Pruner recounts sharpening her skills in Japan

Deft pruning will make a plant more handsome but is done principally for practical reasons … Read more

Fitting 40 pieces of art in a basement apartment

When George Dant decided to downsize, he didn't go far from home. He moved from … Read more

Experts recommend top trash cans

At its most basic level, a trash can “has to work,” says Julie Carlson, founder … Read more

The spark your space is missing

Sometimes an unexpected, eye-catching piece can take a room from ordinary to extraordinary. Designer Patrick … Read more

Bring the man cave into the light with these ideas

While the dark, dingy man cave with the mismatched recliners has gone the way of … Read more

Cosmos are an easy, colorful flower to grow

A research paper on the cosmos flower stated: “The No. 1 reason everyone should grow … Read more

How to prepare for an estate sale

When a loved one passes on, there are a number of financial aspects that need … Read more

Why the shade garden is so underrated

Shade gathers from year to year in the garden like the wrinkles on your face, … Read more

Splurge or save: chinoiserie — fun, colorful designs

“Chinoiserie has stood the test of time” and “is as relevant now as it was … Read more

The 7 keys to making your foyer five star-worthy

Your foyer is the first and last thing you see when walking through your front … Read more

Outdoor lighting adds beauty, safety to your home

The right outdoor lighting can redefine a property, adding not only safety and security but … Read more

Gloves on? Spade ready? Planting season has arrived

We’ve waited months, weeks, days to enjoy planting our favorite flowers and vegetable starts, and … Read more

Put style front and center in your back yard

Splurge — or save to create an outdoor space fit for summer picnics, parties, potlucks

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to move the party outdoors and consider … Read more

Gardening’s present will always be rooted in the past

Exhibit shows gardening throughout the ages

Is it possible to pour the entire well of American garden history into 10 glass … Read more

Tricks to having a weed-free lawn

Weeds are popping up in my lawn. What do I do? Q: How do I … Read more

The top 5 hotel decor trends you can bring home

Thanks to social media, we’re now able to travel the world with a few scrolls … Read more

Do black-stainless-steel appliances have staying power?

When the Toronto Interior Design Group dreamed up a kitchen for one of its cooking-obsessed … Read more

New luxury at LAX

LOS ANGELES - For all those celebrities and wealthy travelers who don’t want to wade … Read more

Clever organizing products to keep clutter under control

I’m always searching for storage products and other organizational tools for my clients. Although I … Read more

Spring’s a tentative time for gardening in Central Oregon

Will it or won’t it? Should we or shouldn’t we? Big questions to be answered … Read more

A garden for special-needs kids grows

DAVIE, Fla. — The banana peels come from the pie shop. The carrot pulp comes … Read more

Break the rules with these colorful couches

Splurge — or save — on these sofas that can add a much-needed pop of color to your living room

A sofa is a big investment. It should be beautiful but functional and also a … Read more

How do couples live in tiny homes without killing each other?

Most couples I know wouldn’t consider sharing a studio apartment. When my partner and I … Read more

A furniture restorer on tape residue, DIY reupholstery and more

Christophe Pourny, an expert furniture restorer and author of “The Furniture Bible,” was the guest … Read more

10 tips for affordable nursery design

Nursery design doesn’t have to break the bank. There are a number of cost-saving and … Read more

Ask an expert: When should I prune my trees?

Q: When is the best time of year to prune my trees? A: There is … Read more

Home design: high standards, low budget

Decorating your home in style doesn’t have to cost a fortune

Friends of mine would probably describe me as “crafty” and “creative.” But that’s just because … Read more

Get ready to garden, tips and tricks

According to a friend who religiously monitors her peach tree, the development is approximately three … Read more

Relaxing in a garden of water-saving succulents

FOLSOM, California — While working in her Folsom garden, Terri Tollette can get lost. She … Read more

10 tips for picking the best art

Artwork in many spaces can make a wow factor. Whether the desire is to create … Read more

Revitalize the room where you recharge

Splurge — or save — to spruce up your ‘sanctuary’

Paloma Contreras, an interior decorator and design blogger, is redesigning the master bedroom of her … Read more

Tips for personalizing your first apartment

Chances are you’ll spend more waking hours in your first cubicle than your first post-college … Read more

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