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Tips for finding and decorating with art

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Want to decorate a blank wall in your bedroom or living room but need some inspiration? Sandra Nunnerley, a New Zealand-born interior designer based in New York, offered some guidance on decorating with art in our latest Home Front chat. Here are some of her tips on where to start.Read full article >>




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An English Country Home in Connecticut

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

This enormous Greenwich, Conn., estate offers a taste of the English Renaissance with modern updates and comfort. The 16,000-square-foot Tudor manor is nestled in an English park landscape.
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Winter apples with flavor and history

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

As I passed through a winter farmers market, some baskets of organic apples caught my eye, not because they were cosmetically perfect or polished to a waxy brightness like red Christmas tree balls (though their flaws were few). It was because they had character, unusual names and stories behind them. Read full article >>




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A ‘Fifty Shades’ Condo

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

This apartment has sweeping views of downtown Seattle and is in a building featured in the E.L. James best-sellers
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A guide to making a succulent terrarium

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Almost every homeowner with a black thumb wants to know: What’s the trick to enjoying plants without killing them? For those who are busy, forgetful or truly hopeless in the garden, Michele Weymouth of Ashburn points to succulent terrariums. Lasting longer than cut flowers, succulents are especially welcome in winter, when everything outside is dead, dormant or covered with snow. And building a terrarium around them gives you a chance to create a living little world in your home. Yes, those glass-enclosed miniature gardens that were wildly loved by the Victorians and then populated every home in the ’60s and ’70s, have made a comeback.Read full article >>




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Heuchera is a popular perennial for shade, but which variety is best?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

When the late great plantsman Christopher Lloyd wrote a book a generation ago devoted entirely to foliage plants, he made no reference to a perennial named heuchera, or coral bells.Today, that would be an unthinkable omission; heucheras have become as ubiquitous as hostas, and for similar reasons. They are conspicuously handsome foliage plants that brighten the gloomiest garden bed.Read full article >>




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A Lutyens-Inspired Home in Houston

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

This 16,000-square-foot house sits on 3.7 acres and includes cypress beams and antique floors reclaimed from tobacco barns in North Carolina
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A Musical Farmhouse in Australia

Monday, January 19th, 2015

This eclectic home has mixed-timber interiors, a music studio, and a secret door behind a bookcase that leads to a spa overlooking more than 300 acres.
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A ‘London Townhouse’ in New York City

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

This duplex Manhattan apartment offers all the charm of a 19th-century London townhouse, with plenty of comfort and space for city life.
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Want to compost? Here is where to start.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

“It’s your turn to take out the compost.” Whether said peevishly or as a gentle reminder, it’s a remark heard even in households that are joyful about their compost bucket. Returning the remains of their meals to the soil in which they were grown, thereby adding to it fertility and good tilth, is a blessed circle. The compost pile is almost like a family member that deserves to be fed.Read full article >>




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