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How to Relax and Put Housework in Its Place (12 photos)

Do you sometimes feel as though you’re losing the battle to keep your home as organized as you would like? As Benjamin Franklin so pithily put it, death and taxes are the only certainties in the world. But Ben forgot about housework. It’s repetitive, physical, relentless and (I can hear my mother here)...

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Outdoor Rooms and Soft Plantings Fill an English Country Garden (13 photos)

When landscape designer Ed Oddy met the owners of this large property in Surrey, England, they’d already lived in the house for quite a few years, and the garden was mature. “The trouble was, it was a garden that had been added to piecemeal over time rather than designed as a whole,” Oddy says. “There...

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6 Standout Design Trends at the Las Vegas Summer Market (19 photos)

This week’s Las Vegas Summer Market is giving design professionals and retailers a chance to check out the latest trends in home furnishings and accessories. Top looks among the products on display include prominent metallic accents, thick winter white upholstery, luxe textures such as faux shagreen,...

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How to Carve Out a Corner Designed Just for You (10 photos)

Having a room of one’s own is an appealing idea — a space just for you, where you can read, journal, craft, do yoga or simply relax, away from the bustle of a busy house. But even if you don’t have an entire room to spare, carving out a special corner designed for you and you alone...

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New This Week: 6 Stylish Kitchen Backsplash Ideas (12 photos)

In addition to protecting a wall from cooking splatters, a backsplash is one of the most visually important elements in a kitchen. It’s an opportunity to bring in color, texture, shimmer, pattern, style and personality. Your selection can complement or contrast your countertop material, cabinet color...

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This Design Move Can Make a Garden Feel More Expansive (13 photos)

Sightlines in landscape design are clear paths that help direct your eye to a focal point, out to an attractive view or from the inside of the house to the garden. When used intentionally as part of a garden’s design, sightlines can help open views, make gardens of any size feel more expansive and connect...

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Kitchen of the Week: A Galley With White-and-Blue Style (8 photos)

In 2012, Dan and Katie Corrigan found an affordable split-level row house in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Washington, D.C., close to the U.S. Capitol and a Metro station. More recently, the couple, who now have two young sons, decided it was time to reconfigure the kitchen layout, which wasn’t taking...

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Pros Share 6 Must-Have Kitchen Design Features (15 photos)

Countless decisions go into designing a beautiful and functional kitchen — so many that it’s hard to know what to focus on. We asked several design and remodeling professionals what they consider the must-have features in a kitchen, and the following elements came up again and again. Give these...

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Bathroom of the Week: Designer’s Attic Master Bath (9 photos)

Interior designer Amy Lind and her husband have an unusual setup for their new master bathroom: They sleep in a first-floor bedroom and ascend a staircase to get to the master bath in the renovated attic space, which also houses her design studio.
“We had lofty goals of one day remodeling our...

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So Long, Lawn: 6 Walkable Ground Covers to Consider (7 photos)

A ground cover plant that can replace a traditional lawn grass often has to satisfy a wide range of criteria. Primarily, the plant must be walkable: It has to be very resilient, able to recover quickly from being trodden upon and also have a flat, low-growing habit — ideally without large clumps...

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What to Know About Luxury Vinyl Flooring (18 photos)

There’s no doubt about the popularity of today’s luxury vinyl tile and planks for flooring. The rapidly growing selection of these products is testament to its versatility, ease of maintenance and durability. Designer Carolyn Elleman of Case Design/Remodeling in Washington, D.C., says luxury vinyl flooring...

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12 Small-Deck Design Ideas for Outdoor Dining and Lounging (13 photos)

When deck space is at a premium, efficient design and smart styling can make what could be a cramped outdoor area an inviting one. From investing in disappearing railings to choosing hanging planters over ones that take up floor space, there are plenty of ways to make the most of a compact deck.
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Could a Mission Statement Help Your House? (8 photos)

You’ve undoubtedly heard of the benefits of creating mission statements for businesses, or even for yourself — but what about writing a mission statement for your home? Part style, part personal values, this short and sweet statement could help you make stronger decisions about decorating and more. We...

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Before and After: Outdoor Living Spaces Transform 4 Yards (13 photos)

Looking to get more out of your backyard? With the right design, outdoor spaces of any shape or size can feel like extensions of the home, with seating areas and dining spaces just as comfortable as those inside. The following four transformations all feature multiple areas for outdoor living and offer...

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San Francisco Decorator Showcase Goes Virtual (15 photos)

The 43rd annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase debuted online Saturday, Sept. 5. For this year’s show house, which can be viewed virtually through Oct. 5, more than 20 interior and landscape designers transformed 27 distinct spaces in a 1926 Mediterranean-style house near Sea Cliff and the Presidio....

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New This Week: 9 Fantastic Fireplace Design Ideas (9 photos)

A fireplace offers a lot of design opportunity in a living room. It’s a reliable focal point around which to arrange furniture, and its details — the surround, mantel and hearth — create many possibilities for adding style and interest. Here, design and building pros share what makes these nine fireplaces...

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Move Over, 3-Zone Kitchen. Meet the 5-Zone Kitchen (8 photos)

When designing a new kitchen, many of us have the “three-zone” rule firmly fixed in mind. But what we want from our kitchens nowadays is nothing like what homeowners sought 70-odd years ago, when the concept of the kitchen triangle originated. Open-plan and connected spaces top many kitchen wish lists...

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Your Healthy Houseplant Checklist (11 photos)

Healthy green plants add a refreshing organic touch to any room and help boost your home’s air quality. Whether you’re a houseplant newbie or have tried to keep houseplants happy with mixed results in the past and want to do better, this guide is a good place to begin. You don’t need many supplies to...

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Bright, White and Open Kitchen for a Michigan Family (17 photos)

Like many families, Michael and Danielle Gutelli and their young sons spend most of their time in their kitchen, dining and living areas. So after five years of living with a floor plan that significantly divided those spaces, the couple, who run design-build firm Clark...

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A Minimalist Dream by the Water in Denmark (21 photos)

At first glance, the Frederiksen family’s villa on the Flensborg Fjord in Denmark seems by no means impressive or, for that matter, particularly large. With its facade in the classic dark brick from local brickmakers Egernsund Tegl, this house can withstand the sometimes harsh wind and other weather...

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Shower Curtain or Shower Door? (11 photos)

If you don’t have the space (or budget) for a separate shower enclosure and bath, you’ve probably decided on a combined shower-bath. But should you go with a shower curtain, or choose a glass shower door or panels to enclose it? Some of us might gravitate toward the softer look of a colorful piece of...

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A Renovation That Puts Sustainability Front and Center (19 photos)

Leanne and Scott Thompson are passionate about sustainability. The couple has set out to show, through architecture and education, how it’s possible to live well without damaging the planet. They engaged Altereco Design to renovate their 100-year-old worker’s cottage in Melbourne, Australia, and created...

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See How Lighting Gives These Bathrooms Their Spa-Like Feel (12 photos)

My clients are always asking for a master bath that feels like a relaxing spa. After all, such a peaceful, pampering environment makes a great setting in which to prepare for the day or unwind from its stressors. People often are surprised to learn that one secret of designing a luxurious bathroom is...

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4 Stylish Yards That Include Play Areas for Kids (12 photos)

The following four projects prove that if you can stretch your imagination, it’s possible to incorporate even the bulkiest play areas — like play structures, trampolines, climbing walls, slides and more — into an outdoor space while still keeping the overall landscape design as a beautiful, natural space...

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How to Conquer Kitchen Counter Clutter for Good (13 photos)

That vast expanse of open kitchen counter probably looked appealing when you first moved in or remodeled. But over time, what you’d hoped would be a wonderful space for baking, homework projects and long chats over wine with friends has become a magnet for clutter, with layers as complex (though perhaps...

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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

22 September 2020

  • Seminar Speaker Biographies
  • Jeremy Bugarchich
    San Diego Botanic Garden Plants You Can Grow at Home Jeremy Bugarchich, Curator, San Diego Botanic Garden Jeremy joined San Diego Botanic Garden in 2016 as gardener and progressed to curator. He is originally from Connecticut where he achieved his B.S. in Biology. He started his plant career in a local Connecticut nursery. Jeremy’s main […]
  • Debra Lee Baldwin
    Top Succulents for Colorful, Carefree Gardens Debra Lee Baldwin, Bestselling Author, Succulent Expert Debra Lee Baldwin is the renowned author and garden photojournalist who launched worldwide interest in succulents in 2007 with Designing with Succulents (now in a completely revised second edition). Debra, who has over 5,000,000 YouTube views, cultivates all sorts of succulents in her […]
  • Rachael Cohen
    Plants, Creativity and Wellness Rachael Cohen, Creator/Owner of Infinite Succulent, Author Rachael is the creator & owner of Infinite Succulent, a botanical styling, art and education service dedicated to reconnecting people with the infinite power of Nature and themselves. She is an experienced environmental educator who believes that our health is intricately tied to the health of […]
  • Magen Shaw
    Unique Trees of San Diego Maegan Shaw, Horticulturist, City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department Magen has always loved nature and being outside. She majored in Environmental Restoration at San Jose State where she was student ambassador on the University’s Sustainability Board. She worked for Davey Resource Group in positions of increasing responsibility as […]