Marijuana: Is it safe during pregnancy?

With the indiscriminate use of marijuana today and the legalization of the drug in many states for recreational use, marijuana is becoming a problem among women who are pregnant, or who are trying to get pregnant. The question is, is it safe? The short-term answer is no. In its simplest form, marijuana acts as both […]

How to Bring the Beauty of Reclaimed Wood to the Bath (13 photos)

Reclaimed wood has never been more popular, making its way from basement bars all the way up to elegant master bathrooms. Used on flooring, vanities, accent walls, mirror frames and even tub surrounds, this material adds warmth and rich texture. It’s also a wonderful contrast to the usual bathroom...

Shop Houzz: The Hourglass — It’s Having a Moment (53 photos)

A timepiece used by the ancient Greeks and Romans, the hourglass became a must-have for nautical navigation. The sinuous shape with the pinched middle may have even inspired fashionable women to wear corsets. Explore this ever-popular form that’s been treated to sleek redesigns in the Houzz Shop....

10 Fountains to Bring Your Garden to Life (10 photos)

Fountains can provide a welcome screen from street noise, attract beautiful birds and butterflies, create a garden focal point and (most important) invite relaxation. Here are 10 examples of fountains to enhance your garden,...

Celebrate Spring All Year With Florals in the Kitchen (10 photos)

Do you love florals? If you have floral-print bedding in the boudoir, trailing-flower wallpaper in the living room and even rosy blooms in the bathroom, why not go all the way and let flower power take root in the kitchen, too? You can be as daring or as delicate as you like with this look, whether you...

‘Wolf Hall’ Style: The Secrets of Tudor Architecture (16 photos)

Although style periods never have fixed beginnings and ends and tend to overlap with other movements, the Tudor period is generally agreed to have taken place between the late 15th century, with the accession of Henry VII to the throne in 1485, and the end of Elizabeth I’s rule in 1603. The architectural...

The Best Furniture Pieces for EVERY Home

Something I hear from friends who don’t plan on living where they are for long, or who are anticipating a change to their current space, is “I don’t know whether I should spend money on this.” That’s always a tough call, a subjective one. But there are a select few versatile pieces that you can find a place for in practically any home, be it a small studio or an expansive family home, a modern city apartment or quaint country house. Don’t hesitate to spend on these nine items below—you’ll use them no matter where you live.

Houzz Tour: Light, Art and a Floating Bed in a Chic London Flat (14 photos)

There are benefits to renting a home before you buy your own, including having the chance to work out what you like and don’t like, designwise. So it was for the owner of this two-bedroom apartment in London’s Notting Hill. “She had only rented before,” says Kia Sunda, the interior designer behind...

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