A Fun Way to Find Your Decorating Style (& More Links)

by hookedonhouses on April 18, 2014

Houzz Decorating Style Quiz Transitional

1. How Would You Describe Your Style?

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This Small Cabin Was Designed With One Big Difference

by hookedonhouses on April 17, 2014

Tiny Cabin 400 square feet

Tiny houses of all kinds intrigue me. I love seeing how people pare things down to the essentials to make them work. You wouldn’t know by looking at it, but this 400 square-foot “ESCAPE Cabin” was designed by architect Kelly Davis with a major feature that most don’t have… [click to continue…]


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9 Things Mariah Carey’s House Has That Yours Doesn’t

by hookedonhouses on April 16, 2014

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Selling Hamptons Style Estate LACelebrity Super Couple Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are selling their house in L.A. for nearly $13 million. The listing calls it a “Magnificent Hamptons-style estate on an acre with views to the Stone Canyon Reservoir.” Here are 9 things their house has that yours (probably) doesn’t… [click to continue…]


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Renita's 1940s Farmhouse Colonial in New YorkRemember the Kitchen Contest I hosted last year? Renita’s impressive makeover took home the prize. She’s an “antiquing fanatic” who wanted to make it look like it belonged to a simpler time. Now she’s selling her charming Farmhouse Colonial in New York and offered to show us around the rest of her home… [click to continue…]


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A Traditional Foursquare in Texas & More Houses For Sale

April 11, 2014

1. A Traditional American Foursquare in Lockhart, Texas

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How Maria Gave Her Outdated Kitchen a Fresh New Look

April 9, 2014

One of the first blogs I read each day is color expert Maria Killam’s, and when I saw the makeover she gave her kitchen, my jaw dropped. Take a look at how open and bright the once dark and dated room looks now…

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Artist Lark Upson’s Arts & Crafts-Style Cottage in Vermont

April 8, 2014

Shortly after I got married, my mother-in-law gave me a gift subscription to Better Homes and Gardens, and she’s been renewing it for me every year since (thanks, Norma!). That means that when the September 1998 issue came out, I probably saw (and loved) the feature about the artist and furniture maker Lark Upson’s “Storybook […]

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Spanish Bungalow Makeovers on “American Dream Builders”

April 7, 2014

Nate Berkus is back on TV with American Dream Builders, a show that’s kinda Extreme Makeover: Home Edition-meets-Design Star. Each week two teams of designers renovate and decorate a house, and someone from the losing team goes home. The Designer Drama threatens to derail the show at times, though. Take last night’s ep, which had them renovating […]

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