If you’ve lived in the desert Southwest for a long time, drab cinder block walls are a given. But there are homeowners who are tired of looking at them, and instead are opting for mountain vistas, beach scenes and gardens.
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The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener will host two open houses where children and their parents can view projects and collect information on the upcoming fall sessions that begin in September.
Flags, eagles, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam and other patriotic symbols are very popular with collectors. The image gives a simple message of patriotism to Americans. You can find them in advertisements, as textile designs, on dinnerware or made into figurines for the fireplace mantel.
Stone is thought by many to be ageless, timeless and beautiful while always retaining a look of its own. It’s considered a one-of-a-kind material and has long been preferred by architects and builders throughout history because of its strength and beauty.
Q: My friends are giving me grief because I can’t grow zucchini or other squashes. I get female flowers and I have male flowers too. We seem to have insects around enough to pollinate other plants. But zucchini fruit withers at about large grape size. What can I do to become one of those zucchini and squash growers who have so much they can’t even give it all away?
Restoration Hardware’s catalogs might be getting bigger, but its furniture, if you can believe it, is shrinking. In 2012, the retailer responded to growing demand for lighter, leaner pieces by introducing a line of scaled-down furnishings. This year, its Small Spaces catalog is organized by city and residence: Los Angeles Bungalow, Boston Brownstone, etc.
Take four piles of treasured books, add one bookcase, and you have the formula for turning a mess of a personal library into an artful display. It sounds easy.
I love books. Not just reading them, but how they smell, the weight of them in my hands, the feel of the pages when I turn them. So naturally, I have a lot, culled from all stages of my life.
Q: I was going to replace my bathroom faucet, but when I tried to turn off the water under the sink, the valve started leaking and it won’t stop. I’ve postponed the faucet replacement until I can figure this out. Please help.
Q: My daughter has an above-ground swimming pool and she is encountering a lot of bees floating on her pool water. First, she is not happy to see them die. Second, she is not happy for them to be there as her son and daughters swim in the pool and don’t want to get stung. Any suggestions?
Recently, a pair of homeowners approached landscape designer Gina Benincasa and told her that they were sick and tired of replacing their outdoor furniture every few years.
Antiques auction galleries sell more than antiques. Folk art, design, modernism, fashion, fossils and dinosaurs, rocks and minerals, comics, movie memorabilia, political and space all are words that have been used to advertise recent sales.
I’m a sucker for sentiment. So for me, a beautifully appointed home is more than a collection of well-chosen furnishings. It’s a tribute to who you are and what you hold dear, filled with the objects that help tell the story of your life.
Do you like striped walls? If so, you can create that look yourself and, other than taking a little time, it really isn’t that difficult.
Summer and tillandsia centerpieces go together. Both are about hot weather, vacation-friendly settings and taking it easy.
Dear Gail: We want to replace out sofa and love seat with a sectional. We’re getting confused with all the decisions we need to make. Can you educate us some so that we don’t end up buying the wrong thing? — Jenifer
Ernest Hemingway once said, “The writer’s job is to tell the truth.” I do not consider myself a writer per se, but nonetheless, I believe he is right.
Air conditioning is a relief on a hot day. So you want to ensure your air conditioning unit is working well.
For homeowners looking to make a big interior design splash while staying on-trend, it’s all about focusing on little touches, experts say.
Twins Jonathan and Drew Scott are friendly and fierce competitors in their HGTV series, “Brother vs. Brother.” They also have put together some pretty imaginative transformations in their other HGTV series, “Property Brothers.”
Installing a ceiling fan is an easy, inexpensive project that just about any homeowner can tackle. Ceiling fans are a great way to add personal style to a room. And by making your home more energy-efficient, this small investment of time and money can create year-round savings on your power bill.