Guest Groups: Bring Handcrafts in the Everyday

I’m a firm believer in multitasking possessions, especially in regards to items that are shown in my property. Here is a range of products that bridge the gap between form and function. A number of these pieces are really artful, despite their utilitarian nature, and many others are simply lovely decorative items that are going…

Rooms Get Ahead With Red

Red is a color a lot of people love but are reluctant to use. It’s a daring, eye-catching hue which makes a room appear exciting, but a lot of red can overwhelm a room. If you want to provide red a try, consider a few of those fresh, contemporary strategies to add only a dose…

Transitional Design in Rural New Jersey

Paul and Jackie Sterchele relocated to Flemington, New Jersey, from Cincinnati, Ohio, also fell in love with the secluded location of the 1980s center-hall colonial. While the house had a great deal of work, with its dark, cramped layout and no flow from room to room, Paul and Jackie were charmed with their soon-to-be neighbor’s…

What Herbs Do Well in Shallow Soil?

Most herbs don’t require deep dirt to be productive. They can even grow well in containers on balconies, patios and sunny kitchen windowsills. Depending on type, herbs that do well in shallow dirt require no more than 3 to 12 inches of soil for rooting. Outdoors in the ground , they might stretch their roots…

Date Palm Habitat

Do not be deceived by other trees using “date palm” in their common names. The only tree that grows dates is the real date palm (Phoenix dactylifera). This palm is regarded as native to North Africa, but grows around the world in dry, warm, frost-free regions in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9…

Flowers for a Shaded Flower Box

If you enjoy container gardening but do not have a sunny spot, you can still have colorful blossoms in flower boxes by picking plants that prefer shade. Your choices include tall plants with impressive flowers, bushy specimens that fill space well, trailing plants that cascade over a planter’s border and brief, mat-forming bloomers. Mix and…

Does Ammonia Take Wax Off Vinyl Floors?

New wax makes your vinyl floor shine, but old wax accumulates dirt and makes the floor look prettier. That is why you should clean old wax frequently — and the more frequently you do it, the easier the job. Ammonia is an effective wax remover, particularly when mixed with light detergent. Wax Removing Solution Ammonia…