Give Curb Appeal a Self-Serving Twist

Give Curb Appeal a Self-Serving Twist

Garden curb appeal is a laudable idea, but what is in it for you? When was the last time a stranger stopped the car, knocked on your door and told you that your backyard looked great? Thought so. So, what […]

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Wonderful Design Plant: Golden Currant

Wonderful Design Plant: Golden Currant

Found naturally across much of the USA and Canada, golden currant (Ribes aureum) happens in several varied habitats: prairies, stream banks borders, foothills, ponderosa pine forests and shrublands of sagebrush. Historically, many Native American tribes combined the dried fruits of […]

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Summer Crop: How to Grow Blueberries

Summer Crop: How to Grow Blueberries

Ornamental, versatile, edible, and highly healthy — blueberries tick all of the must-have boxes for a high landscape plant. Using their pink-white spring blossoms, blue berries throughout the summer, and red or yellow fall color, they make a three-season splash […]

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City View: Cincinnati Embraces New and Old

City View: Cincinnati Embraces New and Old

I am on a mission to eliminate the term “flyover state.” Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, I picked up a great deal of style there that still influences me to this day. Cincinnati has come a very long way […]

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One Table

One Table

Make setting your holiday table fun, simple and inexpensive by transforming one set of fundamental centerpiece items for both fall and winter feasts. They key is to keep things, using fresh herbs, branches, seasonal fruits and other pretty items you […]

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How to Match Colors From Photos into Real Life

How to Match Colors From Photos into Real Life

Homeowners and designers know what a difference color makes in a house. They could spend hours poring over print and internet pictures in search of the ideal colour. But sometimes the colour in the picture does not end up looking […]

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Ready Your House for Fall to Reduce the Season Longer

Ready Your House for Fall to Reduce the Season Longer

Fall is a glorious season. With blazing leaves and roaring fires, apple picking, harvest festivals and sweater weather, there’s so much to anticipate. And with that studious, back-to-business mood permeating the atmosphere, we feel invigorated to undertake new projects and […]

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Pretty Patterns Bedeck a Barn House

Pretty Patterns Bedeck a Barn House

DIY blogger and maker Bonnie Forkner and her husband consider it a small miracle that they found their light-filled cottage nestled in California’s Santa Ynez mountains. The home, a converted barn which once sheltered rescued critters, sits on land overlooking […]

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Safeguard a Resource Having a Rain Garden

Safeguard a Resource Having a Rain Garden

Rain gardens are a excellent way of creating beautiful landscapes while protecting one of the most precious resources. They are water features that celebrate natural procedures, and they are constantly shifting — growing during storm events and then subsiding. Their […]

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Fitness and Color Vacuum Up a Dallas Home

Fitness and Color Vacuum Up a Dallas Home

A plethora of paradoxical design elements are at play in this Dallas home. Eclectic art meets traditional architecture with an unapologetic use of color to reflect homeowner Mallory Mansour Dubuclet’s Louisiana roots. “I’d like for people to feel that they […]

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