Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
Linda McQuillen long wondered whether her 1917 home had any connection to Frank Lloyd Wright, thinking that, at best, maybe one of his peers designed it as an imitation of the architect’s famous Prairie School style. It turned out she was living in the real thing.
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
Living with less is the philosophy behind the tiny house movement — the rising popularity of scaled-down homes, usually less than 500 square feet, some as small as 80 square feet.
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
It’s easy to dream of spring bulbs amid the drudgery of fall leaf raking and garden cleanup. Luckily, now is the time to purchase and plant spring-flowering bulbs for a colorful show.
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
Your home may be naturally dark, but there’s no need to convince yourself it’s more intimate that way. Bright rooms can transform a home and uplift your mood.
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
Austene Van has always felt most at home on the water. “It’s magical!” she said. “There’s some power in it.”
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
If you are into bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, then by all means put the monarda or bee balm species at the top of your must-plant list.
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
If your garden is missing something, perhaps it’s height. While it’s too late to plant tall-growing delphiniums or hollyhocks, you can achieve this same vertical interest with a garden tower.
Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
Household objects, industrial cast-offs and vintage farm tools — all these and more are being salvaged and upcycled into lighting fixtures that range from elegant to funky to pure wow.
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show “Holmes on Homes,” says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those problems.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
A certain wunderkammer — or “cabinet of curiosities” — aesthetic defines the hand-printed wallpaper, fabric and tile of Grow House Grow.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Upholstery is getting racy. At the spring Furniture Market, vertical stripes commonly associated with classic speedsters made the jump from the racetrack to chairs and sofas.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
It’s a small thing, often overlooked amid major items like furniture and paint colors when you’re decorating a room. But don’t underestimate the power of household hardware.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Seven years ago, when Chris and Emily DeBolt opened Fiddlehead Creek, a pesticide-free, native plant nursery in Washington County, there were lots of monarch butterflies. This summer, DeBolt has yet to see a single monarch.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Some people are downsizing their gardens big time. They’re moving from whopping perennial borders to terrariums, tiny Zen gardens and fairy-gardens-in-a-pot.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Challenged to build homes that create a feeling of light, space and tranquility in some of the world’s most densely populated areas, Japanese architects have had no choice but to think outside the box. Literally.