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6 things you might not know about Martha Stewart

Friday, December 19th, 2014

To help get everyone in the holiday spirit, staff writer Jura Koncius hosted special guest Martha Stewart for this week’s Home Front online chat.The Emmy-award-winning TV show host, lifestyle expert and author is well known for entertaining, decorating and gardening. But here are some things we learned during our chat you may not know about her.Read full article >>




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Historic Home Brings a Touch of France to Texas

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

This Austin estate sits on more than 5 acres and includes a copy of the Belvedere Pavilion at Versailles
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Move over kale, chard is the new glamour crop

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Kale might be called the new spinach, but behind the current crispy-kale-chip fetish I can see a competitor sneaking up. I’ll bet chard will be the new kale. You might know it as Swiss chard, but the Swiss have little to do with this ancient Mediterranean plant. Botanically, it’s a beet, but one bred for lush leaves and stems instead of big, sweet, bulbous roots. Sometimes, the leafy type is called silverbeet, on account of its broad, silvery-white stem and ribs.Read full article >>




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The slow rebirth of Dumbarton Oaks Park

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

I found myself on a steep hillside the other day looking down on an unnamed tributary of Rock Creek in north Georgetown. The afternoon was still, cold and December dark, but I was in the company of a few people who seemed to chase the gloom and chill away with the radiance that comes from seeing the world as a garden.Read full article >>




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House Calls: Creating separate spaces for reading and relaxation

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

THE CHALLENGEMary Bates uses one end of the long, narrow living room in her Falls Church home as a place to curl up with a book, and the other end for entertaining and watching television. She wants to unify the room and make it cozier, while keeping a clear path to the rest of the house.Read full article >>




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A Sanctuary Just North of New York City

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

This Harrison, New York home is a serene estate that features open living spaces, a teahouse and Japanese gardens.
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For the front-yard gardener, are cover crops worth the trouble?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

One day, I fantasize, I’ll be standing at the top of a hill, saying to an heir, “As far as the eye can see, all this is now yours.” In the reality of now, the only way my property encompasses all that the eye can see is if I take off my glasses, or perhaps look down and squint.Read full article >>




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How to shop for a mattress

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

There is no better time than year’s end to evaluate certain areas or items in your home, and one of the most important is your mattress. It directly affects your ability to get a good night’s sleep, which is tied to your health and wellness. If you are in need of a new mattress (see telltale signs below), here are some important things to know before you shop. Read full article >>




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A California Home With Craftsman Details

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

The Poway, Calif., craftsman-style home sits on about 8.4 acres and offers privacy as well as plenty of outdoor entertainment spaces.
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A Luxury Home in Australia

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

This home near the Gold Coast has a swimming pool, a tennis court, a barbecue and entertainment area, and views of the Pacific Ocean.
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