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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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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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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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3 tips for holiday hosting

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Hosting and entertaining are on everyone’s minds this time of year — fitting a big family for dinner, finding holiday decorations for a small apartment, sifting through thousands of recipes. Vanessa Holden, senior vice president and creative director of furniture and accessories retailer West Elm, offered some advice for nervous hosts in a recent online chat.Read full article >>




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A Historic Home from the Old West

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

This adobe house built in 1878 in Lincoln, N.M., retains the charm of an earlier time.
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The gardener’s kitchen toolbox

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

In order to get people into the garden, we need to get them into the kitchen, too. Otherwise, what are they going to do with all that great fresh food? So this year I’m on the lookout for gifts that make cooking easier and more fun. Read full article >>




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