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The story of how landscape designer Connie Cunningham became a farmer and then opened a bed and breakfast has more twists and turns than a bumpy country road — but the telling reveals...
The story of how landscape designer Connie Cunningham became a farmer and then opened a bed and breakfast has more twists and turns than a bumpy country road — but the telling reveals...
Houzz Tour: Prairie Grain Bin Turned Bucolic Retirement Home
The prairie structures of Great Falls, Montana, have always captivated retired art teacher Kate Morris. Driving through the undulating, grassy landscape, she imagined someday turning one of the conical metal buildings made to store grain into a...
Pet-Friendly Design: Making Room for the Dog Dish
When I say there is nothing quite so unpleasant as stepping in a dog’s water dish, I speak from experience (no thanks, Augie). Like a good pet owner, I keep my pup’s water bowl filled with fresh water. It’s located in the kitchen, where I inevitably...
Geek Lab: How to Build a Steampunk Cat Transit System
Cats are always looking for something to do. That’s why we developed the Steampunk Cat Transit System (CTS) for a private residence in San Francisco. The homeowners spend...
10 Countertop Mashups for the Kitchen
Mixing materials for kitchen countertops has many benefits. For one, you can save money by using a less expensive material for your perimeter countertops while splurging on something more luxurious for an island top. Plus, mixing materials is a great...
A Laundry Room With Bunk Beds and a Shower for Muddy Dogs
Tom and Jamie Pumpelly’s four dogs like to get dirty. A lot. The couple and their dogs — two blonde Labs, a bichon and a rat terrier–Chihuahua mix — live on acreage along the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers in...
Get a Head Start on Planning Your Garden, Even if It’s Snowing
Winter gardening advice always includes going through gardening catalogs and deciding what plants you want to grow in the coming year. That’s a great start, but why not take it a step further? Winter is a good time to review what worked and what didn’t...
See Winning Modern Quilts on Display at QuiltCon 2015
Relationships with family and community. A ghostly face. A neon-green computer processing board. Geese in flight. These are some of the diverse themes and images seen on winning quilts on display through Sunday, February 22, at QuiltCon 2015 in Austin,...
9 Ways to Save on Your Kitchen Remodel
When you’re investing in a home remodeling project, you want to make sure that the results not only please you but add value to your home and save you money. Never is that more true than in a kitchen remodel, where costs can added up so quickly that...
7 Soothing Spaces: How to Use Color to Create Calm at Home
I’ve spoken with far too many friends who have had a rough start in 2015. I say anyone who needs it should get a do-over and begin anew and make it better. One way to ease your way through tough and turbulent times is to create soothing spaces in your...
Houzz Tour: Off-the-Grid Island Home Circles a Sunny Courtyard
It was something like 25 degrees below zero one February in Winnipeg, Canada, when Holly McNally picked up the National Post newspaper and flipped to the travel section. A full-page story raved about Sidney Island, part of the Gulf Islands...
15 Native Flowers That Feed Native Bees
We’ve been hearing a lot about bee and pollinator decline in the news. Though the implication is that “bees” means honeybees, there are over 4,000 native bee species providing us with free pollinating services — if only we provide the habitat...
Take a Peek Inside the Newly Renovated Hollyhock House
Visitors once again can tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House now that its four-year-long, multimillion-dollar restoration is complete. The Los Angeles icon has been described as the harbinger of California modernism. For a special reopening...
Modernism Week 2015 Opens in Palm Springs
Fans of modern architecture are flocking to Palm Springs, California, to attend Modernism Week, the city’s annual celebration of modernist architecture, design, fashion, arts and culture, which runs through...
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