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

Ask an expert: How to take care of your lawn this spring

Q: What is the best way to take care of my lawn this spring? A: … Read more

Yards are springing to life

Winter nights are silent. You can go to bed, pull up a warm comforter and … Read more

Restoring raised beds without using dry fertilizers

Are your raised beds in jeopardy? Is the potting soil worn out after last summer’s … Read more

Splurge or save: coffee tables

A coffee table can make a stylish and functional focal point for any living room. … Read more

Designer beds: 6 looks to charm you

I love being a part of a small, locally owned store, with all the freedom … Read more

10 tips on using mirrors for design

Mirrors are often considered to be the hidden secret of design. Frequently just as powerful … Read more

How can I avoid wormy apple trees?

Q: What do I spray on my trees to keep from getting wormy apples? A: … Read more

A new angle for interior designs: curves

Rounded edges warm up the modern look

What was straight now curves. What was hard is now soft. There is a big … Read more

Phenology is nature’s calendar

Studying it leads to gardening success

One exciting aspect of gardening is the amount of knowledge we are assimilating without our … Read more

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