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15 Designer Color Combinations To Help You Find Your Perfect Palette

A wall covered with a blown-up print of a vintage textile from The University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum has a rich palette. The deep maroon and …

Interior Design

This direct-to-consumer vintage rug company is on track to make $1 million within its first year — and its rugs are both beautiful and affordable

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Home Decorating

These 10 Paint Colors Are Surprisingly Livable

<b>1. Blush Pink</b><p>Designer Sabrina Albanese’s bedroom draws inspiration from the colors of the Caribbean. A pale pink accent wall provides a luxe backdrop …

Interior Design

The 50 Best Decorating Tips Of All Time

Sorting socks, reading <i>Infinite Jest</i>, decorating our homes: Some things, simply put, are never finished. In the hopes of helping you decorate savvily …

Home Decorating

Look No Further: These Are the Best Rugs for Living Rooms, Period

It's well known in the décor world: one of the quickest and easiest ways to transform a room is by painting it. The large surface of the walls can …

Home Decorating

Tommy Smythe Shares Two Classic Prints That Deliver Timeless Style

<i>Designer Tommy Smythe dishes on two classic decorator prints.</i><p>In the world of textiles, we’re either drawn to timeless classics or to what is …

Los Angeles

These 4 Colors Are the New Neutrals

Neutrals are a necessary part of any home’s color palette. Not only do they keep our spaces feeling grounded and cozy, but they add a level of …

Home Decorating

Your Ultimate Guide to Growing Herbs Indoors

Research shows that indoor plants may help brighten your mood, reduce stress and clean the air too. All you need is a sunny window. Growing herbs …

Gardening

On Gardening: Granny's sweetshrub now has the wow factor

The first time I saw the native sweetshrub I instantly fell in love with it, the small deep burgundy flowers and fragrance was an instant lure. I …

Gardening

Gardening 101: Mountain Laurel

Mountain laurel, <i>Kalmia latifolia:</i> “Calico Bush”<p>The first time I remember seeing mountain laurel blooming in the wild was in a most unlikely habitat, …

Hiking

Gardening 101: Blueberries

Blueberry, <i>Vaccinium spp.:</i> “Ornamental Superfood”<p>Blueberries were the first fruit I grew in my first Brooklyn garden on a tiny 50th-floor terrace in …

Gardening

Master Gardener: Plant this shrub for flowers on sloping land

<b>Q: We’re looking for a flowering shrub for a slope at the rear of our yard that looks good but won’t need too much water or care. The nurseryman</b> …

Plants

How to create a three-layer pot of flowering bulbs for the summer

We often think of flowering bulbs as the go-to plants for winter color. But we can also look ahead now to warmer weather by planting summer flowering …

Gardening

Crop Rotation Technique #1: Rotating Plant Families

comments (1) September 21st, 2012<p><b>Chris McLaughlin</b>, contributor<p>20 users recommend<p>Photo by Kinwart under the Creative Commons Attribution License …

Gardening

Grow to eat: homegrown carrots taste better (even if they're wonky)

I don’t know what supermarkets do to carrots, but I suspect they marinade them in washing-up liquid. In contrast, home-grown carrots taste incredibly sweet.<p>Start sowing this weekend, ½in (1cm) deep in rows 1ft (30cm) apart, spacing seeds every 2in (5cm). I sow sparingly to avoid the bother of …

Gardening

Everything You Need to Know About Roses

Is there any flower more abundant in sensory overload than a rose? Good looks, delicious scent, wonderful for cutting, easy to grow (so long as you …

Climbing

Garden Coach: Inspiration and information about planning and planting your garden

<b>Dear Garden Coach:</b> I am looking for a list of plants – native plants – herbs, flowering plants, and the various beneficial insects and pollinators …

Gardening

How to Grow Rhubarb | Gardener's Supply

Rhubarb<p>Rhubarb is a long-lived perennial grown for its succulent, super-tart stalks. It is usually one of the first spring foods that can be eaten …

Gardening

Edible Garden Design Ideas to Boost Production and Beautify your Space

Years ago, vegetable gardens were tucked away in backyards where their long rows and practical plantings could be hidden from the neighbors. Today, …

Gardening

Loving my lettuce table

Several years ago, I saw a picture of a lettuce table in a magazine and knew it was something that I wanted to eventually make for myself. The idea …

Lettuce

8 Landscape Design Principles

Landscape Design Principles for Residential Gardens<p>Eight rules for creating a satisfying garden that is neither fussy nor constraining By Rob …

Landscaping

Raised Beds

How to Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden<p>Raised beds are improved areas of soil elevated above ground level and often surrounded and contained with …

Gardening

Gardener's Gardens: Jinny Blom

<i>Continuing her series on garden designers, Clare Foster visits the compact London garden of Jinny Blom, which she recently redesigned, adding shape</i> …

Landscaping

11 Game-Changing Trip Apps {For TRAVEL}

Choosing the right app for my trips can be just as confusing as deciding where to stay or how to get there as there are so many to choose from. I’ve …

Apps

Karl Lohnes: Picking the perfect paint colours for your home

Welcome to Week 4 of my mission to fix the 10 most common decorating mistakes. Last week I laid down the law on rugs, this week we tackle choosing …

Home Decorating

Karl Lohnes on decor: Let the right rug floor your home

An area rug can be like artwork underfoot, but many people buy rugs that are too small or choose odd colours and patterns. The right rug adds …

Home Decorating

Karl Lohnes: Planning takes pain out of choosing right sofa for your space

Welcome to Week 2 of my mission to fix the 10 most common decorating mistakes. Last week we conquered the art of hanging art. This week we go after …

Karl Lohnes: Tips on how to properly hang artwork

You certainly know what you want from your decor columnist. I’ve heard from many of you since this column launched last month and you want decorating …

Less Lawn

By Pam Penick<p>Lawn has long enjoyed its unique status as our country's default ground cover — rolled out like wall-to-wall carpeting around every …

Landscaping

Dell’s new XPS 13 laptop is a tiny beautiful workhorse

Dell’s XPS 13 has been the darling of the Windows laptop world for a while now, thanks to sleek design, commendable performance and top-notch battery life – at a premium, of course. This year, Dell has updated the machine with several modern touches that will delight fans of the series – and …

Consumer Tech