Great Design Plant: Apache Plume

Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa) is a gorgeous, lively wild thing that’s certain to make your heart glow. A dizzy bulk of fine-textured branches, ever-blooming white flowers and gaudy plumed seed heads make this native shrub a yearlong advantage for dry landscapes and landscapes. Jocelyn H. Chilvers Botanical name: Fallugia paradoxaCommon name: Apache plumeUSDA zones: 3…

6 Collections Show True Passion

At a recent interview with Anderson Cooper, Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps revealed that he retains his eight gold awards in the Beijing Olympics in his mother’s makeup case. Having a promising Olympic run (or make this swim) ahead of him, Phelps will need more trendy — and protected — screen choices for the medals he’ll…

Eclectic Chilean Home Embraces Trees

A chandelier hangs amidst a grove of ficus trees. The trees were a part of the home’s unique design by Fernando Castillo Velasco, a renowned Chilean architect who built the home 27 decades back. The four ficus trees (and one almond tree) in the home’s interior courtyard are a part of what drew Katz to…

Industrial Floating Home in Seattle

If you’re going to downsize, you might as well do it with flair. When a Seattle couple who loved to ship to the local San Juan Islands decided to cut their principal living space in half, they chose the romantic dream of living on Lake Union in Seattle. After locating a slide they satisfied with…

5 Gold Plants to Illuminate Shady Garden Spots

If you find yourself gardening in shade, chances are you are always trying to liven up things a bit. Many anglers’ instincts would be to choose deep, dark colors, but my favorite ways to decorate dim spots are with foliage in glossy whites, shimmering silvers and especially golds. I admit, I always hated gold plants…

Southeast Gardener: Things To Do in June

June is a good month in the South; the humidity hasn’t yet arrived (for the most part), these days are long and the children are out of college, placing us in summertime. Our routine has changed — a change that is welcome indeed! Summertime also brings backyard time, fresh-food period and al fresco dining period….

8 Great Room Revamps for Mother

Mother’s Day may be a tricky vacation to purchase for — most moms want something sensible or something to pamper them. This season, unite both things by fixing up a distinctive space for Mom in her property. Having an organized space for creative projects, relaxing or reading is one of the best gifts you could…

ers into the Rescue: Users Solve Design Dilemmas

Together with the community nearing its 100,000th thread on the Discussions plank, we checked on some intriguing Design Dilemmas to view how the jobs are shaping up. See how one user found the solution into a maybe-too-turquoise midcentury outside and another turned a backyard disaster in Dallas to a mini oasis. And find how one…

So Your Is: Art Deco

What it is: Art deco style spanned the interval between World Wars I and II, peaking in the late 1920s and early ’30s. It highlighted form as much as function and focused on glamour and opulence. As the Great Depression deepened, so did art deco’s popularity — it provided a sense of escapism for a…