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Lisa Hallett Taylor
I'm a Southern California-based writer, editor, photographer and web content producer specializing in home and garden topics, landscape design, architecture, design history and the environment. Since 2008, I've been the Pool and Patio Guide for About.com, and am a home tour contributor for Houzz. I've also written for The Los Angeles Times, Westways, Emmy, KCET and PBS. I have a B.A. in Art from Cal Poly, Pomona; a certificate in fine and decorative arts appraisal from UCI and am a certified landscape designer. My house is a mid-century modern needing repairs, updates and tweaks. Luckily, my ancestors were artists and DIYers: they were making/building things way before the term do-it-yourself was coined.
I'm a Southern California-based writer, editor, photographer and web content... More