Color

13 All-White Bathrooms With Clean and Classic Style

Baths will be the lowest priced rooms in the home for most of us. In addition they need the maximum upkeep and cleaning. That is part of why white is so seductive in a bathroom: It produces an awareness of space, and it looks bright and clean. But there are additional reasons to appreciate the […]

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Decorating Guides

Weekend Project: Reinvent a Wine Crate

Sometimes a large DIY project just isn’t what the day requires. Should you want a quick DIY fix, look no further than an affordable wine cage. Imagine what you can do using a neat little box that may have traveled from abroad and smells of walnut. Here are the steps that led me. The trepidation. […]

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Tropical Style

Monochromatic Garden Magic Done 7 Ways

Does your lawn resemble a jar of jumbled jelly beans — wildly colorful but with no true awareness of cohesive layout? Try toning things down with a monochromatic color scheme. Select just 1 color but utilize an assortment of tints, shades and hues — for example, light blue, rich cobalt and blue-purple. Far from being […]

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Crafts

3 Easy Crafts for a Glittery Woodland Holiday Display

We’d been eyeing designer candles in patterned metallics annually when we realized we can make our own for a good deal less. Simple white pillar candles in glass jars in the grocery store and leftover pieces of Christmas tree trunk are perfect candidates for a vacation overhaul. For some extra colour on your display, treat […]

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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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