Tuesday, April 22, 2014
So you want to paint a room white. Sounds easy, until you go to the hardware store to buy paint and discover there are dozens of whites to choose from.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Mark Felthousen is ready. So are his pansies.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Reclaimed lumber is among the most environmentally friendly building materials because, as any 12-year-old can explain, recycling is good for us and the planet.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Many homeowners these days are shunning monotone roofs of brown, black and gray and perking things up with color — blues, reds, purples, greens or combinations of those hues.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Professional organizers help older adults downsize and relocate. They are experts in helping people who are maybe a bit overwhelmed with things.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
By 1917, it was clear W. Garner Bee’s plan for an upscale neighborhood just east of the city was going to succeed, perhaps beyond his expectations.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Two hundred years from now, John Olenik expects his mahogany armoire will attract attention during a futuristic auction. The armoire — “A fancy name for a dresser,” Olenik says — is built to last.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Shopping for a piano can be overwhelming because the range of prices for a new one can be anywhere from $2,500 all the way up to $2 million. Add in used pianos, and the price range expands.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The clients came to interior designer Laura Casey with a space dilemma: They did not want to give up the guest room in their suburban home, yet they needed a place for their child to play.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Earthy hues that blend into the landscape tend to dominate the outdoor furniture market. Understated woods, metals and cushions are easy-to-incorporate neutral elements. But outdoor spaces also offer the chance to be more adventurous than we are inclined to be indoors.
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
At the end of the day, it’s easy for two Minneapolis couples to retreat to a quiet sanctuary. All they have to do is climb stairs that lead to the attic.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
“Since bedrooms are all about self-expression and comforts,” designer Brian Patrick Flynn says, “you can break the rules as much as you want.”
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014
Shrubs, trees and perennials are peacefully dormant, slumbering away winter’s cold day. Their sleepy state is the perfect time to give them a dose of good health — pruning to remove diseased, dying, dead, dangerous, broken, rubbing or crossing branches.
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014
David and Elizabeth Shanks are among the many couples who have decided to keep the houses where they raised their children, remodeling them into their dream home.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014
With the advent of tablets, cellphones and e-readers, could the book-lined home library go the way of the formal dining room? Not a chance, designers and retailers say.