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Hemp, Hemp, Hooray! This Superplant May Be Legal Again in the USA
You can eat hemp, drink hemp and moisturize your skin with it. You can wear hemp, write letters on it, sit on chairs upholstered with it, walk on rugs woven of it and keep out the sun with drapes made of it. You can paint, varnish, lubricate and...
So Your Style Is: Sci-Fi Past and Future
For some, science fiction isn’t something to enjoy in books, movies, comics and video games — it is life at home sweet home. To these forward thinkers, the concepts of the future — time travel, spaceships, weird science and technology — are inspirations...
Room of the Day: A Stylish Mom Cave Inspires Creativity and Girl Time
“This was the room that always had its door closed,” says interior designer Emily Griffin. After she had finished designing almost...
10 Recipes for Shabby Chic Style
Vintage and antique finds; distressed, cracked and imperfect finishes; antique linens; sparkling chandeliers; and lots of white. Though certainly not for everyone, for those who love the style, Shabby Chic is utter...
Cool Color Palettes: Enviable Green and Blue Spaces
We may be transitioning from summer to fall, but I’ve seen no let-up in the popularity of green and blue hues in homes. That’s because while they don’t scream autumn, they do form an excellent palette for those looking to inject color into a space...
Folding Designs Make the Most of Your Space
Remember folding tables? Many of us grew up with one in our homes. It had a simple design: Its two leaves could collapse down, leaving just a narrow central worktop, with legs neatly stowed beneath. When folded up, it left masses of space free, but could...
Give That Coffee Table an Extra Shot of Style
I’m always looking for easy, budget-friendly ways to update my decor. Spaces can become stagnant if we don’t tweak them every so often. And my living room is certainly stagnating these days. I’ve had the same amber glass candlesticks and stack of...
Room of the Day: A Walk Through the Redwoods
Anyone who has ever been hiking along the California coast on a foggy day knows that not all forests are the same color. The redwoods near the Pacific Ocean can be shrouded in mist, rendering their needles more muted gray than kelly green. It’s that...
Key Measurements to Help You Design the Perfect Home Office
Even if you don’t work at home, your partner or your best friend probably does. The shift in communications and information technology has created a new work lifestyle that demands a home office. At minimum a home office should have a personal computer,...
Room of the Day: A Garage Makeover That Rocks
Before professional musician Tim Mosher married interior designer Lindsay Pennington, his former hunting cottage in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles, was all...
15 Key Pieces for Modern Farmhouse Style
Fresh rustic, comfortable modern, heritage with a twist — modern farmhouse style is all of these things and more. This easy-to-love style takes the best of the past and updates it with a modern eye for simplicity, color and design … and it works no...
14 Fab Black and White Home Projects
You would be hard-pressed to find another color combo quite as effortlessly cool as black and white. Black and white decor, whether in the form of a graphic wallpaper pattern, black and white photography, or something else, can add elegance in an instant....
8 Elegant Ideas for a Stairway Wall
The wall below a flight of stairs can be one of the most awkward spaces in the house. Not only does the slope of the stairs make choosing furnishings for this area difficult, but often the wall is adjacent to a closet door as well. Here are eight...
Room of the Day: A Living Room With Personal, Portable Style
Blye Faust wanted some of Southern California’s relaxed, beachcentric style to migrate north with her when she moved from Santa Barbara to Belvedere, a small island in Marin County, California. She and her family (husband Aaron and a 2-year-old son)...
10 Top Plants to Grow Indoors
Looking for a single ingredient that has the ability to make just about any room look better? It’s a plant. The humble houseplant is well and truly back on trend, and for good reason. A splash of healthy greenery instantly makes a room feel fresh...
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