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Beachfront Home in Mexico Offers a Tropical Escape

Studio MAIN OFFICE designed Casa LT, a modern beachfront home in Mexico. It stands on the beachfront of the idyllic village of Sayulita, an area known for surfing getaways and mountain biking. “Carefully integrating architecture and the tranquil tropical landscape, CASA LT has been imagined around the living palm and almond trees, plantains and ferns that […]

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HGTV Star Leanne Ford Is Disrupting The Design World By Offering Accessible Style

She's the co-star of the HGTV hit show "Restored By The Fords." Her transformations always look a lot more high-end and expensive than what she actually spent. And, now, Leanne Ford brings us her high style at accessible prices in two collaborations.

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These Are The Home Improvements With The Best ROI In 2019

Every year, Remodeling Magazine releases their Cost vs. Value Report, an in-depth look at the return on investment (ROI) that common remodeling projects get across the county. This year was no different. When the 2019 Cost vs. Value Report came out, we knew that we had to share it with you. Below are the remodeling […]

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4 Considerations To Keep In Mind When Planning A Kitchen Remodel

Planning a kitchen remodel can be stressful right from the get-go. After all, this undertaking is fairly expensive and there are an innumerable amount of decisions to be made. However, with a little forethought and planning, the process can begin to feel a lot more straightforward. To that end, we’ve brought you four considerations for […]

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Helpful Hints for Small Room Arrangements

Small spaces can be tricky to decorate. You can spend hours scrolling through Pinterest, gathering your inspiration for your compact quarters, only to find that in practice you feel extremely limited.

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New This Week: 4 Refreshing Kitchens With Green Cabinets (6 photos)

If you’re looking for a refreshing color to revitalize your kitchen, look no further than green. Its association with fresh fruits and vegetables makes it a natural choice to introduce a cheerful vibe. And there are many variations of green that work well. Here, four kitchens show how various shades...

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When Should You Prune Your Trees and Shrubs? (8 photos)

Pruning is a vital part of keeping the trees and shrubs in your landscape healthy and attractive. But when is the right time to do it? We’re here to answer that question for a whole range of popular garden plants. From roses, fruit trees and hydrangeas to deciduous and flowering trees, we’ll tell you...

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How to Decorate a Small Living Room (13 photos)

Though all small spaces present design challenges, the living room can be especially tricky as it is where you probably spend the most time and entertain guests as well. How do you strike a balance between making the room feel as spacious as possible while also squeezing in extra seating? What furniture...

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How to Do a Serious Garage Clean-Out (10 photos)

On my street, every home has a two-car garage. Yet hardly any of the garages are used to park two cars. Even fitting one car in the garage is a stretch for many of my neighbors. Because let’s be honest: It’s pretty common for the garage to turn into a home’s dumping ground.
Often, people...

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My Houzz: Neil Patrick Harris Gives His Brother a New Backyard (20 photos)

Actor Neil Patrick Harris always looked up to his older brother, Brian, while growing up in New Mexico. “Considering I was the annoying, performing younger brother, he was kind to me and let me follow around on all of his adventures,” Harris says. “And I really appreciated that.”
Harris — whose...

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Which Home Professional Should You Hire for Your Project? (11 photos)

Architect, contractor, interior designer, landscape designer — who’s the right home professional for your project? Whether you’re remodeling, building, decorating or landscaping, this guide is a good place to start to find out. Browse this list of home professionals to learn more about what they do and...

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10 Timeless Pieces of Decorating Advice (15 photos)

As we work — and spend — to make the places we live in beautiful and functional, we sometimes make decor mistakes we come to regret. Unhappy choices nearly always stem from poor planning, rushed decisions, self-doubt or bad advice. Here I’ll show you how to take sound and sensible steps to create the...

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10 Steps to Get Your Edible Garden Started (13 photos)

How you set up your edible garden from the start can make all difference between a garden that produces a bounty of produce and one that limps along, producing the occasional tomato. To help us demystify that process, and ensure we get our edible gardens set up for success, we caught up with landscape...

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Uncover Hidden Storage Space in Your Hallway (13 photos)

In a small home, you don’t always have the luxury of leaving your entry or hallways free of furniture and storage. Sometimes you need to use every square inch to have a place for everything. Luckily, with a little creativity and a few tips from yours truly, you can create several storage areas in these...

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See 1 Kitchen Style With 5 Different Woods (12 photos)

If you’re remodeling your kitchen and plan to include wood cabinets, one question you may be considering is what type of wood to choose. The good news is that many different woods can work with many different kitchen styles.
These kitchens are all transitional, a design style that...

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We Can Dream: 40 Beautiful Butler’s Pantries (40 photos)

When imagining your dream kitchen, why not dream big and add a stylish butler’s pantry to your vision? Often tucked behind or to the side of a kitchen, a butler’s pantry can provide a discreet space to prepare food, wash dishes and store small kitchen appliances. Take some inspiration from this photo...

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9 Plant-Filled Courtyards, Light Wells and Indoor-Outdoor Nooks (16 photos)

Leafy plants added to light wells, interior courtyards, covered balconies and other indoor-outdoor areas can transform blank walls and other bare spaces into enticing garden areas, able to be enjoyed indoors and outside. With varying light exposures and limited growing space, drainage, access for maintenance...

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How to Get Your Furniture Arrangement Right (11 photos)

Like a blank page or canvas, an empty room can be either an opportunity or a challenge. With so many ways to fill it, how do you know where to start? I’ve taken some of the basic rules of furniture arrangement and distilled them into 10 simple tips. They’ll help you work with your interior designer to...

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These New Products Aim to Make Your Kitchen Smarter (13 photos)

If you’ve ever wished that your range hood would turn on automatically in response to your cooktop, you’re in luck — a new wave of technology in the kitchen will assist with this and other cooking tasks.
The kitchen of the future was on display at the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and...

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Tech Brings More Luxury and Convenience to the Bathroom (12 photos)

With technology spreading ever further into our lives and homes, the bathroom may be the one place you’d prefer to stay disconnected. But some seriously cool products shown at the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show may change your perspective.
First of all, let’s be clear that technology already...

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Your Happy 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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Key Measurements for a Dream Bedroom (16 photos)

We spend more time in bedrooms than in any other room in the house. Even though we are sleeping most of that time, we end and begin our days there. An organized and well-considered space can improve your mood when you need to get to sleep, and get your day off to a good start when you wake.
Planning...

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What You Need to Know about Jack and Jill Bathrooms

Jack and Jill Bathrooms allow occupants from two separate bedrooms to conveniently access the same bathroom. But how do you know if this is the right type of bathroom to include in your home? Freshome asked several experts to weigh in on the pros and cons, resale value and other factors you need to consider. […]

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Buyer Beware! 4 House Hunting Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Find Your Dream Home

Looking for your dream home is tricky. Especially if you’ve never been through the home buying process before, it can be easy to make missteps or to get caught up in small details that really don’t make much difference. With that in mind, we’re here to help. We’ve pointed out four of the most common […]

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8 Ways to be the Perfect Weekend Host

Whether it’s just for the night or you’re having family come for a holiday weekend, it’s up to you to make sure your guests feel comfortable and welcome. Sure, you might have a guest who’s impossible to please, but making sure they have everything they need can help reduce some of the stress you feel. […]

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Vietnam Residence Hosts Family Home and Rice Business

Lan House, a Vietnam residence and rice business venue in Ba Ria–Vung Tau Province, is a dual-purpose home designed by H2 Architecture Studio. The unconventional dwelling accommodates working spaces and a rice storage unit on its bottom floor, while the upper level serves as a welcoming family home. They split this Vietnam residence into two […]

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High-End Workout Equipment: Technology to Transform your Home Gym

New year, new you! Right? At least, that’s usually the goal. But how many of us set resolutions, then head to the gym to use their high-end workout equipment and find it’s packed? In fact, it’s packed with all the other people who set health resolutions just like ours. Come March, sick of dealing with […]

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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 March 2019

  • 2019 Seminar Schedule at a glance
    FRIDAY, March 1 12:00 Debra Lee Baldwin – Success with Succulents Author Debra Lee Baldwin shares insights on selection, using and caring for succulents. She will have her popular books on succulents available for sale and signing both before and after her presentation 1:00 Steve Harbour – Hire the RIGHT Landscape Professional and Save Money […]
  • Seminar Speaker Biographies
  • Debra Lee Baldwin
    Success with Succulents Whether your garden occupies an acre or a patio, succulents can serve as easy-care, low water problem-solvers. As Debra introduces these textural, intriguing plants–which come in every size and color–you’ll find inspiration and ideas to express your creativity and beautifully enhance your outdoor living spaces. Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored […]
  • Steve Harbour
    Hire the RIGHT Landscape Professional and Save Money Steven Harbouris a California native with nearly forty years of professional experience as a landscape designer and horticultural expert. He is an APLD Certified Landscape Designer, and has also served as an ISA Certified Arborist and CAN California Certified Nurseryman. His designs have garnered accolades and awards, […]
  • Tony Gurnoe
    Garden Up with Low Water Hanging Plants Tony Gurnoe, Director of Horticulture at the San Diego Botanic Garden, oversees and coordinates all collection development, horticultural management, and conservation projects at the garden. Tony’s background is in sustainable horticultural crop production, ecological restorative planting, and ex-situ conservation of California natives, cycads, and threatened subtropical species. His […]