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.
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Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
John Nordine says he does everything from A to Z as far as upholstery is concerned. The first thing people need to know before they decide to update a piece of furniture is whether the piece is worth the work.
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
Outfitting a play space for children might consist of nothing more than setting up a few old furniture pieces, plastic storage bins and the extra TV. But some parents want the play space to reflect their design aesthetic.
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
You’re making your holiday shopping list and checking it twice, and here are some gift ideas for the gardeners in your life.
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013
Following the general trend in home decor, holiday trim and accessories this year are an eclectic mix of traditional and nontraditional colors and styles. Oh, and red is red-hot.
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013
"Primitive Lane" is a style of living,” says Patrick Blake. “It takes you back to Colonial times when things were simple and flaws were welcomed."
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013
When Ed Charbonneau and Erica Berven decided to buy their first home, they had a vision in mind: Atomic Ranch, as in the Space Age-era houses that have become the height of retro chic to a new generation of homeowners.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
The integration of technology into home décor has come a long way since clunky TV screens peered out of armoires and media cabinets
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
When you plant bulbs in the fall, you bury something that looks pretty brown and boring. Come spring, your hard work pays off.
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013
I could tell this mother-daughter conversation was not going well. “I have an idea,” I interrupted, not wanting this conversation to deteriorate any further. “Have I ever told you about the Sisterhood of the Traveling Silver?”