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Check Out Trends and Products from 2018 Kitchen and Bath International Show

The Kitchen and Bath International Show (KBIS) is the biggest show of the year for kitchen and bath designers and manufacturers. It took place in Orlando last month and the product offerings were pretty hot — especially if you’re into modern and contemporary design. Here’s a round up of the best kitchen and bath trends […]

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How To Style a Chic Galentine’s Day Brunch

As soon as stores swipe the tinsel off the shelves, it’s replaced by heart-shaped boxes and all things bright red and pink. When it comes to Saint Valentine’s Day, there are people who love it, others who passionately hate it, and those who remain indifferent to the romance and expectations of the day. Admittedly, I […]

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Captain’s House in China Merges With Seaside Cliffs

Vector Architects rehabilitated a fortress-like residence on the southeast end of the Huangqi Peninsula, Fujian Province, China. Named Captain’s House, the project is dramatically embedded into a rocky landscape and offers panoramic sea views. “The damp and erosive nature of the land caused large-area water leakage during over 20 years of use, which become the main design issue […]

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The 4 Most Common Living Room Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

These days, the living room is one of the most important rooms in the home — and also the breeding ground for some of the most serious interior design mistakes. Luckily, whether the issue is sofas lining the walls or ignoring aesthetics in favor of strict functionality, most of these problems also have a fairly […]

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Office Design Envy: Awesome Office Spaces at 10 Brands You Love

There are certain brands we can’t live without – they’re part of our every day lives in so many ways! Do you ever wonder where all the magic happens? Well, we can tell you that amazing things happen in amazing office spaces – and we’ve got proof. Here are some well-known brands and their cool […]

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Post-KonMari: How to Organize Your Bathroom Storage (8 photos)

Once you’ve cleared out all of the unloved and unwanted bath and beauty products, it’s time to organize what’s left. By taking the time to arrange your bath products and supplies carefully, your mornings will run more smoothly and your bathroom will be a fresher, tidier...

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Up to 65% Off Bathtubs and Showers (187 photos)

With shower stalls, soaking tubs and more, this roundup has all you need to create a spa-like bath retreat. And with everything up to 65% off, there’s no better time to update your bath.
Sale ends February 14, 2018

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The Real Importance of Valentine’s Day (3 photos)

Years ago I was shopping with my daughter and being helped by a pleasant young woman. As she and I chatted, a man came into the shop, holding a small bouquet and a card, and stopped at the register. The young woman excused herself. She and the man spoke quietly for a moment, then he handed her...

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Paint a Wall! And 6 More Ideas for the Coming Long Weekend (7 photos)

Presidents Day falls this year on Monday, Feb. 19, making this a three-day weekend for many. If you’re not going to travel, take advantage of the extra day (or two) off at home to plan a trip, practice a hobby or paint a wall — or an entire room. And with National Random Acts of Kindness Day (Feb. 17)...

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Historic Homes Inspire a Spooky Tale (4 photos)

One in an occasional series about how our homes affect our lives in unexpected ways
Getting an idea for a novel is like getting the flu — you often aren’t sure where you picked it up, and once it’s established, it tends to stick around longer, and cause more suffering, than you remember...

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The 5 Layers of a Well-Lit Kitchen (7 photos)

When planning a lighting scheme for a client’s kitchen, I like to think about cake. Let me explain. On my birthday, a red velvet cake always comes my way, and it includes four layers with a cherry and icing on top. Just like that cake, a well-lit kitchen should also have four layers for different lighting...

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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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These Key Pruning Terms Will Help You Shape Up Your Garden (9 photos)

When it’s time to prune your favorite shrub or tree — deciduous trees should be pruned in winter, while evergreen trees are best pruned after flowering — it’s important to do so properly so you can ensure a healthy, attractive plant. And if you’ve looked into pruning, you’ve probably heard terms like...

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My Houzz: British Blogger Puts Her Stamp on a Rented Cottage (21 photos)

It takes a skilled eye to see the potential in an unfurnished rental home, and when interior design blogger Hayley Stuart moved into this 1930s farm cottage in southern England four years ago, she realized what it could become with a little love and attention. Fast-forward to today, and the boring off-white...

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9 Feng Shui Design Moves for Your Bedroom (11 photos)

It’s a little early for spring cleaning, but with Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s a good time to freshen up your bedroom. The ancient Chinese practice of feng shui offers guidance you can use to improve the comfort and appearance of your room, whether you’re looking for love, wanting to nurture your...

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Highest-Rated Vanities by Color (118 photos)

You expect a lot from your bathroom vanity. In addition to good looks, the piece must meet your storage needs — on the counter and underneath — to earn a place in your home. Each of these pieces feature distinctive style and plenty of space for your washroom essentials.

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A Guide to Self-Storage: What to Ask Before You Rent (5 photos)

About 1 in 10 U.S. households put their excess stuff in a mini storage unit. Some of them will lose part or all of it because of theft, default, negligence or a catastrophic event. To lower the chances of this happening to you, know what to ask before you rent and whether you’re covered by insurance....

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My Houzz: A Hammock in a Tower for 2 Stockholm Chefs (19 photos)

After a spell overseas, chef and pastry chef Dorotea “Tea” Malmegård has returned to a tranquil life in her hometown of Stockholm, living in a creative and eye-catching industrial-style apartment in the central district of Östermalm.
“I lived in London when I was 19 to 21 years old and then in...

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Industrial Tribeca Loft in NY Exudes a Quiet Liveliness

Brooklyn-based Office of Architecture completed the design of a 3,000 square-foot (278 square-meter) Tribeca loft in New York. By completely reinventing one of the floors of a 19th-century warehouse, the architects created an original, contemporary home for a young family. The new apartment offers all the benefits of loft living (informal plan, ample natural light and uninterrupted […]

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Here Are Your 4 Go-To Tips for Mixing Design Styles Like a Pro

Sometimes, our sense of style is too big to be defined by just one particular aesthetic, and sometimes two looks really are better than one. However, combining styles takes a deft hand in order to come off feeling elegant rather than cluttered and erratic. Mix and matching design styles isn’t as hard as it may […]

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Small Master Bedroom Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Space

When you hear about master bedrooms, the assumption is that there will be plenty of room. The design discussion is often dominated by talk of amenities like en-suite bathrooms, sitting rooms, and walk-in closets. Unfortunately, however, those extras aren’t available to all of us, but that doesn’t mean that your smaller master bathroom needs to […]

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The Importance of Harmony and Unity in Interior Design

Trends may come and go, but the principles of interior design are forever. That’s why, regardless of what your décor preferences may be, we think it’s important you learn about these principles. In the past, we’ve waxed poetic about the importance of balance and symmetry and now we’re tackling harmony and unity. Read on to […]

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3 Powerful Interior Design Rules That Can Transform Your Home

Whether you’re just starting out in the interior design world or you’ve been here for longer than you can remember, there’s one thing we can all agree on: sometimes it’s good to go back to basics. With that sentiment in mind, today we’ve brought you three interior design rules that will totally transform the way […]

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Houzz Tour: Midcentury Home Finds New Life in Michigan (12 photos)

In the Western Connection neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan, known for its enclave of midcentury homes, designer Carly Visser and her husband found a house that had seen better days but had great bones. Working within the original building envelope, Visser focused on reworking the layout to create...

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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:
  • David Clarke
    Association of Professional Landscape Designers, San Diego Chapter David Clarke, APLD, is a native Southern Californian and has been inspired by the climate, terrain, and lifestyles of this unique region since childhood. He founded David Clarke Design in 2009 to offer clients quality landscape design services that reflect this appreciation and understanding of our Mediterranean […]
  • Michael Brennan
    American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego Chapter Michael Brennan is co-owner of Carson Douglas Landscape Architecture with William Carson Joyce, his East Coast partner. Carson Douglas is a boutique design firm focusing on high-end residential and commercial clients in Southern California and New England. “Working on both coasts represents certain challenges in adapting to the regional aspect of projects, but […]
  • Steve Gerischer
    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 Pasadena. […]
  • Frank Mitzel
    San Diego Horticultural Society Frank Mitzel is the current President of the 1100 member San Diego Horticultural Society.  Frank received his Bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M in 1981 and has been designing both commercial and residential landscaping projects for over 35 years in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe through his […]