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  • A quick study in heartfelt international relations

    She had me at privyet. I had just delivered a talk in Romania on Jewish-Mormon relations (a niche topic, to be sure) at a church in Bucharest, and standing before me was Florina, a raven-haired beauty who greeted me in Russian after learning we had both...
  • Professional organizers declutter homes and lives

    Certified professional organizer Jodie Watson says that when she is hired to help bring order to a cluttered home, she can make one small change that will dramatically alter a family's daily life. She helps the family clear off the dining room table....
  • Mario Buatta on L.A. decorating and 50 years of interior design

    Mario Buatta on L.A. decorating and 50 years of interior design
    In the old-money-obsessed 1980s, Mario Buatta was one of the go-to designers for the rich and famous. His love of English country decorating and glossy floral fabrics earned him the title “The Prince of Chintz.” Buatta's luxurious interiors,...
  • Removable paneling can add interest to a bare-bones apartment

    Removable paneling can add interest to a bare-bones apartment
    Features such as fireplaces and wood beams not only look good in a room, they also provide a focal point for decorating. But many apartments lack these architectural elements and instead offer just plain white walls, boxy rooms and open, undefined spaces....
  • Five questions with interior designer Barbara Portnoy

    Five questions with interior designer Barbara Portnoy
    The woman behind the interiors of many of Baltimore's significant buildings celebrates this year the 15th anniversary of the founding of her business, Portnoy Levine Design Associates or PLDA. Raised in Connecticut and educated at the Pratt Institute in...
  • Storybook Mandeville Canyon cottage opens new chapter as modern mountain retreat

    Storybook Mandeville Canyon cottage opens new chapter as modern mountain retreat
    Fredda Weiss used to tell people visiting her Mandeville Canyon cottage for the first time to watch for the house "that looks like the seven dwarfs live there." Weiss' 1950s home was warm and inviting — but also a little dark and dated. So after...
  • 2014 spring garden tours scheduled for April and May

    2014 spring garden tours scheduled for April and May
    Spring is the season for garden tours, and Southern California has an abundance of them. Here is a selection of 2014 spring tours to mark on your calendar. Be sure to check organizers' websites for more information and updates because some events sell...
  • Mid-Atlantic Home and Garden show hits Virginia Beach Friday

    Mid-Atlantic Home and Garden show hits Virginia Beach Friday
    The Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show will take place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center Friday through Sunday. In addition to shopping opportunities and vendor showcases, the home and garden show will feature highlighted guests including Alison...
  • Gardening events: Birds, butterflies and more

    Birds and herbs in April Two programs this month at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden offer birding information for kids and herb garden maintenance for adults. The programs are free, but a $5 donation is suggested by the garden. For more information,...
  • Some big ideas to expand a snug place

    Some big ideas to expand a snug place
    Want to do something more creative with your tight living quarters but don't know where to start? Interior designer Heather Ashton offers some suggestions on how to deliver a big jolt of personality to a small living space. PHOTOS: At home with...
  • Dogwood leaf spots don't mean doom

    Dogwood leaf spots don't mean doom
    My dogwood had leaf spots last summer. Now my neighbors say it's dead and I should cut it down. Should I? Your neighbors may think it had Discula anthracnose, a fungal disease that slowly killed many dogwoods — particularly stressed ones —...