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THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT, WHICH STARTED MORE THAN A CENTURY AGO IN ENGLAND, IS OFTEN FUSED WITH MORE MODERN STYLES
A long soak in a bubble-filled tub can feel like heaven after a hard day at work—and soaking in a bath that...
Three generations gathered at the table
Summer weather brings backyard suppers to mind; picnic favorites, savory barbecues, chicken roasting on a spit. But it calls out for company,...
Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds, and other Halloween activities in Northern California?  Scroll down this page and...
TOY CARS CAN MEAN BIG BUSINESS FOR COLLECTORS Collecting toy cars is a great introduction to the real thing. Not only is...
Well landscaped rock stairs and rock wall
Is your yard looking wild? Overgrown? Unorganized? Below are five simple, low cost tips for keeping the space looking tidy. Keep it...
If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the...
EDGY PASTELS, AMENITY-FILLED SECOND HOMES, AND KITCHEN APPLIANCES THAT BLEND IN WELL Contemporary painters are turning to pastels, summer homes are getting...
BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO THE PRINTED PAGE, CREATING BUILDINGS MORE SENSITIVE TO THEIR CONTEXT, AND MOVING TOWARD MAXIMALISM
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Remodeling a home, even in minor ways, can increase a family’s comfort and enjoyment. But whether or not they’re planning to sell,...
SEVEN PLACES TO INDULGE IN THE MULTICOURSE DINING STYLE—OUTSIDE OF JAPAN
History of Labor Day Labor Day 2019 On September 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor celebrates and honors the greatest worker...
Do the in-laws and their brood stay at your home for the holidays? Do long-time friends drive up with their kids to...
FROM JAPAN TO CHILE, SPOTS WORTH A DIP
In today’s day and age, choosing the right lighting for your space can be an overwhelming proposition. But it doesn’t have to...
Real estate agent welcoming visitors
Many real estate agents consider an open house a vital part of the home-selling process. An open house allows several prospective buyers...
How to Keep Relatives From Spoiling Your Kids
It’s natural to want to make children happy, but they also need rules and boundaries. Sometimes well-meaning relatives spoil kids in ways...
In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout...
With the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock market...
When walls collide with geometric shapes, an uninspired space can suddenly have a strong point of view. Whether iterated as patterned wallpaper,...
TRENDING: CONTEMPORARY FLORALS, MODERN FARMHOUSES, AND “EXPERIENTIAL” ROOMS A new generation of artists is breathing life into a centuries-old subject: florals. The...
5 Ways to Protect Outdoor Wood Furniture
While wood furniture is gorgeous outside, you’ll need to protect it to lengthen its lifespan, or you could face rot and unsightly...
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Ugh. Moving, right? Packing, coordinating, updating contacts and everything that goes along with it is time consuming in itself. Managing to squeeze...
Hoping to renovate or remodel a space yourself? While certain jobs should be left to the pros, there are a few you...


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