clutter. Shoes, mail, bags and sporting gear are just some of the items that regularly take up residence in entry zones. Whip the area into shape by introducing storage that will eliminate mess, maintain order and make the area…


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Houzz Call: Home Farmers, Show Us Your Edible Garden (5 photos)

Edible gardens flourish during the summer, and farmers markets seem to overflow with fresh fruits and vegetables. We want to know – what does your edible garden look like right now? Are your herbs, vegetables and fruits thriving? Do you have a backyard, balcony or rooftop garden? Are you growing your…


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13 Decorating Tips for Short-Term Rentals (16 photos)

Decorating a temporary space is always a dilemma. You want to feel at home, but when you know the space won’t be home for long, it can be hard to justify a large investment. For these in-between accommodations, I’ve put together some of the best ways to add life, colour and a sense of you to a…


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USA Houzz: French Country Comes to California (21 photos)

For people who love design and architecture, looking at some homes is something like gazing at rugged isles, a rolling mountain range or the point where white sand meets the strong blue of the ocean – they are just so beautiful it hurts. Of course, no human-made structure is a real match for the majesty…


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