more about: home design

This home takes pet-friendly design to a whole new level

We’ve admired Western homes’ pet-friendly decorating and landscaping, but never before have we encountered a home that was so carefully redesigned to meet its feline residents’ needs. Intricate catwalks and arches, clever scratching posts, and more purr-fect details make this California house a paradise to the 15 (yes, 15) rescue cats who dwell there. Nice find, Houzz TV!

Our favorite new design book (& Giveaway!)

One of our pet peeves when we’re considering homes for publication in the magazine is when an interior looks Decorated with a capital D–that is, like a pristine showcase for a designer rather than a place that looks lived in by actual people. That’s why we’re loving the new design book Sage Living (Chronicle Books; $30) by Anne Sage, the L.A.-based lifestyle blogger and co-founder of […]

6 ways to kid-proof your home

Writer and blogger Jody Brettkelly has four kids, so when it comes to designing with tough materials, she’s an expert. She shared the three most important tips she learned while remodeling her Oakland home, plus her top six near-invincible fabrics, floors, and stone.

Bag of tricks

This week, we’re all about surprising ways to spruce up your space: