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4 Creative Ways to Hang Curtains

When we picture curtains, we see them hanging long on either side of a valance. It’s functional, it’s attractive and it works with any room style. But that style is also not your only option. You can get creative in the way you hang curtains. From giving them unique spacing so light can filter in […]

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8 Non-Plant Ideas for Bringing the Outside In

We’re calling it now: 2019 will be the year of the plant. What started as a semi-hipster trend in interior design has become a full-on movement. Bringing the outside in has tons of benefits, of course, from mood boosting to cleaner air. But let’s face it: not everyone is famous for their green thumb. If […]

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The Power of Colors: Why Your Color Choices are Important

Do you have a favorite color? Have you ever wondered why you prefer a certain color and how it affects you? “One of the most amazing things about color is its close tie to emotions, making color extremely subjective,” according to Andrea Magno, a color and design expert at Benjamin Moore. “There are so many […]

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Bed Bath & Beyond Launches Its First Home Line, Bee & Willow

Weathered vintage, farmhouse chic, updated traditional. Are these descriptions music to your ears? Bed Bath & Beyond just launched its very first home line, Bee & Willow, and it's just for you.

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The 10 Most Popular Home Bar Photos in 2019 So Far (10 photos)

This Trending Now story features the most-saved home bar photos uploaded to Houzz since January 1, 2019.
A home bar or drink station is a practical solution for letting guests and family members grab a cocktail or nonalcoholic beverage without creating a traffic...

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Your Guide to Shower Floors (11 photos)

Whether you’re in the middle of a bathroom renovation or in the initial planning stages, you shouldn’t forget about your shower floor. While it may be easy to get hung up on your space’s style and color palette, it’s a detail for which function is important. Not knowing the cost, slip resistance and...

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New This Week: 3 Cheerful Laundry Rooms Loaded With Ideas (7 photos)

Sure, appliances take care of most of the workload when we do laundry, but so much happens on the periphery of those machines, and we often forget to give other areas proper design attention. Spaces for soaking, air drying, folding and storing and a general sense of well-being go a long way toward making...

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Decorating 101: The ABCs of Arranging Vignettes (17 photos)

In the world of interior design, a vignette is a small, pleasing picture formed by grouping several objects — think of it as a pocket-size table arrangement that tells a story about you and your home. A vignette is a harmonious tableau made from a variety of items, rather...

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John Lautner’s Organic Architecture in the Desert (18 photos)

Set incongruously in the Southern California desert on a street lined with modest ranch-style homes, the Lautner Compound is a cluster of four attached homes with undulating steel and concrete roofs partially set down into the earth. The dwellings are ingeniously nested together, achieving privacy and...

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9 ‘Game of Thrones’ Style Touches for the House (18 photos)

Spring might be in full bloom, but don’t be fooled — winter is coming! The 8th and final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 14, 2019. But if you want the wonders of Westeros to last long after the series ends, consider surrounding yourself with decor...

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Step Outside to the 10 Most Popular Patios of 2019 So Far (10 photos)

This Trending Now story features the most-saved patio photos uploaded to Houzz since Jan. 1, 2019.
Gorgeous built-in kitchens, clever shade solutions and smart ideas to maximize smaller spaces take the following patios to the next level. So if you’re looking to enhance your outdoor space...

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Where to Place Your Kitchen Cabinetry Hardware (15 photos)

Remodeling a kitchen can be a daunting undertaking. There are so many decisions to make that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. And just when the end of your remodel is in sight, your contractor asks one last question: “Where would you like the hardware placed on your cabinetry?”
It probably never...

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How Much It Costs to Work With a Bathroom Designer (7 photos)

If you’re planning a bathroom remodel, hiring a professional bathroom designer could be well worth the expense. These specialized professionals have creativity and technical knowledge that can make your new bathroom more beautiful, functional and safe. But how much does it cost to hire one?

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7 Stylish Ways to Bring a TV Into a Family Room (7 photos)

This Trending Now story features some of the most-saved family room photos uploaded to Houzz since Jan. 1, 2019.
Family rooms and televisions seem to go hand-in-hand in most homes, but that doesn’t mean your screen has to dominate the look of your family...

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Kids’ Room Colors and How They Can Affect Behavior (9 photos)

Color has the ability to inspire, excite, soothe, heal and even agitate. This is particularly true for children, who can be extra sensitive to color’s impact. So the importance of picking out just the right color for a young child’s room shouldn’t be underestimated.
While scientists have learned...

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5 Home Exterior Trends on the Rise in 2019 (11 photos)

This Trending Now story features the most-saved exterior photos uploaded to Houzz since Jan. 1, 2019.
The most popular exterior photos uploaded to Houzz so far in 2019 show a wide mix of architectural styles but many common threads. Inviting porches, mixed-material palettes, attractive...

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How to Find Your Kitchen Style (4 photos)

When most homeowners embark on a kitchen remodel, they spend endless hours collecting inspiring kitchen photos. But this doesn’t necessarily help a person figure out what they want, and can...

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How to Choose the Right Bathroom Sink (8 photos)

My clients are often baffled when trying to choose among the available options among bathroom sinks. The truth is that selecting one can be a bit overwhelming, but only when you’re not sure what you’re looking for. You need to consider which room you are shopping for (master bathroom, family bathroom,...

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10 Pretty Container Gardens in Pastel Hues (11 photos)

With a lovely springlike palette of rose pinks, lavender, blue, yellow and white, these containers capture the beauty and freshness of the season. Whether you’re hunting for ideas for Easter decorating or just hoping to admire some beautiful spring blooms, take a look at these 10 ideas for potted arrangements....

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Chewy’s Autoship Helps You Build a Perfect Pet Gift Box

Do pet owners who want to take a more minimal approach to their pet's stuff have to skip the fun of a pet gift box? No! Thanks to the Autoship feature from Chewy, you can shower your pet with fun items on a regular basis while also ensuring both you and your four-legged friend will like what your box contains.

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Bad Bedroom Cleaning Habits to Put to Bed

Your bedroom is your sanctuary. It’s where you go to rest and get rejuvenated. It’s where you dream, plan and — if you’re like us — do a lot of your Netflix binging. This is a restorative space. At least, that’s the idea. But after you’ve cleaned all the other parts of your house that guests will […]

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Prefabricated House in Mexico Inspired by Love for the Outdoors

The Mexican architectural firm SOA Soler Orozco Arquitectos designed the unconventional Casa Molina residence. This prefabricated house in Mexico offers a total living area of 1722 square feet (approximately 160 square meters). A contemporary prefabricated home, it includes a two-bedroom layout with two full bathrooms as well as a common terrace space. According to the architects, they manufactured the […]

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Take a Tour of the Season 3 Queer Eye Loft and Shop the Look

Season 3 of Queer Eye is out now and we're taking you on a tour of the Fab Five's fabulous Kansas City loft. You'll see plenty of the modern-industrial space in the new season.

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What’s Clogging Your Drains and How Can You Unclog Them?

Water is the most plentiful natural resource on the planet. And since it’s so abundant, you rarely think about it. That is, until you have a clogged drain and you can’t get rid of it. “Just about every plumbing fixture in your home can become clogged, from that fabulous farmhouse kitchen sink and bathroom sinks […]

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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

19 April 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 […]