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No need for storage to be out of sight, boring

You might think of storage cabinets as utilitarian. But designers are forever fascinated with how a simple cupboard can be built, dressed and adorned in ways that showcase craftsmanship and inventiveness. There are sleek, low-slung consoles with jewelry-esque handles. Swanky Deco-style bar ...

Avoid these common gardening mistakes

Much of gardening is learned by trial and error — for many, mostly error. Planting a shade-lover in full sun isn’t likely to breed success, nor is letting your emotions run rampant at the nursery. But we’ve all been there, and the good news is we can learn from others’ mistakes as ...

Perk up kitchen with color: Cubbies, connectivity also add spark

As French chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud puts it, “Kitchens should be designed around what’s truly important — fun, food and life.” Kitchens now might not play the center-of-everything roles that they did during the early days of the pandemic. But even if you’re spending more ...

Sunflowers popular, native, newly meaningful

The annual sunflower (Helianthus annus) has a long history in North America, with evidence of its cultivation for food, ceremonial and medical use by Native Americans dating back to at least 1000 B.C. Sunflower seeds are said to have been brought to Europe by Spanish explorers around the late ...