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Channeling nature with Susan Hable’s ‘A Colorful Home’

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Throw a bunch of confetti up in the air. The candy colors you see as it falls to the floor can inspire a vibrant design scheme for bathroom tile.Using nature and unexpected objects as inspiration has always been a philosophy of Susan Hable, a color expert, textile designer and author of the new book “A Colorful Home: Create Lively Palettes for Every Room.”Read full article >>




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Florida Home Heads to Auction, Angels Included

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

This oceanfront house comes with hand-painted ceilings and six-foot tall statues of angels around the pool
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Taking a bite out of tomato blight

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Gardening in a community plot can sometimes feel like having kids in school, where they make great friends but bring home every cold and tummy bug that’s passing though. Side-by-side gardens share ills, too, but many plant maladies are caused by weather that hits even isolated ones.Tip of the weekExcessive quantities of mulch can be harmful to plants. Mulch should be applied in a layer no more than three inches thick and not allowed to touch the trunks or stems of trees and shrubs. Bark mulches contain tannins that slow their decay. Wood mulches break down more quickly. — Adrian HigginsRead full article >>




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A Bahamas ‘Dream House’ With Palm Beach Touches

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Owned by a former Victoria’s Secret Catalogue president, the 13,600-square-foot residence is up for auction
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Bring life to a dated and dark family room

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

THE CHALLENGEMargaret Harrison, left, wants to brighten and update the long, narrow family room of her Mechanicsville home. She’d like a comfortable space where she can relax but is struggling to arrange furniture around the sliding glass doors and the fireplace.Read full article >>
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9 ways to freshen up your home for less than $100

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Now that spring is here, you might be antsy to freshen up your home. But don’t fret if you don’t have the budget for an overhaul. If you want a new look, there is plenty you can do with a small amount of cash. We asked designers for some creative ways to welcome spring into the home for less than $100. Here are their tips:Read full article >>




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A New Jersey Home That Doubles as a Resort

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

This 6.5-acre property has just about everything. Outside, it features an outdoor natural pool and pool house, gardens and tennis court. In the main house, a full gym, lap pool and media room provide plenty of entertainment.
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Carbon monoxide safety tips for your home

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly, as it was in the recent deaths of an Eastern Shore man and his seven children. A generator produced carbon monoxide in their rented home as they slept.Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that is produced when fuel — wood, coal, propane, oil, gasoline — burns incompletely. Sources of carbon monoxide include home heating and cooking equipment but also portable generators, cars and fireplaces. Shawn Crisp, a public affairs and life safety officer for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, said any home or building with natural gas appliances — regardless of how old it is — should have a carbon monoxide detector, because they can often be the source of a leak.Read full article >>




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A Modern Farmhouse in Australia

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

This cattle farm in Victoria state—once used to breed and train horses—has koalas, wallabies and other critters living on its 83 acres.
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A Home on San Francisco Bay for $12.998 Million

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

This shingle-style house comes with a private dock.
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