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Basement of the Week: Clever Details Update a Lounge

A classic 1960s knotty pine basement with a gargantuan wet bar caught this homeowner’s eye years ago and had stuck in his mind as his ideal basement ever since. When it came time to renovate his own basement, his growing tastes and collaboration with the designers in Princeton Design Collaborative resulted in a brand new, Read more about Basement of the Week: Clever Details Update a Lounge[…]

6 Wonderfully Easy Roses for Any Gardener

Calling roses “simple” may seem like an oxymoron, but there are several varieties which are low maintenance. Many roses are susceptible to black spot, aphids and fungal infections and require a decent amount of spraying and fussing to keep them healthy, but these roses scoff at all that nonsense. Take a look at those easy-care Read more about 6 Wonderfully Easy Roses for Any Gardener[…]

Guest Groups: Sweeten Your Home With Art Evoking Valentine's Day

I love to collect artwork, and I’m always looking for bright and beautiful paintings or prints to include in my home. I’ve been eyeing all things pink recently, and since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I thought I’d place a group of my very favorite pieces of Valentine’s Day–motivated artwork together. They may Read more about Guest Groups: Sweeten Your Home With Art Evoking Valentine's Day[…]

8 Modern Hamptons Homes Buck Convention

The Houses at Sagaponac, a community of 32 modern homes, was intended for 70 acres in the Hamptons, New York. It railed against the bloated pseudohistorical structure of much of the Hamptons, with the notion of offering compact homes on small websites for approximately $300,000. The project was launched in 2001 by developer Harry “Coco” Read more about 8 Modern Hamptons Homes Buck Convention[…]

Select the Ideal Plant Pot to Flatter Your Landscape

If it comes to container gardens, your first thought is generally about everything you’ll be planting. The boat to include your plants is frequently an afterthought. But with a little attention to the type of container that you use, you can ensure that your production is acceptable for your environment. When deciding upon the ideal Read more about Select the Ideal Plant Pot to Flatter Your Landscape[…]