• 12 Popular Interior Design Patterns

    12 Popular Interior Design Patterns

    A glossary of modern and timeless looks.



    Prints and patterns are key elements in the interior design world. From textiles to wall coverings to flooring, a pattern can convey…
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  • 6 Gardening Books to Read This Winter

    6 Gardening Books to Read This Winter

    These books will give you plenty of ideas for spring.



    The creation of a good garden book takes experience, science, imagination, esthetics and organized development. Good photos and an expensive color printing…
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  • 6 Statement Tiles to Transform the Home

    6 Statement Tiles to Transform the Home

    Here are the latest trends to go from ho-hum to hot.



    Fans of the home-renovation shows on HGTV have seen the astonishing transformative power of the utilitarian tile.  This fabulous feature can work…
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  • Stylish Easy-Care Plants for the Garden

    Stylish Easy-Care Plants for the Garden

    Cute and compact, these plants will thrive in the summer.



    If you need help as your garden pumps up into rangy summer growth, you’re not alone. That’s why there’s a trend toward…
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  • Warm Up the Home with Rose Gold

    Warm Up the Home with Rose Gold

    The on trend color is easy to incorporate and adds simple elegance.



    Rose gold has a long history in the jewelry market. now, it’s breaking into the home fashion world, and just about everything…
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  • 6 Adult-Friendly Nursery Décor Trends

    6 Adult-Friendly Nursery Décor Trends

    From classic tones to rustic chic, these rooms will appeal to babies and parents alike.



    Just as weddings are far from simple affairs, at-home nurseries are no longer just a decision between pink and blue. The volume…
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  • Crafting the Perfect Garden with Rocks

    Crafting the Perfect Garden with Rocks

    These natural touches add an extra level.



    Sculptor Karin Stanley works with large stones, shaping them in ways that resonate with sun, shadow and the rest of nature before…
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  • Attracting Hummingbirds

    Attracting Hummingbirds

    Try one of these plants to attract beautiful avians this summer.



    Last summer, I was working in my garden when a ruby-throated hummingbird interrupted his rounds and hovered a few inches in front…
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  • Supermodel Perennials

    Supermodel Perennials

    This spring, add a touch of glamour to your garden with these gorgeous blooms.



    Hardy sunflowers and hibiscus, garden phlox, peonies, Japanese anemones and helenium are good bets. Non-hardy flowers such as dahlias, gladiolas and canna…
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  • Interior Design Goes Industrial Chic

    Interior Design Goes Industrial Chic

    A Chester County designer and a Kennett Square store owner share their insights on this trend.



    The latest buzzword in the interior design world is industrial—a concept that started as more of a necessity than a style. As…
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