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  • John Hughes home is 2015 Lake Forest Showhouse

    John Hughes home is 2015 Lake Forest Showhouse
    Nearly 30 interior and seven landscape designers are hard at work, transforming the 11,000-square-foot home of late screenwriter, director and producer John Hughes, Jr. into a jaw-dropping display of their arts for the 2015 Lake Forest Showhouse &...
  • Perfect tones: The honest appeal of Florida colors

    Perfect tones: The honest appeal of Florida colors
    There’s a longtime misconception that all walls in Florida homes ought to be white. Nothing could be further from the truth, according to Lynn Goral, an interior designer with Baer’s Furniture, a family-owned group with 15 locations...
  • Robert Kirkland, founder of the decor store chain, has died

    Robert Kirkland, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who built a national chain of home decor stores and donated $100 million to found the Discovery Park of America education center and tourist attraction in northwest Tennessee, has died at age 77....
  • Daughters move on, but parking tickets find their way home

    What's odd but not beyond belief is that, though our younger daughter moved out more than a year ago, her parking tickets and other problems still come to the house. The latest is for a street-cleaning violation near the bungalow she shares with her...
  • Descanso showcases its new low-water Center Circle Garden

    Descanso showcases its new low-water Center Circle Garden
    Descanso Gardens' new Center Circle Garden, which opened Friday in La Cañada Flintridge, proves that water-wise gardens can be high on beauty while low on water and maintenance. "We wanted to educate homeowners and make changes ourselves," said Rachel...
  • Budget-friendly home decor ideas

    I absolutely love home decorating. And while I love to update my home's decor, redecorating a home — or even a room — can be pretty pricey. Regardless of whether you are decorating your first home or updating the family estate, learning how to...
  • Home and garden: Tree stewards complete training in Master Gardener program

     Home and garden: Tree stewards complete training in Master Gardener program
    Twenty-four Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners completed the classroom portion of the Tree Steward training, according to a release from the program. Master Gardeners from Gloucester, Hampton, James City County/Williamsburg, Newport News,...
  • Home and garden briefs for March 19: Landscape seminars and lots of Saturday events

    Learn to work with underused plants Landscaper Eric Bailey will discuss how to use new and underused plants in a Thursday, April 9 presentation at the Newport News Women's Club. The program is the meeting of the Hampton Roads Horticultural Society. ,...
  • Nuccio's Nurseries known far and wide as king of the camellias

     Nuccio's Nurseries known far and wide as king of the camellias
    In the nether regions of the Altadena foothills, up an easily missed trail, it's not quite opening time at Nuccio's Nurseries. The metal gates are closed, but the parking lot is full of customers, members of a hobbyist group who were allowed to start...
  • Drought needn't mean that spring skips your garden

    Drought needn't mean that spring skips your garden
    For Southern California gardeners, March is a month of wistful promise. A little rain falls, and the possibilities for brilliant spring and summer planting — exploding colors, bountiful edibles — seem limitless. But you might want to stop...
  • Blood is thicker than traffic as family awaits in Venice

    So, I'm stuck in Saturday traffic, just trying to keep it together. One of the measures in "quality of life" surveys ought to be how much time you spend with your foot on the brake pedal versus the gas. Because right now I'm about to stomp the brake pedal...