Inside the Workshop

Geremy Coy works on a violin in his studio and home where he hand-makes wood furniture and accent pieces.

Our new series will introduce Washingtonians pursuing their craft dreams in basements and spare rooms, backyard sheds and rented studios. Meet a potter, a woodworker and a knitter.

Adrian Higgins

The unexpected elegance of the daffodil

The unexpected elegance of the daffodil

The springtime favorite is the star as the Washington Daffodil Society’s annual show approaches.

Jura Koncius

Inside the 2014 D.C. Design House

Inside the 2014 D.C. Design House

Local designers and design firms have redecorated 29 spaces in this 1929 stone Colonial home in Forest Hills.

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Start corn in your crib

Start corn in your crib

Planting the corn indoors and then transplanting ensures an early crop.

How to paint a brass fireplace surround

How to paint a brass fireplace surround

Use stove paint, which stands up to heat so well that it can be used even on the exterior of wood or gas stoves.

Society6 brings art to your walls, floor and more

Society6 brings art to your walls, floor and more

Society6’s line of area rugs is the newest addition to the Web site’s growing collection of home goods.

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Inside the Workshop: How three artisans make a living

Inside the Workshop: How three artisans make a living

Meet three local artisans who turned skill and passion into a hands-on career.

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Set your table with this dinnerware

Set your table with this dinnerware

Here are the china patterns and that speak to designers now — and will still be talking later.

Fashion plates of dinnerware

Fashion plates of dinnerware

Today’s dinnerware has so much variety: gold and platinum edging, colorful patterns, new shapes and vintage-reproduction designs.

Home and garden tours in the D.C. area

Home and garden tours in the D.C. area

Shake off winter’s chill, help raise money for a local charity and get a history lesson by taking a home or garden tour in your area.

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Essential gardening tools

Essential gardening tools

Here are some of the 50 tools author Bill Laws highlights in his book, “A History of the Garden in Fifty Tools.”

How to repair an antique barometer

How to repair an antique barometer

Some clock repair shops can do it, but be aware of shipping rules regarding mercury.

Organizing and storing winter gear

Organizing and storing winter gear

Winter’s finally gone. Here’s what to do with coats, scarves, gloves, hats and boots.

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D.C. Design House 2014: Pick your favorite space

D.C. Design House 2014: Pick your favorite space

Local designers revamped 29 spaces in this 1929 stone Colonial home. Which one’s your favorite?

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Go nuts for squirrel decor

Go nuts for squirrel decor

Beautiful and maybe a little bizarre, these home and garden accessories will give you a taste of Squirrel Week year-round.

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2014 kitchen design trends

2014 kitchen design trends

These are the features to be found in the hottest kitchens this year.

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The slaws of nature

The slaws of nature

Modern coleslaw is the salad of summer barbecues, fish fries and picnics.

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Cleaning up after a rough winter

Cleaning up after a rough winter

If you are convinced a cherished shrub is dead, don’t be: It may return with vigor from its established roots.

How to clean a stained shower curtain, and more

How to clean a stained shower curtain, and more

What to do about a stained shower curtain, and what size ceiling diffuser to get in this week’s How To.

House Calls: A bright design for a dark room

House Calls: A bright design for a dark room

An Arlington mom seeks a brighter, kid-friendly living room.

Tips on navigating Ikea for a custom-looking kitchen

Tips on navigating Ikea for a custom-looking kitchen

Yes, even the experts find the assembly of the store’s kitchens daunting.

How to survive a kitchen remodel

How to survive a kitchen remodel

A dispatch from months of planning and cooking meals on a hotplate.

What the pros use to clean a kitchen

What the pros use to clean a kitchen

The Inn at Little Washington uses household cleaners in its kitchen.