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How to get the most out of the space below the stairs

by Nicole Jacobs, Houzz The area at the bottom of the entryway staircase can be tricky to decorate — or even to put to any practical use. If you have plenty of square footage and money on hand, building a powder room, closet or office might make sense, as long as an adjoining basement staircase doesn’t block your plan. But […]

5 clever ways to put a ledge to good use

by Nicole Jacobs, Houzz One of my favorite unsung heroes of home design is the ledge. Its function is similar to a shelf, since you can put stuff on both. But shelves and ledges differ in terms of form. While a shelf is a horizontal piece affixed to a wall, a ledge may be built out of the wall like […]

Q&A with designer Soledad Alzaga

Our Designer Network is a group of trailblazers and icons that Sunset and sister publications Coastal Living and Southern Living work with to curate the best home designs for the magazines.

4 ways to display larger-than-life blooms

It may look fake, but this gerbera daisy was very real the day that California-based photographer David Leaser snapped the exquisite image.  See how Leaser’s gorgeous botanical prints can set the tone for indoor rooms.