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Feb - 10

Stair Nosing

“Nosing” generally indicates the edge of a stair tread that extends beyond the riser; it can also refer to some strip inserted to the border of a plank to provide a protective edge or a decorative appearance, or to hide…

Feb - 04

Koi Find Friendly Shores in Any Garden Style

Koi ponds are nearly a staple of certain landscapes, particularly Asian- or tropical-inspired styles, and therefore are easily at home in many contemporary gardens. If you love koi but those landscape styles don’t appeal, don’t worry. It’s surprising how well…

Feb - 01

5 Red Roses to Stir Garden Passions

Who does not love a red rose? This timeless classic signifies love, passion and guts — and the number of red roses sends a message too. One reveals adore, a dozen suggests gratitude, 25 congratulations and 50 means unconditional love.…

Jan - 27

Looks for Shabby Chic Fans

It started when I sank into the planet’s most comfortable white slipcovered sofa in the Shabby Chic shop in New York’s SoHo at 1999. I have hooked on Shabby Chic. I saw that the TV show, I slept to the…

Jan - 25

Bathed in Color: When to Use Green at the Bath

While surfing the most recent offerings in my regional tile showroom recently, I was struck with the abundance of green goods, especially wall tiles. Soft sage and celery greens have been popular colors for house interiors for years now, but…

Jan - 21

How to Help Your Trees Weather a Storm

It seems there is no limit to big, bad and ugly weather occasions. When big storms hit with wet snow, heavy rains or gale-force waters, trees suffer. Mature trees are susceptible for any number of motives, and when an older…