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These Are the 2017 Bedding Trends You’ll Want to Cozy Up With ASAP

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.  If you’ve been searching for a way to try out some 2017 style trends without investing a huge amount of time or money, look no further than your bedroom. Fashion and bedding […]

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Printing Plant Rehabilitation in China Hosts Charming Cultural Venues

Several entrepreneurs in Guizhou Province, China, decided to join efforts to rehabilitate an old printing plant that was built in the 1950s. They challenged the creative team at FON Studio to transform two of the six existing buildings on the plot into unique cultural spaces. The overall project is known as Town Folktales and so far consists of […]

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How to Design an Open Concept Space That Looks Like it Belongs on TV

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: Lighting | Stools | Pendants Almost everyone loves open concept spaces, where a singular space has multiple uses — and why wouldn’t they? Between giving hosts […]

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Old Farmstead in the UK Becomes Sustainable Family Home

Van Ellen + Sheryn Architects transformed and extended an 18th century farmstead in Dartmoor National Park, UK, into a sustainable family home, well-adapted to the surrounding wooded landscape. A series of incoherent 1950s extensions were demolished to better emphasize the main barn-style buildings on the plot. The old milking parlor to the west of the farmhouse and […]

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Defining a Style Series: What is Rustic Chic? Your Modern Take on Country

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.  The phrase “rustic chic design” has been thrown around a lot lately and, believe it or not, it isn’t just exclusive to weddings anymore. While this term certainly does conjure […]

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Dressing Table Ideas for Bedrooms of All Sizes (10 photos)

Often overlooked in design, the dressing table is worth considering, since the right one can elevate a bedroom from functional to luxurious. If you don’t think you can fit one in, these chic tables, including tiny alcove options and sleek modern designs, may show you the way.

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A Garden in England Gets a Tropical Makeover (17 photos)

“I don’t often get asked for exotic, jungly planting,” says Fiona Green of Hertfordshire, England, “so it was a real pleasure to work from quite a different plant palette.” Her design for a verdant back garden with a tropical-vacation vibe is proof that ordinary, moderate-size yards don’t have to follow...

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How to Start a Cool-Season Vegetable Garden (8 photos)

In late summer or late winter, you may think your vegetable garden is kaput. But if you live in a mild-winter climate you can producing fresh veggies even when it’s quite chilly out.
A cool-season vegetable garden is filled with plants that prefer the cooler temperatures and soils of fall and...

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Bestselling Rugs Under $199 (109 photos)

Find your new favorite rug among these popular picks. This collection features floor coverings in a range of patterns and hues to complement your room.
Sale ends August 16, 2017.

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Houzz Tour: Hillside Ranch House Plays Up Its Views (16 photos)

It took a few years and some reconfiguring, but Cathy Lo and her family finally got the house they wanted. When they bought the 1954 ranch home in Kensington, an unincorporated community in Northern California’s Berkeley Hills, she was 8½ months pregnant with her second child....

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A Roaring Celebration of Design in the Jazz Age (9 photos)

There’s only a little more than a week until the Cooper Hewitt museum’s exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s ends on Aug. 20. But don’t worry, we’ve selected some of the show’s standout pieces in case you can’t make it to New York City in the next few days.

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6 Ways to Make the Most of the Weekend (6 photos)

Whether it’s recording a family story or savoring a walk on the beach, these six “could-dos” are here to help you zero in on fun yet important things this weekend. Read on for all six suggestions, which include just a couple of small tasks — like ordering glasses for the upcoming total...

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Houzz Tour: Desert Modern Indoor-Outdoor Living With a Twist (16 photos)

It’s difficult to imagine two more disparate places to live than the tree-lined streets and elegant interiors of Paris and Tucson’s raw, mountainous landscape, sprinkled with desert homes. But when a French interior designer, whose husband’s job caused the couple to relocate to Tucson, found a midcentury...

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Highest-Rated Area Rugs (127 photos)

If you’re looking for cosmopolitan designs or bold colors, this collection of Houzz Shop favorites is for you. Roll with it to find the right options for your space.

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8 Ways to Add Year-Round Color to Your Garden (14 photos)

In an ideal world, your garden would be filled with year-round seasonal color, thanks to strategic plantings. In the real world, too many of us are faced with times when our gardens are, quite frankly, rather drab and dreary. If your garden occasionally suffers from the doldrums, check out these ways...

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See 5 Bright Dining Rooms that Encourage Indoor-Outdoor Flow (11 photos)

Dining rooms that open to the outside have the best of both worlds: the laid-back feeling of dining alfresco without the fuss of having to dust off the outdoor furniture or carry plates too far from the kitchen. If you’re looking for ways to open up your dining room — and your home and budget allow it...

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5 Things to Know About Starting Your First Native Plant Garden (5 photos)

Fall is my favorite time to start a garden. The temperatures are cooler and rain is more likely, helping plants settle in with less stress. In addition, soil temperatures usually remain warm for a while, which also helps plants get established and develop a strong root system before winter sets in, making...

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12 Sunny White-and-Wood Walk-Out Kitchens to Inspire (12 photos)

These 12 kitchens from Arizona to Australia showcase the popular pairing of white and wood, a combination embraced not only for its looks but also for the feeling it can give. “The combination of white cabinetry and natural wood tones evokes a very natural and peaceful presence to any space,” says Canadian...

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Family Home in Georgia Inspired by the English Countryside

We love how this family home in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, revives rustic details and delivers sophistication throughout. Swann Wynd Bridge Residence was completed by Washington-based National Association of Home Builders and has a total area of 2,475 square feet. This lovely house design was inspired by the English countryside but crafted with local materials. Its location? In a dense forest setting, neighboring […]

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Rules to Pull Off a Successful Eclectic Design (Without it Feeling Overwhelming)

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.  Eclectic design is kind of hard to get a handle on, isn’t it? On the one hand, the amount of freedom in it is so intriguing. In a style […]

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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 […]