Home and Garden

  • Decorate home with neutrals – with an edge

    There are plenty of practical reasons to decorate with neutral colors. The shades we think of as neutral – whites, beiges, tans – don’t clash with any ...
    July 24, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Garden out of control? Simplify

    Too many plants, too little time? A lot of unnecessary effort can be weeded out with some time and energy-saving shortcuts, from plant selection to be ...
    July 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Shark Week frenzy, products swim mainstream

    NEW YORK – Head over to Cody VandeZande’s condo in Chicago, and you won’t find a room without sharks.
    July 10, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Wonder Lake sustainable garden featured on walk

    Susan and Raleigh Kick are in their 70s and take ample time to smell the roses – or rather, the hostas, Susan’s favorite.
    July 6, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Backyard sheds reimagined as pubs, studios, getaways

    When Morgaine Ford-Workman and Wren Workman bought a house with a backyard shed, they saw the potential for something more than storing garden tools.
    June 26, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Masthouse for sale: Woodstock Victorian home known for hosting musicians, collecting signatures in its rafters

    A “For Sale” sign has replaced the “Masthouse” sign that once greeted performers at a house on Calhoun Street in Woodstock.
    June 6, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Portable gardens: Plant so your garden can move with you

    People on the move often spurn gardening as a hobby because they have to leave their plants behind. But new innovations and creative ideas are making ...
    May 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Fish ponds possible even on small patios

    When Ann and Glen Gage downsized from their expansive home and garden in Switzerland to a San Francisco town house, one of the things they missed most ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Tips will reduce allergies while gardening

    Allergies can put a serious crimp in gardening: A runny nose, itchy eyes, or a wheezing and persistent cough can drive allergy sufferers indoors durin ...
    May 15, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Spring pastels can fill homes with elegance

    After a long winter, the pastel colors of spring look pretty appealing right now. Cheerful pastel pinks, yellows, greens and blues can seriously brigh ...
    May 15, 2015 - 1:57 pm
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