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Freshome Finds, Edition 2

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Man has it been a week! At Freshome, we hope you find some joy from our favorite inspiration and deal finds for the weekend. Freshome Finds: Inspiration We love […]

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One-Room Apartment in Sweden Displays Function, Refinement

This welcoming one-room Scandinavian apartment is located in a heritage building in Gothenburg, Sweden. Straight lines and large window highlight the construction of this small home. Despite a total surface of 26.5 square meters (285 square feet), this apartment found by Freshome on Alvhem doesn’t lack function or refinement. A hallway connects to the walk-in closet and […]

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The Importance of Scale and Proportion in Interior Design

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.   Shop a similar look: Swivel Chair | Throw Blanket | Throw Pillows While a lot of interior design is a matter of personal taste, there are a few fundamental […]

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Preschool Design in Brooklyn Encourages Play and Curiosity

Maple Street School, located in the rapidly changing neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, in Brooklyn, New York, was looking to expand into a second location and found a fitting site in a new mixed-use development. BFDO and 4|MATIV collaborated to provide the cooperative school with a design program that would fit their spatial and curricular needs. The […]

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Earthly Delights and Heavenly Heights: A Look at Celestial Chandeliers

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.   2017 has been an exciting year with a focus on the stars and planets. A total eclipse of the sun this past summer visible in many parts of the […]

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Future Home: How We’ll Be Living in 10 Years (16 photos)

How will we be living 10 years from now? With property prices on the rise, more of us working from home and technology permeating practically every corner of our lives, it’s a question on many people’s lips. We’ve asked futurist Morris Miselowski...

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Be Prepared With a Household Inventory (12 photos)

You may have heard of, or even created, a home inventory before. This record, often used to document belongings for insurance purposes, can also be a really helpful tool if you are trying to declutter, prepare for emergencies, clear space for a remodel or just get organized. Check out these tips to create...

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Northern California Fires: How You Can Help (3 photos)

Wildfires raging in Northern California have killed more than two dozen people and destroyed thousands of houses and commercial buildings. Thousands have evacuated their homes in fire zones centered in the wine regions of Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties, as well as Solano, Nevada, Butte, Calaveras,...

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Luxe Holiday Decor (190 photos)

While winter comes but once a year, the Houzz Shop offers festive accessories whenever you’re in the mood for some cheer and style. Stock up to make the season even merrier.

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9 Real Ways You Can Help After a House Fire (10 photos)

This story is from our Most Popular file
“Did you ever think your house would burn down?” Eden, my then 7-year-old daughter asked me every couple days, for months, after an arsonist randomly set our house on fire.
“No,” I...

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Inspiring Alternatives to the Traditional Front Lawn (13 photos)

Lawns have their place in the American landscape. They are visually uncomplicated and easy on the eyes. As play surfaces, most turfgrass types are able to take some abuse and are relatively easy on the abusers. But it is safe to say we have way more lawn than is needed, considering all the other options...

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How to Refresh Your Bathroom on Any Budget (7 photos)

When you’re ready to do more than just upgrade the towel situation, but you aren’t quite ready for a full bathroom renovation, consider planning a bathroom refresh. By not tampering with the layout (or adding square feet), you can bring costs way down while making some pretty major changes. Whether...

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8 Trends From the Most Popular New Kitchens on Houzz (10 photos)

It’s fun to try to predict what the most popular new photos on Houzz will be. (For the record, my money would have been on a modern farmhouse look in the kitchen, but I was wrong.) We measured the popularity of the newest photos by how many people added them to their personal...

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7 Ways to Make the Most of the Coming Fall Weekend (7 photos)

We’re thick into fall now — it’s a good weekend to rake leaves, and then curl up with an engrossing book and a mug of something warm to drink. Here are seven weekend could-dos, including watching monarch butterflies and getting ready for trick-or-treaters.

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Plant Easygoing Grape Hyacinth for Reliable Repeat Blooms (10 photos)

Grape hyacinths (Muscari spp.) are truly plant-and-forget bulbs. Get them in the ground in fall, and then come spring — and for years to come — their distinctive, relatively long-lasting blooms and sweet, light fragrance will add ground-level color to your garden. They get their name from their...

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Hit the Mark With Creative House Numbers (12 photos)

Think of house numbers as the frosting on the cake of your home’s exterior — a detail that adds the finishing touch to the front yard. Instead of settling for something ordinary, consider something that expresses your style and bumps up the curb appeal. These nine examples use unexpected materials and...

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12 Fabulous Fall Container Gardens (13 photos)

Embrace the bold tones of autumn with containers filled with eye-catching foliage in brilliant gold, fiery orange and deep burgundy. By choosing plants based on your climate, you can create dramatic displays that will last well into the holidays. In cold climates, select plants that are resistant to...

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Bestselling Holiday Lighting (160 photos)

Prepare for holiday festivities with bestsellers like twinkling lights and glowing decor. The string sets below deck your house in spirit, while jolly signs and cheerful figurines bring the season’s warmth to your front yard.

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Bright Ideas: How to Light Up Your Rooms (16 photos)

Most homes have a few gloomy rooms and nooks, but you don’t have to stay in the dark. To illuminate a poorly lit home without flicking a single light switch, use a combination of these bright ideas to enjoy an improved result that’s like the difference between night and day.

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We Asked Interior Designers: What Small Changes Make the Biggest Difference?

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Shop a similar look: Candlesticks | Ottoman | Dining Chair Slipcover | Table Lamp Sometimes interiors need change. Whether your style feels a little too outdated or your tastes […]

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These 4 Eye-Catching Mantel Design Ideas Will Get You Ready for Fall

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Shop a similar look: Candles | Lanterns We’re big fans of seasonally inspired décor, especially where fall is concerned. After all, who wouldn’t want to incorporate the same cozy […]

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You’ll Want to Stay in Bed Longer With These Fall Bedding Ideas and Trends

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. When fall rolls in bringing cooler weather, it’s time to pull out your warmer bedding. Take your fall and winter bedding to the next level by adding some new […]

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Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening is considered to be a relaxing activity for many people.

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San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show

  • Garden Masters Judges
    Each year the San Diego Horticultural Society invites a panel of judges for the garden displays who are experts in their fields of design and horticulture. This year the panel includes:
  • Steve Gerisher
    Pacific Horticulture Society Steve Gerischer, an award winning landscape designer, teacher, and former president of the Southern California Horticulture Society, has been gardening locally since childhood. He has appeared on HGTV’s ‘Landscaper’s Challenge (where his was the design chosen and installed) and formerly worked and lectured at Smith & Hawken in Beverly Hills, and Hortus, in […]
  • Nate Magnusson
    Nate Magnusson has over a decade of experience in landscape architecture. His work includes residential facilities, parks, commercial/industrial projects, and urban landscape design. Mr. Magnusson has extensive experience in project management, production, graphics, drafting, site design, layout design, grading, cost estimation, and construction details. He has managed numerous private and public projects in Southern California, […]
  • Nan Sterman
    A Growing Passion California native Nan Sterman is host and co-producer of the award winning public TV show, A Growing Passion, which celebrates all the ways that San Diego “grows,” from farms and nurseries to backyards ands schoolyards, to native habitats and more.  Nan is author of California Gardener’s Guide vII and Waterwise Plants for […]
  • Stacey Sturnot
    Terra Pacific Landscape CLCA San Diego Chapter President Stacey is a self-confessed “Plant Nerd” with over 23 years’ experience in the Green Industry, beginning her journey installing yards for her father’s home building business in high school. She furthered her passion in high school with Horticulture classes that included Garden Design and Plant Production. This […]