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Shop Houzz: Bar Stools Under $199 (166 photos)

It’s time to update those outdated seats hiding under your breakfast bar. Maybe they have stains or wobble, or maybe they’re just tired from all the love they’ve received throughout the years. Whatever the reason, we’ve made it easier than ever to bring in something fresh and budget-friendly, by rounding...

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Kitchen of the Week: Hearth and History in an Ontario Home (5 photos)

When a retired couple with a passion for antiques decided to renovate a 130-year-old home, they turned to their daughter, Laura Goard, who works for design-build firm Square Footage. The new design, which included the kitchen and a fireplace that had been buried behind walls for many years, had to reflect...

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The Clever Ledge: Where and How to Use It (15 photos)

One of my favorite unsung heroes of home design is the ledge. Its function is similar to a shelf, since you can put stuff on both. But shelves and ledges differ in terms of form.
While a shelf is a horizontal piece affixed to a wall, a ledge may be built out of the wall like a ridge (framed...

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Perk Up Your Winter Garden With Beautiful Hellebores (7 photos)

With its softly colored flowers, a hellebore may look delicate, fussy and somewhat exotic, but it’s living proof that looks can be deceiving. The reality is that hellebores are hardy, even in snowy regions, almost pest-free, easy to grow and easy to maintain. Best of all, they add color and charm to...

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Think You Don’t Have Room for a Chandelier? (10 photos)

Chandeliers often hang in grand city townhouses and huge country estates, but they also translate to more modest abodes. In fact, if you can’t imagine you’d ever have space for one, think again.
Choosing the right room and position is key, as is finding the perfect design. Although antique chandeliers...

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How to Love the Late-Winter Garden (4 photos)

Even as you shiver in the cold north wind, it’s important to embrace the winter season. The more you do, the sweeter spring and summer will be. Here’s how to savor the last winter moments and learn more about your garden habitat.

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Busting Open 6 Nordic Design Myths (12 photos)

Scandinavian style continues to be popular and well-received by international critics as well as consumers, and in the Nordic countries, the massive interest in interiors and home design doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. The fascination with “hygge,”...

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20 White Flowers to Illuminate Your Garden (20 photos)

White flowers brighten gardens by enhancing everything around them, rather than stealing the show. Here are 20 of our favorite white-flowering great design plants, all of which will illuminate your garden or planting containers. Some are U.S. natives and others are exotics, blooming throughout...

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Shop Houzz: Bar Stools With Free Shipping (187 photos)

A few great stools can be the final puzzle piece of your kitchen and can speak volumes about your style. A plush, traditional stool can communicate that you have a cozy kitchen where memorable conversations occur. A set of sparse, backless industrial stools can be a quick resting spot while...

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Houzz TV: Create a Dishwasher Strategy (3 photos)

Want to make unloading the dishwasher easier and faster? In this episode of Houzz TV, watch as kitchen organizer Wiebke Liu, founder of Blisshaus in Oakland, California, strategically allocates storage around...

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Lowly Mulch Makes Magic in the Garden (12 photos)

Almost every gardening expert will recommend using mulch around new and existing plantings, but why? Mulch has many benefits in the garden, but it can also cause problems if used improperly.
In nature, mulch forms naturally from fallen leaves, dead grasses and other materials that collect on...

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Bath Details: Clever Ways to Stash Your Towels (10 photos)

Choosing new fixtures, tiles and vanities are among the most common decisions people make when updating a bathroom. Finding a new way to stash your towels might not even make your refresh list, but perhaps it should. Stylish towel storage can have a dramatic impact on your bathroom decor. Here are 10...

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Where Do I Start When Renovating My House? (10 photos)

Working on your home can be a daunting prospect. Your mind may be flooded with ideas. You may be overloaded with advice from family and friends. You may be grappling with big questions, such as: Should we stay or should we move? Should we extend or simply tweak the space we already have?
The...

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Bar Cart 101: A Hot Chocolatey Cocktail for Your Valentine (8 photos)

Chocolate and liquors have been a classic combination for centuries. Share both with your Valentine this year by making your own chocolate syrup and using it in a Boozy Bourbon Hot Cocoa to enjoy next to a cozy fire. And while you’re at it, why not set up a bar cart so you can experiment with other...

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Shop Houzz: 3 Unlikely Color Pairings (139 photos)

When it’s time to breathe some fresh air into your home, a few well-chosen accents in an unexpected mix of colors can revolutionize a space. And we’ve done all the work for you, gathering some of our favorite high-impact pieces into stylishly offbeat colors combinations. Which color pairing...

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Room of the Day: A Place of One’s Own (9 photos)

Some college graduates get a new watch or a leather planner from their parents for graduation. This 23-year-old got the services of an interior designer. “His mom was concerned he was going to live like a slob,” says Courtney Lake, who was hired to help furnish the new grad’s first post-college...

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10 Home and Garden Projects to Start Now (10 photos)

If, like me, you’re just emerging from your winter cocoon, you may be throwing off your blankets and starting to think about tackling some new projects around the home. Spring is only a few weeks away, and winter’s worst is (hopefully) over.
Here, then, are 10 projects, ranging from the reasonably...

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20 Compact Islands Fit to Serve (21 photos)

Our recent story on how to squeeze a narrow island into a small kitchen garnered numerous contributions from readers who have managed to make a mini island work in their homes. These narrow and...

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Shop Houzz: Most-Loved Bathroom Vanities (181 photos)

The right vanity can pull a bathroom together. Once you decide on the size, color and configuration you need, browse some of our most popular picks. Organized by style, this collection makes it easy for you to find exactly what you’re looking for.

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Hearts on Houzz: 40 Looks That Bring the Love (40 photos)

As the old adage goes, home is where the heart is — and if these 40 photos are any indicator, those hearts can come in just about any shape, form or style. From lighting to wallpaper to landscaping and much, much more, heart-shaped designs are a popular and versatile look in home design. Let us know...

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Scandinavian Modern-Inspired Makeover for a New Hampshire Home (16 photos)

Kimo and Amity Johnson bought this contemporary fixer-upper intending to renovate, but they weren’t sure where to begin. The two were used to traditional New England farmhouse style, so they enlisted interior designer Heather Alton to help. For the clean-lined, cold-climate house, she sought her inspiration...

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Houzz Tour: Finding Middle Ground Between Midcentury Neighbors (18 photos)

It’s increasingly rare to find pockets of land in Sydney’s beachside neighborhoods — or just about anywhere in Sydney, for that matter — that are large enough (or affordable enough) to build a family home. This site was once a dark leftover space between two midcentury apartment buildings, but now it...

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Why It’s Time to Go Monochrome

When it comes to redesigning a room, the first decision is usually, “which color?”. And sometimes, that can be the hardest choice of all. I can’t be the only person who has excitedly walked into a paint store, then left a short time later, overwhelmed with a thousand similar-but-different options. Who knew there could be […]

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My Houzz: Old and New Find a Place in This Victorian Home (28 photos)

Rebecca Hardiman, a freelance editor at a design magazine, and her husband, Alex Hardiman, moved from New York City to an 1878 Victorian home in a quaint neighborhood in South Orange, New Jersey, 12 years ago after learning they were having twins. With spacious rooms and four stories of living space,...

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Great Home Project: How to Add Wallpaper to a Room (8 photos)

Wallpaper, on the surface, sounds pretty simple: Add decorative paper to the wall. But once you start unrolling the topic, installation gets more complicated. You have to think about the costs, the different kinds of wallcovering, how much to buy, how to prep the wall, what tools you need...

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  • Show Your Home Some Love! 32TH-ANNUAL SPRING HOME/GARDEN SHOW RETURNS TO DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS MARCH 3, 4, 5, 2017
    For Immediate Release Contact: Lawrence Bame, 858-350-3738 lawrence@sandieohomegardenshows.com www.springhomegardenshow.com Show Your Home Some Love! 32TH-ANNUAL SPRING HOME/GARDEN SHOW RETURNS TO DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS MARCH 3, 4, 5, 2017 Del Mar, California—Now in its 32th year, the Spring Home/Garden Show returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds for a three-day extravaganza of inspiring real “Garden Masters” landscapes (created […]
  • Speaker Biographies Below
    The speakers listed below were from the Fall Home/Garden Show 2015.
  • Ari Tenenbaum
    Getting Your Garden to Grow The Lowdown on Soils, Mulches and Amendments: Much of garden success is in the preparation and the medium in which your garden grows, learn how to make the best of your soil for healthy, vigorous plants. Ari Tenenbaum is a San Diego native who earned his B. S. in Plant […]
  • Linda Bresler
    Companion Plants for Succulents Succulents are all the craze but there are many beautiful plants that can be combined with succulents for a gorgeous garden. Linda is the owner of Living Designs by Linda, a landscape design and consulting firm that specializes in colorful, water-wise gardens that look lovely year-round. One of Linda’s landscape designs […]
  • Steve Harbour
    Designing Drought Tolerant Gardens A Thematic Approach: We are in a new landscape era, demanding drought tolerant gardens. From plants to hardscape learn the hows and whys of putting it altogether. Steve Harbour has over 35 years of professional experience as a San Diego landscape designer and horticultural expert. The gardens created by this award-winning […]