5 Inspiring Homes From the Chilly North

Architecture has to respond to cold days and long nights in Northern Europe. As winter drags on for a whole lot of us, we could take some lessons from folks that live in areas like Scandinavia or The Netherlands. A bright and light room is your interior design edition of one of these modest anti-depressant […]

Midcentury Minimalism in Long Beach

Cat Madrid-Barone and Giovanni Barone desired a house with just the correct amount of character. And when they eventually discovered one in Long Beach, California, they needed it to reflect their own characters — contemporary and streamlined, yet lively. “Our house has an urban-loft feel to it, especially with all of the industrial bits integrated […]

Guest Picks: Fantastic Stocking Stuffers for Under $15

If you are stuck in a rut about what smart, rare gifts you can share with friends and family this holiday season, try out some of my favorite $15-and-under finds out of your creative, budget-friendly stocking stuffer requirements. Whether shopping for a coworker, friend or close relative, these gifts make great hostess presents, Secret Santa […]

Guest Picks: A Fall Kitchen

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, therefore enclosing the space with items that are purposeful and well made is important to me. Here’s a peek at some of the things, both pretty and functional, which I use and adorn my kitchen and tabletop together — and some I admire from afar. Happy […]

Loving Color: A Rainbow of Sofas

Some people today decorate on the road less traveled. Most of us know the plan tip: Stick with neutrals for your large pieces of furniture (namely sofa) and bring in color with accents, like pillows. But if all of us followed this idea to go with a neutral sofa, where would all of the vibrant […]

Things You Need to Remember from Your Home Inspection

When you are purchasing a home, the home inspection is at least as important as the terms of the mortgage you get. Don’t confuse the home inspection with the home appraisal, which estimates a fair price based on current sales of comparable homes. A certified home inspector assesses each the home’s components, identifying problems, both […]

Will a Craftsman Bagger Fit on a Husqvarna?

Some manufacturers design their equipment so that only brand-specific parts match the machine. Craftsman mowers are made by several manufacturers. Based on the model, some Craftsman mowers are created by Husqvarna and the baggers are interchangeable. When buying a new bagger for a Husqvarna mower, then consult the sales staff to make certain that the […]

Multicolored Flowering Bushes

Shrubs with multiple colours of blooms could be combined with plant multitasking, with a great deal of eye appeal to one instead of several types of shrubs. You can find a similar effect with shrubs which have multiple leaf colours or marked seasonal color changes. Multicolored shrubs work well in little gardens and in areas […]

Glass Cloche Tutorial

A glass cloche creates a miniature greenhouse environment for just one plant in the backyard. This allows you to extend the growing season by planting earlier in spring or for growing more into fall. Traditionally, cloches were bell-shaped, bottomless jars, but today a variety materials in different shapes are used for covering and protecting garden […]

8 Perennials for Great Fall Colour

Out here on the prairie, trees have been relegated to cities, cities and river bottoms. Stand upon a bluff overlooking the Missouri River valley in eastern Nebraska, and the tree color is magnificent well into late October and early November. If you squint just tough enough and trick back some warm apple cider, then you […]

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