House To Home

Get your home red carpet ready

LOS ANGELES — Design duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka, known for show-stopping red-carpet gowns, are bringing the glamour of their fashion shows to a living room near you. The designers describe their first-ever Badgley Mischka Home Collection, launching today, as “couture furniture” ...

Hanging baskets bring instant color, texture to smaller spaces

Want to add instant color and texture to your deck, balcony, entryway, or other small space around your yard? Consider hanging baskets. If they’re in the right location and are maintained regularly, container plants will bloom from early spring until the first killing frost in autumn — ...

RIGHT AT HOME: New ways to use old rugs

As part of the red-hot globalism trend, “tribal style” — exotic, eclectic and influenced by travel — has spread from fashion to home decor. There’s a caravan of interesting furniture and accessories that work in any space, from the sleek and contemporary to the simple and ...

Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade

WASHINGTON — Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding wars that have pushed up prices as the supply of available homes has dwindled to record lows. Home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from ...