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A Beachfront Estate in Carmel

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Photos of a stone house looks out at the Pacific Ocean and the Pebble Beach golf course
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How to get old windows restored

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Question: I have wooden windows with metal sliders from the mid-1940s that need to be restored in a way that complies with the Department of Interior’s rules for historic preservations. My goals are to get the windows to glide smoothly on the metal sliders, to plug the holes on the interior of the frames where the security bolts were installed, to reglaze if needed, to replace the existing triple-track storm windows, and to replace the single center lock with two side locks. I found two contractors who claim to renovate windows and provide quotes, but after I showed them pictures, they stopped responding to my inquiries. Do you have any suggestions?Read full article >>




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Four design tricks that can motivate you to keep your New Year’s resolutions

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

The charm of the holidays has been chilled by late January’s grim monotony. The vacation glow (and the ache of your post-holiday hangover) have started to fade. Keeping your New Year’s resolutions can start to feel more and more difficult in the face of work, winter and the impending return of “Scandal.” Read full article >>




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Modern Design in Northern Thailand

Monday, January 26th, 2015

This contemporary home in Chiang Mai features an open-plan layout for entertaining, a pool, tropical gardens and a guesthouse.
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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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