My Houzz: A Travel-Inspired Tropical Oasis in California (27 photos)

House at a GlanceWho lives here: Michelle Derviss and her rescue dog, CliffordLocation: Novato, CaliforniaSize: 950 square feet (88 square meters); two bedrooms, one bathroom Landscape designer Michelle Derviss describes her personal style as “travel-inspired eclectic.” “International travel and study has always pulled at my heartstrings. I love immersing myself into other cultures and exploring […]
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Before and After: Dramatic Changes for Actor Gavin Houston’s Home (12 photos)

Photos by Jack Bremen House at a GlanceWho lives here: Gavin HoustonLocation: Los AngelesDesigner: David Veltman of Spazio LA “Gavin was very involved in the design and picking products,” says Veltman, pictured here next to Houston, right. “He knew what he liked, which was a neat, crisp, clean look with lots of white.” The overall […]
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A French Farm Gets Fixed Up for a Family of 14 (48 photos)

One of Dupuis’ brothers-in-law is an architect, and he drew up the plans for the renovation. He then put the family in touch with Cottin, who specializes in construction management: He does not run his own building company but instead selects professionals according to the needs of the client and manages them throughout the project. […]
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New This Week: 4 Kitchens That Wow With Wood Beam Ceilings (8 photos)

3. Reclaimed Retreat Designer: Alethea SadowskiLocation: Excelsior, MinnesotaSize: 216 square feet (20 square meters); 12 by 18 feet Homeowners’ request. A durable, functional family kitchen that would feel connected to the surrounding landscape. Wood beams. “We had nice high ceilings to work with, and we wanted to introduce elements of warmth both within the kitchen […]
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