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Frank Organ
April 22, 2014 5
During the flower-power days of the 1960s, Donovan sang about “being mad about saffron” in his hit song Mellow Yellow. Are we still mad about yellow in our gardens, and can it be mellow? Nature commonly uses yellow, with spring flowers like daffodils, forsythia and primroses, but can we use this bright color...
My Houzz: Art Inspires an Aussie Remodel
Luci Dibley | April 22, 2014 5
A love affair with leafy streets and everyday conveniences brought Jenny and Sergio Benassi back to the suburb where they lived years before. They found a home that was, in Jenny’s words, “just right.” The 1934 home was in its original condition...
Create Garden Mystery With a Zigzag Path
Jay Sifford | April 22, 2014 8
Bed and pathway lines are important to how we view and navigate our gardens. A good garden designer will employ these shapes to influence moods and to dictate how and how quickly we move through a garden. Straight paths are utilitarian, moving people...
16 Ideas for a Healthy, Feel-Good Home
Laura Gaskill | April 22, 2014 12
As the warmer months draw nearer, you may be thinking about ways to improve your lifestyle by eating healthier, getting outside more or losing...
Guest Picks: Kid-Friendly Side Tables
{darlene} weir | April 22, 2014 3
Decorating can be fun, but it can be extra challenging when you have small children to consider. This collection of kid-friendly side tables will convince you that design compromise is not necessary; most of the tables below won’t be a disaster if a...
How to Keep Your Upholstery Looking Good
Becky Dietrich | April 22, 2014 11
“What do you mean I have to maintain my new sofa? I spent all this money on the thing and now it wants more of my time and attention?!” I used to hear this all the time when I sold furniture for a living. As soon as I started...
An Urban Greenhouse Overflows With Edibles
Annie Thornton | April 22, 2014 5
In their greenhouse in San Francisco, Tom Cowan and Lynda Smith currently grow lettuce, radicchio,...
Just Passing Through: How to Make Passageways an Experience
Elizabeth Miller | April 21, 2014 6
Circulation pathways take up a lot of square footage in a home, so make every inch count when you’re getting from here to there — even if you’re just walking between rooms. Passageways can be more interesting if the wall is thicker. Once...
Salvage Style: A DIY Upholstery Project Makes a Grand Entrance
Shelly Leer | April 21, 2014 17
When it’s time to refresh any space in my home, I first take an inventory of furniture, materials and fabric that I have on hand. Even if you don’t have a stockpile of these things to work with, it’s still fairly easy to create stunning pieces from...
Great Design Plant: Baja Fairy Duster, a Scarlet Stunner
Noelle Johnson | April 21, 2014 3
Whether you call the uniquely shaped flowers of this shrub fairy dusters or puff balls, they are sure to add beauty to a Southwestern landscape. Baja fairy duster’s dark green, lacy foliage provides a great backdrop to the vibrant red flowers, which...
My Houzz: Resisting Restraint in a Tampa Townhouse
Mina Brinkey | April 21, 2014 37
Five years before she bought her home, antiques dealer and pharmaceutical representative Charlsie Shine was approached by a couple to see if she would be interested in purchasing a large mirror they were...
Design Basics to Help You Think Through a New Master Bath
Steven Randel | April 21, 2014 24
Spacious master bathrooms have become one of the most considered spaces in home design. These often luxurious settings provide a refuge from hectic schedules and a place for pampering. In these spaces we can be assured privacy in an increasingly public...
Guest Picks: Stylish Shelving for All Tastes
Emily Fazio | April 21, 2014 5
Shelving is something I definitely need more of in my house. A combination of concealed storage and open shelving for books and decor would take my currently unadorned living room and bedroom to new heights. Some of my fave units are fairly modern —...
15 Great Ideas for a Lawn-Free Yard
Laura Gaskill | April 21, 2014 12
The lawn has enjoyed decades of popularity, and while there are still plenty of things to love about a great lawn, that expanse of green can sometimes be more trouble than it’s worth. Check out these...
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