15 Rooms to Tickle You Pink

15 Rooms to Tickle You Pink

“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the feelings,” said Pablo Picasso, among the most well-known painters of modern times. One of Picasso’s many phases was that the Rose Period, from 1905 to 1907, when his paintings featured sumptuous pink […]

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California Ranch and Farm Look to Nature

California Ranch and Farm Look to Nature

Landscape designer Kim Ainsworth of Green Goddess Gardens was not in the market for a new home, until she saw the house today called Red Tail Ranch. “My realtor literally flagged me down Ojai Avenue, boasting a part of land […]

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Guest Picks: Fancy Finds for a New Year's Eve Party

Guest Picks: Fancy Finds for a New Year's Eve Party

This collection of glow, glow and shimmer is sure to impress your guests on New Year’s Eve. Every fashionable host knows that it is all in the details — it is not about what you serve, but the way you […]

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Design Pros Draw Inspiration From Mom

Design Pros Draw Inspiration From Mom

Interior designer Carla Aston fell in love with layout when her mom let her pick her tween bedroom carpeting, paint and bedding. “My mom let me go furniture around, create small vignettes and a gallery wall. She opened the doors […]

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Guest Groups: A Kid-Friendly Christmas

Guest Groups: A Kid-Friendly Christmas

How can you unwind at Christmastime if you’re concerned the kids will break all those fragile ornaments and holiday decoration? And how can kids stay amused in those weeks off from school? This year a couple of kid-friendly Christmas ideas […]

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9 Ways to Utilize Rich, Dark Paint

9 Ways to Utilize Rich, Dark Paint

Color plays such an important role in interior design. An area’s whole mood can be improved or totally ruined by a single decision. The wrong choice can mask interesting design information, help make an uninteresting space or toss everything out […]

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What Is Substandard Housing?

What Is Substandard Housing?

Substandard housing is not only housing that is unattractive or obsolete. It’s housing that poses a risk to the health, safety or physical well-being of its residents and its neighbors and visitors. According to a report released by the University […]

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The way to Identify the Source of Bavarian China Patterns

The way to Identify the Source of Bavarian China Patterns

Although the number of Bavarian china patterns issued is huge, in many cases you’re able to track down the manufacturer and name from first deciding the maker and general age range of the piece. Replacement-china retailers often feature image catalogs […]

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What's ideal for an NFT System: Lettuce or Tomatoes?

What's ideal for an NFT System: Lettuce or Tomatoes?

Versatile nutrient film process systems, or NFT systems, develop just about any kind of vegetable, including lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum). The system permits a thin film of hydroponic growing solution to flow steadily over the plant roots. […]

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How to Prune Cane-Like Begonias

How to Prune Cane-Like Begonias

Beguiling begonias (Begonia spp.) Are a large family of plants typically grouped by growth habit or look. Cane-like begonias have tough, bamboo-like stems and are prized for their strikingly patterned leaves, and lots of feature attractive and fragrant flowers as […]

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