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Here’s Your Definitive Guide to 2017 Dining Room 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.  Shop a similar look: Tulip Chairs | Platner Armchairs In recent years, formal dining spaces have experienced a plunge in popularity. While it once was unthinkable to have a […]

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Freshome’s Top Pantry Product Picks

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Follow These Tips for Efficient and Elegant Pantry Organization

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 pantry is the bloodline of the kitchen. Without all its utensils and staples, you’d have a hard time making dinner every day. While considering the number of times […]

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Functional London Apartment Opens to Landscaped Rear Garden

EMR Home Design completed the renovation of a modern ground floor apartment in London, in the United Kingdom. The renovation involved a contemporary rear extension alongside full internal refurbishment. “Recently completed in early 2017, the property boasts an open plan, light and spacious kitchen and living room with floor to ceiling sliding doors onto a newly […]

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5 Fresh Dorm Storage Ideas for a Cool, Modern Space

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 basic dorm room is pretty uninspiring, with its cinderblock walls, a small bed and hardly any dorm storage. The challenge is how do you breathe personality into such […]

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More Power to You: How to Pick the Right Generator (7 photos)

The romantic picture of being caught in a storm — soft candlelight instead of harsh lamps, a picnic meal on the floor in front of a fire, a chance to catch up on conversation or family games — sounds fine, but the truth is that losing power can result in days without a heating or cooling system, frozen...

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How to Get Your Range Hood Right (20 photos)

Choosing a range hood is an opportunity to create a dramatic focal point in your kitchen — or, if you go for a subtler style, a way to support the overall look of your kitchen. With the potential styles of range hoods — from oversize to barely there — nearly limitless, it’s helpful to know some basics...

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5 Bathrooms Go Bold with Geometric Patterns on the Walls (9 photos)

The thought of bold patterns on your bathroom walls might feel overwhelming or chaotic. But these five bathrooms prove you can have a patterned statement wall that looks lovely and relaxing. Read on to see how these design teams used geometric tile in their clients’ bathrooms, and how you can too. Plus,...

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Living With Less: Do You Have Too Much Stuff? (5 photos)

We’ve all been there. The cabinets are overflowing. There’s no more room in any closet. And the drawers are crammed so full they won’t close. Your stuff has outgrown your space. But instead of blaming your home for its lack of storage, maybe consider that you have too much stuff. That issue is easier...

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Look Down to Cozy Up Your Outdoor Space (11 photos)

Rolling out an outdoor rug can be one of the easiest ways to update your outdoor seating or dining area. Not only do rugs add softness underfoot, but they can also help define use areas, make a bold statement with color or pattern and add that finishing touch to an outdoor room. Let’s take a look at...

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Bestselling Bar Stools With Free Shipping (130 photos)

Outfit your industrial-style home bar with a distressed, utilitarian stool or invite guests to gather around the kitchen island with a plush, upholstered seat. No matter your style or space, there’s a stool here to suit you, and you won’t pay anything for shipping.

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Reboot Your Wardrobe for Cold-Weather Dressing (8 photos)

With cooler weather on the way, fall is a natural time to do a good wardrobe clean-out. From making necessary repairs (like fixing the heel on your favorite boot or replacing the button that fell off your coat last winter) to letting go of worn-out (or just unworn) items, check these...

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Design Recipe: How to Create a Transitional-Style Kitchen (19 photos)

Transitional style is a highly coveted kitchen look, and yet many people don’t even know how to define it, let alone put it together on their own. This not-quite-modern, not-quite-traditional style has lots of room for self-expression, but there are common elements you can rely on to guide your design...

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Try These 5 Color Palettes for a Midcentury Modern Look (10 photos)

Since its debut almost 70 years ago, midcentury modern architecture and design have stood the test of time. This beautiful, streamlined aesthetic still has an allure today, as well as a strong presence in interior design. You find this style’s clean and simple lines, including furniture with tapered...

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Tour a Stunning Edible Garden in the Santa Ynez Foothills (12 photos)

Cradled by the rolling foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, this ranch property in California’s sunny Santa Barbara County encourages outdoor living and farm-to-table meals. The 5,000-square-foot edible garden — filled to the brim with vegetables, herbs, flowers, tree fruits and berries...

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My Houzz: Textiles Personalize a London Townhouse (11 photos)

When stylist Keri Emmerson and her husband, Greg, bought their two-bedroom London home in 2016, they were most attracted to the open-plan layout of the downstairs. Since Greg is an avid cook, they liked the sociability of having a single living space on the ground floor, enabling them to chat and spend...

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12 Ideas From Stunning Fall Gardens (14 photos)

Fall gardens are all about drama. The air turns crisp, and deciduous trees change from green to brilliant gold, rich amber and fiery red. Leaves rustle, ornamental grasses sway and catch the late-afternoon light. Rose hips and toyon berries look like clusters of jewels.
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6 Ways to Make the Most of This Weekend (6 photos)

With the tail end of summer fading away, we can begin to look forward to the rich colors and comforts of fall. Crunch a crisp orchard apple, pick up a new book (or curl up with an old movie), and help those in need. Get a start on fall to-dos and favorites this weekend with these six ideas.

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One of the Biggest Building-Code Offenders in the Laundry Room (9 photos)

To many homeowners, building codes are arbitrary, confusing and expensive. I’ve found this to be especially true when it comes to dryer vent materials. However, codes exist to keep you safe and your dryer vent in proper working order, so it’s crucial to abide by them.
One of the biggest code...

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Add Beardless Iris to Your Garden for Springtime Blooms (14 photos)

Beardless irises are capturing the attention of gardeners everywhere, thanks to their perennial spring blooms, attractive foliage and easygoing growing needs. Japanese irises and Siberian irises are the most commonly seen, but spuria iris is also showing up in more and more gardens. Two North American...

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Small Duplex in Poland Unveils Ingenious, Functional Layout

Poland-based Studio 3XA completed the design of a small duplex apartment in the lovely city of Wrocław, in the up-and-coming Nadodrze district. The 914 square-foot space consists of a three-bedroom, two-bathroom division that includes a work area and an open kitchen and dining space. This stylish home exhibits a series of ingenious storage units and multi-purpose furniture […]

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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 […]