For some, modern design may be just a little too sleek. For others, traditional may feel too stuffy. The answer just might be the borderline style of transitional or what I sometimes refer to as “traditional with a twist.” There’s a definite and growing movement to bring traditional design into a fresher and more relaxed state, even though elegance and history are still very much defining elements of this style.
The black and spotted and sand-colored rabbits look cute as can be, but they are unwanted squatters living off the kindness of people who wish they could do more to help them.
As horticulture manager for JW Marriott Resort on North Rampart Boulevard, Mark Murphy is responsible for the landscaping on the 54-acre site.
The “modern” upholstered reclining chair was introduced as home furniture in 1928. However, the earliest known recliner was actually developed in the mid-1800s for Napoleon III, the nephew of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. He wanted a portable chair that could convert into a more comfortable lounger and then lay all the way down into a cot for sleeping.
Let’s talk about wind damage. If you didn’t sustain wind damage to your landscape, you are extremely lucky. It was fortunate these high winds occurred early in the season, and many trees were not yet full of leaves. If it had been a few weeks later, the damage would have been worse.
Q: We recently got a small dog, and he likes to play in the backyard. The problem is that he is able to squeeze through the bars of the wrought-iron gate on the side of the house. Some of the neighbors have installed mesh across their gates to prevent their dogs from escaping. How can I go about this project?
DEAR Gail: We recently moved here from North Dakota, so we are new to the Las Vegas summer weather. I know that for most people it’s still considered cool, but for us, it’s already pretty warm. The home we purchased doesn’t have ceiling fans, so we’d like to get some installed before the true heat of the summer gets here. Could you share some things we need to consider before buying? — Marjorie
“Flip or Flop” is the latest HGTV show to get the spinoff treatment, and this time a Vegas couple, Bristol and Aubrey Marunde, are the stars.
As temperatures warm up, people are heading outdoors to enjoy the spring weather. And homeowners are treating their outdoor spaces like any other room in their home, outfitting them with nice furniture and accessories.
Q: I’m curious if there is any reason other than drought or overwatering that would cause my donut peach growing in a container to wilt within 24 hours? I pruned the dead branches off and touched very little of the live wood.