Coastal Style

Refreshed Spanish Colonial at the Hollywood Hills

This 1920s Spanish Revival home in the Hollywood Hills was in great shape but wanted refreshing. “The customers are a young family from the East Coast that love spending time around the West Coast,” says interior designer Laura Umansky. “They bought the home with rental in your mind, but will end up using it as […]

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Tropical Style

Fantastic Design Plant: Sweet Alyssum

Each October or November I begin my search for transplants of sweet alyssum to grow my garden. My romance with this tiny plant began decades ago when I found its broad use in my southern winter garden. If you’re searching for a winter bloomer, nonstop flowering and delicately scented flowers, sweet alyssum is the best […]

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Tropical Style

10 Boo-tiful Black Plants for Halloween

Halloween is around the corner, and if you are lucky, shortly droves of all candy-seeking ghouls and goblins will be in your door. Does your entryway show your holiday spirit? Otherwise, here are some terrific black-hued plants to produce a hauntingly unforgettable screen. Kim Gamel Black mondo grass makes a great addition to fall containers. […]

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Patios

5 Pro Tips for the Best Home Exterior Updates

Every homeowner knows how important curb appeal is — discussions are full of questions regarding how to upgrade an outside. But sometimes it’s difficult to know where to get started. In case you place your financial plan toward new paint or your wilting flower garden? We requested designers and architects to give us their professional […]

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Tropical Style

Fantastic Design Plant: Blazing Star

Are you bored of perennials together with the usual round flowers and mounding habit? Looking for an accent, something that cries “wowee zowee” but doesn’t take up much property? Like butterflies to boot? Liatris, or blazing star, is one of the very unique native prairie perennials, sort of a statement plant life. Its title means […]

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