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Yardsmart: How to make your own hallowed ground

When does a garden become hallowed ground? When we have created a space for spirituality or remembrance there. Traditionally called shrines, these amazing spiritual nooks in nature remind us that peace can be found in this chaotic world. You'll find shrines in the ruins of every ancient civilization, proving desire for expression is intrinsic to human nature.

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Could this new bathroom trend be the next claw-foot tub?

Looking in the mirror can be an important part of a daily routine. And while we can all agree that beauty begins from the inside out, we certainly don't mind any help we can get to look and feel our best on the regular. That's why we're always on the hunt for bathroom mirror ideas – you can consider it an investment in how you see yourself. For something you spend a healthy amount of time staring into every day (OK, sometimes unhealthy), you can afford to spend a little more time making sure you've chosen the perfect one. Confirmed: It's worth it, and you're worth it.

Home & Garden

Style at Home: Four of my favorite interior designers

I'm a sponge, soaking up the ideas and inspiration of all the talented interior designers I come across. Many of those are our customers, who share about their homes and how they have made them into havens. And there's my design staff, who constantly blows me away with their good eye and instincts. And, the designers who have achieved national prominence, transforming their own homes or others, their genius captured in books or glossy magazines. Today, I want to blog about four of those I love the most:

Home & Garden

Make smart tech choices for your new smart home

The smart evolution has begun in our homes. More and more connected items are available to let you control your property from a single device, no matter where you are. Everything from lighting to heating and even making a cup of coffee can be at your fingertips.

Home & Garden

Design Recipes: How to decorate with glass

When designers look to infuse color into a space, glass isn't typically their first choice. While glass can lend itself to multiple applications, glass is often viewed as too transparent a medium to use to add color to a space. However, if one selects the right glass pieces, glass can not only add color, but also interest and dimension to a space as well.

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Style at Home: The beauty of blue and white

Some color crushes come and go. Others develop into true love that lasts forever. That's how I feel about the color blue, especially when it's paired with white. Blue and white is a cornerstone of my personal design style, and you'll find it all over my home.

Home & Garden

Yardsmart: Don't bring back the hornworms war. This pesticide is safe for home use.

Only those old enough to remember growing tomatoes before Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) know what a nightmare we faced every year. The huge tomato hornworms inevitably show up in our summer crop to defoliate whole plants in one or two day's time. They are so voracious that virtually nothing but chemical pesticides could slow them down, but they never stopped the invasions. In those days, getting perfect tomatoes was not easy as hornworms waged a perpetual war of attrition all summer long.

Videos

How to plant a simple garden

T’s European editor Rita Konig shares her add-as-you-go strategy for building a backyard oasis.
The New York Times
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How to plant a simple garden

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Mayo Clinic: Is your refrigerator-freezer healthy?